Having recently come from a business trip to a big city, and having just stayed in a higher end chain hotel, it is difficult to be completely objective about this place.
I would use many words to describe it, but "spa" would not be one of them. It's a country motel - a decent country motel, but definitely a country motel.
The rooms are quite large, which I consider a plus. The views from our balcony are nice... if you don't look too far to the right to see the dumpsters and the cars. The room seemed very clean, but the bed was pretty uncomfortable - I could actually feel the springs digging in my back, and the "linens" on the bed look like they were bought at Wal Mart.
The continental breakfast is pretty sad - it's a waffle iron, and a fridge with milk and OJ, and that's pretty much it. Fortunately, there is a McDonalds down the road.
The closet is pretty huge - another plus... if only the leaky AC unit weren't right above it. Our room had soaking wet towels being stored on a shelf at the top of the closet - the AC unit had leaked all over them. We were assured the leaky unit had been repaired, and that the housekeeping staff had just failed to replace the towels.
The bathroom has great counter space, but the fixtures are total Motel 6 old school, and the Wal Mart tension rod they use to hold up the shower curtain came down on our heads a couple of times. Awesome.
There is a mini fridge in the room, which is kind of college dorm room nice, and they do manage to pull off a coffee maker in the bathroom, which is also nice, except that ours kind of made evil machine noises while brewing coffee.
I think the best thing about staying at Hotel Alsace is the restaurant, which has decent food, and fantastic views from their back patio area. We sat out there sipping wine with friends for hours - it was great.
I would reccomend this place to someone if you absolutely have to visit this part of the state - but mostly because I didn't see a Motel 6 nearby...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Featuring big city amenities in the country, Hotel Alsace & Spa Resort is located just minutes from downtown San Antonio. Our quiet boutique hotel offers breathtaking views overlooking the Medina River Valley & historic Castroville; our full service property includes 38 newly remodeled guest rooms, spa services including customized skin & body treatments, several meeting spaces and a restaurant featuring fine Alsatian cuisine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Alsace Castroville
- Hotel Alsace And Spa Resort