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Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza
Ranked #38 of 354 Hotels in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Love this hotel!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

This isn't luxury, but the rooms at this hotel have all been remodeled in the last year. They are lovely and modern. They are spacious with a kitchenette. The breakfast is great. It is a full breakfast with eggs, sausage or bacon, Belgian waffles, oatmeal, fruit, cereal, several kinds of muffins, bagels, toast, yogurt, etc.
The hotel is about 2 blocks from the Alamo, the Rivercenter Mall, and the Riverwalk. The valet parking is pricey--$24 a day--but itis unlimited in and out. Most other parking lots/hotels don't offer that. All of the hotel staff that we have encountered have been so friendly and helpful. They are always smiling and ready to assist. We really enjoy staying at this hotel. We have been coming to San Antonio twice a year for over 30 years and have stayed at many different downtown hotels, but I prefer to stay at this hotel over any of the others.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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3 Thank Chicaalegre
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DustySmith, General Manager at Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you so much for this kind review. Please come back and stay with us very soon.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

A great home base near the Alamo and the RIverWalk at a very reasonable price. If you are used to staying at the Ritz, fairmont, or JW this may not be for you, but if you want a clean spacious suite in a good location then sign yourself up to stay here. Staff was polite and provided great service.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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DustySmith, General Manager at Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you for the review. I (and I am biased) belive that your review is spot on! Thanks for taking the time to respond about your stay and thank you so much for staying with us! Please come back soon!
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Lovely room on the top floor: full kitchen, sitting area with pull out sofa, queen bed. Recently renovated so it's all modern, which we love. Complimentary breakfast was better than expected: eggs, sausage, potatoes, make-your-own-texas-belgian waffles, fresh fruit, muffins, bagels, toast, yogurts, oatmeal, juices and coffee/tea. Even the dining area was nice where the manager (?) was attentive to cleaning the areas and talking to the guests. Very kind and hands-on genteman.
Hotel location seemed rather dark and secluded BUT it was only 2.5 blocks from the Alamo and the rest of the buzz. Lots of attractions, eateries, restaurants. The Riverwalk was the highlight for us...plenty of entrances for this sublevel wonder. Riverwalk is quite extensive and is restaurant heaven! Beautiful sight in December with all the xmas lights strung on the trees. We saw the New Year's fireworks at HemisPark (less than a 15 min walk) from the hotel.
Downside of hotel was pricey parking (self or valet is same price $25 per nite + tax)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank NY2TX
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DustySmith, General Manager at Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for sharing this review of the Residence Inn Alamo Plaza on Trip Advisor. Also, thank you for staying with us at the hotel. You did stay with us during an exciting time for the city. Please come back and do it again next year!
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Minot, North Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2013

We were in town for one night only but could have easily stayed in this great hotel quite comfortably for a week. Location is convenient to the many wonderful sights of historic downtown San Antonio, and practically in the backyard of the Alamo. Breakfast had many offerings are available most all morning. Nice friendly staff as well!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Questovia
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DustySmith, General Manager at Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete this review as well as thank you for staying with us at the Residence Inn Alamo Plaza. Please visit us again on future stays to the Alamo City.
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Was expecting the normal hotel room, but no, it was a full apartment, two double beds, sofa bed, bathroom, writing desk and kitchen. Well presented and clean. Hotel staff were very helpful. Car valet worked perfectly. Although a little expensive. Breakfast was very unexpected with eggs, sausage, fresh fruits, cereals, muffins,everything you could want. There was also a complimentary meal and get together in the evening. Wow. Great stay, if we return to San Antonio this is where we will stay

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank DebJ123
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DustySmith, General Manager at Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind review and we hope to host you on a future trip to San Antonio.
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Georgetown, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Mu husband and I were invited to a San Antonio Spurs basketball game and we stayed at this hotel. The room was big and the kitchen had everything you would need..The staff were very friendly and the complimentary breakfast the next morning was pretty good. We will stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank dtruitt
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DustySmith, General Manager at Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for the kind review of your stay in January. We certainly appreciate you staying with us and for taking the time to draft this review. Please come back and see us agan and Go Spurs Go!
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Lago Vista, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Short walk to Alamodome or Riverwalk. Loved the housekeeping staff, very helpful. Most Marriott's do not offer breakfast of any sort with your stay, this place even had some hot options and great fresh blueberries. Rooms were nice but with a double bed (not most comfortable, but not terrible) in one area, and typically uncomfortable pull out in the other the rooms are not designed for family stay unless you upgrade to the more expensive two bedroom unit. La Quinta (where we stayed on our last trip to San Antonio) right around the corner from this hotel is at least $20 a night cheaper with more comfortable beds, a two bed option without almost doubling your price, breakfast not quite as nice but for the price difference......

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank lakechiro
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DustySmith, General Manager at Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I will review the bed condition in the room that you stayed in as well as all other rooms. Our hotel was renovated and all mattresses and box springs were replaced in early 2012. All bed types in the hotel are queen bedded. Our rates do change with seasonality and sometimes are higher for demand weekends. Please shop Marriott.com for best rates. Thanks again for the review and for staying with us at the Residence inn Alamo Plaza.
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Property: Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza
Address: 425 Bonham, San Antonio, TX 78205-2011
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in San Antonio
#21 Business Hotel in San Antonio
#35 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza 3*
Number of rooms: 220
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