This Holiday Inn Express is purely middle class fantastic! We stayed for 7 days. Our room was large and clean with bars on the window (from old jail days) and overlooked an old livery that is now law offices. It had a foyer area with a chair and a coffee/tea bar area that had a sink, dishwashing soap, paper towels and a basket with disposable plates, plastic cutlery and microwavable containers and opened into a large bedroom with a comfy bed that had both firm and soft pillows!.The bathroom was large and clean, as well, and stocked with toiletries. There are mirrors on the closet door, in the bathroom and when you enter the room.
The breakfast can only be described as a well stocked home kitchen complete with grandma cooking up eggs, sausage, biscuits, bacon in whatever way she chooses that day. There is also a cool pancake machine in the corner.
As if that weren't enough, the location is superb. You can take a right when exiting and right on Houston and walk to the Alamo (about 5 blocks) or go left to Commerce and left to be immediately by the Spanish Governor's mansion and one block further to the main plaza with the San Fernando Cathedral. The staff will arrange tours, although we walked everywhere and I will say that the town is totally walkable if physically fit. The hotel has super easy access to buses and trolleys.
There is a business center to print boarding passes and go online, that is also where they keep brochures on different attractions.
I want to talk about the pool. Yes, it is small but with the temps in the 60's and low 70's we used the spa twice after long site seeing days. The whole pool was heated and spa-like. We turned the jets on and it was so nice. When it's hot out, they do not heat it, we asked. The towels are stacked outside in a cupboard-like deal and you can leave your used pool towels out there as well.
So, why did I describe this as middle class fantastic? Because, we work hard, and were only looking for clean, reasonably priced, and in a decent location. Never did we expect to get all the little extras along with a wonderful, helpful staff. It was fantastic!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Antonio Hotel Near a Variety of Attractions The historic atmosphere, excellent accommodations and friendly staff make the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in San Antonio, Texas near the Alamo, River Walk area, and Trolley perfect for both business and leisure travelers.Our hotel in San Antonio, TX is conveniently located within walking distance from the Alamo and the world-famous San Antonio River Walk. Visitors may enjoy shopping at La Villita Historic Arts Village, Rivercenter Mall and Market Square, the largest Mexican marketplace outside Mexico. Ride the local trolley to the many attractions within a mile of our hotel, such as the Tower of the America and IMAX theater.Business travelers benefit from the great location of this historic hotel in San Antonio, TX. We are situated near Valera Energy Corporation, Coca Cola and Pepsi bottling companies, Boeing and Fort Sam Houston. Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center and the Alamodome are a mile from our San Antonio, Texas hotel, which features free high-speed Internet access and a 24-hour business center.From the complimentary hot breakfast bar to the flow-regulated Kohler showerheads, our accommodations go beyond cheap hotels in San Antonio. Relax in the pool and whirlpool, work out in the fitness center and rest comfortably every night in a triple-sheeted bed with four pillows. You'll receive excellent service and amenities while lodging in our San Antonio, Texas hotel. ... more less
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