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Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area
Ranked #126 of 356 Hotels in San Antonio
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

A very unique hotel, being an old prison. Very centrally located, parking across the street, short walk to downtown, river walk, market and the Alamo. Good size rooms, breakfast included, friendly staff. Fairly quiet location and value for money. Will stay there again on my next visit.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Felipe G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our little Historic Holiday Inn Express in San Antonio TX! It is always great to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and that they are wonderful enough to let everyone know about it. Too many times do we hear the negative, however it is notes like yours that help make our staff's day! Thank you again and we hope to see you back really soon!
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Mobile, Alabama
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

We were greeted by the most pleasant person I have ever met for that late at night...Monique! She helped us get checked in swiftly and efficiently. The rooms were great,the beds were very comfortable. Our stay was very pleasant,the staff was very helpful. I will stay again.

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Felipe G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for acknowledging Monique during your most recent stay with us while you were at the Historic Holiday Inn Express in San Antonio TX. It is always great to hear such positive feedback and yours is greatly appreciated, thank you again and see you soon!
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Anniston, Alabama
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

All of the staff was helpful, friendly and made a point to make us feel welcome. Especially Monique. She is an asset!!! She was professional, efficient, and has an amazing personality. The beds and pillows were wonderful. Everything was clean and attractive. Nif the other Holiday inn expresses are anything like this one, I will definitely make them my hotel of choice and recommend them to anyone in need of a hotel room. Oops, I almost forgot the breakfast, it definitely was NOT continental.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Felipe G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Dear Edith,

Thank you for your kind words! I will definitely let Monique know of the great job she is doing and we all hope to see you again very soon! Thank you again and may your future travels be just as fun and awarding!
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
Reviewed May 22, 2014

We recently stayed at the property. Upon arrival I discovered We were supposed to have stayed the night before. Jennifer and Felipe immediately corrected the problem and were just terrific. We met many staff who worked there and made us feel special. We have stayed at many hotels and never met staff so friendly. The fact that the property was a jail made it more special. The location was great and close to the river walk. Again Jennifer and Felipe were terrific.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Felipe G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Dear Joel & Sharon,

Thank you for your kind words! It is positive feedback like yours that helps our property be the best that we can be! Both Jennifer and I hope to see you again very soon!!!!!
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

My wife and I plus her aunt and uncle just spent two days at the Holliday Inn Express North Riverwalk in San Antonio. Upon entering the hotel we were immediately greeted by Monique. Monique checked us in and offered to assist us with our luggage. Monique educated us on the route to Riverwalk. After getting settled in our rooms, we returned to the front desk and shared with Monique that we were off to Riverwalk. She provided directions then offered us bottled water for use during our walk. Monique also advised us that, although the walk was only six blocks from the hotel, we might want to take the trolley. Throughout our stay Monique directed us to restaurants and other places of interest. The bottom line, the rooms were excellent, pricing reasonable, the staff, including Monique, Monica, and Jennifer were true professionals. We will definitely book rooms there again. PS: We are travel agents and will be recommending this hotel to our clients.

Room Tip: Everything is new so it all works well. Rooms are well insulated so there's little to no noise.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Felipe G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Dear Jim,

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review of our Historic Holiday Inn Express here in San Antonio TX! I am so happy to hear that my staff was able to accommodate yourself as well as your family's needs! We hope to see you again soon!
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Jason was truly awesome in helping me with my room and getting checked in i was in a emegency sitituation and he really came through for me. I thank him oh so much. it really was a blessing he was there that nite.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Thank duane c
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Felipe G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for your recent review and stay with us at the Historic Holiday inn Express in San Antonio TX. We appreciate your feedback and I will be sure to let Jason know of the great job he is doing. Thank you again!
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Lutz, Florida
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

We recently stayed 3 nights in San Antonio. We wanted something on the Riverwalk, but the hotel prices and parking fees were ridiculous. We found this place a few blocks from Riverwalk with comparatively cheap parking ($10 a day ) and decided to risk it. Although we did not expect much, we were pleasantly surprised with how this hotel overcomes it limitations. The location is really not that bad. It is an old jail ( and an historic site), so it looks a little odd, but it is modern otherwise. They don't seem to have quite enough space in general, but its not bad.

One block away is the historic Spanish Governors mansion. Two blocks away is the huge Mexican city market, with crafts galore. The area seemed pretty safe to me, with the possible exception of a walk home from the city market area after dark, but that's an issue in any downtown.

It's several blocks to the main part of the Riverwalk, but there is a trolley stop across the street from the hotel. For $4 dollars you can buy a 24 hour trolley pass, and go just about anywhere downtown (including the Alamo), in minutes. The trolleys run continuously, the wait time is minimal.

The free breakfast buffet is impressive, and varies a little daily. Bacon, sausage, and omelets are not the usual free buffet fare, but that's what you may get. Breakfast seating is a little cramped. The staff is great, especially Jennifer at the front desk, who was about as helpful as anyone I've ever encountered at a hotel desk.

Parking, although cheap, is an issue. They have a small lot across the street, but there are barely enough parking spots. Park you car, leave it, and ride the trolley or you may have difficulty later in finding a decent place to park. The steep front entrance steps may be a challenge for some, but there is a ramped side entrance.

Overall, a great deal, despite the limitations. Its a decent hotel in historic San Antonio, and for a little more than $100 a night ( including parking and breakfast), it was well worth it.

Room Tip: Park your car, ride the trolley. Get to breakfast early.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Felipe G, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for your recent review of the Historic Holiday Inn Express here in San Antonio TX. As a Senior Contributor it is great to read your feedback and we hope to see you again soon should your travels ever bring you back to San Antonio!
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Property: Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area
Address: 120 Camaron St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2404
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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 ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #126 of 356 Hotels in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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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