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Wyndham Riverside Suites
Ranked #181 of 358 Hotels in San Antonio
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Crofton, MD
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13 reviews
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“Conveniently Located - No Car Required”
Reviewed March 8, 2011

Get away weekend to the 175th Anniversary of The Alamo. Wyndham Riverside Suites is conveniently located on The Riverwalk, near The Alamo and near lots of restaurants. The building has historic value and as such, must conform to strict building codes in the historic district. The entrance on the alley near the trash dumpsters does make a negative impression and I had to hold my breath entering the street level door. That negative impression was quickly erased by the warm and enthusiastic welcome we received from Wyndham staffer "Sandy". Very friendly and informative. Most outstanding and knowledgeable was David the Concierge. David was extremely helpful and friendly; probably one of the best employees of Wyndham we have met throughout our travels staying at Wyndham properties across the country in 11 years. Our one-bedroom unit's design was clever, the designer made the best of awkward space, and again, they had to work with historic district design constraints. Conveniently located at The Riverwalk, a plethora of restaurants were just steps away. San Antonio is one of the friendliest cities we have visited and the employees at Wyndham's Riverside Suites represented San Antonio well. Bravo!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, Ont
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Reviewed February 21, 2011

Excellent location, we were given a unit with lots of space and an excellent view of the Riverwalk outside our window. The “stone” floors were unusual but added character to the unit. Close to the Alamo and most other major sites. Small entrance and lobby, but we had no problems locating it. Parking is less than 100 yards down the street and only $12.00 a day through Wyndham. We got a 1 bedroom, corner suite – lots of room for two. No cooker in this unit, just a two burner stove and microwave.
Excellent, fast wi-fi and in-room safe. Very helpful and pleasant staff.

I recommend using your car to visit the four missions – good parking at the missions.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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Reviewed January 25, 2011

This is great place for a single or a couple who want more room than just a hotel room. We looked directly down on the Riverwalk right where all the action is (there are a lot of quiet Riverwalk locations but this hotel is in the middle of the restaurants and nightlife (so there is some noise)). The docor is updated 'historic'. I'm guessing this was once a warehouse and I don't think there are any 90 degree angles. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and nicely updated with odd corners and cubby holes in every room. The beds were super comfortable and the bathrooms had a shower over a large jet tub. The kitchen does not have an oven but has a 2-burner stove and a dishwasher (plus pots, dishes, fridge, etc.) if you choose to cook in (but there are many restaurants very close by). Some units have whirlpool tubs on a small patio but those units also have steps (lots of steps).

My one criticism is the size of the kitchen/living room - it was small ... fine for one or two., but if there are three or four (or more-heaven forbid) you better be very good friends because you'll be sitting on each other's lap. I loved it, my husband was slightly less enamoured - he wanted more room in the kitchen/living room because we had an additional adult traveling with us.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed January 18, 2011

Very nice hotel with an awesome location. Not sure why they call this a "resort" since there are no hotel ammenities. The parking wasn't a big deal. No, it's not on the property, but it was only a few steps away. The room was small, but perfect if you're just looking for a place to sleep while you enjoy beautiful downtown San Antonio. You can't beat the location; right on the Riverwalk just above Landry's Seafood with other popular restaurants like Joe's Crab Shack, the County Line, and Hard Rock Cafe a stone's throw away. It is less than a 5 minute walk to the Alamo and all of the tourist attractions in the area. The Buckhorn Saloon/Museum/Restaurant is just on the corner with the Children's Museum around the corner. Walgreen's is conveniently located for some light grocery shopping perfect for easy breakfast essentials. Even though it's on the Riverwalk, the noise wasn't loud enough to interfere with you sleep even with the nightclub next door. My only concern would be for handicapped travelers since the hallways are pretty tight as well as the rooms which are chocked full of furniture. There is also only one elevator which gets busy during peak times. If you're a handicapped traveler, you should inquire about the handicapped accessibility of a room. I was also surprised that housekeeping didn't come daily to make up the room or the beds - oh well, not a huge deal and being located this close to everything sure makes it worth it! Highly recommended!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Plano, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
363 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2010

Historic 1928 structure many rooms with balcony view overlooking Riverwalk near Landrys. Our room with sitting area and compact kitchenette was on 7th penthouse level with a spiral narrow staircase to 8th floor bedroom with queen bed. If you are not able to climb stairs reguest single floor room. Christmas season wonderful view lights and music from river boats. Staff friendly and great especially David the conceriege. Unload your car in hard to see at night entrance, park in city garage for $9 a night, take only cash or check. Wyndham provides daytime shuttle to major places. Wyndham La Cascada more modern and roomy close by, we prefer Riverside for it's "character."

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2010

Yes, the hotel is on the River Walk which would be ideal except:

1. no parking
2. air conditioning or shall I say no air conditioning. This place has what they call chillers so it does not get cool at all in the units.
3. terrible musty smell.
4. washer/dryer. They have the LG ones that are supposed to save money. You know... the ones they have in Europe. One load is supposed to take 4 hours since it washes and dries. However, it took 7 hours before it stopped and the clothes were still wet. According to their maintenance people, that is normal. After you take your "damp" clothes out of the dryer you have to hang them up to dry. Does wonders for the musty smell.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
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Reviewed August 16, 2010

The problems are numerous with this hotel so let me begin from the outside and work my way to the inside. The hotel entrance is located on an alley and is not anywhere you would want your young kids to be. There is not even a driveway to pull through to drop off your luggage. Their is a dumpster right outside the door. Another big problem is it is located next to a club that pounds music all night long on the weekend. You have to walk over a block to park. All the hotels around it have their own lots. If I were a single woman I would never never stay here as it did not feel safe to walk from that parking garage after dark.

Now for the inside... It has cement floors that are filthy! My kids feet and socks were black by the end of the stay. It was disgusting! The building is very old and is really showing it's age. The bedrooms do not have windows and the bathrooms are very small. The caulking around the tub has mold. Really gross! The floor of the bathroom has large indentations that could cause an older person to fall. There are rust stains all over the floor. The fixtures are dusty.

To get even worse the air conditioning went out the night we got there. They did get it fixed after midnight, but it got to 83 degrees in our room. Very uncomfortable. Our room never got below 75. The workman came and tried to fix it. When he pulled off the panel it was filled with water and the filter was filthy. This place has really been neglected.

There are only 2 positives about this place which is the riverwalk location, but most of all the staff. The staff are really lovely people that are trying to do their best. I can say they tried to be attentive as best they could. They are renovating right now and so this may help, but I would avoid staying here for a good long while. The air conditioning situation may not change even though the place will be renovated.

There is no pool, fitness center or restaurant. However, there are a number of restaurants close by.

I really rely on Tripadvisor to help me determine where to stay. Please avoid this place or you will be very disappointed. There are so many other places to stay in San Antonio that there is no need to stay here.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Wyndham Riverside Suites
Address: 218 College St, San Antonio, TX 78205-1813
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #181 of 358 Hotels in San Antonio
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wyndham Riverside Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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