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“Don't stay here if you don't have kids with you” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

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Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
Ranked #5 of 353 Hotels in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, TX
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Don't stay here if you don't have kids with you”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2005

After reading the raving reviews about this place, my husband and I decided to stay here for 2 nights over the 4th of July weekend.
The room was very clean and the location was excellent, but if you want a nice, adult relaxing weekend, this is not the place to stay.

We tried the cocktail hour the first night we were there. You had to wait in a long line to end up with mediocre wine served in a plastic cup. Although there was a nice seating area, most of the tables were full, and those that had been vacated were piled with empty cups and dishes. The tables were also dirty and there was absolutely no ambience. Lots of kids running around getting sodas from the fountain dispensers, etc. We decided not to do the cocktail thing again and left before we even finished half of our drinks.

The next morning, we thought we would try the free breakfast. Same story. Long lines and no place to sit. We left and went somewhere else where we could sit down and be served.

The pool and jacuzzi on the roof are open until 10:00 PM. After a very hot day, we thought it would be nice to go up there and cool off and relax before the pool closed (about 9:30). No such luck. The place was jammed with kids running, yelling, splashing and doing cannonball dives. The jacuzzi was full of kids, too. We never had a chance to get in the pool or the jacuzzi and it was definitely not peaceful. We travel quite a bit and have stayed in many hotels with pools. I have never seen a pool so packed with kids this late in the evening. None of the parents were interested in getting the kids to quiet down. I think they were all trying to wear them out before bedtime.

Maybe it was overly crowded because it was the 4th of July weekend. I'd say if you are on a budget and have a family traveling with you, this is a good place to go. If you are an adult couple with no kids and want a peaceful weekend on the Riverwalk, spend the extra money and go to another hotel.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2005

My husband and i came for a night.......the outside at first made me think of "old". When we stepped inside though....wow......newly renovated. The dining area was great........free beverages and snacks. Free breakfast.....just really nice.......over looking the river. You can catch a trolley and/or bus just outside the hotel. Our room was wonderful....the bed was the most comfortable i have experience in a hotel. The room was very clean and modernized. We had free internet access. We had one hour of free local phone calling which we didn't use. The A/C worked well beyond perfection.......it was 100 degrees outside. I will definitely stay here next time and it's so convenient to the riverwalk! Enjoy!

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2005

We reserved two two-room suites across the hall from each other for a Friday - Sunday "girls weekend" for 12. The rooms were fabulous and very spacious - the balcony in each room was wonderful as well. I had requested that balloons be placed in each of the suites in our theme colors - I was delighted to see 12 balloons in each room of hot pink, black, and silver ! The suites offered a long countertop equiped with extensive cabinetry, a microwave and mini-frig. We were lucky to have incredible weather the entire weekend and spent all of Saturday lounging at the spacious and beautifully designed pool area on the roof. Many girls in our party were excited to see the great breakfast offered daily. The hotel was very close to everything - Dicks Last Resort as well as Howl at the Moon among other restaurants and night clubs. The hotel, in my opinion is a great value for the nightly charge and exceeded ALL expectations. One recommendation however, would not be to order to-go food from the Texas Land and Cattle on sight...we were dissapointed in the quality...

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

Property: Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
Address: 201 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2332
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
#15 Family Hotel in San Antonio
#51 Business Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk features comfortable rooms, a rooftop pool and plenty of meeting space for business events. It is located on the San Antonio River with countless restaurants and shops within scenic walking distance. This historically renovated hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure travel. ... more   less 
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