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“Pretty Basic - Good Central Location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of TownePlace Suites San Antonio Downtown

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TownePlace Suites San Antonio Downtown
Ranked #101 of 357 Hotels in San Antonio
Kelowna
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“Pretty Basic - Good Central Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We were planning to stay just one night so that we wouldn't have to drive all the way back to Austin after visiting the Alamo with our kids and other relatives. It turns out we stayed for two nights because San Antonio offers so much to see and do.

The rooms were pretty basic, but clean, comfortable and modern. Staff were excellent and really well informed about local things to do and see and willing to share their knowledge in that regard.

The breakfast buffet was your standard hotel chain fare. Of course if you have small kids like ours, this is a good thing. They will always eat yogurt, toast with peanut butter, etc. Personally, if I were travelling alone or as a couple, I would've liked to see more Tex-Mex themed food; refried beans etc.

Nice middle America accommodations.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Thin walls. Awake most of the night when police raided the hotel room a Ross the hall. Pretty good breakfast but check the milk expiration dates.
Great location for downtown but will probably switch to another Marriott property next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

No real complaints. Everything was clean and the service was excellent. Unfortunately, the walls are paper thin. We could hear EVERYTHING going on in the rooms above and below us, as well as the noise from the street. Ended up sleeping with the TV on to drown it all out.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I had never heard of this new property in downtown. I booked online for a fantastic rate for 6 nights. They even extended the great rate for New Years Eve!! The entire staff was very kind. The valet service was top notch. Everyone smiled!!! The location is perfect for walking to all downtown tourist sites. 5 min. walk to The Alamo. The rooms are awesome too. All Suites and comfortable bedding with daily housekeeping service!! The complimentary breakfast was good also! I do not think there would be any reason for us to stay anywhere else when we visit SA.

Room Tip: 6th floor with a view of Tower of Americas was really really nice!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We got a corner room, on the fifth floor and the room is not that large. The main annoying things are the lack of bathtub, not easy when you travel with a child, and the window set up. The windows starts 5 feet above the floor so it give a strange feeling. The breakfeast is not very good, with poor choice and like always those tasteless hard shell wafels (does anybody enjoy those?). The cheesy part is that they charge $25 for parking when a block away you can park for $9 a day (city parking with a green park logo on east houston street). Also the carpet smells in the corridor, in the room, it smells old fart everywhere. The location is good as you are or two away from the river walk. The manager reception is also cheap, you have the choice between duff or duff light, and cheap guacamole and salsa.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The staff is always friendly and very helpful. Breakfast Buffet is awesome. MY room is very clean and modern. Housekeeping does a great job keeping everything moving. Great hotel close to all the downtown attractions!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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New Jerzy, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

I stayed at this venue from Mon to Fri for a business trip. It was a great place to be right in the heart of downtown. Overall the experience was great and will come back here if the opportunity arises again.

Location: Few blocks away from thr Riverwalk, the Mall and the alamo. I walked every evening to venture out and explore downtown. No need for a car to go around as there are plenty of restaurants, walgreen, coffee joints, etc.

Lobby: It's a tad bit smaller but this is due to being downtown. The valet folks are on the right as you enter and the reception is on the far right. Lounge area far left as you walk in along with the elevators on the left.

Rooms: I was surely impressed with the high end of the rooms. I had 2 queens beds, with nice decor all around. The kitchen and room looked niche and classy. The bathrooms are decent size as well. I had the room facing the swimming pool in the lobby. So expect screams/noise til 10pm each night if folks are down there. Voice travels up the tunnels and along the rooms.

Breakfast: This was truly a disappointment. There's Coffee stand nearby in the 'C' lower level. There's just eggs, potatoes, and bacon most of the mornings. Yogurt, juice, muffin, bread also exist. There might be a fruit laying around too. I def would have liked more hot breakfast items. For Vegans, eggs are sometime made with meat and the spoon for the potatoes are the same that touches the bacon. Please have different spatulas for each food item.

Parking: The hotel charges $24 for overnight parking. There's plenty of garages in the area that charges 10 to 15 per night. Street Parking and Metered Parking is available. You pay from 8am to 6pm. After 6pm is free, so I didn't pay anything to park my rental car on the street. A Hint for ALL TRAVELERS! If you need to stop for a quick 10 mins park at the valet and leave your keys to drop your stuff in the room.

Overall this is a great place to stay and convenient!

Room Tip: Park on the Street for Free. Stay away from the Ice Maker!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Property: TownePlace Suites San Antonio Downtown
Address: 409 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2615
Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio > East Side
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 ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#56 Business Hotel in San Antonio
#62 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
#74 Family Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — TownePlace Suites San Antonio Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 117
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