We usually stay at Hampton Inn while on vacation, but when the hotel gets too expensive, we go hunting for another place to stay. So this was the case for our latest trip to San Antonio. TownePlace was about $30 cheaper per night. This location, like Hampton is within walking distance to everything Riverwalk. Surprisingly it was much better than Hampton in every way. Everything looked more modern. The free breakfast was similar, but the breakfast room was much better looking. The hotel room we booked was clean and had a variety of amenities some of which we don't get at Hampton. Besides the usual, our room had an electric stove, microwave, refrigerator with freezer, dishwasher, kitchen sink & faucet, strainer, pot, dishes, forks/spoons/knives, cups, dishwashing detergent, scrubber, desk with chair, and a glass shower door rather than a curtain. We were amazed to say the least. The only problem we had was that the shower door didn't close all the way for whatever reason. The hotel staff was excellent and helpful. As for parking, unlike Hampton, this hotel did not have it's own parking lot. However, we decided not to use the hotel's valet service since it costs more than parking the car ourselves at the multilevel city garage 2 blocks away ($19 for 2 days with 1 overnight). Plus with valet parking we don't know where they parked our car in case we needed to take something out of the it later and all that tipping for a stranger to drive our car doesn't make much sense. After this experience, we will definitely look into TownePlace before looking at Hampton for each hotel stay. We will definitely go back.
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- $29.00 Valet Parking Charge ... more less
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- Towneplace Suites San Antonio Downtown Hotel San Antonio