I had originally planned to stay at another Drury Hotel in San Antonio until I read the reivews for the Plaza North on tripadvisor. I found it hard to believe that a hotel could be as great as everyone said. Look guys, it's all true! This place is awesome! When you walk in the door, it's classy and clean. Every employee you meet anywhere in the hotel during your stay says hello and are very friendly. They have a great breakfast buffet every single day. And, the kickback in the afternoon is equally as good. Is it fine dining? No, it is not, but it is good quality food that will keep you from going to the restaurant every day, and they give each adult three adult drinks each day. We took our family of three young kids 13 and under and stayed a full week at this hotel ( we liked it so much, we stayed an extra night!). We only ate a light lunch each day and made it to the hotel for breakfast and dinner. And, yes, it's true that the manager Mike Bazar is wandering around each morning at breakfast cleaning tables and greeting everyone that he possibly can. He was gone to a meeting one day, and the assistant manager took up the slack for him! We were there one morning and they were out of eggs when we got there for breakfast. When they got some ready, he brought a whole plate over to our table....he was paying close attention and making sure everyone was happy! And, I saw him multiple times walking the hallways of the rooms and picking up after the mindless idiots that leave thier messes laying around. They also have a bar that is open after the kickback and you can purchase a six pack, get a beer on tap, or a good mixed drink. Jorge was a great bartender and had a really great personality. And I didn't mention that they have popcorn and the soda fountain open from 3pm to 10pm every day! The place was kept immaculate and it always smelled and looked clean during our entire stay. They have three elevators that are lightning fast and gated, indoor parking that made us feel totally secure. Check-in was fast and the desk help were always nice and helpful. If you need towels, pillows, blankets, or anything else....just call the desk and they will quickly bring it right up to your door! We especially liked the soap dispenser in the shower instead of the small bottles of shampoo and the small soap bar that you normally get. The only real drawback is that the pool is outdoors. Now, it is up on the 5th floor and has a nice view of the city, two hot tubs, pool, and spacious lounge area. It was always kept as nice and clean as the hotel, and of course, there were plenty of roudy kids out there just like all other places, and plenty of mindless parents letting them run amuck! Our room was a double room with two queens in one and a sliding door seperating another room with foldout couch, chair etc. Two TV's which was very conveinent, a small bar area with micro,fridge, and an extra sink and mirror which was conveinent when everyone was trying to get dressed and ready. The beds were very comfortable and good and plentiful pillows on the beds. The A/C system is central and quiet, not like most places with the old unit in the window churning all night while one person freezes by the window! The hotel is on the north end of the loop, but it's only 15-20 mins from downtown, 10 mins from Six Flags, and 20 mins from Sea World. We got a discounted six flags rate, so, it was about $50 a night cheaper than staying right next to all the attractions. It's also not that far from San Marcos and New Braunfels if you were planning to try to to do a bit of everything. There is plenty of shopping, theaters, restaurants, Wal-Mart, HEB, mini golf, ice skating....all within 5 mins of the hotel. We will never stay at another hotel in San Antonio. This is home away from home for us! If I had to rate it 1-5.....I'd give them a perfect 10. You other hotel managers beware.....Mike Bazar is setting the standard at this property!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio North Stone Oak in north central San Antonio is a relaxing getaway close to the San Antonio International Airport and The Shops at La Cantera. The rooftop pool and hot tub overlooks the city skyline. The energy-efficient hotel offers free hot breakfast every morning and free hot food and cold beverages every evening at the 5:30 Kickback(R). ... more less
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