I've been a little lazy writing this, but thought I should tell you all what a great value the Best Western Sunset Suites is! We (2 adults, 2 teens) stayed over Christmas/New Years, but started out our visit at a much more expensive hotel on the riverwalk. I had really wanted to spend some time directly on the walk and so we were 5 days at Hotel Contessa (v. nice - read my review). However the prices of all the riverwalk hotels REALLY spike over New Year's Eve so we planned on splitting the trip between 2 hotels.
Fodor's book on San Antonio recommends the Sunset Suites as having rooms 'as nice as any you'll find on the Riverwalk at great prices' and they were not wrong! And you can get a 'complete' hot breakfast buffet for $3/person.
The room planned for us was not quite ready when we arrived so the desk clerk upgraded us to a corner room (probably wider by 8 feet) that was beautiful/clean (fold down ironing board). It was a traditional setup- 2 queens with sitting area/TV but very spacious.
The entire hotel gives the impression of spotless cleanliness, especially the shine of the hardwood floors in the lobby. And it's kind of quaint- doesn't feel like a 'chain' hotel.
We did take advantage of the breakfast (all you can eat) with the whole works: eggs/bacon/sausage/pancakes etc - a great value.
ALL staff were exceptionally friendly/helpful, from the desk to breakfast
The location was only up to 10 minutes away from the riverwalk (how fast do you walk?) but I didn't feel comfortable to let teens (2 girls) go alone as ;you do have to pass under a highway underpass, although well lit at night. (On the Riverwalk we didn't mind them getting a little ahead of us.) So that could make a difference for you....for us it was perfect to spend some time at the RW and from the Best Western we could also drive to some of the suburban malls to shop with no valet fees and FREE parking.
Oh, it is close to the train station and there are whistles but they supply ear plugs in the room...it didn't bother us.
Finally, there is free internet in a little office in the lobby.
Depending on your needs/budget etc. I don't think you'd go wrong here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay at the Best Western Sunset Suites Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. An all-suites boutique hotel offering comfortable, convenient downtown accommodations, free Internet access, on-site parking ($12.95+tax per day), vacation packages and easy access to San Antonio's best attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Sunset Suites - Riverwalk Hotel San Antonio
- Best Western Riverwalk
- Best Western San Antonio
- San Antonio Best Western