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La Villita Inn San Antonio
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La Villita Inn San Antonio
Ranked #268 of 355 Hotels in San Antonio
Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
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“Do NOT stay here!!”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

first of all - i never write reviews (good or bad). i'm making an exception this time. this is the most disgusting "hotel" i've ever seen in my life and i've traveled all over the world and stayed in some nasty places! the lobby, the outside, the hallways and the un-safe room were all disgusting and wreaked of horrible, indescribable smells! the shower curtain had mildew and stains on it and when mentioned to the front desk manager Mr Patel, he said it's made this way. really?! you purchased pre-stained showers curtains? i left this hotel after calling priceline.com to get my $$ back so i could go elsewhere. The RUDE manager, Mr Patel yelled at priceline on the phone and slammed it down yelling to me that he was still billing me for 1 nights stay and parking. wow-great customer service! i would rather stay under a bridge - it would be safer and cleaner!!! oh, in regards to safety. the security bolt on the door looked like someone had broken into that room before and they hadn't replaced the lock yet! RUN!!!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank kmw65
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GMTX35, Guest Relations Manager at La Villita Inn San Antonio, responded to this review, March 3, 2016
We are very sorry to hear your concerns. We already informed the management regarding on your comments. We expect the staff to cater your concerns so we could provide you the best service you deserve. We hope you will consider us again!
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Austin, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013

This place doesn't seem to get good reviews but it was close enough to walk to the Riverwalk & the Alamodome. Has a fridge & microwave. It can be a bit noisy, will cost you $10 to park in their lot, the fridge wasn't plugged in so we lost almost a complete fajita dinner we were saving, and it's not close to any gas stations, and my fiancee said the room smelled. Sounds like a lot of complaints but I thought it was a decent value with a decent number of amenities.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank texaskdog
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GMTX35, Guest Relations Manager at La Villita Inn San Antonio, responded to this review, March 3, 2016
It means a lot to us that you've taken the time to share this positive experience at our hotel. We seek to give each guest a very comfortable and accommodating experience and we are thrilled to hear of our success in this ambition. I can't begin to express how much it means to our management and staff to hear from guests like yourself who have found our accommodations and services to be so welcoming and convenient throughout the years. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again.
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Make sure that you will not be cancelling your stay for any reason. The 48 hour cancellation policy is a lie. I tried to cancel my reservation well before the 48 hours and they still charged for a room, when asked about it they became defensive and acted as if I was the one who not count the hours!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank cheryl m
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GMTX35, Guest Relations Manager at La Villita Inn San Antonio, responded to this review, March 3, 2016
I am very sorry to hear that you experienced such unusual circumstances and inconveniences during your most recent stay with us, especially that we were not able to address the issues and misunderstandings right away.I do appreciate very much that you have taken the time to share your review and to bring a number of important things to light. We hope to see you again someday and to transform your opinion of our hotel and service.
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Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Small clean very good value. Close to fown town. Friendly owners. We came to san antonio to visit the river walk and wanted to find a budget clean quiet place that would be close to the river walk (this place is 7 min walking distance from the river walk). We stumbled upon this place just cruising around and it was exactly what we wanted. We even stayed one extra night. The owners are a cute indian family that were very helpful. Definately recommended if you're looking for a budget motel near downtown san antonio.

  • Stayed October 2012
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1 Thank Vaisor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Pros: pretty decent location to near attractions. If a few blocks is too far to walk, 3 blocks will get you to the trolley.
Cons: where to start...the filthy rooms, bugs crawling off bed when comforter was removed, pubic hair on sheets, holes in ceiling, bodily fluid stained bed sheets, holes in chairs in the room, stained sleeper sofa, or rude lady at the counter?
Our stay was horrid. I was ASSURED, by the lady behind the counter the rooms were clean and that SHE personnaly supervised all the cleaning. I've had better stays at lesser known motels. The lady at the counter refused to give a refund when we pointed out the filthy living conditions and tried to say the bugs we saw crawling on the bed were part of the comforter design! So did the man behind the counter, but after he saw the video, he happily refunded our money even though the lady continuously refused. You too can experience this for low price of $100 a night. Please heed this warning and stay away from here until there are major renovations and/or change in managment. This motel has potential, but not with the persons running it. The building should be tented and bombed with fumes to kill all the bugs.

  • Stayed June 2012
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2 Thank Sicoh
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Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 8, 2012

La Villita Inn is a 10 minute walk from everything downtown; The Alamo, Riverwalk, Hemisfair Park, and about 15 minutes to the El Mercado market. The north side has an excellent view of the Tower Life and other recognizable buildings downtown. Our rate was VERY reasonable and the staff was very friendly and helpful. This is a family owned establishment with the husband and wife doing everything, not corporately owned so kudos to them! If you go in there with a crappy negative attitude what do you expect to get in return; but I guess that is true with everywhere you go isn’t it? The rooms were comfy and the towels were EXCEPTIONAL!!!!!! They offer FREE covered parking, FREE Wi-Fi, maps and information of the area, computer in room, microwave, mini fridge and very friendly service. Our rooms were clean and the bathrooms are very nice. This is not the Hilton or Menger, but if you come to San Antonio to stay in your room all day and enjoy it then do that. If you are looking for a great value and a stay at a hotel that is walking distance from EVERYTHING then this is the hotel for you! This is our second trip to San Antonio this year and we have stayed at the La Villita both times ON PURPOSE. We will be traveling to San Antonio many more times this year and WILL be staying at La Villita.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Chris F
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Arkansas City, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2012

This hotel is the worst hotel ever. Ever! The manager up front looked like he was doing drugs. It smells bad. This is a 1 star hotel that should cost $15 a night. It is terrible. I never got a refund! I REFUSED to stay there because of how unsafe the area was! STAY AWAY!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Villita Inn San Antonio
Address: 736 South St Marys, San Antonio, TX 78205
Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio > Arsenal , East Side
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
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Ranked #268 of 355 Hotels in San Antonio
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Hotel Class:2 star — La Villita Inn San Antonio 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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