I like new hotels like the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites San Antonio Northwest. I don’t particularly like the fact that the GPS didn’t know where the hotel was, but the hotel’s website noted the intersection so my GPS did a pretty good job of getting me there. There is another very nice relatively new Holiday Inn in San Antonio – Holiday Inn North/Hill Country on Redland Road. I’ve stayed there several times, and have reviewed it as well. Don’t confuse these two – both are new and north, but on different sides of the city. This review is for the Holiday Inn on University Heights & Silicon Road.
Anyway, this property was new, spotlessly clean, and one of the quietest places I’ve ever stayed. I was upgraded to a king suite, with modern décor and lots of room. This property was so quiet that I felt like I was the only person in the entire hotel. It may be different in the summer though because of the proximity to local attractions. I also think it just hasn’t been discovered by business travelers yet because it seems a bit out of the way. I found it to be fine and easily accessible to and from everywhere I had meetings.
When I stopped by the front desk to ask about good nearby restaurants, Chase, the young man at the desk said “Trust me… you should stay here and try the hotel restaurant.” I did, and he was right. I had a wonderful salad and pasta, personally delivered by Brian, the chef. After dinner I stayed at the bar for a while visiting with the bartender, Art. I tried Art’s new specialty drink – not totally sure, but I think he called it a Texas Sunrise. It was very nice, and just different enough to call it a “specialty” drink. After a while Brian came back from the kitchen and invited me to sample a new dessert made with banana bread. Yum! The hotel’s slow business really benefitted me that trip, but I had to skip every meal the next day to make up for it!
I highly recommend this Holiday Inn, and I will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the new Holiday Inn & Suites San Antonio Northwest. Discover all that San Antonio has to offer at the convenient, comfortable Holiday Inn & Suites San Antonio Northwest near UTSA. At our hotel, you will find modern luxury and contemporary southern hospitality. The Holiday Inn & Suites San Antonio near Six Flags is located at the heart of shopping, dining, entertainment and the arts in the Northwest corridor of San Antonio. We are located minutes from Six Flags Fiesta Texas, The Shops at La Cantera, The Rim Outdoor Mall, La Cantera Golf Resort, UTSA, USAA, Medical Center, Valero, KCI, NuStar, FBI Regional Offices, and many more. Getting here is fast and convenient too. Out Hotel boasts easy access to IH-10, Hwy 1604, Loop 410 and IH-35. We are about 10 miles north of the San Antonio International Airport, Downtown San Antonio and the Riverwalk. Whether you are coming to San Antonio for business or just for fun, your room at the Holiday Inn & Suites San Antonio near UTSA is your personal retreat. With amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access, outdoor Pool and Hot-Tub and Kem's, our full service restaurant and bar; you'll have room to work, relax and make the most of your day. ... more less
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