Our two nights at Eva's Escape was unlike any bed and breakfast stay we had experienced.
The home has been beautifully restored and many of those little extras that make a B and B memorable are here: chocolates on the pillows, complimentary wine before dinner, books and games at hand. Our room was very comfortable and clean (although the staff had left dirty glasses and cleaning supplies on the dressers).
What made the stay unusual?
Breakfast was served at two long tables, placed parallel to each other in the dining room. One was pushed flat against the window; the other had chairs around it but there was hardly enough room to squeeze in. Difficult to have a conversation!
And made more difficult by the fact that someone had chosen breakfast hour to vaccuum the stairs just ten feet away.
The food was unusual: a small coissant, a beef sausage and half a baked potato.
But the strangest part of it all was that there was no one who took on the responsibility of guiding guests to San Antonio's sites. Food came in and out of the kitchen but no one served as your host. If you needed assistance in choosing a restaurant, making a reservation, getting directions, well you were on your own.
We choose to stay in B and Bs because we enjoy sharing experiences with other travellers and feeling a sense of welcome that is hard to find in the average hotel. The rates at Eva's Escape were similar to those of a downtown hotel. Too bad they don't earn them with the service you would expect to receive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A simply elegant Bed and Breakfast located in the famous King William Historic District. The inn is two blocks from the Riverwalk, within walking distance to almost everything and a trolley stop around the corner. ... more less
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