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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Antonio Rivercenter Area
Ranked #92 of 357 Hotels in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very Convenient”
Reviewed January 16, 2007

Clean, Friendly Staff, Good Breakfast, Free Shuttle (5mins to centre) ,Fair Price ,Very Close to Amenities all good points.
Only problems are trains . Not too bad.
Also surrounding district not attractive.
Well worth the money as our previous hotel was not much cheaper but out of town a bit and a dump.

Stayed January 2007
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Midland, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2007

I should have heeded the warnings of previous reviewers. This is a nice hotel, with very pleasant staff, but just after getting to my room I began hearing the trains. They come through CONSTANTLY. And blow their horns all the way by. I asked for another room, and was told that it would not make a difference. A printed note on the nightstand said that many guests comment about the trains, so free earplugs were in the drawer. I used them, but was still awakened by blaring horns all night long. In a 12-hour period at least 20 passed by. I checked out the next morning and moved to a Hampton Inn close to the airport.

The room was clean and comfortable, but I could never recommend this hotel to anyone. Look elsewhere!!!

  • Disliked — Trains!
  • Tips/Secrets — Be deaf or stay somewhere else
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled on business
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1 Thank ingleberg
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canada
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2006

We stayed at this hotel for three days in November 2006. The hotel was well located close to the riverfront area. Although a little far to walk for us (15-20 minutes), the hotel had a shuttle that left on the half hour. All the staff in the hotel were friendly and helpful to our requests. The room was a good size with king bed and couch. It was also very clean as was everywhere else in the hotel. The shuttle ran us up to the riverwalk area and the market square. It also took us to the Cathedral on Sunday for noon mass. We thought it was a Marachi mass but that is on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. However, the mass was celebrated by three priests and in Spanish. It was a wonderful mass in the oldest Cathedral in the United States. The choir was beautiful and sang not hymes but what seemed more like folk songs. All in all we had a wonderful three days and would stay in the same hotel again.

  • Liked — Friendliness of staff and cleanliness of room, Availability of shuttle
  • Disliked — Trains pass close to hotel.
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Noel M
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High Wycombe, England
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2006

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a couple of nights and enjoyed it. The hotel is clean and tidy with everything you'll need, with friendly, helpful staff.

Theres a regular shuttle into san antonio so I wouldn't be too concerned about getting to and from the hotel. In the daytime its not a problem to walk into downtown san antonio but I gather in the evening it can be a bit dodgy, so either the shuttle or a cab would solve that problem.

The hotel is near a railway line but it didn't bother me - I occassionally heard it but it didn't wake me up or anything like that.

Overall we were very happy to stay here - in my opinion lots of hotels are very similar and what makes the difference is the quality of the staff and how keen they are to make your stay as good as possible, and in that respect this hotel was excellent.

  • Liked — The staff
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Thank daveblack247
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Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2006

A pleasant surprise. For the price you can't find a better overall place to stay. Free parking, free shuttle, free breakfast, but the best part was the staff. They were the nicest people I have ever met at any hotel and I've been to alot of them. Tour bus will pick up at hotel. Pool was small but nice. Great beds to sleep in. Hotel is about a half mile from riverwalk but use the shuttle. Sooo easy.

  • Liked — staff
  • Disliked — location
  • Tips/Secrets — use the hotel shuttle
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
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1 Thank Larry in Pittsburgh
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2006

I have enjoyed my stay at this HIE. The staff here at the hotel are very friendly. There is plenty of free parking. I have been here for two nights and taken advantage of the hotel shuttle both nights for a ride down to the river. The drivers were knowledgable about eateries and made excellent suggestions. The area around the hotel is depressed but has not affected my stay and for $89.00 per night why stay anywhere else. I have not heard any trains and have slept well. The room I have is a suite, with a seperate living area and bedroom. There is a kitchenette with microwave, fridge and sink. Just minutes away from the airport and easy access to the interstate, I will be staying here again.

  • Liked — quality and price
  • Tips/Secrets — use the shuttle
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled on business
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2 Thank jimthestonemaker
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Mansfield, TX
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2006

We read some great review of the property and decided to book it. The staff was very friendly and accomidating. The hotel was in great shape. Everything was looking good until time to sleep. The hotel is right next to a train station! At about 3 AM when another train went screaming by, my wife said to me...."that was number 7". We didn't get much sleep, and decided to move to another hotel the next night. Everything was good except location, which made the most important thing (sleep) bad!

  • Liked — Staff
  • Disliked — Noisy locaton
  • Tips/Secrets — Bring ear plugs
  • Stayed May 2006, traveled on business
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2 Thank chubiki
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Antonio Rivercenter Area
Address: 1309 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205-3319
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 Business Hotel in San Antonio
#57 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
#86 Family Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Antonio Rivercenter Area 2.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Antonio Rivercenter Area. We are also the closest Holiday Inn Express hotel to The Riverwalk, Convention Center, Rivercenter Mall, Alamo Dome. This San Antonio downtown hotel is 100% smoke free!! All of the guestrooms in our hotel include microwaves & refrigerators, complimentary in room coffee, complimentary high speed Internet access, & of course, our Simply Smart Bedding Collection as well as our Stay Smart shower head. Upgrade to one of our suites for additional space & comfort. All of the hotels suites include wet bars, sofa sleepers in the living room & separate televisions in the bedroom & living room. With features like free hot breakfast, free Internet access, free shuttle service to Convention Center, River Center Mall and Market Square, free parking, why stay anywhere else? Our friendly staff & special services make us the Smart choice when staying in San Antonio. Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Rivercenter Area & leave everything to us. Again, welcome to San Antonio!! We look forward to having you!! ... more   less 
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