The Drury Plaza is a unique and beautiful hotel with history throughout and beautiful architecture. It was originally a bank building, and still holds the original vault downstairs, as well as some other memorabilia, which was very interesting to see. The Drury chain definitely did a great job of preserving the building to allow its guests to enjoy the history and the beauty.
What's so great about this hotel is its location. We went in November, the weekend of the Christmas Lights Parade on the Riverwalk, and it was the perfect time to go, in my opinion. The weather is perfect at this time, and the hotel, located directly on the Riverwalk, allows for easy accessibility to the riverwalk and the nightlife. You are only a few steps away from the fabulous restaurants and bars, and there is always someone playing music somewhere!
The hotel room that we stayed in was facing the riverwalk. It was a 2-room suite with a balcony. The room was very well taken care of, and the turndown service and amenities were great! We even had a fantastic jacuzzi tub in the fabulous bathroom, which we definitely enjoyed all weekend long! The Drury offers breakfast and late afternoon snacks free of charge to every guest staying in the hotel every night. There are varying options to choose from, depending on the day of the week. For anyone on a budget, this is a great perk because we literally only spent money on dinner most nights. And speaking of dinner! The restuaurants on the Riverwalk are, of course, great, but the street vendor food was AMAZING...definitely have to check out the street vendors when you go to the Riverwalk...that food beats out any chain restaurant, hands down!
My husband proposed on the rooftop looking out over the skyline, which is a breathtaking view! The rooftop has a large pool that is always lit beautifully at night, as well as a hot tub in the corner of the rooftop. The glass barrier fence surrounding the rooftop terrace is fabulous, especially when you're in the hot tub!
The 15th Floor is where you will find the Cathedral Terrace, which was always available during our stay, and one of our favorite spots in the hotel. There are couches and high top tables with chairs looking out over the Cathedral directly below. There is music playing from the speakers, and you can take your drinks with you and relax all night! A great spot for groups travelling together, especially since there were hardly any people there, which made it more secluded and special.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone interested in staying on the Riverwalk. It is affordable, but also beautiful, and the amenities included in the price beat out any competition. This hotel is a special one for us, since we were engaged here, but it is also such a beautiful place to enjoy a relaxing weekend in the great city of San Antonio! We will always come back to this hotel for any of our future S.A. visits!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk is located on the San Antonio River, walking distance from shops, restaurants and entertainment. Relax in the sun on the deck of the rooftop pool, which also has two whirlpools! Formerly the Alamo National Bank, this 24-story renovated skyscraper features 50-foot ceilings, travertine flooring and stained glass windows. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Drury Plaza San Antonio