I'm so glad I listened to the reviewers on TripAdvisor and chose this hotel. I traveled for a long weekend with my husband and two children ages 6 and 3. We really liked this place. The lobby is pretty and definitely has the historical look to it without looking old and dingy. It's at a great location on the Riverwalk with it's own river access in the basement and is only a less than 5 minute walk to the action where all the restaurants and shops are.
We had requested a room in the old tower because they are easier to access with two small kids and we preferred the decor over the rooms in the new tower. The only minor complaint I had was that the carpet needed a good cleaning (not only specific to our room but also the room my in-laws stayed in which was right next door to ours). Other than that we were really happy with the room.
Breakfast in the morning was great. Everything tasted good and there was plenty of it. The Manager's reception in the evening had a more limited menu since it was on the weekend, only hot dogs, chili and baked potatoes (I found out the have other selections like chicken strips, eggrolls, and nachos offered Monday thru Thursday). Alcohol at the reception was also limited to a list of mixed drinks, basic wines, and Bud Light. So, we only did the Manager's Reception one night as we felt it wasn't really worth the time if we were going out to dinner anyway. But, it would be good for people wanting to really travel on a budget because you could make a meal out of it.
All the staff we encountered were very friendly. Always asking where you were from and how your trip was going so far.
All in all, I would definitely stay here again because they offer really nice accomodations with free extras and lower priced parking than other hotels on the Riverwalk. I really think the Drury Plaza is the best deal out there for a Riverwalk hotel.
- 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