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“Exceeded All Expectations” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

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Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk
Ranked #10 of 357 Hotels in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta
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123 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Exceeded All Expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2011

The Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk exceeded all of our expectations. In the lovingly restored Alamo Bank building, the hotel is worth a visit just to see the lobby with its large stained glass window, beautiful light fixtures and other art deco features. Make sure you go to the terrace and pool on the top floor for spectacular views of downtown San Antonio.

Everything about the hotel was absolutely first class from the friendly service to the free food and drink (beer, wine and cocktails) at happy hour and the hot breakfast served on the mezzanine overlooking the lobby. Ask for a room in the new section overlooking the Riverwalk. The two-room suites there are spacious and nicely furnished with a wet bar, microwave, fridge and flat-screen televisions.

The only down side to a stay here is the $18 charge for parking. However the room rates are so reasonable that they more than make up for the parking charge. In my opinion the Drury Plaza Hotel's rates make it a real bargain considering all that it has to offer.

Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2011

we stayed for 2 nites and had a wonderful time, the hotel was located in a perfect locations for clubs.restraunts, alamo,riverwalk,and everything else that we wanted to see and do while we were there.the breakfast was very good and filling,had lots to choose from,loved the 3 drinks a nite just enough to get us started for a nite on the town,my all around stay was excelent will definatly stay again,and again

Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2011

The hotel was convenient and comfortable. Free hot BFK, WiFi and light dinner, snacks, cocktails. Good beds. Very close to the Riverwalk. Staff friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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201 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2011

Reasonable rates - former Art Deco bank building with plenty of marble and brass - cannot beat the location - short walk to Riverwalk with retaurants and boat rours - spacious rooms - very clean - great Happy Hour with free drinks, hot dogs, and baked potatoes - free full breakfast with cook-to-order eggs - only downside is $18/day valet parking fee but even so this is our favorite hotel in San Antonio

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2011

We recently took a weekend trip to San Antonio (1/29-1/31) and stayed at the Drury Plaza River Walk. We decided on this place over the Omni River Walk and decided to spend the extra cash saved on the room going out. That was a VERY good decision because there was so much to see/do/eat we were hardly in the room other than to sleep. The hotel had lots of perks- many of which we were not aware of- such as when we arrived it was happy hour and they gave us a coupon for three free drinks! That got us off to a good start. Additionally, in the morning they have a really amazing breakfast buffet (AYCE) for free as well! It really was great. The staff was very professional- and everyone seemed to know what they were to be doing. The hotel is ideally located right on the river walk and is across from this magnificent church and plaza- perfect for having a cup of coffee and people watching. The roof pool and spa were awesome- honestly everything was great!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lombard, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2011

Stayed at the Drury Plaza from 12/10/10 to 12/13/10. Great old place but room was kind of small and carpet was dirty. However, the amazing staff made up for the shortcomings. Without exception, everyone we came across was exceptionally friendly and helpful. 5:30 Kickback and breakfast were nothing special. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2011

We stayed at the Drury Plaza over the Christmas holiday weekend. It is a perfect location in downtown San Antonio, walkable to all parts of the Riverwalk. We actually walked down Commerce Street to eat Christmas dinner at Boudro's. It was an easy 10 minute walk, even with two 80+ year olds! The hotel itself is housed in a former bank building, with all of the original art deco architecture still intact. We did enjoy the complimentary breakfast each morning and the light snacks and beverages in the evening. The staff was always very friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk
Address: 105 South Saint Mary's Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio > Downtown , East Side
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
#9 Family Hotel in San Antonio
#32 Business Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk 3*
Number of rooms: 368
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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