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Brackenridge House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 41 San Antonio B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
south texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“like staying with friends”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

My mother and I (early 30's)needed to come to town unexpectedly and she found this B&B online. The online description doesn't capture the tranquilty of the balcony where you may sip a hot beverage, concealed by tall oaks and mountain laurels and watch the neighborhood slowly come to life. The beautiful homes and abundant gardens give you a feeling of being in the country despite the cityscape standing tall only blocks away.
Breakfast was an experience in itself. Suffice to say, the food (served in courses) was wonderful. However, the ambiance in the formal dining room with all the guests sitting at one table was like a dinner party. People whom I'd only met the morning before, I was inexplicably excited to see again and hear of the previous day's adventures (and misadventures). What was their opinion on the thing they had done yesterday and did I have any advice for their plans today? Walking in on our breakfast, you would not think we were a table of strangers and I look forward to returning to Brackenridge House

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Brackenridge B&B was a last minute reservation chosen from internet photos and descriptions. We were VERY pleased with our choice. Our room was charming and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious. The location was perfect. Hemisphere Tower could be seen from the B&B. The hosts were friendly and engaging. We have family in San Antonio, so this will be our choice for return visits.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2013

My wife and I (early 40's) stayed at Brackenridge House for a few days before Thanksgiving last year. Our stay was WONDEFUL! Lily and Roland are great hosts, the house is comfortable, the location is great, the breakfast is outstanding and ALL the little touches (popcorn, sweets, brandy, cokes, etc..) make you feel welcomed! If you are looking for a B&B or trying to decide on one. You don't have to look any longer book Brackenridge for your stay in San Antonio! Also the street just behind the B&B is full of great local places to eat. We frequented the Mexican restaurant several times and the 'Meeting Place" an open air watering hole w/great burgers. Lily had something to do the morning we left so she provided a free breakfast at the Mad Hatter just around the corner from the B&B, very thoughful. We'll definitely stay @ The Brackenridge House when visiting San Antonio again and have recommended it to everyone we know!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2013

I stayed at Brackenridge B & B on New Year's Eve with a friend. I instantly felt comfortable there, Lily was friendly and the house reminded me of B & Bs I had stayed in during my time spent in England, so cute!! Lily was so accommodating, she gave us a booking last minute without any hassle or stress!!! Not only was her B & B immaculately clean, comfy and beautifully decorated (bathroom even had a shaving kit, cotton balls and a separate hand towel just for taking off your makeup, details details!), she even had champagne, shrimp and snacks set up for guests to enjoy on the upstairs porch! In the morning there was a delicious breakfast waiting for us in the upstairs dining room (fresh fruit, homemade chocolate cake, croissants with choice of jam or cheese and ham, freshly made quiche - with a veg option, yay!) and my friend and I, along with a few other lovely people, sat around a large table, family style! Staying at Brackenridge was like staying with an old friend in familiar surroundings, only better because we got to meet so many new people too! Couldn't have had a better New Year's Eve and it most definitely was in large part due to Lily's stellar hospitality and extra comfy B & B. Thanks Lily!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Inviting B&B. Great location and family friendly. The owners are wonderful and breakfast was delicious. Met new people and really had a good time. I recommend this place to everyone and anyone who wants a more intimate vacation/retreat. Location is a short walk to everything downtown.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We had a great romantic time in this Bed and breakfast.
Location was excellent: closed to San Antonio river walk and closed to a lot of restaurants in the area, quite and exclusive at the same time.
We had the Carla' room, all decorated in dark green and exceptional recreation of the old times. the bed was huge and really comfortable. Bathroom had an old fashion legged bathtub, so cool!
Inside the closet there was a mini microwave, a set of teas and a mini fridge, perfect to keep your night snacks handy.
The only thing that could be improve was the tv, it was an old tv, too small to watch anything from the bed.
There was a Jacuzzi outside but the weather was too cold to use it and there were no flipflops, of course I forgot mine.
Breakfast was delicious, and very entertaining meeting up with the other guesses at the bid table to share anecdotes and chat.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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BrackenridgBnB, Owner at Brackenridge House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thank you for your nice review. Since January 2011 the BnB has had change of ownership, the Karla’s room is now the Hummingbird room and you will be happy to know that the TV has been upgraded to a HD flat screen TV. We hope you visit us again soon! Lily and Roland.
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We found this place on Living Social and decided to stay here after reading TA reviews. We arrived and had our key waiting on the table at the entrance for the Bluebird Suite. Walked in and the room was nice and cozy. It included a kitchenette which was nice. The bathroom was smaller than I expected and so was the TV but this was OK since we weren't there to watch TV anyways. The onsite parking was very nice because it was off the main road in the back of the property. It was a 15 minute walk to the Rivewalk and we never felt unsafe whether it was during the day or at night. Lily was a wonderful hostess and made delicious breakfasts in the morning. We had a great group of people staying with us and had such nice conversations during breakfast; we really enjoy staying in B&Bs! Thank you Lily for the warm hospitality!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Brackenridge House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 230 Madison, King William Historic District, San Antonio, TX 78204
Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio > Arsenal , East Side
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 41 B&Bs / Inns in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Brackenridge House Bed and Breakfast 4.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As the first bed and breakfast in famous historic King William District, the Brackenridge House Bed and Breakfast has been pampering guests since 1986. Our rooms and suites are furnished in antique regal Victorian furniture with comfortable beds and the modern conveniences you would expect to find in a first-class hotel. All have en suite full bathroom and private entrance. Your stay at the Brackenridge house comes with a full three course hot breakfast prepared fresh every morning especially for you. For your enjoyment and convenience, all our rooms have mini-refrigerators stocked with complimentary drinks and ice, microwaves and coffee makers. The front porch and upstairs veranda invites you to relax in a rocking chair or porch swing while watching the horse drawn carriage goes by, enjoying a glass of wine or a good book. Immerse yourself in our hot tub in the rear garden area, it is the perfect way to start your day or unwind after a day of sightseeing. Available year round. Before retiring for the night enjoy a delicious Godiva truffle with a glass of cream sherry, pop a bag of popcorn and grab a movie from our extensive selection of DVDs or try one of our delicious signature home baked cookies. The Brackenridge House Bed and Breakfast provides the advantages of being two blocks away from the River Walk, five blocks from the Alamo and the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center and a short walk from El Mercado and the Alamodome without the noise and congestion of downtown. The house is close to many famous and wonderful local restaurants offering delicious and excellent meals. Our goal at the Brackenridge House is for you to experience Texas hospitality at its best, and make you feel like the special person you are. ... more   less 
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