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Brackenridge House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 41 San Antonio B&B and Inns
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“Beautiful B&B and Wonderful Hosts”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Three night stay at this B&B could not have been better. The B&B is in a beautiful, and beautifully kept and furnished, old home. It is filled with old but comfortable furniture. It's one block from the mansions on King William street (and Madison St. has a mansion and many beautiful homes as well). Right off King William street is the Riverwalk (the tamer end) from which you can take a quick walk to the hopping downtown part or jog or bike for miles in the other direction.

Delicious breakfast is served on china by the owners, Lily and Roland, who are absolutely delightful people.

Every day after our touring (don't miss the the Japanese Tea Garden in Brackenridge Park or the San Antonio Botanical Gardens), we'd sit outside on the veranda in front or deck out back and play cards.

Feel bad giving cleanliness only a 5. There is not a speck of dust in any nook or cranny of the intricately carved old furniture.

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Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Just spent three wonderful days in San Antonio at the Brackenbridge House B&B. Excellent breakfast every day, made to feel very welcome by Lilly who even put the Union Jack out on the main balcony in our honour. Our room and ensuite were charming and totally self contained. Would definately go again when in San Antonio!

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We have experienced several B&Bs in the past three years and Brakenridge House is one of the best. Lily and Roland have attended to every need in the charming, period-pieced rooms and suites. The bed was more comfortable than our home bed!. The King William district is steeped in history, enjoyable walking throughout including local eateries. The house is just a short walk from the Riverwalk and other downtown sites. Breakfast is delicious and varied. Don't forget to check out the beautiful jewelry that Lily makes!. We love San Antonio and will definately return here on our next trip to the area.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I flew from Boston to meet our Chicago friends for a long weekend getaway in San Antonio. After reading reviews of lodging options, we agreed on Brackenridge House. The location in King William is an easy walk to Riverwalk and the Alamo at a more affordable price than the major downtown hotels.

Our first floor Wren Suite has a queen bedroom, shower bathroom and kitchen. The upstairs suite has a king bed, fireplaced sitting room, tub in bathroom, kitchen, and it's adjacent to a private porch were we relaxed at night. This charming, comfortable 1935 house features wood floors, antique furnishings, front and rear porches.

Hosts Roland and Lily prepared and served superb full breakfasts in the dining room. Three flavors of sorbet completed our meal. We enjoyed meeting several new people at breakfast and look forward to a future B&B experience.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

I found this place online and we were pleasantly surprised to find it on a tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood. Our room was charming, the amenities abundant, and the breakfast delicious. The attention to detail is evident everywhere. The room was clean and well stocked with towels, toiletries, snacks, and drinks, including brandy, wine, beer, soda and water. The breakfast table is in a lovely dining room and is set with fine china. The B&B is a 10 minute walk from Riverwalk and downtown San Antonio. There are several restaurants just "around the corner" as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and we loved San Antonio. We'll definitely be back!

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We just got back from 4 nights at the Brakenridge, and we are planning to go back again. The accommodations were comfortable, the location great and the hosts met our every request. Our room had Port and chocolates on the dresser; the kitchenette had everything needed to brew a pot of coffee; a couple of sodas, a beer and a small bottle of wine in the refrig.; popcorn on the microwave; a basket of assorted teas; in the bathroom Band Aids, an extra toothbrush, shave cream and air freshener. Much more than I expected.

Breakfasts were wonderful! Fresh muffins or loaf cake, fruit compote each day, a tasty egg dish, potatoes and really good coffee. Just the right portion to get your day started and not weigh you down. Lily is an excellent cook.

If you want to know what to see in the City and how to get there, Roland and Lily can tell you. If you want to see nearby sights or cities, they can tell you about them and how to get there as well.

Three adults shared the Wrens Nest, and we had plenty of room. This was Lily's recomnmendation, and she was correct.

Easy to find from the airport and a short, comfortable walk into the heart of downtown and the Alamo. Try the fajitas and Margueritas at Casa Rio. They are very, very good and the prices are the best on the Riverwalk.

I couldn't recommend this B & B any better than to say try it...you'll like it!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Short ride from the airport. In the king Williams district of San Antonio, a lot of neat restaurants and bars within walking distance. We were lucky to get the Wren's Nest Suite, it had a fridge and microwave the antiques made very thing charming. Our first breakfast was hot muffins, fruit, Danish pancakes, and the best coffee. Lilly cooked even a better breakfast the second morning. We took the bus down to the Riverwalk , and cab ride back was only $5.25.Thank you Lilly and Ron for added to our nice stay in San Antonio. When we come back we will stay at the Brackenridge House again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Brackenridge House Bed and Breakfast

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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