My first impression was that the Jackson House is not in the best area of town -- BUT I WAS WRONG. The neighborhood is in the process of being restored, with many interesting homes in the vicinity.
First -- the Jackson House. The rooms are nice, but not the nicest I've seen. The breakfast experience is one of the BEST you will find. Kathy serves a THREE COURSE breakfast, including desert! Be prepared to linger, relax and talk with folks. Kathy is very attentive to special requests and is fun to dialog with about food. The coffee is subpar (they need to change to Starbucks coffee), but the tea selection is great! Afternoon cookies and lemonaid was awesome. Fridge available for your own beverages and leftovers. Swim spa in back is nice -- but luke warm.
Location: AWESOME! Four blocks from the south end of the Riverwalk. From here, you can walk to the downtown part of the Riverwalk -- about 10 minutes. OR you can walk downtown on the street -- about 10 blocks. OR you can take a Trolley -- only $1. OR a taxi -- only $5 for up to 4 people.
Restaurants -- ONLY ONE BLOCK from the Jackson house are 4-6 great local restuarants. So if you want touristy -- go downtown to the Riverwalk. But if you want great mexican, caribbean or Italian food that the locals love -- it's only a block away.
Overall I liked the Jackson House, but the rooms and extra amenities need some updating. The sister property, the Oge House, magnificent rooms and common areas -- we were allowed to look through the house and will probably stay there next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to our AAA 4 Diamond San Antonio B&B in the beautiful King William Historic District. Guests will experience a romantic stay in authentic period surroundings with elegant modern amenities at our San Antonio Riverwalk inn. Rooms at our Riverwalk bed & breakfast feature comfy robes, TV, A/C, Internet & more. Wake to a delicious breakfast & take an easy walk to the Alamo and other downtown sites and attractions from our Riverwalk luxury hotel. ... more less