Full disclosure - I first stayed at this hotel when it was "the newest hotel" in San Antonio back in 1986. You can imagine how surprised and pleased I was this latest stay when it was as charming as I had remembered it to be after all these years.
My check-in and check-out were handled expertly by Amanda at the front desk. Everyone we encountered seemed genuinely pleased to assist us, and very happy and proud of their hotel. I guess their enthusiasm spilled over to us, because it was a very charming and relaxing stay we had at the Marriott Riverwalk.
As far as all those complaints about small rooms and bathrooms - remember, the hotel is almost 30 years old. Rooms facing the Riverwalk have a balcony, so take that into consideration as extra space. Plus, the bathrooms aren't THAT "tight," unless you suffer from a slow thyroid gland.
Warning for any travelers to San Antonio - it is a popular "family" destination, so don't be surprised if you see lots of young families and rug rats all over the place, and not just in this particular hotel. Avoid the pool on the 7th floor unless you want to go deaf from all the kids screaming like little banshees.
FYI - If your floor has lots of little ones and you want to sleep through the night without hearing the incessant screaming and yelling, put the A/C on your favorite temp and set it to "FAN." Presto - instant "white noise," perfect for drowning out those pesky little "darlings" whose parents can't be bothered to discipline them.
All in all, it was a nice stay and I can't wait to go back!
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel San Antonio
- San Antonio Marriott