Being professional photographers, we always look forward to handling a wedding at what used to be the old "La Mansion del Norte", because of all the beautiful archways in the atrium. Wedding venues all follow the same process but we were pleasantly surprised with three details that stood out...punctuality, great hot food, and excellent service. Starting with the punctuality and service, we can only attribute it to Michelle Platt's (wedding coordinator at the Doubletree) attitude towards making sure that Amanda and Louis' wedding flowed without a hitch. Many a times we see a disconnect between the staff and the person running the show but in this case everyone worked as a team with an attention to detail that we very rarely see. I kept giving the waitperson, handling our table a hard time since I love coffee (their coffee is delicious...btw) and I would make a dash to the urn on the tray before she had a chance to see if my cup was empty (she was always one step ahead). Since we are constantly looking for photographic moments, we station ourselves in one place so that we can make sure we are ready. Every time we came back to our table, my cup was full and not taken away.
As far as the food, the salads were crisp, the main dish was hot, and all the guests were served in record time. We very rarely see this also in large wedding events.
If you are a bride, looking for a venue that has its act together, we highly recommend that you give the Doubletree a serious look. Make sure you ask for Michelle...she will go above and beyond to making sure your special day flows without a hitch. After all, it is not often you will find a person who will spend the time to go out and buy a pair of tennis shoes (she is constantly on her feet all night) that will match the colors that you, the bride, have selected for your day !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Antonio Airport. Located just minutes from San Antonio International Airport (SAT) on Interstate 410, across from the upscale North Star Shopping Mall. Our centrally located hotel offers close proximity to the downtown Riverwalk area and many major attractions such as SeaWorld and Fiesta Texas. Discover many things to do in San Antonio with our 24-hour shuttle service to the airport and nearby businesses. Enjoy spacious accommodations equipped with a range of thoughtful amenities including High Def LCD televisions to signature bedding. The guestrooms were designed with your comfort in mind. The DoubleTree by Hilton features fantastic facility amenities including a picturesque courtyard with a pool and hot tub, Cascabel Restaurant & Bar and Business Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doubletree San Antonio
- San Antonio Doubletree