I reserved this hotel using Expedia Unpublished Rate Hotels to find an affordable 2-star motel near the River Walk during Fiesta. Before reserving the room and revealing the identity of the hotel, Expedia said the hotel would be in the same category as La Quinta, which it definitely does not live up to.
I was dreading the trip after reading so many negative reviews online. I was pleasantly surprised to find a normal budget room that seemed to have been updated recently. The sheets, carpet, and bathroom were clean in our room. The man working at the desk was friendly and the pool looked clean, but not inviting because it's underneath a curving freeway overpass with semi-trucks driving over.
There was a crack with sunlight coming through the edges of the door. This may have contributed to the room being hot on an April night with the a/c on full blast. It was also difficult to sleep with all the freeway noise, and I was worried about the security of my car in the parking lot. It looked like flood lights may have been installed recently, so I think your car will be fine as long as you park in the row directly in front of the rooms.
The location is not the River Walk, despite the name, and it's in the less-traveled part of downtown. It's a very long walk to the main part of the River Walk, restaurants, or any bars. The walk is scenic if you walk along the new Museum Reach of the River Walk, although I would not recommend attempting this at night. If you're going to be out at night, the motel's location is not much more convenient than taking a taxi to a freeway motel.
Overall, you get what you pay for. I would have been more satisfied if the star-rating, name, and location wasn't so misleading on the travel booking website I used. I also paid a lot more because it was the last weekend of Fiesta. I would only stay here if your trip meets the following requirements: you have found a very good deal, you're fine with getting some exercise walking, and your activities are during the day.
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- Also Known As:
- Super 8 Downtown Riverwalk Hotel San Antonio
- Super 8 Motel San Antonio Downtown
- Downtown Riverwalk Super 8
- Super 8 San Antonio
- Super Eight San Antonio