$101 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 20, 2015 Check-out: May 22, 2015

O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
View map of 116 Navarro Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
90 reviews
Just perfect

Great location, staff, and facilities. We had a great time in San Antonio thanks to this hotel.... See full review

  • ARL
  • Apr 17, 2015
Vacation

Great place and location is awesome. The river walk is at your front door. See full review

  • Larry L.
  • Dec 29, 2014
This boutique hotel offers 39 beautifully decorated non-smoking rooms. The Riverwalk is only one block away. All rooms offer turndown service, free wireless high-speed Internet, bathrobes, CD players, bottled water, luxurious bed and bath linens and a free continental breakfast. Enjoy the excitement of the Riverwalk and downtown in a comfortable and quiet location. Parking charge: 10.00 per night with in/out privileges.

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Reviewer score 3.2 out of 5

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Services
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Brailled elevators
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Iron

Nearby points of interest

  • Aztec Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • San Antonio River Walk: 0.3 mi
  • Cathedral of San Fernando: 0.3 mi
  • Majestic Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Buckhorn Saloon & Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center: 0.4 mi
  • Rivercenter Mall: 0.4 mi
  • The Alamo: 0.4 mi
  • Tower of the Americas: 0.5 mi
  • El Mercado: 0.5 mi
  • Alamodome: 0.8 mi
  • San Antonio Museum of Art: 1.2 mi
  • Brackenridge Park: 2.6 mi
  • San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden: 2.9 mi
  • San Antonio Rodeo: 3.1 mi
  • Aztec Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • San Antonio River Walk: 0.3 mi
  • Cathedral of San Fernando: 0.3 mi
  • Majestic Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Buckhorn Saloon & Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center: 0.4 mi
  • Rivercenter Mall: 0.4 mi
  • The Alamo: 0.4 mi
  • Tower of the Americas: 0.5 mi
  • El Mercado: 0.5 mi
  • Alamodome: 0.8 mi
  • San Antonio Museum of Art: 1.2 mi
  • Brackenridge Park: 2.6 mi
  • San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden: 2.9 mi
  • San Antonio Rodeo: 3.1 mi
  • Freeman Coliseum: 3.1 mi
  • Fort Sam Houston: 3.2 mi
  • Zoo and Aquarium: 3.2 mi
  • Botanical Garden: 3.3 mi
  • ATT Center: 3.9 mi
  • Missions National Historical Park: 4.2 mi
  • Splashtown San Antonio: 4.3 mi
  • SBC Center: 5.3 mi
  • Lackland Air Force Base: 8 mi
  • Morgan's Wonderland: 10.1 mi
  • Sea World: 12.9 mi
  • Eisenhower City Park: 14.9 mi
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas: 15.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
90 out of 90
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.8

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ARL
Business
Gainesville
Apr 17, 2015

Just perfect

Great location, staff, and facilities. We had a great time in San Antonio thanks to this hotel. Walking distance to the river walk and safe area to walk during the night. Highly recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pawel J.
Business
Ellicott City
Apr 8, 2015

Good for business or family trip

Nice, very good localization. Walking distance to places of interest and to conference center.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Robin T.
Business
N/A
Apr 7, 2015

Trip with friends

Nice hotel, nice room, very close to the river walk. If you are sensitive to noise it is better to get a room that does not face the street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
De De S.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Relaxing Weekend

The hotel staff was friendly. The room was clean. The location is great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
East Texan
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Weekend trip

Stayed here overnight for a weekend trip.Hotel is close to riverwalk and easy in and out access . Not enough parking for the amount of rooms though, so if your lucky you can park across from the entrance . Stay was comfortable .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Larry L.
Business
San Antonio
Dec 29, 2014

Vacation

Great place and location is awesome. The river walk is at your front door.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Sherry47
Business
Wilmington, DE
Oct 20, 2014

Boutique???

There was nothing 'boutique' or charming about this hotel. Location was great! Hotel seemed a little 'seedy'. Cleaning staff almost non-existant. Carpet in my room very dirty! Bathroom water pressure, showerhead & jacuzzi tub fantastic after a long hot day touring sights.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Don't waste money on a rental car....

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Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frank and Pati
Business
Visalia, CA
Oct 10, 2014

Classic Comfort

This is an older, historical boutique hotel that is very nicely restored and is pristine condition. The beds are very comfortable with pillow-top mattresses. Rooms are clean and comfortable. You get a continental breakfast that can be quite filling. The best thing, however, is the staff. Being first time visitors to San Antonio they were very helpful in recommending things to see and do in town. We couldn't have asked for a nicer, friendlier staff. The location is within walking distance of just about everything in town. There are many large, more modern hotels in the Riverwalk area, but this place is a jewel. You won't be disappointed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Whatever else you do, you have to eat at "Dick's Last Resort" on the Riverwalk. You better have a good, slightly crude sense of humor. The wait-staff treats you like other places wish they could. Lots of choices on the menu, too, but it's the atmosphere you'll remember most here.

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Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Unhappy Camper 2
Business
Pharr, tx
Aug 18, 2014

HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE

The front desk clerk had a terrible attitude! She got upset because I asked where I could park my vehicle since real estate is scarce in down town San Antonio. When I voiced my concern as to how I was suppose to get my family and belongings to the hotel because of lack of parking space, she very arrogantly stated that I could get my money back. She was not trying to be accomidating, sympathetic or ampythetic but just plain rude and unprofessional. After finding a parking garage two blocks away, I continued my journey to my sleeping quarters. The rooms where not half bad, but the white towels in the bathrooms had a tinge of yellow with brown and the texture of the towels was rough and uncomfortable to the touch. The air conditioning not working properly was the thing that pushed me over the edge to give this hotel the bad rating. The fan control was not functioning. Is was hardly blowing any air! With Texas weather in the triple digits, air conditioning is not a luxeury, but a necessity! Especially at the rate that this hotel is renting out a nights stay, one would assume that the air conditioning was properly working. Long story short, I asked to speak with the manager which turned out to be a mistake. She called my room and I felt threaten and belittled. She also offered to throw me out on the street at 11:30pm if I was not satisfied with the hotels amenities. Extremely rude, unprofessional, unethical and a hint of uneducated was the perspective that I received from the hotel manager. I will never stay at this hotel just because of the hotel managers attitude and unprofessional behavior. I truly hope other people read my review and steer clear from this old hotel. Quiete frankly I believe one could stay at a hotel 6 for half the price with better service, if that tells you anything about this place...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cabe.wheeler
Business
houston, texas
Aug 15, 2014

The stay was nice

my girlfriend and I were pleased with the hotel and it's location. It was surprisingly nice inside and clean. The only thing that kept be from giving it 5 stars was the fact that they do not have adequate parking and if their lot if full you have to park down the street in a pay by the day lot. But other than that we enjoyed our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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