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O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

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Southlake, tx
Reviewed 1 January 2014

I guess some might consider this hotel charming. We were on the 3rd floor and as you exit the elevator there is a sitting area with leather couches and tables with the room doors on either side of the sitting area. The room was average with no windows just a single glass door leading out to the shared balcony. The...

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NOBGM, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Desiast: Thanks for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay with us. Good, or bad, we use the comments to improve on our product and service. We were happy to hear that you found our staff 'friendly and kind'. Feedback like that lets them see their efforts are noticed and appreciated. Our maintenance staff was informed...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 28 December 2013

My husband and I vacationed in San Antonio during the week of Christmas. We love the O' Brien! The staff is great and the entire atmosphere has a romantic/timeless feel to it. It's literally close to EVERTHING! It's located in the heart of downtown and is walking distance from a lot of attractions: Riverwalk, Dining, Shops, etc. It's a wonderful...

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NOBGM, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear P3R: Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay with us in December. We were so happy to hear that you love the O'Brien Historic Hotel. It sounds like it was a perfect fit for you! We agree that the decorations during December are very beautiful. We take pride in our friendly and...

La Porte, Texas
Reviewed 21 December 2013

My sister and I stayed at the O'Brien Hotel based on the reviews we read and were not disappointed. It was everything described and more. The rooms were immaculate, the two queen-sized beds were sooo clean and comfortable with lots of pillows and no dirty bedspreads. Coffee and Chai tea both offered with glass cups and real glasses along with...

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NOBGM, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sherrie H: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding your visit with us in December. We were very delighted to hear you and your sister had a wonderful stay. By telling us what you liked, you have helped us to ensure a superior experience for you, as well as others, in the future. The staff...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 December 2013

This is a really lovely and quiet boutique hotel within walking distance of the Riverwalk. I'd probably give it more like 4.25 stars, but that was not an option. I liked the location but parking was a bit snug. Ideally, the property would contract with a bigger parking venue. What I loved was the staff, the coziness of the room,...

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NOBGM, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Laurieweegs: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your stay with us in December. We appreciate all responses, good or bad, and use these as a way to improve the hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us while visiting San Antonio. You have made me, and my staff,...

Dallas , TX
Reviewed 9 December 2013

This hotel is very outdated, the smells in the room is terrible; We were assigned a room at the end of the first floor; the room's door faces couple refrigerators (ice machine and vendor machine etc.), the noises was terrified. We had to go back front desk to change the room, we got an opposite side room. but same kind...

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NOBGM, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear cgigate: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments during your stay with us in December. I would like to apologize that your visit with us was not a positive one. Good, or bad, we use the comments we receive as a tool in order to improve on our product and service. Housekeeping and Maintenance were notified...

Launceston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2013

The O'Brien Historic Hotel was recommended by a friend from Houston. Was a little awkward trying to find it - as much because I'd only been to San Antonio twice before, and found the streets a little confusing. However, when we finally arrived, the receptionist couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Due to our late arrival, we had a...

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NOBGM, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gravity-Graham Thank you so much for sharing your feedback about your stay with us last year. We really appreciate your wonderful comments. It sounds like our hotel was the perfect fit for your needs. We value you as a guest and know that you have a variety of choices when selecting the right hotel. We were happy to hear...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

The O'Brien Historic Hotel was a lifesaver for us. As we arrived quite late on a Saturday evening, we found closed doors and fully-booked hotels everywhere we looked. However, when we arrived at the O'Brien we were welcomed in by a lovely receptionist. She gave recommendations for what to see in the city and was most helpful. The hotel is...

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NOBGM, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SiriTax; Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay with us in November. We were very pleased to learn that we had a room for you when nobody else did and that you enjoyed your time here at our property while visiting San Antonio. We highly value views, opinions and feedback from our guests, as...

Nicoma Park, Oklahoma, United States
Reviewed 14 November 2013

We stayed 3 nights in a balcony view room. The room was great, and the balcony was nice and quiet place to go and relax. All the hotel personnel we dealt with were friendly and very helpful. This would be my pick of places to stay in downtown San Antonio. Can't beat the location. The hotel manager was extremely helpful....

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NOBGM, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John L: Thank you for taking the time to comment about your stay with us during November and for giving us a five-star rating!!! We are always pleased to receive praise and acknowledgement of such a positive nature. Your comments were shared with our staff and they were feeling great after hearing them!!! Thanks again for your wonderful comments....

East Coast
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Our second stay at the O'brien Hotel, which can't be beat for location and price, in my mind. Two types of rooms--those with "city view" and those with "balcony." The first time we were in a balcony room and really enjoyed looking out over La Villita each morning (yes, there is a parking lot between the hotel and La Villita,...

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NOBGM, General Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sati09; We greatly appreciate you taking the time to contact us to let us know about your stay with us in November. Good or bad, we use the comments we receive as a ‘tool’ in order to improve on our product and service. We value you as our guest and we know that you have plenty of choices when...

Liberty, Missouri
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We can't say enough good things abou this hotel. Price, Staff, Cleaniness, the Huge Bath Tub. Delissa and Arthur run the front desk and were both so helpful with directtions to attraction. Oscar the Maintenance Supervisor also helped us out when our door lock decided to just start buzzing. He came in from home at 7:30 PM to fix it....

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Dear Franny P: Thank you so much for the terrific comments you shared during your stay with us in November. Your comments were passed along to Delissa, Arthur and Oscar. It was wonderful to hear how you appreciated that Oscar went above and beyond by coming in from home to fix your door lock. Delissa and Arthur, at our front...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The O'Brien Historic Hotel Downtown Riverwalk offers quiet luxury in the heart of Downtown San Antonio. We are centrally located one block from the famous Riverwalk (which offers an array of restaurants, shops and nightlife), four blocks from the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, three blocks from the Alamo Plaza. You can take a breath-taking walk on the Riverwalk and enjoy the history and magic that San Antonio has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

Address: 116 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2933
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Price Range: $178 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
Clarion Collection San Antonio
San Antonio Clarion Collection
Clarion San Antonio
Hotel Style:
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
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“Parking is at a minimum. Try to walk as much as possible!”
619LisaB, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“back rooms floors 2-4 have balconies”
tomjet3, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room off the first floor and a balcony if you can.”
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“The rooms at the back are more quiet, as they don't face the street.”
MontanaBorn47, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with balcony.”
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