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O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Multilingual Staff
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

The condition of this hotel is quite underwhelming. It is in shambles. Every customer touchpoint is old worn and crusty - the front desk (what's with the huge Ring doorbell on a stick as an in-your-face on-a-budget surveillance system?), the carpet, the faucet handles, the...More

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Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded December 22, 2017

Your voice is very important to us and we are continuously striving to improve upon the guest experience. Thank you for rating your stay and providing us insights regarding our breakfast and front desk. On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for choosing...More

Reviewed November 11, 2017

this hotel is ole school and i loved it. there was parking in front of the hotel and in the back of the hotel. the hotel staff was very friendly. the young man that work at the front desk by the name of George was...More

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Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded December 22, 2017

It means so much to have earned your business. We appreciate the feedback regarding our staff and parking. We appreciate you for sharing your feedback as we continue to improve conveniences of our Hotel for all of our guests.

Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for a recent conference. Much nicer and about $100 less per night than the closer hotel to the convention center and about a 2-3 block walk to get there through a lovely part of town. Can take the #5 bus straight from the...More

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Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded December 22, 2017

On behalf of our entire staff, we thank you for choosing our hotel and appreciate what you have shared regarding our breakfast. We hope you'll return someday to see how we continue to grow thanks to valuable guest feedback.

Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here and it was superb. Upon arrival I parked my car just opposite the entrance and Nicholason the front desk gave me a permit so that was my parking sorted 👍 The building is over 100 years old and retains much...More

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Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded December 22, 2017

We appreciate the time you've taken to rate your stay. Thank you for your feedback regarding our staff and furniture. We hope you'll return in the future to see how we continue to improve our Hotel and hospitality.

Reviewed September 16, 2017

The small parking lot is across the busy, one-way street and a daily fee is charged for parking there. The building is old, the bathrooms have a tub/shower and the tub is an old-fashioned claw-foot. So one must swing their leg to get in it....More

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Response from Tina M, Guest Relations Manager at O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection HotelResponded December 22, 2017

We appreciate that you've taken the time to share with us regarding our staff and bed. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Dry Cleaning
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$124 - US$229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$124 - US$229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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LeAnn S
June 11, 2017|
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Response from Llrn | Reviewed this property |
No restaurant on site but there is a pizza place next door. I do not think there are any suites or jacuzzi tubs. The balcony rooms do not have private balconies. Nice place but probably not for romantic getaways.
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203margareth
March 19, 2017|
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Response from bedhead02 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, you said fee, I thought it said free. Parking was FREE for us. We got a permit from reception.
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Llrn
January 13, 2017|
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Response from S R | Reviewed this property |
Truthfully, I cannot recall. I make it a practice never to use them.
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Room Tips
"Balconies are huge!"
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"Stay away. If you must stay here, request a room a far away from the ice maker as possible."
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"Don't stay, but if you do and you want to sleep in after 6 am, don't stay on the first floor"
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"the rooms are large. there are 3 floors and they are all BEAUTIFUL."
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