Rate based on Check-in: Apr 30, 2014 Check-out: May 1, 2014

O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

3 stars
116 Navarro Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
69 reviews
Gem of a Hide-Away in Plain sight

Very clean, everything you might need especially if you are "doing the town" and not trying to hang... See full review

  • JaxLyo
  • Mar 11, 2013
Great Location

Best value for location around the Riverwalk. Old hotel with character. Enjoyed the stay. See full review

  • Trippy Kit
  • Apr 5, 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.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Activities
Exercise gym
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
Turndown service
Iron

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Hotel Map

29.4216 -98.4908
Nearby airports
San Antonio Int'l Airport, (SAT), 8.00, MI, N;
Area description
City Center, Navarro @ Nueva

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.

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Guest Reviews (69)

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

Overall score

3.7 / 5
69 out of 69
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.8

81% would recommend to a friend.

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

Reviewer score

3
Sydney 2013
Charleston, SC
Apr 14, 2014

Great location

Great location for Riverwalk sightseeing. Also the bathroom was amazing!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
Trippy Kit
San Antonio, TX
Apr 5, 2014

Great Location

Best value for location around the Riverwalk. Old hotel with character. Enjoyed the stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
Older Texan
Nevada Texas
Mar 31, 2014

So convenient

We enjoyed our stay. The room was clean and comfortable and so close to the Riverwalk. We were there for the Expo also and that was a short walk away. We needed a place to park early and the staff was very helpful with that too. So I would highly recommend this hotel to others. Thanks for the pleasant experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
G.T.O.
Detroit Michigan
Mar 1, 2014

Great

Fantastic,Friendly,and Helpfull,rooms were very clean and comtable

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
It's Me 123
Ft Worth TX
Feb 26, 2014

1 Day Visit

This hotel was pretty & I loved the vintage feel & decor. The only problem I had was the parking was horrible. 1 small lot in the front (about 8 spaces) & another even smaller in the back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

4
Lana K
Austin, Tx
Feb 14, 2014

Comfy place

Nice location, close to everything but far enough to be Out of tourist traffic and noise. Not on Riverealk but close by and easy to walk to. Staff very helpful and friendly. Parking across street and small but cheap compared to other hotels. Trolleys go by hotel. We have stayed two times in last year snd would go back again. Free breakfast but could be better . Older but comfy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

2
RubyG
Austin, TX
Dec 14, 2013

Not guest friendly

Waiting in the lobby to check in, the clerk called across the room "Last name?" When she had completed her work, she said "You're done." Hardly what one would expect in a small hotel. No offer of information, etc. Certainly not even minimally pleasant. The building has been redecorated but not updated. The windows are loose in the frames allowing a lot of traffic noise all night. One of the two windows in our room was broken. The temperature control was for appearances only and opening the window for cooler air only increased the traffic noise. I certainly would not recommend the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of O Brien Historic Riverwalk, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member

Reviewer score

3
RitaK
PA
Nov 13, 2013

Bathroom needs immediate renovation.

No common areas in the lobby. Breakfast is on 1st floor and tables are on the second right to the guests rooms. People sit at these tables (no other place to sit) and you cannot rest in your room because it is very loud. Bathroom needs immediate renovation. Wouldn't recommend to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

River Walk

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

Reviewer score

2
Hot Vactioner
Okla.
Aug 1, 2013

Getaway

Some of the staff was very helpful others didn't care to help. Since our trip was pre-paid it seemed that we were not entitled for help. I am disappointed in our travel agent for not telling us that they had balcony rooms that we could get. After two days of noisy traffic I finally found a girl that would transfer us to a balcony room up until then the staff wanted us to pay about a $60 per day increase to have a balcony room. We stayed there for 5 days & I felt that could do this for us. In the end they agreed without a room increase. I breakfast is nothing to talk about & the set-up for it is not very good. You go to the lobby & fill a tray & then take it to second floor to eat it. They advertise a fitness room but do not have one. You can get one pass for just one family member to go somewhere else. Just a few things that was not what was advertised.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Go up in the Tower of Americas & if possible eat in the dinning room. It rotates 360 degrees every 1 &1/2 hr.

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

Reviewer score

4
Memoo happy camper
Waco Tx
Jul 9, 2013

within walking distance to everything

our stay was good, this hotel is very close to everything. the worse part of this hotel is the parking. they have a parking lot across the street which is very very small, it only holds about 10 cars and there is another parking lot behind the hotel which holds even less vehicles. We had to pay for parking in another parking lot. also the room had a muggy odor. We had the front desk come in a spray several times and it was only a temporary fix. Each time we entered the room it smelled again. the jacuzzi jets in the tub was awesome after walking all day, the beds were comfortable, and the air conditioner had a remote!! the breakfast was very good and there was alot of food each day. the desk staff was very friendly and helpful at all times. I would stay here again but next time I will arrive earlier so I can get a parking space in the hotel lot. Because once my car was parked it never left the parking space until we left to come home. but again I would stay at this hotel again because the good out weighed the bad by a long shot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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