Homewood Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown Hotel
Reviews - Homewood Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Gay
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Homewood Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown Hotel
Great Propertyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great Place to Stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Good, but watch out for valet parking charges!from A TripAdvisor Member
Great family hotel at Homewood Suitesfrom A TripAdvisor Member
What An Awesome Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
nice location, very quietfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Floors 2-7 have the same floor plans and are the standard suites.
Floors 8-10 have larger floor plans. I agree w/ a previous reviewer that the picture shown is not the picture of the room we stayed in but I would assume that it does represent the room sizes of some of the higher-priced, larger rooms on floors 8-10. The hotel offers a free breakfast buffet and free appetizer buffet in the evening. The breakfast had something for everyone & there would be no reason why you would need/want to go anywhere else to eat. They offered scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, fruit, boxed cereal, muffins, & bread & waffles to toast all 3 mornings that we were there. And its all free. We only attended one evening social-a small taco buffet. Certainly not a meal, but perfect for a early evening snack before you hit the town for dinner. And by the way, its free. The only downside-the hotel does not look like a hotel from the outside as it was built as an office buillding and renovated a few years ago into a hotel. The lobby has beautiful floor to ceiling windows over looking the river, but the rooms have small windows. We were street side, but the front desk said that even if we had been riverside that you would have to be standing at the window in your room to have a river view. Another downside-water temperature seems to fluctuate throughout the day. I often took a shower that half the shower was cold and half the time was hot. But I have read similar reviews at other older hotels so it may just be a "historic building" issue. The hotel staff was courteous & accomodated any of our requests (called a taxi & looked into/fixed the water temperature problem by flushing a line in their system). As for the pool-as others have said, it is small. We both thought it would be perfect for our 4 year old daughter had she joined us on the trip.
There is also a hot tub which comfortably fits 4 adults.
If you're 20-something and want to be able to crawl home to your hotel at bartime, this hotel is NOT for you! You want to stay at the other Hilton-the Hilton Palacio del Rio-which houses several bars on the river level. Or stay at the Hyatt-Riverwalk or La Mansion del Rio.
These 3 hotels are right where the action (and noise) are located.
I notice that there are some poor reviews now of the Homewood Suites that were not there when I was inquiring a month ago. Personally, I think this hotel is a great find, but if you're not sure and want to ckeck out some other places, I would also suggest the Marriot Rivercenter or Marriott Riverwalk which are both located on/near the river & near all the attractions. Or try the Westin Riverwalk -its brand new & is located directly nextdoor to Homewood Suites. The Westin is where all the NBA teams stayed for the playoffs this summer (which the San Antonio Spurs won.) But I have not read their reviews so I don't know anything about the 3 places just mentioned other than location/outside appearance. As for things to do. Take the river tour-its only $6 and its an enjoyable, relaxing, informative 35 minute ride. I also suggest Rosario's for mexican food w/ a "yuppy" twist to its menu. Or if you're interested in the more standard mexican menu, Mi Tierra or La Margarita in El Mercado are the popular choices. Enjoy your stay. I know that if we come back, we will be staying at Homewood Suites again.
not disappointedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I had a problem with the restroom. Maintenance came very quickly and fixed the problem. GOOD SERVICE
Great Selectionfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Big Disappointmentfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Not what I expectedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for San Antonio
Visit Austin while you're at it! We stayed in Austin (about an hour north of SA) for 3 nights before staying in SA. We LOVED Austin and were sorry to leave. We had a good time in SA, but we could've seen everything we wanted to see in about a day and a half. An hour at the Alamo, an hour at El Mercado (Market Square), an hour at La Villita, a quick drive past all the beautiful historic homes in King William district, and an evening strolling the Riverwalk. We ran out of things to do downtown, so we visited the SA Zoo on the way to the airport and it was SO NICE! Well worth the trip.
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- Address: 432 West Market Street - San Antonio - Texas - 78205 - United States
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