The St Anthony Hotel

, San Antonio, United States
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The St Anthony Hotel

, San Antonio
3 star

Rooms: 352

300 East Travis - San Antonio - Texas - 78205 - United States 210-227-4392
287 Traveller

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7/10
Preserved Pleasure
Submitted by: Beverlya in 03/11/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Your hotel is a gorgeous historical hotel. I enjoyed the meals that I had at the hotel. Your staff was friendly and helpful. The one down side are the homeless people who congregate nearby. Though I was never bothered by them, I did feel a little insecure when walking around in the area.
9/10
Very pleasant
Submitted by: Jack in 12/10/05
  • Age Group: 60 +
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
A comfortable, well-located quiet hotel, beautifully kept up. We had a huge room facing the main front street and were a bit worried it would be noisy at night - it was not at all, even with windows open.
2/10
Unable to stay
Submitted by: Vicki in 03/11/05
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
I checked in and my room was so small, so dingy, and the bed was very soft & uncomfortable... I turned around, went back to the desk to ask for another room and was told the hotel was full. Fortunately I was able to find a room at the Fairmont Hotel and I moved there. The desk clerk was pleasant & gave me a refund for the room.

Historical Traveller Reviews of The St Anthony Hotel

Loved the St. Anthony

from Texasnative
My husband and I just spent out 5th anniversary in SA and stayed at the St. Anthony. We had a wonderful time and took advantage of the WyndhambyRequest program. The By Request manager was very professional and gracious as we bumped into him as we were about to enter our room upon arrival. There was a scrumptious welcome snack and wine in our room for our anniversary. Check in was very quick and easy even though the front desk was very busy. The room was very large and clean. We had a great view of the Travis Park. The French provincial furnishings and chandeliers etc. in the lobby and other banquet areas were fabulous.
There are also old photos of Princess Grace from her 1968 Hemisfair visit and old MGM stars from the 1940s hanging about. We also enjoyed the spectacular champagne brunch in the famed Peacock Alley on Sunday morning. This brunch was visually outstanding and all the food we tried was delectable! A nice bonus was the classic jazz pianist playing throughout the dining period. The only suggestion I would make is that our room needed more furniture. It was truly large, and there was a lot of open space which could have been warmed up with a loveseat and maybe a little more art on the walls. It was really an enjoyable and neat place. We love the character and charm of the historic hotel. We would stay there again.

Grand time at a grand hotel

from dcdneeley
We went to San Antonio for Spring Break with my 6 year old son. We were in room 850, two queen beds, a very large room overlooking Travis Park.
The bathroom was wonderful as was the staff. The only problems we encountered were that the conceirge reccommended a restaurant that closed at 6:00 ( we walked in the rain at 7:00 to find them closed), the other problem was the breakfast buffet in the Madrid Room. The breakfast was very good, but they were understaffed. Apart from those two things, the hotel was excellent.

Bit spooky but fun

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here for a long weekend with a friend. Purchased with a great rate from hotwire, so had no idea what I got until after purchase. The hotel is old and when we got there around midnight it was very spooky, My friend and I were both tired. We checked with no problem, It was quick and the staff was nice. I asked for a room with two bed and they ended up giving us a small dark room with one bed. We went back to reception and the night manager was very nice and changed our room to one with a two beds... we were already a little scared b/c of the lighting so we were hoping for a decent room. We were completely surprised to be given a large room with two poster beds and the really fantastic part was that we had two bathrooms... so my friend and I did not have to share a bathroom. The room was large and very old looking and beautiful. I do have to agree that the walls are thin and you could hear everything going on outside the room which added to the historic feeling of the place, but for me and my friend it was still a bit scary. Room service was great and brought towels and cleaning crew was wonderful. Location was good, it is close to all the sites and a good walk, but you do have to pay to park at the parking lot across the street. Overall had a nice time at this hotel.

Beware of the Lincoln Suite

from A TripAdvisor Member
I purchased two rooms on hotwire and got a great deal, so I thought.
Our first room was lovely the other room, however, was a total shock!
The Lincoln Suite has a queen sized fold out couch for its bed. While this might be fine for a buisness person who plans to hold meetings in their suite it is not what I think of when I book a room in a four star hotel. When we tried to complain to the front desk about the bed and the fact that it was a smoking floor (which we had specifically requested a non-smoking room) the rude night staff was quick to point out that hotwire rules state that smoking preferences are not guaranteed and that the type of room sold is at the disgression of the hotel. We also had problems with the showers in both rooms. The water was either scalding hot or ice cold. Would I stay there again....probably not.

Beautiful hotel, great location, exceptional price!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed the weekend in this hotel at the end of January 04 and got an excellent deal! I shopped around quite a bit before booking a room and found one for $88 on their Wyndham website which is a great rate for this four star hotel. However, I did some price shopping and was able to find it at a rate of $66 on another website for the same exact room.
Then I read about the Wyndham Webrate guarantee stating that if I found a cheaper rate within 24 hours of booking a room, they would give me the first night for free and match the price for the second night. So, I completed the necessary form and received a reply within 24 hours. I also decided to become a Wyndham ByRequest member and receive extra benefits. I was very impressed with their new Webrate guarantee and looked forward to the rest of my experience.

Upon our arrival, the two employees were extremely busy answering the phones. When they got around to us, they asked for my ByRequest number and immediately pulled up my information and then upgraded us to a John Wayne suite which was one of their largest suites. We were blown away by the size of the suite and extremely impressed that they had personalized the suite with a fruit tray, cookies, soft drinks and bottled water. They also had extra pillows and towels as I had requested on my ByRequest membership when I signed up. The only thing wrong with the amazing room was the old decoration that needed some updating and the extremely hard brick mattress we had to sleep on. We called to request more pillows which they happily complied. The following day they told us that some of the mattresses had been replaced, but not all. They then downgraded us to a Jr. suite upon my request for a softer bed since all the other suites were occupied. The Jr. suite was not as extravagant as the John Wayne suite, but it was impressive and a LOT nicer than there standard tiny box of a room.

All in all, the breakfast located in the Madrid room downstairs was absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced. The concierge was more than helpful in making reservations and suggestions for us. The hotel decor was extravagant and beautifully decorated. The location was the best part of it all, we only paid $77 total for 2 nights and were within walking distance to the Riverwalk and the Alamo.

Best prices, exceptional food and service, beautiful four star hotel.
Location, location, location...everything is within walking distance from this hotel including the Riverwalk and the Alamo!

The hotel is in the process of replacing old mattresses and redecorating their rooms. If you decide to stay in the extravagant suite, be sure to ask if the mattress has been replaced recently.

an adequate hotel

from captainTexas
Stayed at the St. Anthony hotel for a weekend. Great rates. Front desk staff unprofessional, unkept, and rude. Rooms very old but adequate. Bathrooms are a little creepy and need to be updated. Very noisy rooms. Heard every conversation down to the detail (including occupants names) in next room and had to be moved to another room. Great location. Overall, not bad if you get a room for a great rate otherwise stay on the river.

Great location yet poor service

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed for the weekend at this hotel and to start we had a long wait just to sign in and get our key. That night we decided to get a drink at the hotel bar and the bartender seemed burned out and rude to the customers. To top it off the shower was the most dreaded thing to do since the water would change temperatures from hot to cold within seconds. This continued even after we told the front desk to have someone fix it. The walls are paper thin and you can hear your neighboors, pray they are quiet. I think that for the price of the rooms vs. the service. the prices would have to be brought down!!

Good service but noisey

from A TripAdvisor Member
Avoid room 501.....the noise from the to alleys kept us from napping or getting a good night's sleep. Service was great, but we had a small room and very hard bed. When someone nearby showered, ours 'whistled" loudly....

Better than expected

from TheSauls
After seeing mixed reviews I was nervous but we booked @ the St.
Anthony anyway. It was WONDERFUL! As a "Wyndham Rewards" member I had complimentary beverages & snacks along with a thank you card in my room. We had also, been upgraded to a "Superior King" which had a sitting area and lots of space. The bathroom was the best you can expect in a historic hotel (which usually has small rooms). The staff provided excellent service, calling us by name from the moment they unloaded the car. Take the vallet parking which is only $5.00 more than the self park & make sure to enjoy the roof-top pool.

Nice place if you ask

from A TripAdvisor Member
Wyndham Historic Hotels suggest less than what such a hotel is. I've stayed at several, including the St. Anthony.

To be sure, the St. Anthony is worthy of the "historic" title. It's a spectacular old building, full of ghosts and legends and occupies a wonderful location overlooking an old-fashioned Spanish plaza.

That being said, my experience with "historic" and "Wyndham" is an exercise in uneveness. When I first checked in at this hotel, I was assigned a tiny room with a queen bed that took up most of the room. It also smelled of cigarette smoke. It was clean though.

In the morning I asked for a change and they did it cheerfully and immediately, even though I said it was fine for me to wait all day as I had to be elsewhere. The new room was worth 3x's what I paid and I thanked the staff profusely.

The staff was terrific not just in this instance but in my many other little requests like "where is this?", "how do I get there?", "can I park somewhere cheaper than here?" etc. Good people and honest.

The thing about "historic" that bothers me is that, when associated with Wyndham, it sounds so classic and elegant, but on arrival its a bit disappointing to see how "historic" really means "worn".

The rooms are up-to-date and nothing to worry about in general as they are always clean. They just may be small, odd-shaped, large, enormous, average, luxurious, etc. You have to ask for a good room rather than rely on the computer system to assign you one.

Further, you may be a little shocked by little things like the ice machine, for example. On my floor, at check in, the room was fine. When they moved me to the really nice room, the ice machine room was appalling! Apparently the ice machine above was leaking so the ceiling tiles were soaked and had fallen to the floor. I don't think that was something that had just happened yesterday as it takes a while and a good deal of water to soak through a floor and make the floor below's ceiling tiles fall.

I told a maid and she was appalled too.

The St. Anthony has an elaborate weekend buffet. Very, very impressive.
Among the best I've ever seen. I didn't try it, but as it's held in the lobby, I walked through more than twice. It was something to write home about.

This hotel is often heavily discounted so check around for rates. When you get a great deal, you'll feel like I do - it was a tremendous bargain and a not just a stay but an experience.

So, in sum, the St. Anthony is truly historic and often elegant... just make sure you ask for what you expect.

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  • Address: 300 East Travis - San Antonio - Texas - 78205 - United States
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