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Overview of O´Brien Historic Hotel

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Garden
Balcony
Premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes
Premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes
Premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, blackout drapes

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Services
  • Parking Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationRiver Walk2 min walk
    Popular LocationLa Villita4 min walk
    Popular LocationAztec on the River (Aztec Theater)5 min walk
    AirportSan Antonio, TX (SAT-San Antonio Intl.)12 min drive

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About this area

San Antonio

Located in San Antonio, O´Brien Historic Hotel is in the city center. River Walk and Alamo are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at San Antonio Botanical Gardens and San Antonio Missions National Park. Check out an event or a game at Alamodome, and consider making time for San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests love the hotel's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • River Walk - 2 min walk
  • La Villita - 4 min walk
  • Aztec on the River (Aztec Theater) - 5 min walk
  • Cathedral of San Fernando - 7 min walk
  • Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • San Antonio Station - 2 min drive
  • AirportSan Antonio Intl. Airport (SAT) - 12 min drive

About this property

O´Brien Historic Hotel

This smoke-free hotel features self parking, coffee/tea in a common area, and a business center. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, a computer station, and express check-out are onsite. All 39 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Premium bedding, coffee makers, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking: USD 20.00 per day
  • Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Window screens

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after noon please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 20.00 per day (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
4.1
Very Good
5 - Excellent
389
4 - Good
360
3 - Okay
125
2 - Poor
30
1 - Terrible
33

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
we have stayed at the O'Brien 5-6 times prior to Covid season. Everyone is very friendly and helpful, love the staff. lots of green plants, great balconies. very close/easy access to riverwalk. Disappointed with housekeeping/cleaning this time though. Possibly management decision-taking advantage of "Covid" nothing seemed really clean. You have to go to the lobby for coffee, creamer, towels, toilet paper, etc. we will try again after housekeeping starts again.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Sad face IconDisliked: Room comfort
This is a beautiful historic hotel. Love the renovations of the hotel very modernized. Very small building. However in my opinion that makes it very special. Overall, I believe this hotel is very romantic for couples. The only things that I did not like about the hotel were the bed and parking. The king size bed was not soft at all. It felt like I was sleeping on top of a hard floor. The mattress was very hard. Did not sleep well at all. Woke up with back pains. The parking availability was terrible and they charge you $20 to park right across the street. The parking lot was very small had to wedge my small Tucson next to a ridiculous oversized F-350.Parking is not free as stated in Hotels.com. That info needs to be updated on the website. The parking lot is located across the street with no security and you will be risking your vehicle to damage and theft. The hotel states that they are not responsible for any damage or theft. Had to constantly be looking out of my window to check on my vehicle. The front doors are locked after 1am so if you were to get out the hotel through the emergency doors, you will not be able to get in after 7am. I understand the reason for that. However they need to update their security at this hotel. Like a lot of hotels, they need to have a security system that allows guest to get in the hotel with their key card. Overall, beautiful hotel, great renovations, bad bed and bad parking availability.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
They charge you for parking 20 dlls x day and the bathroom its not clean
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020
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