O'Brien Historic Hotel - San Antonio  3 stars

116 Navarro Street, San Antonio, United States, 78205  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Room was medium in size - Nice breakfast - Great location
  • Room was newly renovated - I would visit this hotel again - Floors were very dirty - Breakfast is good
  • Continental breakfast was sufficient - No fan in bathroom - Friendly staff - Room had a nice whirlpool bath
  • Free wireless internet - Riverwalk was 2 short blocks away - Room was comfortable
  • Staff was really nice and helpful - Free continental breakfast - Parking is $10 - Nice towels and linens
  • Block from the riverwalk and less than that from la villita - Nice continental breakfast - Rooms are fairly small, but nice and clean

Overview

The family-friendly O'Brien Historic Hotel is a 3-star property set next to Spirit of Healing Mural, San Pedro Springs Park and San Antonio Museum of Art.

The comfortable location makes museums, a historic market and a tower easily reachable. It will take you 5 minutes to get to Tower Life Building, Arneson River Theatre and Hertzberg Circus Museum.

The hotel is surrounded by markets, restaurants and a mall.

Just 15 minutes from San Antonio International airport.

Rooms

This property offers 35 contemporary guestrooms complete with a private balcony, a writing desk, Wi-Fi, individual climate control and satellite TV. They provide bathrooms with bathrobes, a roll in shower and a hairdryer.

Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served in the dining room.

Work

Guests will benefit from dry cleaning, wake up service and ironing service along with a lift, parking and a safe deposit box.

Relax

Guests will enjoy whirlpool baths, a Jacuzzi and water beds on-site. The on-site fitness center comes with a gym and fitness classes.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 10 per day.

Number of rooms   39.

City Center San Antonio - 1700 ft
Airports San Antonio International (SAT) - 7.8 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants La Villita Cafe (cuisine: Delicatessen) - 400 ft, Zocca Cuisine D'Italia (cuisine: Italian) - 900 ft
Parks HemisFair Urban Park - 1300 ft
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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Continental breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
Media
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • CD player

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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2 Queen Beds, Accessible, No Smoking
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O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, No Smoking
O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, No Smoking
O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, No Smoking
O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, No Smoking
O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, No Smoking
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 260 sq. feet

Comfortable room features two Queen size beds, work desk, contemporary bathroom. This room is with City View. The room is wheelchair accessible.

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    2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
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    O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
    O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
    O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
    O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
    O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
    Bed type: Double Bed
    Size: 260 sq. feet

    Comfortable room features two Queen size beds, work desk, contemporary bathroom. This room includes a balcony.

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      2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
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      O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
      O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
      O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
      O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
      O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
      Bed type: Double Bed
      Size: 260 sq. feet

      Comfortable room features two Queen size beds, work desk, contemporary bathroom with one person whirlpool bathtub. This room is on the ground floor.

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        2 Queen Beds, Accessible, No Smoking
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        O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, No Smoking
        O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, No Smoking
        O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, No Smoking
        O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, No Smoking
        O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, No Smoking
        Bed type: Double Bed
        Size: 260 sq. feet

        Comfortable room features two Queen size beds, work desk, contemporary bathroom. This room is with City View. The room is wheelchair accessible. This room includes a balcony.

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          1 King Bed, No Smoking
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          O'Brien Historic Hotel 1 King Bed, No Smoking 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
          O'Brien Historic Hotel 1 King Bed, No Smoking 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
          O'Brien Historic Hotel 1 King Bed, No Smoking 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
          Bed type: Double Bed
          Size: 260 sq. feet

          Comfortable room features a King size bed, work desk, contemporary bathroom. This room is with City View.

          Room facilities
            1 King Bed, No Smoking
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            O'Brien Historic Hotel 1 King Bed, No Smoking 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
            O'Brien Historic Hotel 1 King Bed, No Smoking 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
            O'Brien Historic Hotel 1 King Bed, No Smoking 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
            Bed type: Double Bed
            Size: 260 sq. feet

            Comfortable room features a King size bed, work desk, contemporary bathroom. This room includes a balcony.

            Room facilities
              2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
              Check Prices
              O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
              O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
              O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
              O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
              O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
              Bed type: Double Bed
              Size: 260 sq. feet

              Comfortable room features two Queen size beds, work desk, contemporary bathroom. This room is with City View.

              Room facilities
                1 King Bed, No Smoking
                Check Prices
                O'Brien Historic Hotel 1 King Bed, No Smoking 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
                Bed type: Double Bed
                Size: 260 sq. feet

                Comfortable room features a King size bed, work desk, contemporary bathroom with one person whirlpool bathtub. This room is on the ground floor.

                Room facilities
                  2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
                  Check Prices
                  O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
                  O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
                  O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
                  O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
                  O'Brien Historic Hotel 2 Queen Beds, No Smoking
                  Bed type: Double Bed
                  Size: 260 sq. feet

                  Comfortable room features two Queen size beds, work desk, contemporary bathroom. This room is with City View.

                  Room facilities

                    O'Brien Historic Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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                    • Museums
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                    What's nearby

                    Tourist attractions
                    • 1000 ft
                    • Tower of the Americas
                      1000 ft
                    • 1700 ft
                    • Hangar
                      1700 ft
                    Popular areas
                    • La Villita Historical Arts Village
                      400 ft
                    Convention centers
                    Sport related
                    Amusement
                    • Yanaguana Cruises
                      1000 ft
                    • 1700 ft
                    • Imax Sales and Administration
                      1700 ft
                    • Texas Adventure
                      1700 ft
                    Historical sites
                    • LA Villita
                      400 ft
                    Museums
                    • Hertzberg Circus Museum
                      700 ft
                    • Hemisfair Park
                      1000 ft
                    • San Antonio Symphony
                      1700 ft
                    • San Antonio Dance Umbrella
                      1700 ft
                    • San Antonio Children's Museum
                      1700 ft
                    • Plaza Wax Museum and Ripley's
                      1700 ft
                    • Daughters-Republic-Texas Libra
                      1700 ft
                    • Arts-San Antonio
                      1700 ft
                    • San Antonio Art League
                      1700 ft
                    • Buckhorn Saloon and Museum
                      1700 ft
                    Parks
                    • LA Villita Park
                      400 ft
                    Halls
                    • Villita Assembly Building
                      400 ft
                    • Hermann Sons Ballroom
                      400 ft
                    • Saint Joseph Society Hall
                      1400 ft
                    Theaters
                    Medical care and Hospitals
                    • Nix Health Care System
                      1400 ft

                    Local Attractions

                    • San Antonio Museum of Art
                      1.2 mi
                      200 West Jones Ave., San Antonio
                    • Nightmare on Grayson
                      1.7 mi
                      201 East Grayson St, San Antonio
                    • San Pedro Springs Park
                      1.8 mi
                      1315 San Pedro, San Antonio
                    • Fort Sam Houston
                      2.7 mi
                      1210 Stanley Rd, San Antonio
                    • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
                      2.8 mi
                      2202 Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio

                    Near the hotel

                    • La Villita Historic Arts Village
                      400 ft
                      418 Villita, San Antonio
                    • Tower of the Americas
                      500 ft
                      600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio
                    • Tower Life Building
                      800 ft
                      310 S St Marys St., San Antonio
                    • San Antonio River
                      1300 ft
                      San Antonio, TX
                    • HemisFair Urban Park
                      1300 ft
                      222 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio
                    • The Alamo
                      2700 ft
                      300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
                    • Bexar County Courthouse
                      1500 ft
                      San Antonio, TX

                    Restaurants Nearby

                    • La Villita Cafe

                      76% likes this, based on 47 reviews
                      Cuisine: Delicatessen

                      400 ft
                      418 Villita Street, #9
                    • Zocca Cuisine D'Italia

                      86% likes this, based on 722 reviews
                      Cuisine: Italian
                      Price Range: USD 12 - USD 42

                      900 ft
                      420 W. Market St.

                      Phone: 2104446070

                    • Boudro's on the Riverwalk

                      62% likes this, based on 1082 reviews
                      Cuisine: American
                      Price Range: USD 32 - USD 41

                      1100 ft
                      421 E Commerce St

                      Phone: (210) 224-8484

                    • Casa Rio

                      59% likes this, based on 811 reviews
                      Cuisine: American, Mexican
                      Price Range: USD 0 - USD 30

                      1100 ft
                      430 E Commerce St

                      Phone: 210-225-6718

                    • Las Ramblas

                      79% likes this, based on 199 reviews
                      Cuisine: Spanish, Latin
                      Price Range: USD 22 - USD 31

                      800 ft
                      at Hotel Contessa

                      Phone: 210-298-8040

                    O'Brien Historic Hotel Reviews

                    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at O'Brien Historic Hotel

                    Average guest rating

                    8.0
                    out of 10
                    Excellent
                    Based on 138 reviews

                    Rating by category:

                    Location
                    8.2
                    Rooms
                    7.5
                    Service
                    7.6
                    Value
                    8.1
                    Dining
                    8.0

                    Individual guest reviews

                    • Group of friends

                      Good location, you can walk to the Alamo or the River Walk in under 10 minutes. Clean room and when a mysterious "parking charge" appeared on my bill without any mention or warning, the staff removed it without a question when I approached them about it. Breakfast was OK, nothing special but it got the job done. There is a parking lot across the street. Good shower.

                      The lady who checked us in was very rude...no tact at all. I regretted booking with them after dealing with her! That said, we never saw her again after that. The other staff members were much more polite. The bill quickly rose from the initial quote...including a parking charge that was never mentioned or explained when they gave me a parking pass. They removed it without a fuss but I thought that was unnecessary sneakiness.

                      • Average rating
                        8.2
                    • Family with children

                      The staff was extremely friendly. The hotel was in a great location. The room was very clean and very comfortable. It was an incredible value for the price.

                      • Average rating
                        9.2
                    • Group of friends

                      Located very close to the river walk. Clean, Comfortable, we felt right at home.

                      • Average rating
                        10.0
                    • Couple

                      I liked how close it was to the Riverwalk. I liked how I was able to leave my car parked in their parking lot for two days without having to hunt for parking downtown. Everything I wanted to do in San Antonio was within walking distance of the hotel. Hotel staff was friendly and very helpful. The room was nice and comfortable for a couple to stay in. I liked how they had complementary continental breakfast.

                      I could hear some street traffic noise in my hotel room during the day.

                      • Average rating
                        8.8
                    • Single

                      Lovely room, and very comfortable bed.

                      Coffee with the cont. breakfast was not good, at all. Also, when I frist arrived at the hotel, the parking was a little confusing, had to circle the block several times, before I figured out where to park. The parking area itself was very convenient to the hotel, once I found it. Would suggest that the parking information be included in the hotel descripiton/information on the web site.

                      • Average rating
                        9.6
                    • Older travelers

                      Nice and clean place, but it's best asset is location. A short walk to the Riverwalk, the Alamo, Hemispehere Park, etc. And forgive me if I forgot to say... with parking!

                      The bathroom is really very narrow and uncomfortable. Be careful when going in and out the bath tub because you can easily have an accident, especially is you have a knee/back problem.

                      • Average rating
                        8.2
                    • Single

                      Close to the river walk and only 3 floors.

                      Room could have been cleaner. TV could have been better equipped for stations.

                      • Average rating
                        7.0
                    • Older travelers

                      The location was excellent. The staff were very nice. I was surprised by the range of options for the breakfast. Great coffee maker in lobby. Chocolate and bottled water in the room. Didn't see any little kids. Thought the hotel was almost empty - didn't hear my neighbors, but saw them in the morning so they were there.Small facility so easy to come and go. We could leave our car in the parking lot after we checked out.

                      The windows appear to be the originals - single pane glass. We were in the front, second floor (only 3 floors). The buses outside were really loud in the afternoon after we checked in. I didn't think I'd be able to sleep (we leave on private road so not used to any road noise), but did although with my head wedged between two pillows. It was much quieter as the night wore on, If I stay there again, I'll pay more to stay in the back - won't stay in a front room again. I also didn't like that there was no tray for the soap in the shower (an old tub converted to shower).

                      • Average rating
                        8.8
                    • Single

                      Very friendly staff, very fine position, just near the Riverwalk.

                      Poor breakfast, no space for breakfast. An odd and unpleasant smell in the room and on the entire 1st floor.

                      • Average rating
                        7.4
                    • Couple

                      Close to the riverwalk.

                      It is very old looking outside. There is no wifi internet and parking is not free.

                      • Average rating
                        7.4
                    • Single

                      Great value for the money. Close enough to the Riverwalk for my tastes.

                      The room had a very strong, musty smell.

                      • Average rating
                        8.2
                    • Single

                      Complimentary breakfast, all-day free coffee, excellent location to downtown and Riverwalk

                      Lack of fridge and safe deposit box in room

                      • Average rating
                        9.2
                    • Older travelers

                      What I like best during my stayed was, the hotel was very close to all the restaurants.

                      The hotel does not have enough parking

                      • Average rating
                        9.2
                    • Single

                      location; breakfast included

                      • Average rating
                        8.2
                    • Single

                      The location was very good, close to Riverwalk and reachable cheaply with the city bus direct from the airport. Although I was told at check-in that wireless internet wasn't available in the rooms (only wired), my room right above reception did have a wireless signal.

                      Noise from buses and such in the street was a bit too loud in my room. Also, the sound of the elevator was noticeable just outside my room's door.

                      • Average rating
                        9.2
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