Apartment, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 4 (4 adults)
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I loved this place. We were across the street from the little plaza and seeing the farmers market and a cool light show on the church wall at night was amazing. The only thing that was kind of disappointing was the parking. But overall it was great.
Great location and room ... but
The room is great, really it is. But just realize that this is a beautiful old building and the windows are not double-panes. So that means you get some street traffic sound. We visited during Fiesta so we knew we’d be getting some noise at night but it’s really loud all night because they’re cleaning up after the parades and festivals. I would think during the rest of the year it’s okay and many nights it was fine. The other thing in my rating is that I had to call to get the tub and shower curtain cleaned. Not a biggie but I usually don’t have to do that. And, last negative, someone smokes down the hall or upstairs or somewhere and we got a good deal of smoke smell. On the positive side, it is a GREAT location for seeing downtown and it’s very near the main areas of river walk. Overall we enjoyed our week but I would think potential renters would want to know these things.
We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review, Robby! We apologize that the home was not cleaned to our standards. This unit is located right in the heart of downtown so you may hear noise from time to time. Many of our guests choose this location for its easy access to the River Walk and restaurants- as well as the great kitchen for making home-cooked meals. We encourage future guests to consider bringing earplugs if they are light sleepers. We hope to host you again soon!
Great Dowtown location - City Noise & Soft Bed
First off the apartment was in a great location, with good city views and very close proximity to the river walk. The apartment had a "simply hip" decor and was clean. It felt cozy and like you were in your own city tree house. The kitchen appliances were enough for a couple weeks. The apratment was just a few blocks away from the HEB grocery for convience. The bathroom was small but worked well for the two of us.
We picked this apartment for its location to downtown and the ease for walking and not having to rent a car. We used the river walk to access everything downtown. I even walked over to Hertz at the Marriot to rent a car for a day drive into the hill country.
How ever, the older building and downtown location do come with a few unexpected flaws. First, the windows are old single pain double hungs that allow a lot of the city noise to come in. This was most noticeable when the celebration (Mexican singing, dancing with a live band, horns and drumming) in front of the San Fernado Cathedral lasted until 1am. Second, every morning the city buses and trash trucks started up at 5am. Lots of morning traffic noise during the week.Trash trucks with loud back up beepers came by on two different mornings. Saturday was the quit day and we actually slept till 7am with out being woke up. Third, the bed is a bit soft for two people and basically has a dip in the middle. One person in the bed and it wasn't so noticeable.
If the noise wasn't able to penetrate into the building I would raise the rating by another star. If the bed was upgraded I would raise the rating by another star.
So over all this place totally has the potential to be 5 star, better windows would be the hardest to upgrade.
Very old and charming building and room.
The building is right near the San Antonio famous River Walk, which was very convenient. The room was very charming and clean, we enjoyed the stay despite the issues with the smoke alarm. Katherine was trying to make it right, even with no help from her building maintenance people.
This is not a place for anyone wanting a nice quiet vacation. It is a corner room with great views, one being the San Fernando Cathedral, which has a light show on their church and very loud music four nights a week until 10:30 pm. On the weekend, the Main Plaza had music playing very loud most all day and very late at night. There was no escaping the noise.
The things that would make this room better would be to install a power outlet in the bathroom, and making sure the smoke alarm is functioning.
We appreciate the feedback.
The location of this home is so amazing, but because of its convenience you are able to hear some of the city life that takes place.
Our local staff is currently working on fixing the alarm.
A Sweet Suite!
We loved the nostalgic feel and decor of this property. Beautiful street views of old historic San Antonio and easy access to Riverwalk will guarantee a follow-up stay! Unit is fully furnished with new appliances and kitchen utensils. Stay a day or week, you can't do better!
Wonderful time in San Antonio
Loved the location! Really marvelous restaurants and fantastic food!
Things we liked:
Very close to stairways to River Walk
Location was great! The cathedral was outstanding and the plaza across the street
Very nice decorating
Nice floors, loved the living room rug
Solid air conditioning
Things we didn't like:
Absolutely needs new mattress. Way too soft! Wish it was a King, but that may not fit in the room.
The missing slats in all the blinds need to be replaced. No privacy!
Hot water tap in bathroom sink with very limited flow. New valve needed.
Needs some deep cleaning...especially corners and along baseboards
TV very hard to navigate
Elevator broken for a day (not that bad)
Unable to control temp on air conditioning. Sometimes too cold. But really good for sleeping.
Need pillowcases on extra pillows
If you don't need a car don't have one. Parking is a big, big issue and expensive. Use Uber or Lyft. Wished we had known that!
We are so glad to hear this guest enjoyed their stay! The blinds and the bathroom sink faucet have been replaced, our local team added instructions on how to use the AC, pillowcases have been restocked, and we've followed up with the housekeepers. Thanks!