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Old 12-05-2007, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Highland Village
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Hi all! Hope everybody is having a great day! If you were going to spend a night downtown on the Riverwalk what hotel would you pick and why? Thanks in advance for your answers.
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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Depends - romantic or family?

The Hotel Valencia is stunning, but more suited to a romantic getaway than a place with kids.

I love the Menger Hotel - we had our wedding reception there and about 70 of our out of town guests, none of whom had been to SA before, stayed there. Almost all loved it. It's fabulous for its history and charm. The downside is that the rooms are not standard - the old part has really neat rooms, but some are small while others are quite spacious. The new part is a bit more standard. If you're used to chain places, it might not appeal.
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:58 PM
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The Drury Plaza is in an old building, but it's newly-converted to a hotel. Until the Grand Hyatt opens next year, it will have the newest guest rooms of any hotel on the Riverwalk.
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Old 12-05-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Highland Village
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Thanks! We are wanting to go as a family (Four adults, one child) over Christmas at some point. Really to enjoy the lights and to grab some food. Just an overnight thing...we live here in SA just have never done that before.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:31 PM
 
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Then stay at the Menger on Alamo Plaza. You will be right in the middle of all the lights and close to the best restaurants. And it's a short nice walk down to the riverwalk to look at the lights.
Enjoy the evening, and act like tourists, it makes it more fun.
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:58 AM
 
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We like the Marriott, when the kids are with us, because of the balconys overlooking the Riverwalk. We usually stay one night over the hoilidays even though we live within 20 minutes of downtown. It is nice to sit outside and watch the boats, lights and people walking.
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:53 PM
 
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I would pick the one right across from Alamo Plaza. It's just really nice and scenic. It may or may not be the one above Jim Cullum's Jazz Landing (if not that's another nice one).

But I also like the one located in Rivercenter Mall. For obvious reasons.
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Diyallusss, TX
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Depends - romantic or family?

The Hotel Valencia is stunning, but more suited to a romantic getaway than a place with kids.

I love the Menger Hotel - we had our wedding reception there and about 70 of our out of town guests, none of whom had been to SA before, stayed there. Almost all loved it. It's fabulous for its history and charm. The downside is that the rooms are not standard - the old part has really neat rooms, but some are small while others are quite spacious. The new part is a bit more standard. If you're used to chain places, it might not appeal.

oooh, have you read the 'ghost stories' on the hotel's web site???

(some of my family MAY be visiting after the first of the year; trying to decide whether to book them near the Riverwalk, or over here closer to home.... so I'm perusing hotel sites as well...)

Menger Hotel: Ghost Sightings (http://mengerhotel.com/page/ntmi/Ghost_Sightings.html - broken link)
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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oooh, have you read the 'ghost stories' on the hotel's web site???

(some of my family MAY be visiting after the first of the year; trying to decide whether to book them near the Riverwalk, or over here closer to home.... so I'm perusing hotel sites as well...)

Menger Hotel: Ghost Sightings (http://mengerhotel.com/page/ntmi/Ghost_Sightings.html - broken link)

The Gunther hotel is also suppose to be pretty haunted, too. They even have a picture (I think its in the bar) of a resident there who hanged herself in one of the rooms, and is now said to haunt the place.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thanks! We are wanting to go as a family (Four adults, one child) over Christmas at some point. Really to enjoy the lights and to grab some food. Just an overnight thing...we live here in SA just have never done that before.
The Marriott has a special for $91 for the night...and 100% goes to charity. Check out the Sunday paper or call them...it was a full page add yesterday.

Certain dates, but sounds like a worthy cause AND good time!!!
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