Marriott Plaza San Antonio Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Downtown/Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas

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Pros

  • Large, bright rooms -- all have balconies
  • Downtown location close to the River Walk and historical sites
  • Gorgeous grounds with lots of greenery, pheasants, and a peacock
  • Heated outdoor pool with Jacuzzi
  • Tennis courts and a nice fitness center
  • Free use of bicycles

Cons

  • Fee for (valet) parking despite having its own adjacent lot
  • No free Wi-Fi
  • Thin walls mean noisy rooms for some
  • No coffeemakers
  • Small hotel fee

Bottom Line

A well-located budget alternative to its full-service sister properties, the Marriott Plaza makes a comfortable base for exploring downtown San Antonio and its historic attractions. But it lacks some basic in-room amenities found in its competitors’ rooms. It's a good choice for business travelers, as it boasts 17 meeting spaces -- and a nice pool for unwinding.

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 Scene

Lush gardens (and a few animals) surround a large swimming pool at this small property.

The lobby of this Marriott is small, but welcoming and attractive. Surrounding the hotel are lots of nice green areas where pheasants and peacocks might be spotted.

In a historic building next to the main lobby, you'll find a very well kept fitness center with a large outdoor swimming pool.

Some of the rooms face the sprawling gardens and pool and all have balconies allowing you to take in the outdoor scene.

 Location

Two blocks from the River Walk, across the street from Hemisfair Park

The San Antonio River Walk, a line of public walkways along the San Antonio River, is one of the most vibrant areas of the city, and is often called one of the top tourist attractions in all of Texas. For the foodies and partiers, Downtown/Riverwalk offers a plethora of restaurants, from all-vegetarian eateries, to pizza shops, to upscale five-star restaurants. One of the best aspects of Downtown/Riverwalk is that it can easily be explored by foot.

  • 15-minute drive to San Antonio International Airport
  • 5-minute walk to the River walk
  • 5-minute walk to La Villita park
  • 10-minute walk to the Alamo
  • 10-minute walk to Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
  • 15-minute walk to Tower of the Americas
  • 5-minute drive to the Alamodome
  • 5-minute drive to the King William Historical District

 Rooms

Big rooms, all with balconies -- though they lack some basic features

The rooms here are large, and a huge perk is that all of them have balconies facing the lush gardens or pool. They are well-decorated, with earth tones and bright pops of color. The bathrooms are equally large and modern.

The rooms are lacking certain basics, though, such as coffeemakers and mini-fridges.

  • Large, bright rooms all have balconies
  • Large baths with granite countertops
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • No in-room coffeemakers or mini-fridges
  • No Wi-Fi

 Features

A relaxing pool for vacationers and lots of meeting space for business travelers

 Food

Standard fare at restaurant and poolside drinks

  • The Anaqua Room serves contemporary American fare for three meals daily.
  • Palm Terrace Lounge offers cocktails and snacks al fresco.
  • Room service until late evening
  • Seasonal poolside bar
  • Several good restaurants within walking distance

 Bottom Line

A well-located budget alternative to its full-service sister properties, the Marriott Plaza makes a comfortable base for exploring downtown San Antonio and its historic attractions. But it lacks some basic in-room amenities found in its competitors’ rooms. It's a good choice for business travelers, as it boasts 17 meeting spaces -- and a nice pool for unwinding.

Things You Should Know About Marriott Plaza San Antonio

Address

  • 555 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX, 78205, US

Room Types

  • City View Room
  • Concierge Room
  • Courtyard View Room

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Hotel Features

Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Downtown/Riverwalk, San Antonio
Address: 555 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX, 78205, US
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