We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
O\\
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

402 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 394: English reviews
Montgomery, Texas, United States
1 review
Reviewed 17 November 2012

I stayed at the O'Brien for my first visit to San Antonio. It's centrally located right in the heart of the city, just steps from the Riverwalk. This hotel is what visiting Texas is all about, warm hospitality and spacious rooms, all filled with Southern charm. I accidently made my reservation for the night beforehand, and instead of turning me... More 

Helpful?
Thank KateWilson20
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2012

I bought a groupon for one night at $89. It was every bit worth it! Hotel is VERY close to riverwalk. Room was ready, clean, and spacious. The bed and pillows were excellent. I would certainly stay again. There is a free breakfast, but it is continental. The room was a little stuffy, but not bad enough to make it... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jamie S
Regina, SK
Level Contributor
32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2012

It's always hard to pick a hotel somewhere you have never been, but the O'Brien lived up to my expectations. It is convenient to the Riverwalk and just far enough away that you aren't kept awake by all the activity of it. It is close to the Convention Center and there is lots of public transit right outside the hotel,... More 

Helpful?
Thank booklovr
Colby, Kansas
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

This historic hotel is in downtown and very convenient to the Riverwalk and all downtown sites. The room was very nice and well kept. When we checked in, the clerk upgraded us to a balcony room. The view was great!! We just parked our car for 2 1/2 days and walked everywhere. We returned to this hotel on our return... More 

Helpful?
Thank nmip
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of November. Hotel was clean and service desk was helpful. I was dissapointment when I found out the website is incorrect when it says there is an exercise room. When I asked they said I would have to walk 9 blocks to the facility but that I would be given a... More 

Helpful?
Thank travellor5
Brasilia, DF
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2012

Very well located. Calm and charmful, it has parking right across the street. Very close to the Riverwalk. Nice rooms! Wifi works properly. Friendly staff, very helpful and kind. Calm neighborhood, in despite the hotel is located in the very Downtown San Antonio.

Helpful?
2 Thank RockTraveler
kerrville
Level Contributor
393 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2012

This small hotel a few blocks from the riverwalk has spacious rooms. The back side rooms are very quiet, we had a front room last stay and the street was noisy. Used a Living social Coupon this stay and received the great rate of $89 plus $10 parking and taxes.

Helpful?
Thank skgcdl
League City, Texas
Level Contributor
66 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2012 via mobile

Great little boutique hotel. Slow time of year...no issues parking, but the lot is behind the hotel and only accessible by a narrow alley next to the front of the building....so slooow down as you approach the hotel or you will pass it! Beautiful room, the hotel and room smelled fresh and was immaculate. Carpeting in our balcony room appeared... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Meander48
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2012

After reading reviews, we were hesitant to stay. Oh boy, I'm glad we stayed. The service, the rooms, the location & the value were great. Close to the Riverwalk. Only bad thing about the place was parking. But they have a few parking lots right across the street.

Helpful?
1 Thank Tee1Be2
Clarence, New York
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2012

Just spent a week at the obrien historic hotel let me tell you after reading bad reviews wondered just how good this hotel would be> It was fantastic clean enough room good contintental breakfast and delisa and her staff were super always eager to help make sugestion it mad my stay much nicer thanks delisa and staff cant wait to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank davidpetrillo

106 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (81)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (19)
Viewed
Room/Suite (25)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (18)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (25)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (17)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Antonio hotels
Crockett Hotel
#20 of 358 in San Antonio
1,559 reviews
The Fairmount
#152 of 358 in San Antonio
146 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
East Side
Riverwalk Vista
Riverwalk Vista
#37 of 358 in San Antonio
470 reviews
East Side
Home2 Suites by Hilton San Antonio Downtown - Riverwalk
East Side
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Antonio - Riverwalk / Downtown
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The O'Brien Historic Hotel Downtown Riverwalk offers quiet luxury in the heart of Downtown San Antonio. We are centrally located one block from the famous Riverwalk (which offers an array of restaurants, shops and nightlife), four blocks from the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, three blocks from the Alamo Plaza. You can take a breath-taking walk on the Riverwalk and enjoy the history and magic that San Antonio has to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

Address: 116 Navarro Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Price Range: ₹ 6,273 - ₹ 14,046 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Odigeo, Travelocity, Choice Hotels, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Clarion Collection San Antonio
San Antonio Clarion Collection
Clarion San Antonio
Hotel Style:
#70 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Dallas, Texas

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from O'Brien Historic Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Second floor rooms on the back of the hotel share a long balcony, nice place to sit with a coffee”
 of 5 bubbles Allan_Journeys, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The balcony rooms are a good deal, they go the whole length of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles LarryM113cav, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to book a room above the ground floor as it is quite noisy there”
 of 5 bubbles 500brianf, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Balcony room was nice for a night time cigar and drink in the beautiful San Antonio weather”
 of 5 bubbles 200traviss, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I spoke to other guests All the rooms are good. Let the staff pick one for you”
 of 5 bubbles sstrohmayer, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay