Sheraton Gunter Hotel

 
 

About the Hotel: The Sheraton Gunter Hotel, a Marriott Bonvoy Category 4 hotel, is located just three blocks from the River Walk in downtown San Antonio. It is approximately 20 minutes south of San Antonio International Airport. The historic hotel first opened in 1909. It is a modern hotel with modern amenities but has managed to keep its historic character.

Parking: There are parking garages nearby, or valet parking on-site. Parking in one of the garages is quite a bit less expensive, but not as convenient.

Executive Lounge: The Sheraton Club is open 7 days a week. It serves breakfast in the morning and evening hors d'oeuvres. Wine and beer is complimentary. Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite and higher members receive complimentary access to the lounge. Other guests can access the lounge by booking a Concierge Level room.

Other Amenities: There is an on-site gym and outdoor pool. The gym has several treadmills, stationary bikes, and other exercise machines, in addition to free weights. The pool is typically closed for maintenance during the winter months.

Dining: There is a lobby restaurant and bar on property, but the hotel’s close proximity to the River Walk opens up an unlimited amount of other dining options as well.

Officer Wayfinder’s Review: This was an outstanding hotel. The staff was excellent - especially Marie, the evening hostess in the lounge. I loved the historic feel of the hotel, yet with the modern amenities. I was also very pleased when I learned that the lounge was open on the weekends as well - that isn’t always the case. The location so close to the River Walk was also very convenient.

I definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in downtown San Antonio or near the River Walk.

 
The Sheraton Gunter Hotel was built in 1909, so it has a historical feel to it, but has been well updated with modern amenities.

The Sheraton Gunter Hotel was built in 1909, so it has a historical feel to it, but has been well updated with modern amenities.

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The only on-site parking was valet, but other parking options were available (and less expensive) nearby.

The only on-site parking was valet, but other parking options were available (and less expensive) nearby.

I’m not sure if the lights are red because I was there in February or if they’re always red. Either way, the exterior lighting was a nice touch.

I’m not sure if the lights are red because I was there in February or if they’re always red. Either way, the exterior lighting was a nice touch.

The titles on the entrance gives the hotel a historic feel.

The titles on the entrance gives the hotel a historic feel.

The mezzanine level above the lobby has lots of additional seating.

The mezzanine level above the lobby has lots of additional seating.

The hallways were very wide.

The hallways were very wide.

There was both a desk and a reading chair in the room.

There was both a desk and a reading chair in the room.

Some rooms with two beds have double beds, while others have queens.

Some rooms with two beds have double beds, while others have queens.

One of the queens in my room was pretty tight against the wall because of the odd shape of the room. From what I could tell, many of the rooms were shaped differently, so I can’t guarantee it’s like this in every room.

One of the queens in my room was pretty tight against the wall because of the odd shape of the room. From what I could tell, many of the rooms were shaped differently, so I can’t guarantee it’s like this in every room.

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The TV was on when a personalized welcome message when I arrived.

The TV was on when a personalized welcome message when I arrived.

More hotels need something like this on the nightstand. One of my biggest gripes is when I have to move a table or unplug a light in order to plug my phone in next to the bed - not here!

More hotels need something like this on the nightstand. One of my biggest gripes is when I have to move a table or unplug a light in order to plug my phone in next to the bed - not here!

I’ve never seen a white noise machine in a hotel before - it worked great at night!

I’ve never seen a white noise machine in a hotel before - it worked great at night!

The bathroom was kind of small, but that is typical in older hotels.

The bathroom was kind of small, but that is typical in older hotels.

There was a single sink with a small counter.

There was a single sink with a small counter.

The bathroom was a little dated - but it was completely functional.

The bathroom was a little dated - but it was completely functional.

The hotel is a couple blocks from the River Walk, so there isn’t much of a view in any direction.

The hotel is a couple blocks from the River Walk, so there isn’t much of a view in any direction.

The Sheraton Club was open 7 days a week, which was a nice surprise.

The Sheraton Club was open 7 days a week, which was a nice surprise.

There was lots of space in the Club and it was never full.

There was lots of space in the Club and it was never full.

Additional seats in the club.

Additional seats in the club.

The Club has a boardroom attached.

The Club has a boardroom attached.

Evening hors d'oeuvres consisted of veggies, cheese, and warm options (crab cakes, pulled pork biscuits, and cordon bleu were some of the options during my stay).

Evening hors d'oeuvres consisted of veggies, cheese, and warm options (crab cakes, pulled pork biscuits, and cordon bleu were some of the options during my stay).

Complimentary wine and beer during the evening reception in the Club.

Complimentary wine and beer during the evening reception in the Club.

The gym was open 24 hours a day.

The gym was open 24 hours a day.

There were free weights and benches.

There were free weights and benches.

The gym had several treadmills, stationary bikes, and other workout equipment.

The gym had several treadmills, stationary bikes, and other workout equipment.

Some of the historic aspects of the hotel included an old mail chute.

Some of the historic aspects of the hotel included an old mail chute.

The lobby restaurant has outdoor patio seating.

The lobby restaurant has outdoor patio seating.

 

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