The St. Anthony

 
 

About the Hotel: The St. Anthony Luxury Collection Hotel, a Marriott Bonvoy Category 5 hotel, is located three blocks from the River Walk in downtown San Antonio. It is approximately 20 minutes south of San Antonio International Airport.

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

Executive Lounge: There is no lounge at this property. Marriott Bonvoy Platinum members and higher receive a breakfast credit in the lobby restaurant.

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.

Dining: There is a lobby restaurant and bar on property, but the hotel’s location on the River Walk opens up an unlimited amount of other dining options as well. As an interesting fact - the lobby bar, The St. Anthony Club, is where Southwest Airlines founder Herb Kelleher first had the groundbreaking idea behind Southwest’s business model.

Officer Wayfinder’s Review: The St. Anthony was an excellent hotel. It was very luxurious and the staff went out of their way at every turn to make you feel like you were the only guest at the property. It was incredibly well maintained and well appointed.

The hotel has a rich history dating back to the early 1900s, when it was the first luxury hotel to be built in San Antonio. The history has been well preserved, in spite of the modern upgrades.

I will definitely stay at this property again and recommend it to anyone traveling to San Antonio.

 
The front entrance to The St. Anthony.

The front entrance to The St. Anthony.

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The check-in lobby

The check-in lobby

Another view of the luxuriously appointed lobby.

Another view of the luxuriously appointed lobby.

A grand piano in the lobby.

A grand piano in the lobby.

A sitting area in the lobby.

A sitting area in the lobby.

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There was lots of seating in the hotel lobby.

There was lots of seating in the hotel lobby.

The hotel had complimentary coffee in the lobby. There was no coffee in the rooms.

The hotel had complimentary coffee in the lobby. There was no coffee in the rooms.

There is a small library on the second floor, just above the check-in desk.

There is a small library on the second floor, just above the check-in desk.

The hallway leading to the rooms.

The hallway leading to the rooms.

Room entryway and table.

Room entryway and table.

Drink station just inside the entryway.

Drink station just inside the entryway.

Complimentary water bottles.

Complimentary water bottles.

King sized bed.

King sized bed.

Each side of the bed had reading lights attached.

Each side of the bed had reading lights attached.

There was a small desk in the corner of the room.

There was a small desk in the corner of the room.

Looking towards the door from the bedroom.

Looking towards the door from the bedroom.

A small closet was located in the corner of the room.

A small closet was located in the corner of the room.

Guests are provided plush bathrobes during their stay.

Guests are provided plush bathrobes during their stay.

The bathroom was recently updated and was a good size.

The bathroom was recently updated and was a good size.

I especially liked the fact there were two sinks and plenty of counter space.

I especially liked the fact there were two sinks and plenty of counter space.

The shower had a handheld extension.

The shower had a handheld extension.

There was a small snack bar in the room.

There was a small snack bar in the room.

Guests could purchase a St. Anthony hat (if you really wanted one).

Guests could purchase a St. Anthony hat (if you really wanted one).

The lights in the room could be controlled by zone.

The lights in the room could be controlled by zone.

The view of Downtown San Antonio and Travis park from the hotel.

The view of Downtown San Antonio and Travis park from the hotel.

The workout room had a large selection of free weights.

The workout room had a large selection of free weights.

There was also a LifeFitness weight machine.

There was also a LifeFitness weight machine.

The workout room had several treadmills and stationary bikes, as well as complimentary water and towels.

The workout room had several treadmills and stationary bikes, as well as complimentary water and towels.

The top floor featured an outdoor rooftop patio.

The top floor featured an outdoor rooftop patio.

The outdoor patio had covered seating.

The outdoor patio had covered seating.

There was no lounge, but Marriott Bonvoy Platinum elites and higher receive a credit to be used at the lobby restaurant.

There was no lounge, but Marriott Bonvoy Platinum elites and higher receive a credit to be used at the lobby restaurant.

The lobby bar, The St. Anthony Club, is where Southwest Airlines’ founder Herb Kelleher first came up with the concept of the airline.

The lobby bar, The St. Anthony Club, is where Southwest Airlines’ founder Herb Kelleher first came up with the concept of the airline.

Some of the historic aspects of the building included mail chutes.

Some of the historic aspects of the building included mail chutes.

The valet had a text line to hail your car, so you didn’t have to wait for it at the valet stand.

The valet had a text line to hail your car, so you didn’t have to wait for it at the valet stand.

 

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