Hosting Hell: 10 Things That Will Go Wrong - And How to Prevent Them »
If you want to avoid entering the hosting hell dimension, here are 10 potential entertaining glitches, and how to avoid them.
204 Alamo PlzSan Antonio, TX 78205
I generaly only share restaurants worth sharing, at least to my culinary taste. I like off the beated path places that attend to the customer in every way. I love the charm of ""haunted hotels"". Most of them not worth sharing. The Menger is not only full of history, next door to the Alamo,…
1015 Navarro StSan Antonio, TX 78205
My wife and I recently visited the Havana for a weekend getaway and it did not disappoint at all. The service was amazing, and the historic hotel was incredibly romantic. Its tucked into a secluded pocket of downtown, which was away from the busy downtown entertainment district but still easil…
600 E Market StSan Antonio, TX 78205
From Business: Property Location With a stay at Grand Hyatt San Antonio, you'll be centrally located in San Antonio, steps from Rivercenter Mall and Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. This 4-star hotel is close to Alamo and River Walk.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 1003 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod …
150 E Houston StSan Antonio, TX 78205
From Business: Property Location A stay at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk places you in the heart of San Antonio, steps from Charline McCombs Empire Theatre and River Walk. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of San Antonio Majestic Theater and Main Plaza.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 213 air-conditioned rooms featuring min…
123 Losoya StSan Antonio, TX 78205
I had the best experience you could ask for, these people are the best at what they do, and they make you feel welcome and at home here. They will do anything and everything to make sure you're happy. I will be back!!! E-mail me email@example.com for further comments. The pool on top of t…
300 E Travis StSan Antonio, TX 78205
My husband and I choose the St. Anthony for a romantic getaway for our first stay in San Antonio since Highschool. I have to say I was very pleased. Being a little worried about how old the hotel was and reading the prior reviews about Travis Park, where all of the homeless stay during the day(w…
240 S Seguin AveNew Braunfels, TX 78130
If someone has tricked you into thiking that this Hotel is Old and Historic and a wonderful place to stay? Well, they were right about the old part. We were greeted with a young lady running down stairs complaining about creatures in her room. Following right behind her was a dissatisfied gentlm…
555 S Alamo StSan Antonio, TX 78205
The pool was great my 4 year old loved it and my 2 year old loved being able to play in his own pool without having to be held. The Anaqua Grill was a great dining experience. we waited 45 mins at another restaurant and left got back to the marriott at 11:00 as the restaurant was closing the ma…
23808 Resort PkwySan Antonio, TX 78261
From Business: Property Location With a stay at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, you'll be within the vicinity of Canyon Springs Golf Club and Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. This 4.5-star resort is within the vicinity of Natural Bridge Caverns and Bracken Bat Flight.Rooms Make yourself at home in one of t…
Showing1-23 of 23results
If you want to avoid entering the hosting hell dimension, here are 10 potential entertaining glitches, and how to avoid them.
If you're a guest at the season's events, make sure that you're part of the celebration, not part of the problem
We want your holiday parties to be the talk of the season, so we've rounded up our top tips on how to pull off hosting without a h…
I am not sure if many places...especially of the fast food sorts...would fit the bill for a 5-star rating. Still, Podna's Catfish and Po'Boys was an easy choice for a top rating. Having spent 6 months living in San Antonio, this place became one of my favorites. Although it is a place that could be easily overlooked on Austin Highway, and generally would not be fit for a 30 minute lunch if you work downtown, I found as many opportunities to go back as my co-workers would allow. The food in general is really good, but of course, you should shoot for the po'boys. My favorite was the 12" 1/2 fried oyster, 1/2 fried shrimp. Whatever you choose, it is overflowing with meat, the roll that it comes in is fresh and the sauce that you can add on your own is great. The fries weren't necessarily my favorite, but they are still really tasty and not overly fried or salty. This is a pretty basic restaurant, and watch out for the high noon lunches, as it might be difficult to find a table. But the staff is really nice and the owner, who willingly shares about his visit to New Orleans which led to the start of his business, is definitely a friendly character. Although I was never that rushed, they even have a drive-through, and I have heard that you can call in orders and have them cater. Now, I am off to new eating adventures in Dallas, TX as a next step in my own professional pursuits, but Podna's will definitely be on my list when I take my next trip to SA.
I don't know why this place has so many bad reviews but our experience there was great! The man at the check-in desk was super friendly and helpful. Our room was nice, we had a king bed, tv, microwave, and refrigerator. I saw a review online that said they didn't have many channels and that their wifi didn't work but they had over 60 channels and the wifi worked great when I hooked it up to my room. Another review also said that the rooms smelled like smoke which is not true. The main hallway has somewhat of an odor of smoke to it but only because some rooms are smoking and some are not, so that makes sense. The rooms that are for smokers are next to each other and the ones for non smoking are together as well so there should not be a problem with the smell. The room was very clean,so where the sheets. I had to check them because I read reviews saying that they were stained, which again was proven to be wrong. I went there dreading my stay due to all of the negative reviews but it turned out to be great! It was comfortable and everything in downtown San Antonio was in walking distance. I will definitely be staying here next time we visit San Antonio. My advice is ignore all the negative reviews and see for yourself. It's a very good price and a comfortable stay!
We stayed at the Red Roof Inn for two nites and three days June 12th through June 15th, 2009. The staff was courteous and extremely helpful. We walked to the Alamo and also to the Riverwalk. We did not ever feel as if it was too dangerous to walk, even late at night. The underpass by the highway is lit up very bright at night and we walked back as late as midnight. The room was clean and well maintained. When we go to San Antonio again next year, we will stay at the Red Roof Inn Downtown by the Alamo again. We also were pleased with the hotel fee for our accommodations and did not feel as if we were overcharged. A great room at a great price! I will say this, I am the one who decided to make the reservations after researching other hotel rooms and also getting input from several friends in Missouri (where we are from). The reviews I read after already making reservations were not good and were very negative. After reading these reviews, was concerned but did not inform my husband of the negative reviews and I decided we would stay anyway. Today as I write this review, both my husband and I are glad this is the hotel we chose to stay in. The staff and the hotel were excellent and I would recommend it to anyone.
I havn't been to Texas since 1968 but I am so happy to know that Earl Abel's Restaurant is still in operation! I worked there briefly in 1968 before my Military husband was deployed to Vietnam. I believe the World's Fair was just down the road and we did a bustling business. I absolutely loved working there. The people were great, the food was fantastic and it was about the nicest restaurant I had been to. I left employment abruptly when the Hostess brought me a party of 15 to wait on. I could bearly stand the smell of food because I was newly pregnant and was having morning sickness. All these years later I still have fond memories of working there and even remember the names of some of the other employees. Tonight I found my old name tag and a menu from 1968 which prompted me to google Earl Abel's. I have lived in California all these years - but I have never forgotten what a great place Earl Abel's was, and looks like still is. If I ever return to Texas, I will definitely put Earl Abels' on my route. Stay in business!!! Laurie Akin (Spangler) Woodland, CA.
I don't think alot of these people that are leaving negative reviews are really educated in the history of Earl Abels. THe old location had been there for many many years and back in the 50s it was THE place to go to. So, naturally as these youngsters from the 50's grew up, they continued to go there because they had always gone there. So, the whole geriatric vibe that you get when you go there has just been explained. If you grew up going somewhere and it was still open when you were a senior, wouldn't you want to go and relive your youth? I have never once experianced anything bad there and their food has always been great. The chicken fried steak is huge and you definatly get your money's worth on that. Maybe some of the waitresses are in their 70's, but that brings us back to the whole fact that its been a san antonio favorite for many many years. Maybe some of these reviews are written by people that haven't been a Texan for very long. GO HOME YANKEES
The best guacamole that we have every eaten. It is made fresh by your table. Also, the Blue Crab Tacos are the best. The Tuna Margarita made with Prickly Pear Cactus juice was fantastic as well. Prices are reasonable for the River Walk ranging from $8 to $28. However, the quality of the food is worth every penny. By the way, a previous reviewer commented on the salsa's appearance. It includes roasted tomatoes, so the color is somewhat brown. However, it is delicous! We dined here twice on a recent visit to San Antonio and found that the service excelled during the lunch hour due to the lack of crowds. The second time, we had a reservation for Saturday evening and wow what a difference in the number of people and unfortunately the service due to the demand on the wait staff. We prefer the peaceful lunch over-looking the River Walk to the busy evening scene. Overall, a restaurant that shouldn't be overlooked while in downtown San Antonio.
Thursday afternoon about 15 of my lady friends and I came in to have our monthly lunch with the Betty Ford Group. Erin was our server and she was fantastic. She described all the dishes we had questions about and helped us choose the perfect lunch entree. The food took a little longer than we had planned on, but Erin brought us out dinner rolls and crackers until our entrees were ready. We never had to ask for refills and she did not rush our lunch. Most of us were too full for dessert, but she recommended we take a slice of cake or pie home, which I was very excited about later that evening. We were each on our own separate tickets and Erin had no problems keeping us all separate and she had exact change for all of us. We have this luncheon almost every month and we would like to have Erin every time. She is by far the best waitress we have ever had!!!!! Thank you very much for such a perfect lunch and we will be back next month.
My family and I have used Suly's catering numerous times for different occasions big and small and I would have to say that the chef is wonderful, he takes his time to listen to what the we have wanted and times have come when we don’t know want to serve but give him some ideas his suggestions have always been great. His prices are reasonable and fit ones budget. His dishes have always been executed with professionalism. When we have had a buffet style it is set up very professional and appealing, and when we have had a sit down dinner the staff are just as professional as the chef. At every event we have used Suly’s catering our guests are always satisfied with what we served and that is what leads us to use Suly’s Catering for all our events. I definitely recommend this catering company to all my family members and friends.
Across from the Hotel Valencia this little deli exceeded my expectations. We were waiting for the valet and I spied this deli across the street. I asked the girl at the counter for something quick and delicious. She suggested the Unforgettable Druthers (turkey, cream cheese, bacon, sprouts, tomato, and avocado) and Kenny's Klub (turkey, bacon, onion, tomato) sandwiches. When I got in the car my boyfriend and I split the Unforgettable Druthers first. Who knew sprouts could be so good. Later on we shared the Klub and that was amazingly good too. All I have to say that I am glad the valet took forever with our car. If he hadn't we might have never had the pleasure of eating here. Love the food, will be back next time I am in town. I can't wait to try those sandwiches from the grill! :)
My brother and his wife went to for their Anniversary a few days ago and I was looking to take my wife for her Birthday Meson was recommended we choose to give it a try and we're happy we did. The food, ambiance, service and the staff were great. We have the le, escargo as appetizer, the house salad (Organic spring mix) Service with the French vinaigrette, my wife had the Lamb and I had the grilled New York cut of beef served with the bernaise sauce, a bottle of Little Black Dress wine which was very good for $21.00 I spoke with the owner who is from Dominican Republic and he said that they moved from the Zavala where they open on 1995 now they have being in the new location since 2008.Any way we enjoy everything there and will be back and tell every badge we know to give a try.