Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn

307 Beauregard , San Antonio, TX 78204 USA (Show map)

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A gracious Greek revival style home houses the beautiful Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn in San Antonio, Texas. Located in the King William Historic District, the Inn was built circa 1905 and is tastefully furnished with antiques and family heirlooms. Whether enjoying a stroll along the Riverwalk, which is just two blocks away, soaking in one of the antique claw foot tubs, or relaxing in one of our porch swings, a stay at the Gardenia Inn will rejuvenate you in both body and spirit.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Relaxing family weekend

4.6 on July 22, 2016

Spent two nights here and had a great time. Mona was amazing!! The breakfast is something I will never forget, it was so delicious. We will be back!


Wonderful weekend getaway!

4.8 on February 13, 2016

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend getaway in San Antonio. Short walk to the Riverwalk, fun and vibrant shops, cafes, food trucks and roadside art sales on the same block. Lovely, quaint accommodations and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Will certainly be staying at Eva's next time we are in town.


Memorial Day Weekend 2015

5 on May 29, 2015

The stay was phenomenal! Breakfast was amazing, location is great, clean, roomy, and comfortable. We had never stayed at a B & B but i feel certain this one is top notch! We'll be back.


Wonderful Stay in Historic District

5 on March 02, 2015

Eva's Escape is in a great, safe neighborhood surrounded by beautiful, historic homes and a 20 minute walk on the Riverway to downtown sites and dining. Deborah is a wonderful host, very helpful and a great cook! The housekeeper, Rose Mary was warm and kind. Our room was immaculate, comfortable and quiet. Staying at Eva's provided us a "neighborhood and community experience" where you could walk to restaurants, visit historic homes and get a real taste of San Antonio living and hospitality. Parking on the premises is another plus.


Celebrating 80 in style

5 on November 21, 2014

Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn was the perfect setting to celebrate our mothers 80th Birthday. From the moment we (21) ladies stepped inside we were welcomed with open arms.The dining room was beautiful . Fresh flowers set the tone for a special evening. Mrs. Karen and family made us feel right at home. The food was very good and the fruity tea was great. Thanks Deborah for wonderful evening. Mom, friends and family are still talking about Eva's Escape! I will be back. Trellia


Lovely place

5 on August 17, 2014

Wonderful B&B south of the Riverwalk area. We stayed in the Magnolia room on the second floor, which gave us access to a nice verandah - a nice place to relax in the summer heat! The food was delicious and they graciously accommodated our dietary needs. There's also evening snacks as well as complimentary cold water and soda. It's about a 10 minute walk to the Riverwalk area, during which we felt safe, even at night. There are many restaurants and bars within a block or two. Everyone was so pleasant and we felt very comfortable and at home.


Conference/friends / family

5 on July 08, 2014

Excellent location. I was able to walk to most of my event locations. Great breakfast. Very nice staff. I will come back again.


Eva's Bed and Breakfast San Antonio

4.4 on March 25, 2014

No stone is left unturned in the detail the innkeeper (Deborah) puts into everything. I love this B&B and this was my 2nd time. I plan to return when in the area again. If there is anything you need, it is there. Her breakfasts are amazing and she has complementary wine and a snack available each evening. Beautiful Inn with a great location in the King William District.


Relaxing getaway

4.4 on February 09, 2014

Glad we found this on bedandbreakfast.com -- we couldn't have been happier with our four-night stay. Breakfast was delicious every morning, and nicely varied. Tasteful decor. Very gracious service by a staff that didn't go overboard and didn't invade our privacy/time in any way. We'd definitely go back. My husband and I stayed the first three nights in the first-floor bedroom, which was a large room with a large bed and a tiny bathroom. No stairs, so probably pretty attractive to older travelers. There was a rare cold spell in San Antonio, so the heating duct adjacent to that room did make some noise -- as soon as I mentioned that the owner gave us earplugs. Because that room was already booked by someone else for our last night, we switched to a smaller room on the second floor. A bigger bathroom, and blissfully quiet all night.


A fantastic stay

5 on January 24, 2014

Eva's escape exceeded my expectations. While attending a conference, I had the pleasure of great company, a terrific host, and local appeal. Much better than staying in yet another hotel room.


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Rooms & Rates

Sage Spa Suite

Taking clues from the herbs grown in our garden, the modern carriage house is decorated with hues of green, gray and brown. A modern queen-sized murphy bed anchors the bedroom. The seating options include a high backed loveseat with industrial metal side tables and a pair of custom cowhide metal frame chairs at your bistro table. The murphy bed ensures room for massage tables. Additional spa features include a 2 person jetted tub with our private label bath salts; a steam shower a perfect fit for our private label body scrub. After your private spa experience, relax in front of your fireplace with a glass of wine from the room's refrigerator, a cup of coffee or espresso from the room's Nespresso machine, or a cup of herbal tea. You can choose to have a continental breakfast placed in your room the night before breakfast or join guests in the main house for breakfast.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $264 - $314

Lily Room

The original kitchen of the house, for us this room invokes fond memories of the kitchen being the hub of activity. Eva and family created memories of amazing meals while telling stories of eras gone by. Lily is located steps from the living room to enjoy a sitting area or venture out onto the front porch and experience the fun of the treadle porch swing. Once inside the Inn, there are no stairs to climb to enjoy this lovely room, located on the first floor for easy access. Lily is highlighted by a king size carved walnut bed with a wooden canopy. Silk and lace draperies filter the light and enhance the intimate ambiance of this jewel of a room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $154 - $204

BlueBonnet Room

This elegant room on the second level, is decorated with soothing shades of pale blue and cream, featuring lovely antiques enhanced by bay windows draped in silk and lace. The large bathroom offers a claw foot tub and separate shower. When you step out of this second floor room, you are set to enjoy the shared sitting area outside your door.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $174 - $224

Desert Blossom Suite

The Desert Blossom evokes the real flavor of a Southwestern home with its mix of antiques, Native American art, and the soft color palate of the high desert. When you step through the door into the large living area, your first impression is of gracious comfort. This third floor suite is ideal as either a spacious, private retreat for two or a gathering place for friends traveling together.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $194 - $244

Magnolia

This cozy room offers an antique queen size bed that is so high you may need to use the bedside stool to climb into bed. The historic walk-through window opens to a shared second floor veranda with comfortable wicker chairs for enjoying the evening breeze. This room will definitely transport you to an era of gracious Southern living.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $154 - $204

Lavender

Romance is in the air when you open the door to Lavender. Antique furnishings, silk drapes, and high-back claw foot tub right in your bedroom evoke a seductive, old world charm. The walk-through window opens to a shared, second floor veranda with comfortable wicker chairs perfect for enjoying your favorite wine under a starlit sky.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $164 - $214

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Location

Location Type

Downtown

Airport

San Antonio, TX (SAT) 9 miles

Directions to property:

From Austin/Dallas: I-35 to I-37 south, Corpus Christi. From I-37 south take exit 140B-Cesar Chavez/Alamodome. Turn right onto Cesar Chavez, left onto S. Alamo, right onto Beauregard. From Houston: I-10 west to exit 574, I-37 north/Johnson City. Take exit 140B-Cesar Chavez/Alamodome. Turn left onto Cesar Chavez, go under freeway, left at S. Alamo, right on Beauregard. From Corpus Christi: I-37 north. Take exit 140B-Cesar Chavez/Alamodome. Left onto Cesar Chavez, go under freeway, left at S. Alamo, right on Beauregard. Parking is on right side of Inn.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Alamo, Sea World, Missions, La Villita/Restaurants, Convention Center/Alamodome, River Walk, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Sports venue, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Spa

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Microwave, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Complimentary sodas and bottled water, Gazebo and Deck sitting area, Iron and Ironing board available on site, Veranda with seating, Front porch with swing, Netflix with Apple TV

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Movie library, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bird watching, Rivercenter Mall, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:30 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Back porch, back deck and garden
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children must be at least 12 years old.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We love pets of all kinds, but our house doesn't.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations for 6 days or longer require an advance deposit at the time of reservation of at least one nights lodging. Longer stays and group reservations may require an additional deposit.
  • Cancellations: We have a 7 day cancellation policy. If you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled arrival, one night's lodging will be charged to the credit card you have provided.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Deborah Omowale

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

After retiring from civil service and spending over twenty years as an event planner, Deborah Omowale met with her two sons and best friend to discuss using the collective talents to make a positive difference in the lives of others and leave a family legacy. Millions of visitors come to San Antonio annually as tourists and convention goers. The hosts at Eva's Escape are vested in making their stay in San Antonio one to remember.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten free


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