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Brackenridge House

230 Madison , San Antonio, TX 78204 USA (Show map)
96 Reviews
$119 - $300
per night

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The Brackenridge house is located two blocks from the River Walk and a short stroll to the Alamo and the Convention Center, in a charming historic and peaceful tree lined residential street. Stay and experience Texas hospitality at its best. Every morning you will enjoy a delicious three course gourmet breakfast. Enjoy a perfect evening while relaxing in the hot tub or unwind in one of the multiple common areas. We have the ideal setting for a relaxing vacation, romantic getaway, honeymoon, business meeting and family or friends reunion. Our goal at the Brackenridge house is for you to experience Texas hospitality at its best, and make you feel like the special person you are.

Rooms & Rates

Cardinal Room

Experience this lovely first floor room done in shades of antique red and gracefully furnished with beautiful Victorian pieces and lace curtains. The Cardinal room features a unique vintage, brass queen sized bed. The private bath has a large old-fashioned claw-foot tub with shower-head. Entrance to the Cardinal room is through the rear garden area, you will enjoy the extra privacy. Relax in the back garden or the hot tub located just a couple of steps away. This is the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day. Room amenities such as 32" flat-screen HDTV.

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

Wren's Nest Suite

Escape your daily activities and relax in this spacious first floor suite, finished in shades of peach and jade green. It is finely decorated with Victorian period furniture and features a splendid queen size Victorian Eastlake carved walnut bed. The Wren’s Nest suite offers a private ensuite bathroom with a large tiled walk-in shower. It has a separate sitting area with a kitchenette and a twin sleeper sofa, perfectly suitable for families or friends traveling together. The suite comes with all our amenities including 32” Flat-screen HDTV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Mockingbird Suite

Immerse yourself in the elegant, luxurious setting of this charming Victorian suite. The Mockingbird suite has a white, antique king size iron bed. It is gracefully decorated in serene soft ecru and white,furnished with a Victorian loveseat and chairs, and features an electric fireplace. The ensuite bathroom features an oversized clawfoot tub/shower combination. It has a separate sitting area with a kitchenette.This large suite is the only guest room on the second floor. It opens out to the large rear porch overlooking the garden hot tub.

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

Bluebird Suite

Feel at home in this beautiful suite and delight yourself in the calming blue and tan setting, tastefully decorated with classic art work and furnished with regal Victorian furniture. The beautiful queen size bed is Victorian Eastlake of carved walnut. The Bluebird suite offers a private ensuite bathroom with a large tiled walk-in shower. It includes a separate sitting area with a kitchenette and a twin sleeper sofa, perfect for an extra guest. The suite comes with all our amenities which include a 32” Flat-screen HDTV.This first floor suite is conveniently located in the front of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Hummingbird Room

Delightfully and newly remodeled, this charming, large room is bathed in tranquil soft sage and honey tones. It is an elegant room in which to relax your body and invigorate your spirit. The Hummingbird room is on the first floor and is furnished with a king size, iron bed with a comfortable memory-foam mattress.The ensuite bathroom has a 1900’s oversized clawfoot tub where you can soak your stress away or take a shower. Entry is through the rear garden with easy access to the hot tub,perfect for a romantic get-away or vacation retreat.

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

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

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Wonderful, relaxing escape!

5 on May 22, 2014

We stayed in the Cardinal Room, a very cozy, luxuriously appointed very private and comfortable hide-away in the back of the house. The location is convenient to the Riverwalk and town. We enjoyed very magic moments during early morning and evening strolls through the neighborhood, along the river and into town. The service was exceptional. Very present, exceptionally friendly, helpful and responsive. The home-cooked breakfast was creative and delicious delivered on the beautiful balcony outside the traditional, beautifully furnished and decorated parlor. An exceptional value for what was delivered. We absolutely will use this as our base for our next visit! KE

Anniversary Getaway

5 on April 13, 2014

We stayed here in the Hummingbird room in February for our 25th wedding anniversary. It is a lovely spot & was welcoming with everything you could need in a home away from home. The room was extremely clean with a comfortable king size bed. The sherry was a nice touch & the food was just delicious. It is within walking distance to the Riverwalk but also has some restaurants near by you can go to as well. We also used the hot tub which was right outside our room. We had a wonderful time. Linda is a great hostess. Highly recommend!

Spring Break

5 on March 25, 2014

We had a delightful 4 night stay at this lovely conveniently located B&B. The accommodations and service were excellent. Highly recommended!

My great experience at Brackenridge House

4.6 on May 21, 2013

My wife and i were greatly impressed with our experience at this Bed and Breakfast. Our host Lilly was most accomodating. The room we stayed in was beautifully appointed and with all kinds of ammenities. I highly recommend the Brackenridge house!!

Great Location!

4.4 on April 16, 2013

Brackenridge House with Lily and Roland make a great combination to spend a couple of days in San Antonio. Very relaxing and enjoyable. The location being in the King Williams district made it very easy walking distance to downtown (Alamo & Riverwalk) and a lot of restaruants. We plan to visit them again soon.

Great Vacation

5 on February 26, 2013

We would highly recommend this bed & breakfast for not only the great breakfast but the home is a mirage of great antiques and the owner Lilly is as charming as could be. Also the location is great you can walk to eateries that serve great food and the Riverwalk is very close by. We would go back here on another visit. Lori

Great stay

4.0 on February 03, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Brackenridge House. We liked that we could walk into the center of San Antonio and the River walk. We also enjoyed the restaurants in the immediate area to the Brackenridge House. We would stay here again.

Grace and Elegance

5 on January 26, 2013

We stayed in the Morningside room which is the only room on the 2nd floor. It is spacious and pretty. The owners thought of everything from having a basket of things such as shaving cream, toothbrushes, girly products that might have been forgotten at home. We enjoyed walking the river-walk which is only a couple of blocks away and then enjoyed the hot tub which is nicely secluded in the back of the house next to the very spacious parking area. Another very nice touch was a decanter with a small amount of port/sherry and two petite glasses with a dish of chocolates on a side table. There were sodas, beer, wine, water in the fridge waiting for us. The breakfast was amazing as was the conversation with owner, Lily. We love this place and will certainly go back again.

A Jewel in San Antonio

4.8 on December 15, 2012

Our stay started off with a hitch in that there was no room available even though I had a copy of my BedandBreakfast reservation. Lily, the owner and host, checked and supposedly BandB had sent me an email earlier that the reservation had been cancelled. Didn't get it. Lily found a room at the Jackson down the street for Thursday night. We were back at Brackenridge House for the next two nights. Our room was lovely and well appointed with extras like wine glasses, microwave with popcorn, and lots of toiletries. Breakfast was well done food wise and offered good conversation with the other guests and Lily. The House is in the King William historic district and we took a leisurely walking tour through it, using the guide that Lily supplied. Every evening we walked to the Riverwalk and stood around like kids with our mouths open looking at the lights.

Great place to stay

4.0 on November 20, 2012

This was our first trip to San Antonio and Brackenridge House was a great place to stay. The foom was comfortable and had all the amenities, breakfast was delicious and the hosts are very accomodating. We were close to the trolley and several good restaurants. We would come back again.

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Location Type

City, Downtown

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Ride Trolley to Alamo, Riverwalk and Alamodome , Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, VCR, Videos , 32' Flat-screen HDTV, Coffee makers and mini-refrigerators in all rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 days minimum on weekends
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of one night's lodging plus tax is required when your reservation is made.
  • Cancellations: At least fourteen days notification required for cancellation. Cancellation fee is $25. One night's charge assessed for less than fourteen days notice.



Lily and Roland Lopez

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Roland and Lily enjoy the outdoors, music, traveling and meeting new people.They are well versed on places to go and things to do in San Antonio and the Hill Country.

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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Apple French toast


Details Diamond Collection

230 Madison , San Antonio, TX 78204 USA (Show map)

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