Arbor House Suites Bed and Breakfast Reviews


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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.8

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never would stay anywhere else

4.8 on February 09, 2017

I am staying at the Arbor house as a regular customer. I have visited San Antonio for over 30 years and once I found the Arbor house, that was it! I now only stay there. With an only 4 star for dining I mean breakfast, which they serve in a basket to your room in the morning. I am not a continental breakfast person, and I go across the street for eggs. However, friends of mine who go now there also, say breakfast is wonderful. Ron, the owner, as are all of his employees are gems. It feels like family staying there.

The staff are very pleasant,friendly.good.

4.0 on December 18, 2016

Near downtown,walking distance. clean rooms

Great weekend getaway

3.4 on August 30, 2016

Awesome weekend getaway spot. Close to riverwalk. Lots of character.

Wonderful First B&B Experience

4.8 on April 20, 2016

We (three ladies on a whirlwind four-day trip to Texas) thoroughly enjoyed our one-night stay at the Arbor House and wish we could have stayed longer. We stayed in the James Garrett suite. Adolph was very friendly and informative. The Arbor House is within three or four blocks from the Riverwalk, so we elected to walk. Even though it was late when we came back, we felt comfortable as there were other tourists walking back to their rooms also and the area was well lighted. The continental breakfast left outside our door in a picnic basket was delicious. Our only regret was that it had rained during the night and we couldn't eat our breakfast in the beautiful gardens as we had planned to do. One of the ladies is going to make reservations for her and her family to stay at the Arbor House when they attend a wedding in San Antonio this summer.

Great location & great hospitality

4.2 on April 18, 2016

Great location and great hospitality

Great place to stay

3.4 on February 09, 2016

If spending a couple of days in San Antonio this is a great place to stay. Location for the river walk is perfect. Lovely room with all the amenities you require.

Great location

3.8 on February 07, 2016

It's more of a boutique hotel than a B&B. Consists of 4 separate buildings with multiple rooms in each building. Check in and out was easy and we were greeted promptly when we arrived.. Location was great. Literally within a 5-10 minute walk to the Alamo, the Riverwalk, and other downtown attractions. Parking was free. They don't have a common area for breakfast so they deliver a tray of juice, fruit, bagels, and muffins to you room in the morning. The room was a suite with access to an outside porch. We had a small refrigerator and coffee maker in the room. Overall a good experience.

Arbor House September 2015

5 on September 20, 2015

We spent two very pleasant days at Arbor House and met the new owner Dale. He went out of his way to accommodate us and proved very knowledgeable about the city. The House is a period historic house and Dale served very good breakfasts to us. We would definitely stay gain.

Love my Arbor House!

5 on August 28, 2015

My husband and I had the absolute greatest time in San Antonio..and a big part of that was due to The Arbor House, Ron and staff!! Beautiful rooms and property..Ron and the rest of the Arbor House family went above and beyond. Thanks for everything guys! We can't wait to come back! Jason & Annie

Innkeeper Response
Hi Jason and Anne Thanks for staying with us!

Great getaway weekend

4.2 on May 28, 2015

The property's location was very convenient. Rooms were very comfortable and the basket of goodies in the mornings was great! The staff was friendly and helpful. Will definitely stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for staying with us. Ron Owner

Historic B and B

4.6 on May 19, 2015

A lovely room and a very friendly welcome with lots of help about where everything was in San Antonio. We would love to stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for staying with us Ron Owner

My Home Away From Home When In San Antonio!

4.6 on May 18, 2015

What a gem! Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Spacious, comfortable Texas elegance.

Innkeeper Response
Thank You for experiencing the Arbor House Ron Owner

South African Traveler to Texas

5 on April 27, 2015

I have stayed in many B&B all over America, but none of them felt like home and royalty. The stunning, historic Arbor house B&B is itself a tourist destination. To live there is a bonus. Ron Stinson and his staff were more like family than hosts. The rooms were amazing. They were clean, fresh and warm. Laundry facilities, parking etc. were in the complex. The famous riverwalk, Alamo and San Antonio downtown is walking distance away. We plan to return with our family later this yearend will only stay in one place in San Antonio - The Arbor House.

Innkeeper Response
We felt honored to have you stay with us. Ron Owner

great stay!

5 on April 20, 2015

the staff was really nice and helpful. the room was very comfortable and beautiful. i really enjoyed my stay at the Arbor House, and i'll stay there again next time I'm in San Antonio

2 days in austin

3.6 on April 16, 2015

Very pleasant place. There was always fresh bottled water in our room and complimentary wine. Our host was extremely helpful with directions.

Outstanding Hospitality

5 on February 28, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the comfort and hospitality at Arbor House. I wanted to click the button for "Outstanding," but the website refused to let me do that. So I checked "Exceeded my expectations," which doesn't adequately describe my opinion of Arbor House rooms and services. Wonderful location within walking distance of River Walk and historic sites.

Innkeeper Response
Hi It was a pleasure to have you stay with us

Relax in Style

5 on February 28, 2015

I stay at least once a year at the Arbor House while I'm in San Antonio on business. I've been in a number of the suites and all are charming. The location is a fabulous tucked away nook, very near popular destinations, but also out of the thick of things. The rooms are comfortable and quiet. The outdoor area is especially lovely. I love how breakfast is left for you, so you don't have to get up or greet people too early in the day! The staff at Arbor House are ALL fabulous, helpful, friendly, and intuitive to the traveler's needs. Arbor House is a MUST DO.

Innkeeper Response
Hi and thanks for staying with us!

Comfortable Historical Suite

5 on February 27, 2015

Good location, with great balcony view of "Tower of the Americas". It was a little funky climbing through a very large window to get onto balcony, but very doable.

Innkeeper Response
It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and a BIG TEXAS Thank You!

Lovely place

4.6 on February 11, 2015

We had a great stay here. The grounds are nice and the room was clean. Parking was super easy and easily accessible. The downtown location was perfect to walk to all the attractions.

Weekend Getaway

2.8 on February 11, 2015

Imagine a little Miami Art Deco combined with some Texas flaire, and you can pretty well experience AH...nothing bad, but certainly a little over decorated and place to sit and enjoy breakast for example, which is delivered to your door by the way (breads/bagels, shmears, juice, etc) and coffee in the room...but not enough creamer...;( I'm particular about sheets too, and hate a flat sheet used in place of a fitted, especially on a King...there's just not enough sheet...and it gets all bunched up through the night....ugh!! Also, drains were slow to standing in your dirty shower water isn't that appealing....just sayin'. Very well located for easy access to the Riverwalk, and easy in and out of the parking, so bring the lil car instead of the crew cab diesel...ha!! All in all, for $200 a night, it was just ok...I expected a bit more...probably won't return, but only because there are so many other options near by...ENJOY!!

anniversary staycation

4.2 on August 13, 2014

We stayed here for our anniversary and it was perfect. Private. Quiet. Cozy. It was like home away from home. It's clean but not squeaky clean like Chain hotels, but I appreciated that. It felt homey. Staff was super nice and the breakfast basket was great. We are definitely coming back.


5 on August 11, 2014

I was so pleased with the Arbor House. Nice Clean quite rooms and breakfast at your door step at 8am......No having to go down and get dressed to eat. Staff was very nice and pleasant .I will recommend the Arbor House to my friends and will stay there again myself.

Excellent choice in the heart of San Antonio

4.6 on August 10, 2014

My husband and I spent our Anniversary weekend at The Arbor House Suites in San Antonio. Location was perfect for walking to the River Walk, Alamo, Tower of Americas and many restaurants. Free parking was a plus. We stayed in the James Bowie Suite which was on the second floor. Room was nicely decorated with a separate living area and private balcony. The room was so clean....I always travel with a can of Lysol, but it was not needed here. The grounds are very inviting and at night its so beautiful with the colorful lighting and decor and there is even a hot tub in a separate building. A breakfast basket of juice, muffins and bagels were waiting at our front door every morning. The perfect place in the perfect location and the only place I will stay while visiting ( or celebrating ) in San Antonio.

Very relaxing

4.0 on August 04, 2014

This was a weekend get away for my mom. She loved it. The room was beautiful. The employees were nice. It was a very short walk away from the riverwalk. The breakfast was great. She had nothing but great things to say about her weekend!

Great bed and breakfast!

4.6 on August 03, 2014

Walking distance to the convention center, the riverwalk, and restaurants in downtown.

Our first stay at Arbor House

5 on July 01, 2014

My husband and I absolutely LOVED our stay! Upon arrival I was breathless with the charm of the houses and the landscaping. We were greeted by Adolph, who was all smiles and charming himself. We walked through the garden as Adolph showed us to our room, breathtaking. I was looking forward to coming back later in the evening to relax in the garden, lol! I felt like I was being transported through time.... the elegance and cleanliness was wonderful! Adolph led us up the stairs to the Private David Crockett Suite... I was at a loss for words, so welcoming, I was EXTREMELY excited. It was everything I had hoped for and more! I especially giggled when I saw the "throne" on a stage in the WC - loved it!! Then we stepped out onto our private balcony, with the Tower of the Americas directly in front of us.... beautiful spot! We did go to the Riverwalk to dine (and celebrate the Spurs win) which was about 6 blocks from Arbor House. It was a great walk, and I couldn't wait to get back after Commerce St closed down due to all the fans.... Upon our return, it was dark, the houses were lit up and so welcoming.... I did get to return to the beautiful garden where Adolph and a couple of other guests were enjoying the evening as well. We also got to meet Mr. Stinson, such a kind and funny man. We retired to our room for the evening, the feelings of nostalgia and happiness filled me. Best night's sleep I had in quite a while... When I woke in the morning to make my coffee, which the coffee and pot are ready for use in the room, I remembered Adolph saying breakfast would be delivered to my door.... I opened the door and there was a beautiful basket waiting for me to scoop it up.... It was a treasure and the contents were fabulously delicious! My husband and I WILL be returning, and often if possible. I HIGHLY recommend to anyone reading my review, GO, STAY and ENJOY! You will love the memories you create at the Arbor House Suites Bed and Breakfast!!

Fantastic place to stay

4.8 on June 16, 2014

We just spent a long weekend at the Arbor House Inn and Suites. The rooms are gorgeous, the staff very friendly and helpful and the location was within walking distance of every thing we wanted to see in San Antonio.

nice place and close to everything

3.4 on May 04, 2014

everyone is friendly and go above and beyond to make you feel at home. Ron-thank you- for taking good care of us! The rooms are fun and historic-adding to the charm of the place. nice folks!!

great home away frim home

5 on December 09, 2013

My wife and I have been guests here for the past 10 years. Ron and Adolf have been like family to us. I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else. Close walk to anything. Nice continental breakfast to hold you until the wife gets dressed. They can accommodate you if you make your needs known. Wonderful place to stay just outside of all the noise

weekend get away

4.4 on August 22, 2013

We took a weekend get away to San Antonio with our 3 dogs and stayed in the David Crockett suite. A lovely 2 rooms on the 2nd floor with an outside covered balcony with a view of the Tower of the Americas. Easy walking distance to the Riverwalk, just crossing the street. breakfast was delivered in a picnic basket in the mornings and we had a great weekend!

Pfun Seekers Pfrom Pflugerville

3.6 on August 15, 2013

There are ways to serve breakfast tacos by cooperating with local eateries, or breakfast vouchers could be included in the price package.

Great place in the heart of old San Anton

5 on July 29, 2013

This historic b&b, located in the historic downtown district , is a wonderful place to stay when visiting the city.

River Walk Enjoyment

3.6 on March 21, 2013

Our suite was spacious and had comfortable furniture. Lots of pillows for tucking behind your back on stretch out couch and curl-up armchairs. Lots of lamps to adjust for reading. Good internet access. We liked the claw foot tub and shower. We Really Liked the outdoor courtyard with a swing, chairs and tables in the shade and more in the sun, and a fountain splashing. The morning continental basket was generous but standard with fresh fruit, muffins, bagels, butter, etc. We appreciated having our luggage stored for the day when we arrived very early. And stored for the afternoon as we didn't leave until evening. And believe them when they say they are close to the Riverwalk. Two blocks to La Villita. A couple of blocks from Hemisphere Park. Very convenient to trolley and bus transport if you don't want the hassle of a rental car. Enjoyed our stay and would recomment to others.

Wonderful Experience

5 on January 04, 2013

We stayed in the James Bowie suite over the Christms holiday. This was ourvfirst trip to San Antonio. We had the best time. Ron, the owner, gave us a great tip on his favorite places to eat. We are making plans to go back next year. Thank you to Ron, Adolph and the housekeeping staff...all were superb.

Bowie Room

4.0 on December 21, 2012

Staff was very helpful. Location is very convenient to river walk and tower of americas. Bed was very comfortable and there was a breakfast basket at the door when I arose.

Great intimate location

4.2 on December 03, 2012

Cozy quiet location. Great attentive but not intrusive service and on top of all that FREE parking. Can't get any better for the value

Relaxing stay on the porch

3.4 on May 24, 2012

I enjoyed reading my book on the porch and the privacy of breakfast being served to the room and not done in a group setting.

Arbor House is a great San Antonio secret

4.8 on May 12, 2012

Had a wonderful time at Arbor House, and they accomodated my breakfast schedule, having food available the night before.

Nice and Quiet

4.2 on April 09, 2012

Owner was a pleasure to talk to. Very helpful and understanding. Made my stay enjoyable. Will stay again on my next adventure to San Antonio. Camano Island, WA

Great getaway

4.0 on January 02, 2012

We were looking for a little end of year getaway and also attend the Baylor Alamo Bowl game. Wanted to be close to everything but away from the crowds. Couldn't have picked a better place. We parked in the "free parking" provided and never needed our car to get anywhere. Our only complaint was that Arbor House was so awesome, it was hard to make ourselves take advantage of all of the festivities of the Riverwalk and the game. Will definitely be back.

Weekend Stay

4.0 on November 24, 2011

Great place to get away from it all, location is great, service also.

We'll be back

4.4 on November 18, 2011

This was our first bed and breakfast. We were a bit nervous at first booking. When we arrived our perception was changed. It was a series of cute, historic buildings. The staff was very nice. The rooms were unique and had character. The views were outstanding. The location was perfect, within walking distance to many major attractions in downtown San Antonio.

Great place in San Antonio

4.8 on November 11, 2011

Huge suite accomodations in four charming houses overlooking a plesant courtyard and garden. Amazing to find such a great inn within just a 10-minute walking distance from Riverwalk and the heart of the city. The innkeepers are friendly and accomodating. No central dining room for breakfast, but a picnic basket of fresh fruit, juice, bagels and muffins is delivered to your door. No question but that we would return the next time we visit San Antonio.

Quiet & Cute

4.8 on April 19, 2011

Everyone is very Friendly, clean rooms, reasonable prices, a hidden gem and that's what we like about it!!

Charming and quiet B & B

4.2 on August 22, 2010

great location to Riverwalk. Really enjoyed the breakfast.


2.6 on August 07, 2010

Very good location to the River Walk Etc. Breakfast too much of the same.

Wonderful place!

4.8 on January 04, 2009

We stayed here for 3 days last July. It was wonderful! Quiet, close to everything..the owner and his helpers were very friendly and helpful. hope to go back soon! Dan and Donna Mccanlies

Very nice and large

4.0 on November 11, 2007

I was visiting San Antonio with my 75 year old mother and was looking for a B&B with two double beds and Arbor House was the only one I could find so I didn't know what to expect. We arrived on Halloween and the lovely courtyard was all decorated and very festive especially in the evening when things were lit up. The room was very large clean and comfortable. Not your usual hot breakfast in the dining room. But having the basket delivered to our door in the morning was nice and the fruit, bagels, muffins and juice were more than enough for us. The little kitchen area has a coffee pot, microwave and fridge. We mentioned to Ron, that a toaster would have been nice for our bagels and he brought one to us within the hour! The location was great, close to pretty much everything. We heard several trains during the night, but other than that it was quiet.

Wonderful Location in San Antonio

4.4 on January 06, 2007

Our family stayed in two suites at the Arbor House and we were all quite pleased with the rooms and the location. The continental breakfast was left in baskets outside our door each morning and it included juice, muffins,bagels & cream cheese, and beautiful bowls of fresh fruit. We'll definitely go back.

Arbor House Suites Bed and Breakfast


  • Nightly Rate $110 - $159
  • Reviews (49) 4.3
  • Rooms 7
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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