Brackenridge House

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



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

Relaxation Weekend

5 on April 13, 2017

Amazing place! Very relaxing, great breakfast, quiet, stress-free location. Located in the historical district, two blocks from the river walk. Will stay again.

Awesome place

5 on March 23, 2016

Great clean easy to find. Close to river walk. Great romantic place

Lovely B&B

5 on March 16, 2016

My husband and I enjoy staying at B&Bs, so on our recent trip to San Antonio we stayed at the Brackenridge House. This is a lovely B&B and the host Lily couldn't be nicer! Our stay from the host, to our room, to the breakfast and the little extra's like brownies made our stay memorable. Another nice thing about this B&B is the location. You can walk to the River Walk and also to many nice restaurants located only a couple of blocks from the Brackenridge House. I highly recommend this B&B!!!

Most welcoming of the B&Bs where we have stayed.

5 on March 02, 2016

Welcome on arrival with warm greeting, cold beverages and answers to our many questions. Delicious breakfasts, nice varieties, served on time!

Our Home away from Home

5 on January 18, 2016

This bed and breakfast is our favorite place to stay when we come to San Antonio. Lily takes such good care of us! The Riverwalk, The Alamo, and downtown are all within easy walking distance. A couple of great local restaurants are just around the corner. The rooms are beautiful and have everything you could possibly need! And breakfast is always a treat. We can't wait to come visit again.

Christmas 2015

4.8 on January 04, 2016

This was our first time to stay at Brackenridge House and plan to go again in the future and would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

Great time in San Antonio

4.6 on June 29, 2015

Close to everything , very relaxing

Wonderful stay...

5 on April 10, 2015

Rooms were clean and well-appointed, the service was superb, and breakfast was delicious!

Beautiful B&B

5 on February 16, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Brackenridge House for our 24th wedding anniversary. It is walking distance to everything downtown and the river walk. We stayed in the Mocking Bird suite and it was beautiful and very romantic. The room was very clean and I loved all of the antiques. We will be staying here again.

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

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Rooms & Rates

Hummingbird Room

Bedroom decorated in shades of teal: King size iron bed: Claw-footed bath tub. Rear entrance Enters from the rear of the house with easy access to the parking area and hot tub.

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

Mockingbird Suite

Decorated in shades of white and ecru: King size white iron bed: Clawfooted tub in bathroom The only room that can be reached from the front and the rear of the house. The only room on the second floor

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

The Wren's Nest Suite

Bedroom plus kitchenette in shades of peach and jade green: Victorian queen-size bed: tiled shower Love seat in kitchenette sitting area makes into single bed for 3rd person.

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

Cardinal Room

Queen-size brass bed: clawfooted tub in bathroom: antique red: private rear door Smallest room; Closest to hot tub

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

Bluebird Suite

Bedroom and kitchenette in shades of blue and mauve: Eastlake style: tiled shower in bathroom Love seat in kitchenette opens to single bed to accommodate 3rd person. $25 more for 3rd person.

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

Goldfinch room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Check Dates


Location Type



San Antonio, TX (SAT) 8 miles

Directions to property:

From Houston: You wil be on IH10 traveling west. Take IH37 North. Exit at Cesar Chavez and turn left. When you arrive at S. St. Mary's Street turn left. Make a right onto Madison. From West Texas: You will be on IH10 traveling east. Exit at Cesar Chavez. Take Cesar Chavez to S. Saint Mary's. Make a right on S. Saint Mary's and right onto Madison. From the Airport: Take 281 South to IH37 South. Exit at Cesar Chavez and turn right. Take Cesar Chavez to S. Saint Mary's and turn left on S. Saint Mary's. Make a right onto Madison. From Austin and points north. Take IH35 South to IH37 South. Exit at Cesar Chavez and turn right. Take Cesar Chavez to S. Saint Mary's and turn left on S. Saint Mary's and right onto Madison.

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, 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, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

Check Dates


  • 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 AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks
  • 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.For cancellations made less than 7 days prior to arrival will be charged for all nights booked. Same policies apply to changes on arrival, no shows and early departures



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