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Room Types/Locations at Wyndham Riverside Suite

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I am planning a trip to San Antonio in a few weeks, and have rented a one-bedroom at Wyndham Riverside Suites rom a TUG member. I have heard that one's experience at this resort depends greatly on room type and location, so I am hoping for some tips!

Reading the reviews of this resort, it has a great location on the Riverwalk, but rooms that actually face the Riverwalk tend to be noisy. Also, I have heard there is a fish restaurant next door, which produces a lot of odors. I am very sensitive to noise and smells, so I'm trying to figure out the best room location to avoid these problems.

Also, I know that some of the one-bedrooms are two-levels with a spiral staircase, and I'd have a lot of problems with the stairs. I called the resort and they said I have a "standard one-bedroom." I asked if this meant a unit without stairs, and they said I could be assigned either type of unit. This surprises me, because I thought the two-level units cost more Wyndham Points than a one-level unit.

Any suggestions on what I should request? I'm thinking an upper floor might help avoid noise/odors. Are any of the one-level units on the upper floors? Is there a particular side of the building I should request to be away from noise and the fish restaurant?

Also, the person I spoke to said I can put in a room type/location request, but rooms aren't assigned until check-in. I will be arriving on Tuesday, December 11. Is the resort likely to be full then? Do I need to get there early to have nay options?

I know this is a small resort (around 40 rooms), so that limits the options.

Thanks in advance for any tips!
 

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Definately ask for Riverwalk side. When we were there we had the unit right above the office; 3rd floor, front. We were sometimes awakened as early as 3 am by street noise; especially the dumping of the dumpsters and food delivery.
 

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Definately ask for Riverwalk side. When we were there we had the unit right above the office; 3rd floor, front. We were sometimes awakened as early as 3 am by street noise; especially the dumping of the dumpsters and food delivery.
Thanks for your answer, Don. Getting woken up at 3 am is pretty bad!

Let me make sure I understand--the Riverwalk side is the back side. The front side is away from the Riverwalk and is on a small street (or alley). Is that right?
 

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I was there back in January 2015 and had a fifth floor facing the street 1BR unit. It was a bit on the noisy side, even five floors up.
 

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There are 5 floors and 9 units per floor except the 7th floor that has 10. The 7th floor is the only floor that has two story units with interior steps (and only 7 of them have steps) by the way the 7th floor 2 story units have private balconies with hot tubs, and yes these are more expensive. They are the "plus" units on the points chart. There is a common balcony on the 3rd floor and some of the rooms have windows to the balcony, (see the resort map and my photos)

This is an urban resort. built in 1928. If you insist on the shiny and new cookiie cutter resorts you should stay at La Casada, and If you dont like the things that come with a big city (noise, and smells and people) you should stay home. The room I had has a jetted tub but the water pressure was so bad that it took forever to fill. (pressure in the shower was fine) If they havent yet replaced the washing machines dont count on washing clothes. They have (or had) the European style "all in one units" that never quite get things dry.

The street is a narrow street or alley, (see my pics) You park across the street to unload your bags, check in and then drive about a block away to the parking garage and walk back.

I dont know about fish smells but there is a restaurant in the building (entrance from the riverwalk

When I was there I was in 308 and slept like a baby (ie didnt notice the noise)

This is a great location and a great property (albeit quirkey). Ill be back.

link to my photos

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here are the notes from the website

Resort was built in 1928, completely renovated in 2000
One bedroom plus and two bedroom plus units have stairs to upper floor (no elevator)
Urban resorts have smaller rooms than most rural or tropical properties
All units at this resort offer a mini kitchen including a microwave, refrigerator and dual stovetop burners; an oven is not available
Parking is in an off-site garage, half a block away from the resort, parking fees for each vehicle is $15 per day
Restaurants and convenience stores in walking distance; grocery store: 10-minute drive
Luggage delivery service available for a fee through Bags VIP. Visit SkipToTheTrip.com for more details.
Units offer European-style washing machines. Cycles typically last for four hours and clothes do not dry completely.
 
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Thanks to all for the tips, and especially to Ron for the diagrams and pix.

I actually like old buildings. The house I live in is 100 years old and is anything but shiny and new. In fact, when we moved in, it was in such bad shape that a few days later, a raccoon fell through our living room ceiling. (Yes, really!)

I also generally like cities. I was just concerned because of some of the reviews I've seen. But, if the Riverside is typical of a good urban hotel, then I'll don't think it'll be a problem for me.

I'll request a room on the Riverwalk side -- that sounds like it has a nice view -- and report back on how it goes.
 

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Also, I called the nightclub next door to the resort (210-220-1972). The night club used to be called Polly Ester's and is now called the Kremlin. They said they are only open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and generally close on Thursdays by midnight. We'll only be at the resort Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights, and I'm a night owl. So, I don't think nightclub noise will be a problem.
 
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