Chic Boutique in San Antonio
Chic, but Welcoming
There was just the right balance of antique and contemporary. Bright colored furniture and artwork, dim lighting, dark stained woodwork and creaky floors! The desk staff and even the parking attendant were all friendly and chatty. Sometimes you don't get that with Urban Chic!
Love a Grand Staircase!
Don and I did enjoy a ride in the retro elevator once, but we preferred the red carpeted stairs to our third story room. Those little glowing statues at the base just begged us to come their way!
Clean and Comfy
Our room felt larger than it was, with all the surrounding windows. There was a comfy queen bed and a vase of fresh flowers. Striped robes hung on a wall hook and a modern ice bucket sat on a 1930's vintage dresser.
Vintage Bath and Fridge
I had to remind myself to step down, into the walkway to the bathroom. In the day, the wonderful skylight, glowing on the crazy green walls drew you right in. I loved the slanted ceiling, black toilet lid and sleek modern fixtures. And the fridge! Rarely are we tempted by costly goodies in hotel room bars, but this was one packed with local goodies like Mexican sodas and all the fixings for Mojitos! Pretty fun stuff!
Dining and Lounging at Havana
Of course I've never been to Cuba, but there was an old classy atmosphere that I wanted to believe was Cuba in the 1950's.
In the morning, the glass doors were down and a few enjoyed breakfast under the flower covered chandeliers, since a wedding was happening that night.
A Step to the River
If only we hadn't been so tired, we could have braved it and enjoyed a drink in the basement bar. I think the bar is frequented by the locals, who are really... I mean truly in the know! I took a peek earlier and felt my age as I nearly stumbled down the stairs into the cave like space, lit only by candles. I'm sure it gets brighter as the crowds fill and add more cell phone light. But I think we would have been too old for that place. Then again, how could we have felt out of place? No one could have seen us!
My New Year's Resolution for 2014 was to start documenting some of the memorable overnights I've had in some very odd and curious motels and hotels. Like the adventures in my Dining Blog, I have learned to enjoy the surprises that happen when you step out of the comfort zone, far away from the well-known chains.
I began with a few entries recalling my very first home away from home memories from my youth. Then, I started sharing about some of the quirky and unforgettable motels, hotels and inns that my husband and I have discovered in recent years.
The best part about this challenge was making some lists with Don and getting on the road in search of new overnight adventures. I gave myself a 2-year goal to write up 90 stories and the goal was met. Now we just keep on adding!