Rated 4 out of 5 by Lingbam2213 The Staff was Excellent...
We stayed at the Gunther and were impressed. The staff was extremely friendly and considerate. We liked the Gunther so much, we stayed a second night and had family stay in other rooms. The only recommendation for improvement I have is the continental breakfast in the club lounge could have been better.
March 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SMAC33 WHAT AN OUTSTANDING HOTEL ... AND STAFF!!!
This marvelous hotel exceeded EVERY expectation I had and the CLUB ROOM STAFF, led by Chelsea, made the stay even MORE enjoyable ... the bar staff, led by Angelica, also provided an OUTSTANDING experience leading me to recommend this property VERY HIGHLY to anyone and everyone traveling to San Antonio ...
September 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tinkerbell1 Absolutely gorgeous and history rich!
While the room was nice and very spacious, the bathroom needed some attention....upgrades or possibly tub replacement. The carpet needed to be stretched as there were wrinkles in it that we're worn.
Other than that, I absolutely loved the property, the staff and looking forward to returning very soon.
May 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Betty50 Berger Wedding
Attended wedding at Sheraton, so staying here was convenient, but not worth the price difference compared to staying elsewhere.
September 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by dreeda Old hotel old ideas
The Barrons Restaurant was excellent. The hotel lacks cleanliness in the rooms...we found unvacummed human hair balls in the bathroom and the facilities were atrocious.
The biggest surprise was the $ 28.00 night on site parking fee in addition to the overpriced room. Not a great experience overall.
December 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by star great history/location
I just love this hotel, it is so beautiful and near the riverwalk. I hope that Sheraton keeps it up and preserves the history of this wonderful hotel. "C" was a great person to talk to and very helpful.
This time the 5p.m. happy hour wasn't as great as the last time but all the same a great feature.
March 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by George77 This hotel is well-located
The location was outstanding and the staff was excellent-from housekeeping to front desk to concierge. The common areas of the hotel were good, but the room was old and needed attention. Carpet stains, aging bathroom, and overall diminished appearance of the room didnt fit the rest of the hotel.
July 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by golfer26 No tv channels in room
Lovely hotel and staff but I wanted to watch TV in the morning and at bed time. The TV in our room never worked. The manager said they were switching over to HD and thus far nothing has worked for few days now. I was there the weekend of the Open Championship. All I wanted to do was watch it.
July 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by travel49 Great Location
First I would like to say this is a great location for the downtown area. Now the bad news(sorry). Very old hotel. Moldy smell in the hallways and I had mold in my room along with dirty carpet. No free WiFi in rooms.Parking $28.00 per day? The next time I visit this hotel wont be on my list.
July 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MD33 UNSATISFACTORY
When I arrived to my room, I noticed the desk chair had a large tear in it. Upon further inspection of my room, I saw that the duster on both beds had shoe marks on it and the comforter had a stain on it and the carpet was badly soiled (red spots leading from the bathroom and a large spot in the center of the room). I went back to the front desk and asked if I could be moved and told the greeter my concerns. She said that she could move me but all the rooms were basically in the same state. She assured me that she would have housekeeping clean the beds and she would get another desk chair for me. When returning from my walk these problems were fixed (aside from the carpet). Also the Barron restaurant was understaffed each night for dinner. The carpet and tile in the restaurant were horrible. Twice I sat for dinner and listened to the phone ring at least 20 times before the caller decided to hang up. Annoying. The bar in the hotel had a musty smell. Overall I was highly disappointed with my stay/
March 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KYTraveler Location, Location, Location
Great Location, Helpful Staff, Good Value. We booked through a "mystery" website so weren't able to select our bed(s)/room size and there was a faint smell which suggested a pet had once stayed in the room. Otherwise, everything was perfect. And, I'd stay book again if the need arose!
February 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mom5 not good
I would not stay here again. The bathrooms need to be updated and the overall cleanliness of the hallways, rooms, furniture and carpets is horrible. My kids reminded me that I said the same thing the last time I stayed here, but thought they had gone through a renovation- but hadn't.
February 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LT52 gunter review
I have stayed at the Gunter many times over the past 20 years so they must do something right. we always have enjoyed the proximity to the river walk, without being on the walk. I will say the front desk staff on this trip was not as caring and accommodating as in the past. To the point at check in I almost turned around and walked out. 4 hours later, after leaving and calling back to confirm the room, "Amy" whom answered was very pleasant and made things right. My first encounter with Elizabeth was terrible. I also noticed that food trays from room service stayed in the hallways as long as 24 hours, not a good example of cleanliness. Over all the bell staff, and valet did an amazing job as usual, and the Café was amazing. We did get shorted towels, however we called and they made things work. We realize it was a busy weekend due to weddings etc, however our opinion is that we had just moved over from the Mokara, on the river walk due to a meeting I had, and they went out of their way to give you that "WOW" felling. I got that in the Café only with the Gunter on this trip
July 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kenneth911 Bargain for Starpoints
Nice historic hotel, conveniently located near Riverwalk, short walk to Alamo. COLD AC was pleasant surprise for an old hotel. Beautiful lobby. Have stayed twice and pleased both times. Super friendly and helpful staff. Parking is expensive at $28 per night. Bathrooms are small.
April 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JLow Great staff and customer service!
We went to San Antonio for a weekend getaway and are so glad we picked the Gunter. I'd been to several weddings here before but had never stayed in one of the rooms. They were by no means large rooms, but they did the job and we were always greeted with happy and helpful faces.
August 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by 1traveler864 Great Staff - Rooms need to be updated
The staff of the Gunter were all very pleasant, courteous and accomodating. I have to say that the carpet in my room looked to be at least ten years old and had every stain you could care to imagine. The shower and toilet were also speckled with mold. Not whatI expected to see.
July 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by remydog Love this Hotel and Staff
I really love staying here at the Gunter. I really have only great things to say about the hotel and staff. I just wish the bathroom sink had a little more counter space to set out my toiletries, but I still love this hoel and it has a great location
June 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by htraveller small and dirty bath room
I stayed at this hotel before, very happy with it previously. The recent stay in jul 2012 is a disappointment. The bathroom is so small, one has to turn sideway to close the door. It really shows the age, seems like it's have not been updated over 20 years, and not very clean.
July 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 Hotel was good.
Thought I had told the person who took my reservation that I was a AAA and AARP member. The on line notes says I need to let the Check in desk know to get free parking and Breakfast. I got no Breakfast and paid $9.00 for the parking. Enjoy your stay at this Hotel. It is nice.
March 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MaxPowers8 Nice, but tiny rooms
The hotel is nice, and close to the River-walk, but the room was very very small. New York City has bigger rooms. I could wash my hands in the bathroom sink while sitting on the toilet.
August 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by OnBusiness Room for improvement but still recommend.
A little disappointed on room cleanliness (i.e. carpet, bath tub, tiles) and furniture a little run down. The bed and pillows are my favorite of all hotels. Reason why I stay at the Sheraton Gunter!! Excellent distance to riverwalk and walking distance to all the fun spots.
June 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alan1 Hotel was very good except:
It was very noisey on the of the hotel were our room was.
The Bar was very poorly managed, Bartenders would leave the bar area unmanaged for up to 10 + minutes. We were there for at least 5 min before we were even acknowleged.
Club room was handled very well, good personel.
September 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by cheetah Hotel has great location and service
This hotel has great character and history. Only 1 block from the River Walk. They always provide benefits for starwood members including access to preferred room upstairs. Staff is friendly and helpful.
Have stayed here in the past and will continue to stay in the future.
February 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bren Room needed improvement
The room we were assigned to was a handicap room the room was in need of attention. For example, the desk chair leather was peeling, the bed skirt and sheets were stain, there was something on the t.v. I did try to contact the manager but my call has not been addressed.
March 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Unhappy Definitely Not Up to Par
Carpet was filthy. Didn't notice it until we went into shower and saw dirt on the shower floor. Vending machines didn't work. Put us in a room where all night you heard the roof air condiitioning units running. Didn't even care about my complaints when I checked out.
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GQ4Life Elegant Hotel
The hotel is very elegant and well kept up. I enjoyed my stay and I would recommend this hotel to others. The staff was excellent and they were very accommodating. Also, the hotel is short walk from the river walk and very close to Starbucks, which is a plus for me.
November 18, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by BB123 THE ROOMS IN THE HOTEL WAS DISAPPOINTING.
I HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE TOILET LEAKING FROM THE TIME I ARRIVED...GREAT BIG ROACH IN BATH... I THINK THE ROOMS SEEM DARK/GLOOMY BUT A VERY NICE HOUSEKEEPER ON MY FLOOR WHO TRIED TO ACCOMMODATE FOR THE PROBLEMS IN THE ROOM. ALL IN ALL STAFF WAS PLEASANT AND HELPFUL
April 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sashimi Comfortable and well-located hotel
This is an old and gracious hotel that is located near the River Walk and Alamo,
and close to several fine dining options. My room was part of an interconnected suite and was poorly sound-proofed. The bed was comfortable and the staff were very attentive.
February 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KimfromCali FABULOUS!
This hotel exceeded my expectations. Roy at the front desk went above and beyond to meet my requests. The Club Lounge was better than any I'd stayed in, as far as staff and drinks and services.
The hotel was short walk to everything, and stunning lobby.
December 21, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by PlatTraveler Hard To Believe!
Have stayed at the Gunter in the past and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was a breath of fresh air from the typical "cookie cutter" hotels. The old property was beautifully restored with natural wood throughout, high ceilings and magnificent chandeliers in the lobby. Well trained, friendly staff and fabulous location.
The rooms were certainly not uniform, but were very comfortable.
My recent stay was a HUGE disappointment. Walking into the lobby, I was confronted with the natural wood having been painted a glaring white, the natural wood columns were covered by sheer white drapes and the classic chandeliers had shades covering them. The beautiful look of the Gunter had been destroyed by a "mad" decorator. Hard to believe that someone thought this look would be appealing.
My synopsis states that I would not recommend this hotel. I still feel that aside from the bizarre renovation, the Gunter is a fine property with great staff and location, but the cannot recommend it based on the "destruction" of the classic feel that existed.
December 23, 2013