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Location Elevator use was impossible, walked down stairs from 15th floor with luggage.
Excellent hotel near the heart of the riverwalk.
Enjoyed the kickback and proximity to riverwalk. they charged my card $482 dollars for parking when it was only supposed to be $46. Took them a week to refund the money and then they still charged me for the parking!! What a joke! Where is the coustomer service?
Great breakfast, lovely bathroom, comfortable beds. Very slow elevators. Unfortunately we were leaving the same time a large group from a convention was checking out and the 3 elevators could not keep up with the demand.
I was very surprised that not only did I get free breakfast with my stay but also free dinner (buffet) and 3 free happy-hour drinks each day! The staff was friendly (sometimes almost over-friendly), and the location was perfect. Highly recommend. Room smelled like chlorine when I came in, and the water tasted heavily chlorinated. The room was a bit poorly lit, and the windowsill outside the room was consistently overrun with pigeons. Glasses as opposed to plastic cups would be preferred (for the environment), and a safe to lock up valuables would have been nice. (I prefer not to have to take my passport with me everywhere.)
Staff extremely friendly service great location great
Front desk staff were exceptional as were housekeepingfolks as we travelled through the hotel.
The view of the room was amazing! Enjoy time on the top level pool with an amazing view of the city. Construction on the second floor during the day.
Location was wonderful, room was clean Hotel was dated. Too expensive for what we got. Upon return to our room we discovered our AC was not working. Front desk sent up a tech but he couldn't fix it. So they gave us a fan.... No one from mgmt contacted me and no apologies. Just nothing. I paid less for my room at the beautiful La Cantera the night before.
Room was nice and orderly. Friendly staff. Couldn't get the room cool enough. Didn't sleep very well due to the room not being cool enough. Very humid.
Fabulous location, very friendly staff who were very accommodating. Excellent bronch every morning. Wait staff in the restuara to were friendly and helpful. Room was a reasonable size but bathroom was a little bit worn. On the one day we forgot to leave a tip, the cleaning staff did a less than adequate job cleaning the room.
Centrally located in Downtown, you are minutes from most sites and right on the scenic river walk. Nice and helpful staff will greet and assist you. sound proofing. With construction across the street waking you up at 6:40 am, easily hearing the conversations of others in the hall ways and flushing of toilets, sleep was easily disrupted. shower tub and carpet had stains/not fully cleaned. bathroom fixture groves had visible dust collected. really small pool, not sure if its that i'm from Miami, Fl where there is many pools. its about the size of the elevator hallway and maybe 4 ft deep.
Rooms clean. Easy access to riverwalk. All employees helpful and friendly Nothing
The location right on the riverwalk is excellent! Hotel is very nice and staff is very friendly! Would definitely stay again in the future. My only compaint about the hotel is the cost of parking. Valet parking is $40 and self parking is $30 per night. Very expensive. If you stay a few nights parking ends up costing you as much as an additional night's stay.
Convenient to Alamo & other attractions! Easy entry!
Hotel was clean, the staff was friendly, exclusive access to the Alamo and Riverwalk
Great location. Beautiful hotel
The location was excellent and the staff was very accomodating. Room was very spacious and well kept. Having to pay to park my vehicle at the hotel was not very satisfactory. If they need to go up on the rates so be it but don't put on added charges like this. How else are people going to get to the hotel other than their vehicle?
Staff welcomed us warmly. They sent a bottle of champagne to our room because I had let the front know taht we had not been back to the La Mansion since our honeymoon, 17 years ago. We plan to come back next year:) I really didn't like so many children there, especially at the pool.
Our room was located at the end of the hall and therefore was very quiet. This particular Omni does not meet the igher standards we've come to expect such as double sinks in the bathrooms, down comforter duvets, etc. Also, there were burnt out lights and light switch dimmers for lamps which were not functioning.
Great location, clean rooms.
I particularly liked the room and the location of the hotel. The reception staff was unwelcoming as we checked in.
Nice quiet, spacious rooms. Good staff. Great location for the San Antonio marathon.
Staff was helpful and friendly. Location was great.
Liked being on the Riverwalk, the atmosphere, decor, friendly staff; very convenient location Did not like the street noise into late evening.
Location was perfect for us to attend the Majestic Theatre, River Walk, dine well at local restaurants and walk to shopping areas as well. We did not need a car or taxi. Staff was very friendly and eager to help in any way. Three of us couples were well pleased with the experience.
Not too large, well sited, well run, comfortable. Riverwalk is very popular but very touristy, and most restaurants therefore not very good.
The comfort of the bed and the location.
Friendly, helpful and warm staff. Location is excellent, right smack at the river walk. Within walking distance to all main attractions in the city
Stayed there for SA Marathon. Had to get up at 4:30 but could hear loud music outside until 10 PM. Also, AC did not work very well.
My room location was awesome. The view I had for the firework show during New Years Eve was even better. I live and work in the UAE (Dubai). We have some of the best and most world class hotels that anyone can offer. With that said,....my first stop when I landed last week was the Palacio Del Rio. I put my bags on top of the dresser and when I pulled them off,..I found a lot of dust on top of the dresser. I did not make a fuss about it,..but I do know that the places I stay around the globe will not tolerate such a thing. Other than that,..the staff there was extremely polite and helpful. I will def. stay at the Palacio del Rio during my next visit to San Antonio.
Nice room right on the riverwalk parking was a big issue and expensive
We stayed river side and enjoyed the balcony view and relaxation. All employees were extremely kind and considerate! Thanks for a wonderful stay. Parking was too expensive.
No free wifi
The river walk A little expensive for the small room
Seemed to have difficulty getting auto from valet parking. Took 50 minutes one time.
Staff, service, room, and the hospitality was awesome.
I got an upgrade to another room and it was awesome there on out
Staff very helpful, assisted in getting my husband a golf tee time, friendly, patient, good suggestions for things to do, and places to get services. Would have liked spa services available at the hotel.
Cyn from the front desk and Michael at the concierge desk were fantastic! They helped make my stay amazing!
very clean, great location, friendly staff,
Very clean. Polite, professional staff. Wife enjoyed the spa and the gym is very nice. Good location for visiting all of the tourist spots in san Antonio. No hand rails in the bath tubs/shower. Fell twice getting into and out of the shower. Sides of the tub are very high. Too many children running around the halls unattended, noisy. No frig or micro wave in the room. Onsite food and drink is very expensive. Ice machines are far apart on the floors. no vending machines for late night drinks/snacks. Valet parking is very expensive. View was nothing spectacular because of the trees surrounding the hotel.
The room was considerably larger than I expected, with a separate sitting area. Everything was clean, and in good condition. The regular price was fairly expensive, but I managed to get a reasonable rate through Expedia.
The front desk staff was unprepared and it to over 45 minutes to check in
Check In was easy. Hotel room sitting area was actually very comfortable and functional to use, unlike most average hotel suites. Location was great. On the Riverwalk plus just 2 blocks from literally everything. Self parking lots were super close as well, if you don't like waiting for the valet everytime. Hotel desk staff were business friendly, but it did not feel genuine. Which is the opposite of everyone else we met in San Antonio. This was one of the friendliest cities we've encountered!! Also the tub in our room did not drain properly, so you stood in water while you showered and the faucet was loose and spun all the way around.
The staff was very friendly and accommodating! The fee for parkig at the hotel was ridiculous, $36 per night.
Made a special stop at the river walk on our five day trek from Pittsburgh to puerto Vallarta Mexico. Stopped to enjoy the beautiful view and exeperience the river walk. The resort was absolutely gorgeous. Unique with design, very friendly conceierge, and beautiful room layout. Our one and only critique, and rather silly at that, after pulling in with our vehicle and stopping at the front valet, the attendant seemed almost shocked when we said, yes we would like you to park the car, and replied with an almost doubtful "are you sure? Wouldn't you like to hear the prices?" Though I'm sure he was just trying to do his job and avoid later frustration, the tone in which he asked us the question was borderline offensive. Young man if we can afford to stay where we are staying we certainly assure you we can afford to park.
The suite was great - nice sitting area, spacious bathroom, good bedroom and everything worked perfectly. The hotel's location is directly on a loop of the riverwalk which is good because it puts you right into the attraction, but is not on the main section so it's much quieter and easier to find a dining place. Parking is available across the street from the hotel and the street itself is not as busy as those nearer the Alamo. Parking at the hotel is a ridiculous $36/night and they charged for two parking spots for our two motorcycles even though we actually had both bikes consolidated out of the way in the valet area not even in the parking garage. That was irritating. The hotel staff were polite but very cold and decidedly unfriendly. Don't believe I did anything to be offensive or difficult - I didn't even argue about the parking issue - but all of the desk staff (two in the evening, one in the morning) gave the impression they had much better things to do than speak with me.
THE staff was very accommodating and very nice. Everything was provided before I would ask for it. Overall, a great experience . Love the old Spanish charm that the hotel is made off. Very charming ambiance. The session that I attended in San Antonio finished every 2230 in the evening. I did not like that the hotel restaurant is close early like around 2200. I wish the restaurant is open 24 hours. I also wish that there is a Starbucks inside the hotel for the convenience of all the hotel guest.
nice "earthy' atmosphere and location love the suite option very expensive valet parking and no self parking lot poor room service options and other snack options no balconies or windows to open poor ventilation in rooms small pool and hot tub broken
Location and large size rooms Issues with hot water and terribly slow and incompetent valet
Beautiful hotel with charm and character. So close to everything and convenient for someone on foot/ for public transport/ for tours. Great pool. People working there were very nice - allowed late check out at 1:00pm. A bit noisy at night - one night it was loud drunk tourists, once it was random construction at restaurant in mall next door, & once the fire alarms went off. I don't think it's the hotel's fault though.
San Antonio's 1859 hotel was all it promised. Perfect central location next to the Alamo, and the Menger Hotel itself is rich in history, generously displayed throughout the building. The room itself was just fine, but I am interested mostly in the ambience outside the room (so long as the beds, showers and such are good). We will return. One note of special interest: the maid was a great source of info; cheerful and helpful! The view from the window? - a wall! Next time we will ask for a courtyard or other external, interesting view. Otherwise, all was well.
The Menger is very historic and literally right across the street from the Alamo. There are lots of things to do that are within easy walking distance that give you the San Antonio experience. The historic nature alone is worth the stay. We didn't get a room in the old, original, historic section. Our room was outdated and in need of renovation.
The hotel's location can't be beat: a block away from the Alamo, a couple blocks away from the convention center, and right next to a shopping mall with a wide variety of restaurants and stores. The staff was very friendly. The room worked for what I needed, but it could have been better. The bathroom was small and was, for some reason, built 6-8 inches higher than the rest of the room. You could hear everything through the walls.
The historic portion of the hotel is beautiful! Rooms are small,full size bed... but very nice and very clean. I would like to suggest that better quality sheets be used on the bed... sheets were way to big, so they tangled up at your feet. The beds are not the most comfortable to begin with and the sheets only made it worse.
We liked the location so much!! Just besides the Alamo, and the hotel is nicely preserved!! You can see the age of the hotel in the rooms! The bathroom was extremely small but usefull. The valet it's on the expensive side!!
Location is excellent Beds are quite narrow. Air conditioning went out one night. Thankfully, it was repaired the next day.
Ordered breakfast off the restaurant menu. It was high priced and the portion size was small. 1 breakfast taco with sides was $16!
Central Location: Beautiful 150 year old historic hotel, literally across the street from Alamo, Numerous attractions, Riverwalk Mall, Ripley's, Wax Museum, Guinness Records, etc.... Short trolley ride to Historic Market. We used it as base of operations. Bought all-day passes to attractions and walked back to hotel to cool off/swim when needed. Lots of food nearby too. Hotel staff gave great service too. Kids loved all the museum like stuff in the hotel. The bar has a mirror with a bullet hole next to it they say Teddy Roosevelt shot in it on a bet when he was there recruiting his rough riders. Been here several times. It is our 'go to' spot for San Antonio. The parking is very expensive. Thirty dollars per day - but it is expensive in the entire city and you do have unlimited in and out privileges. The hotel is really old so it has a few rough edges. The pool tiling needs a bit of repair, some of the doors stick a bit, the elevators are small, floors are a little uneven and a bit sloped here and there, etc. It has a lot of "character", but I guess refurbishing an old hotel is like restoring an old car, you never quite manage to get all of the rattles out of it.
I stay here often and I have tried other places it's so luxurious for the money and the location is in the middle of everything!
If you want a little history stay, this place is it. This place is great old school hotel with the oldest bar in town. Has a nice pool and inner garden to chill. Nice helpful staff Rooms were clean and large. The shower could have stronger flow and pool service coming around a bit (there is a phone to place order) but that is not a big deal. Location is perfect - Riverwalk starts right here and Alamo is a cross the street Can't open windows in the room (the old bulding) Shower has weak water flow
Historical, legendary hotel - also comfortably contemporary ... Plus, the staff at the front desk was polished and helpful. They made us feel they were serious about our enjoyment of the hotel. Would have liked to have stayed another day to enjoy more of the amenities, such as the Menger Bar and its TR Rough Riders connection. Note: You really need a "none of the above" category for the second question on who was in your party -- none of those definitions fit. This was frustrating and I almost didn't write this review, but decided to submit it by checking "group of friends" even though it's wholly inadequate to describe my party, which was me, my sister, and mother, and my sister's boyfriend.
Location was great Kind of dark interior needs brightening.
Bed was comfortable Bed corners are very dangerous, I end up with bruises because bed woods expand from mattress and you can hit your legs easily unless you are very careful. I had the opportunity to talk to other guests and they complain about the same dangerous corners. Bathroom have to many gabs on counter and your personal products can fall while cleaning is happening and you will never find them. If your leave something you have to go to a website to file lost and found. That is very far from what is the main reason of hotels, customer service...... Very poor in that part. Most rooms the city view is the windows of the next building.
Great hotel overall. I rated it down because the valet situation gave me hell a few times. Give yourself plenty of time for valet to get your car, especially when it's raining.
Staff was unprofessional. Check in was at 3, we got there at 7 and the room still wasnt ready. While we waited for 45 minutes we had to get dressed in the public restroom and my girlfriend had to straighten her hair in the hallway because there was no outlets in the restroom. After we finally got our room we had to rush to the spurs gsme that we had planned and ended up missing the first quarter all because of the staff at the hotel. We decided to switch hotels the next day. Other than that the hotel was really nice looking.
I liked the friendliness of the staff, the attentiveness of the staff always willing to help. Hilda the housekeeper kept the room cleanliness very well and orderly. I am happy with my experience. It was a great location right on the river walk.
We waited 30 minutes for our car after check out. CALL AHEAD...way ahead!
Everything was great. The staff are all amazing and go above and beyond to make your stay even better. I will definitely be coming back. The only thing that was annoying was how exspensive the things were in your room mini bar.
We have traveled often and frequently. We arrived and found that the best service, ambience, and dining was apparent. Our room was perfect, room for our luggage, etc. Can't wait to return.
The staff and the place are great !
The construction limited the entrance to a single, slow, temporary, small elevator to the check-in counter on the second story. Hotel services were limited to a makeshift bar and restaurant.
We really appreciated the location of the hotel, it was really convenient in that sense, it was within walking distance to many attractions and restaurants. The staff was also really friendly. Almost everything was perfect, but it would have been nice to have a mini fridge in the room to store our own food and drinks. Also one of our beds was squeaky and that made it uncomfortable to sleep on so better beds would have been nice.
Great location since we could walk a block and a half to the majestic theater. Beautiful room, nice view, but the restaurant was closed for dinner and the breakfast was $63 dollars. Great location since we could walk a block and a half to the majestic theater. Beautiful room, nice view, but the restaurant was closed for dinner and the breakfast was $63 dollars.
Great Stay! Room was clean, spacious, and beds were comfortable.
Room, location, close to activities All good
Yes The view
Excellent hotel with a nice view of the Riverwalk. The room and restaurant were first class and the staff was very helpful. Well worth the money The only problem we saw was around the pool where there was debris and refuse but there were also a lot of inebriated people there when we got there which might account for stuff on the ground and in the pool.
Beautiful room friendly staff
We enjoyed everything about our stay. The hotel is beautiful, and our room was wonderful. The service was great, and overall the hotel met all of my expectations.
Overall clean Downtown and river walk location. Valet parking should be part of the overall expense. Coffee machine wasn't maintained. Mini bar wasn't inexistent however an offer sheet is advertised.
The location by the riverwalk What I didn't like is the gym, the website makes it sound nice. It has a 1 treadmill and weights the treadmill didn't work. The pool is very small the beds are too hard uncomfortable. Website also says fresh bake cookies at check in no cookies and when I requested still didn't have them ready.
the location was within walking distance to the Riverwalk locations that we wanted to visit. The hotel bartenders at night were great and served very interesting concoctions. The room was clean and comfortable, the AC was cold, there was enough parking, staff was courteous and helpful. we will stay here again. parking per night was expensive, the bar/restaurant had limited hours in the afternoon, towels were small, wanted more drink specials
Close to Riverwalk.
It has a great location in downtown San Antonio and it was very quiet and clean. The room was a little crowded with furniture but what I really didn't like is that I was looking for a hotel with a parking lot in downtown San Antonio and although this is one it came with the surprise that I would have to pay extra for it which makes no sense, so after all it is a little expensive for what you get.
Very close to the Riverwalk and all its restaurants. Hard to find the actual entrance to the hotel. Room was clean.
I like the bed very much, it gave me a good sleep No drinking water in the room, not at all!
The covered parking and location. No convenience items were available for purchase. I needed distilled water for my CPAP breathing machine.
the pool, the location is great no breakfast included for the price
The only thing that was not up to par was the breakfast menu and the sevice that was offered. I believe the resturant was not open for the time posted for breakfast and coffee was the only thing availabe for a timely departure.
I love how close it is to the main River area and the cleanliness. Also, I liked the decor. I didn't get the pool view as it stated what I booked the room.
Clean, spacious room with beautiful views. Great service staff. Cool fitness center. Excellent location in downtown San Antonio. Also, the channel line up was the best I've had at a hotel. I didn't like having to pay nearly $20 for parking for Each Night.
$70 for overnight parking? In the same hotel you booked the rooms? That is ridiculously expensive.
Well pleased, true professionals all around.
Location is excellent. The bar was romantic and the beds super comfortable. Check in went smoothly with Stephan. We were in an ajoining suites and people with kids next door were very loud through the door. They checked out and the next night there were two couples partying very late at night. Bad nights for sleeping!!!!!
The pool was not clean and the jacuzzi was not working. That was very disappointing. We were on a short get a way and were expecting to enjoy that.
The staff at the Gunter were extremely nice! They have the most comfortable bed ever!!!!! There bar is small, quiet, and cozzy and full of history. I can't wait to stay their again!
Perfect accommodations close to the river walk! Breakfast down at the Market can get pretty pricey for a family larger than 2.
The staff was super friendly and very helpful.
Loved the look, location, and luxurious feel. My kids kept talking about the "fancy" hotel they were staying at! Parking. I'm not a fan of having to pay for parking, but it seems inevitable in downtown San Antonio.
We really loved the room and furniture. You can tell the hotel is very old, but they keep it up to date. The king sized bed was very comfortable and so were the pillows. Our room was very clean. There were only a few small things we didn't like. One was the air conditioner was awesome and kept the room cool, but it was very loud when it turned on. Woke me up a time or two. Also the valet is quite expensive, but that's expected down by the river walk.
liked the location, liked the staff parking attendant, bell hop The air conditioner thermostat had a loud click then the fan noisily came on for about 30 seconds all day and night. the t.v. remote was not user friendly. It took about 5 minutes of running the water before there was any hot water.
Nice dowtown location, close to the riverwalk. Room and bathroom was very small.
The room was very comfortable, including the bed and pillows. We asked housekeeping in the hall on our way out for more pillows and not only was the gal we spoke to obliging, but she asked if we wanted soft or firm. The pillows were waiting when we arrived back to the room. We loved that the flooring was not carpet...that gave the feeling of it being even cleaner plus it would make it more hypoallergenic or those with allergy problems. The icing on the cake was the complimentary bottle of champagne they delivered to our room for our anniversary. Not a thing!
Nothing. Didn't even stay there I requested two suites, only got two regular rooms. Charged me for two suites. I cancled the rooms and never got my money back. Horrible experience
The location was great, not right in the busiest part of the Riverwalk, but for the price it was a pretty short walk! The pool was small but nice. The rooms seemed fresh and new-ish. The staff was friendly and helpful. No free breakfast and the Coke I bought in the lobby cost $3, but for the price I paid for the room that wasn't a HUGE deal. The parking cost extra but that is normal for hotels on the Riverwalk.
Sleeping in the bed. The outrageous parking fee. $62. For a 24 hour period. I didn't need the room serviced but I did put my full trash can just outside the door in the am and it was still there when we checked out at 4:30 pm. The room was fine but not worth $250 a night. I thought it would be something special for that kind of money.
I liked that it was clean, and comfortable. The location was perfect, allowed us easier access to the museums and the alamo. There staff was very friendly I really enjoyed my stay
This hotel is extremely clean! The rooms have wood like laminate which is so nice compared to gross hotel carpet!! The staff was really friendly. I loved the location on the Riverwalk. I would stay here again!
The convenience to the river walk was nice. The staff is very friendly and helpful. No shuttle from the airport to the hotel. We also reserved two rooms one with a king bed and another with two double beds however they gave the king bed away to someone else and we ended up with double beds in each.
Staff took care of everything. In your room within 10 minutes. Just a walk away from river walk restaurants.
Free breakfast Comfy beds Free parking 10 mins max walk to the Riverwalk Shower doors Breakfast long lines. Customer Service during breakfast times.
Pool area , 24/7 menu, staff very friendly helpful My shorts went to the laundry bin w pool towels and never resurfaced...many inquiries to the staff, no results They have 2 elevators, one out of order 4/5 days I stayed.
The service was very good, Thanks
Ample parking Small bathroom
Everything from the friendly staff to the hotel room. Right as we arrived the staff welcomed us with a friendly smile. The room was spacious and clean. The bed was my favorite, right as I hit the bed I was out. Very, very comfortable! I would recommend this hotel to all my family and friends.would definitely stay again. The bathroom was to small.
Room had plenty of room. Breakfast was good and varied each day. Bathroom a little small
The king bed was amazing! Right on the river No hot tub
Convenient location Musty odor in the room.
I liked the managers reception, breakfast, valet parking, location, and pretty much the whole stay. Room was comfy and very clean. Didn't really like that check in was at 4 and no wiggle room on early check in, and the bathroom could've had a couple extra bottles of shampoo.
My room was dirty. There was a pair of men's shorts left in night stand from a previous guest. Bathroom was dirty. Bathtub was dingy. Dust built up on wall board and on side tables.
Embassy is always consistent in their accomodations being nice, this room though needed updating in the furnishings, and wall coverings had excessive wear. Hide a bed couch was very uncomfortable to sit on. Room was not vaccumed prior to our arrival as evidenced by spent sunflower seed shells in several places on floor around room, and we don't eat sunflower seeds. Very pricey valet parking, 150.00 for 5 nights!
Embassy Suites never disappoints...another great experience!
Location, Premium Suite, Breakfast/happy hour being free. Overnight parking cost, No fan in bathroom.
Very friendly and helpful staff The jack hammering and the broken elevator were a pain. The hotel lobby was under construction. Our view was of a boarded up building and a bank parking garage.
The Bathtub was VERY nice and clean!
By far the best hotel and spa in San Antonio. Extremely polite and helpful staff.
1.The comfort and decor of the rooms and lobby; 2. the valet staff was excellent; 3. we enjoyed the restaurant on the Riverwalk; 4. I was pleased to receive a phone call from the security dept upon our return informing us about an item we left in the room and appreciated the offer to mail it to us; 5. the butter cream solution you gifted us with upon our arrival along with the glasses of champagne, were a welcome treat. 1.valet parking rae of $32 per day would dissuade us from staying there again; 2. the dirty champagne glasses from our stay the first night were never removed from the room during our two night stay; 3. I made arangements to have my hair done with the same stylist who had done my daughter's hair but she accepted an appointment with someone else which prevented me from getting my hair done for the wedding I was attending
Rarely does a hotel exceed expectations in both service and accommodations. The Watermark Hotel & Spa has. Twice now for me. Bravo. It's the only hotel I will stay in when visiting San Antonio.
Good location, generally nice hotel. A number of cleanliness issues- -Blood on the sheets (not kidding- blood on the sheets) which we had to have changed at 11PM as we were already ready for bed. -previously opened water bottles in the mini fridge...
The service was top notch.
Staff is excellent. Justin was extremely helpful to me and family. We arrived after midnight tired and hungry. He assigned our room ASAP and took excellent care of us. We were no longer thirsty nor hungry. The hotel manager is very friendly and easy to communicate with. The kitchen staff is extremely accommodating. My daughter enjoy the breakfast. Kick back, housekeeping, & security thumbs up.