This was our first visit to San Antonio, and it was such a positive one, due in part to the Texas-sized hospitality extended to guests by Bennie and Sue Blansett at the Brackenridge House.
This B&B is located in the historic King William area of San Antonio but is easily accessible to the Riverwalk and other attractions by trolley. Parking is at a premium in the city, so it was a nice convenience to just leave the car and walk or take the trolley. Sue and Bennie welcomed us with lemonade and freshly baked cookies. Welcoming touches in your room include a refrigerator with complimentary soft drinks, beer and wine. The free form pool with a bubbly spa area was inviting as was the veranda off our room on the second floor.
Sue’s breakfasts are amazing and will sustain you until dinner. We particularly enjoyed the Baked Eggs Benedict that were accompanied by Silver Dollar Pancakes. We started our meal with a choice of juice and fresh strawberries. After our entrée, our “waiter,” Bennie, offered a selection of sorbets for dessert. As I said, you don’t leave the table hungry. It was so pleasant to have Bennie and Sue join their guests for coffee after breakfast. We enjoyed chatting with them and the other guests about our travels. A very comfortable stay.
We enjoyed dinner on Riverwalk one night at Acenar, and another evening we dined at the Houston Street Bistro. Bennie and Sue also recommended a local restaurant, La Focaccia Italian Grill, in the King William district which was an easy walk. Good homestyle Italian cooking. There is much to see and do in San Antonio besides The Alamo, Riverwalk and dining at great restaurants. Take time to visit the other four San Antonio Missions that are located outside the city proper.
We were also lucky enough to be in town for the Taste of San Antonio at Historic Market Square but a visit to the market at any time can be fun.