Eva's Escape at the Gardenia Inn
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A gracious Greek revival style home houses the beautiful Gardenia Inn in San Antonio, Texas. Located in the famous King William Historic District, the Inn was built circa 1905 and is tastefully furnished with antiques and family heirlooms. Whether enjoying a stroll along the Riverwalk, which is just two blocks away, or soaking in one of the antique claw foot tubs, a stay at the Gardenia Inn will rejuvenate you in both body and spirit.
In addition to the large variety of restaurants and bars along the nearby Riverwalk, many excellent restaurants are located in the neighborhood surrounding the Gardenia Inn. Some of the quality restaurants within a three block walk are: Madhatters, FEAST, Tito's, Rosario's, Azuca and La Focaccia.
Give yourself a break from your busy life and enjoy some memorable Texas hospitality!
The Gardenia Inn is a non-smoking, non-candle establishment.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Deborah Omowale for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
The simple elegance. The inn is tastefully decorated, and elegant with modern conveniences like 32 inch HD digital cable, Apple TV, complimentary Netflix. We are two blocks from the Riverwalk in a beautiful historic neighborhood.
What are you best known for?
Great food, stories that go with breakfast, and an immaculate inn.
What makes your inn unique?
The southern hospitality and great food we learned from the family matriarch, Eva.
What do you love most about your inn?
The guests and the staff. We have a comfortable friendly environment.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
5 reasons, history, art, culture, the Riverwalk and big city with a small town feel.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
"The pictures do not do the inn justice. It is much more beautiful than your website portrays."
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Our neighborhood, Southtown, has the best food in in San Antonio. It is a foodie’s mecca.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Day 1: See the Alamo and our 4 other beautiful historic missions
Day 2: a day at Hemisfair Park (Institute of Texan Cultures and the Tower of Americas) and the Riverwalk
Day 3: A trolley or double decker bus tour (get a two day pass so on Day 4 youcan go back to the sights you missed).
Day 4: The Pearl Brewery (houses the only Culinary Institute of America featuring a Latin cuisine), San Antonio Art Museum and the Witte Museum of Art.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
The Alamo, Hemisfair Park, the Riverwalk, the Convention Center and the best restaurants in the city.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 4 rooms and 1 suite.
Do you accept pets?
We don't accept pets. There are several close pet boarding places.
When staying at the Gardenia Inn Bed and Breakfast, you will wake up every morning to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. A light and healthy start of juice and fruit is rounded out by a different hot entrée daily such as:
- Family Secret Waffles
- Roasted Vegetable Frittata
- House Special Pancakes
- Breakfast Quesadillas
- Baked Oatmeal
- Baked French Toast with Praline Topping
*Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available with advance notice.
Although our specialties may sound and taste decadent, we have adjusted the recipes to be low-fat and heart healthy. Coffee and tea are available in the dining room beginning at 7:30 daily. Breakfast is served between 8:30am and 9:30am daily.
Have you dreamed of a wedding in a historic mansion? This is it! We take the stress out of your special day with our all-inclusive packges. Whether it is just the two of you eloping or celebrating with family and friends; our wedding packages accommodate 2 or 32. For your wedding, just bring your clothes and the rings! We will do the rest.
- Bridal Bouquet
- Groom's Boutenniere
- Wedding Cake from Whip Stitch Custom Cakes
- Champagne or Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Beverage
- Eva's Escape Souvenir Toasting Flutes
- Commemorative Photo Collection
- Choice of Background Music
And more! You select the package that fits your wedding size and budget.
Afternoon & Evening
When you return from spending your morning touring the neighborhood, we have refreshments waiting for you! Enjoy a cold drink of Fruit or Herb Infused Lemonade, Hot Coffee, Sweet Treats, and Mixed Nuts.
In the Evening, Indulge in our private label organic tea-infused chocolate truffles. They'll be sure to make you fall in love at first bite!
Complimentary bottled waters and sodas are also available. The above refreshments are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- The Alamo
- Henry Gonzalez Convention Center
- Buckhorn Saloon and Museum
- Casa Navarro State Historical Park
- River Walk (Paseo Del Rio)
- Tower of the Americas
- Botanical Gardens
- Steves Homestead Museum
- Spanish Governor's Palace
- Zoo and Aquarium
- Majestic Theater
- Market Square - El Mercado
- Missions National Historical Park