Noble Inns

209 Washington Street, San Antonio, Texas 78204
Innkeeper(s): Liesl & Don Noble
 
  • Introduction

    Noble Inns is a collection of three San Antonio bed and breakfast properties in the beautiful downtown King William Historic District near the famous Riverwalk. Each property features its own unique charm and are only a short walk to dining, shopping, and galleries as well as the Alamo and the Convention Center.  

    Amenities in our San Antonio inns include:

    • Cozy Fireplaces
    • Whirlpool Tubs
    • Heated Pool & Hot Tub
    • Free Wi-Fi internet
    • In Suite or Private Dining for Breakfast
    • Children are welcome in the Carriage House
  • Oge House

     

    Built in 1857, this stunning Antebellum mansion is the most luxurious of our San Antonio B&B’s.  Set on 1.5 acres overlooking the famed Riverwalk, enjoy being surrounded by lush plantings, rose gardens and lawns. A decadent full breakfast is at private dining tables or on the front veranda each morning.

    Each Room Includes:

    • Private bathroom with signature amenities
    • Afternoon refreshments and evening aperitifs
    • Flat panel cable TV/ DVD player
    • Wireless high-speed internet access and Desk
    • Phone with voice mail
    • Mini refrigerator
    • Down featherbed
    • Luxury Linens and microfiber robes

    Featured in:

    • Cooking with Paula Deen (Oct/Nov 2006)
    • Every Day with Rachael Ray (March 2007)
    • Travel Channel
    • Texas Monthly
    • New York Times Texas Highways
    • Victoria
    • Southern Living Glamour
    • McCalls
    • London Times
    • Dallas Morning News
    Congratulations to The Oge House for earning the AAA Four Diamond Award. Only 3.6 percent of the more than 32,000 AAA rated lodgings and 2.7 percent of the nearly 28,000 AAA rated restaurants were awarded the Four Diamond designation.
    Enjoy A Sumptuous Breakfast Each Morning Picturesque Gazebo

     

  • Jackson House

     

    A beautiful Victorian built in 1894, The Jackson House offers guests period charm with modern amenities. Guests can enjoy relaxing on the front porch overlooking the garden fountain, the back garden patio or soak in the heated spa pool. A delicious full breakfast is served each morning in the dining room at private tables.

    Each Room Includes:

    • Private marble bathroom with signature bath amenities
    • Cozy Gas fireplace
    • Afternoon fruit, refreshments and evening aperitifs
    • Cable television w/HBO
    • High-speed wireless internet access and Desk
    • Phone with voice mail
    • Access to the spa pool (heated in winter)
    • Luxury Linens and microfiber robes

  • Aaron Pancoast Carriage House

    Situated behind the owners' home, the Carriage House offers a more secluded San Antonio getaway, making it perfect for honeymoons or small reunions. The suites may be rented privately or together for larger groups traveling together to our B&B in San Antonio. Full access to the kitchen and dining area is included for preparing meals and snacks, and guests will find an expanded continental breakfast is set out here daily. Our B&B guests can enjoy relaxing on the private brick patio or in the private garden with a swimming pool and heated spa.

     

    Each room Includes:

    • Private marble bathroom with signature bath amenities
    • Cozy Gas fireplace
    • Cable television w/HBO
    • High-speed wireless internet access
    • Phone with voice mail
    • Use of pool and heated spa
    • Luxury Linens and microfiber robes

     

     

  • Awards

     

    AAA Four Diamond Award

    • Mobil Travel Guide - Three Star
    • Frommers Birnbaum Country Inns and Backroads Inn - Awards Selected by editors & readers as one of the
    • 25 recipients of the First Annual
    • Americas' Favorite Inns Awards 1997
    • A Top Ten Inn
     
  • Area Information

    All 3 Noble Inns properties are very conveniently located in downtown San Antonio's King William Historic District. Situated at the end of King William closest to the central downtown area, we are only a short walk from the Convention Center, Alamo, central Riverwalk area, Alamodome, and all other downtown attractions. The city also operates a trolley system which may be ridden to reach virtually any downtown location, with trolleys passing every 10 minutes throughout the day.

    Festivals and Events

    San Antonio loves its festivals and fairs! Consequently, there is almost always something going on that's fun to do. We will be happy to advise and help you plan your perfect experience. Some of our favorites are:

    Houston Street Fair and Market: occurs monthly, the last Saturday of most months. Houston Street downtown becomes a pedestrian only zone with food, crafts and other fun! - www.houstonstreetfairandmarket.com

    San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo: In February this quintessentially Texan event offers 16 days of fun, including carnival rides and concerts by country/western and popular music stars. Something you must experience! - www.sarodeo.com

    Fiesta: By far the biggest of them all, Fiesta now extends citywide for 10 days with more than 100 events. It typically falls in the week of April 21, anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, which established Texas independence in 1836. One of the favorite events is the King William Fair, an enormous street festival that occurs on the last Saturday of Fiesta just outside our door! - www.fiesta-sa.org

    Texas Folklife Festival: June 8-10, 2007. This 3-day cultural extravaganza celebrates more than 40 ethnic groups that settled Texas, showcasing their food, music, dance and crafts. Held on the grounds of the Institute of Texas Cultures in HemisFair Park downtown - www.texancultures.com

    Contemporary Art Month (July): The only month-long contemporary arts festival in the nation features more than 400 exhibitions and involves more than 50 different venues — www.camsanantonio.org

    Jazz-SAlive: September 22-23, 2007. Two days of free live performances by the nation's top jazz entertainers, along with regional and local talent, downtown in Travis Park - www.saparksfoundation.org

    New World Wine and Food Festival: November 7-11, 2007. Local chefs with celebrities from the US and Mexico celebrate San Antonio as an important culinary and cultural gateway to Mexico and Latin America — www.nwwff.org

    Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony: Held the day after Thanksgiving (Friday), a spectacular nighttime parade on the river downtown coincides with the illumination of 122,000 lights on the River Walk downtown. The lights remain on through New Years, and numerous other events occur on the River Walk during the holiday season - www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

    New Years -” Celebrate San Antonio: An enormous street fair downtown with food, bands, and a fabulous fireworks display at midnight rings in the new year with fun!

    Shopping

    San Antonio offers numerous shopping opportunities for everything from gifts to clothing to food. Across the city, you will find wonderful local boutiques, national retailers, foodie stores and more in small shops, malls or large venues. Our innkeepers will be happy to direct you to the perfect shopping spot to suit your needs and desires.

    Rivercenter Mall, located just a few blocks from our inns and on the River Walk downtown, offers Dillard's, Macy's, Brookstone, Gymboree, The Disney Store and an IMAX theatre - www.shoprivercenter.com

    Market Square/El Mercado: A public market since the 19th century, this charming restored marketplace offers 32 shops in El Mercado and 80 specialty shops in Farmers Market Plaza. It's a great place to shop for imports from Mexico and Latin America. Many fairs and festivals are also held here, and Mi Tierra Cafe is famous for its Mexican food, Mariachis and the fact that it never closes - www.marketsquaresa.com , www.mitierracafe.com

    The Shops at La Cantera is an open-air marketplace whose selection includes Neiman-Marcus, Nordstrom, Lacoste, Tiffany & Co. and Coach. La Cantera is located in northwest San Antonio next to Six Flags Fiesta Texas - www.theshopsatlacantera.com

    The Rim: On the east side of IH-10 across from La Cantera is a new addition to the retail scene, The Rim, touting the Bass Pro Shop - www.basspro.com.

    Alamo Quarry Market is another great market venue, on the grounds of a former cement company, featuring such notables as Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Lucchese Boot Co. and Woodhouse Day Spa among many, as well as a cinema complex. It is a convenient ten-minute drive from downtown - www.quarrymarket.com

    North Star Mall hosts more than 200 stores and restaurants under the convenience of one roof! Right near the airport one will find Talbot's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Sharper Image and more - www.northstarmall.com

    Julian Gold is among our favorites for high-end indulgences, where women have found top designer fashions and accessories with unparalleled service for more than sixty years at a location just minutes from downtown - www.juliangold.com

    H-E-B Central Market is a must for food aficionados. A destination market, shoppers will find a cooking school, wine market, imported items, fresh produce, chef-prepared meals and more. Go hungry! - www.centralmarket.com

    Outlets: Just 35 minutes up Interstate 35 between New Braunfels and San Marcos are two large outlet malls that together comprise one of the largest outlet locations in the country with more than 230 stores.

    Galleries/Antiques

    Southwest School of Art & Craft: Another charming, historic site downtown, it occupies the buildings of the former Ursuline Convent founded in 1851. Located near the North end of the River Walk, it offers numerous art and craft classes, as well as housing a museum, gallery, shop, and the Copper Kitchen Cafe(open for lunch, Mon-Fri only) - www.swschool.org

    Greenhouse Gallery: Located a few miles north of downtown in Alamo Heights, this large gallery specializes in traditional art by nationally and internationally recognized artists — www.greenhousegallery.com

    Harry Halff Gallery: Specializing in early Texas art - www.harryhalff.com

    There are several antique shops on Broadway north of downtown. One of the more interesting is Don Yarton at 1100 Broadway, a half block from the San Antonio Museum of Art - www.donyarton.com. Several specialize in particular items, such as light fixtures; our innkeeper would be happy to provide a list that fills your special needs or interests.

    Back Alley Antiques has a nice collection, and is located in Artisan Alley, a charming, eclectic shopping village that also boasts two good restaurants - www.artisansalley.com

    Museums

    Alameda National Center for Latino Arts and Culture: Just opened in April 2007, the Museo Alameda tells the unique story of the latino experience in America - past, present and future. The first organization in the nation to sign an affiliation agreement with the Smithsonian Institution, Museo Alameda takes full advantage of access to the collections, exhibitions and educational programming of the Smithsonian. At the Museum's center is the Smithsonian Gallery, filled with exhibits and treasures from the Smithsonian's many museums. Located in historic Market Square, the hot-pink museum features 20,000 square feet of exhibition space and houses 11 galleries - www.thealameda.org

    McNay Art Museum: Originally Marion McNay's Spanish Colonial Revival mansion set in expansive gardens and grounds and featuring her collection of modern masters, the galleries and collections have grown into a fine museum -  www.mcnayart.org

    San Antonio Children's Museum: A multi-story building containing more than 80 interactive multi-sensory exhibits to educate and entertain children. Located on Houston Street downtown - www.sakids.org

    San Antonio Museum of Art: Housed in a castle-like historic brewery complex just north of downtown, its growing collections range from antiquities to Oriental and Latin American art. Also displays frequent traveling shows and exhibits - www.samuseum.org

    Witte Museum: Focusing on history, culture and natural science, this museum's extensive collections include early Texas art, the interactive HEB Science Treehouse, and historic homes on the grounds, as well as frequent traveling exhibits. Great fun for children and adults! - www.wittemuseum.org

 
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