A Year with Marriott Gold destination: Courtyard San Antonio River Walk

san antonio rw4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A year of Marriott Gold destination:  Courtyard San Antonio, Texas River Walk

Our journey was spent in the Downtown Marriott River Walk which is a Courtyard. It is somewhat small or narrow which makes it slightly in my opinion uncomfortable. It’s slightly old and has less attractive features than other Courtyards. The staff were nice but no one really stood out.  Our room was on a higher floor which is a standard upgrade for gold.  This does not mean much in the grand scheme of things.  I understand it is a selling point but the room does not have to have to be a nicer room it just has to be on an upper floor.  So you could in general receive an upper room floor overlooking concrete or air conditioning ducts.  This actually was the case when I booked the Pueblo downtown Courtyard.

So at the Downtown Marriott River Walk the highlight of the hotel is that it’s on the River Walk.  It is in a great location to start any journey to the various bars, restaurants, and activities on the River Walk.   I received nothing for being a gold member and barely even an acknowledgement. I was not overly impressed. On the contrary the Marriott River Center was beautiful and looked amazing!  I will definitely have to try that hotel before my year is out.  Just to compare the two.

san antonio missions 2  What a fantastic city! San Antonio is the quintessential American city. It’s a perfect blend of old and new all coming together in a sophistication of western city life. With its River Walk, missions, and history you could spend well over a week just viewing the city’s historical sights. The market downtown is where you want to go for your “REAL” Mexican food and it also has a panderia which is a Mexican bakery. For night life pubs and dance clubs abound in and around the River Walk and it’s lit up at night in more way’s then one. There are five missions there and they are a sight not to miss.  They represent the history and heritage of the city itself. San Antonio is one of the first cites I have seen embrace its history to the fullest. This is where the Alamo is and the missions are one of the jewels of the city. The city itself is truly a melting pot of America.  In it you will discover a wonderful blend of people, each embracing a San Antonio lifestyle. Not only is the city welcomed and developed its Latin roots but its German heritage too.  It all seems to be incorporated into a beautiful mixture of proud history and culture.

If you have a chance San Antonio should be on your bucket list. You will not be disappointed.   As for the Courtyard Marriott San Antonio if you want to be right on the River Walksan antonio rw 2 at a decent price point this is the place.  Just don’t expect too much.  Grab a drink and sit outside taking in the scenery, sights, and sounds of San Antonio.   That is what you will enjoy the most

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Welcome to Travel with T your destination discovery agent.  I am Teresa, my blog is all about travel.   My husband Paul is along for the ride.   From budget to luxury, from backpacking to tours, it’s all about the discovery.   So goes our eclectic journeys and we will share with you some of our experiences.   I started this blog to help promote my work as a Destination Discovery Agent also known as a Travel Agent.  So there is a booking button up top if you care to use it.  Or if you would like after you trekked through my site and would like help discovering your destination, give me a call I would be happy to help you.

I will be taking you along my own journey’s but also will be adding post from some of my fellow travelers.  I will feature a special area for my year with Marriott Gold where I will be blogging about Marriott’s Loyalty program.  I have not made the top Platinum level but I have achieved gold and so I will take you through my year utilizing that little perk.  Is the loyalty worth it?  I don’t know yet we will have to see.  I will discuss points, perks, travel hacking, loyalty programs, and military or space A travel.

All about cruising, as I and my husband love to cruise we will take you along for the ride.  We usually travel with Princess, but have done Carnival also.  Stay tuned as we share with you the benefits of being a Black card Elite Cruiser on Princess.

Jeeping for adventure will be a standard feature for our blog as we ask you to buckle up and experience some to the best jeep country Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona have to offer.

Military, for those of you out there who have yet to discover the benefits of being retired military and what, where, and how, we can travel.  Or maybe for the old pro’s of space a travel you can share some of your travel hacks.

So Welcome and thank you for taking the time to visit with me.  Buckle up and lets go a little unconventional.  Lets travel slow, travel fast, lets space a it, lets hike, lets jeep, lets fly, lets cruise, lets spend the night in the city, in the country, in the US, or out in the big vast world, lets fall asleep under the stars, or in a 5 diamond hotel, because really what it comes down to is it’s all about Destination Discovery.