by Linda Kaye
San Antonio, Texas
July 10, 2001
It has a total of 30 units with tea and coffee making facilities in each unit. The Lodge also has in-house laundry, same day dry cleaning service, and facilities for business conferences. A heated pool, spa and BBQ area provides comfort and relaxation in both the summer and winter seasons.
Bleriots, the Aviators’ Lodge Restaurant, is open for breakfast and dinner. The restaurant is named for Louis Bleriot, a French aviator and inventor who was the first to cross the English Channel in a "heavier-than-air machine" on July 25, 1909.
Bleriots serves a wonderful Continental Breakfast. Breakfast ($4.75 US Dollars) consisted of several choices of cereal, fresh fruit, yogurt, toast & jelly, juice, milk and coffee. For an extra $2.50, you could add eggs and bacon. In case guest are not interested in breakfast, there is complimentary tea and coffee in every room, along with a small package of "biscuits" similar to English muffins that could be toasted or warmed in the microwave. We didn’t have the opportunity to experience dinner at Bleriots is its’ very elegant dinning room.
Managers, John and Anne Defelice were very accommodating. When we booked an executive suite over the internet, we received a 20% discount off the price of the room. With the discount, it made it less expensive than a standard room. Our "Executive Suite" had a bedroom, bathroom, and a living-dining-kitchen area. There were two television sets, one in the bedroom and one in the living area. The best part of our unit was the very large spa tub and the wonderful bubble bath that was provided.
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