Built in 1879, the hotel served as San Antonio's Bexar County Jail until 1962 and is now an important part of San Antonio's history. The historic atmosphere, excellent accommodation units and friendly customer service make the hotel perfect for business and leisure travellers. For business travellers, this hotel offers free high-speed Internet access, a business centre, spacious work desks and access to copy and fax services. In addition to standard amenities, the hotel provides laundry facilities for added guest convenience. The hotel offers valet parking only for a small fee. Free maps of the San Antonio River Walk and the Downtown area are available at the front desk.