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Hotel Contessa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   306 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (East Side)
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Ranked #3 of 347 hotels in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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173 reviews 173 reviews
29 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband & I had stayed at the Hotel Contessa previously and liked it, so when we had a chance to escape from our home in Austin (and our kids!) for a night in San Antonio, it was an easy choice to return here. Just as with our previous visit, the service and location are exactly what you want for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I arrived I was warmly greeted by Valerie at the front desk. She was very helpful with both check-in & out. The rooms were beyond expectation. We were able to see the fireworks show during Fiesta from the roof. Overall a great experience.

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Tucson, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had always wanted to visit San Antonio and the river walk. I selected the Contessa and booked through their web site for the BandB special. The hotel is beautiful and the room was large and very well appointed. Opening the curtains revealed the river walk. It is a lovely place in all aspects. We stayed in an end room... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in San Antonio for a conference and decided to upgrade to a nicer hotel for the last night to celebrate my birthday. Online the Hotel Contessa looked on par with the Windsor Court, the Grand Hotel, various Ritz Carlton's where we have stayed previously. The hotel was beautiful and our room had a wonderful view; however, the service... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family spent 4 days at the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio Texas on the River walk. It was beautiful and impeccably clean. From our room, you could see birds and trees and the river walk. We watched several small weddings on their wedding island, walked the river everyday and really enjoyed our time there. The Doorman and concierge's were... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for a small conference. Room was spacious. Really appreciated the Starbucks Verona dark roast coffee in room. Full sized hair dryer, which women appreciate. Very comfortable bedding. Staff were very accommodating. Located on the quieter end of the river walk so not so much congestion, which was really nice. Would definitely stay here again if in San Antonio... More

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I attended a conference in Austin, after which we drove to San Antonio for a night's stay. Our room was spacious and very nicely decorated, with a great view of downtown. We knew the location would be perfect, and it was. What genuinely surprised us was the superb dinner we had at the hotel restaurant. We ate... More

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GM_Contessa, General Manager at Hotel Contessa, responded to this review

Dear William D, We appreciate you taking time to share a positive review of Hotel Contessa with the TripAdvisor community. We are certainly happy that you found that your room was spacious, very nicely decorated, with a great view of downtown and that our location was perfect. We are especially pleased that you enjoyed a superb dinner in our riverfront... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place is located right on the river walk and only minutes away from all the great sight seeing locations of San Antonio. I would highly recommend this hotel for a good romantic get away. If you have kids it might annoy next door neighbors since rooms are really close to eachofher but the rooms are plenty big

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a small glitch when we arrived and was impressed at the professionalism of the staff. The front office manager, Kate could not have been more accommodating! Our bellman, Francisco was the BEST bellman we have ever encountered. He went out of his way to help us! The hotel is beautiful...4 star all the way! I would highly recommend... More

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New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed this past weekend. We joined our daughter & her boyfriend. We couldn't have asked for a better time. The rooms were fabulous (high floor 10th). City view but we both got views of the river. Very quiet part. Eddie, the valet, wonderful!

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GM_Contessa, General Manager at Hotel Contessa, responded to this review

Dear NMgirl66NewMexico , We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the best vacation that you've had in a long time and we thank you for sharing your positive review with the readers of TripAdvisor. We are also glad that you found the rooms fabulous and the views equally so! Many guest find our location on the quiet side... More

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  • Very nice(47)
  • Rooftop pool(45)
  • Great location(29)
  • Living room(24)
  • Valet parking(23)
  • River walk(19)
  • Las Ramblas(19)
  • Happy Hour(18)
  • Cork Bar(15)
  • Front desk staff(13)

Additional Information about Hotel Contessa

Address: 306 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio > East Side
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Antonio
#2 Business Hotel in San Antonio
#3 Green Hotel in San Antonio
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
#11 Family Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Contessa 4*
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