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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 #4 of 351 hotels in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The 250+ room Hotel Contessa in San Antonio Texas is rather surprising and definitely not a run of the mill bland US corporate hotel. Everything about the hotel is reassuring. It is clean, comfortable and efficiently organised. The hotel has a good atmosphere, not flash and heading towards the luxury end of the market. The clientele is a mixture of... More

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New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel room was nice & desk staff great but really noisy. I have lived in NYC my whole life so when i say noisy it was really annoying. The street noisy was disturbing all night and was on 9th floor. But worst thing was at 9:01 am they started drilling inside the hotel. I jumped out of bed so loud.... More

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

Dear Janet G, Thank you for taking time to share a your review with the TripAdvisor community on our hotel. We apologize for you being disturbed by the sounds of the city. We will often place light sleepers on the quieter river side of the hotel on higher floors. I wish we could have done the same for you. Yes,... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Myself & 3 other friends stayed at this hotel over July 4th weekend. We had a great time. The hotel was nice & staff friendly. Our room was very roomy. Didn't seem like there were 4 of us in it. Pool area was nice and not crowded. We enjoyed appetizers & drinks at the bar and watched some soccer matches.... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The top compliment I want to give is to the staff. Hotel Contessa does an excellent job hiring. Stephen - Kate - Carmen, to name a few, you were above your game! Thank you. The hotel was very nice. The rooms were very nice. The location (on the Riverwalk) was great. The room service (meals) were awesome. Filets as good... More

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Contessa while on business in San Antonio. From the seamless check in process, to the very helpful valet staff. a definite must. My business trip needed 2 additional days at the hotel, and without any delay, I was able to extend my stay. The entire staff, very courteous and never overbearing or... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my recent stay at the Hotel Contessa. The room was awesome, staff was excellent and the experience was worth every nickel. Located on the River Walk is an added plus. Next trip to San Antonio, I will be staying at Hotel Contessa.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Read reviews of several properties in San Antonio Riverwalk area and decided to book 2 nights at Contessa. Large family so the suite was a must. Booked king suite with pullout couch. Wife and kids loved the hotel and proximity to Riverwalk. Very elegant and upscale feel. From the valet to the doorman, restaurant staff, housekeeping etc. Everyone took great... More

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Houston, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful service! From day 1 until I left, service manager Ismael greeted me by name. There was another service staff who overheard me say they ran out of snacks at my training and I was too late to get one. He went and prepared me one and brought me the snack and I was on another floor altogether - I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely wonderful will come back We felt like royalty there The doormen and the porters are so friendly and knowledgeable The desk clerk Kate was great too We had the best time there not to mention it's right on the river too Ranjan and Victoria Waco Texas

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Katy
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our whole experience at Hotel Contessa was awesome. We have never experienced a more friendly and helpful staff and not just upon arrival. Every time we entered the front door we were greeted by the doormen. I must give a special shout out to Mando, Joe and Eddie. They were always helpful by answering questions or just checking to make... More

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  • Very nice(43)
  • Rooftop pool(36)
  • Great location(27)
  • Living room(22)
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  • River walk(19)
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Address: 306 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio > East Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Contessa 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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