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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 352 hotels in San Antonio
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My son and I had a great stay at The Hotel Contessa. The staff was very friendly and helpful. From start to finish we had a world class experience. The rooms are large with seperate living and sleeping areas. The rooms were very clean. We had a beautiful view of the riverwalk. The rooftop pool is a great escape for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The employees at the Hotel Contessa are great, especially Valerie who arranged a room change for us on our second day. We stayed at Hotel Contessa 8 years ago when they first opened and the employees were excellent on that occasion as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I were on a short summer trip to visit our son. My husband had been to San Antonio before, and wanted to show me the river walk. I booked The Hotel Contessa thru Expedia. It was luxurious, from the moment we drove up to the valets, to the moment we left. We felt welcomed and pampered. Eddie... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved the room. I got this room on Priceline and had never heard of it before. As soon as I walked in I knew we were in for a treat. The staff was so friendly, the room was big and very chic but homey. Everything about this hotel wowed me and I will be back again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I had a nice comfortable stay at Hotel Contessa. The rooms were very clean and newly renovated. Hotel staff very courteous and eager to assist when needed. Hotel is walking distance to riverwalk and other events.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I loved everything about Hotel Contessa!! The service was amazing. Breakfast in the restaurant was the best ever. The roof top pool was nice and clean. The atmosphere was relaxed and the location is excellent if you want to enjoy San Antonio void of party noise. It is walking distance to the nightlife of The San Antonio... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upon arriving at the hotel, we were promptly greeted by the valets who were very courteous. Walking thru the front doors was like stepping out of the world we were in and into something very exquisite. It was just a wonderful, relaxing atmosphere from the get go. It was very relaxing at the bar and the food at the restaurant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've stayed numerous times at this hotel because it is not only beautiful but each room is so spacious! The rooms are basically the size of small apartments! It has been newly decorated so it's even more beautiful than it was before. It is also located very close to the action down at the Riverwalk. No need to get a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a fabulous "all suite" hotel directly on the Riverwalk. We got an excellent rate on Hotwire. The rooms are very large and it was a great surprise walking in to a separate living area and then a bedroom overlooking the city. Breakfast and parking wasn't included. The buffet for breakfast was great value ($16.95 each) and included omelettes... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice surprise to find Hotel Contessa. We have stayed in many hotels over the last 3 years in San Antonio and this by fat is one of the best. Very nice staff, great location, And nice big suites! Perfect. What a nice surprise!

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  • Very nice(41)
  • Rooftop pool(34)
  • Great location(23)
  • Living room(20)
  • River walk(19)
  • Valet parking(18)
  • Las Ramblas(14)
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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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