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Riverwalk Vista
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   262 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 353 Hotels in San Antonio
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“LOUD!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

It is way too loud to enjoy any type of rest or relaxation. We could hear every step, conversation, vehicle that passes outside our window. Other than the obnoxious noise, everything else was average.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

intimate and rustic! excellent location. will definitely come back. clean, beautiful decor, comfy bed. what else can i say. the angel fish was a nice touch. soft music playing for us when we arrived to our room. loved it!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Allegan, Michigan, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

My wife and I extended our trip to a conference to stay here based on the great on-line reviews. We had a great time, loved the place and the amenities. The food was also very good. What changed the whole thing for us was after we left and arrived at our conference my wife received an email from one of the staff saying they were glad we stayed and bought one of their souvenir coffee mugs, which my wife had purchased on our way out. They were also glad that we liked the "rubber duck from the shower that we took without paying", so they would be billing our credit card $5.00. We're not sure if the maid forgot to put one there or what happened, but we never saw one. Really!?! A $200/night stay, purchasing a coffee mug, but we stole a stupid little rubber duck? Needless to say, the accusation was more than enough to overshadow what started out as a pleasant experience. Not only will we never stay again or recommend to anyone, but my wife has asked me to mail the stupid coffee mug back since it brings back her anger every time she sees it. It goes in the mail tomorrow, along with any possibility of ever returning to this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Redlands,CA
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

What a great combination of historic hotel and modern styling. Hardwood floors, 18 foot ceilings and old brickwork mixed with a modern bed, flat screen tv and stone shower made for a comfortable and homey stay. It's is a great departure from the corporate hotel boredom. In addition to the nice room, there were multiple lounge areas throughout the hotel, a nice complimentary breakfast and even an evening wine hour. So why not for everyone? Well, there is no real front desk, they have to buzz you in, the parking is a bit tough and the exterior noise could be a bit annoying. I say could be since I knew why to expect since I was in the middle of downtown, in the midst of everything, the Riverwalk, restaurants etc. For me perfect, but again, not for everyone. If you like boutiquey hotels with a great location and comfortable feel, it will be perfect for you too.

Room Tip: Room 309 was great with a 180 degree view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

While our room was nice to look at, it was SO noisey!!! We did not get a decent night's sleep at all during our four night stay. Every conversation, car, truck, motorcycle and even leaf blower sound like it was in our room---#303. Parking was a bit of a walk away and $15 each time you came in and out! The "breakfast" consisted of cold hard boiled eggs and cereal. We had to go out for a normal breakfast. And, if you are looking for help with your bags...keep looking! Steep steps provided a challenge for us with out luggage. Our room was already paid in full when we checked in, so we had to stay. Cancellation had to be 10 days in advance. And, if all that was not enough, we were invaded by ants! They got into a week's worth of medication that had to be thown away. No compensation for our total discomfort. Additionally, the hotel is located above a 24 hour Mc Donald's, which encouraged lots of homeless folks to hang around the front door, eventhough the innkeepers had to chase them away.... Yes, this looks like a charming property but do yourself a favor and STAY AWAY!!!

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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RiverwalkVista, Manager at Riverwalk Vista, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
We apologize for the disappointing experience you had at the Riverwalk Vista. The noise issue was never brought to our attention or we would have offered you different room options immediately. While The Hugman King Suite is one of our most popular rooms with the many tall windows overlooking the Riverwalk it is not for every guest. During the time of your stay San Antonio celebrated the Lighting of the Riverwalk Parade with 100,000 people attending. While this is a lovely time it will create more traffic which might lead to different noises outside.

Our breakfast consists of so many items besides hard-boiled eggs and cereal I am very sorry you didn’t stay to enjoy it each morning. Our breakfast lay out consists of various savory items to include Bacon, Egg, Roasted Red Peppers with Cheese quiche, Spinach and Egg Empanadas, Mini Sausage Kolaches, Hash brown Quiches, fresh cut fruits, yogurts, cottage cheese, bagels, english muffins, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, 6 different cereals, blueberry scones, juices, milk, coffee, and hot tea.

Our Inn is located in a Historical Building with 7 steps up to our front door at a normal grade. We are always available for luggage assistance during check in and check out. Patti assisted you at check in with your luggage. At check out you did stop by and let us know you were leaving or we would have graciously offered to help you with your bags.

Regarding the sugar ants we did spray immediately and also left bait for ants. To my knowledge this problem was resolved immediately without further mention from you. The offer still stands to reimburse the cost of the pills if you would like to accept, as you declined this during your stay.

I do hope you visit San Antonio again soon.

Catherine Hix
Innkeeper
Riverwalk Vista
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Salem, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We love small local hotels. This rates as a favorite in the U. S. Check in was easy. The Inn Keeper made it feel like it was home. We also received helpful information when needed for getting around the city.

We enjoyed all of the cozy spots to sit and relax. Breakfast was simple, and fresh! Nice to smell it cooking. (Also nice that the Inn Keeper sat and visited with us during breakfast.) Wine in the afternoon was nice.

The beds were super comfortable, and the pillows good. Important! We slept great. The shower was the best.

A lot of planning went in to making this building become a hotel.

The Riverwalk is right across the street so easy access to everything.

Again....We loved it!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kingwood, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I spent our anniversary weekend at the Riverwalk Vista and it was absolutely perfect. The hotel was old where it needed to be (hardwood floors, high ceilings, windows, antique furnishings) and modern where you wanted (bathroom, mini fridge, iPod dock). The hotel goes to great lenghts to make your stay unique and we were impressed. The location is right off the heart of the riverwalk, and walking distance to the Alamo and mall. There is some street noise, but nothing that a good set of earplugs can't block out. It's worth it for the location. I would highly recommend the Riverwalk Vista for a romantic weekend away from home.

Room Tip: We stayed in room #304 and it was very nice. I higher level room may block some of the street noise...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riverwalk Vista

Address: 262 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in San Antonio
#11 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverwalk Vista 3*
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