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“Great Place for a Weekend Visit to San Antonio!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Contessa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   306 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205   |  
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Ranked #4 of 352 Hotels in San Antonio
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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“Great Place for a Weekend Visit to San Antonio!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband, my daughter, and my other daughter and son-in-law spent the weekend enjoying San Antonio. It was made all the nicer because we stayed at Hotel Contessa. All the rooms are two room suites and very comfortable. The staff was wonderful too! They really aimed to please. We enjoyed the cocktail lounge one afternoon and we ate breakfast our last morning in the restaurant which overlooked the Riverwalk. Our waiter was wonderful as was the food! We only had one problem. We stayed there 3 nights. After the first night, our 2 rooms were not made up until almost 6PM the next day. We informed the front desk and they promised to fix that the next day. The next day, our rooms were made up at 2:30 (still a little late since we were gone all day). However, we really like the hotel and will stay there again when we visit San Antonio.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This hotel seems small and quaint with charm. It has a great restaurant and bar with outdoor seating overlooking a quiet area of the river walk. The room was quite nice and bed very comfortable. This hotel is now our first choice for a stay on the river walk.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We came for volleyball tournament and could not beat the price, the rooms are all suites, so a very large living area, hall way with counter space, coffee maker, no acces to fridge :( then seperate bedroom. Very large space and the bathroom is very nice.

ALL of the staff was very nice!

We would stay again for sure!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Clean, comfortable, quiet, accommodating, and personable. Cannot say enough. And, it is right on the river-walk. The room was more like a suite. Two TVs, a sitting room, excellent mattress, and good coffee.
I would stay again and again...
Gary

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We were only able to stay for one might, but wish we could have stayed longer. The accommodations were spacious and comfortable. Chris at the front desk, graciously switched our room in order to satisfy our request for a different room location. We loved the pool and jacuzzi on the top floor. And we enjoyed the sangria served in the bar, as well as our dining experience in the restaurant. The buffet breakfast was wonderful, as well. Also, it was included with our room.. All the staff throughout the hotel were gracious and helpful in every way. Elisa, the front desk manager, was very personable and handled our check out very efficiently. We definitely would choose Hotel Contessa the next time we return to San Antonio.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The Hotel Contessa is so centrally located, that it does not mater where you are going or what you are doing, in San Antonio, this place is home. My daughter’s first concert was splendid, my wife went with her and I was able to retreat to all the great hotel amenities at my fingertips. The valet service was great and well worth the small fee. The room was clean and spacious and the view priceless. The Staff was friendly but not over-ambitious. For business or pleasure I highly recommend this hotel. The people here really care about your stay and it shows.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We went on a recommendation and are very glad we did. The location on the Riverwalk was ideal. Our suite was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. On a cold winter's day the pool at 84 degrees together with the jacuzzi was a great place to relax after a visit to the Alamo which was a short walk away. We were well looked after by the very attentive staff when we went for our buffet breakfast with a good choice of food. Given the opportunity to be in San Antonio again we would love to make a return visit. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Address: 306 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in San Antonio
#1 Spa Hotel in San Antonio
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Antonio
#3 Green Hotel in San Antonio
#5 Family Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Contessa 4*
Number of rooms: 265
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