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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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Relaxing Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 352 hotels in San Antonio
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Lewisville, Texas
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“San Antonio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

The price and view were outstanding & it was a grand boutique hotel. The staff here was friendly and had great service.The rooms were well updated, the entire hotel had amazing decor and the size of the rooms were great. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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  • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Great location to S Alamo St and Riverwalk. My husband and I like the S Alamo scene better than riverwalk - great food truck court and outdoor neighborhood bars. Modern, fresh decor (we were shocked to hear the hotel will be undergoing a complete renovation - what is there to renovate???) Hotel is immaculate, beautiful accomodations in king suite. Tapas Tuesday in hotel bar area is a MUST. Food was incredible, as were the margaritas. Best deal on the riverwalk - $5, well-made margaritas and yummy, gourmet style appetizers for $4-$6. Service was spot on and staff friendly. Bed was super comfy and room was spotless. We are definitely switching our "go-to" hotel on the riverwalk to the Hotel Contessa when visiting San Antonio.

Did not use the pool, spa or fitness facility but they all appeared adequate.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Grand Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay here and would highly recommend Hotel Contessa to anyone. This was our first trip to San Antonio, arriving for a 3 night romantic getaway and birthday celebration. The staff was polite, helpful, responsive and professional. The food at Las Ramblas was quite good (the Albondigas and Tomato Bacon Jam tapas were wonderful). We had a 7th floor cityview suite that was spacious, well appointed and comfortable. The location of the hotel was perfect for us, as it is on a less noisy and less traveled part of the Riverwalk, but close to everything both via the Riverwalk and street level. If you are planning to keep your adventures in the downtown area, you don't need a car, or the cost that comes with it. The Alamo, Hemisfair Park, La Villita, the Market, all of the horseshoe of the Riverwalk and all of the Riverwalk south to King William district are a 5-20 minute stroll, and the water taxi service will take you upriver to Pearl Brewing/the Museum areas via a $15 all day pass (takes about 30 minutes to get up there). The rooftop pool is great, great view at night, Really loved our stay and will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Whether for business or a getaway vacation, my new favorite spot to stay in San Antonio is Hotel Contessa! From the moment you drive up, their #1 priority is that you feel like a welcomed guest! The food was delicious, accommodations upscale, and tucked into the heart of the River Walk! If you're a runner, be sure to take your shoes and run out the back door along the river.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I would highly recommend the Hotel Contessa when staying in San Antonio. The location is ideal and the accommodations were excellent. The bar was wonderful and the fact that it is right on the riverwalk made it special. It was a relaxing atmosphere and everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. There are lots of great restaurants in walking distance to try and being able to walk out the back door and onto the riverwalk was the perfect vantage point. I must also mention Marivel, the conceirge, she is amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable and helped us each day w/our walking tour. She went above & beyond to help make our stay a great experience. If you stay at the Hotel Contessa you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This was a perfect conference venue, a modestly-sized hotel in a small but historic location. The rooms were huge with almost everything a conference-goer requires except for a decent light to read by. The conference facilities were excellent, co-located on a single floor, and with everything in good working order. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. And to be able to step out onto the Riverwalk for a breath of fresh air. What more could one ask?

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Great location and nice hotel rooms! The rooms were very spacious and clean. Even though the NBA playoffs were going on and it was obviously crowded - there were no noised disruptions when we were in our room. We got drinks at the bar a couple of times prior/after sightseeing; the first time I ordered Sangria (which is supposedly their specialty) and it was not very good - asked for a glass of red wine and the bartender just poured me a glass without offering the wine menu or asking what I wanted. The second day was a great experience with the bartender offering dining options and great service. We actually went to a restaurant he recommended and it was terrific! Overall a really good experience! Wished we would have had time for the spa as it looked great as well!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
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 Spa Hotel in San Antonio
#2 Business Hotel in San Antonio
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Antonio
#5 Green Hotel in San Antonio
#9 Family Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Contessa 4*
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