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306 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2953
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#21 of 374 hotels in San Antonio
Travelers' Choice
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See why so many travelers make Hotel Contessa their hotel of choice when visiting San Antonio. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Nearby landmarks such as St Joseph Catholic Church (0.2 mi) and Alamo Plaza (0.2 mi) make Hotel Contessa a great place to stay when visiting San Antonio.

Rooms at Hotel Contessa provide a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at Hotel Contessa guests have access to room service, a concierge, and a rooftop terrace. You can also enjoy a pool and a lounge.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the steakhouses, including Saltgrass Steak House, Bohanan's Prime Steak and Seafood, and Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, all of which are a short distance from Hotel Contessa.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out The Alamo (0.3 mi), San Antonio Market Square (0.5 mi), or Tower of the Americas (0.5 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

At Hotel Contessa, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to San Antonio.

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Room & Suite (374)374
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Facial treatments
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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On-demand movies
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Non-smoking rooms
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Lexi J wrote a review Sep 14
Bristow5 contributions
We loved our stay here. We were traveling with our toddler and pup. Having a dog friendly hotel that feels clean and unique can be hard to come by these days. We loved that each room is a suite. It gave us separate spaces for us & our toddler. The lcoation of Hotel Contessa on the riverwalk was perfect. it was close enough to the restaurants and shops to walk, but far enough away to keep the area of the riverwalk outside of the hotel quiet and not overpopulated throughout the day. We enjoyed the rooftop pool and the restaurant in the hotel!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: River view is worth the cost!
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Response from General Manager, Owner at Hotel Contessa
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, lexinjewell! We are so happy to hear about your recent stay with us and that you got the chance to bring along your furry friend. The pups are always welcome at Hotel Contessa! I'm glad you enjoyed your comfortable and spacious suite as well as our property's location on the quite side of the Riverwalk. As soon as you exit our river level doors you are transported to the beauty and wander of the San Antonio River. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely, Troy Mathews General Manager
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Karen H wrote a review Feb 2020
Lebanon, Ohio5 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Never having been to San Antonio before, we we unsure of the best location to stay. We came across the Hotel Contessa on the internet and took a chance. While on the “quieter” side of the Riverwalk, it still offers easy access to everything the Riverwalk has to offer. Also an easy walk to other attractions such as the Alamo and the cathedral. Our suite was spacious and comfortable and the staff was most helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend and stay again!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from BHIGeneralManager, General Manager at Hotel Contessa
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your 5-star review with us! We are so glad you took a chance on us for your San Antonio adventure and were pleasantly surprised. Many of our guests mention how much they enjoy our properties location along the calmer side of the River Walk while still being close to great Downtown attractions. I am also glad to hear you enjoyed your spacious suite and our hospitable staff. Our Contessa team is wonderful and truly go above and beyond for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back! Sincerely, Troy Mathews General Manager
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kimclayborn wrote a review Sep 11
Katy, Texas3 contributions
I checked in to a beautiful room At 9am. I joined my daughter for a late lunch in the downstairs restaurant. My daughter ordered a shrimp pasta. I ordered a grilled chicken salad. In my daughters second bite was a dead roach/bug. I brought it to the waitress attention and she was very apologetic. I then went back up to my room and there was ants in my bed. Housekeeping switched my room but that room Wasn’t clean either. I decided to check out and go to the Westin across the street. Great decision. The reason I decided to write this review is because people deserve to know. Also NO ONE from management thought enough about this to reach out to me. I left a VM for both the manager of food and beverage and the hotel manager. No return call. Very careless and inconsiderate. Hotel Contessa needs to address some things.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from General Manager, Owner at Hotel Contessa
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to bring this to my attention. First and foremost I want to sincerely apologize for the experience you describe. What should have been a relaxing and comfortable time well spent with your daughter was heavily tarnished by this experience and I apologize for that. I have very high standards for my hotel and this definitely does not reflect that. I have addressed this situation with all departments and I will be holding them accountable to make the necessary changes to never let this happen again. I apologize that you had difficulty getting in contact with me and my team but if you would like to reach out to me on my email please feel free to leave me a message at gm@thehotelcontessa.com to further discuss. Once again, I can not say enough how truly terrible we feel and would never want our guests to feel unheard or not appreciated. Thank you for your time and I wish you the best. Sincerely, Troy Mathews General Manager
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catmando386 wrote a review Sep 4
Abilene, Texas166 contributions9 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I went to have a weekend dinner at the tower and stayed here for the weekend and enjoyed the weekend. I have been here 3 times this past year and it is always very clean and quiet. I will continue to come to this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Response from General Manager, Owner at Hotel Contessa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! It sounds like you and your girlfriend had a wonderful weekend getaway in San Antonio. We are delighted to hear that you continue to come to Hotel Contessa and we look forward to having you back! Sincerely, Troy Mathews General Manager
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robertN1505FJ wrote a review Aug 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana1 contribution
The service is stellar. The rooms are always clean and comfortable. The location is likely the best on the Riverwalk. This is by far our favorite hotel on our annual trip to California. Everyone in my family loves it.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from General Manager, Owner at Hotel Contessa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are delighted to hear about your recent stay with us. I'm so glad you enjoyed your comfortable suite and our excellent location on the Riverwalk! We can't wait to welcome you back! Sincerely, Troy Mathews General Manager
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$163 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Contessa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Contessa?
Nearby attractions include San Antonio River Walk (0.1 miles), The Alamo (0.3 miles), and The Magicians Agency Theatre (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Contessa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Contessa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Contessa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Contessa?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Contessa?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Panaderia, Biga on the Banks, and Bohanan's Prime Steak and Seafood.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Contessa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Contessa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of San Antonio.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Contessa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Contessa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Contessa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.