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Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
Ranked #10 of 354 Hotels in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

My wife & I live in Austin & travel to San Antonio for weekend getaways 3-4 times a year. We always stal at La Valencia. We like the contemporary furnishings & decor. It's low lighting, candles & fire pit patio set the mood we're looking for. Staff have always been attentive & proactive. Highly recommend

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, TX
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I stayed here March 23-26 in 2012 and let me say that this is a very nice hotel. The location is perfect right in the middle of everything and within a 5 minute walking distance from my favorite steakhouse there (Bohanon's). The atmosphere of the place is dark but it didn't bother me. The service is first class and if you need a microwave and refrigerator in the room then you can call them beforehand and when you check in it will be ready to go in the room. As for the room itself I don't have any complaints other than I don't think it was worth the price I paid. The price of the room for me was more about location so I couldn't complain in that sense. The rooms are little old and has some serious miles and it's not as pristine and perfect like I would have hoped or expected. But nonetheless it is NOT bad room either. The restaurants at the hotel were average at best as the food was mediocre and it was overpriced. All in all I would recommend this place as you're in a great location and there aren't any issues with the hotel itself.

Room Tip: The location of this hotel is excellent and in the middle of all the action.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sugar Land
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

The Valencia is a charning upscale boutique hotel. The only negatives I have ever felt at the this hotel is that they don't have a pool (not too big a deal), and I can see dust on the beautiful black door rims and furniture in my room sometimes (glad its not my job to clean it).
The positives at this hotel erase the negatives. Even the least expensive rooms are larger than normal hotel rooms. The bed linens are soft Egyptian cotton, the towels are cozy, the bath products smell heavenly and "sexy" for lack of any other word. The TV is flat screen with lots to watch. The room is an oasis. Dark real wood shutters, the lighting is subtle and interesting. There is a HUGE stand up mirror near a soft leather chair and ottoman. They place faux mink throws on the ends of the beds (looks nice). There is a courtesy snack tray, and a mini bar all stocked with normal expensive items, but still I love it! There's lots of seating and space to work or put on makeup, etc. You'll love it. And....hold your breath....you never hear other people in the rooms next to you, unless you have a courtyard room and they happen to be sitting outside on their tranquil patio when you are. The courtyard rooms are more $$, but the best in my opinion. If you go here, you should at least eat one meal in the restaurant "Citrus". It's the cherry on top of the cake!

Room Tip: Choose a courtyard room. They are much bigger and have a full table and chairs, with a balcony that...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Aurora, CO
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

The lobby lights are too deeply recessed & appointments swallow light rather than reflecting it. Same in the room, I was there for a weekend and I felt like it was the middle of the night the whole time. I upgraded to a room on the courtyard, if you do that be sure you specify that you do NOT was a room on the ground floor because you have NO privacy & will have to keep the shutters closed the whole time, makes the room cave-like. But you really can't open the shutters in any of the courtyard rooms because there aren't any sheer curtains so your neighbors across the way can definitely see in. I think it could be beautiful, if there wasn't such a pervading sense of darkness and gloom. The restaurant Acenar is fantastic, but stay away from the traditional mexican dishes, you can get enchiladas anywhere and they have several interesting & tasty choices on the menu. The location is excellent, right on the River Walk.

Room Tip: Request a river view room, it's your only option if you want a little natural light and still wa...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Lutz, FLorida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2013

I loved this place and will go back again and stay.
The food was great at our event and I had top Notch service from Randy Jarzombek and Israel.
This place is decorated beautifully on the San Antonio Riverwalk which was a treat to visit.

Room Tip: The rooms right on the river have a beautiful view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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The Woodlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2013

The management and staff of this unique boutique hotel are very accommodating. We requested a quiet room, non-feather pillows and a mini-frig, all of which were waiting when we checked in at 11 p.m.

This hotel is good for couples and business travelers, but is not ideal for families with small children, as it does not have a pool or spa.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not facing noisy Houston Street; Mini-fridges are available upon request.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Hotel Valencia was a great find. It feels like a small hotel when it really is much bigger than the eye can see. It's located on the river in walking distance to everything. We spent each morning walking the river walk to the mall and back. It's close to the Alamo, we walked to it as well. Before arriving we signed up for VVIP status on the hotel website and received an up grade at check in. We had a lovely, very clean, modernly decorated room with a balcony overlooking the river. A romantic place. The view of the Lone Stare flag flying atop on of the buildings was like home. The hotel is located on a what I would call, a quiet part of the river walk. The hotel features an indoor courtyard with an amazing waterfall. At night the waterfall descends upon a fire across the bottom of the fall. Simply beautiful and relaxing. We spent each night with a glass of wine by the waterfall/fire. Staff was professional and friendly. Bathrooms a bit small but I don't like to spend my day in the bathroom. This hotel was an awesome experience and we will return.

Room Tip: sign up for the VVIP prior to your stay and request an upgrade. I did it from my phone while travel...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
Address: 150 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205-2223
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in San Antonio
#5 Business Hotel in San Antonio
#5 Luxury Hotel in San Antonio
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
#6 Family Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Valencia Riverwalk 4*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the San Antonio River Walk, within walking distance of the Alamo, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Hotel Valencia is ideal for a romantic or weekend getaway, a business trip or a group or convention. Our hotel is a short walk from the San Antonio Convention Center, downtown attractions and only a short drive to The Pearl, theme parks and various golf courses. Enjoy signature cocktails in Naranja bar and dine in Dorregos Restaurant. Amenities include signature beds with Egyptian cotton linens, complimentary continental breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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