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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Riverwalk Vista

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Riverwalk Vista
Ranked #25 of 354 Hotels in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
New Orleans, Louisiana
1 review
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

It makes you feel like you are at home. It is beautifully decorated and centrally located. Patty, the concierge, was charming, and the breakfast was delicious.. My 8 year old thought Patty was funny and became fast friends with her. She reminded me of what I like about great small hotels-thoughtful staff.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Riverwalk Vista was a great choice! We loved our room - the furniture was very comfortable, great bathroom and love the open/common areas in the building! David was very helpful in helping us choose restaurants! Very nice to have wine also when we went back to take a short break between our afternoon sightseeing and evening out. Pattie and Catherine were very nice and also helpful. We love smaller boutique style hotels and this one was just perfect! The location is great - just walk across the street, down the stairs and you are on the river walk!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed one night at the Riverwalk Vista last week and wanted to stay longer, so charmed were we by this tiny gem of an inn. The soaring ceilings and huge windows made the room feel airy and large; the bed was comfortable and the linens soft, not starchy; the shower was sumptuous and elegant; and the staff were delightful. Catherine provided perfect restaurant recommendations for both lunches and was a friendly and cheerful presence throughout. Breakfast was simple but delicious (those green chile quiches!) and the lounge was a great place to sit and leaf through a magazine. We'd love to return for a future trip!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lomira, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

I was immediately impressed - as I was walking in, the innkeeper going off duty was just leaving her shift. She turned around, took me inside and knew I was there to meet with my family before I could say a word. All the innkeepers - we met 4 - were awesome and went out of their way to be accommodating. I would give any one of them a job! The rooms were great. Comfortable, and charming. More like a Bed and Breakfast than anything. Includes an afternoon snack of a warm cookie, homemade breakfast, wine and fresh squeezed lemonade at night. Very comfortable and relaxing. However, the street noise is a problem that I am unsure that they can solve - the dilemma of having a downtown hotel. Location is wonderful - walking distance from nearly everything.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Camrose, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed at the Riverwalk Vista and found the service to be second to none. The innkeepers, Catherine and Pattie were extremely helpful, and personable. The breakfasts were varied and good, and the location was great. We could walk across the street and be on the river in a great location for good restaurants and pubs. The actual hotel was a lovely historical building. At night the sound from outside got a bit noisy, but overall we had a fantastic experience. San Antonio is a jewel.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Tiffin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

Our group stayed at the Riverwalk Vista in 2005 while attending a conference in San Antonio and we loved it so much that our group of 12 decided to stay there again when our conference returned in 2014.

The Inn features a quaint setting with beautiful antiques and the most modern amenities such as tiled bathrooms with step-in showers and glass shower doors, coffee pots in the room, bathrobes, wonderful towels and linens and free Wi-Fi. There is a “common” area where the Inn-keepers serve fresh brewed coffee all day, fresh baked cookies at 3:00, wine from 5-8 and a wonderful breakfast from 8-10. All of the staff was very helpful and they love to make recommendations for dining and site-seeing.

This Inn sits on the street view of the Riverwalk. All you need to do is cross the street and go down the steps and you are right there. You can take a barge ride along the Riverwalk, dine in one of the wonderful restaurants and/or grab a drink at one of the many bars and outside cafes’. Just a short distance from the Convention Center, the Alamo and the Rivercenter Mall.

There is some street noise but the charm & convenience of the Riverwalk Vista outweighed the noise.

We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to San Antonio.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I are enjoying our 4th visit to the Vista. The innkeepers are personable and professional; Catherine and Patty continue to take care of guests in an unobtrusive way. Because the inn is in downtown San Antonio, there is traffic noise all hours. The heavy drapes and heat/ac system mask the sounds from the street.
You can walk along the riverwalk for miles, or to Market Square, or to
the King William historic district, etc. Because of the hispanic, German, and "cowboy" cultures here, just about everyone can find places of
interest! A trolley system is easy to use, too.
Other guests' raves of the breakfasts at the inn are valid - this morning
we enjoyed breakfast mini- empanadas ( fried pies), scones, sliced fruit: pineapple, cantaloupe, red grapefruit, and oranges, plus hard boiled eggs,
and coffee. There is always an assortment of dry cereal, bagels, yogurt,
fruit juice, pastries,fresh fruit, milk, coffee, and tea every morning.
The rooms are comfortable, with a perfect mix of historic pieces and
modern conveniences. We never hear sounds from other guest rooms : )
Not in order of importance - the location, ambience, value, and staff make
the Riverwalk Vista the perfect San Antonio lodging choice !

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Riverwalk Vista

Property: Riverwalk Vista
Address: 262 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio > East Side
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
#10 Business Hotel in San Antonio
#55 Family Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverwalk Vista 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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