Most hotels in downtown San Antonio are of the predictable chain variety. You get what each chain typically provides (though at higher prices than usual because of area demand). There are also several local hotels that offer you historical eloquence at a price that is comparable to the high-end chains. But then there is Mokara. Also pricey but so much more contemporary and comfortably up-scale than anything we have encountered before in the downtown area. At last, San Antonio has gotten its first 21st century hotel and we look forward to staying at it again for another in-town getaway. It is ideally situated on the riverwalk, just south of the main channel, and a short walk from the noisier and more congested parts of the river area. Access to the riverwalk is provided by way of a nice bar and restaurant in the hotel itself. The décor in the hallways and bedrooms is tastefully done and has a nice, airy feel about it. The bed and furnishings are stylish and comfortable, and the bathrooms are amazingly large and accommodating. But there were a few blemishes. The size of our one-king bedroom was adequate for two people but less spacious than we might have liked. And our window looked out onto the brick wall of adjoining building – so now we know to ask for a room that looks out over the river. All in all, one of the better hotel experiences we have had and hard to believe it happened in our own backward. Highly recommended as long as price is not an issue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Mokara Hotel & Spa, a relaxing retreat on San Antonio’s world-famous River Walk. Just steps from all the action yet worlds away, this inviting oasis has all the best creature comforts easily at hand, including luxurious accommodations, first-class amenities, fine dining and a full-service spa. Plus, our attentive staff is always available to make your stay in San Antonio a truly memorable one. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mokara Hotel San Antonio
- Watermark Hotel San Antonio