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“Great girls weekend at the Hotel Contessa on the Riverwalk”
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Hotel Contessa
Ranked #5 of 358 Hotels in San Antonio
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Reviewed March 12, 2008

This was a fantastic hotel to meet with friends from across the USA and have a great time. There were 5 of us and we shared two adjoining rooms. The rooms were huge since they included a spacious sitting area. We all would meet in the morning in the sitting room and have coffee and chat it was plenty big enough for us to lounge about and just relax. The bathrooms were also quite large and very modern, I love the tile and the cut out window of tile inside the showere where you could place your amenities. The hotel gives you Aveda products which were to me just okay, I would prefer a more upscale product considering this is a 4 star hotel. The mini bar and coffee maker were there and were adequate. The bed was super cozy with nice linens and feather pillows. No turn down service or mint on the pillow. The maids were good, but a bit too chatty and slow, it would be nice if they asked if what quick service they could provide rather than walk in and out of the room at least 8 times, each time the door bangs into the door stop that the maid left to prop the door from locking. It got very loud and we really wanted our girl time privacy I gave her a $10 bill and ultimately told her, just take trash, replenish towels and supplies and go on. haha
The spa treatment was okay for me, the girls who had a male masseuse seemed to enjoy their treatment more. I think the women we had did not use enough pressure and were too gentle for us to get a very productive treatment. We had therapeutic massage and reflexology done.
We would stay here again in a heartbeat, as the location was quiet but righ in the middle of everything (no car needed). The hotel was clean and neat and just really great place to hang out.

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Reviewed March 9, 2008

This hotel is definitely trying to be five star! Just returned from a stay with my family of five. Great location right on the riverwalk - although bus traffic is noisy and effects riverview rooms.

Everyone on staff was pleasant and went out of their way to ensure we were satisfied. One example of the great service was shared with me by another guest - instead of just giving directions to a local restaurant - the manager had one of the staff escort them! This was typical of how everyone on staff acted toward us.

Had breakfast most mornings in Las Ramblas - the hotel resaurant. Buffet was $12.95 adult, $6.50 per child. Servers were pleasant and engaging. Food was very good.

Room was clean and comfortable, but not exceedingly large. Pool is on the roof, and very nice, but could be effected by poor weather. Small but functional exercise room was rarely used by guests.

Since the hotel is very new, everything is clean and in good condition.

I would definitely stay at the Contessa again.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 2, 2008

We booked the Contessa on Hotwire and got an excellent rate. I had to be in San Antonio for business and the Contessa served my needs quite well. All rooms, I believe, are suites, with separate living areas. The rooms are beautifully furnished with comfortable beds and very roomy bathrooms. The lobby opens up to an atrium that looks over the riverwalk. The hotel is conveniently located within a few blocks of the convention center, a shopping mall, and of course, lots of restaurants on the river. Employees are courteous and helpful. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 29, 2008

My wife and I celebrated our 11th anniversary there. The staff (especially the concierge, P.J.) was marvelous. Great location-overlooks the Riverwalk-but on a quiet part of the river. Yet only a 5-minute walk to all the action. The paella in the hotel's restaurant (Las Ramblas) was exceptional.

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Reviewed February 23, 2008

Average hotel but overly priced. The Spa was an awful experience. Not friendly and had to wait for a sceduled appointment. The televisions in the rooms are very outdated and small. They are older than the hotel. Reserve a Riverview but received a "city" view. Stayed in a lot of San Antonio hotels and this was the worst experience.

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Reviewed February 15, 2008

The Hotel Contessa was terrific. I spent two nights there for a business meeting. The suites are beautiful and every person I dealt with was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Great location.

Stayed: February 2008
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Reviewed February 12, 2008

This was a great hotel. We were treated very well by all members of the staff. It was a clean, friendly, overall nice hotel. All staff was willing to answer all questions and point you in the right direction. The rooms were great and the beds were very comfortable. Location was great. right on the riverwalk, but in a quite location, but only a few minutes from all the action. A great stay, and we will definatley return there agian.

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Address: 306 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2953
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio
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:
#2 Spa Hotel in San Antonio
#2 Business Hotel in San Antonio
#3 Luxury Hotel in San Antonio
#4 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
#4 Green Hotel in San Antonio
#13 Family Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range: $185 - $414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Contessa 4*
Number of rooms: 265
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