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“Gorgeous, spacious rooms right on the river walk” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Contessa
Ranked #9 of 353 Hotels in San Antonio
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Gorgeous, spacious rooms right on the river walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

The suites are very spacious and gorgeous - we had a nice view of the river walk. Service was wonderful. Right on the river walk so it was so easy to get around and see all of downtown on foot. Loved the bar and restaurant downstairs. The rooftop pool was awesome and the gym was top notch. It was so quiet in our room. Can't wait to stay there again. Highly recommend!!!

  • Stayed September 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Contessa is everything you could want. It is exquisitely decorated. The rooms are very spacios and comfortable with ample sitting area. The hotel is located at the end of the beautiful walkway along the San Antonio Water front. There are plenty of restaurants, artisan shops, music activities along the entire walkway. The hotel is located close enough to the tours thst you can pick up your bus from the hotel. Wonderful courteous staff. Military discount is also given for room rate.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

We returned to the Hotel Contessa and again had a great experience. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was even more evident than in past stays. Check-In as always was efficient but this time what had become a headache in the check-out process was now quick and as efficient as check-in.

The very friendly and helpful bellman got us to our room and when he and I immediately noticed a bad aroma in the room (apparently a previous guest had smoked in the room) he called down to the front desk and arranged for a new room.

The new room was just fine. The roof top pool continues to be a "can't miss" feature of this property. The pool chaise lounges are incredibly comfortable and plenty of towels are offered. The roof top pool bartender makes very refreshing adult beverages.

My only constructive criticisms are directed at (1) what appears to be in room carpet that appear to be wearing and (2) the free WIFI signal was strong in the sitting room but was not sufficient to be received in the bedroom. These are just small quibbles and the Hotel Contessa has demonstrated a track record of addressing and resolving such issues. We look forward to returning next year.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Heath, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed at the Contessa on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas earlier this summer. It was the perfect location, and we stayed in suites that were spacious and clean. Our whole family loved it, and we plan to go back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Contessa in San Antonio on 2 September 2013 and it was a wonderful experience. I was very surprised by the size of the rooms and quality furniture, it was like having a nice living room and a bedroom and a very nice large bathroom. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I am picky about a clean room and I was impressed with everything I saw. After walking around the city all day I visited the Cork Bar and was really happy about all the "Happy Hour" specials. I think it would be hard to find a nicer hotel on the San Antonio Riverwalk.

Room Tip: I stayed on the 12th floor and had a great city view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

This Hotel by far met my family's expectations. Service from the start was outstanding. Francisco (Bell Hop) Gave us excellent service and was a great help. The front desk was very friendly and helped us with anything that we needed. The room was immaculate, I like the Idea of this being a suite with the separate bedroom and living area. The hotel is close to all the excitement on the River Walk but not so close to where you hear the hustle and bustle. The Restaurant and Bar in the Hotel were also a very nice convenience. The rooftop Pool was a great feature that had drink and food service if wanted and stayed open late (11:00pm). My wife and daughter have done nothing but rave about Hotel Contessa since we have returned and they have said they are ready to go back for another long weekend. Thanks to the Staff at the Hotel Contessa for making this trip a great experience, we will return soon.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Had the opportunity to stay at this gem in the heart of the Riverwalk. Everything exceeded our expectations with respect to the room and the superb service from the staff was a treat. The room (King Suite, River View) was everything we had hoped for. I just can't find the words to describe what a joy it was to stay. Clean, comfortable, and visually appealing. The staff were friendly and genuinely interested in our well being. Thanks for the great experience Contessa.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Contessa
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 Business Hotel in San Antonio
#4 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
#4 Green Hotel in San Antonio
#4 Spa Hotel in San Antonio
#5 Luxury Hotel in San Antonio
#13 Family Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Contessa 4*
Number of rooms: 265
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