My husband & I had stayed at the Hotel Contessa previously and liked it, so when we had a chance to escape from our home in Austin (and our kids!) for a night in San Antonio, it was an easy choice to return here. Just as with our previous visit, the service and location are exactly what you want for a peaceful get-away on the River Walk.
This time, we got a room with a view to the River Walk (last time we'd been in a city view room). The view was nice, though perhaps not worth the extra money, primarily because the view was mostly to the parking garage across the river. We also had a bit more crowd noise coming up from the river - and also from the central atrium inside the hotel, but thankfully that died down at a decent hour. Being on this part of the River Walk means quiet - unlike other areas with bars & restaurants that stay open later.
Last time, I'd noticed a few minor issues with the bathrooms. Seems like maintenance has done a good job to keep things in good working order (though they could still go over the bathroom with a fine-tooth comb to look for minor issues with grout/etc. -- details that would easily earn the hotel an "excellent" review from me). The bed was comfortable and we really liked having a separate sitting area so I didn't wake my husband when I woke up earlier than him.
The front-desk staff were exceptional and friendly, once again. The lobby and other public spaces are nicely decorated, adding to the feeling that you're at a hotel for grown-ups, rather than noisy parties. Valet is quick & easy - and worth the price so you don't have to bother with the hassle of finding your own parking.
If you're not in town for just the River Walk, the location is also great for quick access to other areas of downtown, Market Square, etc.
This is an easy hotel to recommend to others. If you want quiet, good sleep, and a more relaxed atmosphere, you can't go wrong here.
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- Also Known As:
- Contessa Hotel San Antonio
- Contessa San Antonio