San Antonio

The Hotel Contessa San Antonio Riverwalk

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • This is where you want to be in San Antonio: directly on the Riverwalk, two blocks from the Alamo
  • We love the killer views of downtown from the rooftop pool
  • On site, you'll also find a full-service spa (a rarity for hotels in downtown)


The all-suite Hotel Contessa was built in 2005 and has since been delighting visitors with its Spanish-influenced décor, inspired by San Antonio’s rich Spanish heritage. Guests are reminded of Barcelona at the original colorful and romantic hotel on the San Antonio River Walk. Recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award and TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence, Hotel Contessa is the darling of San Antonio’s luxury hotels.

Exposed brick, floor-length mirrors and vibrant colors characterize the suites, which all have private bedrooms and sofa beds in the living room to make room-sharing easy for weekends away with friends or family. Floor-to-ceiling windows show views of downtown San Antonio and in-room, high-speed Internet access is free.

Get a taste of Spain with tapas and paella at Las Ramblas, the on-site restaurant with an exhibition-style kitchen. Meals can be taken on the patio in nice weather to enjoy the natural setting and people-watching. Sun-lovers can venture to the rooftop pool, surrounded by lounge chairs. The 1,700-square-foot Woodhouse Day Spa is also on the roof with an array of treatments that pamper guests. Indulge in a couples massage before a swim in the heated pool. 

Rooms & Rates

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)

Some accessibility features may not be available in all rooms. Please coordinate with the hotel directly before you travel.

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$25 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: If you require a pet-friendly room, please contact the hotel directly before you travel.

Dogs are allowed on request.
A non-refundable cleaning fee of $125.00 USD plus tax, per pet, per stay will be charged upon arrival.
Maximum weight: 40 pounds.
Pet rooms are based on availability for select floors and room types.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$7 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.
Valet service fee: US$49 plus tax per day.
Parking fees include in-and-out privileges.

A 2.5% credit card processing fee (listed as service charge) will be added to the total price of your stay on the checkout page.

The resort/facility fee includes:

  • Property-wide Wi-Fi
  • In-room Chromecast
  • In-room coffee and tea
  • Rooftop pool and spa access
  • Fitness center access
  • Local calls
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour business center access

Additional details: Some amenities and services may be limited or closed during your visit; please contact the hotel for more details.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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