San Antonio, TX

Hotel Contessa - Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • The only AAA Four Diamond hotel on the San Antonio River Walk
  • Central atrium features Mediterranean decor and Spanish art
  • Find respite in a heated outdoor pool and hot tub
  • Situated two blocks from the Alamo

"#5 of 352 Hotels in San Antonio" --


Map & Directions

San Antonio Airport is a 20-minute drive away, and taxi fare is approximately $40 each way.

Rooms & Rates

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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. 

  • "Definitely a destination for romantic weekends" -- Fodor's
  • "A hidden gem tucked away on a quiet section of the River Walk" -- Conde Nast Traveler
  • "With its great location on the river and its bold design, this hotel offers a promising setting for an enjoyable stay" -- Frommer's



  • Bar
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

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


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 16 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 7.58 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 7.58 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 36.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 40.00
  • Late check-out fee: USD 60.00

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • Deposit: USD 75.00 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 7.58 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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