Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
What We Love
- The contrast between the Spanish Mission-style exterior and contemporary interiors
- Dining on the terrace, with expansive views of the river
- The lunchtime paella bar at Citrus restaurant
What To Know
- WiFi and local calls are free
- The multilingual concierge staff are available 24 hours a day
- There’s no dedicated spa, but in-room massage is on offer
- Checkout time is 11 a.m.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Part Spanish-style grand casa and part sleek boutique hotel, this 213-room stay set right on San Antonio’s famous River Walk offers the best of both worlds. The guest rooms–kitted out by Dodd Mitchell of Los Angeles–are studies in chic minimalism, featuring custom made beds with Egyptian cotton linens, 18-foot ebony wood credenzas and plantation shutters, along with sleek textures like masculine leather armchairs and faux fur bed throws. The public spaces riff on the Spanish theme, with archways, high ceilings and interior courtyards with waterfalls. Dining is a highlight, with an eclectic, seasonally-driven menu at Citrus and tapas at funky Vbar.
In the Area
When you’re done ambling along the El Paseo del Rio–otherwise known as the River Walk–a bucolic 2.5 mile long riverside promenade that cuts through downtown San Antonio, head to The Alamo, the Spanish mission-turned-shrine to the famous battle during the Texas Revolution. Appetite for history whetted, return to downtown and the King William Historical District, another former mission that’s home to some jaw-dropping homes.
How to Get There
The valets Lupe and Roland are very good and help you with anything that you need. The maid service is excellent and they will get you anything that you request on a very timely basis. The hotel is beautiful and the restaurant is excellent and has amazing food.
Very nice hotel with excellent beds and bedding. Although this hotel is located on the river walk it's about a five minute walk along the river to nearby river activities. Be aware there is no swimming pool. Hotel has great bar with a very friendly and accommodating bar tenders. Overall the hotel staff is friendly however when checking out Sunday morning July 6th the desk clerk never inquired about our stay or if we were satisfied and seemed like we were a distraction.
This was my 4th trip to SAT over the last two years and the first time at the Hotel Valencia. It hit high marks in all areas. The rooms were very nicely decorated in Texas style. There are several public places at the hotel to sit and relax. The morning complimentary coffee and scones were delicious. And the proximity to the Riverwalk was great. I can't wait for my next trip to SAT and it will be at this hotel for sure! .