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
We were impressed from the get go upon arrival. We arrived during bad weather and our luggage was delayed. Manny Fernandez, at the front desk, made it a point to ensure we were comfortable and felt welcome. Our room was beautiful, the fitness center had good equipment and was nice. Everything was clean and well maintained. The staff made it a point to smile, were friendly, and helpful. As luck would have it, Manny was at the front desk most nights, and he always had ideas for places to see, modes of transportation and restaurants to go to. We had a great time in San Antonio and part of it was the hotel experience. Great location on the Riverwalk....we did not need to rent a car since all we wanted to do was within walking distance or accessible via bus. We would stay there again. (P.S. We even saw the Boston Celtics there on game day!)
Just got back from a weeks stay at this hotel just a short walk away from the Riverwalk.
This is a nice boutique hotel and save for a few hiccups, we had a nice experience.
Really nice bar and outdoor seating for a great view of SAT river n sunsets. Restaurant was ok but we just missed breakfast and they couldn't make a "fast breakfast" even though the dining room and room service share the same kitchen?
Room service was a bit lacking(they actually ran out of ice cream for a ice cream dessert n the substitute was a disaster)and housekeeping failed to replace a pillow case that was OBVIOUSLY in need. Front desk staff was a bit "shy" meaning they didn't mind keeping you waiting. Prices are pretty good for the area but beware of staying on the St. Mary's st. Side of the hotel on weekends. EVERYONE goes down that street to get to the riverwalk and Honking is apparently a sport in Texas..
The "Door staff" gets 5 stars for a really good experience and help.
SHOUT OUT TO BOBBIE!!
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! YOU'RE THE BEST!!
We'll definitely take a look at this hotel for any future trips, as the location is ideal, only will look to stay on "river" side of hotel for peace and quiet.
We spent my birthday weekend in San Antonio, not even realizing that the weekend festivities for Dia De Los Muertos were taking place. I booked the Hotel Valencia so we could have a balcony room over the Riverwalk. The room was very large with great amenities. The balcony over the Riverwalk was a major memory for our trip. We were able to watch the Dias De Los Muertos boat parade on November 1st in the comfort of our own room. The amenities were great. Housekeeping was excellent. The front desk was very considerate.
As for the restaurant, Dorregas, it was excellent Argentinian food. Empanadas were awesome. The bartenders were incredibly personable. They always remembered our usual drinks and took an interest in our day.
The location could not be better. You can walk out the front door right down to the Riverwalk. It is unbelievably quiet because it is towards the end of all the activity, but still at the beginning for the restaurants and shopping. We can't wait to return.