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Hotel Contessa

306 W Market St | San Antonio, TX 78205-2953  [SEE MAP]San Antonio, TX  [SEE ADDRESS]

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All-suite hotel with a pool, friendly staff and Spanish restaurant
Valet parking is pricey
Perched quietly on the scenic River Walk, Hotel Contessa offers large suites with an atmosphere of class and comfort. Recent guests have been impressed with Hotel Contessa's genuinely friendly staff, which sets this property apart from large chain hotels found in downtown San Antonio. If you are tired of touring the sites, you can retreat to the Woodhouse Day Spa or the heated rooftop pool and Jacuzzi. As the evening draws to a close, indulge in innovative Spanish cuisine at Las Ramblas Riverwalk Restaurant or grab a cocktail at the Cork Bar. And when it comes time to hit the hay, you'll find Hotel Contessa's rooms to be spacious, if not fairly standard with amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi and oversized bathrooms. But compared to room rates at other hotels, recent guests felt they got more than what they paid for at this Benchmark Hospitality property.
San Antonio, TX
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 265 rooms
Primary View
City center



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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The decor is contemporary, but warm, with rooms and common areas featuring exposed brick, stone walls, and flora.

Fodor's Choice


Hotel Contessa, located on a quiet stretch of the River Walk, sells itself as San Antonio's 'only luxury all-suite hotel,' and in many ways it lives up to that claim.



This large all-suite hotel on the Riverwalk is constructed in an upscale Texas theme with columns of limestone, wrought iron and oversize artwork. The guest units feature large bathrooms.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 3867 have reviewed the Hotel Contessa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3867 reviews 4.5 (based on 3867 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Hotel Contessa's suites feature contemporary furnishings with Southwestern influences. There are separate living rooms and sleeping areas within each suite, along with flat-screen TVs, a refrigerator, coffee and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking either the city or the River Walk.
  • $7 amenity fee charged per night

Standard room size500 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Hotel Contessa is located on the River Walk in downtown San Antonio. Situated at the corner of West Market Street and Navarro Street, the all-suite boutique property is right next to The Briscoe Western Art Museum and is within close proximity to shops, restaurants and entertainment venues in the River Walk area.
  • The Alamo is less than half a mile northeast of the hotel
  • Amtrak Station is a mile east
  • Located 10 miles south of San Antonio International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($39)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The hotel's Las Ramblas Riverwalk restaurant combines the city's Spanish roots with local flavors and an exhibition-style kitchen for a unique dining experience on the River Walk. The Cork Bar offers specialty cocktails as well as a selection of wine and beers.
  • Patio seating on the Riverwalk available at Las Ramblas

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican, Spanish

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Hotel Contessa has a seasonal rooftop pool and Jacuzzi. The pool area offers views of downtown San Antonio and features lounge chairs throughout. For poolside service, guests can call room service or the bar for delivery directly to the pool.
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar


    The property's Woodhouse Day Spa offers a full range of spa treatments, including massages as well as a couple facial and body treatments.
    • Spa hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily
    • Spa packages available

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna


    There is a 24-hour fitness center with cardio machines, strength-training equipment and free weights on-site.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      Hotel Contessa has 10,000 square feet of event space, including the Contessa Ballroom, which can hold up to 200 guests, and a boardroom which can fit 10.
      • 24-hour business center
      • Audiovisual support on-site
      • Team-building activities can be arranged
      • Catering available

      Number of meeting rooms11

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      Hotel Contessa welcomes pets that weigh up to 40 pounds for a daily $50 fee.
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting


        Hotel Contessa offers outdoor ceremony spaces, including Marriage Island, which extends along the banks of the River Walk. There are multiple indoor reception spaces, including the Contessa Ballroom, which can hold 200 for a banquet. Smaller rooms are also available for more intimate wedding celebrations.
        • Catering available

        Maximum wedding guest capacity200

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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