Get an overview of this hotelLuxury suites on the San Antonio Riverwalk

Alamo and arts

This 14-story, Mediterranean-inspired hotel is on the Riverwalk, two blocks from the convention center, La Villita Historic Arts Village, and the Rivercenter Mall, and five blocks from the Alamo.

Rooftop spa, pool

Guests admire panoramic views of the city from the hotel's rooftop spa facility, home to the 1,700-square-foot Woodhouse Day Spa, the adjacent well-equipped fitness center, and the heated outdoor pool.

River or city views

Spacious, richly appointed suites at Hotel Contessa have separate parlors with sofa beds. Other features include floor-to-ceiling windows facing the city or river, flat-screen TVs, and wireless Internet access.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This riverfront hotel is 1 block from the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, 2 blocks from La Villita Historic Arts Village, and 5 blocks from the Alamo.

This contemporary all-suite hotel captures both historic and cultural essence of San Antonio with its warmth, created by its elegant, Mediterranean design. Guests enter an upper lobby presided over by a large portrait of a regal Contessa. From there, the 4-story atrium offers unobstructed views of the expansive Mediterranean-style lower lobby and lounge area and, beyond that, the Riverwalk.

The 14-story Hotel Contessa - Riverwalk Luxury Suites offers a rooftop terrace and spa facility that provides panoramic views of the city, plus an adjacent 24-hour fitness center and a heated outdoor pool. Las Ramblas, the hotel's restaurant, Las Ramblas, the hotel's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dining is available indoors or out on the sun-splashed patio facing the quiet side of the Riverwalk. Guests enjoy a buffet breakfast daily (surcharge).

The hotel includes luggage storage, 12 meeting rooms, technology support staff, and a 24-hour business center that is staffed on weekdays. The 2 computers with a printer and wireless Internet access are available 24 hours a day. Staff can provide tour assistance. The hotel offers 24-hour valet parking (surcharge). Self parking is available approximately 100 feet across the street, and at many nearby lots and garages (surcharge). Small pets are welcome (surcharge).

Accessible features of the property include wheelchair accessible entryways with double front doors that open easily. The reception desk, concierge station, and business center all feature counter space designed to accommodate guests in wheelchairs. The spa, gym, and all meeting rooms are wheelchair accessible, and an elevator offers access to guestrooms, the restaurant, and the river walk.

  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Computer station 
  • Conference center 
  • Conference space 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 10000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 929 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Health club 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 12 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 14 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 10 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Terrace 
  • Total number of rooms - 265 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 2005 


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 7.58 USD per night )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 7.58 USD per night )


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • LCD TV 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Separate bedroom 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Sofa bed 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Las Ramblas - Local cuisine served at the our Riverwalk location. Colorful glass flowers created by local artist line the walls. Riverwalk patio with tables, most shaded by polka-dotted umbrellas. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Cork Bar - Located on the Riverwalk level, with a variety of beer and wine. Open for lunch and dinner.

Poolside bar - Open Friday and Saturday afternoons during summer.

Room service is available during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

The rooftop outdoor pool is surrounded by a sundeck with lounge chairs and umbrellas. A 24-hour fitness room on the 12th floor contains flat-screen TVs, free weights, a stationary and a recumbent bicycle, two treadmills, and two elliptical cross trainers. In-room massage is available by appointment (surcharge).

Golf courses are within five miles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Spa Services

Situated on the hotel's rooftop, the 1,700-square-foot Woodhouse Day Spa includes 4 treatment rooms and a boutique. Guests enjoy various types of massage, body wraps, aromatherapy and facial and body treatments. Spa guests can enjoy full-day access to both the fitness facility and the heated pool on the day of their treatment. Guests can order from a spa menu either poolside or at the acclaimed Las Ramblas restaurant.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Detoxification wrap 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Number of treatment rooms 4 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Braille or raised signage 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 17 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


Pets allowed, Pet maximum weight in lb is 40

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • 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)
  • Self parking fee: USD 36 per night
  • 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
  • Deposit: USD 75.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

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.

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