San Antonio baby, stayed on the River walk it was Amazing. This is a pic on the side of the Alamo :) Lovely gardens, pretty waterfalls, calm water, koi pond... Random stairs exiting the River Walk.
Strolling the River Walk is a must when visiting San Antonio. But be sure to not just hit the main loop in the center of town. That is over run with tourists, and bad dining options. Instead, head north to the Pearl Brewery area. Its a nice walk and builds your appetite too. After visiting the Alamo, visit the River Walk and grab a bite to eat The San Fernando Cathedral is a magnificent piece of architecture to shoot. From what I hear, the inside is even cooler. In my opinion, shoot the church around sunset when the lights come on; it's a really awesome sight to see. If you plan to take picture of the church, might I suggest shooting the church's reflection in one of the fountains in the main plaza. With enough patience, you can get a really fun & creative shot. San Fernando Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in the United States. This is the San Jose mission near San Antonio. It is one of the better preserved early Spanish missions in Texas. Cowboy boots! There are some great restaurants along the River Walk in San Antonio. The riverwalk is both way too touristed & a must do thing when visiting.
I would suggest seeing the downtown core of the riverwalk before its late in the day (so that it isn't completely overrun). Then walk all the way up to the Pearl Brewery area for some truly great dining options.
#colorful A yawning fossa at the San Antonio Zoo in Texas.
This is a great zoo with lots of interesting animals like this chap. Layout is easy to navigate, and you can spend several hours enjoying the zoo.
The gothic-style cathedral of San Fernando in San Antionio, TX shines at dusk behind tourists on a Segway tour Mar. 12, 2015.
The original church of San Fernando was built between 1738 and 1750. The walls of that church remain today as the sanctuary of the cathedral, which gives rise to its claim as the oldest cathedral in the State of Texas.
The cathedral was enlarged in 1868, giving it its gothic style.
For more about our visit to Texas and where we might want to live someday,
read our blog post at:
http://rvluckyorwhat.com/2015/05/08/where-would-you-live-if-you-could-work-from-anywhere/
#texas #cathedrals #travel #rvlife #UStravel #sanantonio #Architecture San Antonio, TX has some really beautiful spots. I spent some time there recently and got out one evening to photograph sunset. I headed downtown and started here, at El Mercado, their historic Mexican market. As I was setting up to shoot this restaurant (those colorful flags just drew me in), two waiters came out and posed for me, finishing with a The Alamo is much smaller in person. The San Jose mission near San Antonio has a large courtyard and most of the outer walls. Late weekday night along the River Walk in San Antonio.
What I liked about this shot was to me it emphasized what I like about San Antonio in that for as much commercialization that there is San Antonio still finds a way to hang on to it's soul. The River Walk is lined with bars, shops, restaurants, nature, and public art. Its a great place to drink, eat, relax and explore. When we were there the boat parade was on and that was awesome to see. Nice area along the Riverwalk to take a seat and enjoy the view Not the most visited or the largest of the missions in San Antonio but in my opinion the most dignified. The sunken garden provides a quite place to reflect self. #green Mexican donuts at the Iron Cactus. Sinfully delicious. Simple waterfall along the River Walk. The Alamo If you visit, you will enjoy the river walk. It's one of the best in the nation. Dining, shopping, entertainment, ice cream palors, and beautiful landscaping with lots of flowers. Simple elegance of the altar at Mission Concepción. Near the towers of America The Japanese Tea Garden is an amazing find near the San Antonio Zoo. The views are beautiful and its a free attraction. Sunset over
San Antonio from hotel patio In the middle of busy downtown San Antonio, Texas sits this massive 19th century courthouse. Bexar County Courthouse, completed in 1896, is built in the Romanesque style using pink granite and red sandstone that are native to Texas.
#BvsCities This park is very nice. You can watch the birds, feed the ducks, go fishing, walk/jog/run, or take the kids to the playground. There are two bridges and a dam as well. #sunset #trovertips #lake #park Nice urban waterfall in Hemisfair Park. A beautiful and hot clear night in San Antonio. The San Antonio Riverwalk #instone
San José Mission is one of several historic missions in the Missions National Historical Park in San Antonio, TX. These outposts were established by Catholic religious orders to spread Christianity among the local natives. These missions formed part of a colonization system that stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. In order are Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada. The fifth is the Alamo, which is not part of the Park, since it is owned by the State of Texas, and operated by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas; it is upstream from Mission Concepcion in Downtown San Antonio. #nps #nationalpark #nps Awesome rooftop patio/pool. Free booze and food! The Alamo, in San Antonio, Texas.
Be sure to take a guided tour this site, which is sacred ground to many Texans. The guides provide very interesting insight into the history and final battle of this old fort. One of the sites on the River walk boat ride :) You gotta see this place! #texmex The River Walk is a series of walkways and parks, lined with shops and restaurants, along the San Antonio River in central San Antonio, Texas. Beautification and control of the flood-prone river started in the 1930s, but much of what visitors see today dates from the 1960s when the city spruced itself up to host a world's fair. It remains one of the most successful tourist-oriented urban design projects in the U.S. Japanese Tea Garden. This is my second trip back since 2012 and i gotta say, this place never ceases to amaze me! It's just Beautiful!! Prie-Dieu at Mission Concepción A small locomotive train that gives you are 15min tour near the san antonio zoo and around brackenridge park. Have been to much better zoos than San Antonio but it was cool to hand feed this little guy (lorikeet). The Cinderella railroad XD One of two churches I visited today. #SanAntonio Quite an assortment of sale items. The two dolls caught my eye. Japanese Tea Garden Bucket List Stuff! The Alamo has huge history, and so many brave souls perished, on both sides. Its an amazing building and revered by everybody. I took pictures of different perspectives, The front view is Ionic, but too many visitors were in the shot so I decided to look elsewhere . Please vista this spot Many couples often come here and propose to their loved ones 💙 Cathedral seen from Riverwalk boat The riverwalk was lovely...and one of the only places here where there's a constant breeze! :P San Antonio Riverwalk uses ALL the colors. And it's lovely. #colorful Cool old bank turned hotel right in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Riverwalk access via the bottom floor. Waterfall on the RiverWalk! San Antonio A tech and media coworking and collaboration space in downtown San Antonio. Although it is comprised of independent professionals, the place has a very eclectic atmosphere and the energy of a medium-sized tech company. A fountain near the Hyatt Regency, between the Alamo and the Riverwalk. Tin hand stamped candle lantern, Mission Conception, San Antonio, TX. #texas #sanantonio #spanishmissiontrail Carriage ride near the Alamo!
Travel tip: rent a bike( bike stand in front of the mission conception and take a tour following the post colonial missions) View from the top What's not to love about San Antonio's River Walk? Margaritas, Mexican Food and great ambiance. Our road trip to discover Texas brought us here, many times, but this trip, showing my sister and a friend our 'backyard' was one of my favourite visits. #roadtrip #sanantonio The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio), Texas, United States, killing all of the Texian defenders. Santa Anna's cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians—both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution. Nice Irish Pub. It's a replica of the original Durty Nelly's in Ireland and is located next to the Hilton Palacio on the Riverwalk. Authentic pub charm on the outside and quaint Riverwalk charm for outdoor seating. Making a hippo friend. #findingtheuniverse ☺️🌺🌸🌼🌿 ☺️ This place is less than 5mins walk from the zoo. It's a place where you can have a walk and remove those stress. ☺️ and Luis Pena San Antonio Road trip 6/25/17
The oldest standing church building in Texas is said to be the San Fernando Cathedral which is now one of the top tourist destinations in the Lone Star State. The cornerstone was first laid years before the Alamo church was built. Remember the Alamo It's a small beautiful church where Catholicism, Spanish, and German; languages and histories, collide.
#Architecturephotocontest The iconic River Walk in downtown San Antonio Sam's Burger Joint The towers of America. San Antoni-Texas Enter of Disney store. San Antonio- Texas A local's gem to do laundry, wash your car, have a pint of beer (50 on tap), listen to live music while enjoying a delish, locally sourced meal. Kids and dogs welcome and entertained with the playground and fenced pet area! Rock Pagoda This place IS Tex-Mex! Strumming musicians come by to sing for your table, the decor is beautiful, the ambiance is cozy yet spacious, and they are not stingy with the guacamole.
There's a bakery as well, with pastries I've never even seen before. The service is prompt and helpful, and dinner was a delight.
Get there an hour early to make a reservation, then have fun with a walk about Market Square at the Mercado. 21st floor view of Riverwalk from hotel patio A key battle fortification that 189 soldiers from Texas, many states and even Europeans perished in a siege. Most notable was Davey Crocket from Tennessee. Subsequent Texan battles were more favorable and Texan Independence followed. . Now a pedestrian viaduct over a rail line, come see this 1910 historic bridge and enjoy a view of the city skyline. Riverwalk viewing patio with great food, bold flavors, authentic cuisine. People watching paradise. Remember the Alamo Colorful flags flying above the street at Market Square in downtown San Antonio. #patterns Lined by bars, shops, restaurants, nature, and public art, the River Walk is an important part of the city's urban fabric and a must-see when in San Antonio.
#Texas
#SanAntonio
#lifeatexpedia San Antonio Riverwalk #green The Riverwalk. Gorgeous Bexar County Courthouse, San Antonio, Texas 6/25/17
The Bexar County Courthouse is a historic building in downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA.
It's one of architectural landmarks in San Antonio. Ground was broken for the structure on August 4, 1891, and the cornerstone was laid December 17, 1892. After several delays, construction was fully completed in 1896. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. River walk Oldest tree in Texas. The second Mission of the four Missions in the San Antonio area. If you are a waterfall lover, you would find the San Antonio Riverwalk such a delight. This is one among dozens of waterfalls in a short walk and one of my favoritesas it also has beautiful flowers and nearby seating to just rest and listen A parking garage in downtown San Antonio near the River Walk with a skylight to the top at the bottom of the stairwell. #patterns The Alamo. The most famous attraction of San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio, The Saga. A beautiful laser light show in downtown San Antonio on the facade of San Fernando Catholic Cathedral. San antonio Riverwalk The River Walk! San Antonio-Texas
I loved this little water fall near the Hyatt San Antonio Board Walk. These little staircase gardens by the Hyatt San Antonio are a sight to watch in the evenings.
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Get an overview of this hotelSpanish Colonial beauty overlooking the Riverwalk

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Outdoor pool
Business center
Smoke-free property

Walk to sights

Built on the banks of the Riverwalk, this seven-story, grand-hacienda-style hotel is 3 blocks from the Alamo, 7 blocks from the convention center, and 8 from El Mercado.

Understated elegance

Arched doorways lead to this hotel's lobby, which features antique-style furnishings and a winding, wrought iron staircase; a lush courtyard is graced by shade-giving trees.

Unique guestrooms

Individually-decorated rooms have exposed brick walls, antique-style furnishings, and beamed ceilings; all have balconies overlooking the river, courtyard, or city. Guestrooms include a LCD TV with pay movies and a private bathroom featuring a shower/tub combination and free toiletries.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Omni La Mansión del Rio's features include a hand-carved concierge desk and cabinets; an updated reception desk; granite, limestone, iron, and bronze furnishings; and iron ceiling fixtures. A mixture of paintings, photography, and Mexican folk art are displayed throughout the property.

Every Friday, from 5 PM to 6:30 PM, the hotel hosts the Mariachi Quiroga group. Spa services, a sauna, fitness facilities, and a pool are available at the hotel's partner property, which is located nearby.

There are several onsite dining options, as well as bars/lounges throughout the property. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Self parking is available for an extra fee.

  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Express check-in 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 14 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Terrace 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Total number of rooms - 338 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Wedding services 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: ,

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • HDTV 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 

Where to Eat

Las Canarias - This restaurant is known for its attentive touches, such as freshly brewed iced tea served with a sprig of mint and a tiny vase of chilled syrup. The romantic, casual setting includes three levels of interior seating. Guests are also served on the courtyard or veranda overlooking the Riverwalk. The menu features American regional fare, including seafood, steaks, and game meats. Open daily, the restaurant also hosts a Sunday brunch.

El Colegio - Once the library of the old St. Mary's College, this casual bar serves coffee specialty drinks in the morning and casual American fare in the evenings.

Spa Services

  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Number of treatment rooms 17 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 50.00 per stay
  • 2 per room (up to 25 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 50 per day
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.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 14 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 9.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 39.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 50.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Omni Mansion
  • Omni Mansion Rio
  • Omni Mansion Rio Hotel
  • Omni Mansion Rio Hotel San Antonio
  • Omni Mansion Rio San Antonio
  • Rio Mansion
  • La Mansion Del Rio
  • Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel San Antonio

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • Omni La Mansion del Rio is listed in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2012 Travel + Leisure 500.
  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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