Hotel Contessa

Hotel Contessa

306 West Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
+1 210 229 9222
C$ 101

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Hotel Contessa
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About Hotel Contessa

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

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

The hotel may be situated on a quiet stretch of the River Walk but it is still close to the action, and within walking distance to downtown historical attractions, dining, and shopping. San Antonio International Airport, the Alamo, and the King William Historical District are only 15-minutes or less away, while River Walk, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and Alamodome are a 5-minute walk away.

The 265 suites at Hotel Contessa range in size but all feature separate living rooms and bedrooms with contemporary, southwestern-inspired decor, two 37-inch flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. The cozy, spacious rooms have river or city views and feature a stocked minibar for extra convenience.

The hotel features a rooftop pool area with a Jacuzzi, modern lounge seating, and large windows that look over San Antonio's cityscape. On the top floor is a luxury day spa that offers a relaxing oasis for those in need of a massage or unique treatment. Guests seeking more action have access to a spacious fitness center with updated equipment and even more dramatic city views.

Enjoy the attractive and modern dining areas inside the hotel or al fresco beside the river, plus a hip lobby bar and poolside bar.

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Double Rooms(C$ 218 - C$ 607)
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Executive Rooms(C$ 187 - C$ 699)
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Deluxe Rooms(C$ 218 - C$ 647)
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Amenities at Hotel Contessa

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled Access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Allergy-free room
  • Toilet with grab rails


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Dining area
  • Dining table


  • Garden view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Landmark view
  • Storage available
  • Quiet street view
  • River view
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Raised toilet
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool with a view
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Rooftop pool
  • Massage

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • Radio
  • TV

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental
  • Evening entertainment
  • Horse riding
  • Table tennis
  • Water sport facilities (on site)

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking
  • Valet parking


  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio


  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Kids meals


  • Fitness centre

Reviews of Hotel Contessa

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4.0 Mediocre
Our stay started out rough, but then turned around. Prior to our stay we had called to inform the hotel, we would be checking in around 2am due to our late flight(red eye). Hotel staff told us they’d make a note and late check in would be no problem. Day of our flight was delayed, also we happened to receive a call from the hotel. The person on the phone asked about our check in; and I told her we’d be even later due to our delayed flight. She says she’ll make a note, it’s no problem. We arrive at the Hotel to check in around 215am-225am. We’re met with the person at the front desk. He doesn’t greet us, just stares. I take the initiative and say we have a reservation. His response is it’s after 2am my system is in audit and there’s nothing I can do. At that point we’re tired and just want to get a room. I explained that I had called when I had made the reservation about our late check in, I also told him that we were called as we were getting on our flight. Both times we were told “no problem, we’ll make a note of that”. He then grabs a paper, I’m assuming that has our check in info on it. He holds it up and proceeds to tell us, there is no note of our late arrival. He still isn’t doing anything with his computer to make any progress on getting us into a room. I again explain that we had called and also been called by the hotel staff about our late check in. He then states the paper he is holding says checking in around 1230am. I once again repeat our original flight was to land at 1am, o had called to let the staff know we’d be closer to 2am. He finally begins to type on the computer. As he’s typing he then proceeds to tell us we’re being assessed a $140 late check in fee. My wife promptly snaps back “NO”, at which point I tell him we’re not going to pay that. I again explain all the calls and assurances that we’d have no problem checking in late. He then proceeds to say he can’t do anything about the charge. I told him I’d be speaking to the manager about the charge, but to proceed checking us in. He then says we’d have to take up the charge with Expedia, and we could talk to the manager but there’s nothing they could do it’s Expedia’s fee. I shook my head and repeated that I’d speak to the manager in the morning. He finally gets us a room key and tells us which floor. He didn’t give any other information on the property. We proceed to our room 605. As a routine for us, my wife selects her side of the bed. When we pull the covers back, we notice a giant indent in the mattress. At this point I just laugh and point, you chose that side! My wife then grabs the extra blankets from the closet and forms a filler to level out the giant indentation. Forward to the next day. We meet with the manager, and explain our whole ordeal. She listens intently, apologized to us and promptly offers to change rooms. She also tells us we wouldn’t be charged any fee for the late check in. She was very understanding and helpful. She moved us rooms to a higher floor with a bigger room. She gave us a run down of what the property had to offer, all the sites close by for us to go see. She offered suggestions for places to eat and how to navigate the river walk. Overall she was able to salvage our experience with this hotel. Aside from our check in experience, we ended up having a good trip. Thank you to the management and the rest of the staff for making the rest of our experience pleasant.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Great location, great upgrade and we loved how it was just steps from the river walk. Superior and extremely welcoming staff.
Cons:Took about half an hour to check in.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Seriously, all was fantastic
Cons:Nothing I can think of. I don’t care to visit San Antonio much but this hotel makes me want to go
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Fantastic service, and well-appointed all-suite hotel. The hotel exceeded expectations, and was truly a great value.
Cons:An included breakfast would have been great, but I knew this was not included when I booked, so it doesn't diminish my opinion whatsoever.
2.0 Poor
Pros:Nothing such to like
Cons:I feel it’s over priced and not worth for 100$/ night poor room service and not much options for food
9.1 Wonderful
Cons:I thought it was closer to all the restaurants on the Riverwalk.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Staff was AWESOME
8.5 Very good
Pros:The room was considerably larger than I expected, with a separate sitting area. Everything was clean, and in good condition. The regular price was fairly expensive, but I managed to get a reasonable rate through Expedia.
9.4 Wonderful
Pros:Made a special stop at the river walk on our five day trek from Pittsburgh to puerto Vallarta Mexico. Stopped to enjoy the beautiful view and exeperience the river walk. The resort was absolutely gorgeous. Unique with design, very friendly conceierge, and beautiful room layout.
Cons:Our one and only critique, and rather silly at that, after pulling in with our vehicle and stopping at the front valet, the attendant seemed almost shocked when we said, yes we would like you to park the car, and replied with an almost doubtful "are you sure? Wouldn't you like to hear the prices?" Though I'm sure he was just trying to do his job and avoid later frustration, the tone in which he asked us the question was borderline offensive. Young man if we can afford to stay where we are staying we certainly assure you we can afford to park.
8.0 Very good
Pros:nice "earthy' atmosphere and location love the suite option
Cons:very expensive valet parking and no self parking lot poor room service options and other snack options no balconies or windows to open poor ventilation in rooms small pool and hot tub broken


306 West Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

What's nearby

  • San Antonio River Walk109 m
  • La Villita Historic Arts Village238 m
  • Majestic Theatre321 m
  • Cathedral of San Fernando0.4 km
  • The Alamo0.5 km
  • Spanish Governor's Palace0.6 km
  • Tower of the Americas0.8 km
  • Hemisfair Park0.9 km
  • Market Square0.9 km
  • Institute of Texan Cultures1 km
  • San Antonio Museum of Art1.7 km
  • Japanese Tea Garden4.4 km



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


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  • How long should you stay at Hotel Contessa? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 4 days.

FAQs when booking at Hotel Contessa

  • What type of rooms are at Hotel Contessa?

    The hotel boasts of state of art suites for guests that offer a comfortable living space featuring artworks, bedrooms with warm wood finishes, and floor-to-ceiling windows complimented by a picturesque skyline view. These suites include Cityview suites which are 46 square meters and can accommodate up to four people. The suite has a spacious bedroom that can fit a king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds. Riverview suites are 46 square metres and can accommodate four people, featuring a large living room and a bedroom. 51 square metres Executive suites can accommodate up to four people. Contessa suite, which is 92 square metres, consists of a walk-in shower and hot tub. The suite is suitable for two people. Finally, the Accessible City View King suite (61 square metres) and Accessible Double suite (61 square metres) are also available.

  • Are there meeting rooms at Hotel Contessa?

    There are several meeting rooms at the hotel. There are over 929 square meters of meeting spaces, professional meeting and event planning, and audiovisual equipment complimented by great culinary services. These rooms include the Anaqua Terrace (83 square meters and up to 100 guests), Palm Terrace (67 square meters and up to 75 guests), Atrium (92 square meters and a maximum of 100 guests), Cypress Room for intimate meeting and social gathering (150 square meters and up to 150 guests), Riverwalk Patio for outdoor events and celebration (41 square meters and a maximum of 60 guests. Other meeting rooms include a boardroom, Cedar room, ballroom, Contessa A/B rooms, Laurel Terrace, Magnolia, Retama, Mesquite, Riverview Terrace, and Briscoe Museum.

  • What spa services are provided at Hotel Contessa?

    Located on the rooftop of the hotel the spa services offered are refreshing, recharging, and relaxing and provide the utmost shift in mood and wellness. The spa treatments pacify the body, mind, and soul, diminishes stress, and invigorates the body’s ability to heal on its own. The spa services include massages, facials, HydraFacial, body treatments, Contessa signature services, poolside reflexology and massage, hot stones, foot scrubs, cupping, and back exfoliation. The spa amenities feature a Relaxation lounge, Herbal infused tinctures and tonics, a complimentary valet, locally sourced products, Ayurvedic treatments, direct pool access, a retail boutique, and a fitness center.

  • Can I have my wedding at Hotel Contessa?

    The hotel has several outdoor and indoor event spaces where you can hold your wedding. The event space of 1022 square meters can hold up to 160 guests and can be adjusted to customer satisfaction. The event spaces include Contessa Ballroom, which is 211 square meters and can hold up to 200 guests. It also features high ceilings and chandeliers made of wrought iron with ultra-refined sophistication. The Magnolia room is 104 square meters and can accommodate a maximum of 100 guests offering scenic views of the town from the towering arched windows. Riverview Terrace is 104 square meters and can accommodate a maximum of 120 guests. Cypress Room is 150 square meters and can accommodate up to 100 guests. It features Spanish tiles and a romantic fireside complimented by a picturesque backdrop for weddings.

  • Is the Hotel Contessa accessible for people with reduced mobility?

    The hotel has a valet, ramps, lounge meeting spaces, guest rooms, fitness center, concierge desk, pool, and restaurant that is wheelchair accessible. The suites have grab bars for bathrooms, hearing and sight impaired features in the suites, a low tub or roll-in shower, a hand-held shower head, and visual and audible door notifications.

  • Where is Hotel Contessa located?

    Hotel Contessa is located at 306 West Market Street in Downtown, 0.4 km from the centre of San Antonio. San Antonio River Walk is the closest landmark to Hotel Contessa.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Hotel Contessa?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Hotel Contessa.

  • Does Hotel Contessa offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Hotel Contessa offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Hotel Contessa from the airport?

    Hotel Contessa is 12.5 km from San Antonio. Hotel Contessa is 117 km from Austin Bergstrom.

  • Does Hotel Contessa have a pool?

    Yes, Hotel Contessa has a pool on-site.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Hotel Contessa hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Hotel Contessa in San Antonio and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Hotel Contessa and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Hotel Contessa.

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Distance to downtown

0.4 km

Nearest Airport

San Antonio

Distance to airport

12.2 km