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Hotel advice on Riverwalk?

  1. Hello!

    I've googled all the hotels down there and was just wondering which one somebody could recommend or which one I should stay away from. Looks like most of them are atleast $159+ per night. I really want to stay on the Riverwalk w/a view since we've never done it and probably never will again. I know we are gonna have to pay a little bit, but I think it would be really cool!

  2. We stayed on the Riverwalk about a month ago at the Hotel Valencia. It was a nice place, but the location left a little to be desired(it is on the far end of the Riverwalk). I also hear the Watermark is good and it is right in the middle of all the action. The trip was nice, and yes, most of the hotels are expensive.
  3. Thanks for the reply!

    The Crown Plaza and the Hilton look pretty cool, but I don't know which one would be better because of location,etc. Any other advive would be greatly appreciated!
  4. The wife and I have stayed at quite a few on and near the Riverwalk(live in Austin and makes for a nice little wknd trip to get away). There are always the normal "nice" hotels like the Hyatt or Mariott.

    If you want something different and still have a nice stay check into the Emily Morgan(adjacent to the Alamo) and the Menger(adjacent to Alamo)..both just across the street from the river. The Menger is an old style hotel...not a cookie cutter type. One of my personal favorites is "La Mansion" which is on the river. Anyway, some options you may want to explore. Links below may help. Also, if you would like a recommendation on place for dinner on the Riverwalk try "Boudro's"...don't think you'll be disappointed.


  5. On the Riverwalk, I would go with the Hilton and ask for a river view. If you self park it is a pain since the garage is 2 blocks from the hotel. If you valet, it takes about 20 minutes to get your car, so call ahead.

    Off the Riverwalk, the Emily Morgan is nice. We had a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor right across from the Alamo.

    I second the suggestion of eating at Boudro's, great food.
  6. Check out the Gardenia Inn. It is a bed-and-breakfast in a 100-year-old house in the King William historic district of San Antonio. While it doesn't have a river view it is just a few blocks stroll from the river walk as well as several very good restaurants (ask the proprietors about the Cuban place up the road, I forget the name but it was wonderful.) I took a lady-friend there for a weekend getaway and we stayed in the Lavender Room with the claw-foot bathtub at the foot of the king-size bed and porch swing on the veranda for $129. The couple who runs it is very nice and knowledgeable about what the area has to offer. The breakfast was delicious too! I don't think any hotel on the river walk can compare with the charm and comfort of this place for that price.
  7. Same here.
    It's not far at all, plus it was close to the theather and the Alamo. Prepare to spend some bucks if you want to stay on the Riverwalk. Valet plus food etc etc. Have fun!
  8. We stayed at the Drury Inn for the Alamo Bowl last december. Our room was pretty decent and had a fair size covered balcony overlooking the Riverwalk on the west. We were lookin' at the patio dining area of the Mexican Manhattan.

    The Texas Land & Cattle Company Steakhouse is in the basement and fronts on the Riverwalk, so there is easy access. There is a parking garage in the hotel, and a free eggs, sausage, waffle, cereal breakfast in the lobby dining area. The Iron Cactus Restaurant is just across the river & up a bit.

    We've paid anywhere from $129-$179/night whenever staying there. Have reservations again for the Big 12 Championship game & the Alamo Bowl ($179 this time).