This was a great choice. The hotel itself is beautifully structured and decorated. Rooms were nice, airy, and very comfortable. Hotel amenities were great.Genuine Expedia guest review
The location was so great. Parking garages so close and inexpensive made for a hassle-free arrival. We were greeted and checked-in so quickly. The atmosphere of the hotel is so cozy. Our room was spacious and filled with amenities. The lemonade and wine was an adorable plus to our day. The hotel was so close to all the sights. We didn't get back in […] our car again until we left! I highly recommend this hotel for a little romantic stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"What a Surprise"
I wasn't sure about this hotel; however, the location was perfect. The hotel is a boutique hotel, no front desk, and was taken back by a intercom, no parking, but warmed up to the hotel. The hotel has a breakfast, and lemonade and cookies, and serves patrons to wine in the evening.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My wife liked the hardwood floors, breakfast, and evening wine. The location was excellent for the conference that I attended across the street at the convention center. She was not happy about the not so convenoent walk to the exercise facility and pool. I enjoyed the small size of the hotel, and the personal attention from the on site hotel keepe […] r. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
very close to restaurants and very vintage.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very relaxing low-key atmosphere. Nice rooms, great service. Conveniently located to the riverwalk. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good place to stay near the river"
It was a very nice hotel as close to the riverwalk as possible. Very clean and quite as well. I don't think I would call it a hotel. It should really be called a BB. The room was very nice as well. Of course when I book a queen size room, I am expecting a queen bed - not a full size one. It made the sleeping arrangements a little cramped.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful little hotel"
A very unique historic hotel at the heart of San Antonio, walking distance to all tourist spots. Staff is very warm making me feel like staying in a friend's house. I loved the complimentary wine in the afternoon after a long conference day. Highly recommend.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel was absolutely wonderful!! Beautiful, prime location, excellent service!! Would definitely stay again!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Husband liked the old feel...I prefer the newer. If you like the old and antique, you will be fine. I prefer the more new and luxurious, so I might not do a review justice. The service and the extras like cookies in the afternoon, wine in the evening and breakfast each morning were very nice. Rooms are smallish, street noisey and floors don't really […] feel very clean but maybe thats just because they are so old and worn and I have my prejudices. Very handy to Riverwalk and very nice not to have to pay those high parking and valet prices. Park yourself across the street for $12 and carry your own luggage and save yourself some $$$! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing customer service!"
My husband and I are native Texans and have lived in the San Antonio area all of our lives. I had never heard of this hotel and was very apprehensive about booking it. However, due to the large volume of visitors to the downtown area due to a George Strait concert there were only a handful of rooms available so I went ahead and took a chance. I must […] tell you without a doubt I would stay here again! The management team called us early on Saturday morning to be sure we checked in EARLY to avoid the traffic downtown for the event. Upon arrival we were led through the hotel and to our room. The manager went out of her way to show us everything in the room available to us and to be sure we were settled in. They offered wine and cookies to nibble on and were exceptionally helpful. The rooms were bright, clean and we just loved the touch of history. We had wonderful views and were literally right in the middle of all the action available in downtown San Antonio. After a long concert it was amazing to walk right to the hotel and relax. In the morning they had a wonderful breakfast and to top it all off after we left we received a phone call directly from the management team asking about our visit and to let us know we accidentally left a shirt in the closet of the room. I have never in all my years of traveling received this level of customer service throughout a stay anywhere. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the San Antonio area and natives alike. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"old charm with a new feel"
great hotel. old charm with new feel. close to all the downtown activities. can be a little loud especially when the spurs win. the afternoon cookies were a pleasant surprize.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect place to stay while visiting the Riverwalk"
Great old hotel with lots of character. Service wonderful including meal suggestions and reservations. This place has lots of character and is in the perfect spot just steps from both the Alamo and the Riverwalk. Great coffee, breakfast and afternoon wine and cookies too!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
If you want to stay in the heart of everything, stay here! Great afternoon cookies and evening wine. Walked to EVERYTHING with ease. Bathroom was impressive.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Riverwalk Vista...So Historic and Serene"
I checked in to the Riverwalk Vista on Friday, May 10 for a four night stay. The exterior door was locked, so I had to be buzzed in by a staff member. Check-in was on the third floor where I was warmly greeted and shown to my room. The accomodations did not disappoint with old hardwood floors and 12' ceilings. The continental breakfast was very good […] and usually included a quiche. I especially enjoyed the scones. The two main floors had several seating areas with old leather chairs that provided a wonderful place to relax. Music of the 30s and 40s was continuously played in the common areas which added to the nostalgia and serenity. The location is excellent for accessing the Riverwalk, which is just across the street. Some reviews I had read commented on the street noise at night, so I came prepared with earplugs; however, I only used them on Saturday night which was the busiest night I experienced. They do not have on-site parking, so arrangements must be made at a local parking garage or lot. All in all, I am very thankful that I stayed at the Riverwalk vista. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great Stay, did not feel like your traditional hotel, awesome attention. great staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"what a find"
I loved the hotel. It combines the historical with modern amenities. The breakfast and nightly wine was very good along with a personal touch My only suggestion is that being right in the center of all the action you might want to have a pair of earplugs near by. I did and was not at all concerned about the traffic outside. Only 17 rooms so don't miss […] this. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location & Cost"
The room wasn't the largest, but comfortable. Included breakfast always had fresh home made hot option in addition to other offerings. Location was great relative to the River Walk, just across the street to either side of the river. It's on a busy street corner so there is some traffic noise, but not that bad, didn't even notice it most of the time. […] Would definitely stay there again on my next visit. Personnel were all very friendly, professional and helpful. Great value. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Superior Riverwalk location for less..."
This is an exquisitely done historic building with high end modern rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Literally across the street from the Riverwalk and sandwiched between the Alamo (1.5 blocks) and the convention center and Hemisfair park. No need for taxi or driving for downtown attractions. Unlike most hotels in this area there is no $30/night valet […] or parking fee because there is no parking. You park at the parking garage barely half a block away for only $12/night. Then they include free WIFI, glass of wine in the evening, cookies, and free breakfast in the morning. Although described as continental, we had sausage quiche in addition to the normal juices, muffins, hard boiled eggs, cereal, yogurt, and fresh fruit. All for the bargain price of $145. May have been a special due to last minute booking, but even at $179, when you consider all the freebies and parking deal, this is WAY less than the other higher priced Riverwalk hotels in the immediate area. Only downsides, which didn't affect us, was that you have to pull up into a commercial parking zone to unload and then get your car moved into the parking garage before the parking police get you (no problem). Also, since they are associated with another hotel, you do have access to other amenties like gym and pool, but there is nothing onsite (again no problem for our needs). I consider this a real gem in downtown San Antonio and will definitely stay here again should my travels take me near here. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"super cute getaway"
It was such a wonderful treat! Beds were comfy, wine reception was a nice surpriseGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful, convenient historic hotel"
As Midwesterners, the only time I had spent in Texas was in airports, so this was a new adventure for us. My 21 year old daughter and I were curious about San Antonio and the Riverwalk. The Riverwalk Vista Hotel is an historic building (formerly a dry goods store and a factory) re-purposed at the best possible location to enjoy the Riverwalk. Furnishings, […] windows, and details are all early twentieth century and in good repair and comfortable. Our bathroom was updated and as nice as home. The staff is outstanding--accommodating and friendly, but not intrusive. (They must be carefully chosen by the owners.) We enjoyed the 24 hour coffee, freshly baked breakfasts and fruit, afternoon snacks, and 5-6 pm wine. It was pleasant and convenient after hours of walking to come inside, sit in one of the cozy club chairs, and enjoy the respite. From our front stoop we were a few steps from the iconic image of the Riverwalk, which is the colorful umbrellas at Rita's Cafe, and the kiosk to purchase riverboat rides. The car was parked at a nearby ramp for $15 per day, and access to the other San Antonio highlights, by freeway, was simple. We were very surprised at the number of homeless persons asking for money, although there is a huge police presence, and we never felt threatened. The police station is in the ground floor of the parking ramp. We enjoyed the Botanical Gardens; they are especially well done. The zoo is fun as the animals are very close for viewing. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A European Pension Mared Only by the Neighborhood"
If you like to stay at idiosyncratic hotels with a very uncommercial feel, like high-quality interaction with hotel concierges (such as Patty and Joan), enjoy being right on the doorstep of the River Walk and around the corner from the Alamo, then River Walk Vista should be on your possibility list. However, if your room is on the Commerce Street side […] of the hotel, even if it is on the third floor, the white noise machine attached to your bed's headboard will be insufficient to ward off the amount of noise generated by partying, police sirens, motorcycles, trash trucks, street cleaning machines and delivery trucks that take place (in that order) from 2:00 AM until 5:00 AM. We tried using CVS ear plugs for two nights and they were only mildly useful. Double-paned windows instead of single-paned with plastic inserts would go a long way to cutting down the street noise at night. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"2 Blocks or less to Everything"
Great location for business at Henry Gonzales Convention Center. Also provides easy access to all the amenities of the Riverwalk. Small 17 units.Genuine Expedia guest review
A great place to stay! Staff was very personable and accommodating! Location was awesome, right in the middle of the San Antonio Riverwalk. Will definitely stay there again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay!"
I stayed here on business. I was surprised to find this to be very quaint. Only 17 rooms in the Inn. Felt very comfortable, clean, and staff was awesome! Complimentary wine in the evening, continental breakfast in the am. Right in the middle if town. Stone's throw from the riverwalk. Definitely would come back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location but NOISY!"
It was a good location and had good amenities, but was very, very noisy up until 2 a.m.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Romantic Getaway"
Excellent staff, beautiful antiques, truly a historical hotel. Loved our stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Old Hotel, Excellent Location"
The style and layout of the hotel was unique and interesting. The location could not have been better - right next to the Riverwalk and the Alamo. The nice amenities included breakfast, afternoon cookies and glass of wine. I would definitely recomment this hotel to my friends.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient location to the RiverWalk"
Beautiful hotel with a lot of history. Loved the special touches of the beta fish in each room, cookies in the afternoon and wine at night. The staff was very helpful in giving us directions and recommendations. Felt like we were a part of San Antonio's history by staying at the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful historic San Antonio hotel"
This is a great historic hotel in a very convenient downtown location. I really liked my stay here. A couple of issues - there is no onsite parking. The parking garage a block away only charges $12 for 24 hours so it is reasonable. The second issue is this hotel is on a busy street and the rooms are noisy. I thought the stay was worth the noise but […] some may find this too much. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We enjoyed our stay.The Innkeeper was helpful;the room was comfortable and clean. However we will not be returning, the noise from the street was distracting and the parking,loading,unloading and accessibility of your was car were a problem. There is no parking except at the city garage about a block away making me uncomfortable for night coming and […] going. We had to use a cab for a late dinner because I didn't feel safe with the garage arrangement. There is also no parking in front for loading and unloading or anyone to help you . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very pleasant and clean, with unique character. The immediate neighborhood could be a deterrent for some folks, but one block away is the conference center and river walk.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to tourist sights and public transportation"
Riverwalk Vista was just as advertised. A quaint boutique hotel located within easy walking distance to the riverwalk, Alamo,Rivercenter mall, La Villita, Convention Center and many restaurants and shops. The main trolly station is a block away as well as the main city bus station. The visitor center is about a block away and has many friendly helpful […] people working there. Actually we found helpful friendly people everywhere from the hotel to the "Amigos" on the street to the trolley and bus drivers. The hotel's managers were all very friendly and helpful as well. The atmosphere was very relaxed. The breakfast was average but there was something for everyone. Lots of teas available and always reg. and decafe coffee available.There are sitting areas on both the 2nd and third floors. The location and laidback atmosphere of the hotel was exactly what we were looking for. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Historical and convenient"
Location to the Riverwalk and Convention Center was very convenient. Breakfast was great! Security and historic ambience of the hotel was great.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very comfortable and a great location for the Riverwalk, Alamo and other things I wanted to see. I could have done without the fish. He gave me the creeps. Bed was extremely comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"home away from home"
Welcomed change to the chain hotels in the area. The inn keeper was very friendly and she checked me in right in the room. The room comes with a pet fish to keep you company, a rubber ducky in your shower and a nice reading area with a very comfortable leather chair and foot stool. The water in the fridge is free! I was worried about having to work […] on a dial up connection but I was able to pick up the wifi at McD's located beneath the hotel. There's a continental breakfast every morning and cookies and wine in the evening. I really enjoyed the various sitting areas so I could get out of my room. Riverwalk is right across the street and the convention center is the next street down. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"We loved this place"
Let me start by saying my wife and I prefer smaller boutique style hotels and historic hotels even more. The Riverwalk Vista was a perfect fit. Let's start off with location, one block from the middle of the famed Riverwalk and one block from the historic Alamo. 50 yard line tickets in the 200 section, just perfect. The hotel itself is in a 150ish year […] old brick building, complete with original floors and windows. At every turn we were greeted by cozy public areas with comfy leather sofas and period antique furnishings. Our room was nicely sized, a nice worn leather chair in the corner begged to be lounged in. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom spacious with plenty of pressure and hot water in the slate tiled shower. The modern expectations of a large flat screen TV, a mini bar with reasonably priced soft drinks and an ipod dock alarm clock were also in the room. Evidently some people have trouble sleeping in an urban hotel setting so they also had a white noise generator. We used it one night but really didn't need to. Our room was on the second floor and with those giant windows you would think we would be subject to some street noise but we had no problems. Check in check out was smooth and the inn keeper very friendly. They provided a great little breakfast every morning, lemonade and cookies in the dining room all day. If we ever get back to San Antonio we will definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Hidden Treasure"
What a hidden treasure! This charming hotel reflects the history of San Antonio. The elevator is decorated with an old photo of the surrounding city, years ago. Charming sitting area, daily breakfast, evening wine and cookies, coffee available all day long! This is not your typical chain hotel. Really a hidden jewel. The Riverwalk is just a few short […] steps from the front door. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I was leery about staying here. I generally don't like old hotels and I generally don't care for B&B's. But, we decided to try something different and I couldn't have been more pleased. This hotel was well located. The room was large, clean, comfortable and really cool. The innkeepers couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. Goodbye Hyatt. Goodbye […] Marriott. Goodbye big chain hotels in San Antonio. Hello Riverwalk Vista! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"One word... AMAZING"
I really loved this place. From its old world charm to its personal touches. The Riverwalk Vista was everything I hoped it would be for my anniversary stay. I would go there again in a heartbeat!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hidden gem in the heart of downtown"
Charming boutique hotel conveniently located across from the riverwalk. Loved our quaint room with hardwood floors, high wood ceiling, ceiling fan and two large windows. Comfy bed and great walk-in glass shower with slate tile. Also loved the high quality towels that smelled fresh from the laundry! So nice to walk outside of your room in the morning […] for coffee and breakfast served in the small lobby. The yummy homemade hatch green chile quiche was an unexpected treat. Although our room was located on the street directly above a busy traffic circle, it was amazingly quiet and we never heard any outside noise-- thanks to the "white noise" air machine! The only negative we found was the parking issue... but the public garage wasn't that far away- so it didn't seem to be as big of a deal as what we had expected from reading other reviews. We have stayed in several nice hotels along the riverwalk during the many years that we have travelled to San Antonio...but this is our new favorite and we definitely plan to return! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We loved this hotel. If you love history, there is so much information about San Antonio just from the pictures displayed. The location to the Riverwalk couldn't have been any better. Even though we had to park across the street in a parking garage, that was no hassle. The view from our window was great. Staff was wonderful; thanks. On our next visit […] to San Antonio, we will definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"a gem of a place!"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Hemisiphere Suite (each of the rooms has its own unique name). Can't understand why Hotels.com's rating is only 3-star for the Riverwalk Vista when the guest reviews are all so high. We were impressed by the warm cookies available just after check-in, the manager's reception with comp wine at 5:00, and the great […] breakfast the next morning. (Yes, it is way more than just your ordinary continental breakfast.) The only not-so-convenient part was no on-site parking. Had to pay $12 to overnight in the garage across the street and about a block from hotel. But we were able to unload and reload right in front of hotel, which was good. Oh yes, the bed was a little soft for our personal tastes, but it was "okay." Loved the big slate shower and rain shower head. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a great location - so close to the Riverwalk and the Alamo. The staff was very accomodating - sending George to our room for a 5 AM wakeup knock! They had great suggestions for restaurants etc. The atmosphere was great and very clean. Thanks, Riverwalk Vista! Charley and GlennaGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was great. Near the Riverwalk and Alamo, not your normal hotel feel, very spacious and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"AMAZING. Best on the Riverwalk!!"
I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel. My husband and I stayed here and had probably the best experience ever- and we travel a lot. If you are looking for a chain, this hotel is not for you. If you are looking for a unique hotel with fabulous service, friendly innkeepers and top-notch extras, this is the place for you. The room was amazing- bed comfortable, […] bathroom amazing, small fridge with mini-bar, full desk (perfect for my computer), a white noise machine, and even a fish :) The main room was beautiful and historic and the extras were really appreciated. Fresh cookies in the afternoon with some of the best lemonade we've tasted...Wine in the evenings, and the best breakfast spread I've seen at any inn ever. Thank you, thank you, thank you! In addition to being amazing, this is by far the best place to stay on the riverwalk that is not only close to everything but right in the hubbub- close to restaurants, bars, shops, AND the closest you'll get to the Alamo. We will never stay ANYWHERE else but HERE!!!! :) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Would stay here again"
Patty was awesome. She helped us with our luggage and was a good reference as far as restaurant choices. The hotel was comfortable and the showers were large so you isn't feel cramped. The room had a nice view and let in plenty of sunlight. The AC blocked out a lot of the outside noise. The breakfast was great and there were many choices to choose from. […] If you don't like their breakfast there is a mcdonalds right next door. You are close to lots of restaurants and the Alamo so no need to drive. Overall we enjoyed our stay and we would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A quiet retreat for the business traveler."
The Riverwalk Vista is not your typical cookie cutter chain hotel. If you are looking for the stiffness of a Marriott or Hilton than move past this hotel. The Riverwalk provides a boutique level experience that offers a tremendous amount of charm in the building, attention to details and a warm relaxing environment. While lacking conveniences of a gym, […] pool or restaraunt inside, it has things like a full breakfast each morning for guests, cookies at 3:00 and complimentary wine at 5:00 each evening. The rooms and decor are rustic and has an old world feel to it yet has all the modern conveniences. My room had a hardwood floor as did the entire 3rd floor where the common area for eating, drinking and relaxing was located. The staff were always accessible and able to assist. In the 3 days I was at the hotel, I think I saw guests walking around only a few times even though it was booked solid. It is quiet and inviting and I would stay there again for sure if coming through San Antonio. This is not a child friendly hotel however. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Our hotel of choice from now on!"
This is perfect for a couple that wants to stay close to the river walk action. Very quaint, historic bed and breakfast type hotel. Only drawback us you have to use public parking since hotel doesn't offer but it's about a block away so no biggie.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
""Great hotel for a couple's get-away vacation""
My girlfriend and I took a short vacation to San Antonio and heard about the Riverwalk Vista from a friend. It had a great, central location to the Riverwalk restaurants and to various tourist activities like the Mission trail, Ripley's Believe it or Not, etc. It was next to a trolley stop. The atmosphere in the Riverwalk Vista hotel was unique--romantic […] for couples or refrreshingly different for anyone else. We had a fishbowl in our room and a fuzzy doll on our bed to greet us in a nice surprise! The furniture was mostly wood and the dining area had a rustic, warm, cozy feel to it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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