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Welcome to hotel contessa

An intimate, all-suite retreat set directly on San Antonio’s beloved Riverwalk, Hotel Contessa delights arriving guests with stylish suites that take their design cues from San Antonio’s rich history and vibrant culture. Discover stylish suites and unwind at our spa, complemented by Ambler Texas Kitchen + Cocktails serving up agave cocktails and authentic Texas fare.

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AAA Four-Diamond Experience

Hotel Contessa offers the one and only AAA Four-Diamond hotel on San Antonio’s Riverwalk.

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Five Ways We’ll Surprise You

A New Twist on Texas Taste

Ready to savor some big Texas flavor? Ambler Texas Kitchen + Cocktails adds new sizzle to San Antonio's Riverwalk.

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Artwork Rooted in San Antonio

The works of many local artists add a touch of colorful authenticity to our downtown San Antonio hotel’s public spaces and suites.

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A Rooftop Spa

Our rooftop spa and adjacent pool and Fitness Center offer breathtaking views of the San Antonio skyline.

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A Storied Riverwalk Location

There’s simply no better place to stay in SATX than directly on the Riverwalk, the epicenter of the city’s legend and lore.

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Embrace The Suite Side

Enjoy an extra dose of San Antonio history and culture in each of our vibrant and comfortable suites.

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Authentically Texas Flavor

Ambler elevates San Antonio’s culinary scene with fresh and delicious all-day dining served indoors and al fresco overlooking the Riverwalk.

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Say “I Do” on Marriage Island

San Antonio's favorite wedding venue is so close to Hotel Contessa you can say your vows while your guests watch from our riverside terrace.

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San Antonio Meetings Made Easy

With expert meeting planning, on-site catering, and more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor private event space, our San Antonio hotel has all the essentials for a productive meeting.

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Relax and indulge at our riverwalk spa.
The Spa at Hotel Contessa is your gateway to transformational wellness.

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A Word From Our Fans

  • Great Stay

    I stayed here with my wife and furry kids for one night. Great location right on the River Walk. The room was big and clean. It had been sanitized and sealed right before our arrival which was nice to see. Highly recommend for your next stay.
    - Arun K on Tripadvisor
  • Great place to stay on the River Walk

    We spent five nights at the Hotel Contessa, and we enjoyed it very much. The suite had a living room with a couch that made out to a bed, a big bathroom and bedroom, and a dressing room that divided the bedroom from the living room. My wife and I had our two grandchildren with us, and there was plenty of room for the four of us. The hotel is located in a perfect location, because it is in the middle of everything. You can walk to anything on the River Walk as well as the Alamo Plaza.
    - Dwightfranklin1 on Tripadvisor
  • Our favorite hotel in San Antonio!

    My husband and I had moved from another hotel on the Riverwalk in San Antonio to this one and couldn’t have been happier about our choice. The room was spacious and the view was beautiful. The hotel backs onto the Riverwalk so we were able to walk down to our favorite restaurants in a matter of minutes. The pool was absolutely gorgeous. We truly couldn’t have been happier with our stay.
    - Ann and R McCune on Tripadvisor

In The Heart of San Antonio’s Riverwalk

Our downtown San Antonio hotel is an unparalleled home base for exploring all the city has to offer.

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