10 Reasons to stay at Hotel Contessa #HotelContessa

When thinking of celebrating something as special as an anniversary it is important to do your homework. You want to go to a hotel that goes above and beyond to make your stay special and one-of a kind. Just recently, Hubby and I found just that while staying at Hotel Contessa on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, for our ten-year-anniversary.

Hotel Contessa Anniversary


Hotel Contessa on West Market Street, right on the Riverwalk in San Antonio was kind enough to host us for two nights to celebrate. Our stay was amazing… full of relaxation, romance, and pampering…

Hotel Contessa

Here are my ten reasons to stay at Hotel Contessa when traveling to San Antonio…
1. The view – The window in our bedroom overlooked the Riverwalk… oh man, what a fabulous view…

reasons to stay at Hotel Contessa
2. Location –Hotel Contessa is located at 306 W. Market Street, within walking distance of almost everything downtown. We easily walked to the Alamo, river center for shopping and a fabulous theater, as well as, all the restaurant choices you could want.

Hotel Contessa Downtown SA

3. Food – Not only can you pretty much walk to your choice of restaurant, you can also choose to eat that the Las Ramnlas Riverwalk Restaurant. We loved being able to sit right on the Riverwalk to enjoy our breakfast and dinner.. Offering huge plates filled with delicious food, both Hubby and I found exactly what we wanted.

Breakfast at LasRamblas at Hotel Contessa

Dinner at Hotel Contessas Las Ramblas
4.  The Woodhouse Spa Hotel Contessa offers you the opportunity to be pampered at The Woodhouse Spa. You can choose from a variety of advanced skin treatments, stress-relieving massages or famous nurturing facials. Hubby surprised me with a deep-tissue massage and facial as a gift and I couldn’t have been more pampered.

The Woodhouse Day Spa at Hotel Contessa

I arrived at the rooftop spa and was greeted with a smile. The relaxing smells got me ready for relaxation as I was taken to the changing room, then had a moment to relax in the tea room.  My massage therapist had hands of gold and at times, I really thought she had four of them… ha. Afterwards I received a 50-minute Brightening Facial that left my face feeling fresh and clean. 

5. The ‘Suite’ Rooms – Oh my goodness, the rooms at Hotel Contessa are amazing. First off, they offer you an amazing ‘suite-experience’ with a full-living room and seating area. 

A suite experience at Hotel ContessaFolks, the huge bathroom was one of dreams and one I would want in my house.

the bathroom at Hotel Contessa

Oh and the bedroom was so super-perfect. Featuring a king-sized bed, that actually had enough pillows for both of us and a view to remember. I am not kidding when I tell you that I slept so well. I was so comfy that I didn’t even wake up once. In the morning I felt so refreshed and full of energy… Between you and me, I haven’t been that comfortable in a hotel bed in quite a long time.

the king bedroom at Hotel Contessa
6. The roof-top pool – The heated roof-top pool found at Hotel Contessa not only offers an amazing view, it also offers relaxation and jacuzzi… With comfortable lounge seating and wall-to-wall windows, you are sure to have an experience to remember. Hubby and I loved stopping in to relax mid-afternoons and after dinner.

Roof top pool at Hotel Contessa
7. Romance – If you are looking for romance, Hotel Contessa is the place to go. How would you like to come in after a day of walking downtown San Antonio to find a chilled bottle of bubbly and chocolate covered strawberries? Talk about ROMANTIC…The Champagne & Strawberries is part of their “enhancements” so when you book a room you can pre-order prior to your arrival for a special occasion or you can arrange when you arrive the hotel via Front Desk or Concierge.

The romance of Hotel Contessa
8. Service – From the moment you arrive you will find service with a smile. From the door-men who greet you every time you walk in, to the hotel concierge everyone was super-friendly.

Service found at Hotel Contessa
9. Special packages and deals – Hotel Contessa offers an assortment of package deals on their website. Whether you are looking for romance, family, or spa vacation packages you will find a package to fit your needs. Not to mention the special savings for residents when showing a Texas ID, military, and AAA members.  Oh and they have a Girls’ Getaway package where you can receive $75 F&B Credit Sunday – Thursday or $25 F&B Credit Friday and Saturday

10. Awards galore – did I mention that Hotel Contessa has won a ton of awards and accolades?

  • Trip Advisor: 2015 Certificate of Excellence
  • AAA: 2006-2015 Four Diamond Award
  • Expedia: 2014 Insiders’ Select
  • USA Today 10Best.com: 2014 Las Ramblas
  • USA Today 10best.com: 2014 10 Best Hotels Near the San Antonio Convention Center
  • U.S. News & World Report: 2015 Best Hotels in San Antonio, Silver Badge Winner
  • Smart Meetings: 2011, 2014 Platinum Choice Awards Winner
  • Travel Channel: 2015 Top River Walk Hotels

All in all, I suggest checking out Hotel Contessa for your next vacation… whether you are looking to have a ‘stay-cation’ here in San Antonio or if you will be traveling here… you will love every moment of your stay.

Learn more at HotelContessa.com.

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  1. I’d be so happy if I could stay there! Wow that room looks amazing.

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