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Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, San Antonio

by Megan DuBois
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The casual feel of San Antonio often draws people in with the lure of good Texas-style BBQ, the vibrant namesake River Walk, and good ol' southern hospitality. Deciding where to stay here can be a challenge, especially if you’re looking to split your time out in the city and relax at the hotel. Fortunately, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is right in the middle of the action — complete with stunning views to boot. 

 What You Need to Know 

The Look of Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

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Hotel Valencia Riverwalk boasts a central downtown location that's tucked away in a secluded section of the River Walk — meaning you won’t be disturbed by people scurrying around the area throughout the day and night.

Meanwhile, the property's exterior combines Spanish Colonial and modern Mediterranean architecture, exuding a warm and welcoming vibe. Additionally, the hotel has traditional guest rooms, some of which face the river, and a small selection of suites for travelers who are looking for a little more space. Around the hotel, you’ll spot various travelers, including businessmen and women to young families. 

The Vibe at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk 

Here, southern hospitality and warm service reign supreme. Adults traveling alone or for business can enjoy a cocktail at Dorrego's Bar at the end of the night. Families traveling with kids will love socializing with and waving to everyone taking river tours — right from the comfort of their balcony. Take in the sights and sounds of San Antonio with an evening stroll along the River Walk before returning to the serene escape of the hotel.

Who Will Love Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Most types of travelers will enjoy staying at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk. The hotel has plenty of amenities to please most folks, and its convenient location can’t be beat. 

Who Might Not Love Hotel Valencia Riverwalk 

Those in search of a serene and/or adults-only feel will want to look elsewhere for accommodations. This hotel attracts dozens of families and business travelers due to its central location. 

Best Amenity at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Besides the standard amenities,  the absolute best thing about the property is its location. It’s situated along a quiet part of the River Walk. This makes it close to all of the major tourist sites yet still far enough away to enjoy a relaxing evening on the terrace or other outdoor common spaces. Additionally, guests in search of extra R&R can enjoy a massage or spa treatment right from the comfort of their guest room.

Money Matters 

What’s Included at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Your stay here includes access to an open-air courtyard on the third floor, complimentary wifi, a city-operated shuttle service, and a terrace overlooking the iconic San Antonio River Walk. Each room also has a safe, bathrobes, and a smart TV. 

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Typical hotel fees and taxes should be expected here. If you’re driving, there will be a $42 per night valet fee. Self-parking is not available.

How to Get a Deal at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Snagging a deal at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk can be tricky. The property does offer seasonal packages, but you’ll need to ensure they really are the best deal for the type of trip you want to have (think: romantic getaways, arty-themed vacations, and more).  However, the hotel is currently offering discounted rates to AAA members, AARP members, teachers, medical professionals, government officials, military members, law enforcement members, and fire and rescue workers.

Getting There

In The Neighborhood of Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

The Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is right in the middle of Downtown San Antonio. This puts you within easy walking distance of some of the city's best restaurants, entertainment, and nightlife offerings. Stroll up and down the River Walk or embark on a boat tour to get a good lay of the land. 

Nearest Airport to Hotel Valencia Riverwalk 

The nearest airport is the San Antonio International Airport, which is about 15 minutes away.

The Bottom Line

San Antonio's Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is a beautiful property complete with an ideal location and plenty of upscale amenities. 

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