Virtually everyone who visits San Antonio visits the famed riverwalk. The stately Omni La Mansion del Rio, which Condé Nast Traveler praised as “gorgeous,” puts you right on the riveralk path. The hotel is also within walking distance of another top San Antonio attraction: the Alamo.
Notable nods: AAA Four Diamond award and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015
Onsite eats: Zagat-rated restaurant, pool bar, and more
Room with a view: Trimmed with natural wood beams, each stylish deluxe room features views of the riverwalk or the courtyard.
Heated swimming pool set amid tropical foliage in a Spanish-style courtyard
Get pampered with reflexology massages and sea-salt body scrubs at the sister property’s spa, which has been lauded in Condé Nast Traveler and Forbes.
Downtown San Antonio: Skyscrapers and the Alamo near the Original River Walk
In the late 1920s, architect Robert H. H. Hugman designed an urban park around the San Antonio River. He envisioned a space that would be the American version of Venice, where people could shop and dine along the waterfront. The original section, a 2.5-mile River Walk running through the heart of downtown, was completed in 1941. It’s been a vital artery in the heart of San Antonio ever since; so vital, in fact, that the city added two extensions in the 2000s—Museum Reach and Mission Reach—that elongated the River Walk to 15 miles total.
Located one story below street level, the downtown section of the River Walk bustles day and night. You can explore it by foot or hop on a river taxi to cruise along the calm waters; some sections are even navigable by kayak. Stone pathways on either side of the river wind past waterfalls and public art installations on their way to restaurants, boutiques, and lively cantinas that stay open well into the night. The Rivercenter Mall, also on the River Walk, is a massive complex that houses shops, movie theaters, and restaurants with outdoor patios overlooking the river. For even better views of the river and downtown, head up to the observation deck of the 750-foot Tower of the Americas.
Downtown San Antonio is also where you’ll find the Alamo. The historic mission-turned-fortress is one of the most visited tourist sites in the state, thanks to the 1836 battle that made it a symbol of Texas independence. Admission is free for all ages.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a deluxe or deluxe river-view room with one king or two double beds
Kids 17 or younger stay free.
Dates into September
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
Cancellation policy: 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable.
Additional fees: $50 per night credit card authorization for incidentals required at check-in.
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.
Heated outdoor pool
Spa and fitness center at sister property
Dive-in movies on Saturdays
The Fine Print
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
Must be 21 or older to check-in
$50 per night credit card authorization for incidentals required at check-in
Must use promotional value in 1 visit.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Deluxe King Room and Deluxe River-View King Room
One king bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 3
Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for 1 additional guest 18 or older; 1 kid 17 or younger stays free
Deluxe Two-Double Room and Deluxe River-View Two-Double Room
Two double beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; kids 17 or younger stay free
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m.
Parking: valet available for $35 per night
Rollaways: available for no additional charge
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets up to 25 lb. may be added for $50 per stay.
Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
Room upgrades: not available
Nearest airport: San Antonio International (SAT; 10 miles)
Shuttle: about $20.25 per person each way from SAT