Riverwalk Plaza - San Antonio, TX

One-Night Stay at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites in San Antonio, TX

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Riverfront Hotel Reflecting Alamo City's History

If you take a stroll along San Antonio’s River Walk, you can essentially trace the city's history. On one end, you'll find the Alamo, the small Spanish mission that became the site of a legendary battle and a symbol of Texas independence. Further up, the 2.5-mile stretch of river is fringed with boutiques and restaurants, which is a small sample of this city's prosperity—San Antonio is America's seventh-largest city by population, and one of its richest.

Down the river and roughly 15 yards south of the River Walk, the Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites displays a decor that nods to San Antonio's past. Poster-size monochrome photographs line guest-floor hallways, chronicling the nearby Franciscan missions, the 1968 World's Fair, and the buildup of downtown.

Most east-facing river-view rooms feature a small balcony where you can view the 750-foot Tower of the Americas or tease pigeons with complimentary Otis Spunkmeyer cookies. Some rooms face the fourth-floor courtyard and heated pool. You can also relax at a lending library in the lobby, stocked with scores of borrowable books, or the Bar-Salona Lounge & Brasserie, which serves New American dinner fare and specialty cocktails. Adjacent to the hotel lobby, Java Plaza opens early and serves breakfast and lunch.

San Antonio, Texas: Historic Missions near Picturesque River Walk

In the late 1920s, architect Robert H. H. Hugman designed an urban park around the San Antonio River—a space he envisioned as an American version of Venice, where people could shop and dine along the waterfront. Completed in 1941, the 2.5-mile River Walk still serves as a vital artery in the heart of San Antonio—it wends its way past cafés, hotels, bars, and shops.

Located one story below street level, the waterway is flanked on either side by stone pathways, quiet waterfalls, and towering cypress trees. The winding River Walk path reveals a few little surprises along the way, such as picturesque restaurants, public art installations, and cardboard cutouts of Davy Crockett. A new extension connects the River Walk to the four-story San Antonio Museum of Art, which houses more than 25,000 sculptures and paintings that range from Roman antiquities to contemporary art.

Also neighboring the River Walk is the Alamo. Thanks to the 1836 battle that made it a symbol of Texas independence, the Alamo has become the most-visited tourist site in the state. It's actually one of five historic Spanish missions clustered around the San Antonio River. The largest, Mission San José, lies just 5 miles south of downtown. Its famed rose window is once again on display following an extensive renovation.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

One-night stay for two

  • Option 1: $75 for a double double room, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $150 value)
  • Option 2: $89 for a king room, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $178 value)
  • Option 3: $90 for a double double room, valid for check-in Friday or Saturday (up to a $180 value)
  • Option 4: $105 for a king room, valid for check-in Friday or Saturday (up to a $210 value)

Book by: 11/16/12
Travel by: 1/31/13

Included in all options:

  • Hot breakfast for two (a $20 value)
  • Parking (a $13 value)

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Heated outdoor courtyard pool
  • Onsite coffee shop, restaurant, and bar
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Complimentary bottled water and pretzels in room
  • Otis Spunkmeyer cookies at check-in
  • Free wireless Internet throughout hotel

The Fine Print

  • Book by 11/16/12 or promo value expires
  • Travel by 1/31/13
  • Not valid 10/05-10/06, 10/12/12-10/13/12, 11/9/12-11/11/12, 11/15/12-11/18/12, 12/4/12-12/8/12, 12/28/12-12/31/12, or 1/4/13-1/5/13
  • Valid only for option bought
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • For weekend stays, 48-hour cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • For weekday stays, must cancel by 4PM on day of scheduled arrival or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking/check-in
  • 16.75% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

In both rooms

  • Refrigerator
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat screen TVs with HBO
  • Digital safe
  • Complimentary bottled water and pretzels daily

Double Double Room

  • Two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for each additional guest 16 or older; kids 15 or younger stay free

King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: included in Groupon
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: smoking rooms available upon request during booking.
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost; subject to availability.

Getting There

  • By plane: 10 miles from San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
  • By shuttle: around $18 one way, $32 round trip
  • By cab: about $30 from SAT

Traveler's Tips

  • Seek out a street box for an issue of Current—San Antonio's cultural weekly paper—for listings on arts events, performances, and new restaurant openings.
  • Request a balcony room for views of the San Antonio River and the Tower of the Americas.
  • Walk the halls of the sixth floor to see photos of the 1968 HemisFair, including shots of the construction of the Tower of the Americas.

Customer Reviews

Location, nice staff
Christine C. · April 1, 2014
Service was great and room was nice.
Petra B. · February 16, 2013
convenience and price
Elizabeth R. · February 7, 2013
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