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Hilton Palacio del Rio

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Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, TX is perfectly located on the San Antonio River Walk. Directly across from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and only 2 blocks from the Alamo and Hemisfair Park. If the River Walk is your primary destination, we are the place to stay. Every room in our hip hacienda-style hotel has a private balcony overlooking the River Walk or downtown San Antonio skyline. We are walking distance to restaurants, bars and shops, with 25 meeting rooms and event spaces including The Pavilion by Hilton. In addition we have 3 on-site outlets for food and beverage: Tex’s Sports Bar (the only sports bar on the San Antonio River Walk), River’s Edge Cafe + Patio Bar and our famous Durty Nelly's Irish Pub. Our historic hotel was built using modular construction in a record 202 days. Opening April 6, 2018, in time for Hemisfair '68 Worlds Fair, we were the first luxury hotel in downtown San Antonio, welcoming guests from all over the world.
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Property amenities
Room service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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River View
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Grade: 100 out of 100
163Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
80Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
100Room tips
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The hotel is beautiful. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The price for breakfast in the room is way overpriced, but there are good options within walking distance to the hotel. The fitness center was well equipped. The pool had a great view.
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This hotel is in a wonderful location...close to just about everything...the room was ok...thought the bed was a bit hard...but it’s the staff that made the experience wonderful...I’ll admit we had a few snafus...shower fan wasn’t working took many calls to the front desk and a
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Response from HiltonTracie, Public Relations Manager at Hilton Palacio del Rio
Responded 8 Jan 2019
Dear lovetoeatout75, Thank you for taking time to write a review. Your comments are appreciated and will be shared with our team members for continued training. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we apologize for the "snafus" but glad we were able to make it right. Your compliment about Rosa in River's Edge will be shared with her and the rest of her team! We hope to see you again next year. Until then, happy New Year and happy travels! Kindest regards, Tracie
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This would have been a good hotel to stay in except they have an over powering, perfume type air freshener blowing through the entire first floor. I repeatedly told the front desk that the smell was causing me asthma attacks and was too strong for people with allergies.
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Response from HiltonTracieA, Public Relations Manager at Hilton Palacio del Rio
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you dkbachmann for taking time to write a review. Your concerns are appreciated and have been shared with our front office team. Please accept our apologies as we hate to learn our guests did not enjoy a 5-star experience they deserve. We appreciate your compliments about our rooms, and happy to hear Engineering Team took care of your bathroom issue in an expeditious manner! Thank you again for staying with us, and we wish you safe travels. Kindest regards, Tracie
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We enjoyed our stay here. It was clean and quiet. Great location to Riverwalk. Received a warm, professional welcome from Israel Gonzales, who hooked us up with some of the best Tex Mex we have ever eaten. He also told us about the light show at the cathedral, which we would
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I spent two nights at the Hilton Palacio del Rio. The location and atmosphere are ideal; the elevator will take you directly to the River Walk. I was at the perfect hotel to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! The hotel is furnished very well and the breakfast is hot and delicious.
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Where do you park if you don't use valet parking?
They offer valet parking which was very slow when I was there. Public parking is 2 blocks away. The hotel valets are parked there.
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Are the river view rooms worth the additional cost?
I would say no. I got a river view room as an "upgrade" because I was an Hhonors Gold member. However, I couldn't even see the river from the room and had to go to the balcony to see the river all the way down...not a great sight and I didn't understand why it was an upgrade.
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is this on the Riverwalk?
yes and every room has a balcony!
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Does this hotel have an airport shuttle?
No. I took a cab to the hotel and it ran about 32 dollars plus tip on the way to the hotel. On my return trip I used UBER and it cost about 15 dollars tip included in price. UBER rates may depend on time of day and demand. Download their app, create a profile with credit card information, and enter your destination. The app will give you the price, description of the vehicle, driver's name and wait time. If I were doing it again... it would be UBER all the way!
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Is parking still $29 for self parking?
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"Ask for a room with a River Walk view."
"Ask to look over River Walk (NOT at water tower!!!)"
"Ask for a room with an updated standing shower. Much nicer than rooms with a standard bathtub shower."
"There's some bars right below this hotel on the riverwalk so you want a higher level room if you don't want to hear people at night."
"You really can't get a bad view with this location."
US$218 - US$477 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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