My stay at the Riverwalk Vista in October was excellent...definitely worth repeating. After reading many Trip Advisor reviews, I was nervous to book, frankly, because of the comments about street noise and crickets, but since I'd heard that the cricket problem had been resolved and I was going to be there on a Thursday night, I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad I did!
The Riverwalk Vista is definitely not a cookie-cutter property. The building has personality and my room (I didn't see any others) was just like the photos. I was in the Depot Vista Queen Suite, which seemed to be about the size of a larger standard room in a nice chain hotel, but the high ceilings gave it a roomy feel (LOVED the tall windows!) and there was PLENTY of space for a lone traveler. It would have had more than enought elbow room for two. The decor was perfect and it was nice to feel like I was coming home when I returned to the Vista at the end of the day. I didn't have any trouble with the street noise...In fact, I kind-of wondered where it was. However, I've never been one to need earplugs at night (must not be a light sleeper) and since my stay was on a Thursday rather than Friday or Saturday, I probably missed the peak. In the morning, the breakfast was very good, as has been mentioned by many others, and the bath products were wonderful!
I do agree that the entrance might be awkward if you have lots of luggage...and if the one or two spaces in front of the entrance are being used, it might take some effort to find a place to park while unloading, but if you're traveling light, you can easily park in the public lot down the street. Or if you're arriving by taxi from the airport, it's even simpler.
I have to compliment the owners and managers on providing such a refreshing and unique place to stay downtown! I hope my business travel brings me back to San Antonio :)
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