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Riverwalk Vista
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

My husband and I are enjoying our 4th visit to the Vista. The innkeepers are personable and professional; Catherine and Patty continue to take care of guests in an unobtrusive way. Because the inn is in downtown San Antonio, there is traffic noise all hours. The heavy drapes and heat/ac system mask the sounds from the street.
You can walk along the riverwalk for miles, or to Market Square, or to
the King William historic district, etc. Because of the hispanic, German, and "cowboy" cultures here, just about everyone can find places of
interest! A trolley system is easy to use, too.
Other guests' raves of the breakfasts at the inn are valid - this morning
we enjoyed breakfast mini- empanadas ( fried pies), scones, sliced fruit: pineapple, cantaloupe, red grapefruit, and oranges, plus hard boiled eggs,
and coffee. There is always an assortment of dry cereal, bagels, yogurt,
fruit juice, pastries,fresh fruit, milk, coffee, and tea every morning.
The rooms are comfortable, with a perfect mix of historic pieces and
modern conveniences. We never hear sounds from other guest rooms : )
Not in order of importance - the location, ambience, value, and staff make
the Riverwalk Vista the perfect San Antonio lodging choice !

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Pat880
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

As we were told, our hotel room was supposed to be "really quiet." Well, it ain't; not even close. There is continuous noise and sounds. Before we made the reservation we asked repeatedly about the noise level and we were told that it is quiet. Of course the fact they have white noise machines, even in their most quiet rooms, along with ear-plugs should say something. The charm of the rooms and facilities is undoubtedly high, but the noise is also high. Also, the entrance to the hotel is filthy, with papers and wrappers strewn all over the place. For what one pays to be in this hotel, it is not worth it. I am disappointed.

Room Tip: if you need a quiet environment to sleep, please select another hotel. Even their "most quiet" room is noisy.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Cali40rn1a
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RiverwalkVista, Manager at Riverwalk Vista, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write this review on the evening you checked-in at the Riverwalk Vista. We do appreciate your input. We offered to help find different accommodations at another hotel without charging the guest for the nights they have booked. He declined and said they love it here. Perhaps it was a hectic travel day for them and once they were settled in they felt different. They even brought business associates up for a tour of their room and the common areas. The Riverwalk Vista is located in a prime location; we are a few steps from all the major tourist attractions which is a huge attraction for all our guests.

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

We stayed at the Riverwalk Vista Inn for New Year's, and it is just too charming for words! While the outside of the hotel looks a bit dodgy, sandwiched as it is between a McDonald's and a Subway (the reason that I didn't give it 5 stars), the interior is wonderful: wood floors, high ceilings, great service, cookies and cocoa at 3 PM, a glass of wine at 5 PM, and close to all of the major attractions! We were just across the street from access to the Riverwalk, and less than ten minutes from both the Alamo and the Tower of the Americas. Very cozy, very welcoming, very much a great place from which to explore San Antonio.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank melissa992
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

This may be a great place for you...or if you are bothered by noise not so much. Personally we like the ambiance of a place much more that slight inconvenience. The Riverwalk Vista is an old 1800's warehouse converted to a 20 room hotel. Real downtown and directly across the street from the Riverwalk. The age of the building is very neat. Wood floors and doors. Old furniture that shows the wear and tear of time. A very comfortable bed. Flat screen tv. A modern bathroom with tile floor and walkin shower. Robes. A very good breakfast prepared in the kitchen each morning. Excellent host or hostess. Cookies at 3. Wine from 5 to 8. Easy walking distance to all downtown locations. All in all just a very neat place. Go to Googlearth and take a look at the building and location. Yes there was some street noise but the location and facilities greatly took away any inconvenience that caused.

Room Tip: There may be some rooms further from the street. If this will be a problem just call them and ask.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tom R
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

The location is perfect. A block from the Alamo, right across the street from the riverwalk, and a few blocks from the bars. Atmosphere is very comfortable and the staff goes out of their way; from cookies and wine in the evenings to home cooked breakfasts. There is no on site parking but there is a public parking garage less than a block away at $15 per night. I will stay here when I am in San Antonio again.

Room Tip: Stayed in the standard room and was more than enough space for two people.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank karsen76
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