Thanks to several helpful TripAdvisor reviews, we were able to have an incredible Riverwalk hotel experience. The Omni La Mansion del Rio was the best hotel, location, and experience because of the prep work.
First, we used biddingtraveler.com to determine how much to bid on priceline.com, so we paid less than $100/night. Secondly, we went to the hotel website, hovered on the Loyalty tab, and clicked "Join Now". This gave us a free bottle of water on arrival, free drinks in the morning, and free Internet. We were also given the opportunity to choose our room preference (corner). This allowed us to have two balconies, one overlooking a courtyard and the other overlooking the street. Third, we used the in-room provided white noise machine to block the notable street noise (it's located behind the tv monitor). We are very light sleepers, but we were never awakened by noise. Also lovely are the double curtains that completely block out the light. Had we not made other plans, we would have been quite content to spend the day in the room. :)
While the Omni is an older hotel, the updates are classy, the bed is comfy, and the location perfect. We were completely charmed. Best of all, you can walk out of the hotel restaurant directly onto the Riverwalk.More
- Free Wifi