I love the boutique style of this hotel and if it's ever available, this is where we stay! Staff is more than accommodating and it's a close walk to Mexican food and a steakhouse without even stepping foot on the river walk. I recommend Valencia to all my friends!
Hotel staff were friendly, willingly to help with anything we needed. Room was spacious, clean, and had a good view of downtown San Antonio. Lots of shopping and good places to eat all within walking distance!
The location was far from restaurants and the hotel had no restaurant available. There was a snack bar with pre-
packaged food but nothing could be ordered for lunch. This was difficult for older guests who could not walk to restaurants and could not get to the water taxis easily. A walkway,without stairs, down to the river or an elevator from the hotel to the river would have helped a great deal. Everyone was nice but not very well informed about where to go or how to get there.
This hotel is walking distance to the Riverwalk which is nice. I reserved a double pool view room. I arrived @ 6 and was given a HC accessible room which wasn't that bad except for the fact that the view was of an exterior wall with a picture on it right next to the pool. Since it was HC accessible the door lead to a hall instead of opening up to the pool area. If it wasn't for the fact that it was raining I would have been upset. Also keep in mind that this hotel charges $20 to park in their garage and even that was crowded and it was difficult to find a spot.
The hotel was really nice and comfortable. Love the Market on Houston that's in the hotel. The room was good. A little small but we didn't spend much time in it anyway. The bed was super comfortable and staff was very friendly.
The languid San Antonio River and its famed River Walk connect many downtown attractions, including the Alamo Plaza and HemisFair Park. Built for the 1968 World’s Fair, HemisFair Park is the site of the 750-foot Tower of the Americas. Visitors, though, won’t forget the Alamo, site of the legendary 1836 battle between Mexican soldiers and Texan secessionists. Nearby, Mexican goods fill El Mercado.