A great stay at the Contessa!
After securing last minute tickets for the NBA western championship game I had to scramble to find a hotel in San Antonio. I knew I wanted to stay on the Riverwalk. After perusing Expedia I chose the Contessa. The room before taxes was $141 a night, quite a deal as most of the luxury hotels such as the Contessa are usually well into the 200-300. Naturally the overnight Valet service was $36 but again that is quite standard these days.
Upon arrival the valets were most efficient and friendly. The front desk as well. Our room was ready at 2 which was a nice surprise.
The hotel itself is beautiful, gorgeous artwork everywhere. The suite was fabulous, beautifully appointed.
Location perfect. Las Ramblas, the restaurant/bar on the river level was great. We sat outside and had a nice lunch, including great $5 margaritas (Happy Hour) the BLT made with fried green tomatoes.
Happily our basketball team, the Golden State Warriors, won the game and clinched a spot in the finals. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.