Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Downtown/Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas

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Pros

  • Great River Walk location, near downtown dining and shopping
  • Located just blocks from the world-famous Alamo
  • Some rooms feature balconies with stunning San Antonio views
  • Modern fitness center
  • Indoor/outdoor pool
  • Tex Mex restaurant and bar with great River Walk views
  • Rooms have flat-screen TVs

Cons

  • Not as updated as other properties in the area
  • Expensive overnight parking fees
  • Loud elevator noise is heard from nearby rooms
  • Fee for Wi-Fi access

Bottom Line

Directly facing Hemisfair Park, the Marriott Riverwalk is conveniently located next to its eponymous waterway, with convenient access to downtown attractions. Although it doesn't feel as opulent as its more business-oriented counterpart nearby, the Marriott Rivercenter, there are some nice features the leisure traveler will appreciate, including rooms with balconies and a cool lobby bar.

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 Scene

This 30-floor, 512-room hotel caters to both leisure and business travelers, with basic amenities that work well for both.

Although not as grand in scale as its sister property, the Marriott Rivercenter, Marriott Riverwalk is still a fairly large facility. The lobby is decorated in sophisticated southwestern decor, with wood accents, tile, warm colors, and a striking light fixture covered in faux candles -- but there's no real seating area, and guests have limited room to lounge. Meeting spaces are on the ground floor. A side door near the bar provides direct access to the pleasant riverside.

 Location

In downtown San Antonio, fronting the Riverwalk and close to shopping, historical attractions and dining

Guests can walk to any of a number of area attractions, including the Alamo, La Villita, the River Walk, and Tower of the Americas. The Rivercenter Mall is nearby.

  • 12-minute-drive to San Antonio International Airport
  • 1-minute-walk to the River Walk
  • 5-minute-walk to Tower of the Americas
  • 5-minute-walk to La Villita park
  • 5-minute-walk to Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
  • 7-minute-walk to the Alamo
  • 15-minute-walk to the Alamodome
  • 15-minute-walk to the King William Historical District

 Rooms

Comfortable yet plainly decorated rooms with basic amenities; some have river-view balconies

Decorated in a warm, southwestern-style decor, the Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk's rooms are comfortable, if a tad generic for an urban high rise. River-facing rooms feature a balcony with outdoor seating.

  • Wired Internet (for a fee)
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Bathrooms feature Paul Mitchell products and granite countertops
  • Mini-fridge and coffeemaker
  • Water-view rooms feature step-out balcony with two chairs
  • Rooms near elevators can be noisy
  • Rooms with double beds are somewhat small, with poor bed layout

 Features

A Tex Mex restaurant, a bar with River Walk views, and a modern fitness center

  • Decent-size lofted-ceiling fitness center with modern cardio and weight equipment
  • Indoor/outdoor swimming pool (though no hot tub; the hotel removed it in 2013)
  • Cactus Flower restaurant featuring Tex Mex and Southwestern cuisine overlooking the River Walk
  • Full bar adjacent to bank of windows along the River Walk with outdoor seating available
  • Starbucks in lobby serves specialty drinks and freshly baked goods
  • Billiards table adjacent to pool area
  • 12,000-square-feet of meeting space in 15 rooms
  • Small business center featuring two computers and a printer
  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms; free Wi-Fi in hotel common areas
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 Bottom Line

Directly facing Hemisfair Park, the Marriott Riverwalk is conveniently located next to its eponymous waterway, with convenient access to downtown attractions. Although it doesn't feel as opulent as its more business-oriented counterpart nearby, the Marriott Rivercenter, there are some nice features the leisure traveler will appreciate, including rooms with balconies and a cool lobby bar.

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Address

  • 889 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Room Types

  • Concierge Level Guest Room
  • Guest Room
  • Larger Guest Room
  • Water View Guest Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 512
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Downtown/Riverwalk, San Antonio
Address: 889 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
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