Omni La Mansion Del Rio Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Downtown/Riverwalk, San Antonio, Texas

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Pros

  • Pleasant Spanish Colonial vibe and decor
  • Downtown location close to the action and right on the River Walk
  • One of the city’s best hotel restaurants, Las Canarias
  • Some rooms have private balconies overlooking the river
  • Lively outdoor pool area with entertainment
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Modern marble baths with fluffy cotton robes
  • Charming wood-framed French doors and exposed brick in rooms
  • Kid-friendly amenities such as free toys and milk and cookies

Cons

  • Rooms are not as large as at other comparable hotels
  • Spa and fitness center are off-site at sister hotel
  • Expensive valet parking only
  • Wi-Fi only free for Select Guest members (but joining is free)
  • Alarm clocks only; no iPod docks

Bottom Line

The Spanish Colonial architecture of the Omni La Mansion del Rio gives the upscale hotel a relaxed hacienda feel. The vibe is carried on in one of the city's best hotel restaurants, Las Canarias, as well as mariachi performances at the comfortable and lively heated outdoor pool. Some guests may miss the presence of an on-site spa and fitness center, but these are found just across the River Walk, within five minutes’ walking distance, at its sister hotel, the Mokara Hotel & Spa.

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 Scene

Feels like walking into a charming old Spanish Colonial home

Be prepared to see some outstanding architectural features as you enter this hotel by the San Antonio River Walk -- arched doorways lead to the hotel lobby and a winding wrought iron staircase. And the rooms themselves offer the same feel, with antique-style furnishings, exposed brick, and beamed ceilings.

The ground level patio pool, located just beyond the lobby in the lush courtyard, is lively (and sometimes loud). Guests can catch a mariachi band, a limbo contest, or a family-friendly movie here, depending on the night.

 Location

Right on San Antonio’s famed River Walk with a number of excellent restaurants nearby and close to tourist attractions

The Omni La Mansion Del Rio is one of many hotels right on the city's famed River Walk. Nearby you'll find lots of great restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.

San Antonio offers lots of activities for families, with the San Antonio Zoo, Sea World of Texas, dude ranches, and water parks. If golf is your thing, you can pick from more than 25 area golf courses (there is one just four miles from the hotel).

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

 Rooms

Spacious and classic with beamed ceilings and charming Spanish details

Exposed brick, wood-beamed ceilings, and French doors against soothing earth tones create a serene vibe in the hotel's 338 rooms and suites.

  • Exposed brick and beamed ceilings
  • Earth-toned decor and great details such as French doors
  • Marble countertops in bathrooms
  • Coffeemaker with free coffee and tea; well-stocked mini-bar
  • Flat-screen TV with cable
  • All river-view rooms have a private balcony overlooking the beautiful River Walk
  • Deluxe rooms offer views of pool, courtyard, or city

 Features

Heated outdoor pool is a plus, though fitness center and spa are located across the river

  • Sizable heated courtyard swimming pool with comfy lounge chairs and poolside bar
  • Decent business center on ground floor
  • Wi-Fi only free to Select Guest members (though joining is free)
  • Fun poolside activities include mariachi band and limbo contests
  • Top-notch fitness center and spa found across the street at Mokara, La Mansion’s sister property
  • Omni Sensational Kids program provides free toys, books, milk, and cookies
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 Food

One of the city’s best restaurants, plus a handful of other cafe and bar options on-site

  • Las Canarias serves up refined American dishes such as warm spinach salad, Chateaubriand and Creekstone braised beef. Indoor dining room and a River Walk-facing patio seating available.
  • Fun Margarita Bar with delicious drinks
  • El Colegio, once the library of St. Mary’s College, now houses the lively lobby bar
  • Morsels, just off the lobby, sells coffee, espresso beverages, pastries and sandwiches.
  • Poolside bar during limited hours
  • Rooftop Cafe during limited hours
  • Room service until late
  • Several nearby restaurants within walking distance

 Bottom Line

The Spanish Colonial architecture of the Omni La Mansion del Rio gives the upscale hotel a relaxed hacienda feel. The vibe is carried on in one of the city's best hotel restaurants, Las Canarias, as well as mariachi performances at the comfortable and lively heated outdoor pool. Some guests may miss the presence of an on-site spa and fitness center, but these are found just across the River Walk, within five minutes’ walking distance, at its sister hotel, the Mokara Hotel & Spa.

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Address

  • 112 College Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Room Types

  • Ambassador Riverview Superior Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Petite Room
  • Riverview Superior Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 338
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Downtown/Riverwalk, San Antonio
Address: 112 College Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
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