The Westin Riverwalk

 
 
 

About the Hotel: The Westin Riverwalk, a Marriott Bonvoy Category 5 hotel, is located on the River Walk in downtown San Antonio. It is approximately 20 minutes south of San Antonio International Airport.

Parking: There are parking garages across the street, or valet parking on-site. Parking in one of the garages is quite a bit less expensive, but not as convenient.

Executive Lounge: There is no Lounge at this property.

Other Amenities: There is an on-site gym, a swimming pool, and a spa. The pool and spa were closed for maintenance during my stay.

Dining: There is a lobby restaurant and bar on property, but the hotel’s location on the River Walk opens up an unlimited amount of other dining options as well.

Officer Wayfinder’s Review: The Westin Riverwalk was a very nice hotel and the staff was incredibly friendly. Rooms on the River Walk side of the hotel all have balconies overlooking the River Walk. Rooms on the city side of the hotel do not have balconies. Part of the hotel was undergoing exterior maintenance while I was there. I’m not sure if the inside was also going to be renovated, but the hallway carpet and furniture in the rooms seemed slightly dated and in need of a refresh. That said, it was still a very nice, well maintained hotel.

I was a little surprised by the lack of an executive lounge, especially for how luxurious and business traveler centric this hotel seemed. As a Bonvoy Platinum or higher, I received a $20 breakfast credit each morning in the hotel restaurant. That was enough to cover a continental breakfast, but didn’t cover the full breakfast buffet.

Overall this was a good hotel. The location on the River Walk was great, the property itself, though dated, was very nice, and the staff was friendly. In spite of the fact there was no lounge, I would consider staying at the Westin Riverwalk again and recommend it to anyone visiting San Antonio.

I was able to check in online two days before my stay.

I was able to check in online two days before my stay.

The check in process was easy and allowed me to choose my arrival time. I selected noon, and received a message at 9 am on my arrival day that my room was ready.

The check in process was easy and allowed me to choose my arrival time. I selected noon, and received a message at 9 am on my arrival day that my room was ready.

The front entrance to the Westin Riverwalk.

The front entrance to the Westin Riverwalk.

All of the rooms on the River Walk side of the hotel had balconies, but several of them were under construction during my stay.

All of the rooms on the River Walk side of the hotel had balconies, but several of them were under construction during my stay.

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None of the city facing rooms had balconies.

None of the city facing rooms had balconies.

The lobby was luxuriously appointed.

The lobby was luxuriously appointed.

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Spiral staircase leading to some of the board rooms on the second floor.

Spiral staircase leading to some of the board rooms on the second floor.

The hotel was well maintained, but was in need of a refresh. The hallway carpet was a little worn.

The hotel was well maintained, but was in need of a refresh. The hallway carpet was a little worn.

I was upgraded to a larger room. The room was large and the sitting area was great, though the furniture seemed a little dated.

I was upgraded to a larger room. The room was large and the sitting area was great, though the furniture seemed a little dated.

There was a coffee station just inside the door.

There was a coffee station just inside the door.

Some hotels charge for water bottles - not at the Westin Riverwalk.

Some hotels charge for water bottles - not at the Westin Riverwalk.

Another view of the sitting area. One small thing I noticed was a lack of accessible power outlets. Both of the lights were plugged in behind the couch and I had nowhere to charge my computer while sitting on the couch.

Another view of the sitting area. One small thing I noticed was a lack of accessible power outlets. Both of the lights were plugged in behind the couch and I had nowhere to charge my computer while sitting on the couch.

Looking towards the door.

Looking towards the door.

The bed was very comfortable, but there weren’t any easily accessible power outlets next to the bed.

The bed was very comfortable, but there weren’t any easily accessible power outlets next to the bed.

My room could be adjoined with the room next door.

My room could be adjoined with the room next door.

Large TV and desk.

Large TV and desk.

Closet near the bathroom.

Closet near the bathroom.

The bathroom featured both a tub and a walk-in shower.

The bathroom featured both a tub and a walk-in shower.

There was only a single sink in the bathroom, but ample counter space.

There was only a single sink in the bathroom, but ample counter space.

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The shower head was set up like a rain shower and there was a handheld extension.

The shower head was set up like a rain shower and there was a handheld extension.

Different toiletry items.

Different toiletry items.

The Spa was on the 4th floor, just next to the pool and workout room, but it was closed for maintenance.

The Spa was on the 4th floor, just next to the pool and workout room, but it was closed for maintenance.

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Happy hour at the hotel bar.

Happy hour at the hotel bar.

 

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