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Hilton Palacio del Rio

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Hilton Palacio del Rio in San Antonio, TX is perfectly located on the San Antonio River Walk. Directly across from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and only 2 blocks from the Alamo and Hemisfair Park. If the River Walk is your primary destination, we are the place to stay. Every room in our hip hacienda-style hotel has a private balcony overlooking the River Walk or downtown San Antonio skyline. We are walking distance to restaurants, bars and shops, with 25 meeting rooms and event spaces including The Pavilion by Hilton. In addition we have 3 on-site outlets for food and beverage: Tex’s Sports Bar (the only sports bar on the San Antonio River Walk), River’s Edge Cafe + Patio Bar and our famous Durty Nelly's Irish Pub. Our historic hotel was built using modular construction in a record 202 days. Opening April 6, 2018, in time for Hemisfair '68 Worlds Fair, we were the first luxury hotel in downtown San Antonio, welcoming guests from all over the world.
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Property amenities
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free Internet
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Paid Internet
Paid Wifi
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
169Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
83Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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From phenomenal to disaster in twelve months...I can't tell you how many times I've been a guest in this iconic hotel, but it's at least thirty times in my thirty eight years. Last year at this time I was blown away by the world class customer service throughout my stay, but
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Response from HiltonTracieA, Public Relations Manager at Hilton Palacio del Rio
Responded yesterday
Dear Sterling_Allen Thank you for taking time to share a review with us. This is not typical of a guest stay at our hotel, and we appreciate your comments. Both our Director and Assistant Director of Front Office will continue open communication with you until a resolution is found. We greatly appreciate you being a Hilton Honors member and thank you for choosing to stay with us. Kindest regards, Tracie
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San Antonio is one of our favorite destinations for a Texas Road trip – we have been to this underrated city in Texas a few times and every time there is always something new to discover. While you can’t go wrong with any of the the properties on the River Walk – there are quiet
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Response from HiltonTracie, Public Relations Manager at Hilton Palacio del Rio
Responded 20 Nov 2018
Dear OutsideSuburbia, Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write a review. Your feedback is appreciated, and will be shared with our Food & Beverage Team members. And very recently San Antonio ranked #10 in winter travel destinations and Best U.S. City Ranking according to Travel & Leisure. San Antonio welcomes more than 20 million overnight leisure visitors annually, and it’s because we continue to maintain a timeless appeal. Until we see you again, we wish you happy travels and happy holidays! Kindest regards, Tracie
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We rented 2 connected rooms for family. We are from Texas, but had family visiting. It was the perfect location to see and experience the riverwalk. It was easy to find and close to many attractions on the riverwalk. Great restaurant downstairs. Elegant hotel!
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From the time we decided to go back to our original honeymoon destination in October of 2018 the Hilton staff could not have been nicer in helping us celebrate by returning to where it all started 45 years ago. The played it all up so well, especially since this hotel is
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My husband and I attended the rodeo and stayed here. Phillip at the front desk delivered outstanding service as did the valet. As a matter of fact, all of the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Property is nice and beds comfortable. Room was spotless. Great value for
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The supposedly clean tub.
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They offer valet parking which was very slow when I was there. Public parking is 2 blocks away. The hotel valets are parked there.
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I would say no. I got a river view room as an "upgrade" because I was an Hhonors Gold member. However, I couldn't even see the river from the room and had to go to the balcony to see the river all the way down...not a great sight and I didn't understand why it was an upgrade.
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is this on the Riverwalk?
yes and every room has a balcony!
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No. I took a cab to the hotel and it ran about 32 dollars plus tip on the way to the hotel. On my return trip I used UBER and it cost about 15 dollars tip included in price. UBER rates may depend on time of day and demand. Download their app, create a profile with credit card information, and enter your destination. The app will give you the price, description of the vehicle, driver's name and wait time. If I were doing it again... it would be UBER all the way!
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"Find another hotel."
"To avoid late night riverwalk noise get a room facing away"
"River view is a nice side. Lower rooms have better view of river. (We were on the 17th, but it was still nice.)"
"Select a room with a view of the River Walk"
"away from elevators facing the river"
US$ 218 - US$ 499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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