Omni La Mansion Del Rio is the perfect place to stay on the famous San Antonio river walk with an onsite pool, restaurant, and bar.

Omni La Mansion Del Rio on the San Antonio Riverwalk

Omni La Mansion Del Rio on the San Antonio River Walk

Omni La Mansion Del Rio is the perfect hotel in San Antonio for those wanting to stay right on the river walk. This historic hotel was built in 1852 and was St. Mary’s boy’s college before it was turned into a hotel in 1968. It’s been an Omni property since 2006. Fun Fact: They have the only free-standing staircase in San Antonio.

My favorite part of this hotel is the location. This hotel is close to essentially everything on the riverwalk and the Alamo. So, you have loads of restaurants and shopping within just a short walk down the river. It’s a short drive to the Pearl area and downtown.

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My room had a balcony overlooking the river walk. Each morning I sat out there to people watch and enjoy my cup of coffee. There is a Keurig coffee maker in the room and they supplied me with lots of coffee! Living in Portland has given me quite the coffee addiction. There is also a nice mini bar aka refreshment center. One of my favorite things in the refreshment center were Pez Dispensers. Had my kids been with me they would have loved these! I noticed that the minibar featured lots of Texas things like Dr. Pepper, Big Red, and Texas brittle.

watching the parade from out balcony at Omni La Mansion

During my stay there happened to be a Mardi Gras boat parade down the river. Instead of standing around like everyone else, we went up to our room and watched from the balcony. (There were chairs, but instead, we sat on the floor. I don’t know why.)
Mardi Gras boat Parade on the San Antonio river walk

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Omni La Mansion Del Rio pool - San Antonio hotel on the river walkSwimming Pool

My second favorite thing about this hotel was the saltwater swimming pool. I sat out here one day and loved getting some sun! I suggest not going out to the pool until later in the day, sometime after 12:00 PM. If you go any earlier, there will probably not be any sun hitting the area yet.

At night there are fire pits lit up that are nice to sit around with a cocktail. If you do not want to sit outside to drink you can stay inside. This hotel property has an onsite bar.img 7665 1

Hotel Bar – El Colegio

The hotel bar, El Colegio was originally the Dean’s office and still has the original fireplace. The menus are library books and they offer a happy hour from 3 – 7 PM. I found this to be the perfect place to kill some time while my friends were still busy getting ready. Skip the house margaritas, they are way too salty. Small bites are available like marinated, spiced olives, rosemary & sea salt Marcona almonds, cheeseburgers, spicy chicken wings, and chipotle lime rock shrimp tacos. My friend had the mac and cheese and raved about it.

Omni La Mansion Del RioDeluxe Two Bed Room

My room was nice. It was a room with two beds, a balcony, and a river walk view. There were two robes in the closet, which is always a nice amenity. The nightstand in between the beds had outlets running along the side of it. I loved that feature. I was able to plug-in everything! The bathroom had a bathtub.

Presidential Suite

Sadly the Presidential Suite was not my room, but they let me tour it. Here are photos of the 1900 sqft room! As you can see it’s beautiful.Omni La Mansion Presidential Suite

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Omni La Mansion Del Rio Presidential Suite

During my stay here I did a Facebook Live video. You can see the full tour of the Presidential suite towards the end of the video!

Awesome Staff

Last but not least I have to mention the staff. I encountered a lot of the staff during my visit for some reason and every single person I encountered was kind, helpful, and friendly.

Other Hotel info:

  • Non-smoking luxury hotel
  • 338 guest rooms and suites
  • Las Canarias restaurant known for the finest hand-made margaritas on the River Walk and they have a Sunday Brunch on the River Walk
  • Luxurious Forbes Four-Star Spa and world-class fitness center located at companion property, Mokara Hotel & Spa  right across the river
  • More than 18,000 square feet of meeting and event space

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The Omni La Mansion Del Rio is an awesome place to stay right on the Riverwalk.