Taking a solo trip AKA a momcation has always been on my mind, but I’ve always been too chicken to actually do it. That is until I was presented with the opportunity to head to San Antonio, Texas for a conference. I spent two nights at the Hotel Contessa – Suites on Riverwalk. It’s a beautiful four star, all-suite luxury hotel located on San Antonio’s famed Riverwalk.

The San Antonio Riverwalk is steps outside of Hotel Contessa.

The Room

Hotel Contessa has two types of suites available: king and two double beds. For this solo trip, I had a King Suite. It was spacious! When you first enter the room, there’s a living area with full-sized sofa beds and a large screen television.

Hotel Contessa King Suite Living Room.

There’s also a space to have a sitdown meal. The mini fridge is hidden in cabinets. For people like me that are traveling strictly for work, you would appreciate the granite top desk and work area in the living room. Yes, the entire hotel has Wi-Fi. As a full-time working, blogging mama I know how important it is to have Wi-Fi while away. If you don’t like working in your room, the business center is 24-hours and offers complimentary printing service.

Hotel Contessa King Suite Living Room.

From the living room, there is a short corridor with the closet and bathroom to the right and the bedroom to the left. I wish my room had views of the Riverwalk. However, I loved the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Downtown San Antonio. The room was clean. The bed was comfy. And I had a king-sized bed all to myself. I could finally get some much-needed rest.

Hotel Contessa Amenities

Proximity to the Riverwalk isn’t all that the hotel offers. Onsite, there is a restaurant, Las Ramblas serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also the Cork Bar,  where guests can enjoy specialty cocktails, wine, and beer.

Hotel Contessa San Antonio Riverwalk Amenities
Free Coffee is set out each morning.

Hotel Contessa – Suites on Riverwalk is in an Excellent Location

Situated right on the San Antonio’s famed Riverwalk, Hotel Contessa is in the perfect location. Whether you are traveling solo like me or visiting with family, you will love being able to access the Riverwalk from the hotel, where you can ride the Riverwalk Water Trolley or dine at the riverside restaurants. The hotel was also within walking distance to shopping and The Alamo Mission.

The Alamo Mission

During my two night stay at Hotel Contessa, I walked to The Alamo, but it was closed by the time I reached, and then hopped on a City Sightseeing Tour. As you know, City Sightseeing Tours are my favorite ways to see a city for the first time. You get history lessons, a break from walking, and see many of San Antonio’s landmarks.

This is a 110-year-old Victorian home. It’s supposedly haunted. Oldest Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) post in San Antonio. It is currently a beer garden.



Overall, my two-night stay at Hotel Contessa Suites was great. I would return for a solo visit or with my family. More than likely, it would be with my family because I don’t think they’re going to be too happy with me going away again without them. Haha!

Have you visited San Antonio? If so, what’s your favorite thing to do?

Hotel Contessa
306 W Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Phone: (210) 229-9222

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Kim is a 30 something Brooklyn, NY native, currently enjoying Long Island suburban life with her husband and 8-year-old daughter, Chloe as they await the arrival of her sister in February 2020. She not only works full-time and is a freelance makeup artist, but also shares her love for the things that she finds beautiful: her love of family, travel, cars, and makeup and skincare on Beauty and the Bump NYC. In addition to that, she is a writer for A Girl's Guide to Cars. Now, if that wasn’t enough, she also took on the role of class parent for her daughter's 3rd-grade class. These are all tough jobs, but somehow, she gets it all done with style, grace, and of course, beauty.