Omni La Mansion del Rio Review

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1018 Family Reviews
112 College Street, San Antonio TX 78205
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Editor’s Review of Omni La Mansion del Rio

Sure, it's easy to find a quality, family-friendly hotel along the River Walk in San Antonio -- there are plenty. But if you're looking for an authentic experience in one of the country's oldest cities and a memorable family vacation like no other, look no further than the Omni La Mansion (la-mahn-see-own) del Rio.

The grand property, an icon along San Antonio's River Walk, traces back to 1852, when four brothers decided to build a local school. The building thrived as St. Mary's School until 1924, when it was named St. Mary's College. It then operated as St. Mary's University School of Law from 1934 to 1966. In 1966, the building's story came full circle -- it was purchased and opened as a hotel by two former students. Omni Hotels and
... more Resorts acquired the property in 2006.

While the hotel no longer resembles a school -- only a historic-building-turned-luxury-hotel -- guests are able to catch a glimpse of its storied past via complimentary historic tours. It's equally enjoyable to explore the charming hotel on your own, though, meandering through the courtyard, listening to a live mariachi band by the pool, eating at one of the top-notch restaurants, or simply relaxing on the balcony in your room as you take in the breathtaking views of the River Walk below.

Fun Fact: Selena Quintanilla, the singer who inspired the self-titled movie, "Selena," got engaged on a bridge just outside the hotel. Jennifer Lopez and John Ceda recreated the scene in the 1997 film on the same bridge, dubbed
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Our Editor Loves
  • Historic hotel
  • Onsite dining
  • Location on River Walk
Family Interests
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Theme Parks
Family Amenities
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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Rooms

The hotel features a total of 338 guestrooms and suites. All rooms tout a style that's undeniably Spanish Colonial, with wood-beamed ceilings and marble bathrooms that transport guests to historic San Antonio. Yet, the hotel's guestrooms have all the necessities a modern family needs -- mini-bars, coffeemakers, robes and flat-screen TVs. ADA-accessible rooms are available, as well, as are cribs and rollaway beds upon request.

Deluxe Rooms
These rooms span 300 square feet, and offer one king or two double beds. Guests enjoy a view of the pool, courtyards or city.

Premier River View Rooms
These rooms are similar to Deluxe Rooms, offering one king or two double beds, but they also feature balconies overlooking Paseo del Rio or better yet, the River Walk.

River View Ambassador Rooms
These rooms are 400 square feet in size and offer a living room with a pull-out sofa. They also feature French doors that lead to a balcony overlooking San Antonio's charming River Walk.

Navarro Suite
This room sleeps four (or five with a rollaway bed or crib), with a king bed housed in a separate bedroom and a pull-out sofa in the living room.

Hospitality Parlor Suites
Enjoy 800 square feet of space in the Hospitality Parlor Suites that overlook the River Walk. They also feature dining tables for six and living areas with pull-out sofas. These suites typically sleep four or five guests.

Presidential Suite
This is the crème de la crème of the Omni La Mansion del Rio, and the setting for an unforgettable experience in San Antonio. The 1,900-square-foot room features a dining room for six, a spacious living area, and two balconies from which you can gaze upon the River Walk. The beautiful master bedroom is a treat for parents, who enjoy a canopy bed and large bathroom with a soaking tub, dry sauna and shower. This room can easily connect to two additional rooms for children and/or extended family.

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