A review of the Omni La Mansion Del Rio, located on the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas
During our recent family vacation to San Antonio, Texas, we stayed at one of the best hotels on the River Walk – the Omni La Mansion Del Rio. This luxury resort, located right on the San Antonio River Walk, offers 338 rooms and suites in gorgeous Spanish colonial-style buildings. The hotel, the former home of Saint Mary’s College, was established as a hotel in 1968, just in time for the San Antonio World’s Fair, and was acquired by Omni in 2006.
I had previously visited the Omni La Mansion Del Rio on a business trip, and really wanted to return with my kids. When we vacationed in San Antonio, I booked the hotel as part of a Southwest Vacation package that we purchased.
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Location of the Omni La Mansion Del Rio
The Omni La Mansion Del Rio is located right on the River Walk, and just steps from popular tourist attractions like the Alamo and the River Boat tours. We walked to most restaurants and shops, so we only needed our car when we ventured out of the River Walk area. If you are planning a family vacation to San Antonio, this is most likely exactly the location where you’ll want to stay.
If you are planning to visit SeaWorld San Antonio during your vacation, you will need to drive there. It’s not located downtown. We did take the car out of valet several times during our trip, but that was easy to do.
Rooms at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio
The Omni La Mansion Del Rio offers a variety of room types, including standard rooms, River Walk view rooms, and suites. We chose to upgrade to a River Walk view room when we purchased our vacation package, and had a corner room in a far section of the hotel. We were on the sixth floor, which meant that our view was a little obstructed by trees. But, since we were high up, we didn’t have to worry about noise. Here’s a little Facebook live video I did showing the view.
While you definitely don’t have to have a River Walk view room, it’s a nice little splurge to have the view.
Rooms come with standard amenities, including a Keurig coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, alarm clock, and flat-screen television. If you are an Omni Select Guest (and you should be, because it’s free), you can get a morning beverage delivered directly to your room in the morning. Select Guests also receive complimentary WiFi (higher speeds are available for a fee, but we never had issues with the WiFi being too slow). My husband and I requested coffee each morning, and it was nice to receive it already made each morning.
Amenities at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio
Although I consider the location to be one of the best reasons to stay at the Omni La Mansion Del Rio, the resort also offers a number of amenities. My kids’ favorite was the outdoor, heated pool, located in a courtyard at the resort.
The pool was moderately crowded on our first day (a Saturday) but then wasn’t very crowded for the remainder of our stay. Towels are available at the pool, and there’s also a pool bar, which was open over the weekend. We ended almost every day of our stay with a little bit of time at the pool. It’s a nice amenity to have available.
The resort also has use of the spa and fitness center at their sister resort, which is just a quick walk across the river. My husband used the fitness center a few times and said that it was never crowded. Don’t be put off by the separate location – it’s very easy to walk there.
The Omni Mansion Del Rio also offers valet parking, a restaurant, a bar, a small coffee shop, a concierge, and turndown service. Each day, they set out a container filled with complimentary coconut agua fresca, which was a nice refreshing treat after a long day sightseeing. My kids were always eager to get a cup before we headed up to the room.