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About our Hotel

Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: SAN ANTONIO
  • Distance From Hotel: 1.0MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-05:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 21

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  • Number of Rooms:5
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

The Children's Museum
Distance From Hotel:0.05MI
Historic Market Square
Distance From Hotel:0.1MI
Spanish Governor's Palace
Distance From Hotel:0.1MI
The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
Distance From Hotel:0.3MI



  • Number of parking spaces:55
  • Car Parking Available
  • Daily Self Offsite Parking: $10.00 USD Onsite Parking: $16.00 USD Guests are limited to one vehicle per guest room. No over sized vehicles please. Parking Fees May Apply.
  • Daily Parking Fee ( 16.00  USD)


Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas



  • Total number of rooms:82
  • Total number of suites:8
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:27
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:82
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:5
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:5
  • FEMA Property Number:TX5156

Exciting San Antonio River Walk Hotel

Experience the historic ambiance and friendly service of Holiday Inn Express San Antonio – River Walk Hotel, located downtown in the newly renovated 1878 Bexar County Jail building.

Our San Antonio, TX hotel is your gateway to the city's most iconic attractions. We're situated in walking distance to the scenic River Walk, the Alamo, Rivercenter Mall and the Alamodome. Event attendees also enjoy a quick half-mile trip to the Henry B.
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Exciting San Antonio River Walk Hotel

Experience the historic ambiance and friendly service of Holiday Inn Express San Antonio – River Walk Hotel, located downtown in the newly renovated 1878 Bexar County Jail building.

Our San Antonio, TX hotel is your gateway to the city's most iconic attractions. We're situated in walking distance to the scenic River Walk, the Alamo, Rivercenter Mall and the Alamodome. Event attendees also enjoy a quick half-mile trip to the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. Hop the famous trolley for an effortless ride to attractions such as the Tower of the Americas and the IMAX® Theater.

While great for leisure, we also benefit our business guests. A centrally located San Antonio hotel in downtown, we're located near Valero Energy, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, Boeing and Fort Sam Houston. The benefits continue on-site, with free high-speed Internet and a 24-hour business center.

Whether business trips, family vacations or romantic getaways in San Antonio, TX, our freshly appointed rooms welcome you. Upgraded amenities like our Kohler showerheads and sumptuous triple-sheeted beds promise restful slumber. You'll find lots to love throughout our River Walk hotel: a sparkling pool, fitness center and Express Start® Breakfast Bar every morning. Stay better and save more with our San Antonio hotel deals.

A refreshing stay in the heart of it all – that's Holiday Inn Express Riverwalk Area hotel!

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Our historic jail building is the closest Express to the Riverwalk, Convention Center and Market Square located in the center of Downtown. A Via Trolley stops adjacent to hotel on Houston and Commerce every ten minutes at $1.10 per ride. Enjoy San Antonio with us!

Guest Reviews

Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 209 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BAD EXPERIENCE twice had cockroaches in the bathtub. cleaning did not make it on Monday 15th and we had to make the bed. I will notify the person on duty desk (a man) definitely I'll not return to this hotel when visiting San Antonio to staying again. In fact, Not would recommend. Edith A. September 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice hotel Main issue I had with our room was a bad smell from the bathroom. I did mention it to front desk staff and maintenance man checked it out. However, he suffers from allergies and could not smell anything. My husband determined that it was the shower curtain with funky smell. Aside from that, our stay was nice. Loved the breakfast buffet and the fact that kids eat free. Definite plus!! We shall return....... September 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good location Real good service. Location of the hotel is excellent. Breakfast was great. Only downfall was the airconditioning, the room was too damp we felt like we were sleeping in a wet bed. September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by buisness stay excellent service from Tonja and April for having a great staff working at the counter September 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good area I loved the shuttle service and the location of the hotel. The staff was nice and friendly. The only thing I didn't like was the room was so humid the carpet felt wet. Overall good experience. September 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Long Weekend Escape This is a great location for a San Antonio getaway, especially for families. Despite the fact that the ice machine on my floor was out of order, and that there was warm but not hot water for the bathroom, the experience was pleasant and the staff friendly and responsive. September 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor service Two couples with adjoining rooms both had no towels, our phone worked if you wiggled the cord. The couple in the adjoining room didn't even have a phone. The front door to our friends room was inoperable so they had to come in our room to get to theirs! Great for families!! September 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Experience! This hotel is wonderful! We really enjoyed our stay. Steve the van driver is definitely an asset to the hotel. September 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Efficient front desk On my recent visit to San Antonio Holiday Inn Market Square I found the frond desk staff to be very efficient. Check in and check out was smooth September 9, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Nice staff Just not what you would expect from Holiday Inn, even less than you would expect from a Holiday Inn Express. Rooms are a little outdated and carpet needs to be removed and replaced(musty odor). Pool area is nice. Housekeeping lacks a bit but if you can catch them in the hallway all is good. September 8, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Due for an upgrade. Stayed at this location twice since mid-July while on business in SA. Had issues each time. The first time, the Wi-Fi signal was very weak and spotty in my room. There was also an issue where I didn't have hot water for a full day -- they said that was a temporary problem though and was fixed (and it was). The second time, I had no Wi-Fi signal in the room whatsover. Also was on a first-floor room and had a lot of cockroaches on the floor of the room (probably 3-4 at a time for a couple of days). Overall the hotel is old, musty, and due for an upgrade. I won't be back. I've since stayed in the Holiday Inn down on Riverwalk, which is more expensive but far better quality for the price difference, and I would recommend checking there. September 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ojalá y revisen sus instalaciones El internet solo funciono en el lobby, en la habitación nunca pudimos conectarnos. Las habitaciones son sumamente oscuras, apenas tienen 3 lámparas que no alcanzan a iluminar bien, por lo que todo el tiempo se está en penumbra. El agua en los baños es más fría tirando a tibia, nunca calentó bien. No hay letrero indicando si el agua del lavabo es potable, o en su defecto poner botellas con agua purificada en la habitación. Al andar descalzo en la habitación termina con los pies negros, ojalá y le dieran una buena lavada a las alfombras. September 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by disappointed with the cleanliness explained earlier explained earlier explained earlier explained earlier explained earlier explained earlier explained earlier September 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Clean Hotel and Good Experience Free wifi does not always work. Also, housekeeping can tend to be very loud walking up and down the hallways at night. However, hotel was clean, updated, and welcoming. Perfect location in downtown San Antonio! Despite our dilemmas, we would consider staying at this location again! September 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good value for the area Beds were comfortable. Service was acceptable. Entire hotel is in need of renovation. Paint and all finishing is in poor condition. Needs a face lift. September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Room nice. Service and food in restaurant awful. One waitress who was new tried to handle everything. Needed extensive training and told this to the Manager of the Restaurant. Did not go back for any meals there and will not in the future. Not up to Holiday Inn standards in any way. Manager did not charge for my meal which I appreciated although it did not make up for the rudeness which my husband and I experienced from the waitress. Was told by Manager that he had fired the other waitress and he was trying to make up the difference. It didn't work! Suggested to him that the waitress receive training before waiting on any other customers. All tables were dirty when we arrived. She failed to turn my order in after having told me I could not order bread with my omelet! It goes on and on. Bad, bad experience. Have been a "priority club" member since 1987. This was the worst experience Yet! September 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by holiday nice place, easy to get to Alamo etc, however staff never mentioned shuttle bus August 31, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by not happy Not on my list for future reservations. The attitude of the manager on duty was not what I expected. August 30, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by restrooms the lobby restrooms needed attention, the lighting in the guest room is dark. outlets hard to locate August 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 everything excellent except hot water and hot tub Wonderful stay, except no hot water and hot tub broken. August 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hotel Stay Great service and comfortable bed. The location was easy access to all the main attractions river walk, restaurants... Easy access to all major freeways and interstates. August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by comfortable bed great experience> second time staying there. highly recommend it. August 25, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gold Member never returning to IHG I stayed at this location a while back and swore I would never return. The first stay involved a nasty, dirty room and teenagers running up and down the hall all day and night. My second stay was only because this location is the only location that would allow me to use points for my stay. Although, it was somewhat quieter on this stay apparently I traded that for 3 days worth of cold showers. The only answer I ever received was "engineering is working on it, it will be fixed this afternoon" that was on day one. The remaining days consisted of "well, I haven't talked to engineering, so I don't know". My job requires me to travel approximately 100 nights a year and I have spent my last one at an IHG property. August 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Great Place No Hot Water Enjoyed my stay and served its purpose. Clean rooms, clean bathrooms and very spacious. I loved the entire experience aside from the fact that the water heater for the entire hotel was out for the whole week! There is nothing like going on vacation with long days and not being able to take a hot shower at the end of the day. The day we checked out was the day the hotel was able to have maintenance respond to the issue accordingly. However, this did not help my particular issue. The staff was very courteous and responsive. They only charged me 2/5 nights for the inconvenience. I would stay there again, nicely located off the freeway and near downtown without being in the heart of it. Great place, no hot water. August 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sleepless night: useless air condition Be sure to ask to see your room first. Ours was in very poor condition. Stains on roof and wall from what looked like a water leak. The room was very humid...sheets felt wet. Air condition was incredibly noisy regardless of how we set it and it DID NOT WORK! We were extremely disappointed in the overall appearance of the hotel...carpeting throughout was dirty and musty, garbage in hallways, elevators was old, worn and dirty. I felt like I was in the slums until going to the front lobby which was only part of the hotel that looked maintained. The pool, though large needs a serious coat of paint thus is not very inviting. After complaining, we received a nights stay for free but to be honest, I would have rather moved hotels and pay the extra money. Had we not had to leave for the airport at 4 am we would most certainly have switched hotels! Can't believe this place is a Holiday Inn! A disappointed Canadian! August 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome Staff I loved my stay here, had fun in SA during the day and relaxed during the night. Everything was nice exept the staff, I have to say they were exeptional!! Anything I needed was given to me, early check in, late check out, extra bed, more shampoo, you name it. Would recommend to all "non picky" people wanting to rest. August 20, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rude Management The Manager on Duty when we checked in was rude. The hotel was part of the Kid Vacation week promoted by the city and they decided to schedule the maintenance of the pool that week. The Restaurant staff was awesome. We were going to leave the hotel after just one night because we were not happy with the hotel. But the awesome service we received from all the staff at the restaurant, specially Gina, was what changed our mind. They made us feel welcomed. They showed that they cared about what we needed or wanted. August 18, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by needs remodeled needs remodeled desperately, wall paper falling off and cracks in the shower. Not to mention when I checked in they gave me an occupied room. August 18, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Great service, bad room conditions Maybe the worst room conditions of all Holiday Inn hotels.... August 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Really bad hotel, even worse than a motel !!! The worst hotel we ever stayed. The room is very damp. When we open the door, we can smell a very bad damp smell. There are a lot of bugs in the bathroom. And there is no exhaust fan in the bathroom. I think that's why the room is so damp. When we ask the font-desk to change the room. His attitude is very bad. He said there is no room to change and he can change it tomorrow. But in the next day, he said that there is no room again. Then we asked him to get a room in another holiday inn. And he refused because they use different rate system. Finally, they don't give us any solutions. August 16, 2014
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