Omni La Mansión del Rio
112 COLLEGE STREET
San Antonio, Texas 78205

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History & Culture

San Antonio Riverwalk

HISTORY

One of the oldest cities in America, San Antonio offers an incredibly rich history and a diverse culture that families have enjoyed for generations. During the spring months in particular, our warm and constantly sunny weather provides visitors with a pleasant setting where they can enjoy The Alamo City’s many offerings. At the Omni La Mansión del Rio, we put families first, and our guests feel that the moment they walk into our lobby.   

Much like the city that we call home, Omni La Mansión del Rio resides in a building that has a long and storied past. The property was originally home to the St. Mary’s Institute, which was opened on March 1, 1853 and was later relocated in 1966. In April of 1968, “La Mansión” - as it’s known by locals - opened its doors as the first luxury hotel on the San Antonio River Walk. An oasis of cypress-lined paths and famous attractions including the “Selena Bridge,” our city’s beloved River Walk winds through the heart of San Antonio and features river barge tours that showcase our incredibly rich history. The Omni La Mansión del Rio’s River Walk location allows families to easily access the best that San Antonio has to offer. 

DISCOVER THE CITY

Family Discovery Package

There are no better companions to explore the city with than your own family. Omni La Mansión del Rio offers family friendly accommodations which include the Children’s Discovery Package: 

  • Sensational kids backpack
  • Sweet treat turndown
  • Scavenger hunt 

We also offer “dive-in” family movie nights at our beautiful pool with complimentary popcorn and our famous live mariachi performances. La Mansión also offers a variety of kid-friendly menu options in our award-winning restaurant Las Canarias, Morsel’s, the pool bar and in-room dining.

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ATTRACTIONS

Missions

The world-famous Alamo just celebrated its 181st anniversary and is one of Five Missions recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It's located only minutes away from the hotel. Other San Antonio attractions nearby include the San Fernando Cathedral, Briscoe Western Art Museum, the Buckhorn Museum, the Texas Ranger Museum, Hemisfair Park & Institute of Cultures, La Villita Historic Arts Village and El Mercado. A short drive away from La Mansión will take you the DoSeum Children’s Museum, Witte Museum & Treehouse, San Antonio Zoo, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld San Antonio and the AT&T Center – home of the San Antonio Spurs. Choose an excursion perfect for you.

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PRIDE IN OUR ASSOCIATES

We think of our entire staff as a family at Omni La Mansión del Rio, and we’re always proud to celebrate the achievements of one of our own. When Virginia Williams began her career at La Mansión back in 1968, she never imagined that she’d continue to welcome guests and walk the same halls almost 50 years later. During her tenure at La Mansión, “Ms. Virginia” has held a number of different positions including Room Attendant, Housekeeping Supervisor and her current position - Lobby Attendant. Her warm and friendly demeanor, compounded by her tireless dedication to the hotel has earned her a well-deserved reputation with both guests and co-workers.

Simply put, she explains “I love what I do; I love the interaction with the guests and my co-workers. When you love what you do, you are happy - even 49 years later.” Ms. Virginia sets the standard in which all associates at Omni La Mansión del Rio strive to meet. We are extremely proud to call her one of our own, as she embodies our property’s values of family, loyalty and dedication to quality.

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RATES FROM $159

Book our lowest rates of the year before March 6 and stay through March 31. Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway or a vacation for the whole family, San Antonio has a little something for everyone.

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