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Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk [In-Depth Hyatt Hotel Review]

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After a few nights at the bustling Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, I spent the final night of my trip at the Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk. While their names would make you think they’re next to each other, the half-mile distance between the properties felt worlds apart during the annual Fiesta San Antonio activities.

I had an expiring Category 1–7 free night award, and World of Hyatt was offering double stay credits at Thompson properties, so this seemed like an excellent use of my free night award and a great way to end my stay. What started as a booking of convenience turned out to be a fantastic stay at a refined property with all the small touches you’d expect at a luxury property.

Here’s what my 1-night stay in late April was like at the Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk.

Booking Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk

At first, the cash rates for the Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk didn’t look too bad: $282 for a night at a World of Hyatt Category 5 property seemed decent.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk cost of rooms
Room types and their associated rates during my stay in late April 2024. Image Credit: Hyatt

However, the rate jumped by nearly 20% on the final page, thanks to all the taxes and fees. A final price of nearly $336 made me glad I was booking an award stay.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk cash cost per night with taxes
After accounting for taxes and fees, the rate ballooned. Image Credit: Hyatt

As a Category 5 property, the Thompson costs 20,000 points per night under Hyatt’s standard pricing but could cost more or less on peak and off-peak dates. As I stayed on a Sunday night after the main parades and activities for Fiesta had ended, crowds were dying down, and so was pricing. Rates the previous night had used peak pricing.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk points cost for rooms
Points pricing at this Category 5 property during standard pricing. Image Credit: Hyatt

However, I was able to book this property with a Category 1–7 free night award after 60 qualifying nights and reaching Globalist status the previous year.

Hot Tip:

If I had paid cash for this stay, I would’ve used The World of Hyatt Credit Card to earn up to 9 points total for Hyatt stays — 4 bonus points per dollar spent on qualified purchases at Hyatt hotels and up to 5 base points per dollar from Hyatt as a World of Hyatt member. If you don’t have this card or want to earn different rewards, check out our list of the best cards for Hyatt loyalists and consider paying with one of those.

Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk Location

The Thompson property is in San Antonio’s downtown area, but it’s not in the center of the nightlife or along the busier section of the River Walk. Instead, it’s near the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and set on quieter streets. Being more removed from the action, the stay felt more relaxing and upscale than my nights at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk location
The hotel’s location within downtown San Antonio. Image Credit: Google Maps

Reaching the Thompson from San Antonio International Airport (SAT) takes about 15 minutes by car or about 30 minutes with the No. 5 or 7 express buses.

Checking In

After I arrived via Uber, multiple employees greeted me warmly at the reception desk. I arrived shortly after 2 p.m. Even though the hotel’s posted check-in time was 3 p.m., I was able to check in and go straight to my room.

The woman helping me at the front desk was fantastic; she had the perfect combination of friendliness and efficiency.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk reception desk
The hotel’s reception desk.

Looking around the lobby as she pulled up my reservation, I loved the soft lighting that provided a warm feeling without being too bright.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk lobby
Looking into the lobby from the reception desk.

The reception area had ample seating, such as the chairs and a semicircular sofa closer to the reception desk and another sofa near a faux fireplace further into the lobby.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk lobby seating and fireplace
A sofa and coffee tables near a faux fireplace in the lobby.

After confirming my reservation and taking my credit card for incidentals, the desk agent asked if I had any plans during my visit or if I needed information about the local area. As I planned to relax, I thanked her but declined the offer. However, she gave me a copy of The Thompson Tea, a 2-sided information pamphlet that gave off newspaper vibes while conveying information about the hotel and local happenings.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk Thompson Tea front
Front side of The Thompson Tea.

Thus, I could explore the hotel and the local area with the information available here.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk Thompson Tea back
Back side of The Thompson Tea.

After checking in, I headed toward the elevators at the rear of the ground floor. I loved this lighting setup under the stairs to the next floor, where the event spaces were.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk lobby steps and lights

Elite Benefits

I enjoyed several benefits during my stay thanks to my Hyatt Globalist status. First, all members are entitled to complimentary bottled water during a stay, and Thompson provided branded, reusable bottles that could be refilled at drink stations around the property.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bottled water
My refillable metal bottle.

If I’d had a car, I would’ve received complimentary parking during my stay, as this is a Globalist benefit on award stays. The desk agent also searched for any suites available during check-in, but the hotel was at capacity. All she could provide was a room on a higher floor, which is listed in my World of Hyatt preferences.

I also received a Globalist benefits letter outlining benefits like 4 p.m. late checkout and the inclusion of daily breakfast. It was interesting that a maximum dollar amount was listed here ($60) and that the benefit could be used for in-room dining or at the hotel’s ground-floor restaurant, Landrace.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk Globalist welcome letter
The welcome letter outlining benefits during my stay.

Amenities

As an upscale property, the Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk had a lot of amenities to offer.

Internet

Complimentary Wi-Fi was available throughout the property. Unfortunately, speeds were a bit of a bummer, hovering just under 10 Mbps on average.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk internet speed test
Not impressive internet speeds during my stay. Image Credit: Speedtest

Fitness Center

On the fifth floor, the large fitness center was accessible around the clock.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk gym entrance
The entrance to the hotel’s fitness center.

There was a mix of cardio machines to the left and multifunctional weight machines on the right.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk gym
Equipment available in the hotel gym.

Benches and free weights were along the wall, closer to the entrance.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk gym weight benches
Free weights and benches in the fitness center.

Next to the entrance were kettlebells and medicine balls on a rack.

Shelves near the entrance held a minifridge stocked with water and towels for guests. There also was a radio for playing music during workouts.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk gym medicine balls
Kettlebells and medicine balls available for use.

I loved finding a bowl of earbuds here. No excuses for those people who disrupt the gym by playing their music on speakerphone!

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk gym headphones
Complimentary earbuds in the fitness center.

Interestingly, there was a sign about membership costs for those who weren’t hotel guests but wanted to use the facilities. Options ranged from $150 (gym access plus spa discounts) to $675 (gym access plus several spa inclusions) each month.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk gym spa and gym membership
Membership prices at the hotel’s gym.

At the far end of the gym, there was a “Zen zone” that provided space for stretching and yoga.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk gym zen zone
The Zen zone.

Additional mats were on the back of this post, along with the mats already on the floor.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk gym yoga mats and treadmills
Mats available for yoga and stretching.

But the best part of the Zen zone was likely the view over the pool on the next floor down.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk gym view over pool
View over the pool from the fitness center.

Bathrooms were in the hallway near the gym. However, there were no locker rooms on this floor.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk gym bathroom
Bathroom near the fitness center.

Pool

The hotel pool was on the fourth floor’s outdoor deck. It wasn’t large, but it was a great place to cool off in the Texas heat.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk pool with cabanas
View of the pool on the fourth floor’s outdoor deck.

The pool had a chair lift and was flanked by several covered tables with seating — great for ordering a poolside meal or drink. Numerous lounge chairs and a full-service bar were closer to the entrance.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk pool bar
Loungers and the poolside bar.

During the afternoon, the pool provided a great place to relax and was impressively quiet despite the major festival in the city below.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk pool
Guests enjoying the pool during the afternoon.

Access to the pool deck required tapping your key card. A seating area was between the elevators and the doors to the pool deck. Towels were on a rack in the corner.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk pool inside seating area
The seating area prior to the pool deck.

Public bathrooms with small lockers for guests’ belongings were off of the seating area. However, there were no showers or private changing areas.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk pool bathroom
Inside the bathroom near the pool.

Meeting and Event Spaces

Ample event space was on the second floor, accessible via stairs from the lobby.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk steps from lobby
Stairs from the lobby to the foyer area.

Known as the Solana Foyer, this area, with its 2,111 square feet, can hold up to 150 people. The wooden doors lead to the 3,000-square-foot Solana Ballroom, which can accommodate another 200 people.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk ballroom reception area
The Solana Foyer and doors to the Solana Ballroom.

Seating was at the edge of the Solana Foyer, and bathrooms were around the corner.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk ballroom seating in waiting area
Bench seats on the second floor.

The Mirador Boardroom was on the fifth floor, next to the fitness center. It could fit 20 people in its 672 square feet of space.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk boardroom
The boardroom table and chairs on the fifth floor.

Spa

On the third floor, a full-service spa offered “treatments intended to relax your mind, rejuvenate your body, and find your inner peace.” The spa hours were 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. most days; however, it stayed open until 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Massages, facials, a sauna, manicures, waxing, and more were treatments available.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk spa entrance
The entrance to the spa when exiting the elevator.

Parking

The only option for parking at the hotel was valet. It included in-and-out privileges at a steep cost of $52 per night. The valet stand was in a covered area next to the lobby.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk valet
Recessed area where valet employees could receive your car.

While I did accidentally find stair access to the garage from inside the hotel, there was no way to drive in or out of the garage without the valet employee’s pass.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk parking garage
Inside the hotel’s parking garage.

San Antonio River Walk Access

As the hotel’s name implies, the Thompson San Antonio was set along the River Walk, and these stone steps led from the street level down to the River Walk.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk steps to riverwalk
Steps down to the River Walk level.

While the ground-floor restaurant Landrace overlooks the River Walk and offers outdoor seating, there is no direct River Walk access from inside the hotel. Moreover, the hotel doesn’t have any features along the River Walk itself (such as a café) or any handicapped-accessible method of reaching it.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk at edge of riverwalk
The River Walk was there, but the hotel didn’t offer any features related to it.

Elevators

The hotel had 3 elevators: 2 along this wall and 1 along the opposite wall (behind the photo’s vantage point). When the elevator behind me would arrive and ding, it always surprised me.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk elevator waiting area 5th floor
Elevator waiting area on the fifth floor.

Interestingly, not every floor’s elevator waiting area was the same. Public floors (such as the lobby or the pool) had this wood paneling, though guest floors had a charcoal gray look.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk elevator waiting area 10th floor
Elevator waiting area on the 10th floor.

Floor mats in the elevator had a greeting for the relevant time of the day.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk elevator good afternoon mat
“Good afternoon” floor mat in the elevator.

When I arrived, they read “Good afternoon” and said “Good morning” when I went to breakfast the next day.

The elevators had that middle ground of size — not large but not cramped. To access guest floors, you needed to tap a key card.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk elevator interior
Inside the elevator.

Signs in the elevators mentioned which floors had which facilities, which was convenient.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk elevator floor signs
Facility signage in the elevators.

However, my favorite aspect of the elevators was the slate walls that provided a beautiful look and interesting texture.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk elevator slate wall
The unique walls in the hotel’s elevators.

I also appreciated that there was a calendar of events in the elevator waiting area (and at the front desk) on every floor, highlighting hours for the hotel’s facilities and special events.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk schedule near elevator
Calendar of events near the elevators.

Hallway Drink Stations

The guest floors had water and ice stations to refill the bottles received at check-in. They also had a large supply of green apples.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk hallway ice and drink station
Hallway drink station on the 10th floor.

1 King Bed Guest Room

I stayed in room 1003 on the 10th floor. Stepping off the elevator, I saw subdued signage that told me which way to turn.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk hallway signage
Directional signing in the hallway.

The halls had a basic color palette of grays, blacks, and whites. Lighting was a happy medium between “hospital bright” and “can’t see where I’m going.”

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk guest floor hallway
The hallway on the 10th floor.

Bedroom

Stepping into my 1 king bedroom, I found a full-length mirror on the wall opposite the sliding door to the bathroom. Next to the door was a closet.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom entry
Entry area inside my room.

The soft lighting and color palettes continued in the room, using lots of earth tones that I enjoyed.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom with luggage rack
Looking into the bedroom.

The room’s main feature was the king-size bed, which was surrounded by several pieces of artwork. A unique lamp hung from the ceiling on each side of the bed. The bed was comfortable, though the pillows provided absolutely zero support.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom bed
The bed and surrounding items in my room.

On the side of the bed closer to the bathroom, a small, circular table held a phone, the TV remote, and a sign with a QR code for the in-room dining menu. There were also 3-prong and USB outlets here.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom bedside table
The table and its items on one side of the bed.

On the other side of the bed was a green, 2-drawer nightstand with outlets. The drawers were empty, and I found a retro-style clock radio on the nightstand.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom nightstand
The nightstand next to the bed.

The nightstand also held a pamphlet for a self-guided tour of the hotel’s artwork.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom self guided art tour info
Info for the self-guided art tour.

The most curious item in the room, by far, was these straps holding up a leather back support in front of the headboard. At first glance, these look like you could tie someone to the bed, but they’re supposed to evoke horse-riding stirrups. It felt like the hotel was trying a bit too hard here.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom headboard
The stirrup-esque straps and back support.

A leather loveseat and a small wooden table were in front of large windows that had thick blackout curtains.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom sofa
The leather sofa and a small table.

The view from the window wasn’t particularly beautiful, though: It looked over a parking lot and rooftops.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom view from window
The view from my room.

Across from the bed was a TV, folding luggage rack, minibar, and a desk, plus more artwork on the walls.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom desk and TV
The TV, minibar, and desk.

The wooden desk had a wood-plus-leather chair that I’ll give a 6.5 out of 10 for comfort.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom desk and chair
The desk and chair.

A pop-up panel on the desk had 2 USB outlets and a pair of 3-prong outlets, and there was a pen and notepad.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom desk outlets and notepad
The notepad and outlets on the desk.

On the wall near the bathroom, I found a digital thermostat that was easy to operate.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom thermostat
The room’s thermostat.
Bottom Line:

I found the room really beautiful and loved the hardwood flooring. The leather pillow with coarse hair and the straps on the headboard were a bit odd, but overall, I thought the room had a luxurious feel.

Closet

Between the bathroom and the door, French doors opened to a closet.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk closet doors closed
Doors to the room’s closet.

The wooden closet had ample hangers and another bathrobe.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk closet
Hangers and items in the closet.

There also was a second hair dryer, another pair of slippers, a drawer for storage, and a small safe.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk closet drawers and safe
The lower half of the closet.

Laundry bags and pricing were also available here.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk closet laundry price list
Laundry pricing sheet in the closet.

Minibar

Across from the bed, this unique stand with a door divided down the middle held the minibar.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom minibar
The room’s minibar.

Inside was a minifridge with everything from Coke to beer and hard sweet tea.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom minifridge
Opening the minifridge.

A Nespresso machine, ice bucket, and numerous snacks for purchase were available on top of the minibar.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bedroom snacks and coffee
Contents on top of the minibar.

A price list was available both at the minibar and in the bathroom.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk minibar prices
The price list.

The hotel referred to this as an honor bar, and the spa hours were also included on the back of the price sheet.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bathroom note with spa hours
Back of the price list showing spa hours.

Bathroom

I thought the bathroom was really unique, especially accessing it from a sliding barn door with privacy glass.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bathroom sliding door
The door to access the bathroom.

Along the wall was a long counter with a sink in the middle and a giant mirror.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bathroom
The sink, mirror, and a bathrobe.

To the left of the sink, I found a box of tissues and a small bottle of hand lotion, as well as drinking glasses and a washcloth. But I also found some more items, like a copy of the minibar price list, a hydrating gel mask, and an oxygenating bubble mask — which I’d never heard of before.

I found towels, a hair dryer, and a spare toilet paper roll on a shelf under the sink.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bathroom counter with toiletries and towels
Close-up of part of the sink and bathroom supplies.

Next to the sink was a bottle of L’Avant liquid soap.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bathroom liquid soap
Soap pump bottle in the bathroom.

At the far end of the counter, I found a small container plus a note about the hotel’s conservation efforts.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bathroom conservation note
A note about conservation in the bathroom.

Inside the brass container were makeup-remover wipes, cotton balls, and a vanity kit that included dental floss and pads for removing makeup.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bathroom vanity kit and wipes
Items in the small container on the counter.

Past the counter, hanging on the wall, I found a bathrobe for use during my stay.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bathroom robe
Robe for use during my stay.

A small bag in the robe’s pocket held the traditional Thompson slippers.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bathroom slippers
Traditional Thompson slippers.

Across from the sink and counter, along the opposite wall, the toilet was on the left, and the glass box for the shower was on the right.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bathroom toilet and shower
The toilet and shower box.

One of the toilet seat’s anchor points was broken, so the seat moved when I sat on it. I almost fell into the toilet.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bathroom loose toilet seat
Broken fastener on the toilet.

The shower had both handheld and overhead options, and I liked the marble look on the walls — though it didn’t really match the theme or decor of the rest of the hotel.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bathroom shower
Two options for your showering preferences.

Pump bottles in the shower had Bowmakers toiletries with a nice citrus scent.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk bathroom pump bottles in shower
Pump bottles of toiletries in the shower.

Food and Beverages

Landrace

The hotel’s main restaurant was Landrace, at the rear of the ground floor near the elevator bank. It continued the earth tones and had a long banquette that ran across the restaurant.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk Landrace seating
Seating in the Landrace restaurant.

Landrace also had a fully stocked bar and barstools.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk Landrace bar
The restaurant’s bar and barstools.

The restaurant was open from 7 a.m. daily, closing at 9 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays and at 10 p.m. on Fridays to Sundays. I visited for breakfast on the sole morning of my stay and was rather disappointed with the scant vegan options.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk Landrace breakfast menu
Landrace breakfast menu.

I ordered a latte and the overnight oats and was shocked by how small they were.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk Landrace oats
The smaller-than-expected oats.

To sate my hunger, I added breakfast potatoes to the order. These were delicious.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk Landrace breakfast potatoes
The excellent breakfast potatoes.

The Moon’s Daughters

On the 20th floor, The Moon’s Daughters functioned as a rooftop bar but also offered much more than that seems to imply. For example, there was this huge indoor space near the main bar.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk rooftop bar main room
Indoor space at The Moon’s Daughters.

Outside, a handful of tables were available in this covered setting.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk rooftop bar outside seating
Outdoor seating near the main bar.

On the opposite side of the 20th floor, a smaller bar could accommodate overflow guests or be reserved for a private party. There was also some indoor seating here.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk rooftop bar side room
Smaller bar area near the outdoor deck.

Passing through this smaller bar led to an outdoor deck with tons of seating around barstools, sofas, and traditional tables and chairs.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk rooftop bar exterior patio
Outdoor space at the rooftop bar.

The views from up here were excellent.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk rooftop bar view
Views from the outdoor deck.

The Moon’s Daughters was open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Room Service

Room service was also available. Signs advertising this feature were next to the elevators on every guest floor, and a QR code to access the menu was included.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk in room dining sign
Info about in-room dining near the elevators.

Service

“What constitutes service?” is always an interesting question. The very friendly experiences I had at check-in and checkout are obviously included here, as are the smiles and offers of assistance from employees I passed during my stay.

I also found the waiter at breakfast very friendly, though he shouldn’t have been working alone given how many people were eating at the same time as me. Did he do the best he could? Absolutely. But is not having enough staff to reduce delays part of service? I tend to think so.

Additionally, the end results of a room service order were sitting in the hallway when I arrived at the hotel (shortly after 2 p.m.). When I passed by at nearly 10 p.m. that night, nearly 8 hours later, the tray and dishes were still there. That seems like another negative aspect of service here.

Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk dirty dishes in hallway
Dirty dishes in the hallway for roughly 8 hours isn’t something I’d expected.

Overall, I’d summarize service like this: It was friendly, but the actual implementation left something to be desired.

Final Thoughts

When checking out, I checked with the personable desk agent that the breakfast bill had been cleared from my account, since breakfast was included, and that meant I had no bill to settle. He offered to email me a final bill showing a $0 balance, given that I’d booked with a free night award, and I called for an Uber to the airport while this was happening.

All of the employees I met at the Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk were friendly and did their best, but that doesn’t mean service was perfect. And while the hotel provided an upscale stay, it’s not ideal for those wanting to be closer to the action or wanting direct access from the hotel to the River Walk. All in all, I thought it was a nice hotel, but for my personal tastes it wasn’t enough that it would justify the higher cost on a future visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How old is the Thompson Hotel San Antonio?

The hotel opened in February 2021 as the second Thompson property in Texas (after the Dallas hotel).

Who owns Thompson Hotels?

Hyatt acquired Thompson Hotels when it purchased Two Roads Hospitality in 2018. This is the company overseeing Alila, Destination Hotels, Joie de Vivre (now JdV by Hyatt) and Thompson. All of these hotel brands now participate in the World of Hyatt loyalty program.

How many stories is the Thompson Hotel San Antonio?

The hotel has 20 floors. The top floor has a rooftop bar with views over the city.

How much does it cost to go to the San Antonio River Walk?

The River Walk is a public park, free for anyone to access. However, things like boat rides and drinks at the bars along the River Walk cost money.

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