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Mokara Hotel and Spa
Ranked #2 of 357 Hotels in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

My only regret is that we could only stay one night! We came into town for a concert and decided to switch our booking from another hotel just a few days ahead of time. The Mokara was an exceptional value because we got a last-minute deal but I wouldn't hesitate to stay again at a higher rate.

We stayed in a city-view king room. View was of a neighboring roof but the room was very clean and well appointed. Separate shower and jacuzzi tub big enough for two plus a separate water closet. Bed was amazingly comfortable.

Location is great, right off the river walk near Iron Cactus and a boat boarding location. The Mokara is on a tiny little street so traffic can be a pain at busy times but the valet guys were great.

We ate in the hotel restaurant and it was quite good, though neither of us ended up ordering the fish (their specialty). Room service brought us dessert even though it was not included in the late-night menu. It was better than average for room service.

Turndown service includes robes and slippers laid out, ice bucket, corkscrew, and wine glasses, fresh fruit, and the TV turned to a video of a babbling brook.

Coffee and tea service is delivered to your room for free 24/7. We called down when we woke up and coffee arrived within a few minutes, including a few cookies and the morning paper. Wonderful way to start the morning. I regret that I had no cash on hand and they didn't have me sign for it so I couldn't leave a tip. Bring some small bills.

Highlight of the trip was the spa. Access is included for all hotel guests between 8 am & 8 pm daily. We did not have time to book a treatment but we enjoyed the amenities. Whirlpool, sauna, and steam room, plus showers, lockers, and a relaxation lounge. Everything was impeccable. Everything is 100% gender segregated so I did not see my husband after we checked in, if that matters to you.

We look forward to returning again for a longer visit so we can enjoy a spa treatment and try out the pool.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I have to say that this is probably the nicest hotel I've ever stayed it. The location is perfect, you are right in the middle of everything. The staff is amazing and gave us a free upgrade since it was slow. The gym is nice and big and had free waters ,snacks, and cold towels. The bed was so comfortable! The shower had the most awesome pressure ever! These two things alone made us never want to leave our room. We will be back for sure!!

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Tremendous service at every interaction and doing all the little things right.

Guest rooms have double wide desk - superb for spreading out and getting work done. Haven't seen this thoughtfulness at the Ritz, Four Seasons, etc...

The chaise with side table is actually comfortable. Again, perfect for pecking away at laptop while sipping on coffee and watching TV.

Bathroom amenities - they have everything you need and don't cut corners. Thank you.

Hotel is a bit of chore to find. Lots of one way streets but it sits right on the River Walk.
Solid workout facility and lap pool.

Well done folks. Good people doing the small things right ;)

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The staff at this hotel made our stay the most pleasant of a long trip. The hotel is warm and cozy inside with a gorgeous fireplace. Valets offered us coffee and water as we headed out for a daily walk. They made wonderful suggestions of places to see and were especially helpful with keeping our car close for when we needed to drive somewhere. The turn down service is peaceful. In the room, the jacuzzi tub was divine. Also, we loved the Nespresso coffee. All in all, everything felt effortlessly elegant. Definitely a boutique feel. Perfect location for seeing the sights of San Antonio. Oh, and dog friendly!!!

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my birthday here. Excellent service and personal touches. Great river walk location and really close to a place to get tickets and hop on the boat. (Boat ride was fun in the evening with the kiddos, especially with all the Christmas lights up).

The staff was so kind to my children (even had glasses of milk waiting in our room for them). The room was spacious and the tub was large enough for the family. Ha! Loved the bath salts from the spa.

Enjoyed my facial at the spa. We had numerous dinners and breakfasts at the onsite restaurant. It was wonderful too. Great service and lots of gluten free options.

I hope to return!

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Mokara Hotel and Spa

Address: 212 W. Crockett, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio > East Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
#1 Spa Hotel in San Antonio
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Antonio
#3 Business Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range: €228 - €407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Mokara Hotel and Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Mokara Hotel & Spa, a relaxing retreat on San Antonio’s world-famous River Walk. Just steps from all the action yet worlds away, this inviting oasis has all the best creature comforts easily at hand, including luxurious accommodations, first-class amenities, fine dining and a full-service spa. Plus, our attentive staff is always available to make your stay in San Antonio a truly memorable one. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Watermark Hotel San Antonio

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