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.
- 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:
- Mokara Hotel San Antonio
- Watermark Hotel San Antonio