This exceptional boutique hotel, built in 2005, takes visitors away from the hustle and bustle of the River Walk, and gives them pause to relax in luxury. The decor is contemporary, but warm, with rooms and common areas featuring exposed brick, stone walls, and flora. The service is solid, and not too fussy. Suites are rare among hotels right on the river, and these have some indulgent amenities, such as fireplaces and marble bathrooms. The hotel also has an Aveda spa, as well as a heated outdoor pool (rare in San Antonio) and a hot tub. Definitely a destination for romantic weekends, the hotel also hosts many weddings.