This time of year, with the unpredictable weather, as soon as the holidays are over I start feeling like a fish out of water. Being a March babe, I crave my next trip to the beach, but sometimes even closer. Now close your eyes and lend me your ears as I whisk you away to Hotel Indigo on the San Antonio Riverwalk.
Hotel Indigo is fantastic if you want to stay right on the river and bring your pets. The first thing you will notice as you pull up to the circular drive is the sound of the fountain welcoming you to come on in. This time of year the scent of pine was in the air upon entering. A little past the front desk is a bar area and restaurant that looks out onto the patio and pool area. The pool area is being renovated and now is the time to book your Spring vacation so you too can lounge by it in the future.
The patio is my preferred spot for a filling breakfast and view of the palms swaying overhead and the Riverwalk and jogging path below. This is a prime hotel for guests that want to take their early morning jog or evening stroll. Breakfast out on the patio is one of the most relaxing things about this resort.
The service at this place is exceptional. Try one of the huge omelettes with tons of vegetables, sausage or bacon. The biscuits are light and fluffy. The pecan coffee was the way for this night owl to start the day. Guests can also choose to order the buffet fit for a king. If sitting in the sunshine is not your thing, then sit in the large dining area and enjoy being right next to the lavish buffet. One thing I love is the help yourself display case for a snack or evening light meal. The case filled with muffins, sandwiches, yogurt, milk, juices, and more is accessible to guests anytime day or night. So you won’t go to bed hungry here and you won’t have to run out and find an all night stop and rob to get a midnight snack.
The bar area is also a great place to get a glass of wine, beer, or champagne. For those special occasions order one of the bar’s romance packages. Ask about their seasonal cheese and cracker platters with a bottle of wine or champagne, and don’t forget the chocolate strawberries to take back to your room.
The rooms are clean and comfortable and ideal for people with pets. They have nice hardwood floors and a comfy leather sofa, and big screen televisions. The beds are so comfortable you won’t even feel your partner move at night.
This resort is in walking distance to an inn and restaurant called Havana that hosts the Ernest Hemingway yearly birthday party in honor of the late author. After drinks or dinner, take a stroll down to the downtown area filled with shops and restaurants galore. Take a walk past the old time theater and shop at the gift shops adorned with wares from all parts of Mexico. Why not spend the day shopping while getting some great exercise. After a day of shopping head back to the hotel for a restful night’s sleep.
This spring, enjoy yourself at a resort that prides itself in making guests feel like home away from home. For more information, go to ihg.com.