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Swanky San Antonio spot checks in as one of the hottest new hotels for 2022

Swanky San Antonio spot checks in among hottest new hotels for 2022

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 Thompson Hotel - Riverwalk is the 12th hottest new hotel. Image courtesy of Thompson San Antonio

San Antonio’s Thompson Hotel - Riverwalk is sizzling. The local hot spot has booked the No. 12 spot on TripAdvisor's new list of the Hottest New Hotels in the U.S. for 2022.

The top 25 list comes from the site's 2022 Travelers' Choice Awards, in which travelers reviewed new hotels they experienced in 2021. Travelers gushed over the Thompson's design, as well as its in-house dining and bar.

Located on the River Walk at 115 Lexington Ave., the Thompson Hotel - Riverwalk is within walking distance of the Tobin Center for Performing Arts and The Alamo. The hotel opened in early 2021 and features the culinary talents of chef Steve McHugh at Landrace, its gorgeous restaurant with River Walk views.

Just ahead of the Thompson Hotel - Riverwalk, Houston's Blossom Hotel earned the No. 8 spot, followed closely by Austin’s Colton House Hotel at No. 9. The Blossom was cited for impeccable and friendly service and comfortable, modern rooms, while Colton House earned rave reviews for its hip design and as a choice staycation destination.

Further down the list, Lubbock’s Cotton Court Hotel comes in at No. 20. Inspired by the city’s downtown vibe, the hotel earned 4.5 stars and marks for its “cozy” and “exceptional” lodging. (Those visiting would be wise to visit the nearby Nicolett restaurant, which recently secured a James Beard Award nomination and a Texas Monthly nod.)