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2 San Antonio hotels check in as top Texas properties in new Conde Nast Traveler awards

2 San Antonio hotels check in as top Texas properties on new list

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is the tops in San Antonio, according to Conde Nast Traveler readers. Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Two San Antonio hotels are garnering some praise as two of the top properties in Texas, at least according to readers of Conde Nast Traveler.

On October 5, Conde Nast Traveler released the results of its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards, listing San Antonio’s Hotel Valencia Riverwalk and Hotel Emma, among the best hotels in the Lone Star State.

Oddly, though Hotel Emma often ranks as the top local property on such listsConde Nast Traveler ranked it at No. 16, behind Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, ranked at No. 15. 

“We are thrilled to be recognized by discerning travelers for these prestigious honors,” Juan Flores, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk general manager, said in a release. “During another challenging year in the hospitality industry, these awards confirm our commitment to providing outstanding accommodations while going above and beyond to prioritize the health and safety of our guests and employees. The Conde Nast rankings reinforce the appeal of our dedication to timeless hospitality and support our commitment to providing our guests with a keen sense of place, thoughtful amenities, timeless design, and attentive service.”

For this year’s Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, the magazine surveyed hundreds of thousands of readers from April 1 through May 31. Readers rated hotels on these criteria: rooms, service, food, design, location, value, and activities and facilities.

One Austin property appeared to be the big winner on the Conde Nast Traveler list, with the publication’s readers naming the Fairmont Austin as the top Texas hotel.

Aside from the Fairmont Austin, four other local hotels appear among the top 20 properties in Texas

Here’s the full list of the top hotels in Texas, according to readers of Conde Nast Traveler:

  1. Fairmont Austin.
  2. Hotel Crescent Court, Dallas.
  3. Archer Hotel Austin.
  4. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas.
  5. Virgin Hotels Dallas.
  6. HALL Arts Hotel, Dallas.
  7. Hotel ZaZa Dallas Uptown.
  8. Commodore Perry Estate, Auberge Resorts Collection, Austin.
  9. The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston.
  10. Hotel Vin, Autograph Collection, Grapevine.
  11. Hotel ZaZa Austin.
  12. The Stella Hotel, Bryan.
  13. The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa, Houston.
  14. The Joule, Dallas.
  15. Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, San Antonio.
  16. Hotel Emma, San Antonio.
  17. Hotel ZaZa Houston Museum District.
  18. Hotel Saint George, Marfa.
  19. Hotel ZaZa Houston Memorial City.
  20. Lone Star Court, a Valencia Hotel, Austin.