Stepping into the elevator of a hotel causes my heart to race. The excitement and anticipation of entering my temporary new home takes over as I watch the small numbers escalate to my designated floor. Last Friday Jacqueline and I staycation-ed at one of our favorite downtown hotels – the Marriott Rivercenter.

Marriott Rivercenter Presidential Suite

Photo by Jacqueline Fierro

Once we reached the 38th floor and walked into our suite, both Jacqueline and I put our suitcases in a little corner – a habit we do when walking into any hotel, cabin, tent – in order to take photos of the room before we begin ruffling the covers and throwing our laptops around.

The king bed was located at the end of the suite with views of downtown San Antonio at every window. I spent many minutes gazing out of each window especially at night when the city is dark and only headlamps light the streets. Next door to the king bed was a large bathroom with a sunken in tub and stand up shower. Oh and a bidet, which I did try and enjoy.


Photo by Jacqueline Fierro

My favorite part of the room was the piano. Yes – a piano! When I was a young child in elementary school I attended piano lessons every weekend. Sadly as I grew older I decided I know longer wanted to practice this magnificent art but I am still drawn to the black and white keys whenever they are in my vicinity. I’d like to think that I serenaded Jacqueline that night with sweet tunes from Beauty and the Beast and Titanic.

Rebecca Creek Whiskey Dinner

Photo by Jacqueline Fierro

After lounging for a couple hours, we headed back to the elevator and made our way down to the second floor to Sazo’s, Marriott’s onsite restaurant. You can read all about our Rebecca Creek Whiskey Dinner experience here.

In the AM we returned to Sazo’s for an amazing breakfast buffet complete with eggs cooked your way, sausage, cinnamon buns, fresh fruit, biscuits and gravy, and other brunch favs.


Photo by Alyssa Walker

The 38-story Marriott hotel makes for an ideal staycation in SA! You can choose many itenaries such as shopping – the Rivercenter mall is connected to the hotel! – playing tourist and visiting Alamo Plaza, strolling the old school River Walk or just enjoying the amenities of the Marriott. Happy staycation-ing!