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The Pavilion by Hilton is downtown San Antonio’s premiere event venue. A two-story limestone and wood structure built in 1891, located in HemisFair Park. The historic building has been renovated into an elegant meeting and event venue. Take a walk through the ballrooms at Hilton Palacio del Rio and Pavilion by Hilton.

Originally the Schultze Store and Hardware Company, this two-story Victorian building was constructed by Hermann Schultze, a native of Berlin, Germany. Builders hand-picked lumber from the first lumber yard in San Antonio, the Steves Lumber Yard. The structure features cast iron columns from Alamo Iron Works. It is a two-story masonry building with parapet walls and flat roof. The first floor served as a warehouse for the stove and hardware business and the second floor contained rooms and apartments. The historic address for this building was 115 Goliad Street. Housing the Humble Tour Center, a tourist and travel information center with displays and film presentations during HemisFair, Hilton Palacio del Rio restored the building for use as a conference and special events center.

You may select one or both the main and upper level:

  • Capacity for the main floor room is 150.
  • Capacity for the upstairs room is 180. The upstairs room includes access to an intimate balcony. Perfect for breaks during day long meetings, or an ideal setting for a cocktail or happy hour.

The opportunities are endless for room setups, access and special requests. Best of all, our professional event and catering staff from Hilton Palacio del Rio will ensure that your guests will be very impressed with whatever function you are planning.

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Floor Plans

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Main Floor

Upper Level


Overall experience from initial contact to get a contract to receiving final invoice was great. The event team was wonderful to work with; very responsive and helpful in every aspect...Thanks for the experience and ensuring we had a successful meeting at the Hilton Palacio del Rio. Hope to return for a future meeting! - Mayo Medical Labs