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Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk Review: This 24-story skyscraper was formerly the Alamo National Bank and still features the building's signature rooftop weather spire that can be seen for miles. The lobby continues to have a moneyed look, what with 50-foot ceilings, travertine floors, gold elevator doors, the original 1929 chandeliers and a vault exhibit (behind bars, of course). Beyond that, the hotel is modern with a ton of the usual Drury freebies: hot breakfast, popcorn and soda from 3-10 p.m., early evening reception with hot food and cold beverages, up to one hour of long-distance calls every night and Wi-Fi throughout. Spacious rooms are decorated in warm, soothing neutral tones and come with microwaves and refrigerators. Riverside doors and a footbridge offer instant access to the River Walk. Extras include an outdoor rooftop pool, two whirlpools, 24-hour business center, guest laundry and guest pantry. Regarding area attractions, don't miss the famed Aztec Theater across the street; it has been meticulously restored to its former 1926 glory when it was one of the most elaborate movie palaces in the country. Dogs and cats are welcome, the hotel is smoke-free, and valet parking costs $21 a day with no self-parking except at a nearby public garage.