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About San Antonio
Thirty-two million people a year visit the city of San Antonio in Texas, drawn by both its evocative history, and contemporary culture. The best places to stay in San Antonio are mostly situated within easy reach of the pedestrianised River Walk. Shaded by trees, River Walk runs through the city, along the San Antonio River. It links museums, galleries, parks and open spaces, cafes, bars, restaurants and shopping. The walk is pedestrianised but many hotels have their own parking or can recommend a parking garage nearby.
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For those interested in art and nature, to the north end of River Walk is Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio Zoo, Japanese Tea garden and the Witte Museum with exhibitions highlighting Texas' history. South of this area is the San Antonio Museum of Art with collections from Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt and South America. In addition you'll find Asian art and contemporary American and Texan art plus special exhibitions.
San Antonio's iconic fort, The Alamo (a World Heritage Site commemorating the tragedy and heroism of the siege which was a turning point in the struggle for Texan independence from Mexico), is an absolute must-see.
South of San Antonio the River Walk is being extended with hiking and cycling trails which run through woodland and riverbank habitats, and access four stone-built 18th century Spanish colonial missions. Further out of town are horse riding stables, offering trail rides to riders of all ages and experience levels.
San Antonio's famous past is coupled with an exciting present where art, culture and good eating vie for the visitor's time. Whether you want outdoor activity, history, culture, shopping - there is something for everyone - so use our list of the best places to stay in San Antonio to plan your trip!
For History Buffs
The Alamo is situated in the middle of the River Walk area, in the downtown area.
The Riverwalk Vista Hotel is a five minute walk from the Alamo and also is right in the downtown area with shops, restaurants and Arts venues nearby. The building dates from 1883 and rooms have antique furnishings and floor to ceiling windows with great views.
For Downtown Dining, Shopping and Entertainment
For food, relaxing with a drink and a view, or some retail therapy, stay in the central downtown area.
- The Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is a contemporary hotel right on the River Walk with restaurant and bar. Catch a Broadway show at the Majestic Theatre next door.
- Hotel Havana offers a stylish mix of light modern decor and antique furniture. There's a pan-Latin inspired bar and restaurant overlooking the river, and an intimate candle-lit basement bar.
Still not sure? Browse our list of the best places to stay in San Antonio; or if there's nothing here, you can search further afield by checking out all our Texas recommendations, or contact a friendly guru for advice.
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The Menger Hotel San Antonio (Downtown) 316 rooms from £90Local exploring - Located in a prime position to explore the culture and history of San AntonioCity Style - A traditional and stylish hotel In the heart of the city, on the Alamo PlazaFamilies - For families there are connecting rooms, rollaway beds and cots on requestLocal markets - In easy reach of the San Antonio Farmers Market and the Historic Market Square
Opening its doors in 1859, The Menger Hotel has hosted presidents, generals and celebrities in the historic heart of the city. Retaining its stately Victorian charm and poise and traditional-style restaurant, it has added a large outdoor pool and modern touches to comfortable, elegant rooms. See More
The Crockett Hotel San Antonio (Downtown) 138 rooms from £101Local exploring - Ideally situated a few hundred meters from the Alamo, in easy reach of the city centre's attractions and the famous River WalkValue chic - A historic hotel in a fantastic location, boasting competitive ratesGreat walks - In easy reach of a range of parks and green spaces, as well as the River Walk's attractve promenadeSpa - The hotel boasts a partnership with the Alamo Plaza Spa next door
A block away from the Alamo, named for the Folk Hero and military leader Davey Crockett. This historic hotel is an ideal base for exploring the city's rich culture and heritage, featuring a pool, and comfortable, traditionally inspired en-suite rooms with hot buffet breakfasts included in the rate. See More
Noble Inns San Antonio (King William Historic District) 19 rooms from £117City Style - An elegant collection of rooms set in San Antonio's historic King William district, with great links to the city centreValue chic - Offering a strong and elegant sense of style, with antique furnishings and Victorian era design at attractive pricesLocal exploring - A few minutes walk from Hemisfair Park and in easy reach of the main tourist attractionsSwimming Pool - Pancoast Carriage House offers an outdoor pool which is available for all guests to use
A collection of 3 separate houses and an outdoor pool in the King William District of San Antonio make up the historic Noble Inns. Victorian-style rooms are cosy, charming and furnished with an impressive array of antiques. In a prime location for exploring the sights and attractions of the city. See More
Hotel Contessa San Antonio (Downtown) 265 rooms from £133Local exploring - Ideally situated for exploring downtown, from its museums and historic sites, to the culture around the River WalkRomantic Break - Boasting romantic vistas and intimate dining experiences on-site, with couples packages availableCity Style - The Contessa boasts up to date and very stylish room design in a popular part of the cityGreat walks - The River Walk promenade is a great place to spend a day walking and taking in the local culture
A riverside gem in the heart of downtown, boasting beautifully designed rooms and an enticing range of modern spa hotel amenities. Situated overlooking the River Walk, the rooftop pool provides stunning vistas in every direction and the on-site Las Ramblas restaurant is intimate and stylish. See More
Omni La Mansion del Rio San Antonio (Downtown) 338 rooms from £137Local exploring - A truly prime location, overlooking the river with great on-foot access to attractions, shopping and the business districtRomantic Break - A great choice for couples with cosy rooms, romantic dining and drinks venues and a spa with plenty of couple's servicesCity Style - A stylish choice in the city centre, boasting an excellent restaurant, cosy rooms and fantastic viewsSpa - Mokara Spa offers a range of skin, facial and massage therapies, in expansive and attractive surroundings
An expansive Spanish Style Hotel in the heart of San Antonio, featuring a heated outdoor pool, an exquisite fusion restaurant and a world class spa. In easy reach of the city's premier attractions and an excellent choice for couples seeking high-end food and spa experiences in a central location. See More
Hotel Gibbs San Antonio (Downtown) 91 rooms from £140Local exploring - In the heart of the city's cultural and historic centre, constructed on the grounds of the original Alamo compoundCity Style - Easy-going and colourful design right in the city centreGreat walks - The nearby River Walk offers enchanting strolls along the promenade, through San Antonio's dining and cultural hotspotLively - The on-site restaurant hosts a happy hour, and boasts a range of $4 wines and Texas craft beers and ales
The Hotel Gibbs is bright, colourful and wonderfully central, ideal for visitors exploring San Antonio's rich culture and history. In easy reach of the River Walk area's restaurants, museums and attractions, the hotel's breezy and comfortable rooms boast modern amenities and luxury hard-wood floors. See More
Sonder Pearl District San Antonio (Government Hill) from £143City Style - This stylish apartments boast excellent access to the best of the city's cultural attractionsRomantic Break - Plush, private and luxurious, ideal for couples visiting the cityLocal markets - In easy reach of the Historic Market Square authentic Mexican marketSights nearby - Less than 2 miles from the River Walk's attractive promenade
Private, self-contained studios and apartments some with private balcony, minutes from the City Centre and Downtown. Modern and supremely stylish, the spacious units offer access to the building complex's pool, gym and communal areas. The ideal residence for couples visiting San Antonio in style. See More
Inn on the Riverwalk San Antonio (Downtown) 13 rooms from £145Local exploring - Ideally located to explore the River Walk area and downtown's historical and cultural attractionsRomantic Break - A cosy townhouse with plush rooms that lends itself perfectly to romanceSights nearby - In easy reach of the Alamo, Main Plaza, Tower Life Building and Plaza de las IslasPrivate Hot Tub - Rooms feature spa baths
A laid-back and welcoming B&B on the banks of the city's River Walk. In easy reach of the city centre and all its historic attractions and the River Walk's restaurant scene. Traditional rooms feature hardwood-floors, antiques and are outfitted with spa baths. An intimate choice. See More
The Riverwalk Vista San Antonio 16 rooms from £146Local exploring - An ideal location for getting to know San Antonio whether you're here for culture, nightlife or both.Sights nearby - The Alamo, Tower of the Americas, Paseo del RioSwimming Pool - At sister hotel next doorTraditional
Historic elegance meets bustling San Antonio in this stylish redbrick 19th century building. Each room has a view looking out over the city, and a mix of antiques, exposed brickwork, original floorboards and floor-to-ceiling windows give this hotel a comfortable yet classy feel. See More
Sonder Southtown Apartments San Antonio (Lone Star) 3 rooms from £155Romantic Break - The attractive, luxury rooms are ideal for couples visiting the city on a romantic breakCity Style - Stylish, self contained apartments just outside the city centreLocal markets - In easy reach of Southtown Commons, which hosts regular arts and crafts marketsSecluded setting - Boasting private entry in a modern block of contained apartments
A luxury collection of suites located just south of the city centre in the Lone Star neighbourhood, next door to the historic King William District's bars, restaurants and craft beer breweries. Thoroughly modern in amenities and design, boasting access to a rooftop terrace, gym and pool. See More
Hotel Havana San Antonio (Texas) 27 rooms from £156Sights nearby - Cathedral of San Fernando.Full of characterLively area - In the thick of the action.BoutiqueRecommended by - Tablet
This Cuban chic Riverwalk hotel offers contemporary decor with classic Latin elements. The comfortable rooms range in size, but all are light with mod-cons and private bathrooms. Ocho pan-Latin restaurant is a greenhouse setting overlooking the Riverwalk. The Bar is notorious across town. See More
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk San Antonio (Texas) 213 rooms from £187Local markets - Check our Market Square and El Mercado,the largest Mexican style market place outside of Mexico.Sights nearby - Rio San Antonio Cruises-riverboat water taxi tours departing from river side of the hotel.Views - Great views from hotelFull of characterRecommended by - Tablet
This contemporary and stylish hotel offers prime location on the Riverwalk. Vibrant rooms are modern and spacious and with San Antonio views. Citrus Restaurant works with locally sourced produce and Vbar mixes up some delicious cocktails. Great place to stay for the local haunts, or relax at the spa See More
La Cantera Resort & Spa San Antonio 496 rooms from £272Families - A perfect set-up with child-friendly facilities & activities, but also child-care, Kid's Club & adult-only spaces for quiet timeSpa breaks - The perched forest-facing spa is divine. Enjoy couple suites with outdoor tubs, plunge pools, spa pool & effective treatmentsRomantic Break - Reconnect with spoiling breakfast in bed, al fresco couple's spa treatments, adult-only pool & romantic fireside diningSwimming Pool - Five heated pools cover all bases; kid's pool with slides, infinity adult-only, Vista for the whole family & secluded spa poolRecommended by - Kiwi Collection
Super luxury Hill Country resort and spa. Contemporary rooms, suites and villas are slick and sophisticated with nature-filled views. Relax and recharge with 4 pools, 9 restaurants, destination spa, and fab fitness, tennis & golf. Superb balancing act between family-friendly and romantic retreats. See More
Mokara Hotel & Spa San Antonio (Downtown) 99 rooms from £273Total relaxation - Attractive and inviting rooms, 24 hour room service and an excellent spa and rooftop pool, for a total relaxation experienceSpa breaks - One of the best equipped hotels in the city for a comprehensive spa, wellness and relaxation experienceSpa - The Mokara Spa offers a range of skin and facial treatments, as well as salon servicesLocal markets - In easy reach of the Historic Market Square authentic Mexican market
A luxury establishment in the cultural heart of the city by the River Walk, featuring elegant and spacious rooms in easy reach of San Antonio's major historic and tourist attractions. Boasting a rooftop pool, great seafood restaurant and an excellent spa for a comprehensively relaxing stay. See More
The St Anthony San Antonio (Downtown) 227 rooms from £324Foodies - The hotel's restaurants and bars boast fresh, gourmet, and locally inspired cuisines, as well as excellent cocktailsCity Style - Stylish in the extreme, from the rooms and spaces, to the restaurants, bars and excellent locationLocal markets - In walking range of the Ripleys Believe It Or Not Museum and the Briscoe Western Art MuseumOutstanding location - Ideally located in central downtown, in the city's historic, cultural and nightlife hub
The St. Anthony boasts an extensive and modern business and meeting suite, but its true delights lie in the impressive architecture, rooftop pool, and the excellent range of on-site restaurants and bars. Ideally located in the heart of downtown for an extremely stylish San Antonio stay. See More
Eilan Hotel & Spa North West San Antonio 163 rooms from £328Romantic Break - Couples spa and massage services, cosy, romantic rooms and intimate dining experiences for a well-earned break togetherTotal relaxation - A luxurious spa hotel, with a range of massage and skin therapies, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centreRomantic - Very romantic, with couples themed services and packages and plush, luxury bedroomsSwimming Pool - The resort boasts both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool
A comprehensive luxury spa resort, ideal for a couples getaway, with a range of romantic spa treatments and plush rooms, or for families as a relaxing, luxury base when visiting the nearby 6 Flags park. Well appointed with indoor and outdoor pools, and an excellent restaurant and fitness facility. See More
Hotel Emma San Antonio (SAN ANTONIO) 146 rooms from £347Local exploring - Well positioned to access the city's tourist spots, restaurants and shops.Sights nearby - Visit the impressive Cathedral of San Fernando.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool
A hip hotel set in a converted brewery. Reception rooms keep the buildings character with large open spaces, exposed brick and enormous windows. Rooms are spacious and elegant. The restaurant does not disappoint with a gourmet fresh menu hitting the spot. A winning choice. See More