Hotels in San Antonio
Most of the hotels in San Antonio are clustered around the Riverwalk downtown. If you stay in this area, you'll find a range of reliable brand names, as well as a few historic hotels, and you'll be walking distance from the shops and the Alamo, not to mention countless places to sample Tex-Mex cuisine or order a frosty margarita. If you stay a little further from downtown—say, in the quaint King William District— you'll still be able to walk to the Riverwalk, and your lodging options will include more charming B&Bs and small inns. If you stay just outside of town, in the Hill Country, you'll have a longer ride into town but a choice of some large full-service resorts that even have their own waterparks. Here are a few of the best hotels in San Antonio:
Omni La Mansion del Rio. This upscale hotel on the Riverwalk started out as a Spanish Colonial School and still exudes that plush vibe, with sumptuous Spanish décor.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. About 25 minutes from town, this big resort offers tubing and easy access to nearby SeaWorld.
The Hotel Menger. This historic hotel opened in 1859 and been the hotel to stay at ever since—it's a favorite among presidents. Plus, it's right next to the Alamo.
This charming house with seven rooms—some of which have canopy beds, Jacuzzi tubs, or fireplaces—has long porch and overlooks the Guadalupe River. Don’t miss the housemade chocolate chip cookies.
Limestone building on 300 acres, next door to Sea World, that is a playground for families, thanks to amenities like its own 4-acre water park.
When Liz Lambert opened Austin’s San José and St. Cecilia, she almost single-handedly revived two fledgling neighborhoods. Now the Texas pioneer has set her sights on San Antonio, breathing new life into a grand Mediterranean Revival castle on a wooded stretch of the Riverwalk district.
The only hotel in San Antonio that directly overlooks the Alamo and the Riverwalk, Hyatt Regency offers guests a four-diamond hotel experience.
Formerly the Watermark Hotel & Spa
A minute’s stroll from the Alamo; historic photographs are displayed in the guest rooms.
1854 Spanish-colonial school transformed into a lovely hotel with French doors and courtyard fountains on the River Walk.
Oasis with a clay-tiled roof on a mesquite- and live oak-covered plateau 30 minutes from the historic downtown.
Twenty minutes from downtown, the resort is one of the brand’s newest (and largest) properties, with 1,002 rooms done in leather, wood, and stone, six restaurants, a 26,000-square-foot spa, two golf courses, a greenhouse, nature trails—even a water park.