The Most Pet-Friendly Hotels in San Antonio, Texas

Don’t leave your pets behind when vacationing in Texas
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20 January 2021

Making a trip to San Antonio, Texas’s most historic city and home of the famous Alamo? There’s no need to leave your dog or cat behind if you book a room at one of these top pet-friendly hotels. Many lie near the vibrant San Antonio River Walk, which is ideal for dog strolls, and offer plenty of pet treats and amenities.

Menger Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel
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Menger Hotels
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The Menger Bar, built in 1859, counts Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders as some of its most famous patrons. The grand hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, boasts Victorian-era decor and museum-grade furnishings in its suites – many of which showcase views of the Alamo. Dogs up to 40lb (18kg) can stay at the hotel for a $125 fee. While they can’t be left alone, there’s an on-site Spanish courtyard garden, and you’re adjacent to the River Walk.

Omni La Mansión del Rio

Chain Hotel, Luxury
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Omni La Mansion del Rio
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Two cats or dogs – weighing no more than 50lb (23kg) – are welcome at this hacienda-style hotel on the River Walk. You’ll need a valid credit card on file, and there’s a cleaning fee of $125. However, your pets can be left alone, if crated, while you explore San Antonio. The Four-Diamond hotel dates back to 1853 and has a Spanish feel, with wood-beamed ceilings, terracotta floor tiles and a heated pool in the fountain courtyard.

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Mokara Hotel and Spa

Resort, Hotel
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Mokara Hotel & Spa, San Antonio
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Mokara Hotel and Spa, which allows two pets weighing up to 25lb (11kg) each to stay for a $125 charge, is perfectly positioned for dog outings on the River Walk. Your cat or dog can also be left unattended in a crate while you’re out enjoying Mokara’s rooftop pool, a seafood feast at its award-winning restaurant, Ostra, or a tranquil treatment at the spa. Suites are ideal for pet stays, with separate living areas and balconies.
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The St Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Chain Hotel, Luxury, Spa Hotel
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The St. Anthony, A Luxury Collection Hotel
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The St Anthony, known as the first luxury hotel in Texas, is a landmark building that’s hosted prominent ranchers and politicians since its conception in 1909. It’s been extensively refurbished but retains an old-world feel, with ballrooms, marble columns and an antique piano. As for its pet policy, the hotel charges a $100 fee for up to two dogs weighing up to 40lb (18kg), and you’ll be given pet beds and bowls at check-in, along with directions to nearby Travis Park for walks and toilet breaks.

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  • Crockett Hotel

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    The Crockett Hotel, San Antonio
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    Named for the American war hero and Alamo defender Davy Crockett, this 1909 hotel celebrates all things Texas. Expect views of the Alamo when you open the plantation shutters in your room, Texas-shaped waffles at breakfast and fiery local whiskeys and microbrews at Ernie’s Bar. For a $60 fee, up to two pets – cats or dogs – are welcomed at the Crockett Hotel with treats and bowls, and there’s a grassy relief area on the property.

    The Emily Morgan, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

    Business Hotel, Chain Hotel
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    The Emily Morgan, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
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    You’ll get bowls, treats and a map of San Antonio’s pet-friendly attractions, restaurants and dog parks when you check into Emily Morgan with your furry companion. Two dogs, weighing no more than 50lb (23kg), can stay for $50 per guest room; bring a crate so your dog can snooze in your room while you sightsee. The River Walk is only three blocks away from this hotel, named after the woman who helped defeat the Mexican army during the Texas Revolution.

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    Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade

    Budget Hotel
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    Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
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    Pet-friendly rooms are on the eighth floor of this Omni hotel, overlooking downtown, and they offer plenty of space – some with living areas and wet bars. You’ll get a pet bed, bowls and a special chef-made snack for your companion at check-in – two dogs up to 50lb (23kg) or cats are permitted for a $125 fee. Give your phone number to reception if you want to leave your pet unattended while you sightsee or use the hotel pools.

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    These recommendations were updated on January 20, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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