San Antonio, deep in the heart of Texas, is the second most populated city in the state and a melting pot of Spanish, Mexican, and American influences. With so many things to do in this city, staying at a great hotel is essential. Here are some of the best hotels and bed and breakfasts in San Antonio that will make your visit both authentic and enjoyable.
This charming old hotel, three blocks from the Alamo, has witnessed a whole lot of San Antonio’s history and staff run tours of the hotel itself. Since 1909, it has offered state-of-the-art luxury for the discerning traveler. The emerald-green lobby retains its 1900s charm with towering ceilings, gold leaf impressions on armchairs, and an antique grand piano sitting pretty. Rooms are decidedly modern, overlooking Travis Park. Fresh Texan produce is whipped up into artfully presented dishes at award-winning ReBelle restaurant and no trip to the hotel is complete without a cocktail in the St Anthony Club, once a private meeting spot for the city’s big wigs and now open to all.
Towering above the city, this is probably one of the best places to stay in Antonio in terms of views. Head up to the rooftop lounge on the 20th floor and admire the twinkling city lights alongside a menu of craft cocktails and Mediterranean small plates. The signature restaurant is headed up by local celebrity chef Steve McHugh, using the best of Texan farm produce in his fine-dining menu. Classy rooms in a rich palette of teal and chocolate boast floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the Riverwalk below.
Suzy Pope contributed additional reporting to this article.
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