The 10 Best Hotels in San Antonio, Texas

Hotel Indigo San Antonio – Riverwalk is a charming boutique Spanish-style villa with plenty of outdoor spaces
Hotel Indigo San Antonio – Riverwalk is a charming boutique Spanish-style villa with plenty of outdoor spaces | Courtesy of Hotel Indigo San Antonio - Riverwalk / Expedia
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7 December 2020

Deep in the heart of Texas is San Antonio, the second most populated city in the state and full of Spanish, Mexican and American history. With so many things to do in this city, staying at a great hotel is essential. Here are some of the best hotels to stay in San Antonio that will make your visit both authentic and enjoyable.

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Hotel
4.5/5 (1787 Reviews)
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX
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Price Drop
Now from $192 per night
On San Antonio’s Riverwalk is Hotel Valencia, a luxury hotel with all of the fixings. The heavily awarded establishment boasts the reputable Citrus restaurant, 7,000sqft (650sqm) of meeting and event space and an excellent location right in the heart of San Antonio. Come stay here for a lavish vacation away or to do a business trip right.
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Eilan Hotel & Spa

Hotel
4.4/5 (774 Reviews)
Eilan Hotel and Spa, San Antonio TX
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Price Drop
Now from $229 per night
Out in the la Cantera district of San Antonio is the Eilan Hotel & Spa, located in a vibrant area of the city. The hotel is full of all the amenities needed for an enjoyable experience and the surrounding area has many spots to check out during your stay. Shop in the open-air malls on La Cantera Parkway or enjoy the Ripe Farmers’ Market every Sunday right outside of the hotel.
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The Hotel Contessa

Hotel
4.5/5 (3363 Reviews)
The Hotel Contessa - Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX
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Price Drop
Now from $220 per night
San Antonio’s Hotel Contessa is situated on the Riverwalk, with luxury suites right on the water in a vibrant and extremely scenic location. The hotel’s design and style is inspired by 20th-century Spanish art and its complete wedding packages makes it a popular location for couples to tie the knot. Close to all of the action in downtown, Hotel Contessa is a perfect destination for your stay in San Antonio.
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Hotel Indigo San Antonio – Riverwalk

Hotel, Villa
4.1/5 (939 Reviews)
Hotel Indigo San Antonio - Riverwalk
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Price Drop
Now from $133 per night
Hotel Indigo Riverwalk is a lovely boutique Spanish-style villa with plenty of outdoor terraces and balconies for guests to enjoy the views of San Antonio on the river. With close access to the trolley, guests have easy transportation to all of the main spots of downtown. Hop out the front door and take a water taxi to your next destination or use this location for a business conference in a bustling area of town.
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Hotel Havana

Hotel
4.4/5 (715 Reviews)
Ocho, Hotel Havana, San Antonio, TX
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Price Drop
Now from $215 per night
Originally built in 1914, Hotel Havana is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the best hotels in the city of San Antonio. Nestled among the aforementioned hotels on the Riverwalk in the Museum Reach area, Hotel Havana is smaller than many of the major hotels, making demand for accommodation constantly high. Watch out for Ocho, the dining room and lounge in the hotel that’s rated as one of the best in Texas.
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Mokara Hotel & Spa

Resort, Hotel
4.8/5 (931 Reviews)
Mokara Hotel & Spa, San Antonio, TX
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Price Drop
Now from $316 per night
All of the hotels listed are quality establishments, but the Mokara is definitely up there for the most lavish hotel in San Antonio. Mokara is the only four-star hotel in San Antonio and backs up its ranking with a state-of-the-art spa that is spread out over 17,000sqft (1,579sqm). At Mokara you’re close to all of the action of the city. Take a boat tour to your favorite restaurant on the water or relax and enjoy the beautiful resort.
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  • The Crockett Hotel

    Hotel
    4.3/5 (1043 Reviews)
    The Crockett Hotel, San Antonio, TX
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    Steps away from the Alamo is the historic and family friendly Crockett Hotel, located at the site where legendary Texan hero Davy Crockett and his small band of soldiers defended the Alamo against a siege from the Mexican army in 1836. With 138 guest rooms and suites, visitors can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in the many amenities the hotel has to offer, including a large outdoor pool and close proximity to all of the sites of the city.
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    The Fairmont Hotel

    Hotel
    3.9/5 (973 Reviews)
    The Fairmont Hotel, San Antonio, TX
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    Price Drop
    Now from $185 per night
    Across the street from the Henry B González Convention Center is the Fairmount Hotel, a historic, Victorian-style hotel with 37 guest rooms and suites, fully decorated to the highest quality. This three-story brick building is a perfect destination for anyone searching for a unique experience in San Antonio. The hotel also collaborates with the many festivals that occur in the city, making a trip to the Fairmount a sure bet for a good experience.
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    The Menger Hotel

    Hotel
    4.4/5 (1540 Reviews)
    The Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX
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    Price Drop
    Now from $134 per night
    The Menger Hotel is the oldest continually operated hotel located west of the Mississippi River. Near the Alamo and all of the sights of San Antonio, the Menger boasts an impressive 316 guest rooms. A walk through the lobby of the hotel shows how historic and important it is to the city; along the walls are pictures of famous guests of the hotel, including Teddy Roosevelt and baseball great Babe Ruth.
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    O'Brien Historic Hotel

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    O'Brien Historic Hotel, San Antonio, TX
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    Right on the Riverwalk and close to all of the other city attractions in San Antonio is the O’Brien Hotel. This small boutique hotel offers 39 individually decorated rooms at an affordable rate. A stay in this historic building will only enhance your visit to San Antonio. Walk a few blocks out the front door to stroll through the Riverwalk, the Alamo and the many museums scattered throughout the area.
    These recommendations were updated on December 7, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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