The Best Hotels to Book Near SeaWorld, San Antonio
Spend the morning poolside in your hotel before visiting the incredible SeaWorld in San Antonio | Courtesy of Hillside Boutique Hotel / Expedia.com
Heading to San Antonio‘s SeaWorld? Here, you’ll find live shows, a Sesame Street Party Parade and, of course, penguins, bottlenose dolphins and a variety of marine life. There’s also Aquatica – a family-friendly waterpark with adrenaline-pumping rollercoasters and rides. And when you need a place to rest, stay in one of these top hotels close by – now bookable on Culture Trip.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
Hotel, Chain Hotel
4.4/5 (921 Reviews)
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Now from $245 per night
The family-friendly Hyatt Regency is directly next to SeaWorld. You won’t be hearing any complaints of boredom here – it features a waterpark with a lazy river, wave machine, multiple pools and lots of waterslides. It lies on 300 acres (121ha) of historic ranch land, with family-friendly activities including bicycles, hiking trails, beach volleyball, golf, tennis and a spa. At night, you’ll rest easy in one of the country-chic rooms or suites.
Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio SeaWorld - Westover Hills
4.3/5 (976 Reviews)
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Now from $153 per night
Keeping with the water theme, the highlight of this Courtyard by Marriott is the indoor-to-outdoor pool with a swim-up bar. You can also relax in the jacuzzi and sip a cocktail at the Waves Pool Bar. Kids will love the fountains at the pool play area and the small theater in the lobby. Comfort is key here – the hotel is just 2mi (3km) from SeaWorld and a booking includes a complimentary shuttle service to the park.
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
4.3/5 (1487 Reviews)
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Now from $131 per night
The rooms here are big and airy – with an aquatic-themed children’s suite that has coral walls, stingray beanbags and colorful beds. The room is full of surprises with a treasure chest stuffed with books and costumes. The bathroom features a saltwater fish tank and decor that creates the illusion of being under the sea. Kids and adults will love the other hotel amenities, including the beautiful indoor and outdoor pools.
Hillside Boutique Hotel
4.4/5 (784 Reviews)
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Now from $124 per night
Texas hospitality meets southern charm at the Hillside, the most upscale boutique hotel in the area. Each room is uniquely decorated with custom furniture and farmhouse-chic interior design – such as handwoven rugs and repurposed sliding barn doors. It’s all in the small details at the Hillside, including the daily turndown service and photos throughout the property from the town’s early days. Unwind by the swimming pool in the private cabanas with panoramic views of the Hill Country.
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
4.4/5 (1800 Reviews)
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Now from $139 per night
Sleep in luxury directly on the River Walk at Hotel Valencia. Blending Spanish colonial design with contemporary Argentine-gaucho style, this hotel features rooms and suites that overlook a central courtyard. Latin flavor is found throughout the property – wine or dine at Dorrego’s, the only Argentinian-inspired restaurant in the city. Guests can enjoy weekly events, including flamenco nights – end the evening with a laid-back performance from a flamenco guitarist. Handbuilt details make up the rooms, such as the 18ft (5m) solid wood ebony credenza and custom-built headboards.
4.4/5 (720 Reviews)
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Now from $190 per night
The design of the Havana was inspired by the tropical allure of the hotel’s Caribbean namesake – built in the Mediterranean Revival style, popular in early 1990s Cuba. With locally sourced pine floors, high ceilings and elegant terraces, the historic elements of the hotel have also been beautifully restored. Each guestroom is unique, with a mix of modern amenities and vintage pieces, such as cast-iron bed frames, retro radios and colorful woven rugs.
Eilan Hotel and Spa, Ascend Resort Collection
4.4/5 (774 Reviews)
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Now from $222 per night
Reminiscent of Antebellum homes and the elegant mansions found throughout the South, the Eilan is about a 20-minute drive from SeaWorld. If you want a touch of extravagance, book a luxurious guest room with floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathroom vanities and plush bedding. Old-world opulence reigns here – finished with grand ballrooms and swanky sitting rooms. Step back in time in the ballroom dance studio or perfect your swing at the golf simulator.
Inn on the Riverwalk
4.7/5 (123 Reviews)
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Now from $250 per night
Steeped in history and charm, the Inn on the Riverwalk consists of three Victorian homes with 13 luxury suites. With a spot on the river edge, you can easily access the best that San Antonio has to offer. Stay in one of the four spacious rooms at Cottage House for a chance to relax on the wraparound porch. The main house provides bright and airy rooms – most with easy access to a shared balcony overlooking downtown. No matter which room you choose, though, you’ll get a made-to-order Tex-Mex breakfast every morning.
La Cantera Resort and Spa
4.5/5 (1470 Reviews)
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Now from $181 per night
La Cantera pairs distinctive southern charm with luxury-meets-ranch decor. The resort may be Texas-sized with 496 rooms, 34 boutique-style villas and an adults-only floor, but you can easily escape your daily routine for a bit of R&R. Indulge at the spa, play a round of golf, get active on the private trails or lounge at one of the five pools – including an adults-only infinity pool. Parents will love the daily kids’ activities here, with interactive and engaging indoor and outdoor programming.
These recommendations were updated on September 21, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.