In the heart of downtown, the Alamo may be smaller than imagined but it holds an important significance in Texas history. Now a symbol of Texas Liberty, the Alamo was a former mission and site of the Battle of the Alamo. From historic lodging to modern hotels, there are plenty of choice hotels near the Alamo, a landmark of the Texas Revolution.
Hotel Gibbs, on the original ground of the Alamo, pairs distinctive Texan charm with contemporary art deco style. The main draw of the Gibbs is its prime location near attractions like local shops and restaurants – it’s just 100ft (30m) from the main entrance of the iconic River Walk. Other highlights include the hotel’s breakfast tacos, the casual bar and a 24-hour gym with a dry sauna.
It’s all glamor at the St Anthony, in the heart of downtown San Antonio – think museum-worthy sculptures, oversized chairs, and elaborate chandeliers. The rooms are an eclectic mix of mid-century modern furniture and classic baroque furniture pieces. For the ultimate relaxation area, head to the rooftop for the infinity pool and private cabanas.
Greenery and tropical plants reign at the Riverwalk Plaza Hotel – the lobby, public areas, and outdoor spaces are covered in plants and art inspired by nature. Elsewhere, there’s a 24-hour lounge with games, including an oversized chessboard and shuffleboard. The rooms have an art deco-meets-modern vibe – the 1920s feel continues in the bar area and outside to the pool, with bold lighting fixtures and unique seating.
Looking for somewhere different to stay? Book into one of the best luxury hotels in San Antonio, or, if traveling with a four-legged friend, opt for a top pet-friendly stay. Inspire your itinerary with the most unusual things to see and do in the city; if you want to see more of Texas, take a road trip to Austin. Try one of the best cocktail bars while in San Antonio.
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