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15 Popular San Antonio Hotels for Every Style & Budget

San Antonio is rich in history, culture and modern attractions, known for the Alamo and River Walk. Catering to all types of travellers, you’ll find exciting theme parks, art galleries, museums, leafy parks and easy access to Hill Country. The top San Antonio hotels also offer a variety of choices, whether you’re a budget-savvy traveller or looking for a lavish getaway.

The Alamo, San Antonio, TX

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With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve narrowed down the most popular hotels in San Antonio. Organized by travel budgets (luxury, mid-range and budget-friendly), these top hotels cater to all travellers. Near the city’s most sought-after attractions, they offer on-site perks such as pampering spas, on-site restaurants and outdoor pools.

Top Luxury Hotels in San Antonio

The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio

The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio, popular san antonio hotel

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One of the top San Antonio hotels for luxury travellers, The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio is located downtown. Opened in 1909, this historic gem embodies old-world splendour, featuring fine dining and rooftop infinity pool. Sip margaritas in a private cabana or head to Rebelle for award-winning seafood dishes.

The vintage-inspired rooms feature modern amenities such as pillow-top beds, free Wi-Fi and marble tubs. However, for lavish living, you can upgrade to a Suite for a living room and/or fireplace. The extra-large John Wayne Suite pays homage to the Duke himself who stayed here while filming “The Alamo”.

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Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 200 – USD 6,276
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 300 East Travis Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

Hotel Emma

Hotel Emma

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Once a 19th-century Brewhouse, Hotel Emma is now considered one of the best San Antonio hotels with 5-star facilities. Step inside and be greeted with a complimentary La Babia margarita, then enjoy the rooftop pool, 3,700-volume library and complimentary cruiser bikes. Alternatively, opt for locally sourced cuisine at one of the trendy on-site restaurants.

Individually decorated rooms feature flat-screen TVs and in-room pantries with seasonally sourced South Texas treats. Elevate your stay with an upgraded room or suite with floor-to-ceiling River views, claw-foot tubs and terraces with fireplaces. Two-story suites add even extra space.

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Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 365 – USD 1,259
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 136 East Grayson, San Antonio, TX 78215, United States

Omni La Mansion del Rio

Omni La Mansion del Rio,popular san antonio hotel

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Located on the historic River Walk, Omni La Mansion del Rio offers a convenient home base for exploring San Antonio. In addition to gorgeous Spanish colonial architecture, it features a riverfront restaurant, heated pool and access to a posh spa. Don’t miss the views of downtown San Antonio from the rooftop Cafe.

Chic Deluxe Rooms feature HDTVs and Keurig coffee machines, while Riverwalk Rooms boast a romantic setting with river views. Go all out with a stay in the one-bedroom suite with a living room, or take in unparalleled River Walk views from a lavish Parlor Suite.

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Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 174 – USD 2,867
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 112 College Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk

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Offering a convenient downtown location, San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter is one of the best San Antonio hotels for exploring the city. In addition to its indoor/outdoor pool, HotelsCombined visitors love its on-site coffee house where you can build a snack cooler to be delivered poolside. However, you can also enjoy handcrafted cocktails and local fare at Tributary.

Newly renovated modern rooms feature flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, Wi-Fi and coffeemakers. Upgrade your stay by choosing one of the posh suites, which include perks such as a private balcony with stunning river views, M Club Lounge access and large living rooms.

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Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 170 – USD 287
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

Hotel Contessa – Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk

Hotel Contessa - Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk, popular san antonio hotel

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Live the suite life at Hotel Contessa – Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk, the only all-suite hotel on the River Walk. It’s a favourite amongst the luxury San Antonio Hotels because of its rooms with loft-like living spaces, which feature locally inspired artwork and floor-to-ceiling windows with River Walk or city skyline views.

Sample local flavours at Las Ramblas Restaurant or a speciality cocktail at the riverside Cork Bar. Relaxation comes easy at The Spa at Hotel Contessa, which treats guests to a range of personalized treatments, or you can enjoy panoramic skyline views from the rooftop pool and fitness centre.

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Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 187 – USD 215
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 306 West Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

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Top Mid-Range Hotels in San Antonio

Hilton Palacio Del Rio

Hilton Palacio Del Rio, popular san antonio hotel

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One of the best San Antonio Hotels if you’re looking for mid-range prices, Hilton Palacio Del Rio is on the River Walk surrounded by shops, dining and nightlife. Stylish rooms feature flat-screen TVs, mini fridges, coffee makers and balconies with city views, while Junior Suites add spacious living rooms.

Ready to explore? The Rio San Antonio cruises board right at the hotel, while there’s plenty of on-site perks to keep you close. In addition to a rooftop pool, there’s a lively sports bar and riverside restaurant serving South Texas-inspired cuisine. You can also sip pints at Durty Nelly’s, the Irish pub with cosy fireplaces, stone walls and nightly sing-a-longs.

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Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 127 – USD 380
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: 200 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

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Located on the San Antonio River, Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk is within walking distance to top attractions. Bask in the sunshine on the deck of the rooftop pool (which also has two whirlpools) or grab a quick bite at Teller’s Bar. Also, your stay includes free breakfast and a daily “Kickback” happy hour with food and drinks.

Rest up in one of the cosy rooms, which feature free Wi-Fi, mini fridges and microwaves. Two-room suites add living rooms and pull-out sofa sleepers, while specialty rooms boast terraces with city views. Travelling with the kids? San Antonio’s top theme parks are a short drive away.

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Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 120 – USD 219
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 105 South St Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, popular san antonio hotel

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Hotel Valencia Riverwalk boasts elegant riverfront rooms with custom-made beds, plantation shutters and balconies with River Walk views. Suites add another level of luxury with Smart TVs, oversized leather armchairs and living rooms.

Foodie fans highly-praise the on-site restaurant Dorrego’s, which is considered one of the best restaurants in San Antonio. Overlooking the River Walk, it stands out for its creative Argentinian-inspired menu with influences from Spain, Italy and France. Catch one of the lively Flamenco nights featuring live entertainment or browse the curated wine list at the bar.

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Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 135 – USD 256
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 150 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk

Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk

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Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk is a short stroll from the River Walk, featuring cosy rooms with perks such as free W-Fi and flat-screen HDTVs. Splurge for a suite for extra space, as well as a living area with a sleeper sofa, wet bar and mini fridge.

Fuel up with classic American-style dishes at Windows on the River Restaurant & Lounge (including its famous Fire Cracker Shrimp and Stuffed Jalapenos), or tackle one of the Texas-sized margaritas at the bar. In addition to a Grab and Go market with drinks and snacks, guests can take advantage of the hotel’s sparkling outdoor pool and whirlpool.

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Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 141 – USD 412
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 217 North Saint Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78205-2303, United States

Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk, popular san antonio hotel

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A historic gem turned luxury hotel, Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk is conveniently located on the San Antonio River. In addition to a rooftop pool, guests will love the complimentary breakfast with coffee, fresh fruits and biscuits and gravy. In addition, there are nightly happy hour events with free food and drinks.

Each of the stylish rooms features free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, microwaves and mini fridges, while suites add comfy living rooms. Travelling with the family? Choose a Queen Terrace with two queen-size beds and a private outdoor terrace.

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Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 111 – USD 249
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 201 North St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

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Top Budget Hotels in San Antonio

Menger Hotel

Menger Hotel

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Offering incredible value for your money, Menger Hotel offers the perfect blend of affordable rooms and enticing on-site facilities. Rooms feature private balconies with views of the Alamo, Alamo Plaza, pool or Spanish courtyard garden. Stay in the Alamo Plaza King with Balcony for some of the best city views.

In this stately Victorian-era hotel, you’ll find an outdoor pool and elegant restaurant with live jazz. Established in 1859, The Colonial Room is considered a San Antonio landmark. For a step back in time, grab a drink at Menger Bar, where Teddy Roosevelt once recruited Rough Riders for the Spanish-American War.

Nearby Attractions

  • The Alamo (31 metres)
  • Margaritaville Restaurant San Antonio (400 metres)
  • Shops at Rivercenter (400 metres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 109 – USD 248
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

Hyatt Place San Antonio Riverwalk

Hyatt Place San Antonio Riverwalk, popular san antonio hotel

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One of the best San Antonio hotels for budget-savvy travellers, Hyatt Place San Antonio Riverwalk is just steps from the city’s top attractions. In addition to complimentary breakfast, there’s a casual bar and 24-hour market with grab-and-go items. Also, there’s an outdoor pool and fitness centre.

The pet-friendly hotel features spacious rooms with plush Hyatt Grand beds, HDTVs and Cozy Corners with sofa-sleepers. Perfect for couples or small families, the upgraded King and Two Double Bed rooms add picture-perfect river views.

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Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 72 – USD 52
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 601 South Saint Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk, popular san antonio hotel

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Less than one block from the convention centre, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk offers an ideal location for business and leisure travellers alike. In addition to free Wi-Fi, the pet-friendly hotel boasts complimentary breakfast, an outdoor pool and business centre.

After a long day of sightseeing, relax in one of the spacious rooms with mini fridges, microwaves and flat-screen HDTVs. Also, the full-service lobby 501 Lounge bar serves a selection of beers, wine and classic cocktails. If you’re here for business, book one of the meeting rooms and event spaces.

Nearby Attractions

  • Shops at Rivercenter (300 metres)
  • Henry B. González Convention Center (1 kilometre)
  • The Amazing Mirror Maze (750 metres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 80 – USD 147
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 303 Blum Street, San Antonio, TX 78205-3303, United States

Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Downtown/Market Square

Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Downtown/Market Square

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Save money with a stay at Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Downtown/Market Square, which offers a prime location in the historic downtown. The spacious rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and mini fridges, while spacious suites add living rooms.

Not only does it offer a heated outdoor pool and state-of-the-art gym, but there’s also a Bistro serving breakfast, Starbucks beverages and all-American favourites like burgers and pasta. If you’re in a hurry, pick up snacks at the grab-and-go market.

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Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 77 – USD 151
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 600 Santa Rosa South, San Antonio, TX 78204, United States

Pear Tree Inn San Antonio Airport

Pear Tree Inn San Antonio Airport, popular san antonio hotel

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Perfect for a long layover or short city break, Pear Tree Inn San Antonio Airport is only 15 minutes from downtown. It boasts a long list of enticing amenities, including complimentary breakfast, as well as evening snacks and beverages (like nachos, pretzels, beer, wine and soda). Best of all, there’s a free airport shuttle.

Get a peaceful night of beauty sleep in one of the stylish rooms, which feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, microwaves and mini fridges. If you’re travelling with the kids or in a small group, opt for the Deluxe room with two queen-size beds.

Nearby Attractions

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 80 – USD 119
Guest Rating: 9
Address: 143 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216, United States

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Explore The City Like a Local in These Popular San Antonio Hotels

San Antonio before the Storm

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They say everything is bigger in Texas, and San Antonio proves it with its long list of activities and attractions. In addition to its iconic cultural attractions, you’ll find a thriving food scene, lively local events and a walkable city centre. Get the most out of your trip in one of these top San Antonio hotels, which offer convenient locations for sightseeing and inviting on-site amenities.

What are your favourite San Antonio hotels? Let us know in the comments below.

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