These San Antonio Hotels Are Some of Our Favorites



Where to Stay in San Antonio


In a state already rich with cultural heritage and exciting things to do, San Antonio stands out as city blending historical importance, modern entertainment, and plenty of good, old-fashioned fun.

Whether you want to explore San Antonio’s place in the battle for Texan independence at The Alamo, shop and dine along the city’s famous Riverwalk, or check out activities for the whole family at attractions like Six Flags or SeaWorld, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy!

Keep reading for our favorite spots to stay in San Antonio, Texas!




Best Hotels in San Antonio

To summarize, here’s a handy chart of our recommended San Antonio hotels. All include free wifi and are known for comfort, good location and great customer service.


Best San Antonio TX Hotels – Summary Comparison Chart

Name Location Best For Price
Menger Hotel Downtown Budget Check rates:
Hotel Contessa Riverwalk All Check rates:
Omni La Mansion Riverwalk Luxury Check rates:
The Westin Riverwalk Riverwalk All Check rates:
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Luxury Check rates:

Below is more information about each hotel and why we recommend it!





Menger Hotel

Heralded as the oldest operating hotel West of the Mississippi, the Menger Hotel boasts past American presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt among its guests and, just for those thrill-seekers, has a possibly-haunted hotel reputation as well!


What makes this one of San Antonio’s top hotels?

Guests will enjoy one of the best locations for San Antonio hotels, as the Menger is located in walking distance from the Alamo and just minutes away from the San Antonio riverwalk area.

While relaxing, guests can enjoy the Menger’s distinctive colonial architecture, replete with a gorgeous interior Spanish garden.

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Hotel Contessa

Hotel Contessa is probably the closest thing to the perfect one-stop shop of San Antonio hotels. This amazing facility is one of the best value hotels on the riverwalk in San Antonio – when most hotels on the beautiful river front cost a hefty nightly rate.

Best of all, Hotel Contessa is also within walking distance from downtown San Antonio attractions like HemisFair Park, La Villita and the Alamo!


Here’s why this is one of the best San Antonio hotels on the Riverwalk:

In addition to its prime location, Hotel Contessa has it all when it comes to amenities, as well. The in-house spa, rooftop pool, and numerous dining options ensure that everyone in the family has something to do during relaxation time.

Speaking of families, another great feature of this boutique hotel in San Antonio is the large number of suite options, perfect for families and kids!

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Omni La Mansion del Rio

The Omni La Mansion del Rio is yet another San Antonio hotel nestled right along the Riverwalk providing walking distance commutes to many of downtown San Antonio’s famed attractions.

Though a member of the larger Omni family of hotels, La Mansion del Rio really embraces San Antonio’s heritage, and nowhere is this more evident than in the lovely colonial furniture and art that adorn this space.


Why stay at this San Antonio boutique hotel?

With so much to do in San Antonio, La Mansion del Rio brilliantly offers lodging packages that integrate access to many activities outside the hotel, such as meal vouchers to nearby brunch and dinner locations and Riverwalk cruise tickets.

San Antonio has too many exciting things to fit in most vacation stays, so having an expert guide your itinerary is no small luxury!

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The Westin Riverwalk

With 473 rooms (including 65 suites) and the amazing Westin staples such as the Heavenly Bed, Heavenly Bath products, and spa access, the Westin Riverwalk is a can’t-miss opportunity to enjoy San Antonio charm in style.

Of course, another huge benefit is that it’s located right on San Antonio’s riverwalk!


Why stay at this San Antonio Riverwalk hotel?

As expected from a Westin, this hotel finds creative ways to differentiate and elevate its guest offering. My personal favorite feature of the Westin Riverwalk?

Getting outfitted with the latest fitness gear from New Balance for just $5 per day. Talk about staying fit on vacation in style!

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JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

As the name may suggest, the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa is isolated on its own, sprawling estate that measures about 20 miles from downtown San Antonio.

Because of this location, staying here probably makes the most sense for locals on a weekend getaway, honeymooners looking for a romantic San Antonio hotel, or luxury travelers looking for a unique experience.


For those eager to explore Texas hill country, here’s why this hotel is perfect:

Amenities, amenities, amenities!

Replete with a 9 acre water park (including the lazy river, a universally adored water park feature for my money), a 36-hole golf course, full-service spa, and 7 restaurants serving everything from Texas barbecue to authentic Mexican, the Hill Country Resort basically comes stocked with more resources and things to do than most entire American towns!

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And that’s it! Our guide to San Antonio’s best hotels to make the most of your stay.

Whether you’re looking for ultra-luxurious comfort, the best location in town, or no-frills budget cheap hotels, these top San Antonio hotels are sure to please.




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