San Antonio is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Texas. It has a wealth of historic sites, outdoor activities, great shopping centers and boutiques, and some of the best Tex-Mex food and barbecue in the country. Alamo City’s River Walk is a big draw for visitors, as is the excellent variety of luxurious hotels in the area. As nice as the city can be, so can the accommodations. We decided to narrow it down for you when it comes to places to stay if you’re visiting.
Here are five of the top hotels in San Antonio.
Mokara Hotel & Spa
The 4-star Mokara Hotel & Spa is located in a gorgeous ocher brick building. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for hotels in San Antonio that are along the River Walk, and it’s also located close to Rivercenter Mall and the Aztec Theater.
On-site is a plush rooftop swimming pool that provides great views of the city. Mokara Hotel & Spa also has a fully equipped fitness center, valet parking, and a deluxe spa with 18 different treatment rooms. Dining options on the property include a rooftop cafe and a seafood restaurant called Ostra. The latter is an upscale establishment with contemporary decor and a menu filled with tempting dishes such as raw oysters, crab cakes, and Thai style fried chicken. The cafe is on the rooftop near the pool and is a nice place to enjoy a cocktail, baked treat, or light lunch.
Rooms at this hotel have sweeping ceilings, sophisticated decor, and marble tile accents. Coffee is delivered to guests for free, and the WiFi is also complimentary. Upgraded suites have private balconies and separate living areas. The spacious en suite bathrooms for all accommodation options include designer toiletries and spa tubs.
Nightly rate: starts at $289
Noble Inns is a three-star bed and breakfast that’s popular with locals and visitors alike. It’s one of the many hotels in San Antonio near the downtown area, but this mansion from the antebellum period sits in the William Historic District. Noble Inns is close to Tower of the Americas, and the lush 1.5 acre property also has its own wonderful amenities and sights.
Its verandas are reminiscent of the Old South, and you can enjoy your complimentary full breakfast there. Alternatively, guests can dine at Noble Inns’ opulent and grand dining hall. Rooms at this B&B feature beautiful antiques, fine linens, feather beds, free WiFi, flat screen televisions with cable channels, DVD players, and mini fridges. The spacious tubs in the bathrooms are a nice touch, as is the private porch.
Nightly rate: starts at $169
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency’s four-star Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio is a fabulous option for visitors wanting high end accommodation on a golf course. The property spans 300 acres and is a short distance from SeaWorld and Government Canyon State Natural Area.
In addition to a well maintained 27 hole golf course, the resort has its own five acre water park, cabanas beside the pool equipped with flat screen TVs, and Wildflower Spa. The latter is located in a unique reclaimed building and has a wonderful steam room, spa pool, sauna, and offers a host of world class treatments.
Guests will find a wide variety of dining options on-site. In addition to a general store and three casual eateries that serve filling bites and quick meals, the hotel has several bars and upscale restaurants with elegant decor. Antlers Lodge is the place to go for Texas style fare served in beautiful surroundings, while the Springhouse Cafe has regional and Southwestern cuisine on its menu. Guests by the pool can easily stop by Ed’s Pool Bar and Grill, which serves refreshing cocktails, drinks, burgers, and satisfying salads.
The rooms at this Hyatt property include coffeemakers, desk areas, flat screen televisions, minifridges, and complimentary WiFi. Upgraded options have private patios and balconies, spacious living areas, and access to an exclusive lounge that serves free breakfast and snacks. There’s also a separate building available for reservation with its own Jacuzzi and fully equipped kitchen.
Nightly rate: starts at $179
The St. Anthony
One of the top stately hotels in San Antonio is The St. Anthony. This 4-star property has a history that dates back to 1909 and it sits across from Travis Park. The St. Anthony is less than a ten minute walk from both the Alamo and the River Walk.
Amenities at this fine hotel include a luxe bar, exercise and fitness center, business center with 15 meeting rooms, a ballroom, and private cabanas. There’s also a rooftop pool with a beautiful terrace surrounding it. For guests who prefer to fine on-site there’s the Library Cafe, which serves a delicious breakfast each morning, as well as Rebelle, a seafood restaurant with fresh dishes and modern decor. A contemporary lounge with stylish decor, Haunt, is also on-site as is the stunning St. Anthony Club.
Accommodation features a very modern and upscale feel with fine Italian linens, WiFi access, 42 inch flat screen televisions, and minibars. Upgraded suites include separate living areas.
Nightly rate: starts at $186
Sitting along the River Walk is Hotel Contessa, a four-star hotel with close proximity to top area attractions. Its one of the most popular hotels in San Antonio that’s near both the Alamo and the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
Some of the amenities at Hotel Contessa include a rooftop lounge area with a heated pool, hot tub, and fantastic city views. There’s also a relaxing spa on-site as well as a gym that’s open 24 hours a day. Restaurants on the property include the swanky Cork Bar, a relaxed cafe and coffeehouse, and Las Ramblas. Las Ramblas is the hotel’s signature restaurant that serves tapas and Spanish style food with a Texas twist.
The rooms at this hotel have vibrant Spanish themed decor, lovely views of the river and city, flat screen televisions, complimentary WiFi, and desk areas with fine furniture. Suites with sofa beds and separate living rooms are also available, as is room service.
Nightly rate: starts at $155