It is a great city to visit and an even better city to call home. That is what has made San Antonio one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. San Antonio is growing and changing rapidly, and the tourist industry is doing its best to keep up. Some of the newer hotels are particularly inclined to offer guests a luxury experience while still maintaining the laid back essence that defines this city.  San Antonio was still the foremost city of Texas, with some 2,500 inhabitants. It grew rapidly after independence, led by large numbers of German immigrants.

1.HOTEL EMMA :

A historical hotel, authentic and welcoming, Hotel Emma was once a 19th-century Brewhouse. Now it’s an extraordinary 146-room riverfront hotel and the flagship for Pearl’s culinary and cultural community on the northern edge of downtown San Antonio.

Hotel Emma was once a 19th-century Brewhouse. Welcome to Hotel Emma, a gathering place for people who are passionate about food and eager to experience the authentic spirit of San Antonio. Comfortable and unconventional, the hotel’s historical ambiance enhances a new standard of South Texas luxury and geniality. Immerse yourself in rich social experiences that showcase culinary wonders and the nuances of local San Antonio culture.

When you stay at Pearl’s Hotel Emma, you’ll San Antonio as if you are staying at the well-appointed home of extremely interesting friends, your visit peppered with warm social experiences, genuine cultural flavor, insider knowledge, and delightful surprises unique to the hotel, the neighborhood and the city. You can rent a bicycle or hail a River Taxi to hit touristy spots downtown. The happening Pearl district offers more than a dozen restaurants, a culinary school with cooking classes, two microbrew-pubs, local boutiques, bars, bakeries and coffee shops, with a weekend farmers’ market and regular events.

2.ST. ANTHONY :

Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, The St Anthony Hotel is a designated national historic landmark with an outdoor heated pool, private cabanas, and a pool bar. Each guestroom features high ceilings, wood and marble finishes, and pillow-top beds.

Offering an over-sized work station, each room is equipped with a minibar and a 42″ flat-screen TV. Guest beds offer a headboard with reading light. The private bathrooms are fitted with a bath or shower, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. The hotel features free WiFi throughout the property.

A ballroom with a fully-lit stage and spacious balcony is available at St Anthony. Guests can also enjoy the 24-hour business center, meeting space, fitness center, and full-service concierge. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Guests can start the day with an American breakfast at Loggia, then enjoy lunch or dinner at ReBelle, which offers locally-sourced produce and fresh seafood. Sip cocktails and grab a bite to eat at The Haunt, or enjoy Texas-inspired drinks and live jazz music at the historic St. Anthony Club.

3.JW MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA:

this hotel is 22 km from San Antonio International Airport. The hotel offers a waterpark, full-service spa, and rooms with iPod docking stations.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort rooms include a flat-screen TV and refrigerator. The rooms are equipped with a coffee maker. Wi-Fi is available. Guests at the JW Marriott San Antonio Resort can dine in one of 7 restaurants, which serve American and Southwestern food. The hotel features a Starbucks and the Crooked Branch Bar, which serves cocktails and Tex-Mex food.

JW Marriott guests can enjoy the on-site water park featuring water slides and a lazy river. Adults can relax at the spa, which features a private swimming pool. The children’s club features daily activities and child care. This San Antonio Hill Country JW Marriott Resort is 30 km from Six Flags Fiesta Texas amusement park.

A six-acre water park and seven restaurants are also available there. Their rooms offer cozy beds, scenic views, soft robes & large bathrooms. Guests will also enjoy the open lobby with free Wi-Fi. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful respite, productive conference or a fun-filled family vacation, our luxurious Hill Country resort will not only exceed your expectations but redefine them altogether.

4.EILAN HOTEL:

This boutique hotel, located 1.6 km from Six Flags Fiesta Texas, offers views of the Texas Hill Country. All rooms feature free WiFi.

A 42-inch flat-screen TV is featured in all guest rooms at Eilan Hotel Resort and Spa. The room décor features Tuscan-inspired details and a calming color palette. It offers Tuscan flair and luxury amenities in a boutique hotel setting. With a cabana-lined, outdoor pool, upscale spa and state-of-the-art fitness center, our hotel is one-of-a-kind in San Antonio. Located near the upscale Shops at La Cantera, you’ll be well-positioned to take advantage of other area attractions, too.

An on-site spa at Eilan Resort offers massages, manicures, and facials. The outdoor swimming pool is complete with cabanas as well as food and beverage service. A state-of-the-art fitness center and tennis courts are available for recreational use.

Sustenio, the hotel’s original restaurant, offers American cuisine with regional influences. The restaurant uses a farm-to-table approach featuring local, sustainable ingredients. Custom catering menus and an extensive wine list are available. Palmer Course at La Cantera is 10 minutes’ drive away. The Shops at La Cantera is 3.2 km from the hotel.

5.EMILY MORGAN HOTEL :

Guests are greeted with a warm cookie upon arrival to this hotel located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, just steps away from the historic Alamo. A flat-screen cable TV is available in each spacious room at The Emily Morgan Hotel – A DoubleTree by Hilton.

A coffee machine is featured in every room at this hotel. A work desk, ironing facilities and a safety deposit box are also provided. Bathrobes and a hairdryer are offered in the en suite bathrooms. A spacious swimming pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center are available to all guests. The Emily Morgan Hotel – A DoubleTree by Hilton also has an on-site library, valet parking for an additional fee, luggage storage, a 24-hour front desk, and concierge services.

ORO Restaurant and Bar offers a rotating seasonal menu featuring fresh ingredients from local farmers. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily. The bar menu includes an extensive selection of martinis and award-winning margaritas. La Villita, a unique shopping center filled with local craftsmen and art galleries is located less than 1 km away from the hotel.

6.HOTEL CONTESSA:

Perched quietly on the scenic Hotel Contessa offers large suites with an atmosphere of class and comfort. Recent guests have been impressed with Hotel Contessa’s genuinely friendly staff, which sets this property apart from large chain hotels found in downtown San Antonio. If you are tired of touring the sites, you can retreat to the Woodhouse Day Spa or the heated rooftop pool and Jacuzzi.

As the evening draws to a close, indulge in innovative Spanish cuisine at Las Ramblas Riverwalk Restaurant or grab a cocktail at the Cork Bar. And when it comes time to hit the hay, you’ll find Hotel Contessa’s rooms to be spacious, if not fairly standard with amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi and oversized bathrooms. But compared to room rates at other hotels, recent guests felt they got more than what they paid for somewhere else.

Rooms at Hotel Contessa provide a flat-screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning, and guests can stay connected with free wifi. In addition, while staying at Hotel Contessa guests have access to a concierge, a rooftop terrace, and room service. You can also enjoy a pool and a restaurant. While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the barbeque restaurants, including San Antonio Dinner Cruises, Smoke Shack, and Bolner’s Grocery & Meat Market, all of which are a short distance from Hotel Contessa. If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out The Alamo (0.5 km), San Antonio Market Square (0.9 km), or Tower of the Americas (0.8 km), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance. At Hotel Contessa, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to San Antonio.

7.HOLIDAY INN:

This hotel in downtown San Antonio is a 7 minute walk from Market Square shopping district. Guest rooms include free Wi-Fi and the hotel features an outdoor pool and on-site restaurant. Spacious rooms are decorated in tan colors and provide cable TV with pay-per-view movies. Each air-conditioned room at the Holiday Inn San Antonio-Downtown/Market Square includes wood furniture and a work desk.

Guests can use the 24-hour modern gym or work in the business center at Downtown San Antonio Holiday Inn Express Market Square. The hotel also offers 24-hour guest laundry facilities. The San Antonio Riverwalk is a 5-minute drive from the hotel. The Alamo is 2.3 km away.

This San Antonio Riverwalk hotel features an outdoor heated pool, game room, fitness center, and laundry service. We offer Complimentary Wireless High-Speed Internet Access in all guest rooms, meeting rooms and public spaces. Enjoy Windows on the River, a tri-level restaurant that offers a picturesque view of the Riverwalk. Entice your taste buds and join us for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Make sure to bring the whole family because at the Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel kids under 12 always eat free (some restrictions apply). The Holiday Inn Riverwalk s central location, grand hospitality, and elegance will ensure you have a memorable experience.

9.HYATT REGENCY :

Located along the San Antonio River Walk, this hotel is 100 m from The Alamo. It boasts a rooftop pool with 360-degree city views. Guest rooms offer free WiFi and a 42-inch flat-screen TV with cable and satellite channels.

Featuring a coffee machine and refrigerator, rooms also include a private bathroom with designer bath amenities. A seating area and a work desk are also offered. Guests of Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk can enjoy Texas-style cuisine at Q Restaurant. Guests can also grab a snack from the Mkt. Place or enjoy a creative cocktail from the Q Bar or poolside lounge. Room service is available.

A gym and a business center are on site for guest use. Gift shops are located in the hotel and a local shuttle service to other shops or restaurants is available. This hotel is within a 300 m of Rivercenter Mall and Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center. San Antonio International Airport is 14.5 km from Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk.

10.MENGER HOTEL :

Adjacent to the Alamo and the San Antonio River Walk, this historic hotel features a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Menger Hotel offers free WiFi.Guest rooms provide cable TV and seating areas. They also include desks and coffee makers.

The historic Menger Bar, a replica of London’s House of Lords Pub, features cherry paneling and booth seating. Room service is also available.The Menger Hotel’s tropical courtyard garden looks out onto an outdoor heated pool. On-site recreational amenities also include a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility with cardiovascular equipment. The full-service Alamo Plaza Spa offers spa treatments including massages, scrubs, facials, and a Finnish sauna. More than 11,618 square feet of flexible function space accommodates up to 750 guests and includes the Plaza Ballroom, 9 meeting and conference rooms, poolside rooms, and a terrace that overlooks the Menger Court.

Valet parking is available (surcharge). Complimentary wireless Internet access is offered in all public areas. The Menger Hotel is a smoke-free property.Built in 1859, the five-story Menger Hotel is next to the Alamo and just one block from the Children’s Museum and the shops at the Riverwalk; the arts community of La Villita is four blocks away. The hotel features the Colonial Room Restaurant and the historic Menger Bar, a replica of London’s House of Lord’s Pub. Additional amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a spa offering European-style treatments.

Menger Hotel offers a courtyard garden, hot tub, and gym. For added convenience, the hotel has a business center and meeting facilities. Their Colonial Room Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rivercenter Mall is adjacent to Menger Hotel. The hotel is 5 km from San Antonio Zoo and San Antonio Botanical Garden and 13 km from San Antonio International Airport.

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