Top 6 Hotels in San Antonio to Stay in For Your Next Trip to the City

Planning a trip to San Antonio? Check out these top hotels in the city.

Trying to schedule a work trip or vacation can be stressful. Not only will you need to figure out what mode of transportation you want to take, but you will also need to find somewhere to stay. If you are able to stay with friends or relatives, great! Otherwise, you will need to find a hotel to spend the night. If you’re traveling to San Antonio, you can rest assured that you’ll find a place that fits your needs and budget. Need help finding a place? We’ve got you covered! Check out our list of the top 6 hotels in San Antonio now!

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1. Hotel Emma

Unique and elegant hotel located inside a 19th-century brewery

Because the hotel’s infrastructure was built in the late 1800’s, you can find quirky and interesting artifacts like this structure. Image courtesy of Yelp

136 E Grayson | Tobin Hill |

The Hotel Emma offers a one-of-a-kind experience for guests. Built from a 19th-century brewery, the Hotel Emma still preserves many artifacts from the building’s former life as a brewery. Over the years, the Hotel Emma has earned prestigious awards and placed on lists like the 2020 Travel + Leisure Readers’ Choice awards and Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice list. 

Along with its large selection of rooms, the Hotel Emma also offers a bar, club room, and several full-service restaurants. Guests can dine at the Supper, Larder, or Sternewirth. All of the restaurants feature delicious food made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.   

“The hotel decor is very industrial chic. I absolutely loved their library room. They served complimentary coffee and tea from the library in the mornings. I was concerned the room would feel small, but with the high ceilings and industrial decor, I didn't feel that way in the slightest. Our view overlooked the Pearl courtyard area where families and friends gathered.” - Yelp Review

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2. Hyatt Regency San Antonio River Walk

Upscale hotel conveniently located in Downtown San Antonio

The Hyatt Regency boasts a fine, sleek lobby. Image courtesy of Yelp.

123 Losoya Street | Downtown |

The Hyatt Regency located along the famous River Walk is also a prime hotel destination. This popular hotel is conveniently located near some of San Antonio’s best restaurants and shops. Several on-site restaurants, a spa, and a fitness center are also available for guests. 

Inside your hotel room, you can find floor-to-ceiling windows that offer gorgeous views of the city as well as a minifridge, coffeemaker, and 65” flatscreen TV. Want to work on your tan? Head to the rooftop pool and soak in San Antonio’s warm and sunny weather. 

“We absolutely loved staying at this hotel for our first trip to San Antonio! Unfortunately, we were snowed in and happened to be there during a very rare snowstorm San Antonio saw. The hotel staff was incredible and stayed overnight in the hotel to make sure their guests were comfortable. The Q Kitchen Bar located within the hotel was one of the only restaurants open in the entire downtown area. We were so happy that we were here during the snowstorm and plan to stay here again.” - Yelp Review

3. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham

Popular hotel known for its friendly staff and spacious rooms

After a long day, you can look forward to resting in a cozy bed. Image courtesy of Yelp.

303 Blum St. | Downtown San Antonio |

Located near the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham are a popular choice among both business travelers and vacationers alike. The hotel is also located near the River Walk and the famous Alamo, giving you the perfect opportunity to sightsee and explore San Antonio’s best sites during your trip. 

La Quinta Inn & Suites offers a number of amenities, such as a business center, free breakfast, and an outdoor pool. If you’re looking for a hotel that is both convenient and practical, you can’t go wrong with La Quinta. 

“Impressive, comfortable hotel beautifully located within walking distance of the Alamo, San Fernando cathedral, shopping, dining, and other San Antonio cultural landmarks. If you're staying in San Antonio like we were (for business), and on a budget (require US government OMB rates) then this is the best place to stay.” - Yelp Review

4. Omni La Mansión del Rio

Charming hotel located along the banks of the San Antonio River Walk

Enjoy a sunny day out by the pool or spend some time inside the spa during your stay at the Omni La Mansion del Rio. Image courtesy of Yelp.

112 College St. | Downtown San Antonio |

The Omni La Mansion del Rio will transport you to a lush paradise filled with gorgeous Spanish colonial architecture and luxury amenities. Located right along the River Walk in Downtown San Antonio, the Omni La Mansion del Rio offers both convenience and high-class hospitality. 

Guests can stay inside and dine at one of the hotel’s several restaurants or take a walk outside and eat at a nearby restaurant. If they decide to stay, they can stop by Las Canarias, El Colegio, or Ostra. The outdoor pool also offers an outside bar where guests can enjoy some refreshing cocktails. A full spa and fitness center are also available for guests who want to relax or sweat out their stress. 

“I really lucked out booking at the La Mansion! It was a beautiful hotel with great staff and a prime spot on the river walk. Our room was clean, bed was comfy, there was room to work, and the toiletries were nice. The restaurants are closed because of covid but there are plenty open just outside (not a fan of ostra their affiliate across the way).” - Yelp Review

5. Hotel Indigo

Boutique hotel situated on the Museum reach of the San Antonio River Walk

Hotel Indigo offers a stunning view of the historic River Walk. Image courtesy of IHG.

830 N Saint Mary’s St. | Downtown |

The Hotel Indigo is another popular, high-class resting place for visitors. The outside welcomes you with a scenic fountain and calm lights that brighten up the surrounding trees. Nearby, guests can find the historic River Walk. An outdoor pool and terrace are also available for leisure and relaxation. 

In addition to its wide selection of rooms, the Hotel Indigo also offers upscale event spaces that can host up to 80 guests. With easy access to some of San Antonio’s most famous sites like the Alamo, the Hotel Indigo is the perfect spot for guests who want to enjoy a bit of luxury along with the convenience of staying close to the downtown area. 

“I am so shocked at how well the service and the hotel rooms are at the Hotel Indigo!  Especially during COVID I had such a great time, the hotel is only about 7 mins away from the River Walk and market square. The staff is amazing and so nice...We will definitely be coming back!” - Yelp Review

6. Hotel Havana

Chic and classy hotel that will make you feel right at home

Hotel Havana offers an elegant and rustic interior space. Image courtesy of Yelp

1015 Navarro St. | Downtown San Antonio |

Featuring a total of 27 rooms inside an intimate and historic property, the Hotel Havana offers a unique and memorable experience for guests. This boutique hotel offers a sense of intimacy and friendliness unmatched by most of the other hotels on the list. Throughout the hotel, you can find a vibrant and interesting selection of artwork and interior designs. A full-service restaurant is also open for guests. Typically, the Hotel Havana also offers a full bar. However, the bar is temporarily closed. Nonetheless, guests can expect an enjoyable and pleasant experience at the Hotel Havana. 

“This hotel was fantastic! From location, esthetics, to the rooms and front desk, everything was incredible! I booked a night here to celebrate my moms birthday and explore San Antonio. We were within walking distance of many excellent restaurants and Hopscotch. Upon arrival we were greeted by Rebecca who is the sweetest! Check in was a breeze!” - Yelp Review

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San Antonio offers a wide selection of hotels that can accommodate any preference or budget. Are you planning to travel to San Antonio soon? Where do you plan to stay? Let us know in the comments below!

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