Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio

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    Mokara Hotel & Spa
    San Antonio, TX
    #1 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1742 reviewsTripAdvisor (1742)
    Free WiFi

    Sitting just a short distance from San Antonio's River Walk, Mokara Hotel & Spa appeals to business and leisure travelers alike with its elegant decor and long list of amenities. Despite its downtown locale, Mokara Hotel & Spa's rooms are fairly spacious, featuring four-poster beds and plush lounge furniture wrapped in neutral tones. Recent guests highly recommend reserving a Riverview Room, which allows you to look over the River Walk from a private balcony. You can also get a good look at the city from the property's beautiful rooftop pool. When you're not ogling the vistas, indulge in Mokara Spa's soothing treatments or take the advice of previous visitors and nosh on sustainable seafood at Ostra. Previous visitors say the friendly staff makes staying here truly memorable, but those bringing a car should beware of expensive valet parking fees. 

    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1742 reviewsTripAdvisor (1742)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
    San Antonio, TX
    #2 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3448 reviewsTripAdvisor (3448)
    Free WiFi

    This trendy see-and-be-seen enclave on San Antonio's River Walk attracts the hippest and wealthiest lodgers. Dorrego's restaurant set the chic tone of the property, as stylish guests and locals sip impressive cocktails. The guest rooms are just as elegant: The European-style accomodations center around a cozy bed and feature deluxe amenities like flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, Egyptian cotton linens and private bars. And after a fashionable night out, guests find the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk's nightly turndown service (available upon request) to be the perfect, welcoming touch to close the evening. Late-night noise is prevalent, but that comes with the territory. Should you need a little pick-me-up come morning, an in-room massage should do the trick.

    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3448 reviewsTripAdvisor (3448)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Contessa
    San Antonio, TX
    #3 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3631 reviewsTripAdvisor (3631)
    Free WiFi

    Perched quietly on the scenic River Walk, 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 at this Benchmark Hospitality property.

    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3631 reviewsTripAdvisor (3631)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Omni La Mansión del Rio
    San Antonio, TX
    #4 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4546 reviewsTripAdvisor (4546)

    This historical property has seen the evolution of the River Walk and, more importantly, has kept up with it. Originally built in 1852 as a school, the shell of this Omni has enjoyed a prime downtown location for more than a century. Aside from the locale, visitors also appreciate the ambiance, praising the exposed-beam ceilings and bright-red decorative accents in the rooms. However, some feel that for the high price they're paying, their rooms could be updated. But the Omni La Mansión del Rio makes up for its old rooms with ample amenities: While here, spend some time by the pool or at the spa (located in the Mokara Hotel & Spa across the river), or get out and about in San Antonio on an Omni-organized history tour. Some guests weren't pleased with the River Walk noise and expensive parking, but gave high marks to the cuisine served at the award-winning Las Canarias restaurant. But for most, it's the hotel's friendly staff that truly makes staying here a pleasure. And if you're a member of the Omni Select Guest rewards program, you can spend the night in this popular hotel using points. What's more, members of the rewards program get free Wi-Fi access. 

    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4546 reviewsTripAdvisor (4546)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hilton Palacio Del Rio
    San Antonio, TX
    #5 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3368 reviewsTripAdvisor (3368)

    Guests say that they are delighted by this Hilton's superb location along San Antonio's River Walk, providing easy access to nearby shops, restaurants and attractions. And while some are harder to please than others, most visitors praise the hotel's guest rooms, which feature signature Serenity beds and expansive windows with sprawling city views. Travelers especially liked having a private balcony, saying that it was fun to sit and people watch. But don't spend all your time just watching – get out and do. In additional to the River Walk, The Alamo and San Fernando Cathedral are both within walking distance. Or if you'd rather stick around, you can opt for a dip in the pool or a a drink in Tex's Riverwalk Sports Bar. When dinnertime rolls around, guests highly recommend The River's Edge Café and Patio for its tasty cuisine. But the prices of this recently renovated Hilton outpost don't go down quite as easily: Many visitors complained about having to pay steep fees for internet usage and parking. To save on stays, become a Hilton Honors member and earn rewards points every time you stay at a Hilton hotel.

    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3368 reviewsTripAdvisor (3368)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
    San Antonio, TX
    #6 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3752 reviewsTripAdvisor (3752)
    Free WiFi

    Both business and leisure guests can't stop raving about this Hyatt Regency's location (two blocks from The Alamo and right on the River Walk). Some visitors say that the rooms could use a facelift, while others found the signature beds to be cozy and the Wi-Fi access and iPod docking stations to be useful. Other highlights include the heated rooftop pool and the full-service DASA Spa on the River Walk, which provides facials and massages. After a day spent sightseeing (or rejuvenating), enjoy some saucy Barbecue at the swanky Q Kitchen or mingle over cocktails at Q Bar. Just one word of advice about staying here: Leave your car at home if you can. Parking here costs a pretty penny. Members of the Hyatt Gold Passport loyalty program can save a bit of dough by using points for free nights.

    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3752 reviewsTripAdvisor (3752)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Grand Hyatt San Antonio
    San Antonio, TX
    #7 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4217 reviewsTripAdvisor (4217)
    Free WiFi

    Although the rooms are fairly standard at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio (spacious with all the necessary amenities), the location and customer service keep guests highly satisfied. The hotel is positioned in a quiet area just off San Antonio's iconic River Walk next door to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, making it a convenient home base for both business and leisure travelers. Previous visitors say they enjoyed spending time at this Hyatt's gym and outdoor lap pool. Others note that the hotel concierge is happy to arrange a tee time for you at one of the nearby golf courses. End your day with a hearty meal from Ruth's Chris Steak House and a cocktail at Bar Rojo. Because this is a Hyatt hotel, Hyatt Gold Passport loyalty club members can use points to pay for rooms or upgrades.

    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4217 reviewsTripAdvisor (4217)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio
    San Antonio, TX
    #8 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4377 reviewsTripAdvisor (4377)

    Location, location, location: That's the first thing recent guests note about this member of the Westin family, which overlooks the famous San Antonio River Walk. But then again, many chain hotels can brag about a similar seat. According to visitors, The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio distinguishes itself from the competition with exceptional customer service. Guests applaud the staff's professionalism and friendliness. The hotel also earns kudos for its spacious guest rooms. While brand-name properties often fall into a rut when it comes to design, The Westin Riverwalk sets itself apart yet again, boasting authentically Texan leather furniture and Heavenly Beds perched atop signature wrought iron frames. The property also houses an outdoor pool, The Woodhouse Day Spa and the acclaimed Zocca restaurant. Zocca serves Italian favorites with a side of spectacular views. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4377 reviewsTripAdvisor (4377)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    The Emily Morgan San Antonio - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    San Antonio, TX
    #9 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1873 reviewsTripAdvisor (1873)

    This monument to 1920s decadence remains a San Antonio landmark, even casting its long shadow on the city's beloved Alamo. Right across the street from that historic fort, The Emily Morgan Hotel— the self-proclaimed "Official Hotel of the Alamo"—has offered urban luxury and premier service for decades. And because of it's affiliation with DoubleTree Hotels (a member of the vast Hilton Hotel community), guests are treated to all the personality of a boutique hotel and the reliability of a chain. However, its age also means that the rooms were constructed with Jazz Age sensibilities: Back in the day, travelers didn't mind small accommodations. The room size and older furnishings bother many recent visitors, but the great views of downtown San Antonio—and the quick commute to San Antonio's most popular attractions—temper their complaints. Visitors also enjoy the property's facilities, including a heated outdoor pool and a fitness area, and they rave about Chef Chris Cook's regional Texan cuisine at ORO. And because of its brand-name ties, HHonors™ loyalty club members can earn and redeem points here.

    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1873 reviewsTripAdvisor (1873)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
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    San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
    San Antonio, TX
    #10 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1510 reviewsTripAdvisor (1510)

    This hotel makes a great home base for business travelers who plan on spending time at the nearby Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. And because it sits right on San Antonio'River Walk, sightseers will also find these digs to be convenient. While this member of the Marriott family may not look as nice on the outside as its sibling, the Marriott Plaza San Antonio, previous guests said that they received better service here. After working up an appetite taking in the nearby sites, chow down on Southwestern cuisine at the Cactus Flower Restaurant or just relax by the indoor-outdoor pool. Recent travelers appreciated the updated lobby and meeting areas, as well. Members of the Marriott Bonvoy program can earn or redeem points here.

    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1510 reviewsTripAdvisor (1510)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
    San Antonio, TX
    #11 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1911 reviewsTripAdvisor (1911)

    This property distinguishes itself from the several other Marriotts in the area by its sheer size. With more than 1,000 rooms, San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter is made to handle large crowds and is an ideal home base for family travelers and conventioneers. Despite the throngs of guests, recent visitors praise the hotel's employees for their friendly attitudes. Guests also appreciate the convenience of the hotel, which sits right on the River Walk and is just a short walk from other San Antonio attractions, like The Alamo. Still, don't expect too much personality from this giant: Guest rooms here are designed in standard Marriott style – with LCD TVs, large work desks and high-speed internet access (for a fee) – though Texan-esque blankets and leather reclining chairs are a nice touch. The property also features a fully equipped health club and a stylish indoor-outdoor pool, while the in-house restaurant, Sazo's, earns a thumbs-up for its Spanish and Latin flavors. And because of the hotel's family ties, Marriott Bonvoy members can use points for a free night's stay and other extra perks.

    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1911 reviewsTripAdvisor (1911)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Hotel Havana
    San Antonio, TX
    #12 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 376 reviewsTripAdvisor (376)
    Free WiFi

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    River Walk(0.35 mi)
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    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 376 reviewsTripAdvisor (376)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk-Downtown
    San Antonio, TX
    #13 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2470 reviewsTripAdvisor (2470)

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    River Walk(0.23 mi)
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    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2470 reviewsTripAdvisor (2470)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
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    The Historic Menger Hotel
    San Antonio, TX
    #14 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3187 reviewsTripAdvisor (3187)
    Free WiFi
    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3187 reviewsTripAdvisor (3187)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Fairmount
    San Antonio, TX
    #15 in Best Hotels in Downtown San Antonio, San Antonio
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 175 reviewsTripAdvisor (175)
    Free WiFi

    If you want character, stay at The Fairmount (not to be confused with Fairmont). This boutique hotel occupies a Victorian-era building in downtown San Antonio, close to many of the city's most beloved attractions. The historical property is decked out in rich European fabrics and antique furniture. And when you stay at this property, you'll stay in a one-of-a-kind room. Each accommodation features its own personal decor, which some recent visitors found outdated while others loved the turn-of-the-century charm. But all rooms come equipped with flat-screen TVs and complimentary wireless internet. Some previous guests complained of housekeeping issues and the lack of on-site dining, though (the latter a result of the property's restaurant being closed for renovations). However, because of The Fairmount's location near the River Walk, plenty of eateries are located within walking distance.

    San Antonio, TX
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 175 reviewsTripAdvisor (175)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi