Top 12 Historic Hotels In San Antonio, Texas - Updated 2024

Historic Hotels In San Antonio
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The city of San Antonio is one of the biggest cities in Texas and is even in the top ten biggest cities in the United States. San Antonio was first founded as a Spanish mission and then afterwards became a colonial settlement in the 1700s. Suffice it to say that San Antonio has had a long history and as such has some historic and legendary monuments around town. The renowned Alamo is in San Antonio and is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is also the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park but if that’s not your thing, there are tons of other things to do here as well like visiting San Antonio Sea World or even catching a Spurs game; not to mention a whole lot of wining and dining options from the best fancy restaurants to the best jazz bars. Check out these great historic hotels in the historic city of San Antonio and really get to know this part of Texas!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) properties with historic significance, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 23, 2024.

1. The Emily Morgan San Antonio - A DoubleTree by Hilton (from USD 164)

Known for its Gothic-revival style architecture, this 4-star hotel downtown is a member of Historic Hotels Worldwide, which promotes heritage and cultural tourism. Sitting directly across the street from the historic Battle of the Alamo site, the hotel bears the name of Emily Morgan, a Texas heroine, and is a testament to the Texas Revolution’s accomplishments.

This upscale hotel boasts all the amenities you need to enjoy a luxurious stay. This includes a 24-hour gym, outdoor pool, and free Wi-Fi in all rooms. To satisfy your gastronomical needs, there is an on-site restaurant and bar.

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The Emily Morgan Hotel - A DoubleTree by Hilton

Address: 705 East Houston Street
104 meters (340.7 ft) from The Alamo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

Top guest reviews
clean rooms very nice hotel
the staff is kind and friendly enough but i wouldnt spend my money here again
great location and beautiful hotel
great location easy walk to the conference center the riverwalk and local restaurants
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2. Hotel Gibbs Downtown Riverwalk (from USD 135)

This magnificent aparthotel was built in 1909 as San Antonio’s first high-rise commercial building. It was converted into a lavish and contemporary boutique hotel while retaining the authentic charm and features of the city’s most cherished historical building.

You can kickstart your day with a sumptuous complimentary breakfast buffet, which includes tacos filled with soft scrambled eggs, cheese, and meat. Burn calories in the 24-hour fitness center and unwind in the sauna. Moreover, you can detox in the steam room. Enjoy relaxing evenings with locally sourced wine and beer at the in-house bar, 1909 Taproom.

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Hotel Gibbs Downtown Riverwalk

Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 105 N Alamo
114 meters (374.5 ft) from The Alamo

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our room on the top floor had a great view of the alamo sparking lots of conversation
the beds -- mattress linens pillows were glorious and loved having a walk-in shower
the updates were minimal but the room was clean and the bed comfortable
what did i like? the staff was amiable and attentive
great location for our trip to san antonio walking distance to everything we wanted to see and eat
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3. The St. Anthony (from USD 294)

Stay in the lap of luxury at the St. Anthony hotel in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The St. Anthony hotel is a designated historic landmark and has a heated outdoor pool, private cabanas, and even a pool bar. Each guest room is beautifully decorated with high ceilings, pillow top beds, and marble and wood finish. Each room is also equipped with a mini bar, Wi-Fi, and a large work station for those who need to get some work done. Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the Loggia restaurant and finish it with a cocktail and live jazz in the St. Anthony club.

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The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio

Wifi Available

Address: 300 East Travis Street
377 meters (0.3 ft) from The Alamo

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

4. Hotel Havana (from USD 165)

This historic hotel was built in 1914 and was designed with Latin and Pan-American influence bringing the Old World with the new. Hotel Havana is located in downtown San Antonio and is only a five-minute walk from the San Antonio Riverwalk. Guests can enjoy the free Wi-Fi or the mini bar in their room or even head down to the lounge area and enjoy a drink or two. Hotel Havana is also a a five-minute drive to shopping and has parking available on-site.

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Hotel Havana

Address: 1015 Navarro Street
644 meters (0.5 ft) from The Alamo

Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Restaurant Evening entertainment Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Luggage storage WiFi available in all areas Air conditioning Dry cleaning

5. Sheraton Gunter Hotel (from USD 101)

Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Sheraton Gunter Hotel is located right across the street from the San Antonio Riverwalk and features bright classical rooms furnished with flat screen TV’s and an ergonomic chair for people who need to get some work done. Get a morning workout done in the fitness room or head to pool for quick dip. For those looking to freshen up a little, there’s a unique 1920s style barber shop located in the hotel.

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Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio

Address: 205 East Houston Street
483 meters (0.3 ft) from The Alamo

Live sport events (broadcast) Heated pool Express check-in/check-out Breakfast takeaway containers Ticket service Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Fitness centre Shallow end

6. Menger Hotel (from USD 164)

Located adjacent to the Alamo and the Riverwalk, the Menger Hotel is a historic place to stay that has a beautiful design, outdoor pool, restaurant, and has free Wi-Fi for all it’s guests. Guest rooms provide coffee makers and seating areas for watching TV. Lounge in the hotel’s courtyard garden or the hot tub. Guests who need their morning work out will have access to the gym area and afterwards, head to the Colonial Room where you get some breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Menger Hotel This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 204 Alamo Plaza
113 meters (370.3 ft) from The Alamo

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden

7. Inn on the Riverwalk (from USD 277)

Located on the wonderful view of the San Antonio River near the historic King William district, the inn offers a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Riverwalk is close by and offers a great outing with a loved one or the family for a day. The grounds of the inn feel like you’re walking on quiet country land, but you’ll have the convenience of central San Antonio just outside. The 19th-century home offers a bed and breakfast service to guests, with Wi-Fi included.

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Inn on the Riverwalk

Wifi Available

Address: 129 Woodward Place
909 meters (0.6 ft) from The Alamo

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Breakfast in the room

8. Hotel Indigo San Antonio at the Alamo (from USD 150)

Located only seconds away from the Alamo and vibrant Riverwalk area, Hotel Indigo is one of the best historic San Antonio hotels. This hotel features classic decor with a modern twist. Enjoy a cup of coffee in your room or a workout in the 24-hour fitness center. Guests can head to the 1904 cocktail lounge where you can have a drink and little snack before you head out to explore downtown San Antonio.

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Hotel Gibbs Downtown Riverwalk

Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 105 North Alamo
112 meters (366.8 ft) from The Alamo

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

9. The Crockett Hotel (from USD 154)

The Crockett Hotel is one of San Antonio’s top historic hotels and a great place in the middle of San Antonio that is adjacent to the Alamo. The Riverwalk area is only steps away from the hotel, so you are just minutes away from seeing some of San Antonio’s top landmarks. The hotel has an outdoor pool area and every guest can get a complimentary breakfast in the mornings. Each room has coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi access.

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The Crockett Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 320 Bonham Street
126 meters (413.5 ft) from The Alamo

Parking Pets allowed Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

10. Hotel Emma at Pearl on the Riverwalk (from USD 530)

As one of the most famous hotels in San Antonio, Hotel Emma is a great place to bring the whole family along with your pets! Featuring free Wi-Fi and a year round outdoor pool, the hotel also has a sun terrace and gym complex available to guests. Every room comes with a 48 inch flat screen TV, luxury robes and slippers, and some rooms even comes with a private terrace with a view.

The on-site restaurant features farm to table seasonal south Texan dishes and guests can also pick up goods from the on-site market.

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Hotel Emma at Pearl on the Riverwalk

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 136 East Grayson
1.93 km (1.2 mi) from The Alamo

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

11. The Riverwalk Vista (from USD 175)

Stay in the heart of San Antonio in this boutique hotel that offers views of the city in every room. Guests will have access to the free Wi-Fi as well as the fitness center. In addition to a room with a view, each room also comes with a flat screen TV, luxuriously soft robes, and a fridge with coffee making facilities. Guests will have a complimentary breakfast every morning as well as the chance to have a complimentary glass of wine in the evening with a snack included.

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12. Noble Inns (from USD 119)

Nestled in the heart of the King William district, this inn features Victorian decor and elegant furnishings in every room. Guest rooms all have flat screen TVs as well as Wi-Fi. The Noble Inns also has an amazing outdoor space with a pool and lush gardens where guests can sit back and relax. The concierge can help guests prepare for their evening out by providing reservations to local restaurants and even assist in booking an in-room massage session. Guests can also receive a two course breakfast in the mornings with a rotating menu.

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Cradle of liberty

San Antonio is a great big city with lots to explore and see. It also has a long history and unique culture that many of these hotels recreate with their classic design and setting. So if you’re going to visit San Antonio, why not stay in one of these amazing historic hotels in Texas?

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Alex is a Canadian university graduate with degrees in English literature and History. He was born in Montreal and when he's not traveling he enjoys movies, video games, playing the drums and...Read more

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