8 Stunning Hotels In San Antonio Near The Famous River Walk

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The San Antonio River Walk is one of the most scenic locations in San Antonio, Texas. Flanked on both sides by lush greenery, overflowing blooms and rotating public art installations, this is a perfect place to enjoy nature, right in the middle of the city. At night, the River Walk becomes even livelier, as locals and tourists alike throng to the restaurants and bars overlooking the water.

With so much to do, the River Walk has become a popular place for tourists to stay while in downtown San Antonio. This list includes 8 gorgeous hotels around the area that are just steps from the waterway.

1. San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter (from USD 289)

The San Antonio Marriot Rivercenter is not just located by the River Walk, it actually links to the busy Rivercenter Mall. Guests also have the choice of walking a mere five minutes to reach the historic Alamo, the site of several critical battles between Texans and Mexican troops in the 1800s.

Travellers here for business will also be pleased to note that this hotel is just next to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, making it convenient to hop out of your comfortable room for meetings.


San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

Wifi Available

Address: 101 Bowie Street
Accommodates: 5

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

2. Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk (from USD 149)

The Holiday Inn is the place for travellers looking for a little more peace and quiet. Previous guests have commented that this hotel is slightly further from the crowded bars and nightlife around the River Walk and much more serene. In exchange, you will also be closer to several museums, including the Hertzberg Circus Museum, the San Antonio Children’s Museum and the Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Museum. All these are only around 500 meters (1640.4 feet) away from the hotel itself.


Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 217 North Saint Mary's Street
Accommodates: 4

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3. Mokara Hotel & Spa (from USD 314)

Step into the Mokara and you will be blown away by the tasteful, elegant décor. Rooms have high ceilings and plush bedding in simple shades of beige. Certain rooms even have an on-site spa pool to soak all your worries away.

Although there is a myriad of dining choices along the River Walk, the hotel’s own restaurant, Ostra, will definitely tempt you with its fresh seafood and oyster bar. You may also like to put on your evening best and enjoy the breeze and a beautiful view with some cocktails up on the hotel rooftop.


Mokara Hotel & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: 212 West Crockett Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

4. Hilton Palacio del Rio (from USD 198)

Recently renovated, the Hilton Palacio del Rio offers modern, stylish and comfortable rooms for travellers and meeting spaces for business. From the hotel, you will also have easy access to all the attractions along the River Walk.

The Arneson River Theatre is a mere 100 meters (328.1 feet) away. Just a few steps more will bring you to the La Villita Historic Arts Village, which itself houses a number of art galleries, quaint little shops, and restaurants, offering delicious cuisines of all types.


Hilton Palacio del Rio

Wifi Available

Address: 200 South Alamo Street
Accommodates: 7

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms

5. Hotel Valencia Riverwalk (from USD 189)

If you’re looking for something more than just a sleek, modern hotel, you will love the character and feel of the boutique Hotel Valencia Riverwalk. The hotel’s unique design is inspired by Spanish Colonial influences, as well as Mediterranean style and has made it a popular choice for weddings and other special occasions!

By booking with booking.com, you will also be able to enjoy a free continental breakfast daily, which previous guests have loved.


Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

Wifi Available

Address: 150 East Houston Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden

6. Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk (from USD 149)

Located right on the River Walk, this is another fantastic base to begin your travels around downtown San Antonio. A number of museums are within walking distance, while the Alamo and the Tower of the Americas are just 1 kilometre (.6 miles) away.

Arguably, what makes the Drury Inn & Suites so outstanding is the service from the hotel staff. Previous guests have given glowing reviews about the cheerful, hospitable staff. Another big plus is the free drinks and snacks offered by the hotel in the afternoon – you will never go hungry at tea time!


Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

Wifi Available

Address: 201 North St Mary's Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre

7. Menger Hotel (from USD 149)

The Menger Hotel has been in operation since 1859 and is well known as one of the oldest and best-preserved hotels in the city. In fact, the hotel boasts that some of its furnishings are ”museum-worthy”! The lobby is distinctly Victorian and the walls are adorned with photographs of the hotel’s glorious history and visitors (including several American presidents).

If you’re made of stronger stuff than most, you can even try catching a glimpse of one of these past presidents. The Menger Hotel has also earned a reputation for hosting several ghostly guests, including former President Teddy Roosevelt, who apparently has a penchant for the dark corners of the Menger Bar.


Menger Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 204 Alamo Plaza
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

8. Hotel Emma (from USD 412)

Hotel Emma was remodelled from the old Pearl Brewery and retains some of the beautiful Victorian touches from the former industrial building. Bathrooms still have brass fixtures and unique porcelain tiles, while beer barrels have been incorporated as part of the décor.

Even if you decide not to spend your stay at Hotel Emma, be sure to drop by for a meal at their endearingly named restaurant, Supper, which specialises in farm-to-table offerings with a distinct South Texas flavour. Duck confit, molasses, and waffles are just some of the items on the menu for a hearty and scrumptious breakfast.


Hotel Emma at Pearl on the Riverwalk

Wifi Available

Address: 136 East Grayson
Accommodates: 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

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Treat yourself to a stay at one of these amazing hotels overlooking the River Walk for an absolutely unforgettable stay here in San Antonio. We promise you won’t regret it!

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