City life can be exhausting. It could be that you are tired from the usual 9 to 5 at work, or you are tired of constantly braving the traffic to get from Point A to Point B. Sometimes, you are just tired of the city for no reason at all. No matter the reason, you deserve to take a break. Always. This is why staycations are so great. You can indulge yourself without having to go far. You can even rediscover the city you live in and see it from a different perspective. By the end of your staycation, you will be energized and in love with it again. If you are based in and around San Antonio, TX, here are some of the best staycation spots in the city.
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Do you want to take a break from the city? Go out to the Hill Country and stay at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Set on green, rolling landscape, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa offers optimum relaxation with its well-appointed and luxurious guest rooms, but the experience does not stop there. The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has a great variety of amenities. Cool down at their water park, play a tee time at their two PGA-certified golf courses, unwind at the Lantana Spa, or go out and explore Hill Country’s rustic wineries.
Hyatt Regency San Antonio has everything you need for a relaxing staycation. Despite its central location, the hotel is an oasis where you can sit back and unwind in utter comfort and serenity. Located near the Alamo and La Villita District, there are plenty of sights to see beyond the walls of Hyatt Regency San Antonio. But the real treat is inside its premises. Want to get trim while on staycation? Head to their state-of-the-art fitness facility, then reward yourself with a nice massage at DASA Spa. You can also head up to the 11th floor and cool off at Hyatt Regency San Antonio’s rooftop pool, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city. And if you’re feeling peckish, there’s Q Kitchen | Bar, along with a dozen other restaurants located along the River Walk. So many dining options, so little time! Finally, rest in one of their guest rooms or luxury suites, appointed with top-of-the-line furnishings and their signature Hyatt Grand Bed. You’ll fall asleep as soon as you lay your head on the pillow.
Menger Hotel is a 3-star accommodation that holds the distinction as one of the oldest continuously operating hotels along the Mississippi Delta. Although it was built in 1879, stepping inside the Menger Hotel won’t feel like you’ve gone back in time. Menger Hotel is elegantly appointed with modern furnishings that balance the contemporary and the Victorian side of the hotel. Its 316 guest rooms are spread across five floors, with views of the Alamo, the courtyard, or the pool, depending on the location. Stretch your legs and relax amidst the greenery at the Spanish Garden, or relax at the sauna and outdoor pool. You can also indulge yourself and get a full-body treatment at the boutique spa located on site. Finally, experience the stately Colonial Room in all its glory, from the pub-style Menger bar to the scrumptious food they serve.
Marriott Plaza San Antonio should also be on your list of staycation destinations in San Antonio. Spread across lush grounds, Marriott Plaza San Antonio is another oasis in the heart of the city. Shielded from the harsh Texan sun by tall cypresses and palm trees, Marriott Plaza San Antonio only promises pure, unadulterated relaxation to its guests who want to take a break from the busy city life. Their sparkling outdoor pool alone is a sight for sore eyes! Each guest room at the Marriott Plaza San Antonio has a window that opens up to views of the emerald courtyard. Feel the breeze and hear the birds sing. If you want to stay in bed the whole day, Marriott Plaza San Antonio’s guest rooms also have plush beds outfitted with the softest duvets, pillows, and comforters. Once you find the will to resist the comfort of the bed, Marriott Plaza San Antonio has three dining options to choose from. It’s also a great jump-off point if you would love to explore the local dining scene.
The Hilton Palacio Del Rio on the San Antonio River Walk also makes for a fine place for a staycation. With South Texas stylings found throughout the hotel, every inch and corner of Hilton Palacio Del Rio is aesthetically pleasing and Instagram-worthy. You can take in the sights and sounds of San Antonio as you take a riverboat tour booked from the hotel. San Antonio River Walk’s best dining options are also a short distance away. If you don’t want to go out, Hilton Palacio Del Rio has five on-site restaurants. Staying at a guest room in Hotel Palacio Del Rio is akin to spending a weekend at a grand hacienda with great views of the river or of Downtown San Antonio—take your pick.
If you are on a budget, you will find Home2 Suites By Hilton San Antonio at The Rim to be worth every penny. From a price point that starts at less than a hundred bucks, you can treat yourself to a spacious guest room appointed with premium essentials, such as their ultra-comfortable king or queen-sized bed. You can lounge around all day and watch your favorite Netflix shows and movies from the high-definition swivel TV and call room service for a delightful snack or two. Got pets? Home2 Suites welcomes them, so take your furry friend with you. Home2 Suites believes in starting the day right. With that price, you also get a free breakfast that consists of fresh fruit, waffles, eggs, and all the coffee you can consume.
Housed at the historical Pearl Brewery, Hotel Emma provides a different kind of staycation in San Antonio. Hotel Emma is a great choice if you want to experience a part of San Antonio’s heritage. Vestiges of the 19th-century Pearl Brewery, as well as relics, are proudly displayed in this 146-room hotel. Back to the present, Hotel Emma also celebrates San Antonio’s great culinary diversity with its on-site dining options: Supper, Larder, and Sternewirth.
The San Antonio River Walk sure is the best place to be for a staycation in the city. Adding to your already long list of options is Wyndham San Antonio River Walk, with 410 guest rooms all designed to be your home away from home. Wyndham San Antonio River Walk is also a pet-friendly hotel, so you can take your four-legged best friend with you as well. After all, pets deserve some pampering, too. Wyndham San Antonio River Walk is strategically located close to a wide array of restaurants and city attractions, but if you don’t want to go out, the hotel has an on-site restaurant and a luxurious spa where you can treat yourself.
Fuss-free, chic, and stylish—Sheraton Gunter Hotel deserves a spot on this list. It is located close to some of San Antonio’s best attractions and even business centers, so if you are planning to jump straight into the hotel from work, Sheraton Gunter Hotel is a great choice. Enjoy a cocktail or two at Bar 414, experience farm-to-table dining at Market on Houston, or spend the whole weekend on one of the hotel’s Sheraton Signature beds.
If you really want to indulge during the entire length of your staycation, the Emily Morgan San Antonio is highly recommended. Located on the Alamo Plaza, the Emily Morgan San Antonio is historic, one-of-a-kind, and balances both its Southwestern and contemporary sensibilities. This is the best place to be if you want to enjoy the best of the Alamo, whether at the plaza itself or from your hotel suite overlooking the square.
Don't forget to take a break
You deserve it! Don’t hesitate to treat yourself once in a while with a staycation—it’s good for you. You can even invite your closest friends and family to go along with you if you are on a very limited budget. That way, the whole party can split the bill and relax at the same time. Furthermore, as the old adage goes, “the more, the merrier.”
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