San Antonio is a great example of the phrase "everything is bigger in Texas." As the seventh largest city in the U.S., it's a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, with five 18th-century missions and an impressive concentration of Spanish colonial architecture. The heart of much of the action centers around the River Walk, a 15-mile network of paths that connect various shops, restaurants, and hotels along the San Antonio River. However, that's only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to deciding how to spend your time here.
San Antonio has over 50 golf courses and several theme parks, including Legoland and Six Flags. The city is also home to The Culinary Institute of America, which focuses on Latin American cuisine, so there are plenty of great restaurants to choose from. And, of course, no trip to San Antonio would be complete without visiting The Alamo, which marks the infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico.
When planning a San Antonio vacation, many visitors gravitate toward hotels along the River Walk—but there are plenty of other great hotel options in the city. Here, we've listed some of our top picks for your next San Antonio trip.
Best Hotels in San Antonio of 2022
- Editor's Pick: Hotel Emma
- La Cantera Resort & Spa
- The St. Anthony Hotel, a Luxury Collection
- Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
- Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk
- The Emily Morgan Hotel — A DoubleTree by Hilton
- Canopy By Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk
- Hotel Havana
- Thompson San Antonio — Riverwalk
- JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
- Hilton Palacio del Rio
- Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
- Hotel Contessa