5 star hotels in San Antonio, TX

1. Mokara Hotel & Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in an elegant building across the street from the San Antonio River, this upscale hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Aztec Theater and 8 minutes’ walk from Rivercenter Mall.Refined rooms feature high ceilings and marble accents, as well as bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and designer toiletries. Wi-Fi and coffee delivery are free. Upgraded rooms have balconies with river views; suites add living rooms.There’s a posh restaurant and an oyster bar, plus a rooftop outdoor pool and cafe that offer city views. Other amenities include a fitness center, a spa and valet parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to the Alamo Mission in San Antonio and the Cathedral of San Fernando
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service
  • Guests praised the posh restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “romance” 12 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Bee E

We had the most wonderful time celebrating a birthday here Ricky the porter and Chris the concierge are both so sweet and helpful They had the most upbeat welcoming energy

We opted for a massage at the spa and Jasmyn gave me the best massage I’ve ever had Even the assets protection man we ran into in the elevator asked what they could do better This entire team strives for excellence and succeeds Already planning a return visit Was sad to leave

Patrick Caffey

Hotel was very nice Rooftop pool was great nice to have drinks close by with the roof top cafe The food was great up there

Spa was very nice and pleasant would definitely recommend going thereThe rooms tho were just ok I thought for the price it would be a little nicer A/C wasn’t cold, the ceiling fan worked half the time, and the button on the jacuzzi tub was missing

Jodi Wishart

I had 2 rooms – king river walk view and double non view The hotel needs some love, but the staff make up for it They are wonderful people!This is a busier part of the river walk but a short walk to the quiet areas

The 800 reservation line does match the guest service of the hotel If you have any questions, call the hotel directlyThe character of the hotel was a factor in choosing it And character takes time and people to keep up It needs more love and care and we are all stretched thin It was clean – tattered but clean I know the “details” of most things have been sacrificed in our collective mess of the last few years

2. The Emily Morgan San Antonio – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

This iconic 1920s hotel overlooking the Alamo is a 10-minute stroll from galleries in the colorful La Villita Historic Arts Village, and 3 blocks from the iconic River Walk.Polished rooms include modern furnishings and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and Wi-Fi (fee). Suites add living areas; some have whirlpool tubs.A laid-back restaurant with Alamo views serves American cuisine with a Texan twist, and a lively bar offers signature cocktails and local beers. There’s also an outdoor pool, a hot tub and a 24/7 fitness room, along with 5 event spaces, a business center and valet parking (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large and clean
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are large
  • Walking distance to the Alamo Mission in San Antonio and the San Antonio River Walk
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests praised the laid-back restaurant
  • Guests mentioned architecture 19 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Alanna Jackson

Check in/out was easy, valet area isn’t too long especially with construction going on in the area but the guys were accommodating as much as possible and friendly Rooms are awesome, especially the top floors with tall cathedral ceilings and downtown views Location is great for walking close to the river walk and overall a wonderful experience

Plus the bathtubs are nice, big and great to relax in Jay M with valet was quick getting our vehicle despite it being somewhat busy during check out Thank you for the great stay!

Carissa Boutwell

Jay M had the best customer service when we valet our vehicle Celisa, the bartender at the hotel was amazing, super nice and knows had to make drinks! Had some trouble getting into our room one of our days there The maintenance guy was very quick on fixing our battery on the door to get in our room

He was very nice and Quick fixing our issue The best part we were across from the Alamo and river walk! Enjoyed the cookies they gave us when we checked in! Definitely going to be coming back

Peter Knight

Great experience Great location Right next to the Alamo and River walk

Lots of food and attractions nearby Clean and comfortable rooms Pet friendly Haunted hotel We did have an unexplained experience 1:43 in the am sounded like a large wild animal trapped in our wardrobe I flung the doors open and nothing there What the? I went right back to sleep but my daughter didn’t That was fun

3. Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Surrounded by trendy shops and cafes on the San Antonio River Walk, this chic, downtown hotel is an 11-minute walk from the Alamo.The chic 1- and 2-bedroom suites offer kitchenettes, dining areas and living rooms with pull-out sofas, plus WiFi (fee) and flat-screen TVs. Some suites feature balconies and river views. Upgraded suites add free WiFi and Keurig coffeemakers.Made-to-order breakfast is complimentary, as is an evening reception with light appetizers and drinks. There’s a bar and a bistro that serves French and German cuisine. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, an exercise room and a business center. Valet parking is extra.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms and the showers
  • Walking distance to the Cathedral of San Fernando and Artpace
  • Some guests complained about the room service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “omelettes” 40 times
  • Guests praised the river views

Feedback From Real Customers

Jessica Morris

Rooms are great Wehad a suite and it was wonderful Beds are super comfortable

All staff were very welcoming Loved the full breakfast and free happy hourGave it 3 stars because coffeein room was absolutely disgusting Tasted like mildew Overall however would stay again

Amy Willis

We had a great experience at this hotel It’s an excellent location near shopping and Alamo The hotel is beautiful and elegant with a large lobby with cozy sitting areas to relax with

The staff is great!What we had requested beforehand with 3 rooms together was already ready for us So nice! Very clean Breakfast is phenomenal… We especially loved the happy hour drinks and snacks where we would play a game of cards and visit before getting ready for dinner

Peter Alonge

This was a beautiful hotel sitting right on the riverwalk There are 17 floors There is also a pool and a restaurant attached to the hotel

Because this is an embassy suites there was a great breakfast buffet and cooked to order omelette bar We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the hotel and how polite the staff was We ended up using the valet parking which was a bit steep at $40 a day but it was nice not have to worry about your car The downside to this hotel is everything seems to close around 10:00 or 11:00 by the hotel so if you arrive late and you get your car valet it’s a bit of a hassle to go back out and find a restaurant or some food after hours So I recommend getting some dinner or something before you go up to your room for the night It’s great I was able to contact the hotel by text message they’re always very responsive and we were able to get anything we needed taking care of The pool was very nice it’s a bit small for the amount of people that the hotel could hold and unfortunately it looked like there was a hot tub but it’s not there anymore The fitness center looked very nice and clean I would stay at this hotel again and recommend anyone who’s looking for a hotel on the Riverwalk to stay here It’s not at the busy part of the Riverwalk so it’s very quiet at night and peaceful

4. Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Brooks Hotel & Spa (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

In an area with eateries and shopping plazas, this informal all-suite hotel is a mile from Interstate 37 and 7 miles from The Alamo historical site.Airy studios with modern decor provide Wi-Fi access and HDTVs, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers; 1-bedroom suites add living rooms and sofabeds. Room service is available.Hot breakfast and parking are free, as are evening socials. Other amenities consist of a restaurant/bar and a convenience store, as well as a spa, an outdoor pool and a gym. There’s 20,000 sq ft of event space, including a ballroom and a WWI-era hangar. Coin-operated laundry facilities are offered.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 6 min drive to Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “omelettes” 26 times
  • Guests liked the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Benjamin Higdon

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at this hotel Everything was very clean, and the staff was very friendly The only reason I didn’t give five stars is because the third floor was very hot

I assume it is due to the aluminum roof in the entry way, but it still needs to be fixed The rooms weren’t near as bad as the hall, but the rooms stayed warm too The Air Conditioner In our room was set on 60 degrees during our entire 3 night visit, and it never got below 72 in the room It wasn’t an unreasonable temperature, just not as comfortable to sleep as I would’ve liked

Fatima Koni

Impeccable service! We really enjoyed the spacious rooms, the cleanliness, as well as the wonderful staff! They made our 5 night stay amazing! I am so glad we decided to stay at this hotel We enjoyed happy hour as well as special entertainment night Breakfast was amazing as well

I hope this hotel remains this wayKudos to the management, staff and chefs

S. Riggs

The hotel was very clean, the room was large for a single, and the bed was comfortable I had no issues with the thermostatThe only area for improvement is the customer service of front desk and bar staff

I encountered three different people at the front from check in to check out Only one male at check-in was very pleasant and welcomed all guests with smiles The rest during my stay looked annoyed like they didn’t want to be there The female bartender last night rudely told me coffee was shut down and she was only serving drinks Around noon today, the “barista” had a line of 4 people waiting for at least 10 minutes while she was congregating with other servers off to the side in view of everyone waiting None of them helped her get the line down when they finished talking and she was not apologetic about the wait She said “oh, you were waiting for me” This would have been a 5-star review otherwise

5. Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale hotel beside the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center is a 9-minute walk from the famous Alamo Mission, and 10 minutes on foot from the lively San Antonio River Walk.The warm, polished rooms feature 55-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and Wi-Fi, plus coffeemakers, minifridges and work areas. Upgraded rooms add access to an executive lounge with free breakfast and snacks. Suites offer additional living space.Dining options include a refined steakhouse, a cafe and a hip lounge. There’s a heated rooftop pool, and a 24-hour gym with floor-to-ceiling windows and city views, plus a business center and 115,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the large rooms, which have TVs
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to the San Antonio River Walk and Briscoe Western Art Museum
  • Guests liked the professional service
  • Guests mentioned “Ballroom” 16 times
  • Guests liked the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Kim O’Neal

Beautiful hotel Very clean Great room service & front desk etiquette as well as super personable

Handles large crowds well (as they have a convention center next door so you can tell they’re prepared for large groups) Large lobby, quick elevators & great food choices/bars on 1st floor Even a top golf (virtual) entertainment in lobby area as well as a store

Kaye Rubio-SanGabriel

This is an excellent place to stay when attending a conference at the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center This was also the headquarter hotel, so it was very convenient to just take an elevator to get to the ballrooms and function halls

We appreciated that we can access the Riverwalk from the hotel The rooms were clean and spacious We also appreciated that guests have to use the hotel room key in the elevator, which added an extra layer of security Service was excellent, fast, and prompt There was a microwave next to the ice machine and disinfecting wipes were available, which we also appreciated The only problem we had was although Perks is open 24 hours, breakfast was not available before 6 am on the first day of the conference and we had to prepare a bit early that day The pool was small and it got very crowded in the afternoons when everyone wanted to relax after a busy conference Our room had a nice view of Tower of Americas, so we saw the fireworks during the first day of Fiesta

D Patterson

Have stayed several times Nice location Great staff! (Perks staff not so friendly

)Unlike other Hyatt s, they don’t have a foam pillow in the room for people who are allergic to feathers so you have to call down to the desk and wait for one to be delivered to you You have to use your cell phone to call the front desk because the cordless phones in the room are out of battery the lobby snack bar doesn’t take cash even though it’s legal tender Very pricey food!

6. Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Airport (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This relaxed hotel off the McAllister Freeway is 2 miles from San Antonio International Airport and 10 miles from museums and eateries in Downtown.Understated rooms provide 37-inch flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee). Suites add separate living areas, as well as microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers; some include pull-out sofas. Upgraded suites have Keurig coffeemakers.Freebies include made-to-order breakfast and regular evening socials, plus area and airport shuttle services. There’s also a casual Texan restaurant, an indoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness center, as well as a business center and 6 meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • 10 min drive to the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium
  • Some guests disliked the kitchenettes
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the casual restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Sofa bed” 12 times
  • Guests praised the hot tub
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Maleehah Jackson

I was very thankful for my stay here This is an honest review! The rooms were immaculate and ALL STAFF was GREAT! Check-in was effortless and breakfast was the best part of the day! I know that others do have different experiences sometimes, but my expectations were more than satisfied! Even though the hotel was extremely busy due to it being summertime, the noise level was low I will be returning back and this will be the only hotel I stay at while in San Antonio!

Lissette Teran

My family and I stayed for 2 nights and we enjoyed our stay The rooms are spacious and clean We loved the complimentary breakfast! It’s a reason why we chose to stay here so, please don’t get rid of it

The happy hour is also a great bonus! The pool is a bit small, but not a deal-breaker Parking was accessible, with plenty of parking space We will be staying here in the future again

Mark Budro

Stayed here for work related purposes Not bad overall, but have had a few issues They seem to be having card key issues

Lots of people I am here with constantly have to go to the desk because their card key will not work on any doors The room is spacious, but dated The phones are ancient, and the buttons on them don’t work well The phone goes to speaker on by itself sometimes Caulking is coming off the bathroom sink, and the sink is just a single free standing sink in a huge bathroom No place to put anything at all No counter space I have had trouble getting hot water twice since I have been here Reported and staff They were prompt to check it out, but stated water was hot There wasn’t even any steam It was lukewarm at best Parking is an issue for as many people as they have here, and our company has had vehicles broken into, so beware The shining star is the atrium, and the free breakfast The breakfast is excellent The Atrium is very nice Hotel was very clean Staff is attentive and friendly They have a limited lunch menu, items like you would find at a barbar food TV remote in living room stopped working AC in room works well, and curtains block out all light when drawn, for those working nights My company paid for probably 60 rooms, yet I still had to leave a deposit on my personal credit card in case there were damages Was not a fan of that This hotel is right by the airport, so there is some airport noise at times, but it has not been too bad

7. La Cantera Resort & Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upmarket resort is 1.4 miles from The Shops at La Cantera mall, and 1.9 miles from Six Flags Fiesta Texas. It’s 16.9 miles from downtown San Antonio.Posh rooms and suites come with pillow-top mattresses, Wi-Fi access and flat-screen TVs, as well as coffeemakers and minibars. Some have balconies and/or whirlpool tubs. Club rooms offer free valet parking and continental breakfast. Cottages are also available.Amenities include 5 pools (some with cabanas) 2 golf courses and a chic spa. There are also 6 restaurants, plus a deli and 2 bars (1 poolside).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • 6 min drive to Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests praised the restaurant service
  • Guests liked “Infinity pool”, mentioned 35 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests liked the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Timothy Williams

This is a really nice resort and a great place for families The rooms are nice and clean and you have plenty of room The facilities around the resort are excellent

The place is beautiful and you can tell they put a lot of work into building and maintaining the resort There are restaurants, five pools, and a nice area for taking a long nature hike The location is really good if you want to get out of the city It’s in the hill country and overlooks the city and is close and convenient to a couple of big theme parks The service is pretty good although we did have some questions with room service, as our order didn’t come as ordered and even when they brought up other parts of the order it was still missing I played golf here on another visit and the course is beautiful A must play in San Antonio La Cantera is a resort and you will pay resort fees and the rooms are expensive Having said that, you’re getting an amazing experience at a beautiful resort

Heather Haglund

We had a wonderful time here with our family last weekend The resort is beautiful and the amenities were to notch The staff was very helpful across the board

We loved the pool area with so many options from kids pool to adult only pool All of the restaurants were delicious, especially the mid day ice cream break! It’s hard to believe you are right in the middle of a major city while you are at La Cantera- it truly is a peaceful getaway Looking forward to our next stay!

Ashekia Pinckney

The resort is beautiful to look at It definitely has all the things you would want at a resort except a comfortable bed!! Omg, I have never had worst sleep in a hotel

The beds and linen felt like something from a display room The mattress was hard with no cushion or support The linen is thin and the thread count is non existent The staff was very nice and prompt and provided all the other amenities we requested Our roomAnd other areas of the hotel was very clean I would just believe that the bedding would be more comfortable in such a beautiful place

8. The Westin San Antonio North (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This upscale hotel is 14 miles from SeaWorld San Antonio, 12 miles from The Alamo and 8 miles from San Antonio International Airport.The southwestern-themed rooms have WiFi (fee), flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and/or city or countryside views. Upgraded rooms and suites offer sitting areas with pull-out sofas. Kid-themed suites are also available.Parking is complimentary. Amenities include a piano bar, a coffee shop and an elegant restaurant serving South American cuisine, along with a fitness room, saunas, and indoor and outdoor pools. There’s a business center and meeting space. Breakfast is available, and pets are welcome, both for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • 9 min drive to Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Guests praised the beds but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are unclean
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests mentioned “the gift shop” 11 times
  • Guests praised the views
  • Guests praised the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Kasandra Quijano

We were between two hotels in the area when planning our wedding, but we absolutely could not beat all the amenities that The Westin San Antonio North offered! Not to mention their ballroom is absolutely stunning! It was renovated in 2019 (and clearly didn’t get much use over the pandemic) so it’s practically brand new Ashley Wash was the best coordinator EVER! She was so communicative with us for the entire process and so helpful – all while managing the changing hotel ownership She provided contacts for vendors and coordinated with the vendors we brought in so well

She made us feel like family and made our reception so incredibly worry-free If I had to do it all over again (which I’m so glad I don’t), I would still have my wedding at The Westin SA North 🙂

Simukayi Nyakunika

This could be a really great hotel It has great views of the city and it is located right off of I-10 which is easy access to many parts of San Antonio However the hotel is very dated if you enjoy a popcorn ceiling this is a great hotel

The air conditioning filter was 2 months overdue from being changed and the room smelled like dust, you can see it coming through the vents For someone with allergies like myself it made it hard to sleep in this room I would not recommend anybody stay in this hotel until it has been renovated and brought into this decade

ji phan

Great hotel and great rooms Staff was friendly Upon check-in our party was told that it was free continental breakfast but when we came down the following morning they stated it was not free and that we would have to pay

We ended up going somewhere to eat It would have been nice if they told us that when we checked in and not when we were there trying to get breakfast

9. Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

In a contemporary building next to the San Antonio River, this choice hotel is a 10-minute walk from The Alamo fortress museum and a 15-minute walk from the San Antonio Museum of Art. It’s a mile from Interstate 37.Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, the airy, ultrachic rooms have self-service bars, coffeemakers and minifridges, plus Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms offer river views. Suites add living rooms, wet bars and/or balconies. Room service is available.There are 2 upscale restaurants (1 rooftop). Other amenities include a serene spa, a gym, and an outdoor pool with a bar. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have minibars
  • Walking distance to the Alamo Mission in San Antonio and Artpace
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests mentioned spas 12 times
  • Guests praised the architecture
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the river views

Feedback From Real Customers

Timothy D

Absolutely beautiful hotel! Thoughtfully and tastefully designed, The Thompson is truly a Fine Hotel/ResortStaff are attentive, on standby for all your needs, and super accommodating Special shout-out to Cammie and Dana for making our stay enjoyable through requests over text messages! They both made the check-in process enjoyable and efficient

To top it off, head to the top floor for the rooftop restaurant and lounge Well crafted drinks, and great Mediterranean fusion dishes with a unique flair If you’re at the bar, look for Matt!

Salem Al-Ayyadhi

Overall, the hotel is beautiful, but the staff is less than desired As others have mentioned, the staff is very cold and rudeOne of the biggest issues was valet

For the price they charge ($50/night) you would think that they would have helped with luggage and open the car door Not at this place! Also, the hotel either lost or stole one of my dear friend’s gown We were attending a wedding and this gown was over $1k and somehow it disappeared between valet and bringing it up to the room This is a huge issue and ruined our time there We had to find her another dress last minute and she didn’t have time to have it altered eitherI also had staff enter our room after 1am! This made me feel very unsafe because I don’t understand why they were trying to come into our room that late We mentioned this to the front desk during checkout and they could have cared less The staff are clueless and don’t know what they are doingI wouldn’t stay here again The ambience is nice, but the staff suck There are better options to stay at in SA!

Naomi Camargo

What a wonderful experience! We had dinner at the Moons Daughter for a VERY special occasion and we were not disappointed Such a beautiful scene and great food! But BEST of all was the excellent service From the second we walked in the first floor, to the restaurant staff, to leaving the Thompson was excellent! A special thank you to Mariano at the Moons Daughter & Felipe at the Thompson

I wish we could give more than 5 stars for the excellent service Thank YOU!

10. Hilton Palacio del Rio (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 200 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Phone: (210) 222-1400
  • Ratings: 4.4 (3790 reviews) Very good Eco-certified
  • Website : Hilton Palacio del Rio
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Modern lodging with riverfront dining, plus an outdoor pool, meeting space & balconies.

About this hotel

Set on the buzzing River Walk with its shops and restaurants, this modern hotel is across the street from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and a 3-minute walk from La Villita Historic Arts Village.All Spanish-inspired rooms offer private balconies (some with river views) and custom-designed beds, plus desks, minifridges, 37-inch flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee).Dining options include a riverfront cafe and patio serving Texan cuisine, a sports bar and an Irish pub. Other amenities include a fitness center and an outdoor pool. There’s also a business center and 27,000 sq ft of meeting space (including 2 rooftop ballrooms).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Walking distance to La Villita and Briscoe Western Art Museum
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests liked the Irish restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “boats” 19 times
  • Guests praised the river views
  • The fitness center has weight machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Juju Requejo

First i would like to say that i really don’t understand why anyone could write a bad review on this Hotel From start, the valet were very friendly and ready to assist us in getting my daughter and i situated One person that really stood out was Tony the valet, he immediately took control of making us feel like we made the right hotel choice

He grabbed our belongings from our SUV and helped us to our room on the way he gave us good information, places to visit and eat he made sure to assure us that we could call him at anytime, if we needed help with anything The room was extremely clean, the beds very comfortable we were amazed at the quality for the reasonable price my daughter and I enjoyed the 19th floor balcony at night the view was beautiful, watching the River glistening and the music was wonderful If Google had 10 stars for review, i would still ask for more stars, this place was amazing and i recommend it to anyone looking for a nice comfortable place to relax Hilton Palacio del Rio you have made new customers Customer service reflects on management and training Thank you for caring for your customers

Cindi Rogers

We enjoyed 3 nights at Hilton Palacio with our family The hotel was not super modern, but very clean and tastefully decorated Everything worked perfectly in the room

Plenty of towels, blankets, and every other thing All of the staff was so helpful! The Bellman, Israel was delightful and he showed us how to use the fancy elevator system right away! It’s brilliant once you know what to do! The desk clerk was so informative and helpful as well We had breakfast at the Riverside Cafe downstairs The food was great and the server(s) were efficient and polite as well I see some folks complained about the noise, but after spending some time on the Riverwalk, let me add that the same noise is everywhere! The loud vehicles reverberate throughout the downtown area and it seems as though there is nothing one can do about that I travel with earplugs to muffle that kind of sound wherever I go The hotel sounds were very quiet Delightful stay and we would stay here again!

Nayely Banuelos

First off you have to try they’re restaurant downstairs! Amazing food ! Anyways When you stay at this beautiful hotel you definitely pay for what you get ! It’s very clean and has a modern and old fashion vibe to it the location is great and the view is just a bonus Very professional and welcoming staff

Very clean rooms The outdoor pool was definitely one of my favorites it’s on a higher but not too high roof top that overlooks the beautiful night life of the San Antonio city ! You have to check it out! 10/10 recommended

11. Canopy by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Opposite the San Antonio River, this sleek hotel is an 11-minute walk from the Henry B. González Convention Center and a mile from I-10.The warm, polished rooms with wood accent walls feature flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, Nespresso machines and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add river views, sitting areas and/or balconies.Amenities include a relaxed open-air restaurant, and a contemporary bar facing the river. There’s a fitness center. Breakfast and valet parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Guests praised the showers
  • Walking distance to the Cathedral of San Fernando and Briscoe Western Art Museum
  • Guests mentioned the service is professional
  • Guests praised the relaxed restaurant
  • Guests praised the architecture
  • Guests liked the river views

Feedback From Real Customers

Jo Greer

This was a last-minute booking We arrived late, tired, and overheated from Sea World Kiley (via phone) explained the valet service- which can be added to your room and is definitely worth it

When we arrived, she checked us in and made sure all was well The hotel is on the Riverwalk, and has an amazing restaurant downstairs (The Domingo) I would definitely spend the money to stay here The rooms are clean, current, and very well designed for comfort (temperature & lighting) We walked to the Alamo the next day and around downtown Nice work Hilton!


This is a very modern and chic hotel The location is perfect with direct access and views to the Riverwalk The rooms are comfy and spacious with many amenities (fridge, safe, loofah, and Nespresso machine)

The bathroom shower is absolutely gorgeous ( I totally want to redo my bathroom now) The 3rd floor has a hotel bar and a nice hang out space It was pretty cool and very busy up there The hotel offers 1 free margarita to all adult guests IMO that was a very nice touch and totally unexpected Well done Canopy! The overall service of the hotel staff was extremely nice and helpful The only downside is that there is no hotel parking available You are required to use valet or park in the parking garage across the street Both cost $55 to use


The canopy is a GREAT option for anyone looking to visit The hotel itself is so chic, clean, and comfortable The restaurant and bar are great with a beautiful view of the riverwalk

The staff at the hotel were amazing I arrived super early and they had my room ready without charging me, which was so appreciated after a long flightMy departure flight was canceled and they kindly extended my reservation another day without blinking an eyeI highly recommended!

12. The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Across the street from Travis Park, this grand hotel built in 1909 is a 3-minute walk from the San Antonio River Walk and an 8-minute walk from the Alamo.The modern rooms feature Italian linens, minibars, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. Suites add separate living rooms.There’s a lounge and a restaurant that serves New American cuisine. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace with an outdoor pool, private cabanas and a bar, as well as an exercise room, a business center and 15 meeting rooms (including a ballroom).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have minibars
  • Walking distance to the Alamo Mission in San Antonio and Briscoe Western Art Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly, professional service and the room service
  • Guests mentioned concierges 18 times
  • Guests praised the architecture and the lobby
  • Guests liked the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers


The hotel as a whole was wonderful The lobby is beautiful and inviting The nightly music or themes they have are a lot of fun if you choose to stay and watch

Plenty of seating space I would offer a few more options for breakfast, easy and simple for those not wanting too much Otherwise, we would most definitely stay here again! The rooms are comfortable and very nice!

Jennifer Geiselhardt

This hotel is wonderful They have excellent service in all areas One thing – when I was alone in our room, a man came in the room without knocking and quickly left without saying anything

I told security and the front desk They said they’d look into it but I never heard why this happened Beautiful hotel overall though I would definitely stay there again!

Justin Paul

Best service I have received at a hotel hands down The bellman Henry was so extremely kind and helpful We brought our Great Dane puppy and the service he received was just as phenomenal as ours

They loved and greeted him every time he came down stairs and gave him a sweet welcome note with his name on it and some treats and a water bowl They care about the service they provide here and strive to make every guest feel as welcome and taken care of as possible Will be staying here every trip we take to San Antonio from no on

13. Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort And Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This high-end spa/golf resort on 300 acres of land off SH 151 is 2 miles from SeaWorld San Antonio and 10.1 miles from Government Canyon State Natural Area.Understated rooms have minifridges, coffeemakers, desks and flat-screen TVs. Some feature patios/balconies or access to a lounge with free breakfast and evening snacks. Suites add living areas. A lodging in a separate building includes a full kitchen and a Jacuzzi.Parking is free. Amenities include a 27-hole golf course and a 5-acre water park. There’s a spa in a converted barn, plus 3 casual dining options and 4 bars. A resort fee covers WiFi and other charges.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to Aquatica San Antonio
  • Some guests complained about the beds
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the restaurant, which has a dinner buffet
  • Guests liked “Ballroom”, mentioned 22 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers


The customer service here is excellent Everyone from the river staff to the lobby and restaurants and the valet was super friendly and helpful Troy at the valet was very nice and remembered us as he was helping with our car and luggage

The kids loved all the hotel activities throughout the day but mostly loved the lazy river My only recommendation would be to have an inner tube for large adults The ones there will only support someone up to 180 lbs, any more and you’re capsizing Can’t wait to go back!! Thanks for a great stay

Heather Sides

The property was beautiful We stayed in one of the patio rooms and it was so relaxing nestled under the great oak trees The service at the golf shop was great and they took care of us so well

From storing our bags and getting them onto the cart, to the well-manicured course and greens, and the friendly staff who made playing here a wonderful experienceAnd a special thanks to the staff who made our dining experience the best The food was great, particularly the fajita dinner on Sunday Big thanks to Janie and TJ who made sure we had everything we needed Our drinks were never empty and the plates were cleared the moment we finished It was hard to believe we were at a buffet And Janie made us feel like old friends But after 24 years at the Hyatt, she just knows how to do that We hope to see you all again next time!

Rachel Lorance

Staff was nice! Rooms & restaurants were great! The lazy river was great except there was not enough chairs or tubes for everyone The next morning we got there early and realized that people stacked all their tubes and placed their stuff on their chairs before they go eat breakfast We ended up finding a spot and some extra tubes

So, get there early! They have a Starbucks and a general store there, I bought little blowup tubes for the kids and the young boy at the pool area went to blow them up for me That was great! Overall, it was a fun weekend!

14. Hotel Emma (5-star hotel)

  • Address: 136 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215
  • Phone: (210) 448-8300
  • Ratings: 4.8 (2437 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Hotel Emma
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Refined hotel in a former 19th-century brewery, with elegant quarters, a rooftop pool & a chic bar.

About this hotel

This offbeat, upscale hotel in a 19th-century brewery is a 2-minute walk from the San Antonio River Walk and the 1744 Alamo Mission in San Antonio.The elegant, individually decorated rooms come with minifridges and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms add sitting areas, claw-foot tubs, and terraces with fireplaces. Airy 1-bedroom suites have floor-to-ceiling windows, plus wet bars, dining areas and separate living rooms; some are split-level. Room service is available.Amenities include a trendy eatery with river views, a posh cocktail bar, and a hip food market. There’s also a library, a rooftop pool and a gym. Bike rentals are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have minibars
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 5 min drive to the San Antonio Museum of Art
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the trendy restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “farmers’ markets” 14 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Haruka Meyer

The best hotel I have ever stayed in We stayed here in January 2022 and came back to stay in June 2022 All of their staff are just amazingly attentive, cheerful, kind, and professional

The room was so clean, spotless, spacious, and elegant yet modern Amenities were excellent The coffee they serve by Merritt Coffee Hotel Emma blend is excellent The in-room dining was from the restaurant called Supper and it was exquisite The seasonal produce they choose for each meal was well presented and tasty The property smells so good from the moment you enter and it is so comforting The signature welcome drink was unique and excellent The rooftop pool was well maintained and very nice I would love to stay at the Hotel Emma again real soon!!

Jane Baran

We stayed at Hotel Emma in early April It was by far our favorite hotel on our two week tour of Texas The architecture is stunning

Amazing attention to detail and preservation Everyone we encountered was very friendly and efficient The room was great We had a balcony with comfy furniture Loved the tile in the bathroom We took advantage of the hotel’s river tour and very much enjoyed it Some might say it’s not super close to the action, but we actually appreciated not being in the thick of things

K. Harewood

Honestly The best hotel I have stayed in My husband stayed for two nights after our wedding and we were so impressed

The staff is top notch and accommodating We had the king room with the balcony overlooking the river walk What a treat The beds are so comfortable The shower is large and has a bench I was craving biscuits and though not usually on the menu- it was a scratch-made for me with preserves All of the staff that assisted us seemed genuine Felt like visiting family you didn’t know you had Thanks Hotel Emma

15. San Antonio Marriott Northwest (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is 8.8 miles from Six Flags Fiesta Texas amusement park and 10.2 miles from the Alamo Mission in San Antonio.Upscale rooms have 36-inch flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, desks and coffeemakers. WiFi is available. Upgraded rooms have access to a club lounge with free soft drinks.Free perks include parking and an airport shuttle service. Hot breakfast is available for a surcharge. Other amenities include a restaurant, a bar, an outdoor pool and an exercise room. The hotel has 9 meeting rooms and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 9 min drive to San Antonio Aquarium
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes
  • 14 min drive to San Antonio International Airport
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests praised the lobby
  • Guests liked the fitness center, which has weight machines
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Matt Luong

This Marriott location is located right next to the highway which is very convenient Although they did remodel, the age of the building is showing in it’s popcorn ceilings, 8ft ceilings, lack of natural light, and dark and odd layout of the rooms On my stay, the elevators were not working so the entire hotel was funneling into one elevator

Customer service here was great though and the cleanliness of the hotel was awesome All in all, I think that the 35 star rating is too much and this Marriott falls in line with a 3 star hotel It’s an okay stay but I’d only recommend it to single travelers/business travelers

Adriana Cabrera

I travel for work so I have been staying at this hotel every other week since February 2022 Because of this I’ve gotten quite familiar with the amenities and the staff The rooms are the great standard you get with Marriott hotels however the bar staff is beyond exceptional and that is worth of the review alone! When I first started staying at the hotel I met Pedro and Gabe at the bar and they made sure that I was always taken care of by being very attentive and making sure that I was having a good time

But most importantly, that I felt safe as that is often a concern as a woman traveling alone Both Pedro and Gabe provided me with great restaurant recommendations for dinner Every single drink they prepared was better than the last With every visit, I got to meet more of the staff and that brought me to Sydney and Montse – just absolutely lovely ladies that brought a great vibe to the team Every single stay I’ve had at this hotel has been more impressive than the last I can honestly say that the staff is what makes my stay enjoyable If it were not for them, I’d be staying downtown at the St Anthony Just this week, I learned that the cocktail menu had received some upgrades and I couldn’t be more excited about this I really hope the Marriott brand recognizes the stellar employees they have on staff because they are the face of the hotel and are doing a fantastic job representing them15/10 will continue to stay here!

Kristin Gary

1) Our group reservation was impossible to find even though the name was correct 2) The room literally opens onto the lobby When you pull your shades there are people sitting in front of your window drinking coffee

inside3) housekeeping didn’t come until 5:30 pm 4)breakfast, with 2 other tables in the restaurant, took 1/2 hour to arrive 5) I was charged $30 for an early checkin (noon) after organizing a group to stay at the hotel probably spending over $6,000 that weekend

16. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Within a 3-minute walk of the TPC San Antonio golf course, this high-end resort is also 16 miles from Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch and 17 miles from Natural Bridge Caverns.Featuring balconies, minifridges and marble bathrooms, the sophisticated rooms have flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi (fee) and work desks. Upgraded rooms and suites include separate living rooms, wall beds and/or pull-out sofas.There are 7 dining options, including a Southwestern restaurant and a steakhouse, plus a casual bar and a Starbucks. There’s also a 6-acre water park, an adults-only pool and a spa, as well as a gym, a business center and 265,000 sq ft of meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • 1 min walk to TPC San Antonio
  • Some guests complained about the kitchenettes and the beds
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the Southwestern restaurant and praised the restaurant service
  • Guests liked “golf courses”, mentioned 128 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Brooke W

The resort is absolutely beautiful and very family friendly Staff members were very friendly and attentive I’m not giving the full 5 stars because the cleanliness was not what I’d expect from a 5 star resort

Our hotel room had pubic hairs, scalp hairs, dust, and urine around the base of the toilet and splotches of water and likely some sort of soap in the shower It had clearly not been well-cleaned, if at all In addition, the very back pool was quite dirty I can deal with leaves and some debris at an outdoor pool, but this had a lot of built-up leaves and debris in the deep end of the pool, like DAYS worth Staff were actively cleaning the lazy river, but no attention was given to the rear pool near the sand feature I’m not speaking of sand (there was that too, but that’s expected when there’s sand nearby), this debris was dark in color and very built-up It could have easily been scooped up and would have been much more appealing

Mark Anderson

This is a top notch place for a family getaway that we’ve enjoyed a number of timesLots to do with a fantastic water park, game rooms, excellent fitness center, daily planned activities for the young ones, and lots and lots of grounds to explore The staff is super friendly and attentive as well

It could definitely use more dining choices so be prepared to order in or make a quick local jaunt when the hotel is full This spring break week they were doing in-room dining for an only $5 flat service charge which was unexpected but awesome!We will be back again and again

Jazmin Juarez

This was one of the best hotel resorts I’ve visited in the states so far The staff were completely friendly and hard working Made me feel at home and the water park is fun for the whole family

Love the restaurants and variety and the rooms were beautiful and roomy The conference area was great and spacious and beautifully decorated I definitely recommend this place for business or a pleasure travel

17. Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio SeaWorld®/Westover Hills (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern hotel is a 1.8-mile drive from shopping at Alamo Ranch Marketplace and a 1.9-mile drive from SeaWorld San Antonio.Contemporary rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas and microwaves.Social spaces include a living room-style lobby and an all-day American restaurant that serves Starbucks coffee. Other amenities include indoor-outdoor pools with a swim-up bar, an exercise room and a business center, plus a ballroom and a free local shuttle. Parking is available for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to Hill Country Golf Club
  • Guests praised the beds but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests liked the service
  • Some guests complained about the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “swimming” 26 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the indoor and outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Nelson Chamer

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I’ve been coming here for a long time If you decide to stay here you definitely won’t be disappointedI absolutely love this hotel Everyone is so nice I enjoyed my room with a balcony and garden/pool view This is the 2nd time I book here and will continue to do so when we visit Sea World My boys really enjoy the pool There’s a bistro that has great food options as well

Brian W

We paid for a city view room and got a view of a very loud highway with no view of any city The room was quite warm and the air conditioning was not cool enough to make the room cool enough to sleep well There was no maid service so no coffee for the second day and no clean towels

They charged us ten dollars a day to park in their parking lot, standard parking that any business would have around their building They did let us check in around noon and the room itself was fairly nice Next time we’re in town we’ll find somewhere more reasonable to stay


My score is low because this is supposed to be a Courtyard It’s not living up to the brand Here’s why:- Lobby is ok

Nice bistro and hotel halls- Parking isn’t great if you want to park close to a door And why do they charge $10 for self-parking in the suburbs when most places will provide it for free??? That was a rip-off- Pool is huge but showing a lot of wear We booked here because the pool was supposed to be heated It was way too cold because it’s not heated enough- Room was really worn Walls were beat up Furniture was newer but nicked up AC was an older window controlled unit Soap and shampoo dispensers were cheap and didn’t work right Everything was clean though and bed was good- No housekeeping unless you request it Prices have gone up on hotel rooms, and you can’t clean our room???For a mid-range Marriott brand like Courtyard, this place fails I don’t recommend staying here

18. San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

Next to the San Antonia River Walk, this upscale, high-rise hotel is also 10 minutes’ walk from the historic Alamo Mission in San Antonio and 12 minutes’ walk from the Majestic Theatre.The slick, modern rooms have flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, desks, and coffeemakers. WiFi is available (fee). Upgraded rooms add river views. Some have access to a lounge with complimentary breakfast and evening appetizers.There’s a restaurant, a bar and a Starbucks coffee shop, plus an indoor/outdoor pool and a fitness center. Event space can house up to 1,100 people and there’s a business center. Breakfast is available. Valet parking is extra.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to the San Antonio River Walk and Briscoe Western Art Museum
  • Guests liked the clean rooms but some thought they were small
  • Guests praised the professional service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests praised the river views
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife

Feedback From Real Customers

Nelson Chamer

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I have been coming here for years If you decide to stay here you won’t be let downGreat hotel Excellent location Rooms were very clean The bed was comfortable The employees genuinely cared for the guests I highly recommend staying at this hotel when in the area I do wish the AC worked a bit better, but we stayed in a west facing room during 100F temps so it was understandable

Barbara Irving

My husband and I returned for a quick getaway for our 34th anniversary The service received was amazing from a very caring and attentive staff The front desk staff went above board

Our room had a lovely balcony although a bit cold for sitting outside We enjoyed the view and comfort The San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk is the perfect place to stay in San Antonio Fantastic Experience! Highly Recommended!

Justin Talley

One of many of the hotels that are amazing in this downtown area I appreciate the valet parking, which has its own expense, but there was public parking right beside the hotel for $10 a day He also can take the elevator to the lower floor of the hotel and walk directly out onto the Riverwalk! This was amazing as we were able to explore this whole area quite easily and get back to our hotel no problems

We basically didn’t have to walk up on the street at all Would highly recommend this place as the rooms were amazing and the staff were friendly and helpful

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