My family and I like to stay in one of the San Antonio Riverwalk hotels when we go to the Riverwalk. To me it seems pointless to stay “out there somewhere” and miss out on the Riverwalk-buzz in the evenings.
Fortunately the hotel owners have also figured out that people would want to sleep in or very near to the Riverwalk. There are now several San Antonio Riverwalk hotels to choose from.
I choose our hotel to stay in based on what the purpose of our trip is, and whether the kids go along or not.
If it is only my wife and I, I like to pick a more romantic hotel that has a balcony with a view over the Riverwalk. If we take the kids along, I’ll pick a hotel that works better for my whole family.
Here are my favorite…
San Antonio Riverwalk Hotels
Drury Inn and Suites Riverwalk
The Drury Inn and Suites Riverwalk is a wonderful hotel right on the Riverwalk! We try to get a room overlooking the Riverwalk.
The kids love the rooftop pool and my wife and I like to relax in the hot tub. Every evening they also have free food and drinks in the lobby.
This is one hotel that lets us stay right on the Riverwalk without breaking the bank!
The Riverwalk Vista is a charming little hotel right by the Riverwalk.
I like it particularly for romantic trips, like celebrating an anniversary or a honeymoon.
That means we don’t take the kids along…
It is slightly more expensive, but still well under $200 per night. I think it is well worth it!
Homewood Suites Riverwalk
The Homewood Suites Riverwalk has suites only. It is on a quieter section of the Riverwalk, but still provides easy access to everything we like on the Riverwalk.
The suites are very spacious. I think this makes it ideal for families with kids, or even groups of friends. (The added space also means you’ll pay slightly more, but not much more.)
The Homewood Suites Riverwalk also has a small rooftop pool and a hot tub. If your kids love swimming as much as mine, any pool is a handy feature!
Holiday Inn Express San Antonio North
My kids think the Holiday Inn Express San Antonio North (formerly Comfort Inn Alamo Riverwalk) is very cool!
Why?… It used to be the Bexar county jail! So it has character and history!
It has everything my family and I need… comfortable rooms… pool… nice complimentary breakfast.
The Holiday Inn Express San Antonio North isn’t right on the Riverwalk, but it is only about 5 blocks away. It also has a price that I like if I want to save a little money, but still be close to the Riverwalk.
I think you will have a great time at any of our favorite San Antonio Riverwalk hotels!
If my favorite San Antonio Riverwalk hotels are not suitable or have no available rooms, here is a complete list of hotels in San Antonio to consider.