Best Areas to Stay in San Antonio, Texas

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Where to stay in San Antonio – A guide to this Texan city

San Antonio is one of the largest cities in Texas and a great metropolis of the United States. It is located in the south of the state and is, undoubtedly, one of the busiest tourist destinations in the country.

This city is the epicentre of Texan culture and tourism, with hundreds of attractions for any traveler and picturesque areas to stay that provide the comfort and fun of a good trip.

During the summer, intense sun and open skies are very common, while the winter is short, cool and partly cloudy. Regardless of the season, San Antonio can be visited at any time of the year.

Public transport in the city is covered by buses, mobile apps, car rental services, and taxis.

The main attractions vary between boat rides on Riverwalk, parks, museums, restaurants, bars, and clubs.

From its historic and eclectic architecture to its attractions, museums and unique atmosphere, this a city that has a lot to offer, and the Downtown is the best area to stay in San Antonio. (See accommodation in Downtown San Antonio).

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in San Antonio, Texas.

The best areas to stay in San Antonio, Texas

1. Our favorite area: Downtown – Riverwalk

The Downtown is the heart of San Antonio and, although Riverwalk is the most popular attraction in this area, there are many more things to explore.

The Álamo Plaza, a World Heritage Site, is an important building in Texas installed in a religious complex, typical of the Spanish colonization in America, which is visited by hundreds of travelers a year.

Museums, theaters, and art galleries are common in the Downtown, as well as markets and shops to enjoy all the cultural experience that the area has to offer.

The best way to get to know the Downtown is on foot. However, the area has bus stops in different streets that facilitate moving through the city and its districts.

Nightlife is popular in Downtown San Antonio, so its bars and clubs are quite busy. Upscale restaurants, street food, and fast food chains also abound in the Downtown area.

Downtown is the best area to stay in San Antonio since you can choose between shopping, cultural entertainment, the best cuisine, and tourist attractions.

Where to stay in San Antonio - Downtown

Where to stay in San Antonio – Downtown

Accommodation in Downtown San Antonio - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Downtown San Antonio – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in San Antonio, Texas:

  • Best area to stay without a car
  • Riverwalk
  • Best area for sightseeing
  • The Alamo
  • Best area for business travelers
  • Great variety of accommodation

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Tru By Hilton San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk

Located in San Antonio, 400 meters from El Alamo, Tru By Hilton San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk offers air-conditioned accommodation and a fitness center. In the mornings, a buffet and American breakfast is served.

fromUS$94
Budget

Motel 6 San Antonio Downtown – Market Square

This motel offers a wide variety of services and amenities in an ideal location next to lively Market Square, an area of restaurants, shopping and entertainment downtown San Antonio, Texas.

fromUS$49
Luxury

Sheraton Gunter Hotel

The Sheraton Gunter Hotel is located in downtown San Antonio, opposite the San Antonio Riverwalk. Wi-Fi is available in all areas for an additional fee.

fromUS$159
 

 

 

2. Midtown

Midtown is located north of Downtown San Antonio.

This area is full of residential neighborhoods, stores, entertainment venues, and Texan restaurants.

Among the main attractions of Midtown are the Witte Museum, the Botanical Garden and the much popular San Antonio Zoo.

Like the Downtown, this area has bus routes that connect it with the rest of the city, although, for greater comfort, it is possible to move by car.

The city’s Convention Center is located in Midtown, making it a recommended area for travelers visiting San Antonio for business reasons.

Another of the attractions of Midtown is the Pearl Brewery, an old beer factory turned into the most important leisure and gastronomy center of the city.

In addition, craft shops are popular in the Midtown area, as well as silver jewelry and souvenirs.

Midtown is one of the best areas to stay in San Antonio due to its proximity to the main attractions of the city and entertainment options.

Best areas to stay in San Antonio - Midtown

Best areas to stay in San Antonio – Midtown

Accommodation in Midtown San Antonio - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Midtown San Antonio – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in San Antonio, Texas:

  • Pearl Brewery
  • Great nightlife
  • Best area for business travelers

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Americas Best Value Inn Downtown River Walk/Market Square

    Americas Best Value Inn Downtown River Walk / Market Square is located in the Midtown district of San Antonio, 1.9 km from the Riverwalk and 2.4 km from El Alamo. This 2-star hotel, built in 1963, is 2.4 km from the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center and 2.6 km from the Ripleys Believe It Or Not Museum. There is free Wi-Fi.

    fromUS$44
 

 

 

3. North San Antonio

North San Antonio is another important district of the city, full of luxury shops, gourmet restaurants and entertainment for the most adventurous travelers.

The views offered by the Hill Country area, which is located in North San Antonio, are among the most impressive in the city.

La Cantera is also located in North San Antonio, with multiple shops, restaurants, and hotels.

The north is one of the best areas to stay in San Antonio with children because it houses the Six Flags Fiesta Texas, a major amusement park. In addition, to the east of the area is the Stone Oak, with shopping centers and clothing stores.

North San Antonio is served by bus routes and taxis. However, it is advisable for travelers to stay in this area with a car, whether is their own or rented.

This area also houses the international airport of the city, making it an excellent area to stay in San Antonio for short stays or stopovers.

Where to stay in San Antonio, Texas - North San Antonio

Where to stay in San Antonio, Texas – North San Antonio

Accommodation in North San Antonio - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation in North San Antonio – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in San Antonio, Texas:

  • San Antonio International Airport
  • Peaceful area
  • All kinds of hotels

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio North Stone Oak

    This hotel is located 30 km from downtown San Antonio. It has an indoor pool and a hot tub. It offers rooms with a microwave and free Wi-Fi.

    fromUS$89
 

 

 

4. West San Antonio

Culture and tradition are mixed in the west of the city. Those who stay in this area of ​​San Antonio can try the best of Tex-Mex cuisine.

The streets of West San Antonio combine colorful murals, historic buildings, and the authentic Texan culture.

The art exhibitions at the Guadalupe Art Center are well worth a visit when staying in this area.

West San Antonio has parks to fish like Woodlawn Lake Park, where you can enjoy the day and outdoor activities, especially during the summer.

West San Antonio has bus routes that connect with the main theme parks, shopping centers, restaurants and accommodations in the city.

North of this district is SeaWorld San Antonio, the world’s largest marine theme park.

In addition, West San Antonio offers cheaper accommodation than central districts, making it one of the best areas to stay in San Antonio, Texas.

Best areas to stay in San Antonio - West San Antonio

Best areas to stay in San Antonio – West San Antonio

Accommodation in West San Antonio - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation in West San Antonio – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in San Antonio, Texas:

  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • Cheap hotels
  • Historical buildings

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

La Quinta Inn San Antonio Sea World Ingram Park

This hotel is less than 20 minutes’ drive from downtown San Antonio and its river. It offers free continental breakfast every day and rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen cable TV.

fromUS$59
Budget

Rodeway Inn Lackland AFB/Sea World

The hotel is ideally located for guests attending graduation ceremonies or other special events at Lackland Air Base. It is also close to other places of interest in the area.

fromUS$39
Luxury

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa

This luxury resort is located 2 km from the SeaWorld theme park in San Antonio, Texas. It has a 27-hole golf course, 7 restaurants and spacious rooms with an iPod dock.

fromUS$199
 

 

 

5. Northwest San Antonio

The Northwest of San Antonio is known for housing offices and important buildings, as well as residences with tree-lined streets that create a sense of tranquility.

In this area, there is the Floore Country Store, a rustic cave with hats and a cowboy atmosphere with live music every weekend.

The amusement parks, food places, and cheap hotels make the Northwest one of the best areas to stay in San Antonio.

As in the majority of San Antonio, the Northwest area has bus routes and taxis to travel to other areas.

Best districts to stay in San Antonio, Texas - Northwest

Best districts to stay in San Antonio, Texas – Northwest

Accommodation in Northwest San Antonio - Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Northwest San Antonio – Click on the map to see all accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in San Antonio, Texas:

  • Near San Antonio’s SeaWorld
  • Great area for business travelers
  • Peaceful area to stay

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Comfort Suites Medical Center Near Six Flags

    Offering a hot tub and fitness center, Comfort Suites Medical Center Near Six Flags is located in Northwest San Antonio, 6 km from Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Every morning a free breakfast is served.

    fromUS$59
 

 

 

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