San Antonio Hotels & Lodging
how to blow your money
This is the section you've been waiting
for. You want information on San Antonio hotels. And
preferably hotels near the San Antonio River Walk. Here's where
every traveler spends the
biggest part of his dough. If you're like me, I hate
to spend a lot of money on an hotel where all I'm going to
do is sleep. But, I do want a safe, clean
place. And one, preferably that is not run down and
has a good "feel" to it. I'm going
to make recommendations on San Antonio hotels that I would
stay at. I have not been into each and every one of the places
mentioned, but I know where each place is located and I
downtown San Antonio and where most tourists are going to spend there time.
I know what the hotels look like, what's around them and
if anyone has stayed there before. So I feel very sure of my
Just so you know where I'm coming from, as
the expression goes, I prefer inexpensive accommodations
over expensive. And I prefer smaller, intimate
hotels where management might recognize me than the larger
more mass oriented ones. So my bias will be to that
end. And, all things being equal, I prefer hotels
that have some historical significance over recently
built chrome and glass ones. But I'll tell you
about each one so you can make your own decision.
recommend you look for the red
star on the map.
This is the center of the tourist area and you
will want to find a place as close to this star as
you can afford. Of course, you can stay
farther away, and if you have a car that may be
the smart thing to do. But, if you are
without a car, then the recommendation stands:
Stay close to the star. But don't get
carried away with this concept, most every hotel I
mention is reasonably close enough not to worry
about it. See
also my map of hotels downtown. Why stay
close to the star? Because most of the
sights you will be enjoying are centered around
the star location. And particularly at
night, it will be much easier to crawl to your hotel
room, after having had one too many margaritas, if it's somewhere close to the nightlife of the
Be sure and check
out my list of recommended San
San Antonio Hotel site that copied my hotel map.
I list it because it's a good site. It's more
expansive than my hotel map as it lists hotels farther
away from the action than I would recommend staying.
But it serves a purpose of showing the location of hotels
many of you inquire about that are not on my map.
And I commend them for the fine job they do of furnishing
information about each hotel. Only problem I see is
that they are missing the new Hotel Contessa.
I realize everyone has their own opinion about
hotels. And I'll confess that my opinion is no
better than the next person's. And as I don't make
any money on steering you to any particular hotel I have
no reason to be anything but honest in what I tell
you. But just to provide you, the tourist, with as
much information as possible to make your own decision on
where to stay, here are two web sites that I've found,
when creating this web, that provide their own opinion of
what is good: Trip
Advisor and Citysearch.
Check them out for confirmation of your decision.