San Antonio Top 5 Best Hotels for a Staycation

People from everywhere visit San Antonio to take in the Texas history, see the best team in the NBA, walk the fabled Riverwalk, and dine on the best Tex-Mex in the state. So why leave the city just because you have some time off. Whether you need a weeklong reprieveor a weekend getaway, San Antonio is a great spot for a staycation. Check out (and check into) these hotels next time you need a getaway.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

This luxurious hotel in the Hill Country ‒‒ voted one of the top 500 hotels in the world by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine ‒‒ is home to TPC San Antonio, which features two championship golf courses and hosts the annual Valero Texas Open. Families will love the River Bluff Water Experience, the hotel’s water park featuring a lazy river and water slides.  And the Lantana Spa features 30 treatment rooms, including two couples suites with fireplaces, and the latest in cardio training equipment, free weights, and weight training equipment.

Hotel Contessa

Did someone say rooftop pool with views of the city? This all-suites hotel is right in the center of San Antonio’s activities and mere feet from the lauded Zinc bar and Biga on the Banks restaurant. The second-floor patio overlooks the Riverwalk and gives you quiet relaxation while you take it all in. If you never leave your room, you’ll still be glad you stayed.

Hotel Valencia on the Riverwalk

Classic meets hip and it all spells luxury at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk. This boutique hotel boasts 213 chic guest rooms spilling over with stylish luxury for discerning travelers.  Make sure to take in the impeccable architectural craftsmanship and the elegantly rich finishes that make a romantic getaway or relaxing staycation perfect. 

The Westin Riverwalk

Located on the Riverwalk, the Westin is the perfect location to relax and recharge. And it all starts at check0in, where you get delicious dark chocolates imported from Venezuela. And you can return to the lobby for Meet in the Lobby for La Merienda ‒‒ a Latin tradition marking the transition from day to evening. The Westin serves cocktails, sangria, margaritas, local beers, wines, and complimentary crudités and specialty cheeses to guests. And don’t worry ‒‒ when it’s time to go to your room, there’s plenty of luxury to make you feel comfortable.

Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk

For an upscale staycation in San Antonio, visit the Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk. This is a classic, old-school hotel, so if you like ultra-modern, it may not be for you. But with such proximity to the Alamo and Riverwalk, and to the heart of the San Antonio arts and culture centers, it’s hard not to be charmed by this grand ol’ downtown hotel. Posted by Richard Soto on
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