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One of the most widely recognized hotel landmarks in San Antonio, the Emily Morgan Hotel is only steps from the historic Alamo (see hotel at top left).

By Nina Gass

San Antonio is a city rich in culture and history. From exploring the Alamo and River Walk, and enjoying Sea World and Six Flags Fiesta with the kids to admiring the incredible McNay Art Museum, this city has it all. And with its numerous, reasonably priced San Antonio hotels, it’s no surprise that San Antonio is one of best destinations for family vacations.

During a recent visit to San Antonio, we stayed at the extremely comfortable and family-friendly Crowne Plaza Riverwalk. This hotel offered easy access to restaurants and nightlife along the Riverwalk, such as Howl at the Moon Piano Bar. Our kids raved about the cool rooftop pool, too. Among the downtown San Antonio hotels, this choice also puts you less than a mile away from the Alamo.

Some of the best hotels in San Antonio offer much of the same, with value-added quality accommodations and access to the city’s top sights:

  • A few miles outside the heart of the city and twelve miles from the airport you’ll find the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa. Mark this down as a top luxury option among San Antonio hotels.  It’s home to the Valero Texas Open and features a 36-hole golf course, seven food and beverage spots, the River Bluff Water Experience and a top-rated day spa.
  • The Emily Morgan Hotel is steps away from the Alamo and is considered a historic landmark in “her” own right. However, the amenities, feather beds and Jacuzzi tubs are anything but old-fashioned or out-of-date. It’s considered a AAA Four Diamond resort, making it another one of the best hotels San Antonio has to offer.
  • Hotel Indigo at the Alamo is a smoke-free boutique-styled hotel that has been designed to offer travelers a complete focus on rest, relaxation and well-being epitomized in its Zen-focused service experience and soothing décor. Like Texas, many things are oversized in this hotel, including the beds, bedding and number of pillows.

Whether you’re on a fun family road adventure or a business trip, be sure to make a stop in San Antonio for hospitality, history and hot cuisine.

Nina Gass is a freelance travel and business writer who lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and two boys. An avid traveler and dreamer, Nina makes the most of her international family connections throughout the U.S., Australia, England, and Mexico.

Tagged: Family time, Hotels

Nina Kokotas Hahn

Nina Kokotas Hahn

Nina Kokotas Hahn is a travel writer and Chicago journalist whose work appears in Chicago magazine, HuffPost Travel and Condé Nast’s HotelChatter. Globetrotting since infancy, she’s the daughter of a travel agent and considers thrill seeking part of the DNA. Find her on Twitter at @ninakhahn.

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