Five hotels for the perfect staycation in San Antonio, TX

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Experience a weekend of luxury with a stay in the Otto Koehler Suite. | 📸: @thedadbodstrong

It’s no surprise that December is one of the busiest months for travel. Accommodating relatives looking to spend the holidays in our beautiful San Antonio can sometimes be a challenge.

Luckily, you read our newsletter and will now have the perfect hotel guide to recommend for unique stays + unforgettable experiences.

Here are some SATXtoday approved places to stay:

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, 150 E. Houston St. | $169+

Recently featured on Condé Nast Traveler, this Spanish colonial-styled hotel sits on the quiet side of the River Walkmaking for the perfect downtown getaway. Pro tip: Hotel Valencia is currently running a Light up the Night Package which includes River Boat Tickets + a holiday “light up” drink at San Antonio’s only Argentinian-inspired restaurant — Dorrego’s.


A hotel on the River Walk with a spanish flair. | 📸: @canadiantraveller

Oge House, 209 Washington St. | $169+

This exquisite antebellum mansion is one of three Noble Inn bed + breakfast stays in San Antonio’s King William district. The property is adorned with lush plantings, rose gardens, and lawns that makes for a truly quaint space and romantic getaway.


Hotel Havana, 1015 Navarro St. | $140+

This charming boutique hotel is located on the newer part of the River Walk + an easy stroll to Pearl. Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine prepared by the winner of “Chopped” season 47 episode 13, Chef Jesse Kuykendall.


We know it’s called Ocho, but this restaurant is number one in our eyes. | 📸: @izzy4018

La Cantera Restort & Spa, 16641 La Cantera Pkwy. | $204+

Winner of Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award 2021 for No. 1 Best Resort in Texas, La Cantera Resort has something for everyone. While conveniently located adjacent to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, this resort features two golf courses, five heated pools, a luxury spa + plenty of upscale dining options.


After you’re done hitting the pool, check out the resort’s Loma De Vida Spa | 📸: @lacanteraresort

Hotel Emma, 136 E. Grayson St. | $795+

One look at Hotel Emma is enough to brew excitement in any visitor looking for an upscale stay. The 146-room riverfront hotel is conveniently located inside Pearl grounds with plenty of restaurants + shops within walking distance of your stay.


This, but with a cup of coffee in hand on a cold, winter night — perfection. | 📸: @andreimatei

Not expecting any guests? Treat yourself to a staycation. Tag us in your photos on Instagram and let us know if we missed any hotels that are must-stays. We hope you have a suite time in San Antonio.