San Antonio Hotels that are Best on a Budget

Just like any major metropolitan city, San Antonio has many options when it comes to finding a hotel. However, it's a fine balance between budget-friendly and roach motel. Read on to find a few premium choices that wont cost you and arm and a leg, not to mention your savings account. 

If you're looking to stay downtown, there are a few hotels in prime locations, with easy access to attractions like Southtown, the riverwalk and La Villita. Marriott Plaza is a hidden gem that most people don't talk much about but is a charming, tropical-like property, complete recent renovations and pet peacocks that roam the grounds. 

Hyatt Place is another excellent choice, located along the residential part of the riverwalk. As one of the first budget-friendly hotels along the river, they are definitely more affordable than most. It's an easy walk from here to fantastic restaurants in Southtown and the historic King William neighborhood. 

Red Roof Inn San Antonio - SeaWorld / Northwest
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If the reason why you're visiting San Antonio is to go to SeaWorld then this Red Roof Inn is your best bet for a budget-friendly hotel in the area, that is still not too far away from other great attractions. For shopping fans, they're only a...  Read More

Travelodge Hotel Alamo Riverwalk San Antonio
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Located downtown, this hotel in San Antonio is close to a number of popular tourist destinations. Guests of the Travelodge Hotel Alamo Riverwalk San Antonio will be close to places such as Riverwalk, the Alamo, the convention center and...  Read More

Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Airport
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The Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Airport gets great reviews from visitors for its modern decor and superb customer service. It also helps that it's just less than a mile away from the San Antonio International Airport. Nearby attractions...  Read More

La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Medical Center
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If you're in town for San Antonio's amazing medical community, this hotel is not only inexpensive but is the closest the UT Health Science Center and hospitals. It's also very near Six Flags Fiesta Texas and La Cantera Shopping Mall. With a...  Read More

Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk
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The Drury Plaza is also located directly on the Riverwalk and is listed as an historical landmark. The interior of the Drury Plaza Hotel includes filled travertine flooring and an Art Deco inspired lobby featuring 50-foot ceilings, which is fun...  Read More

This San Antonio hotel is close to many attractions the city has to offer. Located off I-35 and near a number of attractions, guests of La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Downtown will find that many spots are within walking distance. The...  Read More

La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Convention Center
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The La Quinta Inn and Suites San Antonio Convention Center is a great place to stay if you are looking to be close to Convention Center. It's also much more affordable than most of the other hotels in this area, although perhaps a little dated....  Read More

Candlewood Suites is an all suite hotel in downtown San Antonio. Situated in the heart of the downtown area, this hotel is ideally located for business trips or family vacations. Whether it's a quick visit or an extended stay that brings you to...  Read More

Hyatt Place San Antonio/Riverwalk
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Often overlooked, the Hyatt Place San Antonio Riverwalk is actually one of the best hotels you'll find in downtown San Antonio. They're more affordable than many of the upscale hotels, but still have all of the amenities families expect from a...  Read More

Marriott Plaza San Antonio
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With its central location, Marriott Plaza San Antonio Hotel is within easy reach of most tourist attractions as well as the airport. It's not as talked about as many of the other popular downtown hotels, but it is a special and charming place, a...  Read More


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