San Antonio's Best Riverwalk Hotels Downtown and on the Museum Reach

The hottest part of town right now in San Antonio is just north of the main downtown area along the riverwalk known as the museum reach. Tied in with the Pearl Brewery complex, this neighborhood is bustling with shops, restaurants, bars and fun things to do. Soon there will be the highly anticipated Hotel Emma at the Pearl Brewery, but until then you can still enjoy an array of beautiful luxury hotels along the riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. 

The newest hotel to open its doors along the riverwalk on the museum reach is the Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk/Museum Reach, which features a restaurant and a pool overlooking the river. From here, you can still hop on river boats to downtown or head north to the Pearl. Make sure to check out the Pearl's famous farmer's market, which happens every Saturday and Sunday. Go to Humble House for the best farm-to-table brunch! 

Of course, when it comes to luxury on the riverwalk, you can never go wrong with the historic and utterly elegant Menger Hotel or the Mediterranean-style Hotel Contessa. Both the Contessa and Mokara Hotel and Spa boast the most incredible rooftop pools and delicious dining options. Hotels or not, this is where even the locals go to eat! 

Read on to find out which riverwalk hotel catches your eye!

Grand Hyatt San Antonio
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The Grand Hyatt is one of San Antonio's most recent hotel additions to downtown and the riverwalk. It is a massive architectural feat and a stunning structure to behold. For those visiting for a conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention...  Read More

The Fairmount Hotel
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Although renovated, the Fairmount has retained its 1906-style classical Victorian elegance. If you're looking for regal style combined with a romantic flair, this downtown San Antonio hotel is it! Located across the street from the San Antonio...  Read More

Omni La Mansion del Rio
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The Omni La Mansion del Rio, nestled along the historic riverwalk, is absolutely stunning with its Spanish-style architecture and elegantly furnished rooms. This amazing hotel is another of the most luxurious hotels you'll find in San Antonio...  Read More

The Valencia is one of those places you go to make yourself feel luxurious and sophisticated. This modern and elegant hotel is one of the finest the San Antonio riverwalk has to offer. The European-style décor is sleek and beautiful, the staff...  Read More

The Hyatt Regency, located in the heart of downtown San Antonio and within walking distance of pretty much everything worth seeing, including the historic Alamo, is considered one of the most iconic hotels in the city. Amenities include the DASA...  Read More

Hotel Contessa - Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk
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Hotel Contessa isn't only one of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels in San Antonio, but it's just a few blocks down the street from the Convention Center. Upon entering the Contessa, you might think you're in some other metropolitan city,...  Read More

Hotel Havana
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This stunning hotel, situated on a quiet stretch of the North Riverwalk known as the Museum Reach, is almost a century old and offers elegant accommodations, from the studios to the Penthouse Suite. Each of the 27 rooms at the Hotel Havana is...  Read More

Menger Hotel
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The Menger is probably the most charming hotel to be found in San Antonio, and also possesses a long and impressive history. Located next to the Alamo, they have played host to such prestigious guests as Theodore Roosevelt, who is said to now...  Read More

Mokara Hotel & Spa San Antonio
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There isn't quite the right word than can fully express the opulence, luxury and elegance of this amazing hotel and spa located, you guessed it, right next to San Antonio's famous riverwalk, just three blocks from the Alamo. This wonderful...  Read More

The Wyndham Garden is one of the newest hotels to stake its claim along this part of the riverwalk. Boasting views of the San Antonio River and easy access to the charm of the Riverwalk – a 15-mile stretch of museums, shopping and dining, this...  Read More


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