10Best Finds Hotels near the Alamo

These five lodging choices put you in the center of the action

The Alamo, San Antonio's famous landmark where Sam Houston, Davy Crockett and James Bowie made their last heroic stand against Santa Anna's Mexican armies during the Texas Revolution, has become the city's main attraction. Located right in the heart of downtown, the area around the Alamo and River Walk makes for a great base of exploration on your trip.The Alamo — Photo courtesy of Robert and Cathy

Mokara Hotel & Spa

With a heated rooftop pool and spacious guestrooms -- some with private balconies overlooking the River Walk -- Mokara Hotel & Spa is great for families and couples alike. If you're looking to add a little relaxation to your San Antonio vacation, don't miss the award-winning Mokara Spa.

The Menger Hotel

Located right next door to the Alamo, the historic Menger Hotel is full of atmosphere and charm. Take a dip in the outdoor pool or sip on a cocktail at the Menger Bar, one of the best taverns in San Antonio. Traveling with pets? They're welcome to stay with you.

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

If you've had enough history in San Antonio, retreat to an ultramodern room at the hip Hotel Valencia Riverwalk. Rooms are larger than normal, with comfortable beds and 42-inch flat screen TVs to keep you and the kids entertained while you're in the room. Despite its River Walk location, all the rooms are blissfully quiet.

Westin Riverwalk Inn

Located on a quiet stretch of the River Walk, the Westin Riverwalk Inn offers family-friendly amenities like free movies in your room, a heated outdoor pool and kids treat packs when you check in. The signature Heavenly Beds are mighty comfortable indeed.

Drury Inn & Suites

For the budget-minded family, Drury Inn & Suites at the River Walk fits the bill. You'll pay less here for a suite than you wood for a basic room at some other area options, and that includes complimentary hot breakfast, popcorn and sodas in the afternoons and snacks at the daily 5:30 Kickback.

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