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San Antonio Hotels that Offer Luxury as well as Convenience



Thankfully, the San Antonio airport is centrally-located, so that many of the best hotels in the city are located within 20 minutes. Although you will certainly want to plan around the typical morning and evening rush hour traffic, most of the time you can get around with ease.

Hotel Emma, a true Pearl at the Pearl Brewery is the newest kid on the block. This boutique hotel, located right along HWY 281 is easy to get to and simply a fantastic choice whether you're here for business or pleasure. You can dine in at Supper, their veggie-centric restaurant, or find a dozen other great choices within walking distance. With access to a mini upscale grocery store in the hotel, coffee shops, retail shops and more, it's a destination in and of itself. 

For a very affordable choice with easy access to the highway as well as downtown delights, you'll love the Marriott Plaza. It's a lush oasis in the middle of the urban landscape. Located next to the hip Southtown arts district, river walk and La Villita, it's a fun option for travelers and comes with your very own pet peacocks! 

For even more immediate access to the airport, don't overlook the Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio Airport or the Courtyard by Marriott near North Star Mall. 

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The Emily Morgan San Antonio - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
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The Emily Morgan styles itself The Official Hotel of the Alamo and it's easy to see why. Its architectural design stands out next door to the Alamo. Enjoy luxury accommodations, Aveda skin care and all the amenities. A former medical building, it's reputed to be haunted and ghost hunters from near and far visit in hopes of spooky apparitions. However, most guests simply enjoy the Emily Morgan for its convenience to all things San Antonio. Within walking distance to countless restaurants, the River Walk, the Alamo, La Villita and more, you cannot go wrong choosing this hotel for its excellent location.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Overlooking the Alamo, this hotel is worth the few extra minutes it takes to get here.

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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 Center this is the perfect place to stay as it's literally a stone's throw away. If you're lucky enough to get a room with a view of the Tower of the Americas, it feels as if you can almost reach out and touch it. Of course, most popular downtown destinations, as well as shops and eateries, are within easy walking distance of the hotel. Be sure to step into the bar for a drink to mix with some of the locals who frequent this snazzy bar joint.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: The Grand Hyatt is one of the newest hotels in San Antonio and only about 15 minutes from the airport.

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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, perhaps even out of the country. This stylish and contemporary 4-star hotel sports a 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, technology support staff, and audio-visual equipment for those who need it. After an exhausting day at the convention center, be sure to also take advantage of their full-service health spa, which offers body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. They also have two on site-restaurants, including the amazing Las Ramblas, which has recently launched a fabulous new tapas menu. This is the best place to stay in San Antonio, whether you're here for a convention or not!

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Hotel Contessa is one of San Antonio's most beautiful hotels and recently introduced a new bar and restaurant menu!

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Hyatt Place San Antonio Airport is located two miles from San Antonio International Airport and approximately 10 miles from Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Their Gallery is a warm and open area that features a self-registration kiosk, an intimate coffee cafe, a TV den, and an e-room with free access to a public computer and printer. Guests at Hyatt Place will also enjoy a free continental breakfast each morning or freshly prepared menu items, a 24-hour Starbucks, an over-sized indoor heated spa, and a 24-hour fitness room. Hyatt Place is an exciting and innovative new select service hotel offering more of what is important to today's travelers.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: If you're looking for attractive modern rooms and easy access to the airport, Hyatt Place is it!

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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 include the Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Sea World, Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, Texas Transportation Museum and San Antonio's Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Several restaurants and golf courses are also within easy reach. They have 133 guest rooms and 12 suites with the usual accommodations of cable TV, high-speed internet and the like. This four-story property comes with a complimentary breakfast at the Courtyard Cafe.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: This Courtyard by Marriott is known for their exceptional service.

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Conveniently located near the airport, the Embassy Suites Hotel San Antonio International Airport is only a short drive from many of the most popular destinations in the city. It is easy to reach the North Star Mall, the Alamo, the downtown area, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the San Antonio Zoo, and SeaWorld from this San Antonio hotel. The Embassy Suites Hotel San Antonio International Airport is only half a mile from the San Antonio International Airport, making travel very easy. Guests at the hotel can dine on breakfast served at the hotel each morning, and later they can dine at the onsite restaurant that serves a variety of dishes. The Embassy Suites Hotel San Antonio International Airport also offers meeting rooms for business and social events as well as a fitness room and spa.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Embassy Suites offers the perfect combination of convenience and great service.

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Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Airport at Northstar
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The Courtyard San Antonio Airport North Star Mall Hotel is one of the best hotels to stay at while in town. Not only is it convenient to the mall with its iconic cowboy boots sculpture, it boasts convenience and modern amenities in every guestroom as well as superb service. Each guestroom is fully equipped with non-smoking rooms, air conditioning, daily newspaper and in-house movies. Guests can experience the high standards of comfort while staying at this well known San Antonio hotel with everything they need right on site, such as shops, coffee shop, laundry service/dry cleaning, meeting facilities and more!

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: This hotel is also located near the mall, so guests can enjoy easy access to just about anything they can desire.

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Located within minutes of the airport, guests of the Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio Airport can enjoy an indoor pool and whirlpool and a complimentary fitness center with cardiovascular and strength training equipment and free weights. A freshly prepared breakfast is offered daily in the Great American Grill restaurant with dinner also available. The Pavilion Pantry convenience mart offers sundries, an assortment of beverages and ready-to-cook meals bound for the in-room microwave oven or refrigerator. Room Service is also available, serving casual meals from 5 pm to 9 pm nightly. All guest rooms are over-sized and furnished in a residential decor, and business travelers can enjoy 1,410 square-feet of meeting and banquet space and as well as meeting rooms.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Hilton Garden in is a reliable hotel where you always know what to expect!

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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 hidden oasis, complete with restaurant, pool and a cozy outdoor fire pit for evening cocktails. Oh and did we mention the beautiful peacocks that roam the property? All of the guestrooms have the expected conveniences to satisfy the guests' utmost comforts. Additionally, they offer meeting facilities, room service, safety deposit boxes, a jacuzzi, gym, and spa.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: Very close to 281, guests can easily hop on the highway from here and head straight to the airport.

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Hotel Emma
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Located at the Pearl Brewery, every detail of the guest experience at Hotel Emma has been thoughtfully considered, and that comes through in all aspects of the hotel, down to the cup of complimentary coffee. Hotel Emma has truly done an outstanding job of preserving and utilizing the original space, a 19th-century brewhouse, thanks largely to their designers – New York's Roman and Williams – who have artistically blended historical features with modern aesthetics. Each of the 146 rooms is unique because of their efforts to maintain the original architecture. The top-floor suites are very large, mostly two-story accommodations with full kitchens and large dining tables that encourage a memorable culinary experience. In fact, Hotel Emma will showcase its culinary prowess in multiple ways, including at its restaurant Supper; the bar and clubroom Sternewirth; and Larder, the curated market.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: If traffic is running smoothly, you can hope right on 281 and get to the airport in 10 minutes from Hotel Emma.

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