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San Antonio Hotels That Are Easy on Your Wallet



Seasoned travelers who spend most of their days having fun, exploring the city, or perhaps working, know the best hotels to accommodate their simple needs. If you're of the mindset that you shouldn't spend an arm and a leg on a hotel that you're barely going to see, then you've come to the right place. In San Antonio, there are a number of great hotels you can enjoy that won't break your wallet. 

Centrally-located, Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Airport, is a convenient, modern choice for those who want affordable rates and quick access to the city. Of course, with Marriott, you know you will always enjoy fine accommodations and wonderful service. 

Convention Center visitors need look no further than La Quinta Inn and Suites San Antonio Convention Center for nearby downtown accommodations. Fortunately, it's also close to the beautiful river walk and other popular downtown attractions, including the famous Alamo. 

 

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Inn at the Alamo / Riverwalk / Convention Center
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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 Rivercenter Mall. Those staying at the hotel will also be able to find a number of places to eat, shop, and enjoy the nightlife. Found in the downtown area, the Travelodge Hotel Alamo Riverwalk San Antonio is within walking distance to many attractions. Guests will find taxis, buses, and more to get them to other areas of the city. The San Antonio International Airport is only eight miles from the hotel. The Travelodge is pet-friendly and its amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, guest laundry facilities, a 24-hr front desk, free parking and a free deluxe continental breakfast!

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: This budget-friendly hotel is close to the most amazing downtown attractions and offers free parking, which can be a rarity in downtown hotels!

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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 half a mile away from the Ingram Park Mall and surrounding shopping centers. This hotel is great for families, with their outdoor pool and their pet-friendly policies. Business travelers as well as leisure travelers will enjoy the free WI-FI Internet, 24-hour coffee bar, free USA Today and HBO. Their excellent service and award winning comfortable beds are sure to make your stay convenient and enjoyable while visiting San Antonio.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: This Red Roof is the perfect place for families to stay when visiting San Antonio with SeaWorld as their premiere destination.

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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 151 rooms found at La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Downtown include refrigerators, coffeemakers, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, telephones, voicemail, workstations, cable television, wireless Internet access and more. Guests staying at La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Downtown will find that it includes a heated pool, whirlpool, fitness room, and more. Guest will receive a complimentary breakfast each morning before they start their day. In addition, the hotel has laundry facilities, a 24-hr front desk, coffee and microwave in the lobby, and parking.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: This La Quinta is conveniently located and offers a complimentary breakfast and a heated pool.

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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 gracious staff, this San Antonio hotel is an ideal choice for a business meeting, event, wedding or social gathering. There are a total of 168 rooms at this business hotel. Guests will enjoy the hotel's outdoor pool or they can work out in the gym. They offer a free Breakfast, including make-your-own waffles. Lunch and dinner are also available from a set menu.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: This budget-friendly hotel is the best choice for anyone visiting the medical center or those looking for a good hotel near Fiesta Texas.

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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 for those who appreciate architecture. Within the lobby are the original, refurbished chandeliers dating back to 1929 and beautiful stained glass windows can be found throughout. Hotel amenities include a complimentary hot QUIKSTART breakfast featuring scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage and pancakes, an outdoor and indoor pool and 2 whirlpools and an exercise room. They also offer their Kickback®. It's a snack for some, meal for others and free for all. The daily rotating menu features a variety of hot food, plus, beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks, served 5:30-7:00 p.m. nightly.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: The Drury Plaza is located on the Riverwalk and also offers some great amenities such as the indoor and outdoor pool.

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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 San Antonio, they are comfortably appointed with everything you need. Business folks and teenagers will appreciate the complimentary Wi-Fi access. They also offer a Business Center for all your computer, fax and copy needs. Candlewood Suites also promises Texas hospitality and some of the best amenities at this price point. Take advantage of the free guest laundry facilities to keep you looking your best or work off stress in the 24-hour Fitness Center. The hotel also has an outdoor pool and whirlpool... maybe that should have been first on the list!

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: Candlewood Suites is conveniently located to many of the downtown attractions.

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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 brand such as Hyatt. One of the perks of this hotel is its ideal location. You can hop on the riverwalk and be in the midst of all the downtown excitement within minutes - such as restaurants, riverboats and shopping or head into the quaint little arts district known as Southtown, where you'll find even more shops, restaurants and even family-friendly bars like the Friendly Spot!

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: There's nothing more inexpensive than a Motel 6, and this one is conveniently located downtown.

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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 Budget Hotels because: For those looking to stay on the riverwalk without wanting to pay an arm and a leg, the Drury Inn is a perfect alternative.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
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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. Amenities include what you would expect, such as free wifi, microwave and fridge. The complimentary breakfast is usually pretty good, especially if you know you won't have time to eat at the conference. The staff that manages the breakfast area always has on their smiles and greets each guest. Additionally, if time permits, you're plenty close to other wonderful attractions such as the riverwalk and downtown. In fact, you can pretty much walk everywhere, even to the Alamo.

Recommended for Budget Hotels because: La Quinta near the Convention Center is close to all the major downtown attractions!

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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 Budget Hotels because: This is a great choice when looking for a good airport hotel!

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