San Antonio, Texas is a beautiful place blended with cultures from around the world, each bringing their own unique backgrounds to the vibrant city. One of those things: the art scene. The ever-growing art scene in San Antonio is a must-see while passing through the metropolis whether for a short weekend or a longer stay. And art does not just apply to sculptures and paintings alone; let us introduce you to some of the best boutique hotels in San Antonio where art can be found in the historic façade, the inspired decoration, and in every bite of infused flavors at some of the most fashionable restaurants in town.
The hotel dips into its Cuban roots and sports beautifully influenced decor to match. Located in a gorgeous historic building boasting Spanish Colonial architecture, Hotel Havana sits along the San Antonio North Riverwalk. This luxurious boutique hotel offers a quiet location, while still conveniently in the heart of the city center. There are only 27 available rooms ranging from studios to a two-level penthouse suite. Don’t forget to try the in-house restaurant, Ocho, featuring latin-inspired dishes with a South West twist.
Emily Morgan Hotel
Combining the present day with the past, the Emily Morgan Hotel is the official hotel of the Alamo.The historic boutique hotel overlooks the iconic landmark and is within walking distance to downtown San Antonio and two blocks from the Riverwalk. Located in a building with just as much history as the famous landmark nearby, the 1920’s Gothic-embellished façade houses a chic, modern-day hotel with lavish amenities. Don’t forget to check out the ninth floor, where the hotel claims the soldiers who fought during the Alamo now haunt the historic building.
Hotel Contessa Riverwalk Luxury Suites
With to-die-for views of the Riverwalk in the heart of San Antonio, it’s understandable that the Hotel Contessa is the only four-star hotel along the river. While you’re minutes away from some of the cities best restaurants, cutest cafes, and best shopping, you can find it hard to leave this boutique hotel with all it has to offer. Dine at Las Ramblas restaurant featuring Spanish influenced cuisine, or sip on a classic red wine at the Cork Bar located right on the Riverwalk. At least treat yourself once to one of the many packages at the Woodhouse Day Spa.
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
Located in the historic downtown area along the famous Riverwalk, the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is wonderful for those visiting San Antonio for business or pleasure. The contemporary and stylish hotel boasts an outdoor terrace with vibrant views of the river, personalized service for all guests, as well dining and entertainment options during your stay. Pamper yourself at the hotel’s spa before meandering around the old town while popping in and out of the many art galleries and shops.
Mokara Hotel & Spa
The ultimate retreat in the middle of a busy city, find your perfect spa sanctuary at Mokara Hotel & Spa along the Riverwalk. Enjoy the heated, rooftop pool with spectacular views of the city, any of the 18 private room spa treatments, or the simple tranquility of the guest rooms. Treat your palate to the exquisite flavors created at Ostra with romantic riverfront views, or enjoy some lighter fare at the Rooftop Cafe as you watch over the entire Texas city.