If you are a traveler that loves to wander and dine, shop or tour as the mood strikes you, then you’ll want to visit San Antonio, TX. San Antonio’s iconic Riverwalk is the largest urban ecosystem in the U.S. and has 15 miles of sidewalks and paths that line the San Antonio River. You can either travel the length of the river by boat, or take advantage of San Antonio’s unique bicycle share program that lets you ride leisurely along the riverside, stopping as you wish at one of the many shops or restaurants, or perhaps to relax under one of the notable Cypress trees that line the banks.
Whether you are in town to take in what San Antonio has to offer as a tourist or if you are traveling for business (San Antonio is a well-known commercial hub), then you make want to consider extended stay accommodations, not just because of their travel-friendly amenities and that they help keep travel costs down- but because there is so much to see and do in San Antonio, you may want to stay awhile. Here are TravelMag’s favourite extended stay hotels in San Antonio.
From: $129/ night
If a visit to the iconic Riverwalk is on your list of travel to-do’s, or if you simply like being part of the action, whether for business or leisure travel, the Residence Inn by Marriot San Antonio’s downtown location is top-notch. It’s also close to the famous Alamo. Location tends to carry with it a premium, which is why this hotel generates a slightly higher room rate. However, you can defray some of those travel costs by cooking in your room with a fully-stocked kitchen. Rooms are spacious, feature contemporary decor and offer a variety of layouts, from smaller studios to two bedroom suites. All are fashioned in long term residence style, with distinct work/sleep areas. The lobby of this hotel is large, with lots of seating and alcoves, so meeting with friends and colleagues are possible. Some other nice perks include a free breakfast in the morning and a free cocktail/appetizer hour in the evening.
From $19/ night
While staying near the airport might remove you slightly from the action of downtown, you certainly don’t have to compromise on amenities with a stay at the TownePlace Suites Marriott San Antonio Airport. This modern, well-appointed hotel has stylish décor and a host of amenities to help enhance an extended stay. The rooms are spacious studios, with your choice of king or queen beds, and are configured in such a way to delineate work and sleep areas. Also featured in these rooms are full kitchens, stocked with whatever you need to make your own meals. All you need to supply is groceries- which you can pick up at the onsite store. There is also an outdoor BBQ grill area, coin-operated laundry, outdoor pool and fitness center- so you can keep your fitness routine up while on the road. There is an airport shuttle and daily breakfast- both included with your room rate. There is good value associated with this hotel’s moderate price tag.
From $99/ night
The Staybridge Suites San Antonio Stone Oak is located just north of San Antonio International Airport. Its central location close to the airport, as well to many other San Antonio attractions, like the Riverwalk, SeaWorld, Six Flags and a host of major corporate offices make this a popular home base for business and leisure travelers. Rooms come in studio, one or two bedroom configurations, all stocked with complete kitchens, making cooking in a breeze. There is free breakfast offered. Guests will appreciate the convenience of having laundry facilities onsite, as well as a fitness center. One of the major attractions at this hotel is the ability to unwind in style at the end of a work day or day spent touring. They have an expansive outdoor deck area that features BBQ grills, a pool, a spa, outdoor fireplace and big screen TV. With all of these onsite amenities, guests can expect to pay a little bit more for their room rate.
From $129/ night
Located about 12 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio, the Homewood Suites San Antonio North West offers good value, both with an affordable room rate and with a number of extended stay amenities standard with every room. It’s a little more out of the way, but close by highway access means quick and easy delivery to numerous San Antonio destinations. These rooms are big- coming in at 600 and 900 sq. ft. respectively for one and two bedroom suites. There are fully stocked kitchens, comfortable and contemporary décor and plenty of room to work eat and sleep. Amusement park enthusiasts will love how close this hotel is to the large Six Flags amusement park. Other nice onsite bonuses include free breakfast, free cocktails and snacks in the evenings (Mon-Thurs). There is also a coin-operated laundry, mini-market, basketball court and pool.
From $89/ night
The Candlewood Suites San Antonio near Sea World’s central location in northwest San Antonio can’t be beat in terms of a quality home base. Business travelers like that they can spend less time commuting to the numerous area corporate offices and leisure travelers like having their choice of attractions within an easy drive. The price point is attractive as well, at the lower end of the range. Rooms have full kitchens, which is handy for preparing your own meals and snacks, helping keep the lid on travel costs. Also, guests have access to the “Candlewood Cupboard” where they can help themselves to food items 24 hrs a day on the honour system. Guests also have access to a lending locker, where they can borrow a host of items to make their stay complete. Onsite laundry, a pool, free breakfast and access to a 24-hr fitness center really ramp up the amenity offerings at this affordable hotel.