Where to Find Short Term Furnished Rentals in San Antonio

by Paul Joseph  |  Published November 10, 2020

With its rich colonial heritage, the Texan city of San Antonio is an enchanting patchwork of architectural styles and cultural flavours. The 18th century Alamo museum lays testament to the city’s Mexican-influenced past while the bustling café and shop-flanked River Walk, stretching for several miles, speaks to its modern status as a contemporary and vibrant urban centre.

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San Antonio attracts large numbers of visitors throughout the year, many of whom come to work and stay here for extended periods. For anyone needing short-term accommodation in the city but would rather not be holed up in a costly hotel the entire time, there are plenty of options for finding a short-term rental – and not only on Airbnb, either. If you’re seeking plenty of home comforts but without the commitment of staying in someone’s private home, here are three Airbnb alternatives.


Book at sonder.com

An internationally recognised hospitality brand offering studios, lofts, hotel rooms, and apartments in cities around the world, Sonder have the self-described mission of redefining hospitality by bringing exceptional stays everywhere. The huge choice and variety of their properties help to make Sonder our number one pick for short term apartment rentals in San Antonio for stays of a few days up to a couple of months. Sonder offer many of the benefits of a hotel but without the cost, such as access to concierge services, contactless check-in, and 24/7 maintenance. Additionally, unlike Airbnb, Sonder professionally run all of their inventory, so you never have to deal with a middleman. The company also offers generous discounts for extended stays, with 35% off for seven-day rentals and 40% for month-long rentals. When we looked for weekly rentals in San Antonio, we found 5 available properties – mostly located in the central district – starting at $96 per night for a two-bed apartment, including the above mentioned discount.


Book at Booking.com

Booking.com are our favourite pick for finding a furnished short stay apartment in San Antonio for periods of a few days up to two weeks. The website is widely known across the world, primarily as a hotel booking website, but somewhat lesser known for the extensive number of apartments that are listed on the platform. When we conducted searches for short stay options in San Antonio, around 32 apartments were available, starting at $77 per night for a studio property. To help ensure you don’t need to spend too much time shopping around, Booking.com also offer a Best Price Guarantee, and you can read feedback from previous guests in the comprehensive customer reviews section.
Big Tex flats offer short and long-term rentals at a modern, upscale apartment community in downtown San Antonio, close to the city’s central business district. Everything from studios to 1 and 2-bedroom fully furnished and amenitised units are available, as well as townhomes with attached direct access garages. Available to all residents are a state-of-the-art fitness centre, business centre, community lounges, resort style swimming pool, and an onsite restaurant helmed by an acclaimed chef. Rates for a Studio Apartment start at $45-$55, rising up to $76-$113 for a two-bedroom unit. The popular eateries and nightlife venues dotted along the San Antonio Riverwalk are just a short walk away.