The most common and cost-efficient transportation from the airport is the use of rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft, which can cost approximately $15 each way for up to 4 people. SuperShuttle also operates in San Antonio with a $14 per person one-way, but makes multiple stops along the way. It is recommended to book your SuperShuttle reservation in advance. Taxi cabs are also available at the airport, but one can expect a $25-27 ride each way.
La Villita, located on the south part of the Riverwalk, features smalls stores that sell hand-crafted goods and a neighborhood-style atmosphere. The Rivercenter Mall features many of today’s top brands and is home to the Battle for Texas, an immersive exhibit that showcases important artifacts key to Alamo and San Antonio history.
Mission Trail stretches a 10-mile distance but has bikes available to rent and city bus transportation dedicated specifically for the Mission Trail. Hike & Bike along the San Antonio River, which connects all five missions in San Antonio. Along the trail, expect to find Prickly Pear Cacti, Turtles, Snakes, Pelicans, and birds.
Those looking for restaurant options local to San Antonio should place Mi Tierra at the top of their list. Mi Tierra has been a family-owned restaurant since 1941 and is located at beautiful Market Square. Mi Tierra is known for its bright and colorful atmosphere, mariachi music, authentic food and fresh bakery. Visitors can stop at all hours of day as they are open 24 hours. For a spectacular view with some great food, the Charthouse Restauarant is a must-visit. The Charthouse is located at the top of the Tower of Americas, boasting a view 750 feet above the city. The restaurant rotates throughout the day unless weather conditions become severe.
Groupon is one of the best ways to explore San Antonio while not breaking the bank. There are many downtown attractions you can find on Groupon before your visit and can be redeemed at the time of visit. It is recommended to ask our front desk agents for any coupons and special deals as they are usually in-the-know about the latest happenings.
For those looking for a great river view, it is recommended to book the King Balcony Riverview which features an outdoor open seating area with two chairs and lounge table. For a quieter stay with a spectacular view, ask for a city-side room with a higher floor. The view of the downtown area looks especially beautiful at night.
The hotel does have a covered parking garage run by a third-party company which charges $27 per night for self-parking and $32 per night for valet parking. Both options feature unlimited in and out privileges. There are also a few city-run parking garages around the hotel but prices can range between $15-25 with no in and out privileges.
The hotel does not have a free breakfast but most guests choose to book the breakfast package when booking direct for the best value. For guests without the breakfast package, they can partake in the breakfast buffet for $16.95 plus tax per person or order a breakfast plate from our menu. Please note that kids 12 and under are free with adult purchase as long as the guests are not in a group block.
The downtown area is relatively safe. The San Antonio Police Department presence is very prominent in the area and visitors can see the Bike Patrol officers at every turn. Visitors can feel free to ask any of our officers for directions.