Historic Hotel near the Alamo and the San Antonio River Walk
Many of the guest rooms at Crockett Hotel look out to the Alamo—the historic landmark sits just across the street in a tree-lined plaza in downtown San Antonio. The hotel itself is located on the site of a legendary battle led by Davy Crockett in 1836—he and a small band of Texas settlers defended the Alamo against Santa Anna’s forces for 13 days during the Texas Revolution. Today, you can tour the Alamo and other historic buildings in Alamo Plaza free of charge.
The San Antonio River Walk is also within easy walking distance of the hotel. This 2.5-mile stretch of the San Antonio River is lined with shops, restaurants, and museums, all accessible from stone pathways that are restricted to pedestrians and bears riding unicycles.
Originally built in 1909, Crockett Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Subsequent renovations have helped preserve its original charm while adding modern touches such as free WiFi in all guest rooms and an outdoor pool shaded by palm trees. Before heading out to explore the city, stop by the hotel’s atrium lobby for a free breakfast with waffles, pastries, scrambled eggs, and fresh fruit.
Highlights of San Antonio, Texas
- American version of Venice: Flanked by stone pathways, waterfalls, and cypress trees, the 2.5-mile river walk wends past cafés, hotels, bars, and shops.
- San Antonio Museum of Art: more than 25,000 sculptures and paintings ranging from Roman antiquities to contemporary art
- Remember the Alamo: Thanks to the 1836 battle that made it a symbol of Texas independence, the Alamo has become the most visited tourist site in the state.
- Historic Spanish missions are clustered around the San Antonio River. The famed rose window at Mission San José is once again on display following an extensive renovation.
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