Chic, Boutique-Style Hotel Steps from Historic Alamo
Crews excavating the foundation of the Gibbs Building made a startling discovery—cannons once used by the Texians to defend the Alamo. Hotel Indigo at the Alamo now occupies the former Gibbs Building, overlooking the iconic adobe compound that became a rallying point for the Texas Revolution. The hotel’s appeal lies with its prime location—kitty-corner from the Alamo and steps from the River Walk—and thoughtfully updated interior that mixes modern flair with original, early 20th-century detail. The restored foyer boasts vintage marbled accents, which lead to old-fashioned, stainless-steel elevators, ready to whisk guests to their chic, contemporary accommodations.
A blissful retreat from downtown San Antonio's bustling nightlife and shopping scene, the hotel keeps guests linked with the outside world with free WiFi and complimentary daily newspapers. Bold greens and pinks accent the boutique hotel's snazzy guest rooms and present a nice counterpoint to the rustic hardwood floors. Mounds of pillows top a cushy king bed or two queen beds, tempting guests to clear their calendars and hibernate for the winter.
Come morning, aromas of buttery texas waffles ($6) and zesty breakfast quesadillas ($6) waft from the hotel's 1909 Bar & Bistro, which embraces sunrise with radiant orange and magenta hues. Attentive servers greet diners with menus spanning breakfast, lunch, and dinner with southwest-style eats such as spinach quesadillas and thick rib-eye steaks.
San Antonio: Nature and Nightlife in Old Texas
Mere steps from the Alamo, the scenic San Antonio River Walk buzzes with riverboats, trolley tours, and shopping centers. A few miles north of the hotel, visitors to the Japanese Tea Garden maximize their zen while tiptoeing along stone bridges spanning koi ponds. Feelings of inner peace can be disavowed in spectacular fashion at Natural Bridge Caverns, about 30 miles north of downtown, where ziplines zoom across the craggy landscape.
1909 Bar & Bistro
Situated across the street from the Alamo in the Italiante confines of the historic Gibbs building, The Hotel Indigo is a posh haven for out-of-towners from around the world. Its first floor restaurant, on the other hand, draws on local inspiration to attract its dedicated clientele. Within the kitchens of 1909 Bar & Bistro, chefs craft their own take on Texas-style bistro fare, whipping up everything from gourmet fish tacos and grilled ribeye steaks to crispy flatbreads covered with roasted chicken and ricotta.
The eatery's decor blends the rich history of the Gibbs Building with an updated modern aesthetic. A wall of hot pink cushioning backs the tables, which consist of 100 year-old granite reclaimed during remodeling. This eclectic combination of old and new elements sits in the middle of three wall-sized windows, which provide sunny views of the Alamo, and at least two other things.
76% of 108 customers recommend
“My husband ordered the Chicken Caesar Salad and he says it's the best one he has ever had in his whole life!”
“The chicken flatbread was fabulous, as was the sweet potato fries. YUM!!”
“The menu online is NOT the menu in the restaurant. Please update it because we had made our selection before we went to the restaurant and none of what we had...”
“The menu online is NOT the menu in the restaurant. Please update it because we had made our selection before we went to the restaurant and none of what we had selected was available when we got there. ”
San Antonio, Texas
105 N Alamo St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205