Immerse yourself in the vibrant entertainment, eclectic shopping, and famed dining of San Antonio’s River Walk during a stay at this hotel
Hotel at a Glance: Hampton Inn San Antonio-Downtown River Walk
Just blocks away from the River Walk in downtown San Antonio sits this quaint, comfortable hotel. Less than a mile away from the famous El Mercado shopping center and Rivercenter Mall, Hampton Inn San Antonio-Downtown River Walk positions guests amid the city’s eclectic entertainment, shopping, and dining offerings.
- Beat the heat with a refreshing dip in the hotel’s outdoor pool, or soak up the sun atop one of the lounge chairs on the pool deck.
- Free hot breakfast is served each morning and features a variety of traditional breakfast fare, including eggs, waffles, pastries, and fruit.
- Comfortable guest rooms include a microwave, small refrigerator, and coffee maker. Guests can unwind with a movie or TV show on the 32” flat-screen HDTV.
- Break a sweat during a workout at the onsite fitness center.
- Nearby entertainment and attractions: The Alamo is a 5-minute walk away from the hotel, while Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio are both about a 20-minute drive. Visitors can also tour the military training grounds at nearby Fort Sam Houston.
Downtown San Antonio: Skyscrapers and the Alamo near the Original Riverwalk
In the late 1920s, architect Robert H. H. Hugman designed an urban park around the San Antonio River. He envisioned a space that would be the American version of Venice, where people could shop and dine along the waterfront. The original section, a 2.5-mile riverwalk running through downtown, was completed in 1941. It’s been a vital artery in the heart of San Antonio ever since; so vital, in fact, that the city added two extensions in the 2000s—Museum Reach and Mission Reach—that elongated the riverwalk to 15 miles total.
Located one story below street level, the downtown section of the riverwalk bustles day and night. Stone pathways on either side of the river wind past waterfalls and public art installations on their way to restaurants, boutiques, and lively cantinas that stay open well into the night. Downtown San Antonio is also where you’ll find the Alamo. The historic mission-turned-fortress is one of the most visited tourist sites in the state, thanks to the 1836 battle that made it a symbol of Texas independence. Admission is free for all ages.