Hotel at a Glance: Holiday Inn San Antonio N - Hill Country
This Holiday Inn is set amid the peaceful green landscape of Texas Hill Country. Guests can take a quick drive south to reach the Alamo and the San Antonio river walk, both less than 20 minutes away. Each morning, you can recharge with a hearty breakfast for two (included with this deal).
- Kem’s Restaurant serves American cuisine amid soft lighting and sleek wood accents; you can enjoy sports broadcasts and drink specials in the adjacent lounge.
- Comfy guest rooms outfitted with 32-inch flat-screen TVs and Internet access
- Business amenities: 2,800 square feet of meeting rooms and an LCD projector.
- Recent award: The hotel earned TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2013.
San Antonio, Texas: Historic Missions near Picturesque River Walk
In the late 1920s, architect Robert H. H. Hugman designed an urban park around the San Antonio River—a space he envisioned as an American version of Venice, where people could shop and dine along the waterfront. Completed in 1941, the 2.5-mile river walk still serves as a vital artery in the heart of San Antonio as it wends its way past cafés, hotels, bars, and shops.
Located one story below street level, the waterway is flanked on either side by stone pathways, quiet waterfalls, and towering cypress trees. The winding river-walk path reveals little surprises along the way, such as picturesque restaurants, public art installations, and cardboard cutouts of Davy Crockett. A new extension connects the river walk to the four-story San Antonio Museum of Art, where you’ll find more than 25,000 sculptures and paintings that range from Roman antiquities to contemporary art.
Also neighboring the river walk is 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. It’s actually one of five historic Spanish missions clustered around the San Antonio River. The largest, Mission San José, lies just 5 miles south of downtown. Its famed rose window is once again on display following an extensive renovation.