Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The 19-story Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade is an upper-middle-range option located 10 miles from downtown. Though the location isn't central, this 326-room property has both an outdoor and indoor pool great for the kids, a family-friendly restaurant on-site, and shuttles to nearby Sea World. Rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean, and there's even a kids'-themed suite, with twin beds, bean bag chairs, board games, and bright colors.
Hotel Contessa - Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Hotel Contessa, located on a quiet stretch of the River Walk, sells itself as San Antonio's "only luxury all-suite hotel," and in many ways it lives up to that claim. The 265 suites range in size from 500 to 800 square feet, and all feature separate living rooms and bedrooms with contemporary, southwestern-inspired decor, two 37-inch flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. While the urban chic rooftop pool and Jacuzzi area with great city views is a nice perk for families, the rooftop day spa is a soothing oasis for parents in need of some quiet relaxation.
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Rating: 4.0 Pearls
this 632-room luxury hotel features a prime location right on the River Walk in the heart of Downtown San Antonio. The chain's kid-friendly features include family movie viewings on select nights, a San Antonio scavenger hunt activity with a 20 percent family meal discount offer for Q Restaurant, a rooftop pool and Jacuzzi with 360-degree city views, and large, comfortable rooms with high-tech amenities, microwaves and mini-fridges.
Embassy Suites San Antonio - Riverwalk Rating: 3.5 Pearls
The upper-middle-range Embassy Suites is in a prime downtown location, close to tons of restaurants and major attractions -- and directly on the famous River Walk. It's popular with families, featuring a free made-to-order breakfast, two 32-inch flat-screen TVs in every room, and a heated rooftop pool and Jacuzzi. The two-room suites are modern and spacious, and have separate living/dining rooms, microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers with free coffee and tea.