Mokara Hotel & Spa Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The 99-room Mokara is one of San Antonio’s most stylish hotels, featuring swanky amenities that include a beautiful rooftop pool, a premium spa, and fine dining; all in a prime location right on the River Walk. The rooms at this luxury boutique are bright and sophisticated, with contemporary, elegant decor, four-poster beds, and jetted soaking tubs.
Emily Morgan Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Housed in a historic neo-Gothic building with a reputation for paranormal activity, this 177-room boutique has a prime downtown location across from the Alamo and within walking distance of the River Walk entertainment district and Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Rooms at this pet-friendly, non-smoking property are generally large, and come with feather-top beds and 400-thread count Egyptian cotton linens. The cozy library and the intimate heated outdoor pool with city views add to the romantic feel of this elegant property.
Omni La Mansion Del Rio Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Spanish Colonial architecture of the Omni La Mansion del Rio gives the upscale hotel a relaxed hacienda feel. The vibe is carried on in one of the city's best hotel restaurants, Las Canarias, as well as mariachi performances at the comfortable and lively heated outdoor pool. Rooms have charming wood-framed French doors and exposed brick, comfortable beds, and modern marble baths with fluffy cotton robes. The renowned spa is within five minutes’ walking distance, at its sister hotel, the Mokara Hotel & Spa.
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Hotel Valencia offers chic sophistication in the heart of downtown, along with comfortable, modern rooms and some nice views of the River Walk. It's a property best suited for adults with a dining- and night-life-centric agenda, but also for couples. Rooms are sophisticated and sexy, with plush beds, dark wood and leather accents, and 24-hour room service. The River Walk-side restaurant and bar are among the most popular in the city.
Hotel Indigo San Antonio at the Alamo Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Housed in a 100-year-old bank office building, the 98-room Hotel Indigo San Antonio at the Alamo manages to preserve its historic originality while offering modern amenities and fun decor. Its prime location -- right next to the Alamo -- makes it a great mid-range pick for couples who prefer the uniqueness of a boutique hotel and a younger vibe. Comfy, classy rooms have bright, modern accents mixed with historic details, plus free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.