Last Updated on April 11, 2023

San Antonio has become one of my favorite places to travel for art, culture, food and history. The Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio River Walk makes for a perfect base of operations during long weekends or extended vacations in the Alamo City with its ideal downtown location, comfortable rooms, amenities and rates in the $200 to $300 dollar range.

Staying at Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio

Located in the heart of San Antonio, the Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio River Walk boasts the modern amenities and services you’d expect from a major branded hotel in a major tourist city. The hotel is situated on the banks of the famous San Antonio River, making it a perfect location for visitors wanting to explore the city’s historical and cultural attractions. The Alamo is less than a half mile away.

The hotel has 20 floors and 379 rooms and suites, each of which is designed to provide guests a comfortable and relaxing stay. The hotel also offers a range of amenities, including a FABULOUS rooftop swimming pool – one of the few in San Antonio – a fitness center which is no great shakes with a few pieces of cardio equipment and a business center.

Amenities and Services Offered at the Hotel

The Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio River Walk has a 24-hour front desk, concierge services, and valet parking.

Traffic and parking in this part of San Antonio, right downtown in the main tourist mix, can be a NIGHTMARE!

On a visit during Texas public schools’ Spring Break in March of 2023, I saw legitimate gridlock in this area around 5:00 PM on a Saturday as guests at the multiple hotels in the area were trying to check in, as well as retrieve their cars to go to dinner. Do yourself a favor, take advantage of the valet parking and WALK wherever possible.

The heat can be stifling, but San Antonio’s downtown is very walkable if you’re healthy and you’re better off walking or calling a rideshare – and walking to a less crowded block to pick it up – than trying to use your car every time you leave the property.

There is also a complimentary hot breakfast served every morning, as well as a 5:30 pm kickback reception with free drinks and snacks. I almost exclusively stay at hotels with complimentary breakfast because I’m a big eater and it saves me time and money every single day. I LOVE when hotels up that ante with an evening service; it’s such a nice touch. Don’t confuse either with fine dining, but they get the job done and deliver on reasonable expectations.

The standout feature of the hotel is the rooftop swimming pool, offering breathtaking views of the San Antonio skyline. The pool is heated and open year-round, making it an ideal place to relax and unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. KIDS WILL LOVE IT!

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Accommodation Options – Rooms and Suites

The Drury Plaza San Antonio River Walk offers a range of accommodation options. The rooms are spacious and outfitted like you’d expect of a branded, nationwide hotel chain. The suites offer more space and come with additional amenities such as a separate living area and a kitchenette – ideal for longer stays or larger groups.

All rooms and suites are equipped with a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and a mini-refrigerator.

Dining Options at the Hotel

The hotel offers a range of dining options. The hotel’s on-site restaurant, the 5th Street Patio Café, serves a variety of dishes, including Tex-Mex, American, and Italian cuisine. The café also offers a full bar menu, making it an ideal place to grab a drink after a long day.

The hotel additionally has a 24-hour market where guests can purchase snacks, drinks, and other essentials. The market is perfect for those who want to grab a quick bite or something to drink without having to leave the hotel.

Activities and Attractions Nearby

Visitors to the Collections Center at the Alamo enjoy a diorama detailing the siege and capture of the fortress narrated by Phil Collins. Photo credit Visit San Antonio.
Visitors to the Collections Center at the Alamo enjoy a diorama detailing the siege and capture of the fortress narrated by Phil Collins. Photo credit Visit San Antonio.

The Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio River Walk smack dab in the mix in downtown San Antonio, making it an ideal location for tourists who want to explore the city’s many attractions, including the famed River Walk.

The River Walk is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, lined with shops, restaurants, and bars. And by lined, I mean lined – visitors walk and dine inches from the waterway with no barrier in between!

Reviews and Ratings from Previous Guests

The Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio has received solid reviews from previous guests, who have praised the hotel’s excellent service, comfortable rooms, and great location, of which I concur. The hotel has an average rating of 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor, with many guests commenting on the hotel’s friendly staff and excellent amenities – THAT POOL!

Special Offers and Packages Available

The Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio River Walk offers a range of special offers and packages that make it even more attractive to visitors. The hotel offers a Stay and Save package, which gives guests a discount on their stay when they book multiple nights.

The hotel also offers a Romance Package, which includes a bottle of champagne and chocolates upon arrival.

Location and Accessibility of Hotel

The Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio River Walk’s location between bustling Commerce Street and Market Street, backing up to the River Walk make it easily accessible for guests. The hotel is nine miles from the super easy to navigate San Antonio International Airport and less than two miles from interstates 10, 35 and 37.

How to Book Your Stay at Drury Plaza on the River Walk

Booking your stay at the Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio River Walk is easy. You can book your room right here.

When booking, make sure you specify the San Antonio River Walk location as there are numerous Drury Hotels located across San Antonio.

Unwind and Relax at Drury Plaza River Walk

The Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio River Walk is the perfect place to unwind and relax in style. The hotel’s rooms, dining options, and a range of amenities make it a perfect location for visitors to San Antonio – long time or first time – exploring the city’s many attractions.

Whether you’re visiting San Antonio for business or pleasure, the Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio River Walk is the perfect place to stay. Book your stay today and experience the best that San Antonio has to offer.

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