Hubby and I will be traveling to San Antonio from August 24-27th as part of a road trip to Dallas for the Cowboy Classic on Labor Day weekend. We will be coming in the evening of the 24th, and leaving the morning of the 27th to head on to Austin.
We're having some issues narrowing down our lodging choices. We'd like to stay on the Riverwalk to get the most of our time there. We're an active couple in our early 30's. We're planning on seeing the SA sights one day (Riverwalk itself, Alamo, Missions, etc), and rent a motorcycle to head out to Hill Country the next. Budget wise, we'd like to stay under $175/night (which at this time of the year, doesn't seem to be difficult). Important features: on the Riverwalk, easy walking access to area restaurants and sights, clean, modern hotel with comfortable beds. We generally travel to unplug and experience as much as the area has to offer, but spend little time at the hotel itself. We will have a car, but we are fully aware of the parking costs in the area. We'd like to be able to park the truck, and not move it until we leave.
We've narrowed down the hotel selection to: Westin, Embassy Suites, Omni la Mansion, Hotel Contessa. We're also considering the Courtyard Marriott Riverwalk. Can anyone offer personal experiences with any of these, or other suggestions that might fit our needs?