Visiting San Antonio is all about staying close to the Riverwalk. From here, you can easily access the city’s top restaurants, bars, conference and sports venues, and even the Alamo. These are the best San Antonio Airbnbs to put you right where you want to be in the city, with plenty of comfort and amenities to boot.
1. Remodeled industrial loft in Southtown
Like many US cities, San Antonio’s warehouse districts and neighborhoods surrounding downtown have undergone rapid transformation in recent years. This chic minimalist loft in a former timber warehouse is exemplary of that. The unit is designed for remote workers and long-term stays, so you know it’s comfortable and equipped even if you’re only here for a couple of nights. The host drew inspiration for the decor from his time in Korea, and as an added bonus, the unit comes with parking for up to two cars.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $145 per night
2. Downtown “fiesta house” perfect for small groups and bachelor parties
Stay in this house downtown and enjoy amenities including a hot tub, cornhole, and a patio reminiscent of your favorite neighborhood brewpub. Downtown San Antonio Airbnbs are rarely this well-trimmed. Your crew will be within one mile of the Alamo, the Riverwalk, and the Pearl, with nightlife, dining, and the sights of downtown all within walking distance. If traveling with a medium-sized group where you need space and activities, but also plan to go out, this is the spot.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $180 per night
3. Spacious, architecturally-inclined King William home
This historic home looks darn good considering its 115-year age. That’s because it has been completely redone into the fashion of an architect’s dream. Vaulted ceilings, spacious open floor plan, and modern trimmings open out onto San Antonio’s historic King William neighborhood. You’re residentially located, but still within easy access to the Riverwalk and the rest of the city in this high-end San Antonio Airbnb perfect for groups.
Ten guests, three bedrooms
Price: $382 per night
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4. Luxurious downtown home with backyard hot tub and fire pit
This six-bedroom luxury home has earned its stripes among the best San Antonio Airbnbs for large groups and get-togethers. It’s set up for success with a hot tub, cornhole, bistro lighting, and outdoor living room. Indoors, the house is the stuff of legend with dueling living room TVs, spacious kitchen and living areas, and six perfectly equipped bedrooms that can easily host everything from a work retreat to a raucous reunion.
Sixteen guests, six bedrooms
Price: $670 per night
5. Two-bedroom king suite at La Cascada Resort with rooftop pool
Gaze out at the Tower of the Americas while relaxing over a poolside cocktail. Lounge in a spacious living room, or prepare a homecooked meal for your partner for a date night in (such a rare occurrence when traveling). The nice thing about this downtown San Antonio Airbnb is that it gives you the best of both worlds of hospitality — the amenities and comfort of a luxury two-bedroom apartment with the convenience and functionality of a resort hotel. There are multiple units available, so scheduling and booking are less of an issue. If you want to live as San Antonio’s urbanites do, this apartment is the perfect option.
Eight guests, two bedrooms
Price: $311 per night
6. Hip and modern upscale Lavaca home
Many of the best San Antonio Airbnbs are near to the Riverwalk, downtown, and the Alamo. This one is literally a few paces away. You can stroll the river, stop for dinner and drinks, and take in a historical knowledge bomb, all without breaking a sweat (at least not due to physical exertion). Lavaca gives you easy access to the entire city, from King William to the ever-cool La Villita Arts Village. With room for 12 guests and an entire house to call your own, you can also enjoy the comforts of seclusion, if you so choose.
Twelve guests, five bedrooms
Price: $448 per night
7. Riverside condo in the heart of everything
San Antonio’s multicultural vibes shine bright at this riverside condo. The unit itself is comfortable and equipped for remote work, home cooking, and easy access to all points of the city. And the charm of being right above the Riverwalk and all it has to offer makes this a unit that you’ll have a hard time not re-booking each time you come to San Antonio.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $349 per night
8. Downtown cottage with pool, spa, and easy access to everything
Among San Antonio’s biggest perks is that you can stay in a residential home in the heart of the urban oasis — it’s not a condo-or-bust type of place. This home speaks well to this fact. A luxuriously maintained historic home in the heart of the city, you’ll have walkable access to the Riverwalk, downtown, and the city’s hippest neighborhoods, dining, and nightlife. The Tower of Americas will provide your morning coffee view — not a bad way to toast a new day in San Antonio.
Six guests, three bedrooms
Price: $420 per night
9. Unique apartment in castle-like home perfect for a couple
Accomplishing the counter-point of historical modernity is no simple task. The owners of this historical San Antonio home have pulled it off and created the perfect apartment rental for a couple or solo traveler to enjoy while visiting the city. The unit overlooks the river and provides a unique perspective on historical San Antonio — it’s located in the middle of it and has been through it all, yet somehow feels slightly elevated from the action. A truly rare find.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $108 per night