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Founded in the 1890s, Eden, a historical area of San Antonio, brims with things to do and see. There are many standouts, but a notable one is the "Garden of Eden," also known by its official name: The San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Eden

Omni La Mansion del Rio
Omni La Mansion del Rio
|
8.4
Excellent
112 College St, San Antonio
from $197
DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown
|
7.8
Good
502 W. Cesar E. Chavez, San Antonio
from $69
Best Western Alamo Suites
Best Western Alamo Suites
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8.0
Excellent
1002 S Laredo St, San Antonio
from $66
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Airport
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Airport
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8.8
Excellent
10110 U S Hwy 281 N, San Antonio
from $105
Riverwalk Vista
Riverwalk Vista
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9.2
Excellent
262 Losoya St, San Antonio
from $114
Days Inn San Antonio Northwest - Seaworld
Days Inn San Antonio Northwest - Seaworld
|
6.9
Good
6010 NW Loop 410, San Antonio
from $37
Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
|
9.0
Excellent
201 N Saint Marys Street, San Antonio
from $119
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
|
8.5
Excellent
101 Bowie St, San Antonio
from $143
Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk
Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk
|
8.9
Excellent
889 East Market Street, San Antonio
from $149
The Inn Downtown/Museum Reach
The Inn Downtown/Museum Reach
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4.6
Fair
1614 N Saint Marys Street, San Antonio
from $44
More About Hotels near Eden...

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and appreciate the garden. Many flowers assumed to not thrive in the dry environment of Texas do and delight visitors. Hibiscus, fruit trees, and rare orchids are among the varieties of plants and trees showcased here. 

The Eden area is in the Alamo Heights community, so named by early settler George Brackenridge when he built the mansion Fernridge on land that was part of San Antonio.

Today, the community has the Witte Museum, the Japanese Tea Garden, and the San Antonio Zoo, which encompasses Brackenridge Park--acknowledging the legacy of this industrious settler.

Sightseer Bus Makes Life Easy for Budget Hotel Seekers

A special bus service called Sightseer is available at one price. Bus 7 runs daily among major sites such as the Alamo, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Botanical Garden, and several others. 

Antonia Inn and Suites, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Downtown Northeast, and Days Inn San Antonio Splashtown/ATT Center are cheap hotels along the N. Pan Am Expressway, which are very near to Eden. Staying at these hotels can also cut down transportation time.

Eden Is a Great Indoor Choice for the Weather Blues

The biggest plus of Eden's Botanical Garden is that visiting is not dependent on weather. It's the perfect activity when rain hits San Antonio, which isn't often, or on a sunny day.

To use the Sightseer bus to its full capacity, vacationers may want to stay near downtown. The Super 8 San Antonio/Downtown Riverwalk or the Sheraton Gunter Hotel will fit the bill.

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