Hotels near Mission San Francisco de la Espada
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Founded in 1690, the Mission San Francisco de la Espada was the first mission built in Texas. Originally named as San Francisco de los Tejas and located near present-day Wenches, Texas, the mission moved in 1731 along the southern side of the San Antonio River, which is where it stands today. Located in Mission Espada, the area is known for bird watching, four other historic missions worth visiting, and views of the original river flowing beside nature trails.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Mission San Francisco de la Espada

Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio
Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio
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8.0
Excellent
205 E Houston St, San Antonio
from $115
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Airport
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Airport
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8.2
Excellent
850 Halm Blvd, San Antonio
from $79
Best Western Posada Ana Inn-Airport
Best Western Posada Ana Inn-Airport
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8.8
Excellent
8600 Jones Maltsberger Rd, San Antonio
from $67
La Cantera Resort & Spa
La Cantera Resort & Spa
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9.0
Excellent
16641 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio
from $175
Hilton San Antonio Airport - Northstar
Hilton San Antonio Airport - Northstar
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8.0
Excellent
611 NW Loop 410, San Antonio
from $89
Aloft San Antonio Airport
Aloft San Antonio Airport
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8.2
Excellent
838 NW Loop 410, San Antonio
from $99
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
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8.8
Excellent
200 S Alamo St, San Antonio
from $149
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Antonio-Dtwn Market Area
from $80
The Inn Downtown/Museum Reach
The Inn Downtown/Museum Reach
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5.0
Fair
1614 N Saint Marys Street, San Antonio
from $44
Americas Best Value Inn-Riverwalk Downtown/Market Square
Americas Best Value Inn-Riverwalk Downtown/Market Square
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4.9
Fair
900 N. Main Avenue, San Antonio
from $40
More About Hotels near Mission San Francisco de la Espada...

Affordable Hotels Right by Mission San Francisco de la Espada

The best area to stay is along the River Walk, a series of river walkways linked from downtown all the way to Mission Espada. The area is convenient because of its access to major tourist draws like the Alamo and the San Antonio Museum of Art. Besides the obvious convenience, spoil yourself with peaceful walks or indulge in the many restaurants and shops along the River Walk. Though downtown is some distance from the airport, simply book a Go Airport Shuttle that runs shuttles daily from the airport and a number of downtown hotels.

The downside to Mission Espada is the lack of cheap hostels nearby, but a number of hotel options exist, each with their own unique touches. When booking a hotel, choose something with a Spanish flavor or a Texas feel, both perspectives rooted in Texas history. For a down home, Texas experience, The Crockett Hotel and Hotel Indigo are sound choices. To soak in some Latin hospitality, you can’t go wrong with the Westin Riverwalk or the Hilton Palacio del Rio. 

Springtime or Anytime for Mission San Francisco de la Espada

The Mission San Francisco de la Espada is one of four missions along the San Antonio River and is part of the Missions National Historical Park. All the missions built by Spain resembled life in a Spanish village. 

The best time to visit the mission is around April or October, these months are typically the mildest seasons in San Antonio. The church at the mission still operates a full parish, so visiting times are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Don't forget to walk around and enjoy the pretty river views and make sure the last stop on your tour is the Espada Aqueduct, it's quite the technological feat to behold.