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

Days Inn San Antonio Airport
Days Inn San Antonio Airport
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6.4
Good
542 NE Loop 410, San Antonio
from $43
The Inn at Market Square / Downtown
The Inn at Market Square / Downtown
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4.0
Fair
1500 I-35 South Exit 154B - Laredo St., San Antonio
from $30
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Antonio Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Antonio Airport
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8.2
Excellent
37 Ne Loop 410, San Antonio
from $79
Hotel Indigo San Antonio Riverwalk
Hotel Indigo San Antonio Riverwalk
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8.3
Excellent
830 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio
from $96
The Inn Downtown/Museum Reach
The Inn Downtown/Museum Reach
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4.5
Fair
1614 N Saint Marys Street, San Antonio
from $47
Hampton Inn San Antonio-Downtown (River Walk)
Hampton Inn San Antonio-Downtown (River Walk)
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7.8
Good
414 Bowie St, San Antonio
from $92
Motel 6 San Antonio Downtown - Riverwalk
Motel 6 San Antonio Downtown - Riverwalk
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4.6
Fair
900 N Main Ave, San Antonio
from $42
Rodeway Inn
Rodeway Inn
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5.0
Fair
211 N Ww White Rd, San Antonio
from $45
Hyatt Place San Antonio–North/Stone Oak
Hyatt Place San Antonio–North/Stone Oak
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8.7
Excellent
1610 E Sonterra Blvd, San Antonio
from $101
The Emily Morgan - a DoubleTree by Hilton
The Emily Morgan - a DoubleTree by Hilton
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8.5
Excellent
705 E Houston St, San Antonio
from $129
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. 

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