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

Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Downtown/Market Square
Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio Downtown/Market Square
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8.4
Excellent
600 S Santa Rosa Ave, San Antonio
from $84
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
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7.4
Good
111 E Pecan St, San Antonio
from $122
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
Omni La Mansion del Rio
Omni La Mansion del Rio
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8.6
Excellent
112 College St, San Antonio
from $149
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
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9.1
Excellent
23808 Resort Pkwy, San Antonio
from $269
Courtyard Marriott Riverwalk
Courtyard Marriott Riverwalk
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8.3
Excellent
207 N Saint Marys St, San Antonio
from $110
Hyatt Place San Antonio Airport - Quarry Market
Hyatt Place San Antonio Airport - Quarry Market
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8.4
Excellent
7615 Jones - Maltsberger Rd, San Antonio
from $108
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Airport
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Airport
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8.5
Excellent
10110 U S Hwy 281 N, San Antonio
from $119
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
from $115
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
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8.8
Excellent
200 S Alamo St, San Antonio
from $149
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.