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

La Cantera Resort & Spa
La Cantera Resort & Spa
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9.0
Excellent
16641 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio
from $175
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Medical Center
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Medical Center
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8.6
Excellent
4431 Horizon Hill Blvd, San Antonio
from $79
Hyatt Place San Antonio - Riverwalk
Hyatt Place San Antonio - Riverwalk
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8.3
Excellent
601 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio
from $119
Eilan Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
Eilan Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection
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8.9
Excellent
18603 La Cantera Terrace, San Antonio
from $179
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
Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa
Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel & Spa
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7.8
Good
9800 Westover Hills Blvd, San Antonio
from $79
Candlewood Suites San Antonio Downtown
Candlewood Suites San Antonio Downtown
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8.5
Excellent
1024 S Laredo St, San Antonio
from $99
Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk
Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk
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8.7
Excellent
889 East Market Street, San Antonio
from $149
Holiday Inn San Antonio - Dwtn - Market Sq
Holiday Inn San Antonio - Dwtn - Market Sq
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7.3
Good
318 W Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio
from $80
La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
from $115
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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