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 San Antonio Riverwalk
Courtyard San Antonio Riverwalk
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8.4
Excellent
207 N Saint Marys Street, San Antonio
from $149
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
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8.7
Excellent
150 E Houston St, San Antonio
from $169
TownePlace Suites San Antonio Airport
TownePlace Suites San Antonio Airport
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8.9
Excellent
214 N.E. Loop 410, San Antonio
from $80
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
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8.7
Excellent
101 Bowie Street, San Antonio
from $143
Mokara Hotel and Spa
Mokara Hotel and Spa
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9.5
Excellent
212 West Crockett Street,, San Antonio
from $269
Holiday Inn San Antonio-Dwtn (Market Sq)
Holiday Inn San Antonio-Dwtn (Market Sq)
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7.5
Good
318 West César E. Chávez Boulevard, San Antonio
from $71
Hotel Havana
Hotel Havana
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8.8
Excellent
1015 Navarro Street, San Antonio
from $115
San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
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8.8
Excellent
889 East Market Street, San Antonio
from $149
Hyatt Place San Antonio-North/Stone Oak
Hyatt Place San Antonio-North/Stone Oak
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8.7
Excellent
1610 EAST SONTERRA BLVD, SAN ANTONIO
from $89
Rodeway Inn Downtown near Riverwalk
Rodeway Inn Downtown near Riverwalk
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6.5
Good
405 Broadway, San Antonio
from $49
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.