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

Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch
Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch
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8.8
Excellent
9700 W Military Rd, San Antonio
from $99
The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio
The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio
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8.7
Excellent
420 W Market St, San Antonio
from $135
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
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8.8
Excellent
123 Losoya St, San Antonio
from $189
Residence Inn by Marriott San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza
from $129
Aloft San Antonio Airport
Aloft San Antonio Airport
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7.9
Good
838 NW Loop 410, San Antonio
from $99
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Antonio-Dtwn Market Area
from $85
Quality Inn Near Medical Center
Quality Inn Near Medical Center
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6.1
Good
4 Piano Pl, San Antonio
from $47
The Inn at Market Square / Downtown
The Inn at Market Square / Downtown
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4.2
Fair
1500 I-35 South Exit 154B - Laredo St., San Antonio
from $42
Hyatt Place San Antonio - Riverwalk
Hyatt Place San Antonio - Riverwalk
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8.4
Excellent
601 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio
from $120
Candlewood Suites San Antonio Downtown
Candlewood Suites San Antonio Downtown
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8.4
Excellent
1024 S Laredo St, San Antonio
from $94
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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