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 Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
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9.1
Excellent
9800 Hyatt Resort Dr, SAN ANTONIO
from $169
Hotel Contessa - Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk
Hotel Contessa - Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk
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9.0
Excellent
306 W Market Street, San Antonio
from $254
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
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8.9
Excellent
123 Losoya St, SAN ANTONIO
from $135
Best Western Alamo Suites
Best Western Alamo Suites
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8.3
Excellent
1002 S Laredo St, San Antonio
from $63
San Antonio Marriott Northwest
San Antonio Marriott Northwest
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8.0
Excellent
3233 NW Loop 410, San Antonio
from $103
Holiday Inn San Antonio International Airport
Holiday Inn San Antonio International Airport
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7.7
Good
77 Northeast Loop 410, San Antonio
from $91
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
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8.3
Excellent
303 Blum Street, San Antonio
from $119
Home Suites
Home Suites
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5.7
Fair
4934 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio
from $39
Americas Best Value Inn Riverwalk Downtown Market Square
Americas Best Value Inn Riverwalk Downtown Market Square
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5.0
Fair
900 N. Main Avenue, San Antonio
from $42
Hampton Inn San Antonio Downtown/Riverwalk
Hampton Inn San Antonio Downtown/Riverwalk
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8.1
Excellent
414 Bowie Street, San Antonio
from $82
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.