Hotels near Ximenes Chapel
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The historic Ximenes Chapel is in the older neighborhood of Midtown in San Antonio.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels near Ximenes Chapel

Days Inn San Antonio Airport
Days Inn San Antonio Airport
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5.8
Fair
542 NE Loop 410, San Antonio
from $42
Omni La Mansion del Rio
Omni La Mansion del Rio
|
8.5
Excellent
112 College St, San Antonio
from $189
The Emily Morgan San Antonio - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
The Emily Morgan San Antonio - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
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8.6
Excellent
705 E Houston St, San Antonio
from $149
Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio
Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio
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7.9
Good
205 E Houston St, San Antonio
from $127
Marriott San Antonio Northwest
Marriott San Antonio Northwest
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7.0
Good
3233 NW Loop 410, San Antonio
from $99
Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk-Downtown
Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk-Downtown
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8.9
Excellent
125 E Houston St, San Antonio
from $143
Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Antonio-Dtwn Market Area
from $80
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel
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7.1
Good
110 Lexington Ave, San Antonio
from $92
The St. Anthony, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio
The St. Anthony, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio
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9.0
Excellent
300 E Travis St, San Antonio
from $169
Hotel Contessa - Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk
Hotel Contessa - Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk
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8.8
Excellent
306 W Market Street, San Antonio
from $134
More About Hotels near Ximenes Chapel...

Beginning at Hildebrand Avenue to the north, spreading to Broadway to the east, and finally I-10 to the west and I-35 to the south, there is a mix of communities dispersed throughout -- from the upper middle class Monte Vista to the gentrified streets of Five Points. Each neighborhood has distinctive architecture as well -- feast eyes on French Eclectic, Neoclassical, and Italian Renaissance.

Places like Ximenes Chapel are all about the history of the city, so a few well mapped excursions through neighborhoods like Beacon Hill and Monte Vista is a must.

Bus Through Costs with Budget Hotels Around Ximenes Chapel

Busing is a perfect way to see Ximenes Chapel and the sites in the surrounding area. Renting a car is doable as well, but keep in mind that the downtown streets are somewhat narrow, making it difficult for parking and manoeuvring.

Consider booking a hotel on the periphery or around the downtown area. An inexpensive hotel is Rodeway Inn Downtown, only a mile from the Alamo and several other landmarks. The Holiday Inn Express is another decent option, nearby the River Walk and the Brackenridge Park Municipal Golf Course. 

Proximity is everything, so if there is an itch to be near the major tourist areas, the DoubleTree by Hilton and the cute boutique stylings of Hotel Havana might be even better.

Miracles Can Happen at Ximenes Chapel

Rumors swirl on exactly when the Ximenes Chapel was constructed, but the date of 1813 pops up often. The Chapel also goes by another name -- The Chapel of the Lord of Miracles. 

Care of the chapel fell to a family joined by marriage, named Ximenes and Rodríguez, and this task got passed down through the generations.

The chapel is sadly overshadowed by the I-10 and I-35, yet it is still a significant symbol to the Mexican-American and Hispanic community. Men, women, and children come to light candles, give flowers, or milagritos -- miniature limbs cast in ceramic, copper or iron, representing the healing of a certain body part or illness. Other objects of faith have been left in the chapel such as letters, locks of hair, crutches, and photographs.  

To visit the chapel go between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., but note that it's closed Tuesdays. 

 

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