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

Omni La Mansion del Rio
Omni La Mansion del Rio
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8.4
Excellent
112 College St, San Antonio
from $197
DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton San Antonio Downtown
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7.8
Good
502 W. Cesar E. Chavez, San Antonio
from $69
Best Western Alamo Suites
Best Western Alamo Suites
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8.0
Excellent
1002 S Laredo St, San Antonio
from $66
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Airport
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Airport
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8.8
Excellent
10110 U S Hwy 281 N, San Antonio
from $105
Riverwalk Vista
Riverwalk Vista
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9.2
Excellent
262 Losoya St, San Antonio
from $114
Days Inn San Antonio Northwest - Seaworld
Days Inn San Antonio Northwest - Seaworld
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6.9
Good
6010 NW Loop 410, San Antonio
from $37
Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
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9.0
Excellent
201 N Saint Marys Street, San Antonio
from $119
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
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8.5
Excellent
101 Bowie St, San Antonio
from $143
Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk
Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk
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8.9
Excellent
889 East Market Street, San Antonio
from $149
The Inn Downtown/Museum Reach
The Inn Downtown/Museum Reach
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4.6
Fair
1614 N Saint Marys Street, San Antonio
from $44
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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