Sea World San Antonio, a marine park with dolphins, walruses, stingrays and killer whales, has a water park, animal encounters and animal shows. Hotels within a short drive of the marine park are also close to open-air shopping plazas, a waterfront entertainment complex, historic Spanish missions, a 600-species zoo, the Alamo historic site, a professional baseball stadium and an international-art museum. Budget and luxury hotels near the park, which are characteristic of San Antonio’s hotels, feature American-style restaurants or indoor swimming pools.
Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel and Spa
The Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel and Spa sits on a hill filled with oak trees, about 0.8 miles from the marine park and within a 20-minute drive of the Alamo historic site. A limestone fireplace in the lobby lounge; guest rooms with dude-ranch-style decorations; a bar with leather arm chairs, a curved bar and a wagon-wheel-shaped chandelier and a porch-style restaurant with vaulted ceilings and a stone fireplace add to the hotel’s western-style ambiance. For families, the hotel has a tree-house-type playground and basketball courts, and hotel staff provides playpens upon request. The hotel has an outdoor pool for adults and a lagoon-style pool with a limestone wall and a water-spraying area. The hotel provides outdoor fire pits for cookouts; an outdoor theater for movie nights; a full-service spa and a fitness center with a special yoga area, a sauna and steam rooms. Guest rooms and suites have garden bathtubs, luxury bath products, down comforters or work desks with office chairs.
Courtyard San Antonio Sea World/Westover Hills
The Courtyard San Antonio Sea World/Westover Hills hotel is about 1.7 miles from the marine park and less than 20 minutes from Six Flags Fiesta Texas. A lobby lounge with a green sectional sofa and multicolored pottery, guest room balconies with blue patio furniture and a pool surrounded by palm trees add to the combination tropical and modern feeling at the hotel. The facility has a lagoon-style swimming pool with a shallow children’s section and a connecting indoor pool, and also features a 24-hour fitness center with weight-lifting equipment. An outdoor bar provides a poolside food and beverage service, and a weekday reception includes wine and beer. The bistro-style restaurant has a Starbucks cafe. The hotel also has a barbecue section with grills, a theater with sectional couches and a large-screen TV and a room with a communal wrap-around bar area. Guest rooms and suites come with rolling office chairs, wet bars or balconies with views of the courtyard or the San Antonio cityscape.
Holiday Inn NW-SeaWorld Area
The Holiday Inn San Antonio NW-SeaWorld Area sits about three miles from the park and within a 15-mile drive of the San Antonio Children’s Museum. The eco-friendly hotel, which has rooftop solar panels, has a country atmosphere, with a bar and grill restaurant shaped like a grain silo, a front entrance with an awning, a lobby lounge with horse wall hangings and leather couches and a lobby bar. A poolside bar and a bar and grill restaurant with room service offer American-style foods, and a fitness center has locker rooms with showers and medicine balls. The hotel provides an indoor pool with separate lanes for swimming laps and a children’s outdoor swimming pool. Guest rooms and suites have flat-screen TVs with on-demand movies; suites come with wet bars, refrigerators with freezers, plates, silverware and multiple armchairs.
Comfort Inn near SeaWorld
Located about 3.5 miles from the park, the Comfort Inn near SeaWorld is within a 20-minute drive of Port San Antonio. A shuttle service goes to and from the San Antonio International Airport. A pool area with lounging chairs and patio furniture, a lobby lounge with leather couches and a breakfast area with bistro-style tables help to create a homey feeling inside the hotel. The hotel provides a daily breakfast with hot food items such as scrambled eggs, and also has a guest computer with high-speed Internet access in its lobby. The hotel is within walking distance of Chili’s Grill and Bar Restaurant and Carino’s Italian Restaurant. Suites come with armchairs and multiple big-screen TVs.
- Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Hotel and Spa: Fact Sheet
- Courtyard San Antonio SeaWorld/Westover Hills: Fact Sheet
- Holiday Inn San Antonio NW-SeaWorld Area: Printable Fact Sheet
- Comfort Inn near SeaWorld: Map/Directions
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