San Antonio, Texas
Thompson San Antonio
What it is
A new jewel in Texas’ crown, with 162 rooms with floor to ceiling windows, a serene 5,000-square-foot spa, and three restaurants, including one by a James Beard Award finalist.
What it isn't
Lacking a pool. In the San Antonio heat, guests love the 4th floor pool deck and its high-tech cabanas, complete with TVs.
What we think
Anyone who has ever been to Texas knows the state can live large. That’s especially true at this gleaming new tower rising from the famed River Walk. Each room is prepped to wow, whether you’re coming from Lalaland or Paris, thanks to Sferra bed linens; toiletries from D.S. & Durga; Nespresso espresso machines; and everything you need to look your best—down to a clothes steamer. And the decor—including leather-wrapped headboards and wood floors—would make both John Wayne and James Dean types feel at home. Because starter rooms begin at 350 square feet, if you’re traveling en famille, we recommend booking an 875-square-foot Riverwalk Suite; they have a rounded floor-to-ceiling glass wall in the King bedroom overlooking the city; Tivoli sound system; and a fully separate living space that makes you feel like you’ve officially moved in...and you’ll want to.
You're here because
Service is exemplary, including concierges, valet, and an in-room dining menu that’s worth staying in for.
Under the twinkling stars on the 20th floor at The Moon’s Daughters bar and restaurant, you’re feeling like you’ve turned back the clock ten years. Maybe it’s the purple twilight air...or maybe it’s your Leo and Behold cocktail, a ginger strawberry version of an Aperol spritz that’s nothing less than the fountain of youth.
Restaurants & Bars
Landrace Restaurant - will offer seasonal menus that celebrate regional Texas ingredients
The Moon’s Daughters - rooftop restaurant and bar serving Mediterranean-inspired cuisine
Straddling the San Antonio River on the River Walk, within five blocks of the San Antonio Museum of Art, where the collection includes everything from Walker Evans photographs to Winslow Homer paintings.