by Amanda Geronikos
Drury Inn & Suites is largely based in the South; we wish the value chain could be everywhere. We visited our first Drury Inn & Suites in San Antonio — Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk — and found it to be a charming hotel for families, with all the necessary amenities for a vacation, and then some.
The recently remodeled hotel is set in a prime location on the city’s famed River Walk, with a private entrance available to guests. It also features complimentary breakfast, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Added perks include afternoon popcorn, and complimentary evening receptions with appetizers and drinks (margaritas included). The appetizers are often so filling that they can be considered dinner!
Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk sits adjacent to another Drury Inn & Suites — the Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk. The other property is larger, but in terms of location and amenities, they’re one in the same; you can’t go wrong with a stay at a Drury Inn & Suites in San Antonio.
Our Editor Loves
- 5:30 Kickback
- Free breakfast
- Location on River Walk
- Theme Park
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
Find the Best Price for Your Stay
The hotel has 150 rooms, one third of which are suites. As of 2015, all of the property's guestrooms and suites are being completely refurbished. In-room amenities include mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers, as well as flat-screen TVs with premium movie channels. Of course, other standard amenities are included -- irons and ironing boards, hairdryers and the like. Rollaway beds are available for $10 per night, and cribs can be requested free of charge.
1 King Bed Deluxe With Sleeper Sofa
This room has a king bed and a sleeper sofa. It can sleep up to four people, though it may be a tight fit.
2 Queen Beds Deluxe
This is the most basic room option for families, with two queen beds. It sleeps four to five people.
Oversized Room With Two Queen Beds
This room is similar to the 2 Queen Beds Deluxe, but provides a sitting area and slightly more space for families to spread out.
2 Room Suite With 1 King Bed
Parents will enjoy a separate bedroom with a king bed, while kids can sleep on a pull-out sofa bed in the living area. This room sleeps four to five guests.
2 Room Suite With 2 Queen Beds
If you'd like privacy, choose this suite with two separate rooms. Each room has a queen bed and the living room has a sofa bed, allowing up to six people to sleep comfortably. You may also order a rollaway bed or crib to sleep a seventh guest.
Oversized 2 Room Suite With 2 Queen Beds
This suite is the same as the 2 Room Suite With 2 Queen Beds, except it offers more space. This room sleeps four to five guests.
2 Room Jacuzzi With 1 King Bed
This unit has a king bed and a sleeper sofa, plus a Jacuzzi in the bathroom. It sleeps four to five guests.
2 Room Jacuzzi and Terrace Suite with 1 King Bed
This room is the hotel's ultimate choice for families, with a separate bedroom with a king bed, a pull-out sleeper sofa, a Jacuzzi and a balcony from which to enjoy the views of the Riverwalk below. Order a rollaway bed or crib to sleep a fifth guest.
My partner was there on a business trip, so I went along and worked out of the room. Good bed, nice clean bathroom, decent kitchenette and living space. Ceiling fans are a nice touch, and the work space is useable. Breakfast was good too! Pretty much right on the Riverwalk and an easy stroll to the Alamo etc.
Becoming a freshman at the university of Incarnate word I was delighted to find out that the hotel has Close drive for students and family to the incarnate word , knowing that my mother and siblings could come up to visit at a affordable rate really makes San Antonio feel like home
The hotel has a small rooftop pool that's open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. There's also a hot tub.
San Antonio River Walk
The hotel is located right on the River Walk, with a private entrance available to guests. Be sure to take a boat tour with Rio San Antonio Cruises, an iconic experience in which you'll take in the sights and learn about the history of the area -- a perfect introduction to your visit.
Breakfast is served in an open room next to the lobby, and includes the works: eggs, make-your-own waffles, pastries, fruit, cereal, coffee, juice and more. It is served 6:30 to 9 a.m., Monday to Friday, and 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The 5:30 Kickback is hosted each evening, and includes drinks, such as margaritas and beer, and appetizers like chicken fingers, soup, salad and baked potatoes. The selections are often so filling that they can count as a light dinner!
The hotel serves complimentary popcorn and soda daily, 3 to 10 p.m. -- a nice perk to enjoy after a busy day spent exploring.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.
Visit the hotel's pantry to purchase toiletries, snacks and beverages.
The hotel has a small, 24-hour fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment; key card entry is required.
The hotel welcomes small pets for a fee of $20 per day (cleaning fee), with a limit of two pets per room.
The hotel has a coin-operated laundry facility with laundry detergent available. Dry-cleaning services are also available.
The Art of Smart Timing
San Antonio bustles with tourists year-round, though it's especially busy -- and very hot -- during the summer months. It's also busy during Fiesta, which takes place every April and includes river parades, kids' events, live music and delicious food. If you can, plan to visit in October, when the weather is pleasantly warm, and there aren't many crowds. You will likely find better rates at the Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk during this time, as well.
San Antonio has an international airport, located about 20 minutes from the Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk. Expect the commute to be longer if you arrive during afternoon or morning rush hour.
Parking is available for $16 per night -- a fair price considering the hotel's location. You won't need a car to get around downtown, as the River Walk, Alamo and other notable attractions are within walking distance of the hotel. You'll need a car if you plan to go to SeaWorld, Morgan's Wonderland, or the DoSeum, however.
For Mom and Dad
Make a reservation at Boudros -- any local will tell you it's a must-visit restaurant -- and be sure to order the guacamole, beautifully prepared tableside. Boudros is located on the River Walk, so be sure to request a
table outside. Kids are welcome.