Considered one of the top hotels in all San Antonio, the luxury, five star JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa opened January 2010, welcoming guests to a 1002 room/suite complex that includes the 36 hole San Antonio TPC golf course, 140,000 sq ft of event space and the 26,000 sq ft Lantana Spa, which offers nearly 20 different treatments. The Marriott is a part of the Cibolo Canyons development - an upscale residential community in the hilly, wooded land 4 miles northeast of US 281/Loop 1604 intersection, on the north edge of San Antonio and 14 miles from the international airport. Many of the rooms overlook the beautiful, six acre garden area featuring various pools, water slides, fountains and even an artificial river with rapids. There are six dining outlets on site to cater for all tastes and occasions, plus an assortment of shops, business services and many other facilities.
In wooded, hilly land just east of US 281 near the Loop 1604 intersection, the handsome new Holiday Inn San Antonio North - Hill Country opened summer 2010, providing spacious and modern accommodation to this fast growing area of the city. Full service amenities include the American-style Kem's Restaurant (room service available), a lounge/bar, pool & fitness center, meeting space and 24 hour business center. The four story hotel has 111 luxurious rooms & suites, most with good views over the semi-rural neighborhood.
The well reviewed Courtyard San Antonio North provides all necessary facilities for the business or leisure traveler. The handsome new hotel borders an area of woodland one block from the US 281 - Loop 1604 intersection near the north edge of the city, close to many shops and restaurants, and just 7 miles from the international airport. The Courtyard has 107 brightly decorated rooms & suites, an indoor pool, spa, fitness room, outdoor gazebo with fireplace, and a cafe serving cooked-to-order breakfast. Guests here to work can take advantage of free wi-fi, a 24 hour business center and a meeting room.
Close to the wooded hills on the north edge of town, the Residence Inn San Antonio Stone Oak sits at the edge of a shopping center beside the US 281-1604 freeway junction, 7 miles from the international airport. The extended stay hotel caters for guests in 88 suites that contain a full kitchen complete with dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave and stove; both full breakfast and evening reception are provided free, while self-catering guests can take advantage of the free grocery shopping service. For relaxation the usual three facilities of pool, hot tub and fitness center are available.
The Staybridge Suites is a fall 2010 addition to the range of modern hotels in the Stone Oak/north San Antonio area, situated on the south side of the 1604 Loop just west of the US 285 intersection, 9 miles from the international airport. The 135 studio, one bed or two bed suites all have a full kitchen; food for cooking can be purchased from a Wal-Mart superstore one mile away on the opposite side of the freeway. Leisure facilities are a fitness center, outdoor pool, whirlpool, sports court and bbq grills, plus an outdoor play area for children, Free hot breakfast is served each morning, and a free reception is provided in the evenings.
Homewood Suites by Hilton San Antonio North enjoys a quiet yet easily reached location, close to Loop 1604 at the junction with Stone Oak Parkway, but set back from both main roads; separated from the latter by the extensive parking lot for Cornerstone Church. The five floor property features upscale, residential-style accommodation; rooms are available in two bedroom, one bedroom and studio configurations, and all have a full kitchen. Daily hot breakfast, evening dinner & drinks (Mon-Thu) and grocery shopping service are provided free of charge; the nearest supermarket is HEB, 1.3 miles west. Recreation facilities are a sports court, outdoor pool and fitness center, including free weights.
The Hampton Inn adjoins a shopping center (Northwoods) with such stores as Academy Sports, Kohl's and HEB, plus a 14 screen cinema, a skating/minigolf center and a good selection of restaurants. The location, near the US 281/1604 intersection, is 14 miles north of the city center and 7 miles from the international airport. The hotel is a relatively old property of three floors and 97 rooms (no suites), equipped with work desk, coffee maker and ironing facilities. Guests here to work have use of a business center and a 400 square foot meeting room. Free hot breakfast is prepared each morning. The tree-lined grounds include an outdoor pool and plenty of parking space.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Antonio-Airport North
16315 Highway 281 North, San Antonio, TX 78232
The Holiday Inn Express airport hotel is situated 5.5 miles north of San Antonio International Airport along US 281 (San Pedro Avenue), linked by complimentary shuttle. The hotel has a quiet location set back from the road (on the west side), adjacent to a wooded, residential district, though all along the highway are many other hotels, restaurants and shops. All 67 rooms & suites have a microwave, coffee maker and full-size refrigerator, while the other main amenities are an outdoor pool, sauna, gift shop and fitness center. Free hot breakfast buffet is served.
Open early 2010, Candlewood Suites San Antonio North is part of the developing Stone Oak/Encino Commons area, alongside US 281 some 20 miles north of the city center, surrounded by hilly, wooded land. There are many businesses nearby and several large stores including Wal-Mart. Accommodation at the four floor hotel comprises 113 comfortable, well equipped studio or one bed suites, all with a full kitchen; food for cooking can be bought from the on site, 24 hour Candlewood Cupboard convenience store. The hotel also has a free laundry service, an outdoor pool, hot tub, bbq grills, fitness center and business center.
18555 US Highway 281 N, San Antonio, TX 78258-7600
Most of the 77 rooms in the Best Western Hill Country Suites have views over wooded, hilly land right on the north edge of San Antonio. The property is situated at the northwest corner of the busy intersection of US 281 with the TX 1604 northern loop road (next to Walmart), 15 miles due north of downtown San Antonio. Complimentary full breakfast is offered, plus free receptions Monday to Thursday evenings, while for other dining there are many restaurants within 0.2 miles. West-facing rooms (at the rear) have views of the sheltered outdoor pool.
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio North/Stone Oak
1350 NE Loop 1604, San Antonio, TX 78232
The northernmost of several Fairfield Inn hotels in San Antonio opened early 2009 alongside Loop 1604 just west of the US 281 junction - on the edge of a tree-lined residential neighborhood though close to several shopping centers and many businesses in the Stone Oak district. Internet access is free, as is buffet breakfast, including a hot sandwich; other amenities are an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, business library, convenience store and guest laundry. The 4 floor building contains 84 rooms & suites, all modern, spacious, and equipped with a microwave, work desk, and extra comfortable bedding.
The recently opened Comfort Suites in north San Antonio is part of a sizeable shopping complex next to the US 281/Loop 1604 intersection - a short walk from a HEB supermarket, a movie theater, many restaurants and other stores, yet is far enough from the highways to be unaffected by traffic noise. All 95 oversized rooms feature a microwave, refrigerator, wet bar, sofa bed, flat screen TV, work desk and coffee maker; everything is clean and modern, and the place is well managed. Continental breakfast and internet access are both free, and the hotel has the expected leisure facilities of a pool (outdoor, plus sundeck) and fitness center. Also available are a convenience store, guest laundry and meeting/banquet facilities.
The three story Microtel Inn benefits from a peaceful, wooded setting on the east side of US 281 - 500 feet from the freeway, separated by a vacant lot, bordered to the east by private residences and to the south by a small shopping center that includes half a dozen restaurants. The international airport is 5 miles south. Besides the regular accommodations, the hotel offers a selection of one bed studio suites that have a kitchenette and pull-out sofa. Other amenities are a 24 hour business center, a 50 person meeting room and an outdoor pool. Continental breakfast is complimentary.
The Days Inn provides some of the most affordable lodging in the Northwoods/Stone Oak district of north San Antonio; the interior corridor property is positioned alongside US 281 half a mile south of the Loop 1604 junction, just across from various restaurants and large stores. The usual range of amenities comprises fitness & business centers, an outdoor pool, hot tub, free wi-fi and free continental breakfast, served in a bright, double-height dining room. Accommodations include one king or two queen bedded suites, with extra living space and a sofa bed.
The Motel 6 is too far (5.3 miles) north of the international airport to provide a complimentary shuttle, but is easy reached via US 281, located on the east side of the freeway in a leafy residential neighborhood, at the end of a short driveway. The place is of modern construction, with three floors and interior corridors, surrounded by a spacious parking lot and with an outdoor pool/hot tub at one side. All guest rooms contain a microwave and refrigerator. General motel amenities are free wi-fi, a fitness center, coin-operated laundry and free morning coffee. Shopping and dining can be found a short distance south.