Gay Friendly Hotels San Antonio, TX: Top 3 (2021 Updated)

Hotel Indigo San Antonio Riverwalk

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. state of Florida may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity became legal in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas on June 26, 2003, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since January 6, 2015.
However, some localities in Texas have ordinances that provide a variety of legal protections and benefits to LGBT people. Despite Texas’ reputation as a socially conservative state, a majority of Texans support same-sex marriage and anti-discrimination laws for LGBT people.
San Antonio has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as  Saint, Pegasus, Sparky’s and Heat  are the most famous gay bars in San Antonio, TX.
San Antonio is a major city in south-central Texas with a rich colonial heritage. The Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum, marks an infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico. Following the San Antonio River, the miles-long River Walk is a landmark pedestrian promenade lined with cafes and shops. HemisFair Park’s 750-ft. Tower of the Americas overlooks the city.

Top attractions to visit in San Antonio

1. Hotel Indigo San Antonio Riverwalk 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels San Antonio

Hotel Indigo San Antonio Riverwalk
Hotel Indigo San Antonio Riverwalk

This downtown San Antonio hotel is 1.1 km from The Alamo. Southern American cuisine is served at Phi Restaurant and Bar in the hotel lobby. The modern rooms feature 42-inch flat-screen cable TVs.

Hotel Indigo San Antonio-Riverwalk has wooden floor rooms with free Wi-Fi and CD players. All rooms come equipped with refrigerators and seating areas. River view rooms are available.

Guests at San Antonio Hotel Indigo can swim in the outdoor pool or work out in the gym.

Set along the San Antonio River Walk, this laid-back hotel is less than a mile both from the San Antonio Museum of Art and from The Alamo.

Relaxed rooms with bright murals offer mini fridges and coffeemakers, as well as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms add river views and/or balconies. Suites feature separate living areas.

Amenities include a restaurant, a bar and an outdoor pool, plus a terrace with a fountain. There’s also an exercise room and a business center, as well as meeting space. Parking and breakfast are available for a fee.

We are conveniently located along the northern part of the Riverwalk, just a few blocks away from the noisy, crowded cluster of shops and restaurants at the heart of downtown. Imagine a 100% smoke free, sophisticated boutique hotel, whose focus is delivering guest peace, serenity and renewal. Experience true Texas hospitality at this jewel just a short stroll to restaurants and bars. Hotel Indigo offers a blend of modern contemporary living with the best in hotel hospitality.

Curl up in our oversized beds with plush bedding, duvets, pillow shams and fluffy pillows. Complimentary WiFi is at your fingertips. Relax and enjoy our Bridges Bar & Bistro for cutting edge cuisine or grab a latte where we proudly brew coffee from a local company.

Terrific stay. However, don’t be alarmed by your first impression that this hotel is not in a very good area. It looks a bit industrial with warehouses and a few decrepit buildings. The area was safe, however. It is just North of all the commotion and excitement of the riverwalk and a short walk (15 minutes) to the “gay strip.” It is also a pleasant 10-15 walk to the main tourist area of town, and the riverwalk is by and large well lit at night.

The room was nice, although it would’ve been nicer if we had gotten one of the rooms with balconies overlooking the riverwalk. The rooms are large with nice paintings on the wall. The bathroom was small but pleasant. Great vanity, lighting. It would’ve been nice if the shower had glass all around instead of half glass, half curtain, which got in the way of showering. The TV was superb – large, great sound, great channel selection. The beds were very comfy. The gym was small but had some cardio equipment, very limited weights with only one combo weight machine. Parking was close by and convenient. Wifi is free throughout the hotel. The coffee/tea bar was very handy to have on-site. I would definitely stay here again.

The room continues to curve so that you can’t see the bed from the living area. Between the living and bed area is a table and chairs for eating or working. We had a cute little balcony and two other windows. So, LOT’S of light. Which, btw, this hotel is across from the Arts District, the Tobin Center of Performing arts, etc. Very cool little area to walk around. BUT, at night, there is a giant screened t.v. that faces our windows and the art building lights up with thousands of little dots of light that change color.

Not a problem with blackout drapes for those who need darkness, as neither light sources EVER turn off until daylight. BUT, I ACTUALLY LOVED those lights. Very pretty light show for free.
The room itself had no carpet, but wood laminate and area rugs, which I appreciated. It seemed much fresher than heavily trafficked carpet.

Both night tables had lamps that offered plugs for charging, clock, etc. Everything seemed relatively newish and not worn. The bathroom was a shower only, good water pressure, plenty of hot water. The bathroom was large, but oddly didn’t have enough space to put our toiletry bags.

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How much does a room costs at Hotel Indigo San Antonio Riverwalk?

Prices start 140$/night for King Room. The King Room with River View is 155$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This modern room features a river view. It also offers a flat-screen cable TV, CD player and fridge.

Where to book online – Hotel Indigo San Antonio Riverwalk –  Gay Friendly Hotels San Antonio – you can find the best hotels deals in San Antonio during Fiesta San Antonio which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in San Antonio on Booking.com  or  Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk/Museum Reach 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels San Antonio

Wyndham Garden River Walk Museum Reach
Wyndham Garden River Walk Museum Reach

Featuring an outdoor pool and hot tub overlooking the San Antonio River, the Wyndham Garden River Walk Museum Reach is just 4 minutes’ drive away from The Alamo. Free WiFi, an iPod dock and a flat-screen TV are provided in every room.

Each brightly-colored room features a laptop safe, work desk and ironing facilities. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are provided in each en suite bathroom.

A riverside sun terrace surrounded by palm trees is located at this Wyndham hotel. A 24-hour front desk and an airport shuttle are also available.

Organic breakfast offerings, freshly-squeezed juices, coffee and tea are available at the onsite Café, open daily from 6:30 to 10:30. Bourbon Street Seafood Kitchen offers authentic Cajun cuisine, specialty cocktails, wine and locally crafted beer. The on-site restaurant is open for daily lunch and dinner.

This modern hotel set along the San Antonio river is a 4-minute walk from the Broadway and Ninth bus stop and a mile from the Alamo.

The contemporary rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus desks and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms and balconies with river views, and suites have separate living areas, mini fridges and microwaves.

Amenities include a breakfast cafe, and a Cajun restaurant and bar with an outdoor patio, as well as an outdoor pool and a fitness center. There’s also a business center and conference facilities, plus parking.

If you’re looking for a charming hotel in San Antonio, look no further than Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk/Museum Reach.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting San Antonio, Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk/Museum Reach is located a short distance from Alamo Plaza (0.7 mi) and St Joseph Catholic Church (0.8 mi).

Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk/Museum Reach is a charming hotel offering a flat screen TV and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and a lounge, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting San Antonio. For guests with a vehicle, parking is available.

While visiting San Antonio, you may want to try some ribs at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Boudro’s, Saltgrass Steak House, or Dick’s Last Resort.

San Antonio is also known for some great monuments and statues, including Vietnam War Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument, which are not too far from Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk/Museum Reach.

Glad I picked this Wyndham for a quick overnight in San Antonio. Took an easy taxi ride from the airport. Room was surprisingly clean, current and comfy.

Enjoyed a bite and brew at Back Unturned Brewing co., just a 4 minute walk near the riverwalk walk. 10 minute walk to Market Street area via the Riverwalk. Would have enjoyed walking more if I wasn’t alone but there were a good amount of people walking/exercising.

Very nice hotel with very friendly staff. Clean hotel area and clean rooms. Restaurant and bar onsite. Right beside the upper end of the Riverwalk. Only a 15-20 minute walk to the main part of the Riverwalk, downtown and the Alamo.

Did not rent a car. Uber or Lyft everywhere, or walked. It was very easy to get around. Cost for 15-20 Uber trips during our 5-day stay was half of what we would have paid to rent a car and pay for parking. Rides picked us up within 5 minutes, no matter where we were. Sometimes the rides were there in 1-2 minute.

This hotel is toward the north end of the river. It’s a little quieter than the south end. If you’re looking for a lot of different restaurants, you can ride the boats to the south end. The hotel has Bourbon Street Kitchen attached – it’s really good and has reasonable prices for lunch and dinner.

However, the breakfast buffet is not free, like at so many Wyndham properties, and the price, starting at $16.99, is pricy. There is a local Mexican cafe, around the corner, Pete’s Tako, that has great breakfast tacos. The parking at the hotel is not free either. Whether you choose the valet service or park for yourself, it will cost you $22.00 a night.

The staff is very helpful with directions and provide a schedule of boat times, the boat stop has a bench (2nd bench) along the river off the hotel’s patio and swim area. Museum Of Art is within walking distance and is truly a “must see.” Rooms are clean, property is well maintained. Bring your own cooler and drinks or pay for the little room bar. I would definitely stay here again.

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gay hotels in san antonio

How much does a room costs at Wyndham Garden River Walk Museum Reach?

Prices start 140$/night for Deluxe King Room. The 1 King Bed, One-Bedroom Deluxe Balcony Suite is 250$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has a balcony, tumble dryer and tea/coffee maker.

Where to book online – Wyndham Garden River Walk Museum Reach –  Gay Friendly Hotels San Antonio – you can find the best hotels deals in San Antonio during Fiesta San Antonio which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in San Antonio on Booking.com  or  Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Inn on the Riverwalk 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels San Antonio

Inn on the Riverwalk
Inn on the Riverwalk

Situated along the picturesque bank of the San Antonio River, near the historic King William District, the inn offers a romantic escape away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

The beautiful grounds of the Inn on the Riverwalk allow you to enjoy the peace and quiet that the country-like grounds provide, whilst at the same time enjoying the convenience of walking to San Antonio’s most famous restaurants on the river.

A cozy 19th-century home that is now a comfortable bed and breakfast, the path along the river leads from the tranquil atmosphere surrounding the inn, to the sites and attractions of downtown San Antonio in less than a 10-minute walk.

n a Victorian house an 8-minute walk from San Antonio River Walk, this quaint bed-and-breakfast lies a mile from San Antonio Market Square.

Traditional rooms come with private bathrooms, TVs, air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Many have balconies and/or river views. Some have fireplaces, hot tubs, coffeemakers, mini fridges and sofabeds.

Hot breakfast and parking are complimentary.

Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Texas, the Inn on the Riverwalk is situated on the banks of the famous San Antonio Riverwalk. Enjoy complimentary parking, wireless internet and a fully cooked breakfast, water, fruit juice, teas & coffees, snacks and great customer service!

My partner and I planned a getaway wedding at the Inn on The Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. The entire event was planned over the phone from Fort Worth, so I was a little concerned with setting it all up site unseen. The staff and the Inn were just fantastic to work with, they took care of all the details for us.
When we arrived we were so pleased with the character of the Inn. The main building we were told, was over 100 years old. It was well kept, clean and quiet. It sits right on the river with a fantastic view of the river and the city skyline. It’s only a short walk to the main Riverwalk restaurants, the Alamo and other sties and activities. The staff is friendly, attentive and fun!

Our wedding was held the next morning right outside of the inn on the steps to the Riverwalk. The entire staff was there to take care of every thing that need to be done. As a gay couple we were worried about being accepted. the staff treated us with all the same respect any couple would have been given. We were told that we were the first Same sex wedding since the SCOTUS ruling in June and they were very excited to be a part of it. I would especially like to thank Kathleen who I worked with to plan the event and Margaret who also helped with planning and doubled as our wedding photographer, both were there as well as other staff members to make sure everything went off perfectly.

I wish we could visit here every weekend! We stayed in the mockingbird suite which was in a separate house. It was fantastic to have our own patio and the room was spacious. The location is ideal as it is just steps from the riverwalk but far enough from the large crowds. There was a map in my room that had highlighted areas of interest, that was a nice touch. Breakfast was lovely, the ladies know how to cook! The owner made sure to check in on how we were doing and introduced my two small boys to the chickens and bunnies on the property. We’re planning to come back soon.

Gay Friendly Hotels San Antonio Texas
Gay Friendly Hotels San Antonio Texas

How much does a room costs at Inn on the Riverwalk?

Prices start 186$/night for Queen Suite with Single Bed – Ground Floor. The Queen Suite with Spa Bath and Balcony is 225$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite features a balcony, bathrobe and air conditioning.

Where to book online – Inn on the Riverwalk –  Gay Friendly Hotels San Antonio Texas – you can find the best hotels deals in San Antonio during Fiesta San Antonio which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in San Antonio on Booking.com  or  Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

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