Hotel Emma – 136 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215
Looking for something unique? This hotel is the centerpiece of the Pearl District. It was made from the old Pearl Brewery. They have preserved a lot of the old items in the hotel. Great to also walk through. It comes highly-rated and is now world-renowned. Located right on the new section of the Riverwalk. Lots of development around this area. Many restaurants, bars, shops, and cute park spaces. Traffic-wise, easier to get in and out of compared to downtown.
Plantation Suites & Conference Center – 1909 TX-361, Port Aransas, TX 78373
I used to stay here every time I went to Port Aransas. Just a few blocks from Sandcastle Drive beach access. No frills, but very comfortable. I found it quiet. On the smaller side. I didn’t ever experience a party-vibe here. No beach view, but I thought it was a great affordable place to crash after a long day at the beach.