Hotels near Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

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Hotels in San Antonio near Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Introduction

Named after the late US congressman Henry Barbosa González, the Henry B. González Convention Center was built in 1968 and holds more than 300 events each year. In the main lobby there’s an interactive $1 million art installation called “Liquid Crystal.” The center is located in downtown San Antonio, on the banks of the famed River Walk. It’s in a beautiful setting within HemisFair Park, where you will also find the University of Texas San Antonio, the Tower of the Americas and the Lila Cockrell Theatre. The Alamodome sports facility is nearby on the other side of the I-37.

Hotels near Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Hotels near the center reflect their position close to the business and cultural hub of San Antonio. Many hotels were built specifically for the 1968 World's Fair, so naturally offer high capacity and business facilities. Most have destination restaurants and bars, and many offer views over the River Walk. San Antonio is very popular in the summer, so the best deals can be found from November to April. The main exception to this rule is when big conferences or exhibitions are in town, and as a result hotel rates shoot up.

Where to stay near Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Both a short walk north of the center, and along the River Walk, there are a selection of high-end downtown hotels. Many of these are 4-star; some include upscale facilities such as rooftops pools, ballrooms, and gardens with fountains. Most have fine dining and lively bars; one of the hotels is surrounded by the convention center. Across the I-37, but still within walking distance of the center, you will find less expensive, all-suite hotels offering free Wi-Fi and breakfast. A selection of mid-range chain hotels can be found either side of the I-410 toward San Antonio International Airport.

Things to see near Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

The convention center is close to many of San Antonio’s finest attractions. It is set in HemisFair Park, which was the focal point for the World’s Fair 1968. Associated landmark attractions include the 750-foot Tower of the Americas, which has an observation deck, a revolving eatery and a 4D adventure ride. The popular River Walk flows into the park, where there are many water features and a children’s playground. The Institute of Texan Cultures is within HemisFair Park. For visitors with a passion for art, La Villita Historic Arts Village and the Briscoe Western Art Museum are within walking distance.

How to get to Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

The convention center sits just off the I-37, but the center has no official parking. Public parking can be found opposite the Lila Cockrell Theatre and at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. There is a good network of buses connecting downtown with the suburbs of San Antonio. Across the I-37 is the San Antonio railway station, which can be accessed by an underpass from HemisFair Park. The station has direct links to Los Angeles, Chicago and New Orleans. San Antonio International Airport is 9 miles directly north of the convention center.

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