A grand dame hotel reborn in San Antonio
277 Rooms / 72 Suites
Standing at the center of the Alamo City since 1909, The St. Anthony, A Luxury Collection Hotel has welcomed presidents, royalty, celebrities, oil tycoons and everyman travelers for more than a century. A recent multi-million-dollar renovation has restored the opulence and age-old beauty of the National Historic Landmark — it is now ready to pamper guests in its 277 luxury rooms and suites, welcome sunbathers to its rooftop pool, serve cocktails in the iconic St. Anthony Club and offer a posh place to relax in the Peacock Alley lobby and library. The hotel is centrally located, near the River Walk, the Majestic and Empire theaters and the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
Guided by the hotel’s glamourous past, the renovation has restored The St. Anthony to its original form while keeping in line with contemporary tastes. This is no longer your grandmother’s hotel — it has both hip factor and an old-school sophistication that never goes out of style. You’ll see oversized original crystal chandeliers, priceless art, gilded mirrors, an antique Louis XV Steinway piano and white slabs of Italian marble walls. The San Antonio hotel held a prominent place in South Texas society, and some of its ballrooms display memorabilia of its illustrious past.
Guest rooms are tastefully sophisticated with a decidedly contemporary bent. Bathed in rich fabrics and neutral grays, rooms have plush carpeting, crisp linens, pillow-top beds and spacious bathrooms. Pops of green that reflect Peacock Alley are found in every room, as well as artwork reflecting San Antonio’s culture. Amenities include flat-screen televisions, Bose stereos and high-speed Internet. Some accommodations have views overlooking Travis Park.
Two new culinary and cocktail spaces debuted with the recent renovation. Rebelle, a concept from restaurateur Andrew Goodman and popular San Antonio chef Stefan Bowers, features fresh-catch coastal seafood and Texas produce. Haunt is a chic lounge and has a drink menu featuring classic and craft cocktails — all designed to conjure tales of the luxury hotel’s friendly ghosts.
The St. Anthony Club remains a venerable institution in San Antonio. (It was an elite members-only club designed by legendary interior designer Dorothy Draper in 1959.) Featuring original Venetian tile floors and banquette seating, the bar is now open to everyone — no membership required. There, executive chef Mike Mata offers fresh meals designed to share, such as an artisan cheese board paired with dried fruit, honey comb, gourmet nuts and pickled vegetables. Other options include calamari fries; a ceviche trio, including tuna, shrimp and scallops; and prime beef tenderloin sliders. At the hotel’s casual sunroom restaurant, The Loggia, you can get breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tasty menu offerings include a roasted ribeye Reuben panino and spicy grilled Hawaiian flatbread.