Whether you're visiting San Antonio or looking for a staycation hotel near SeaWorld San Antonio, here are the top TK places to stay. This list of hotels near SeaWorld San Antonio is ideal for the parkgoer who wants to spend time in the SeaWorld parks and have a comfortable spot to relax at the end of a busy day.
Best Hotels Near SeaWorld San Antonio
I'm a native San Antonian and I've enjoyed going to SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, and Aquatica with my family for years. We live about an hour away from the park and while that is usually an OK drive for the day's adventure, sometimes a staycation is fun. From luxe to budget, here's a list of hotels near SeaWorld San Antonio to choose from.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa is less than two miles away from SeaWorld but be warned: There are so many amenities at this high-end resort you might not want to leave the property.
Hotel amenities include a five-acre water park with a lazy river, a two-story water slide, an activity pool, and an adults-only pool. Add-ons include a FlowRider wave machines and poolside cabanas. The property also has a golf course, a spa, and several onsite options for dining.
There are 500 rooms and suites to choose from. The hotel has free WiFi and electric vehicle charging stations. Small pets are allowed.
Hilton San Antonio Hill Country
The Hilton San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa is located one mile from SeaWorld. Amenities include three outdoor pools, lawn games, and a firepit – S'mores anyone? – and movie nights. Ask for a schedule of activities at the front desk. Other amenities include onsite dining, complete with a breakfast buffet, a fitness center, and free WiFi. Small pets are allowed.
A variety of rooms and suites are available, including connecting rooms that may be a great fit for larger families.
JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa
Although the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa is a little further away from SeaWorld San Antonio – about a 30-minute car ride – it's such a spectacular hotel that it deserves a mention.
This sprawling golf-style resort property has 917 guest rooms and 85 suites. The second-floor lobby has two staircases leading down to a cozy great room with roaring fireplaces, game tables, and a walkout patio leading to the pool and grounds. The centrally located Crooked Branch bar offers drinks, small bites, and lots of comfortable seating. Staying here is a true experience and offers lots of options for relaxation after a busy day.
There are two onsite championship golf courses and a full-service spa with an infinity pool. The nine-acre waterpark includes a lazy river, slides, and a children's splash area. Cabanas are available to rent for an extra fee. The sprawling property has a very away-from-it-all vibe with lots of fire pits and cozy seating groupings.
Budget-Friendly Hotels Near SeaWorld San Antonio
If hotel amenities are less important to you and you're looking for a clean, comfortable place to sleep, these four properties within an easy drive of SeaWorld San Antonio are solid choices.
Courtyard San Antonio SeaWorld/Lackland – Five miles from SeaWorld San Antonio
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio SeaWorld/Westover Hills – Four miles from SeaWorld San Antonio. Breakfast is included in the price of the stay.
Candlewood Suites San Antonio Northwest – Eight miles from SeaWorld. Full kitchens in the suites.
Holiday Inn San Antonio NW – Three miles from SeaWorld. The onsite sports bar serves breakfast and dinner. Kids under 18 eat free when sharing a parent's room.
How to save money at SeaWorld San Antonio
Here are a few ways to potentially pinch pennies when traveling to San Antonio to visit SeaWorld and other attractions.
Take advantage of military discounts
San Antonio is also known as Military City USA. If you've got any connection to the military, ask about hotel and dining discounts. Many are offered. If you're active duty military, make sure you check out Waves of Honor to see if you're eligible for free tickets.
Join Hotel Loyalty Programs
Sign up for IHG Rewards, World of Hyatt, Marriott Bonvoy, and Hilton Honors. Download the apps. You'll often get special offers or discounts just for being a member and you might also qualify for perks such as late checkout or early check-in, simply for signing up.
Look for Perks + Hidden Costs
If you're on a tight budget, things like free parking and breakfast included with the room can save you money.
BYOB – Bring Your Own Water Bottle, That Is!
Outside food and beverages aren't allowed at SeaWorld San Antonio but you can bring a refillable water bottle. Fill your bottle at the water fountains located near the restrooms or ask for a cup of ice water at one of the counter service restaurants.
Eat Before You Go
If you have a big breakfast and plan to eat dinner after you leave the park, you can save money. Eating full meals in any theme park can get expensive, especially if you have a big family or teenagers with bottomless appetites. There are a variety of fast food and sit-down restaurants outside SeaWorld San Antonio, so it's quite easy to make a quick stop after you are done having fun in the park.
You can also purchase the all-day dining pass, either in advance of your visit or onsite at SeaWorld San Antonio. Current pricing is $59.99 per adult, per day. Kids pricing is $39.99 for children ages three through nine. The plan is pretty generous and allows one entree, side, and dessert every 90 minutes. It also includes a drink bottle with free refills on the day of purchase. The drink bottle can be reused on future visits, with refills being just 0.99.