You’ve decided to visit SeaWorld San Antonio and now it’s time to find a place to stay. There are plenty of options when it comes to hotels in San Antonio, especially near SeaWorld.

It’s important to look at the distance from the hotel to the theme park, as well as any amenities that make your visit more enjoyable. Of course, rates matter so I’ve listed hotels in all price ranges, though most are in the more affordable range.

You can book hotels and tickets separately, but you also can save with a vacation package. I’ve outlined both options below.

1. Hyatt Residence Club San Antonio, Wild Oak Ranch

Hyatt Residence Club San Antonio, Wild Oak Ranch entrance

Address: 9700 W Military Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251-1754
Distance to SeaWorld San Antonio: 3 miles

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Why Go: Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch is set within the beautiful Texas Hill Country in San Antonio. There are 39 acres of grounds and beautiful scenery that include nature trails to explore. There is something for everyone with both indoor and outdoor pools, waterslides, a lazy river, and cabanas.

Hotel Amenities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • On-site dining
  • Award-winning 27-Hole Arthur Hills Championship Golf Course
  • Some rooms have their own washer and dryers (1 & 2 bedrooms)
  • State-of-the-art health club with Life Fitness equipment
  • Indoor/outdoor heated family pool
  • 800-foot lazy river
  • Media center with widescreen TV, computers and printer

Good to Know: If you’re going to be spending time at the pool for the day and would like a cabana, be sure to get there early to reserve one.

Awards: Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2021 award


2. Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa

Address: 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251-4104
Distance to SeaWorld San Antonio: 3 miles

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Why Go: The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is situated upon 300 acres of the historic Rogers-Wiseman family ranch. The resort offers a unique blend of comfort and elegance for everyone looking to get away. There are plenty of special hotel features for children including a playground, pool, and game room. The hotel is located next to SeaWorld and only a 20-minute drive to the historic San Antonio River Walk. 

Hotel Amenities:

  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • 5-acre water park with a wave machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Bicycles available
  • Game room
  • Childrens’ playground
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Golf
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Tennis and sand volleyball courts

Good to Know: Many of the rooms have balconies, but not all of them. If this is something you’d enjoy, be sure to request one at the front desk when you’re checking in. Also, if you’re traveling with kids, get a room with a patio on the first floor near the pool entrance or playground. Of the popular hotels in San Antonio, this hotel has something for everyone, even your youngest traveler. 

Awards: Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice 2021 award


3. Hilton San Antonio Hill Country

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa

Address: 9800 Westover Hills Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78251-4125
Distance to SeaWorld San Antonio: 3.5 miles

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Why Go: Hilton San Antonio Hill Country is five minutes from SeaWorld, putting fun right at your doorstep. They offer traditional guest rooms, as well as suites depending on the size of your party and your personal needs. 

Hotel Amenities:

  • Three outdoor pools, including one just for kids
  • Free WiFi
  • Digital key
  • On-site restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Self parking is $10.00 

Good to Know: Rooms facing the pools offer great views. If timed right, you can get a room that will face SeaWorld where you can see nightly fireworks from your window. Inquire at the front desk if this is something you’d like to enjoy. 


4. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Address: 23808 Resort Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78261-2018
Distance to SeaWorld San Antonio: 30 miles

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Why Go: San Antonio, Texas is known as hill country. And although the resort is not as close to SeaWorld as some of the others on this list, the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa is a destination all of its own. The hotel is situated on 600 acres of oak-covered hills.

The family fun doesn’t need to end when you leave the theme park either. This hotel features the thrilling River Bluff Water Experience, a nine-acre water park featuring a 1,100-foot lazy river. The hotel has 7 restaurants and bars on-site, allowing for you to have a special meal or a quick bite to eat while you unwind after a long day at SeaWorld, or strolling on the River Walk. 

Hotel Amenities:

  • Valet parking
  • Kids club/kids’ pool
  • Free WiFi
  • On-site spa
  • TCP Golf Course — where the Valero Texas Open takes place

Good to Know: Summertime is the most popular time to visit the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Because it’s particularly crowded during the summer months, the pools on the property are full of kids and families. So if you’re wanting a more private couple’s retreat, it’s smart to keep this in mind when you’re booking your trip. 

Awards: The 30 Best Hotel Pools In America by MSN.com; America’s Most Family-Friendly Resorts by FOX News; Top 10 Spots For Mother’s Day Brunch in San Antonio by KSAT-TV; Platinum Hotels: Top 10 Family Resorts by Celebrated Living

*and many golf, spa, and dining awards as well! 


5. Homewood Suites by Hilton Lackland AFB/SeaWorld

Homewood Suites by Hilton Lackland AFB/ SeaWorld, TX

Address: 215 Richland Hills Dr, San Antonio, TX 78245-2476
Distance to SeaWorld San Antonio: 5 miles

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Why Go: This newly built hotel offers plenty of amenities to make your visit comfortable. The all-suite hotel offers the option of one king-size bed or two queen beds. Accommodations also come with a kitchenette. The hotel is only 10 minutes from SeaWorld San Antonio and 12 miles to downtown San Antonio.

Hotel Amenities:

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free parking
  • Free breakfast
  • Fitness center with gym/workout room
  • Pets allowed (dog/pet friendly)
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms/suites
  • Kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator
  • Complimentary evening social from Monday – Thursday (food and drink) 

Good to Know: The hotel can get crowded due to weekly graduations at Lackland Air Force base, and people visiting SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. It’s best to book early. Due to larger crowds on the weekends, try to get your free breakfast before 9 a.m. 

Awards: Trip Advisor’s Travellers Choice award 2021


6. Courtyard San Antonio SeaWorld/Lackland

Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio SeaWorld/Lackland

Address: 6738 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78238-4214
Distance to SeaWorld San Antonio: 7 miles

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Why Go: This hotel offers the space and convenience for your visit to San Antonio SeaWorld. You’ll be close enough to not only the theme parks but also many great sites to visit on your family vacation.

Hotel Amenities:

  • Spacious guest rooms, including suites
  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • On-site bar/lounge
  • Kitchenette in the suites
  • Free Wifi

Good to Know: If you’re a light sleeper, try to request a room opposite the highway. 

Awards: AAA Three Diamond Award


7. Candlewood Suites San Antonio NW Near Seaworld

Candlewood Suites San Antonio Northwest Near Seaworld, an IHG Hotel

Address: 9502 Amelia Pass, San Antonio, TX 78254-6196
Distance to SeaWorld San Antonio: 8 miles

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Why Go: This hotel offers suites, giving you and your family plenty of space to relax after a long day of family fun at SeaWorld San Antonio. There are also plenty of dining options near the hotel. 

Hotel Amenities:

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Rooms include fully-equipped kitchens
  • Fitness center
  • Flat screen TV
  • On-site self-laundry facilities
  • Pets welcome

Good to Know: This hotel offers guests all the comfort and features of home so you can enjoy your vacation without feeling as though something is missing. This all-suite hotel has comfortable, spacious rooms, with full kitchens.


8. Staybridge Suites San Antonio SeaWorld

Staybridge Suites San Antonio Sea World, an IHG Hotel

Address: 10919 Town Center Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251-4545
Distance to SeaWorld San Antonio: 1.3 miles

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Why Go: The Staybridge Suites is the closest hotel to SeaWorld San Antonio on this list. This allows for the fun to start even quicker! 

Hotel Amenities:

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free breakfast
  • Pets allowed
  • Kids stay free
  • Fitness center
  • Flat screen TV
  • On-site business center
  • On-site guest self-laundry facilities

Good to Know: This IHG hotel is conveniently located just under 1.3 miles from SeaWorld. Lackland Air Force Base is nearby as well. Staybridge Suites is an all-suite hotel, offering many of the comforts of home while you’re staying near San Antonio SeaWorld. 


9. Courtyard San Antonio SeaWorld/Westover Hills

Courtyard by Marriott San Antonio SeaWorld - Westover Hills

Address: 11605 State Highway 151, San Antonio, TX 78251-4513
Distance to SeaWorld San Antonio: 4 miles

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Why Go: This is an upscale hotel in San Antonio near SeaWorld. If you are a Marriott Bonvoy member, and would like to use points, this is a level 3 rewards category. 

Hotel Amenities:

  • Paid private on-site parking
  • Shuttle services
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Fitness center
  • Smoke free hotel
  • Indoor pool/outdoor pool
  • On-site dining
  • Business center

Good to Know: Ask for a room facing SeaWorld so you can watch the fireworks at night. 


10. Holiday Inn San Antonio NW – Seaworld Area

Holiday Inn San Antonio Nw - Seaworld Area, an IHG Hotel

Address: 10135 State Highway 151, San Antonio, TX 78251-4548
Distance to SeaWorld San Antonio: 3 miles

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Why Go: This IHG hotel is ranked #21 of 385 San Antonio hotels according to Trip Advisor. As evidenced by guest reviews, this is a popular place to stay. From excellent nightly rates and proximity to SeaWorld to hotel features such as free parking, WiFi,  and a pool, The Holiday Inn San Antonio makes for a great home base when you’re visiting SeaWorld San Antonio. 

Hotel Amenities:

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Sports Bar and Grill on site
  • Free shuttle to theme parks
  • Pets welcome
  • On-site guest self-laundry facilities
  • Flat screen TV

Good to Know: Kids stay (under 18) and eat (under 11) free, really making this a family-friendly hotel. Also with Lackland Air Force base nearby, the Holiday Inn offers a military rate, saving up to 20%. If you’re an IHG member, there are additional rewards and perks. As an IHG member, you can accrue points to use towards free nights, complimentary room upgrades, and priority check-in to name a few. But you’ll have to book through IHG directly to realize these benefits.

Awards: Trip Advisor Travellers Choice Award 2021


11. Fairfield Inn & Suites San Antonio SeaWorld/Westover Hills

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott San Antonio Seaworld

Address: 4026 Wiseman Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78251-4420
Distance to SeaWorld San Antonio: 4 miles

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Why Go: Located only 4 miles from SeaWorld San Antonio, this hotel is a SeaWorld preferred hotel. 

Hotel Amenities:

  • Free hot breakfast
  • Pets friendly 
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Paid private parking on property

Good to Know: According to guests’ reviews of this property on Trip Advisor, it’s best to call the hotel directly for the best rates. 

Awards: AAA Three Diamond Award, Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Hotel 2021

Reservations: You can book directly through the resort or check TripAdvisor for reviews and other sources. It’s not available for booking through a lot of online travel agencies.


12. Best Western Plus Lackland Hotel & Suites

Best Western Plus Lackland Hotel & Suites

Address: 3635 Crooked Trl, San Antonio, TX 78227-4360
Distance to SeaWorld San Antonio: 9 miles

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Why Go: The Best Western is minutes from SeaWorld, Lackland Air Force Base, and downtown San Antonio. Most of the TripAdvisor reviews are positive; saying that this is a great hotel that meets your needs while visiting San Antonio. 

Hotel Amenities:

  • Complimentary hot breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Indoor heated pool and hot tub
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Express check-in and check out for rewards members
  • Business center
  • Laundry facilities

Good to Know: Rooms on the backside of the hotel seem to be quieter. People also recommend booking a room on the fourth floor for a more relaxing and quiet stay. 

Awards: Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice 2021 Award


Important Tips for Visiting SeaWorld San Antonio, TX:

Before booking your hotel and buying your tickets, be sure to consider the time of year you’d like to visit. Summer can be very hot and more crowded. Visiting San Antonio between the months of November and April is the preferred time to go if you can make it work with your schedule.

I have a lot of advice on how to buy discounted SeaWorld San Antonio tickets so that you can avoid gate prices. You can also learn which of the best SeaWorld San Antonio rides to add to an itinerary.

If you’re visiting SeaWorld San Antonio, keep in mind that Six Flags Fiesta Texas is nearby. I also have advice for saving money on tickets to Six Flags Fiesta Texas as well.

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