The Alamo in San Antonio

Open year-round, the Alamo is one of the most iconic destinations in the Lone Star State. If you are traveling to San Antonio, Texas, a visit to The Alamo is probably at the top of your to-do list.

Best of all, it's only half a mile from Holiday Inn Express Riverwalk Area hotel.
San Antonio Texas Riverwalk Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Riverwalk Area Hotel.

Located just a half-mile from The Alamo, Holiday Inn Express Riverwalk Area hotel is the perfect choice for your historic Texas tour. Built in the late 1800s, the hotel building is itself on the National Register of Historic Places and was once the jailhouse of Bexar County. Today, it's a luxury value hotel with exceptional amenities such as complimentary breakfasts and wi-fi access, an onsite swimming pool and fitness center, and a business center. The River Walk, with its charming shops and restaurants on the San Antonio River, is steps away from the hotel. Discover for yourself the reasons why Holiday Inn Express is an ideal choice for exploring the Lone Star State.
San Antonio Texas Riverwalk Hotel
San Antonio Texas Riverwalk Hotel
The Alamo In San Antonio, Texas

Visiting the Alamo in San Antonio


In the early part of the 19th century, Texas was still under the rule of Spain. A cavalry unit was stationed at the old Misión San Antonio de Valero, and its soldiers rechristened the property Alamo, in homage to their home Alamo de Parras, Coahuila. (The Spanish word alamo means cottonwood or poplar.) One of The Alamo's buildings became the site of Texas's first hospital.
The Alamo In San Antonio, Texas

Early Mission History.

Before it was the site of one of the most famous battles in North America's history, The Alamo was an 18th century Spanish mission, Misión San Antonio de Valero. Missionaries and Native Americans who had been converted lived in the mission, working the land as farmers and ranchers. Near the end of the century, Spain closed down the missionary work and split up the land amongst the Native Americans and others. They continued their agrarian pursuits as the community of San Antonio expanded.

The Famous Battle.

By 1835, Mexico had been independent of Spain for over ten years. Texas was part of the Mexican state, Coahuila. Settlers in Texas began to foment for independence from Mexico. In February of 1836, the conflict came to a head at The Alamo. The Texan volunteers had seized The Alamo from its Mexican general. But they were taken off guard by the arrival of General Santa Anna two months later with his numerous troops. Massively outnumbered, most volunteers fought to the death, and the Mexican Army won the battle after 13 long days. Eventually, Texas would win independence-but it came at a price.

The Alamo Today.

Millions of visitors of all ages tour the historic Alamo each year. Located in downtown San Antonio, on Alamo Plaza, there are three buildings of particular interest: the Shrine, the Long Barrack Museum, and the Gift Museum. The Gardens are a lovely spot for snapping pictures. There are special docent talks as well. The Alamo is open every day except Christmas Eve and Day, and admission is free.
San Antonio Texas Riverwalk Hotel
San Antonio Texas Riverwalk Hotel
Holiday Inn Express San Antonio N-Riverwalk Area
Located at
120 Camaron Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Phone: 210-281-1400 Fax: 210-228-0007
Email:  HIERiverwalk@baywoodhotels.com 
120 Camaron Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

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