Built in the days when the municipal gas and electric company merited a headquarters constructed by a top architecture firm, the 1921 City Public Service building was also the first commercial structure to take advantage of a river location. Both the grand high-ceilinged design and the prime location are not what you’d expect from moderately priced digs, where a hot breakfast and happy-hour snacks and drinks are included in the room rate. The rooftop pool affords views of the San Fernando Cathedral; on the nights when Saga—San Antonio is projected on the cathedral’s side, you get a free sound-and-light show without having to leave your hotel.