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There are two Drury hotel properties in the area, both offering good budget-friendly options from old high-rise San Antonio buildings with nice views. The Plaza Hotel Riverwalk is the one I like best, as it is home to a pool on the 24th floor—and a pool is a real plus for summertime visitors, when the Texas heat can sometimes seem unbearable. Drury also offers a continental breakfast and competitive rates. Rooms are standard in size, and the suites are a good value for the money. The 1929 lobby, with its 50-ft. ceilings, marble and travertine floors, and gilded architectural elements, makes it seem a bit more special than other budget hotels. The hotel rests in a good central location, easily accessible to the River Walk and within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and landmarks. Valet parking is offered at a rate that's a bit lower than many of the River Walk's more expensive hotels, making it nice for those who come by car.