Built as a hotel in 1914 in Mediterranean Revival-style, this was one of the first lodgings in town to adopt a retro-chic aesthetic when it started welcoming guests again in the early 2000s; it’s now part of the Bunkhouse group, with uber-hip properties in Austin, Marfa, San Francisco, and Todos Santos, Mexico.Each room is individually, and quirkily, furnished with a mix of antique and midcentury modern pieces (including dressers and bureaus, which compensate for a lack of closets). Style doesn’t, however, compensate for creaky wood floors and occasional glitches in electronics (including, crucially, the A/C). Ocho terrace restaurant, set in a high-ceilinged glass conservatory overlooking a quiet River Walk path, is a hot spot with locals and visitors alike—great for a late Sunday breakfast or a romantic dinner. Likewise, the Havana Bar, hidden below street level, is as cozy and clandestine as they come—the perfect cool hideaway after a sizzling San Antonio day.