With its soaring atrium and lush greenery in the lobby, its glass elevators ascending and descending in perpetual motion, this is your classic Hyatt. The guest rooms are sleek and modern too, done in classic earth tones with the luxury heft of rich dark wood. Such touches as lights under the bed that go on when you put your feet down at night add to the sense of being cossetted. This is a conference hotel, but leisure travelers also enjoy its prime location on the River Walk at the point where it passes closest to the Alamo—not to mention the rooftop pool and Q Restaurant/Bar, which offers an excellent selection of microbrews and a lunch buffet with done-to-order pasta bowls. Interior rooms are the least expensive; you’ll pay more for Alamo views and (the priciest but not worth it) river views.