The Pearl area is one of the best to stay in San Antonio. Just a walk down takes you to the wonderful court yard. Where you can spend a nice day site seeing all the local restaurants and shops.
Also the world famous Emma hotel that has a great restaurant along with a bar inside the hotel that is a site to see a must ! The architecture of this place is just beautiful. You have access to the famous San Antonio river where you can take a nice stroll or can access a boat ride to take you along the way for site seeing. On the weekends you can catch the farmers market that also a host food vendors. They offer a variety of great goods. There is also plenty of restaurants just feet away. If you are looking for the night life there’s a variety of bars including a jazz bar. It’s truly a great place to stay and only blocks away from downtown.