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Nestled in the historic King William District, King William Manor is within walking distance to the famous San Antonio River Walk, The Alamo, The tower of the Americas, Blue Star Arts Complex, the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and so much more. We are just two blocks from the River Access, which leads to the downtown commercial area of the river walk. Take the relaxing walk along the paved river path or hop aboard a trolley to be whisked away to your destination.

The Neighborhood

The King William District, named by German settlers, was once irrigated farmland that belonged to the Mission San Antonio de Valero. During the 1800’s it became an elegant residential area filled with large, impressive mansions shaded by towering Cypress trees. In 1967 the area became Texas’ first Historic Neighborhood District. In recent years the area has blossomed with art galleries, restaurants and museums and has been refurbished to its original glory and splendor. The King William District is a part of Southtown and is bordered by the loft conversions and warehouse district of the Blue Star Arts Complex and Lavaca, the oldest existing neighborhood in San Antonio.

Southtown, once described as Texas’ most eccentric neighborhood by Texas Monthly magazine, encompasses the King William District, the Blue Star Arts Complex, and the historic Lavaca neighborhood. It is an edgy, bohemian neighborhood lined with art galleries, eclectic shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. Southtown’s First Friday, a gallery walk with live music and craft vendors, attracts locals and visitors alike. Be sure to explore this unique area of San Antonio, where arte es vida.

The Alamo
The Alamo is a “must see” for all who come to San Antonio. This 4.2 acre complex is where a small band of Texans held out for thirteen days against the Centralist army of General Santa Anna.
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas 78205 • 210-225-1391

The IMAX
Relive the Battle of the Alamo on the IMAX Theatre's six-story screen in "Alamo…the Price of Freedom." Experience new releases in IMAX and
IMAX 3D.
849 East Commerce St., #285, San Antonio, Texas 78205 • 800-354-4629

Blue Star Contemporary
This is the first and longest-running venue for contemporary art in San Antonio, and features the work and ideas of local contemporary artists.
116 Blue Star, San Antonio, Texas 78204 • 210-227-6960

San Antonio Botanical Garden
This 33 acre living museum lures visitors with floral displays, serene walking trails, exotic plants, glass pyramids and an authentic log cabin.
555 Funston, San Antonio, Texas 78209 • 210-207-3250

Buckhorn Museum
One of the few museums that will offer guests a cold beer from the 131 year old bar while they are touring the unique Wild West experience. It is sure to delight and amaze people of all ages.
318 East Houston Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205 • 210-247-4000

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (HBGCC) plays host to more than 300 events each year with over 750,000 convention delegates from around the world.
300 East Market Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205 • 877-504-8895

King William Historic District
Stroll through a 19th-century Texas neighborhood of restored homes. It was zoned as the state's first historic district, and has once again become a fashionable neighborhood.
San Antonio, Texas 78210 • 210-227-8786

La Villita Historic Arts Village
Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was the first neighborhood in San Antonio. Now it is a thriving art community. It is home to many art galleries, shops and dining hot spots.
418 Villita, San Antonio, Texas 78205 • 210-207-8613

Market Square
Market Square is one of San Antonio’s most exciting shopping, dining and entertaining experiences. It is the largest Mexican style marketplaces in the country, with over 100 shops selling an array of goods.
514 West Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas 78207 • 210-207-8600

The San Antonio River Walk
Every year millions of visitors come to the San Antonio River Walk, an urban sanctuary that winds along the river and offers a unique cultural experience like no other. The lush landscapes and relaxing atmosphere can be explored by foot or boat.

Southtown
Visitors often flock to Southtown for its eclectic blend of shops, galleries and restaurants, its historic sites and its cultural hotspots. It is also one of the busiest spots for First Friday celebrations in the downtown area.
716 South Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 78204 • 210-226-0888

Sunset Station
Sunset Station is one of the largest historic special event facilities in San Antonio. This 10-acre facility rests in the historic district of St. Paul Square.
1174 East Commerce, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Hemisfair Park
The 750-foot tower was built in 1968 for the World’s Fair. Don’t miss a 360 degree view of San Antonio that will take your breath away, plus a historical exhibit and theater ride Skies Over Texas.
600 HemisFair Park, San Antonio, Texas 78205 • 210-223-3101

Slab Cinema
Slab Cinema shows free outdoor movies throughout San Antonio. Some of the nearby venues include downtown at Hemisfair, La Villita, The Alamo, Travis Park and at The Mission Marquee Plaza (former Mission Drive-in), the San Antonio Museum of Art and San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Bars and Restaurants

There are dozens of great bars and restaurants within walking distance of the King William Manor. These are a few of our favorites:

The Friendly Spot Icehouse
This Texas Ice House with a relaxing twist serves over 180 brews, refreshing drinks, and eats served till midnight every day.
943 South Alamo St., San Antonio, Texas 78205 • 210-244-2337

The Guenther House
Located in the Pioneer Flour Mill, The Guenther House offers historical elegance and an award-winning restaurant open daily for breakfast and lunch.
205 E. Guenther St., San Antonio, Texas 78204 • 800-235-8186

Rosario's
This local favorite serves traditional Mexican dishes with a twist, authentic house specialties, and award wining margaritas.
910 South Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205 • 210-223-1806

Liberty Bar
Much more than a bar, the Liberty Bar serves delicious southern style cuisine and great drinks.
1111 South Alamo St., San Antonio, Texas 78210 • 210-227-1187

Madhatters
This local Tea House offers an eclectic blend of coffee, tea, and tasty pastries, breakfast foods and sandwiches.
230 Beauregard, San Antonio, Texas 78204 • 210-212-4832