A blend of historical charm and modern elegance, the new Kimpton Santo Hotel is part new build and part adaptive reuse. San Antonio's very first Kimpton takes its name from the city's patron saint, Saint Anthony, and stays true to the soulful essence and traditional architecture that have long characterized this romantic southwestern city. But in true Kimpton fashion, you'll find contemporary luxuries and bold design in the 347 rooms — think vintage craftmanship fused with modernist touches and Spanish-inspired décor. It's all set on a storied property that melds past and present with standout features like an 1858 schoolhouse turned high-end steakhouse, charming historic guest suites, an outdoor courtyard with century-old live oak trees, and an open-air rooftop bar that offers one of the best vistas in town.
423 S. Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Tucked inside a 19th-century schoolhouse, our polished steak and seafood restaurant is a destination — great for both special occasions and everyday dining when you want something really good. Many of the original architectural details remain, including the vaulted exposed-wood ceiling. A curved oyster bar greets diners with the freshest catches of the day, and across the courtyard a cozy 12-seat cocktail bar is the ideal spot for a nightcap. When you want views to go with your sips and light bites, head to the 10th-floor rooftop bar, which just so happens to be the tallest luxury open-air rooftop in the city. (Did we mention there's a pool here, too?) It's an experience you don't want to miss.
German-Texans have a long tradition of the Sunday house — a place in town where, from the mid-1800s to early 1900s, rural farmers could gather and celebrate with family and friends on the weekends. Kimpton Santo takes its inspiration from these community rendezvous and carries on the tradition of the joyful gatherings by offering a welcoming place to socialize. We even have a circa-1858 German-English schoolhouse on the property, dedicated to poet, playwright, and historian Friedrich Schiller, who wrote “Ode to Joy.” Now reimagined into a steakhouse, courtyard bar, and guest suites, the building retains the craftsmanship and heritage of the original schoolhouse.
No matter what kind of event you're hosting, we've got a beautiful backdrop for you, conveniently located right in the heart of San Antonio. There's a historic courtyard with century-old trees dotting the landscape, double ballrooms offering natural light, and meeting rooms with all the ultra-modern amenities you need, coupled with the charm you want. Overall, Kimpton Santo has more than 13,000 square feet of flexible event and meeting space that can be configured to host wow-factor weddings, connection-inspiring corporate retreats, elegant anniversary parties, and any other big and boisterous or small and intimate soiree that's floating your way.
At Kimpton Santo, we're creating a destination at the intersection of attraction-packed downtown and artsy Southtown, with its tree-lined streets, specialty shops, eclectic architecture, gallery crawls, and delicious eats. From here, you can walk to all the best-known spots, like the River Walk, Alamo Plaza Historic District, Henry B. González Convention Center, Blue Star Arts Complex, and newly redeveloped Hemisfair Park, home to the Tower of the Americas and the Mexican Culture Institute. Plus, there are plenty of under-the-radar places waiting to be discovered — and we're happy to point you in the right direction. Join us at this cultural crossroads, and you'll be right in the heart of everything that makes San Antonio so alluring.