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City Guide

  • San Antonio, officially the City of San Antonio, is the seventh most populous city in the United States of America and the second most populous city in the state of Texas.
  • Population 1,469,845 - City; 2,454,061 - Metro Area (2017)
  • Area Code 210, 830
  • Tax: 16.75% Hotel Tax; 8.125% Sales Tax
  • Time Zone: CST - Central Standard Time: November – March. CDT - Central Daylight Time: March - November
  • Credit Cards are widely accepted throughout the city. ATM machines are located in many public spaces, hotels, banks and in the Convention Center.
Tipping Guidelines
  • Hotel Personnel/Porterage: $1.00-$2.00 per parcel or bag of luggage.
  • Restaurants: 15-20% of the total bill is a good rule of thumb for tipping.
  • Hotel Valet: $2.00-$3.00 to attendant.
  • Housekeeping Services: $3.00 per day.
  • Concierge Services: $2-5 depending on services.
  • Taxi: 15% of total.
San Antonio International Airport is only 8.5 miles from the downtown business district -- about a 15-minute drive -- which is unusual for a major metropolitan area. This means that once you land at the airport, you're just minutes from downtown or major resorts.

Ground transportation is located curbside of San Antonio International Airport in front of Terminal A and B baggage claim area. Uniformed transportation agents (wearing red shirts) can describe services and provide estimated rates to various destinations.