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Old 07-24-2011, 11:15 AM
 
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Is there a specific area near San Antonio that has low crime, is less crowded with nice hotels? Husband and I will be there in a week or so and want to avoid any areas where there might be high crime. We are not familiar with Texas at all.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:25 AM
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And awayyyy we go. LOL

San Antonio is fairly safe from crime except for property crime (and apparently rapes but I never seem to hear/read about them much). Pick a spot, you'll be fine.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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Town place suites marriot shares a fence with the prue police station
Hampton inn and suites in Boerne is outside of the city, but an easy drive.
There are two new hotels near the rim/la cantera(sorry I don't know the names of them).
There are plenty of hotels at 1604 and 281-drury is new.

Maybe we can be more specific if you give us a price range or what side of town you are coming to visit.
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:01 PM
 
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Probably San Marcos or Austin is your best bet
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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Oh Lord people. I just visited New Orleans on vacation...just compare SA crime with that city. I love NOLA, but would NEVER go anywhere alone!

Hotels downtown are safe. I have spent MANY weekends enjoying downtown with my girlfriends at the local clubs. I am in my late 30s, and have been going out since my late teens. I have NEVER experienced anything horrible on my weekend jaunts! Don't scare her away from our fair city!
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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And awayyyy we go. LOL

San Antonio is fairly safe from crime except for property crime (and apparently rapes but I never seem to hear/read about them much). Pick a spot, you'll be fine.
This. Unless you are paying $19.95/night for the room, most likely you're in an OK area...

SA is too dependent on tourism to allow any rampant crime targeting them. Whatever urban rumors you are hearing about the place are completely unfounded. If it were dangerous, we wouldn't have the four million+ visitors we get every year!

Oh, and more info on the city can be found here:

San Antonio Texas official vacation and visitor information. San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau. :: VisitSanAntonio.com

Enjoy your stay!

Cheers! M2
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:54 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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And awayyyy we go. LOL

San Antonio is fairly safe from crime except for property crime (and apparently rapes but I never seem to hear/read about them much). Pick a spot, you'll be fine.
thats why out of all the major cities in the US, san antonio was one of two that saw an increase in crime....

to the OP:

areas by the witte museum (broadway/hildebrand) offer lots to do, are fairly crime-free and ive heard the motels around here are cheap (not sure if id stay in one though).
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:12 PM
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thats why out of all the major cities in the US, san antonio was one of two that saw an increase in crime....
Hmmm, don't recall posting that there was NO crime, or that crime went down. Freely admit that property crime is ridiculous here, but the OP didn't specifically ask where to stay where her car would likely not get broken in to. In that case, I wouldn't know what to tell her. But I'm sure you'll enlighten.
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:17 PM
 
Location: san antonio texas
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Hmmm, don't recall posting that there was NO crime, or that crime went down. Freely admit that property crime is ridiculous here, but the OP didn't specifically ask where to stay where her car would likely not get broken in to. In that case, I wouldn't know what to tell her. But I'm sure you'll enlighten.
well, you said safe from crime, which to me indicates a decrease or lack of crime.

anywho, i did suggest an area and the motels in said area. fairly crime-free, rarely any police or ambulance sirens, non-existant homeless population.

not sure about property crime, but being that alamo heights is a few blocks away, im sure that area has its share of property crimes
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:36 PM
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FAIRLY safe from crime. I said "fairly" safe from crime.

OP--keep your head up, stay alert, and don't go looking to score any crack or prostitutes, or a hit man, and I'm fairly certain you'll make it out alive.
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