Explore the Rich History of The Crockett Hotel
The Crockett Hotel is a historic hotel of San Antonio that stands where Davy Crockett and an outnumbered band of Texas settlers defended the southeast palisade of the Alamo during a 13-day siege in February-March, 1836. The Republic of Mexico forces defeated the defenders of the Alamo in that battle, but shouts of “Remember the Alamo” inspired the Texans and Sam Houston to victory over the Republic of Mexico at San Jacinto just a little more than a month later.
The property was converted from agricultural to commercial use after the war, and in 1909 a fraternal organization built the current six-story building to serve as a hotel and fraternal lodge. The seven-story west wing was added in 1927.
The building was carefully renovated to preserve its original grandeur in 1982, earning it a place on the National Register of Historic Structures. In 2007, the historic Crockett Hotel, a historic San Antonio Alamo Hotel, was completely renovated once again. A section of guestrooms that had been added for the 1968 World’s Fair was demolished to enhance the pool area, and this Alamo hotel’s remarkable 7th floor suites were brought back to their former glory.
Davy Crockett - Defender of the Alamo
We are honored to hold the name Crockett Hotel, named after the legendary defender of the Alamo, Davy Crockett.
Here are a few facts about this legendary frontiersman:
- Born in Greene County, Tennessee, on August 17, 1786.
- At the age of 13 he bagan work on a cattle drive.
- Joined the Tennessee Militia were he eventually earned the rank of Colonel.
- Famous for his rifle skills, known to shoot the wick off a candle at 300 feet.
- Renowned for his hunting ability, claimed to have killed 105 bears in a period of nine months.
- Elected to the US Congress in 1826 and served Tennessee until 1835.
- Arrived in Texas in January 1836, forming a company of mounted volunteers.
- On February 1836, Crockett and his men reached the Alamo and stayed to fight the Texas War of Independence.
- March 6, 1836 Davy Crockett died defending the Palisade Wall during the final assault on The Alamo.
Book Credit: Raveil, Ken. The Alamo & San Antonio's Mission Trail. Terrell Creative.