San Antonio Resort Hotels

by Tricia Chaves

San Antonio is a popular destination for visitors, with popular attractions such as the Alamo and the Spurs; rich history and even richer Mexican food; and natural, scenic passageways outside the bustling city center. San Antonio resort hotels offer fine dining, relaxing spa services, family-friendly entertainment and stunning accommodations.

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Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa

The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa on the far-west side of San Antonio has earned the AAA Four-Diamond distinction. Guest accommodations combine rustic charm with modern luxury. A youth spa, game room, Hyatt Kids Club, 950-foot “Rambin’ River” for inner tube rides, and close proximity to SeaWorld make this a top choice for families with kids. Other amenities include four lagoon-style pools, five whirlpools, a round-the-clock fitness center, the Windflower full-service spa, 27 holes of championship golf, and tennis courts. Satisfy your hunger at five restaurants, a coffee shop and a general store that sells snacks. Enjoy cocktails at the copper-topped Charlie’s Long Bar or outdoors on Aunt Mary’s Porch.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is located in the master-planned Cibolo Canyons neighborhood 20 minutes outside of downtown San Antonio. Floor-to-ceiling windows capture views of the Texas Hill Country or the 36-hole TPC San Antonio designed by Pete Dye and Greg Norman. Modern home-like furnishings include deep-colored woods and rich golden- and ruby-hued upholstered sofas and high-back chairs. The water at the resort’s six-acre River Bluff Water Experience is heated to allow year-round enjoyment of the lazy rivers, kiddie pool, water slides, fountains and waterfalls. Lantana Spa offers individual and couples body, facial and nail services. Dine in-suite or at any of the resort’s six restaurants.

Omni La Mansion del Rio

The Omni La Mansion del Rio resort earned the number two spot on the “Travel and Leisure” 2009 list of America’s 50 best family hotels and the “Conde Nast Traveler” 2010 Gold List of the world’s best hotels. The French doors of the Spanish Colonial built in 1854 as a school open to the hotel’s garden pool or city’s most popular entertainment center — the San Antonio Riverwalk. The Mokara Spa earned a four-star rating from Forbes. The resort’s Las Canarias restaurant draws tourists and locals alike for famous made-from-scratch margaritas and its champagne Sunday brunch. El Colegio lounge in the former St. Mary’s college library serves Tex-Mex small plates and cocktails.

The Westin La Cantera Resort

The AAA Four-Diamond-rated Westin La Cantera Resort made the “Travel and Leisure” lists of the best family hotels in America and the world’s best family hotels and cruises in 2010. Guest rooms have traditional furnishings, and spacious suites offer separate living and sleeping spaces. The six quarry pools have designated adults-only areas. A teen lounge and the Westin Kids Club offer organized, supervised activities. The 6,926-yard Palmer Course was designed by Donald Palmer, and architect Jay Morrish and PGA Tour professional Tom Weiskopf designed the par-72 Resort Course.

About the Author

Tricia Chaves began her writing career after working in advertising and promotions for entertainment publisher "The New Times." In 2005, she earned her real-estate salesperson license from the state of Ohio and certification for leasing and property management from the Northeast Ohio Apartment Association. She was certified as a life and weight-loss coach and master practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming in 2011.

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