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Best Resorts in San Antonio

Revel in Hill Country Luxury or Downtown Sophistication!


When trying to decide on where to stay now in San Antonio, there's almost too many excellent choices to choose from.

However, the newly-renovated and recently re-opened Crockett Hotel is a good place to start. This historic hotel takes you back to the time of the cowboy, but with gilded delights and gorgeous architecture. Located next to the iconic Alamo and featuring a new restaurant and bar that's soon to become a downtown favorite, the Crockett easily tops the list!

The Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk is another fabulous choice. This brand new hotel offers superior luxury, an unparalleled rooftop bar and patio and a premier restaurant from a James Beard nominated chef. The modern hotel rooms are perfectly-appointed, with suites featuring a stand-alone bathtub that make you never want to go home. 

Of course, if you're wishing to get back to nature in lush green surroundings, it's hard to beat the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. They feature a lazy river for floating and an exceptional spa with all the amazing amenities you can imagine, not to mention outdoor swing chairs you can lounge away an entire day in, and so much more. 

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Hotel Contessa - Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk
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Hotel Contessa isn't only one of the most beautiful and luxurious hotels in San Antonio, but it's just a few blocks down the street from the Convention Center. Upon entering the Contessa, you might think you're in some other metropolitan city, perhaps even out of the country. This stylish and contemporary 4-star hotel sports a 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, technology support staff, and audio-visual equipment for those who need it. After an exhausting day at the convention center, be sure to also take advantage of their full-service spa, which offers body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. They also feature an upscale, romantic restaurant known as Las Ramblas, known for their unique and extraordinary tapas menu. This is the best place to stay in San Antonio, whether you're here for work, fun or something in between!

Recommended for Resort because: Hotel Contessa offers you a spa and resort experience right in the middle of downtown San Antonio.

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Omni La Mansion del Rio
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The Omni La Mansion del Rio, nestled along the historic riverwalk, is absolutely stunning with its Spanish-style architecture and elegantly furnished rooms. This amazing hotel is another of the most luxurious hotels you'll find in San Antonio with top-tier amenities that include a gorgeous courtyard with a heated swimming pool, a luxurious four-star spa and world-class fitness center, as well as the on-site restaurant, Las Canarias, which is known for the finest handmade margaritas in the city! Other outstanding amenities include live Mariachi performances and the Omni Sensational Kids program. Be careful, however, because you may find yourself unwilling or unable to leave!

Recommended for Resort because: This lovely historic hotel offers a world class spa, pool and easy access to downtown's premier destinations.

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La Cantera Resort & Spa
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The La Cantera Hill Country Resort is listed in The 2011 World's Best Hotels by Travel & Leisure 500. Stay in casitas (little houses), traditional rooms or book a luxury suite. The resort is recognized for its remarkable golf courses. The Palmer Course will help hone your skills and test your abilities. Created by Arnold Palmer, it's a golfer's dream come true. Six Flags Fiesta Texas and The Shops of La Cantera (referred to as La Cantera Mall by locals) are just two minutes away. Sea World San Antonio takes less than half an hour to reach. A short drive into the Texas Hill Country brings guests to boutiques, wineries and antique stores.

Recommended for Resort because: La Cantera Hill Country Resort is ideally located in one of the poshest parts of San Antonio.

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Located at the Pearl Brewery, every detail of the guest experience at Hotel Emma has been thoughtfully considered, and that comes through in all aspects of the hotel, down to the cup of complimentary coffee. Hotel Emma has truly done an outstanding job of preserving and utilizing the original space, a 19th-century brewhouse, thanks largely to their designers, New York's Roman and Williams, who have artistically blended historical features with modern aesthetics. Each of the 146 rooms is unique because of its efforts to maintain the original architecture. The top-floor suites are very large, mostly two-story accommodations with full kitchens and large dining tables that encourage a memorable culinary experience. In fact, Hotel Emma will showcase its culinary prowess in multiple ways, including at its restaurant Supper; the bar and clubroom Sternewirth; and Larder, the curated market.

Recommended for Resort because: This stunning modern hotel is an ideal choice for a downtown stay. You don't have to go far for all you need.

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Eilan Hotel Resort & Spa
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For the best of the best, unwind at the stunning Eilan Hotel & Spa, in surroundings inspired by Tuscany, overlooking the beautiful Texas Hill Country. They have an award-winning resort pool with private poolside cabanas, perfect for families to play and couples to relax. If you prefer some pampering, their world-class spa offers 10 private treatment rooms including two VIP couples rooms with private balconies. Step into an atmosphere that is filled with vibrancy and fun. The Eilan Hotel & Spa is alive with energy, vitality and activity. Eilan is all about beauty and elegance, from fine dining in their Sustenio restaurant to strolling amount the fountains outside. You feel like you're overseas, not just in San Antonio.

Recommended for Resort because: Eilan is dripping with opulence, from the moment you walk into the hotel and has an amazing pool and spa.

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Hotel Emma
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Located at the Pearl Brewery, every detail of the guest experience at Hotel Emma has been thoughtfully considered, and that comes through in all aspects of the hotel, down to the cup of complimentary coffee. Hotel Emma has truly done an outstanding job of preserving and utilizing the original space, a 19th-century brewhouse, thanks largely to their designers, New York's Roman and Williams, who have artistically blended historical features with modern aesthetics. Each of the 146 rooms is unique because of their efforts to maintain the original architecture. The top-floor suites are very large, mostly two-story accommodations with full kitchens and large dining tables that encourage a memorable culinary experience. In fact, Hotel Emma will showcase its culinary prowess in multiple ways, including at its restaurant Supper; the bar and clubroom Sternewirth; and Larder, the curated market.

Recommended for Resort because: Located at the Historic Pearl, Hotel Emma seamlessly blends San Antonio's past and present in ultimate modern luxury.

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JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa is the kind of resort that you dream about. Romantic for couples, engaging for adults of all ages and a really big plus: kid-friendly! Adults and children will want to spend time floating and splashing through the resort's incredible water experience. River Bluff is kept at 82 degrees year-round and there are slides and a nearly 1200 foot river to float in. The resort is beautifully designed and a popular wedding destination. The resort boasts seven different dining venues and each of them offers fresh, creative selections. There is an emphasis on fresh sustainable ingredients. Lantana Spa is on-site and offers a variety of services including facials, body treatments, and customized massage. As for accommodations? Guests are offered the utmost in comfort and amenities. All guest rooms are designed with vibrant colors designed to bring to mind the sunset.

Recommended for Resort because: JW Marriott offers true luxury merged with the best of country living.

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Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk
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San Antonio is thrilled to be home to a hotel as magnificent as the Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk, which is the newest hotel to open its doors downtown. Located behind the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, the Thompson has everything you could want to ensure a luxurious and relaxing stay, including well-appointed guest rooms, a stunning pool with private cabanas, a full service spa with a sauna and steam room and impeccable service. This upscale hotel is also home to two of the newest culinary hot spots in town. Landrace, located next to the lobby, is led by James Beard Award finalist, Chef Steve McHugh, and offers seasonal dishes that celebrate regional Texas ingredients and heritage growers close to home. Moon's Daughters rooftop bar and restaurant is ideal for a sultry evening meal or a few craft cocktails in the lounge or on the patio. You simply can't beat the view here!

Recommended for Resort because: The Thompson is a new luxury hotel on the north end of downtown, featuring a rooftop bar and two of the best restaurants in town.

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Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
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The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa has a very Texan feel to it. Upscale meets Ranch Style. The staff is professional and remembers your name. Whether it is the valet bringing your car or the concierge, guests feel important here. The property resides in a picturesque setting which is enhanced by the beautiful Windflower Hill Country Spa. It is hard to remember you are in the city. Surrounded by a plush golf course and a four-acre water playground for all ages, it is sure to be one of your favorite hotels. All resort rooms feature first-class amenities. Approximately 10 minutes from Sea World and 20 minutes from the downtown area.

Recommended for Resort because: Hyatt offers guests exceptional amenities and unforgettable spa experience.

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Crockett Hotel
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Newly re-opened, the historic Crockett Hotel is a superb choice for downtown San Antonio. Located in the heart of the city, right next to The Alamo, it provides easy access to all kinds of activities, nightlife, dining and fun for couples or the whole family. Truly beautiful architecture, the Crockett has operated independently for more than a century. The renovated hotel now offers an historic atrium and 138 thoughtfully-designed guest rooms along with luxurious suites. The Crockett now features the Crockett Tavern, a cowboy-themed restaurant and bar serving up great grub, as well as the Alamo Plaza Coffee Bar for grab and go meals and everyone's favorite, Starbucks coffee. Simply, a delight all around!

Recommended for Resort because: The Crockett Hotel surrounds you in history, from the architecture to the very nearby Alamo.

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