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San Antonio is Ripe with Romance at these Incredible Hotels



Couples should consider San Antonio as a premier destination, particularly because of its luxury hotels and resorts which are ready to spoil you and your sweetheart from the moment you arrive. From the accommodations to the spas, riverwalk delights and excellent restaurants, get ready for a whirlwind romance.

For a downtown stay, The St. Anthony is a showstopper, especially for those who love old world elegance. Their in-house seafood restaurant, Rebelle, is one of the best the city has to offer and the perfect choice for a romantic rendezvous.

Hotel Valencia is a sexy choice for young couples looking for a trendy spot. With the addition of their fairly new restaurant, Dorrego's, which offers locally-sourced Argentinean fare paired with wines in a stunning environment, you can't go wrong!

Finally, if you're wanting a taste of the beautiful Texas Hill Country with a superior spa, cuisine, and even golf, plan on a visit to the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa and expect to fall in love with more than just Texas. 

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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 health spa, which offers body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. They also have two on site-restaurants, including the amazing Las Ramblas, which has recently launched a fabulous new tapas menu. This is the best place to stay in San Antonio, whether you're here for a convention or not!

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: With newly-renovated rooms, excellent service and easy access to all of the downtown hot spots, you can't go wrong with Hotel Contessa.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: This Hyatt is a Texas Hill Country gem for couples who wish to completely unwind and relish their private time together.

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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 and 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 Romantic Hotels because: La Cantera Resort and Spa offers a wonderland of luxurious delights for couples.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: Eilan's simply gorgeous, plus their spa features a mud bath, sauna, a spa tub, steam room and Turkish bath.

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Menger Hotel
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The Menger is probably the most charming hotel to be found in San Antonio, and also possesses a long and impressive history. Located next to the Alamo, they have played host to such prestigious guests as Theodore Roosevelt, who is said to now make ghostly appearances on occasion. In fact, for ghost hunters, this is the place to go. The on-site bar has been recognized as one of the hot spots apparitions like to visit, which is no surprise, since this beautiful, hard-wood covered hang-out is an ideal place for a nightcap. Along with the anticipated modern updates to the Menger, you'll enjoy original the neoclassical Victorian lobby, fine antiques and artwork, a stunning courtyard garden, historic photographs, and a century-old guest registry.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: This historic hotel is for couples who love to go back in time. The Menger is an icon in 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 Romantic Hotels because: One of the older, romantic hotels located downtown, its restaurant has been a staple in San Antonio for years.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: This hotel is truly a work of art and at the center of all the excitement happening in San Antonio right now.

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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 offer 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 Romantic Hotels because: Not far from downtown proper, this expansive resort has everything a couple could want or desire, all in the Texas Hill Country.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: Chic and modern, Hotel Valencia is ideal for couples on the go looking for the perfect respite.

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The St. Anthony, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio
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The St. Anthony, a luxury collection hotel, was recently renovated and features a new upscale restaurant, Rebelle, and popular bar named Haunt after the ghosts that are said to walk the halls here. The St. Anthony is conveniently located in downtown San Antonio, close to the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum, the river walk and the Alamo. Built in 1909, this grand hotel features modern rooms with Italian linens, minibars, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and WiFi. Gorgeous suites with a separate living room are also available. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace with an outdoor pool, private cabanas and a bar, as well as an exercise room, a business center and 15 meeting rooms as well as an elegant ballroom.

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: With easy access to one of the sexiest restaurants in San Antonio, Rebelle, St. Anthony is an easy choice for a romantic getaway.

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