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San Antonio's Top Hotels Know How to Romance You!



It's easy to fall in love, not only in San Antonio, but with this beautiful and eclectic city, complete with a rich history and plenty of opportunities for romance around every twist and turn, especially if you're staying at these top hotels!

To begin with, The Thompson San Antonio Riverwalk has captured everyone's heart. This stunning newly built hotel situated near the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts downtown has everything you could hope and dream of, from modern decor, elegant rooms (some with stand alone tubs with room for two), fine dining, an impressive rooftop bar with views of downtown and, oh yes, even a spa!

For a little old world romance, head to Hotel Havana and get swept away to Cuba in this historic hotel that was built in the early 1900s. From the refined ambiance to Ocho's scrumptious eats in a floor-to-ceiling glass restaurant, a sexy basement speakeasy and superb service, it's no surprise couples always want to canoodle here.

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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 iconic hotel is for couples who love to travel back in time.

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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: The St. Anthony is truly beautiful, with a lot of history and a lobby that's ideal for a rendezvous or a proposal!

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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 Romantic Hotels because: This luxurious Texas Hill Country is a divine choice for couples looking to getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

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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 thoughtfully-curated rooms, the new Ambler restaurant and easy access to all of the downtown hot spots, couples can't go wrong with Hotel Contessa.

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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 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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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 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 Romantic Hotels because: This hotel is truly a work of art and a wonderful choice for couples who love to explore their surroundings.

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

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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) is 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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Hotel Havana
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This stunning hotel, situated on a quiet stretch of the North Riverwalk known as the Museum Reach, is almost a century old and offers elegant accommodations, from the studios to the Penthouse Suite. Each of the 27 rooms at the Hotel Havana is unique and designed for relaxation. Each room features original Bastrop pine floors and are decorated with antique furniture, Turkish rugs, and vintage Cuban artwork. You'll feel as if you're vacationing at a popular Caribbean Island city, as the Hotel Havana is inspired by their lush riverfront surroundings. Ocho, the on-site restaurant and lounge space serves drinks and food downstairs in the lower level and upstairs on the riverfront. We highly recommend this little gem!

Recommended for Romantic Hotels because: It's easy to get swept away to another place and time at this well appointed historic hotel along the Riverwalk.

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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 Romantic Hotels because: As the newest downtown hotel with a gorgeous city view from the rooftop bar, it's the perfect place to get cozy!

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