This resort gives the slightly older Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa a run for its money with the well-heeled golfing crowd. They're similar in many ways, with great facilities; sprawling, gorgeous grounds; and loads of Texas character. Both are family-friendly, with theme parks in their backyards (here it's Six Flags Fiesta Texas) and excellent children's programs. But the Westin has the edge when it comes to golf, boasting two championship courses (in addition to the much-praised La Cantera, there's a newer Arnold Palmer-designed course) plus a professional golf school. It's a tad more romantic, too, with dramatic rocky outcroppings and gorgeous views from its perch on one of the highest points in San Antonio. And The Shops at La Cantera provides a mall (with the only Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom in San Antonio) close by with lots of stores and boutiques.
The resort is designed around state historical motifs. The Texas colonial architecture is impressive, and the tales and legends detailed in plaques in the various rooms are interesting; but you'll probably be too busy having fun to pay them much mind. Likewise, the casual, conservatively decorated rooms, although equipped with all the business amenities conference attendees need, are likely to be abandoned for the resort's myriad recreational areas, or at least for the balconies that many of the guest quarters offer. Remnants of the limestone quarry on which the resort was built were incorporated into the five swimming pools interconnected with bridges and channels and a dramatic waterfall. Indigenous wildlife, including deer, rabbits, and wild turkeys, make their appearance at dusk, which is a good time to be exploring the resort's grounds. Or you can enjoy the dusk at the resort's restaurant, Francesca's at Sunset, which serves Southwestern and American cooking.
- © Frommer's 2013
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User Reviews for Westin La Cantera Resort (The)
This was our first anniversary and we wanted to stay at a nice place for the occasion. We were treated extremely well by all of the staff and were made to feel very special. The resort...
- posted on 11.25.12
- by Lee406
I recently spent a weekend at the La Cantera with my family while we were in San Antonio celebrating my son's 5th birthday. I informed the front desk that it was my son's...
- posted on 11.25.12
- by Jennifer D
A sprawling hotel and a little isolated
OK so this is a beautiful hotel with wonderful gardens. It is very big, too big I would say, so much so that we would continually get lost. It was under renovation so the Starbucks...
- posted on 11.25.12
- by Mex56
- Boutique Hotel 2006 – Audience Winner
- Very Highly Recommended 2010
In-room amenities include coffeemakers, refreshment centers, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, and data ports. The on-site spa offers massages, facials, manicures and pedicures.
Message from Westin La Cantera Resort (The)
The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio provides breathtaking views of the hill country and downtown. As the only Mobil Travel Guide Four-Star Hotel in San Antonio, our lavish hilltop retreat features 508 superb guest rooms, including more than 25 spacious suites and 38 uniquely appointed rooms in an exclusive Casita Village. With six pools, three hot tubs, 36 holes of golf, unique dining, the spacious WestinWORKOUT Powered by Reebok Gym, luxurious spa services, tennis courts and a kids club - it's no wonder that Conde Nast Traveler listed our resort as one of the "World's Best Places to Stay" in 2006. See why Golf Magazine ranked us one of "America's Best Resorts" and Conde Nast Readers, one of the "Top 30 Resorts in North America." Westin didn't discover fresh air, but we're proud to offer it at this hotel.
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- 16641 La Cantera Pkwy
- San Antonio, TX 78256
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