La Cantera Resort & Spa

16641 La Cantera Parkway | San Antonio, TX 78256-2401  [SEE MAP]San Antonio, TX  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Spread out across 550 acres
Daily resort fee

Situated in Texas Hill Country, approximately 17 miles north of San Antonio, the rustic yet luxurious La Cantera Resort & Spa is beloved by guests for the sheer amount of space it occupies. Spread out across 550 acres, the resort boasts two 18-hole golf courses, several restaurants, five pools, a fitness center, tennis courts and a spa that spans 25,000 square feet. That list doesn't even include the kids amenities, which range from a supervised Kids Club Camp to an on-site arcade. Aside from its bevy of amenities, La Cantera also wins praise for its accommodations, which range from 395 to 1,698 square feet. Rooms are outfitted with Keurig coffee makers, minifridges, bottled water, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and in select accommodations, balconies (a perk worth the inflated room rate, according to reviewers). Keep in mind: The hotel charges a daily $32 resort fee that covers resort activities, self-parking, bottled water and shuttle service within a 3-mile radius of the property, among other amenities.

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Location
San Antonio, TX
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 496 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers, Groups

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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

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Overlooking the city, this elegant, expansive resort features design details that embody South Texas Hill Country style. Frolic in the extensive pool areas sectioned for families and adults.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 4308 have reviewed the La Cantera Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4308 reviews 4.5 (based on 4308 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms and suites at La Cantera Resort & Spa feature wooden furnishings, patterned carpets, modern light fixtures and neutral color schemes. Standard accommodations measure 395 square feet and boast resort, city or Texas Hill Country views. Available in-room amenities include flat-screen TVs, Keurig coffee makers, work desks, minifridges and bathrooms with rain showers and dual sinks. Upgraded suites offer additional perks like sleeper sofas. Private villas with patios, golf carts and Nespresso coffee makers are available as well.
  • Seventh floor features adults-only accommodations with extra amenities
  • In-room local and long distance phone calls, bottled water and Wi-Fi access covered by $32 daily resort fee

Standard room size395 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Set in the Texas Hill Country about 17 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio, La Cantera Resort & Spa boasts close proximity to Six Flags Fiesta Texas and two malls: The Shops at La Cantera and The Rim. All three of these destinations are accessible via the resort's shuttle service, which travels within a 3-mile radius.
  • San Antonio International Airport sits approximately 15 miles southeast
  • Resort fee covers shuttle service and self-parking
  • Tesla charging stations on-site
  • 24-hour valet parking ($26)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Guests have access to eight on-site restaurants. Signature Restaurant, the resort's fine dining venue, features dishes concocted by James Beard Award finalist Andrew Weissman. SweetFire Kitchen offers pizzas and other classic comfort food in a modern space with an open-air, exhibition-style kitchen. Primero Cantina serves Mexican-inspired fare by the property's pools. Palmer Grille dishes up casual bites inside The Palmer Course at La Cantera's clubhouse. Two additional poolside eateries and two bars with handcrafted cocktails, smoked meats and gourmet cheeses are available as well.
  • Henrietta's Market has grab-and-go items like coffee and ice cream
  • Room service available 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants8

Cuisine TypesAmerican, Mexican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

This resort has several hot tubs and five pools, including the family-friendly main pool, a kids pool with a separate splash area and two waterslides, an infinity-edge pool for adults, a spa pool and a semi-private pool for villa guests. The main pool and the adults-only pool are both surrounded by cabanas that can be rented by the day.
  • Spa's pool area has a grotto with a saline pool
  • Swimsuits, flip-flops, sunscreen, goggles and more sold at the Pool Shop
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The resort's 25,000-square-foot spa houses 15 treatment rooms, a relaxation lounge with a fireplace, couples suites and a grotto with a saline pool. Garden cabanas, a sauna, a steam room and two lofts with private decks are also available for outdoor services. Treatment options range from massages to facials to hair and nail care.
  • Spa open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Spa guests are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before scheduled treatments
  • Kids 14 and younger cannot visit spa

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Two of the resort's five pools – the main pool and its adjacent kids pool, which has a splash pad and two waterslides – are ideal spots for families. The property also features an arcade with various games, plus a kids club for children ages 4 to 12. Four hours of supervised kids club access costs $65 per child. What's more, this hotel hosts family movie nights and s'mores making every night. Plus, loaner baby gear, such as books, toys, cribs and strollers, is available through the resort's partner, Babierge.
  • Adult supervision in arcade isn't required for teens 13 and older
  • Free "Family Fun Hours" for kids and parents available between 1:30 and 5:30 p.m.
  • Additional charges apply for in-room baby amenities
  • Kids club ($65)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

This resort's fitness center is equipped with various Life Fitness cardio and weight-training machines. A 7,600-square-foot fitness studio with fee-based exercise classes (think: yoga, spin and meditation) is available as well. To break a sweat outside, travelers can play tennis on the on-site court or go running on the property's 5-mile-long jogging path.
  • Fitness center open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Fitness classes cost $20 per person and are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Tennis court is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily; hourly use is complimentary, but fees apply for half- and full-day use
  • Running maps, towels and bottled water available at concierge desk
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The sprawling La Cantera Resort & Spa is home to 115,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The resort's 28 meeting rooms include everything from chandelier-clad ballrooms to the separate Palo Duro venue to boardrooms and breakout spaces. A UPS store and business center with packing materials, computers, printers and a fax machine are also located on-site.
  • Event planners available to assist with planning team-building activities, setting up audiovisual equipment and more
  • UPS store open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with reduced hours on Saturdays

Number of meeting rooms13

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Golf

La Cantera Resort & Spa boasts two 18-hole championship golf courses. Each course overlooks the surrounding Texas Hill Country. The Resort Course at La Cantera was designed by Jay Moorish and Tom Weiskopf and is considered one of San Antonio's top places to tee off, while The Palmer Course at La Cantera was created by Arnold Palmer and was rated one of the best courses in Texas by Golf Magazine in 2016.
  • Golf packages and lessons
  • Resort fee includes golf bag storage, use of golf practice facilities and shuttle service to The Palmer Course at La Cantera
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

With more than 115,000 square feet of event space available, the hotel offers couples plenty of room and a variety of ceremony and reception venues to choose from. On-site options range from a courtyard with a rock water feature to two elegant ballrooms to El Fortin Lawn, which has four limestone arches.
  • Largest venue has space for up to 800 people
  • On-site event concierge can assist with planning various wedding details

Maximum wedding guest capacity800

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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