Lakeway Resort and Spa
What We Love
- There’s appeal here for both families and romance-seeking couples
- There are three swimming pools, including an adults-only one with a swim-up bar
- The results-oriented spa treatments
- The Tex-Mex menu and views at Lakeway Restaurant
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What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Near the Lakeway Marina, where there are jet skis, paddle boards and more water activities
- The resort is dog-friendly
- A $28 resort fee per night will be collected at the property
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
You’re spoiled for choice at this sprawling lakeside resort near Austin. You can hole up in your room, suite or condo, make like a fresh-air fiend with a host of outdoor activities, or chill out in the expansive spa. You can also bring the kids along for an action-packed break, or leave them behind for some couple time. Opened in 1963, the resort has long been a weekend getaway for Austin residents of all stripes. Today it’s a hugely popular destination near the Lakeway Marina for travelers seeking an escape that combines family fun with an upscale resort experience. The guestrooms and suites feature tasteful streamlined decor in soothing neutral tones, as well as perks like balconies overlooking the lake, while the spacious condos exude a more casual, family-friendly Texas vibe. When it’s time to chow down, Lakeway Restaurant also has the crowd-pleasing thing down, offering a menu heavy on Tex-Mex favorites like tamales, slow-cooked brisket and nachos, along with inventive dishes like huitlacoche flatbread and house-smoked bacon-wrapped quail. At the nine-treatment-room San Saba spa, meanwhile, expect to undergo soothing transformations via treatments such as a detoxifying mud wrap, a glycolic peel facial or a deep tissue massage. The spa also offers yoga classes.
In the Area
While there are plenty of diversions right on the premises — three swimming pools (including an adults-only one with a swim-up bar), a kids zone and such aquatic adventures as fishing and sailing — guests can also venture out to sample Austin’s charms. Get a taste of the town’s legendary hipster bar scene at laid-back Bungalow, a converted home (complete with rocking chairs on the porch) that serves locally brewed IPAs and such treats as crawfish, or join the action at Bangers, a convivial beer garden on Rainey Street that proudly offers an encyclopedic selection of both craft brews and sausages. For a more farm-to-table experience, head to Odd Duck, where chef Bryce Gilmore has earned a reputation for unflagging support of local farmers. Where else are you going to get to try Texas toast with frog leg gravy?
How to Get There
My wife and I stayed a night there on our way back from San Antonio. It is tucked away in the residential are of the Lakeway community. We found it very clean the staff very helpful and the amenities for both adults and kids were outstanding. We'll definitely be back with out kiddos.
Gee, MJ, Angel da bartender, Elvis, Lim and all the staff made our stay feel like family. You guys rock. It was our pleasure 2 meet you and we will be back soon! The hotel and resort were nice, clean and felt like home. Thank you all!!
My girls and I are wives and mothers who work full time jobs. We wanted to take a trip to relax. The resort staff, MJ, Gee, Lin, Elvis, and Elsie made this a trip to remember. You guys are awesome. See you next time!
A bit overpriced but the pool and the gym were nice. The massage was just ok. The facial was pretty good. Our biggest complaint was that our room was closest to the lobby and bar. Two of the four nights, the late-night noise kept us up after midnight. Overall we enjoyed our stay, but I think we will try the Lake Austin Spa Resort next time.
Don’t get me wrong I did enjoy my stay but if the place were remodeled than it would have deserved a 4 or 5. The biggest complaint besides the place being dated is that the carpet in the room and elsewhere looked like a pack of dogs 🐕 had been there. I mean there were more spots than not and it wasn’t a spotty carpet. Stains everywhere, can’t imagine what went on on those floors etc. The maid service was sub par as they didn’t sweep off balcony floors the entire 3 days we were there, and yes we had maid service all three days. The bed was well warn but they put a topping pad on a tired out pillow top mattress and covered it with awesome sheets and pillows. Drain in shower never really drained while taking a shower, s l o w .... the food was pretty average with a hefty price tag. The pools awesome but they don’t enforce their own rules as they tolerate kids in the one of the adult pools and the adult hot tub. There is an entire side dedicated to family with kids and it is larger than the adult side... just saying. Awesome sunset views and water on Lake Travis even though the Lake is low. The stone work and overall look of each building is way dated and needs a makeover. They had to retire a drink called Strawberry Wine Spritzer as they couldn’t get the ingredients correct. The first one we ordered was heaven. The next 3 terrible. We sent back and ordered wine 🍷. Most all people who work there are on a Years leave from home for training. Some are good in training servers and some are not so good training servers. They leave after a year and some takes their place from overseas. Can’t say I am aching to return, I think I’ll wait until the rehab has been done.