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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The hotel is serene. Beautiful and peaceful views! Great amenities! The pool and hot tub are excellent. Delicious food offered at the TR restaurant. Friendly, hospitable service. The front desk staff is welcoming and helpful! Would stay again anytime!
We were total blown away at the surprises (free bottle of champagne), wonderful & warm service, and the soooo very relaxing 4 different pools and large hot tub, all overlooking the lake. Will definitely be returning again ! We were also surprised at a free upgrade to an Executive King bedroom with balcony !
My friend and I were in need of a "mental" break and this hotel fit the bill. Property is beautiful. Staff is helpful. Overall a wonderful experience. Shelby and all the people at the front desk were professional and helpful.. Justin at the Back Porch Bar was knowledgeable and helpful.