La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Zen atmosphere of the 17,000-square-foot spa
- Renovated rooms with “smart que” lighting
- Wide range of on-site dining options including delish Restaurant 157
What To Know
- Rent a car to visit the local restaurants, bars, theaters or shopping
- The variety of activities makes the property great for families
- A $20 resort fee per night will be collected by Jetsetter at checkout
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located 50 miles outside Houston on the 22,000-acre Lake Conroe, La Torretta offers easy access to a myriad of outdoor activities. Families splash away in the Aqua Park, complete with a lazy river and pool playground, while adults can hit the links at the 18-hole lakefront golf course. For hands-off fun, pay a visit to the 17,000-square-foot spa, which boasts decadent treatments like a therapeutic bath filled with 800 pounds of Epsom salts and one of the few hammams in the Lone Star State. For a bite by the pool, CoCoCove Grill is a shaded poolside bar and grill, and and on-site Yoi Sushi is a great take on sushi if you need your tuna fix. The real star here, however, is Lakeside Restaurant & Bar, which serves up American fare (pepper encrusted New York strip, anyone?) in a fashion-forward, waterfront setting.
In the Area
Enjoy the view of 22,000-acre Lake Conroe from the upper-level infinity edge pool. Conquer the greens or just work on your swing at the semiprivate 18-hole Club at La Torretta. Retail therapy can be found in nearby outlets, including Outlets at Conroe, or go antiquing in neighboring Montgomery. Nearby Creekwood Shooting Sports is a state of the art facility offering skeet, trap, five-stand, sporting clays, and a pistol range along with great views of Sam Houston National Forest. Since 1967, the Crighton Players have been Lake Conroe’s cultural king. Make the 15-minute drive to their Owen Theatre for a dose of culture.
How to Get There
This property has seen its better days!! Rooms are in dire need of updating; feels like you're in a time capsule taken to the 70's. Carpet in the hallways and rooms is wrinkled and has bulges; bad need of stretching or replacing. Rooms are "stark" with no personality and a very “cold” feeling. Property feels like a “budget” hotel, not a resort. Oh yeah, speaking of resort… we were charge a $15 resort fee. But it rained, and the facilities were all closed expect for the athletic facilty.
Self-parking is located about 1/4 mile from the hotel lobby. Partial covered walkway from main building to parking lot. Biggest problem was the 18 inches of water covering a large portion of the walkway. Had to walk through soggy grass to get to the parking lot, for 2 days. Yes, it had rained, but this is Texas and we must consider and accommodate for rains.
We were at La Torreta with a wedding party but can say with confidence that we will never return. If faced with group situation again, we’ll stay elsewhere and commute to the functions.
My husband and I live and Texas and wanted to visit the resort just to get away for the weekend. At first, all seemed to be well. The employees were friendly and we enjoyed the Golf Course. We had dinner at Lakeside and that evening, my husband got terribly ill and was up most of the night. The worst part of the trip was not that the Hotel is in need of repairs, torn carpet, dirty, etc but my husband ended up with a Skin rash /irritation which his Dr said was most likely from sleeping in the hotel! He has been miserable ever since. I also think the hotel is overpriced. I would not recommend this resort to anyone.
We read that La Torretta was slightly dated. Customer service is really great. Price is fine, typical for resort vs. hotel. Room...meh. You immediately walk into a smell - something stale, maybe? Carpet, drapes, furniture (cheap) is all scratched and stained. There's one telephone in the bedroom so if you need to make a call from den and kids are still sleeping, then you can't. The shower has built in toiletries, but the conditioner was empty - discovered while in the shower. The TV's are updated but the remotes don't work well. It's okay here but not great.
We had a wedding in the area and saw a good price on a “resort & spa” and thought the word “resort” meant it would be a really nice place. We arrived to find dirty, trash filled parking lot, dirt in the hallways which had not been vacuumed in days and an ice machine on our floor that had no ice and smelled of mildew!! When we called to ask for ice the “service oriented” employee told us what floors had ice machines that did work and told us to go get the ice ourself!!
What a dump. Since we didn’t see rats, we gave it 2 stars, but we don’t be back. Such a waste of a potentially great property.
Stayed here for our last night in Texas. Was ok, showing its age for sure. Massive property, didn't relaize the gym was not part of the hotel, bit of a walk when its raining. Did the spa treatment, that was good. Pools look amazing, didn't have a chance to check them out.Off season so it was very very quiet, I imagine the pplace is hopping in the summer. Looks like a nice area to buy a house in.