JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Grand River Suites have amenities like fireplaces and views of rolling hills
- 6 restaurants, including a spa café and several Southwestern eateries
- The emphasis on family-friendly amenities, like a lazy river, Range Rider’s Kids Club and kids-only pool
- World-class golf and spa facilities
What To Know
- With a staggering 917 rooms, this isn’t exactly a boutique option
- While the Lantana Spa has an impressive 30 treatment rooms, reservations are still recommended
- On-site parking is free
- WiFi costs around $15 per day
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With its hacienda-inspired architecture and relaxed Texan style, this sprawling country resort has a little of something for everyone. Golf aficionado? Look forward to 36 holes of golf on a course that hosts the annual Valero Texas Open, designed by two of golf’s biggest stars, Pete Dye and Greg Norman. Pampering more your scene? The Lantana Spa has 30 treatment rooms, including two couples suites with fireplaces and two outdoor private treatment rooms. Guest rooms are large, with Juliet balconies overlooking the rolling hills of San Antonio Hill Country. When it comes to eating, the choices are just as impressive, with six dining experiences showcasing Texas specialties like BBQ, aged steaks, and Tex-Mex dishes.
In the Area
Take an oenophile’s tour of the surrounding area with Texas Hill Country Wineries or entertain junior travelers at Natural Bridge Caverns, a complex of natural cave systems open for tours and other open-air diversions like zip-lining. For a dining experience that’s more Mex than Tex, head to La Hacienda dos Barrios, whose menu features south-of-the-border treats like carne asada tacos and shrimp-stuffed chile relleno.
How to Get There
The rooms and all public areas are immaculate, spacious and beautifully furnished and decorated. The grounds and pool area are large and beautifully landscaped. The best feature of the resort, however, is the friendly and without exception very attentive and helpful staff.
Food and drinks are excellent although a bit pricey. The appetizers in the restaurant are large, very good and two.....the guacamole (with chips) and barbecue tips.....will easily make a meal for two.
Had to cancel 3 rooms a week in advance (well within cancellation limits). I canceled online. The system asked: "Cancel ALL rooms?" I clicked "YES." 2 of the 3 rooms got canceled. I got charged for the 3rd room (VERY EXPENSIVE). I called the hotel and was not allowed to talk to the manager. I was shuffled back and forth between an off site 1-800 guest service center for days. They had me doing all sorts of things through email. They REFUSE to give my money back even though they can see all three rooms on my Bonvoy account were for the same dates of stay and I entered YES to cancel all rooms. Candace and her team are thieves and should be ashamed of themselves. GO TO HYATT HILL COUNTRY or LOST PINES INSTEAD!
I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights while attending a conference last June. The hotel is conveniently located close to the airport and offers very good amenities. The front desk staff was very nice and helpful. My room was very spacious, clean and seemed that had been recently renovated. Soundproofing was good and the toilet was also very clean and spacious. The hotel has a huge convention center, several shops, a great pool, a Starbucks and several restaurants. I had a great time there and would like to visit again with my family