La Cantera Resort & Spa
What We Love
- The pool complex feels almost like a water park, with a kids water slide, an adults-only pool and three hot tubs
- Perfect launching point for a visit to nearby Fiesta Texas amusement park and the upscale Shops at La Cantera
- Two golf courses, one a regular PGA Tour stop, the other designed by Arnold Palmer
- Free s’mores, made over an open fire each night
What To Know
- The cruise ship scale of the public areas can be daunting; choose the Casita Village for a more intimate feel
- The resort is 20 minutes from the Alamo and the Riverwalk, so you’ll have to rent a car or take a taxi
- There’s a $29 resort fee per room, per day, for parking, standard Internet and shuttle service to shops, restaurants and, in season, Fiesta Texas
- Higher-speed WiFi is available for an additional cost
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Everything is bigger in Texas, and this 508-room resort — situated on 1,600 acres at one of the highest points in the San Antonio area — is no exception. The amenity list is as expansive as the views. Why settle for a single pool when you can have six, all artfully folded into the landscape? La Cantera is well equipped for kids (think nature trails, scavenger hunts) and adults (tennis, golf, wine tastings). Built out of limestone in an Old-West-meets-Old-Mexico style, the resort is full of tributes to Lone Star heritage, such as the lobby bar, which is a recreation of the entrance to the legendary King Ranch. The spacious rooms — some of which have balconies — feature wrought iron sconces and rustic Texas ranch elegance. The bathrooms have spacious countertops of natural stone and thoughtful amenities such as a two-sided magnifying mirror.
In the Area
La Cantera sits between downtown San Antonio and the wide open Texas Hill Country, meaning you can indulge in both urban and rural pursuits. Downtown, you’ll want to visit the funky Liberty Bar and El Mirador for the finest Mexican food in town. From La Cantera, head 16 miles west for antiques shopping in Boerne and lunch at the splendid Welfare Café, housed in an old post office and offering nouveau German cuisine. A little farther on is the town of Comfort, which is packed with architectural wonders and vibrant local shops and restaurants, such as High’s Café and Store.
How to Get There
Enjoyed a relaxing 3 days with college friends of 40 years. Everything about La Cantera was top notch. Will remember a memorable trip including an early morning watching the Royal Wedding.
Rene, our waiter at Sweet Fire for 2 meals was so wonderful and really took fantastic care of us. He is the best! Thank you for a beautiful memory with my friends!
Based on my review in November 2017, I am now back to loving this resort again. The hotel management has gone above and beyond to make sure we would return our love for this resort. I loved this resort before and now I love it again.
Great Service, rooms average, great atmosphere and spa. enjoyed my stay and would return even though I think its expensive. The best part was the friendly staff at the Seven Experience so in this case its worth the money.
The room was ok but the bed is that I slept on, you could feel the bed sink in. It looks like the bed was re-used and it is of poor quality. It did not provide the support for my back. I had back pain and could not sleep well. I woke up at 2.00am and could not sleep because of the back pain.
The resort was absolutely beautiful. The entire staff was extremely helpful and professional! The restaurants had offerings for every price and preference. Don't miss drinks at SIRE - their bartender is a master!