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
The general state of my room was not acceptable with a leaky tap in bathroom . old furniture and just a tired setting. For what I received,this place was over priced.Front desk were friendly but they did not know what they were doing.Saving grace was the Resort golf course with their great staff.
Beautiful property and friendly staff, With several food options and activities to choose from, The location alone offers some the most breath taking views' there's no reason to ever leave! I am looking forward to staying again.
A group of eight of us stayed at La Cantera while attending a wedding in Spring Branch. The resort and service was excellent. The Resort Golf Course was in great shape. We stayed on the Seventh Floor, and would definitely recommend this to anyone who isn't traveling with children.
It was our first time to visit. We went for a wedding. We had an amazing time. We are going back in a month! From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave the staff and service is excellent. The views around property are breathtaking. I got to enjoy the spa which really is first class. Unfortunately, they double booked my service so had to cancel it, but they did offer a complimentary 30-minute service for the inconvenience so that was appreciated. We had breakfast at Sweet Fire and the buffet is great. Lots of variety and staff is friendly and helpful. We also had dinner at Signature - a must try. Reservation only so call ahead! The coffee at Marietta's Market was awesome. Looked forward to our morning treat each day. The shuttle is great and convenient. Drops you off at the shops. It is quick as well so we didn't have to wait very long. Prepay for valet to save $10 per night!
I definitely recommend staying here. It's tucked away and the scenery is beautiful. It';s great weekend getaway!
Average rooms, great amenities. The room we received was small compared to other rooms we have been to. At the price point of the rooms I expected some a little more, the pools, coffee bar and infinity pools not to mention the great views made up for it.