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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 work they have put into La Cantera over the past years is really coming through.
Resort is fresh and inviting. All the restaurants (Signature especially) are a tremendous upgrade from what was here in the past. Stayed here a year ago and was very happy with our visit. Since then service has gone up even further. Everyone from bottom to top was kind and courteous. Their attention to service was excellent!
We stayed in the villas at LaCantera and it was absolutely wonderful. The accommodations were wonderful and the service was top-notch. You don't even have to leave the property for anything! The spa treatments were perfect and the extra pools and services were a great surprise. We stayed at the spa for half the day! We are coming back, for sure!!
Outstanding location, exceptional service and friendliness, food quality and variety pleasing to the palate, dreamy beds and linens,....beautiful memories are made here. A place for couples and families to enjoy.