The most romantic San Antonio hotels have several things in common: A great location, attentive staff, and lovely, comfortable rooms. Then each of the best adds its own romantic spin — it could be a sense of history, tempting swimming pool, even a big dog who lives in the lobby. If you're planning a trip to San Antonio, consider these romantic hotels to stay in.
If I had to name one best hotel in San Antonio for lovers, this historic one would top my list. They had me at hello, thanks to the big dog who presides over the lobby (even if you're not fans of massive canines, somnolent Luke is hardly fear-inducing). But it's the rooms, each one elegantly appointed and furnished with rich textiles, genuine antiques, expensive tiles, and chandelier lighting. Bedrooms are boudoir-like, inviting, sexy. Some have balconies. If you're looking for the best place to settle in for a honeymoon, it would have to be the Fairmount San Antonio hotel, which is located about a block away from the River Walk's La Villita area.
The River Walk is considered San Antonio's most romantic setting, and couples who want to lodge adjacent to it have two good choices, the Omni and its sister hotel that stands directly across the San Antonio River, the Watermark (see description below). Those who believe La Mansion del Rio is the best of the two appreciate its long history (it began life as a boys school in 1852) and its charming Spanish Colonial decor. Do book an Ambassador room if you choose this hotel; its views of the River Walk are lovely. Otherwise, if you end up in a small room without a view, you won't consider this hotel one of the best.
Think no romantic visit to San Antonio would be complete without a stay in a hotel that can offer you a couples spa treatment? Then the Mokara Hotel & Spa would be your best bet. It's a contemporary hotel that knows how to pamper guests. Cushy four-poster beds, Jacuzzi tubs, a rooftop pool, the sophisticated indoor/outdoor Pesca seafood restaurant (with a huge tequila selection), and that adults-only spa ensure that your San Antonio visit will be both luxurious and relaxing.
Just about 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio by car, Westin La Cantera at the edge of Texas Hill Country may seduce you into staying on property rather than leaving the hotel to tour each day. Here's why: With a slew of gorgeous swimming pools (including a secluded one just for adults), two award-winning 18-hole courses (Westin La Cantera is the former home of the Texas Open), romantic casitas that come with their own golf cart to take you to the main hotel, and restaurants, it's a self-contained haven. And you won't have to venture far to amuse yourselves; a shuttle runs to the posh Shops at La Cantera and Six Flags Fiesta Texas couldn't be closer.