The Best Resorts in Texas 2021

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Texas is full of attractions and has plenty of things to see and do. However, sometimes the best vacation involves taking things at a slower pace and allowing yourself to be pampered without having to travel great distances to take part in activities. If you like having everything you want right at your doorstep, one of these Texas resorts may be the place for your next vacation.

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Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

Barton Creek Resort
Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Address
8212 Barton Club Dr, Austin, TX 78735, USA
Phone +1 512-329-4000

Austin's Barton Creek Spa & Resort offers luxurious accommodations, a full-service spa, golf course, fine dining and more. Barton Creek features four golf courses, as well as on-site golf instruction. The resort also features a sprawling tennis complex, staffed with highly regarded pros offering lessons. 

Surrounded by Austin's Hill Country, this resort offers a quiet escape with exiting nearby adventures that range from downtown Austin bike trails and Bats of Congress Avenue, where you can see over one million Mexican-free tail bats in their natural habitat. Nearby whiskey distilleries can also be explored, or check out nearby shopping destinations like the Shops at Omni Barton creek and the Barton Creek Square Mall.

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San Luis Resort & Spa

San Luis Resort & Spa

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Address
5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551, USA
Phone +1 409-744-1500

Galveston's San Luis Resort & Spa offers a huge variety of amenities form the state-of-the-art spa, salon, fitness facility, poolside cabanas, and the Treasure Island Kid's Club. The San Luis is by far one of the best spots to spend a Galveston Island vacation. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, you can enjoy spacious and luxuriously-decorated room with water views. Accommodation offers range from private villas with personal hot tubs to, one to four-bedroom suites, and the adults-only Club Ten, where guests can enjoy VIP service like the complimentary valet. On-site restaurants offer a range of dining options from the comfort food at Blake's Bistro, Italian fare at Grotto, which overlooks the beach, and The Steakhouse, which serves prime cuts. On-site, you'll also find an ice cream shop and nearby you can visit Landry's Seafood or the Rainforest Cafe.

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The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa

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Address
111 N Post Oak Ln, Houston, TX 77024-7703, USA
Phone +1 713-680-2626

Well-known for its upscale spa, the Houstonian also offers guests fine dining, access to the Redstone Golf Club, tennis courts, exercise facilities and more. The Houstonian is a perfect getaway for Houstonians as well as visitors to Texas' largest city. The on-site fitness club is stacked with amenities, the most impressive being the state-of-the-art aquatics facility. There is a large competition pool with anti-wave lanes fo serious swimmers, plus a big resort pool with a 32-foot-long slide, waterfalls, geysers, and set-ups for water basketball and volleyball. For a quieter experience, there is also a garden pool, which is heated and even has a lap lane for swimming.

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Lake Austin Spa Resort

Lake Austin Spa Resort

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Address
1705 S Quinlan Park Rd, Austin, TX 78732, USA
Phone +1 512-372-7300

Located on the shores of Lake Austin, just 25 minutes from downtown, Lake Austin Spa Resort offers guests upscale accommodations and a long list of amenities. Lake Austin Spa Resort is also located close enough to Austin to allow guests easy access to the city's best restaurants, clubs, and attractions. The all-inclusive amenities of this resort include two outdoor pools, a heated indoor lap pool, three meals a day, daily fitness activities (including lake outings), plus 24-hour access to the state-of-the-art gym. Not to mention, your all-inclusive package includes unlimited smoothies and juices. With so many ways to stay active and eat healthy, this is a great choice for a wellness-minded vacation where you can stay active and enjoy nature and great food.

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Horseshoe Bay Resort

Horseshoe Bay Resort

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Address
200 Hi Cir N, Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657, USA
Phone +1 877-611-0112

Located on the shores of Lake Lyndon B. Johnson near Marble Falls, a short drive from Austin, Horseshoe Bay Resort offers a wide variety of amenities, including a first class golf course, a spa, fitness center, marina, and more. Immersed in the slow-paced lifestyle of Texas Hill Country, the resort offers a wide variety of bedrooms, condos, and villas and is a favorite choice of golfers and couples looking for a romantic getaway. The hotel has three pools, but you'll also have beach access and lake activities including kayaking and fishing tours. The resort also has eight certified tennis courts and there are three award-winning 18-hole golf courses nearby. For a romantic evening, schedule a sunset cruise to enjoy the lake at the prettiest time of day.

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Moody Gardens Resort

Moody Gardens Resort

Moody Gardens Resort

Address
7 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, USA
Phone +1 409-741-8484

Moody Gardens is one of the most popular attractions on Galveston Island and the Moody Gardens Resort offers some of the best accommodations and amenities to be found in the area. Visitors to Galveston Island can't miss Moody Gardens due to its signature pyramids that are visible to all crossing Galveston Bay. This tourist destination is all about educating visitors about the animal kingdom, with different pyramids dedicated to the ocean and the rainforest, filled with wild animals. Kids will also love the 3D theaters and seeing the bones and fossils at the Skeletown in the Discovery Museum. On-site accommodations are traditional and very comfortable with room offerings that range from standard guest rooms to deluxe suites

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The Woodlands Resort

The Woodlands Resort

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Address
2301 N Millbend Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380, USA
Phone +1 281-367-1100

Located just north of Houston, the Woodlands Resort offers four restaurants, two world-class golf courses, plenty of activities for the family, and more. In the heart of the Texas Piney Woods, this a beautiful landscape to escape to for a few days of rest and relaxation. Rooms are luxuriously-appointed and many provide views of the golf course and pool area. Rooms range from standard guest rooms to ones that offer direct pool and lazy river access. Guests staying on the exclusive Club Floor can enjoy the Aviator's Landing lounge, turndown service, and daily continental breakfast. The pool complex is open year-round thanks to the heated water and families will enjoy playing on the waterslides and lounging in the poolside cabanas. Other resort activities include tennis and biking, but there are also many shopping opportunities nearby on Market Street.

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La Cantera Resort & Spa

La Cantera Resort & Spa

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Address
16641 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78256, USA
Phone +1 210-558-6500

Located in the hills just outside San Antonio, the La Cantera Resort & Spa offers six pools, health club and spa services, tennis courts, unique dining options, a kids club, three hot tubs, and more.

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Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

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Address
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd, Dallas, TX 75219, USA
Phone +1 214-559-2100

Originally built as a palatial home for a Texas cotton magnate, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek now provides upscale accommodations for Dallas area visitors. It includes a spa, fitness center, a lively mansion bar, and terrace dining for those who like to enjoy the sunset with a view of the city.

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