United States Texas Texas Guide Things To Do Essentials Where to Stay Getaways All Texas The Best Resorts in Texas 2021 By Danno Wise Danno Wise Facebook Instagram Danno Wise has lived on the Texas Gulf Coast his entire life, and has been writing about Texas travel, fishing, and the outdoors since 1994. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 02/18/21 Fact checked by Michelai Graham Fact checked by Michelai Graham on 06/02/19 Michigan State University American University Michelai Graham is a technology and business reporter who has written for The Urban Institute and Scoop News. She reports for AfroTech, Lifewire, and The Plug. TripSavvy's fact-checking Share Pin Email Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. 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. Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa Barton Creek Resort. Barton Creek Resort & Spa Buy on Tripadvisor.com 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. San Luis Resort & Spa Courtesy of San Luis Resort & Spa Buy on Tripadvisor.com 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. The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa Courtesy of The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa Buy on Tripadvisor.com 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. Lake Austin Spa Resort Courtesy of Lake Austin Spa Resort Buy on Tripadvisor.com 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. Horseshoe Bay Resort Courtesy of Horseshoe Bay Resort Buy on Tripadvisor.com 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. Moody Gardens Resort Moody Gardens Resort Buy on Tripadvisor.com 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 The Woodlands Resort Courtesy of The Woodlands Resort Buy on Tripadvisor.com 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. La Cantera Resort & Spa Courtesy of La Cantera Resort & Spa Buy on Tripadvisor.com 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. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Courtesy of Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek Buy on Tripadvisor.com 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. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Continue to 5 of 9 below. Continue to 9 of 9 below.