Outside the JW Marriott San Antonio
Opened in 2010, the sprawling JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country adds more than 1,000 guest rooms; a 26,000 square foot spa; a lagoon pool that travels a long, lazy loop; and two tournament golf courses to one of Texas' most appealing destinations.
Couples who visit for a week, a weekend, or a wedding will find it close enough to the attractions of San Antonio — it's just 20 minutes by car to downtown or the airport — yet "country" enough to savor the area's big sky, fresh air, and rolling terrain.
JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
23808 Resort Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78261
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At its opening in 2010, this Texas-sized resort represented the largest JW Marriott property in the world.
Live oaks and undulating hills greet guests at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country ready to explore the outdoors surrounding the resort.
Designed to serve as a major golf resort, the JW Marriott San Antonio is the new home of the PGA Tour's Valero Texas Open. The resort features two Tournament Players Club golf courses. The Canyons Course was designed by Pete Dye; the Oaks Course is credited to Greg Norman.
Guest Room at JW Marriott San Antonio
Boasting "the colors of the sunset," guest rooms at the JW Marriott San Antonio feature tooled leather, carved wood, and stonework accents.
The contemporary resort holds 1002 rooms including 85 suites.
Lagoon Pool at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country
Cool off with a swim in the sinuous lagoon swimming pool.
Swimming pools like these are fun — but they also draw kids. Fortunately, the hotel has set aside a separate kids' pool with waterslides and a splash area.
For adults there's the the River Bluff River Experience. A 1,100-foot lazy river snakes through the property, and there's a fast-moving, river ride that connects to it. There's also a 315 foot slide that serves as an entrance to the experience.
Other activities at the JW Marriott San Antonio Texas Hill Country include hiking, biking, birding, and tennis.
After all that activity works up an appetite, guests can choose from six different eateries plus room service. Cibolo Moon is the hotel's main restaurant, and those with a taste for piquant fare can order dinner items that range from bacon-wrapped jalapeños to chicken fried steak.
Couples who want to be kinder to their stomach can visit the Replenish Spa Bistro, which offers salads, soups, sandwiches, and blended "fruit elixirs."
JW Marriott San Antonio Texas Hill Country Weddings
The expansive property is ideal for outdoor weddings in the cool of the day.
If you're planning a destination wedding, the resort will please guests who like to spend free time golfing or at the spa.
The hotel's standard wedding package includes the venue, Marriott certified wedding consultant, rehearsal time, garden chairs, guest book table, chilled towel service, and water for guests.
Three-, four-, and five-course receptions packages are available that include a premium bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, a wedding cake, and Champagne toast. The hotel's mandatory 24% surcharge for service, which is taxable, is a budget item that will inflate the bottom line.
Catering leans heavily toward southwestern fare. The hotel does offer a hosted taste panel beforehand for the bride, groom, and four guests to select a celebration menu. Couples who wed here are also entitled to get a complimentary suite for two nights, changing rooms, and a rose-petal turn down on their first night as Mrs. and Mr.