The most romantic San Antonio hotels have several things in common: A great location, attentive staff, and lovely, comfortable rooms. Then each adds its own romantic spin — it could be a sense of history, a tempting swimming pool, an exceptional restaurant, 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.
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, as it's a contemporary hotel that knows how to pamper guests. Cushy four-poster beds, Jacuzzi tubs, a rooftop pool, the sophisticated indoor/outdoor Ostra seafood restaurant (with a huge tequila selection), and that adults-only spa ensure that your San Antonio visit will be both luxurious and relaxing.
If I had to name one best hotel in San Antonio for lovers with an appreciation of history, the quaint, circa-1906 Fairmount would top my list. Each of the rooms in this vintage property is 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, Mokara Hotel & Spa. 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.
Just about 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio by car, La Canteraat 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 that is just for adults), two award-winning 18-hole courses (La Cantera is the former home of the Texas Open), romantic casitas that come with their own golf cart to take you to and from the main hotel, and several 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.
Dining Out in San Antonio
Considering that you'll have to leave your romantic room at some point — and you should (remember the Alamo!), get out and sample San Antonio's restaurants. You can find a place to eat at every price point, and even many of the least expensive are quite good.