La Cantera Resort
La Cantera Resort

La Cantera Resort & Spa is located in San Antonio, Texas atop one of the highest points possible overlooking Texas Hill Country. The scenery is spectacular and the environment is luxurious yet comfortable. Not only will guests love the extensive amenities from golf, to pools to spa treatments, they will also enjoy the peace and tranquility of the resort location. There are 496 rooms to choose from, something for every travelers needs.

The resort combines luxurious elegance with Texas country charm, as they pay homage to their roots. The wood beam ceilings, grand stone fireplace in the lobby and the furniture and decor all add to the ranch ambience. Guests will love having the choice of five pools and several hot tubs located throughout the property, plus the on-site spa for added indulgence. The staff are always happy to make recommendations for local activities, assist in booking tours or attractions or just inform guests about local culture and practices. There are endless activities to take part in or just relax and enjoy the serenity of the surroundings. This Texas resort is perfect for families, couples, singles and business travelers alike.

»Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations


La Cantera Resort offers 496 rooms in total, with various categories to choose from. There are Deluxe Rooms, Junior Suites, Luxury Executive Suites and Seven for those over 21 years of age.

The Deluxe Rooms are available with either a king or two queen sized beds and offer 395 square feet of space. Some rooms come with a private balcony for high-up views of the surrounding scenery and rolling hills. Guests will love the affordability of these rooms, while still enjoying the luxury and elegance to be expected from a Destination Hotel.

Junior Suites provide a little more space with a sitting area as well as a king bedroom. The rooms are 550 square feet of newly renovated space. Guests will love the spectacular views and the space to lounge, relax and unwind after a busy, fun day. Photo:

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»Suites

Suites


Luxury Executive Suites range from approximately 1000 to 1700 square feet of living space. They are perfect for both business travelers and families alike. The Executive Suites are 1200 square feet and feature a large parlour area (about 800 square feet) which make this suite great for entertaining and hosting small gatherings. There is dining space for four people, a living area, and a mini wet bar.

These suites offer city views from high above. There is an adjoining king size bedroom off the parlour and for an additional booking rate, guests can also have a queen size bedroom connected to their suite too. The Luxury Suite is one of the biggest at the resort, boasting about 1700 square feet of space. This suite also has a large, welcoming parlour area with dining for up to eight guests. There is a full size wet bar, plus a living area. The views from this suite are spectacular; guests can view the hill country as well as some of the resort pool areas.

A king bedroom is connected from the parlour and for an additional rate, a deluxe queen room can also be reserved which would be adjoining the suite as well. The VIP Suite is the largest of all suites, boasting three bedrooms and 1700 square feet of space. The parlour area is a little smaller, with a desk and sitting area but there is a king room, plus a deluxe king room adjoining. Guests can also request a deluxe queen room adjoining the VIP Suite. Hospitality Suites are great for small parties or day use with a living room, dining room, a bedroom and a wet bar.

Seven is coming soon and will be featured on the 7th floor for adults aged 21 and older only. Guests will be treated to daily complimentary continental breakfast, a private lounge with cocktail service, a private escorted check-in along with valet parking. The views from the 7th floor are amazing as they overlook Texas Hill Country. This is still undergoing transformation and will be available soon for reservation. Photo:

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»Dining

Dining

There are multiple dining options at La Cantera for guests to choose from. There is both indoor and outdoor seating available depending upon preference and weather, of course. Guests should have no trouble finding a tasty treat or delicious meal during their stay.

The SweetFire Kitchen is a casual atmosphere with a wood fire oven to cook up fresh, made to order pizza. The exhibition kitchen adds to guests' dining experience as they can look on to see their meal created right before their eyes. The SweetFire Kitchen serves regional down home cooking along with signature dishes. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with both indoor and outdoor seating available. Photo:

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More Dining


Topaz is a lighter fare restaurant located next to the adult pool. They serve up small bites for those looking for a smaller, casual bite to eat by the poolside with a drink or two. Guests can enjoy salads, burgers, sandwiches and more at Topaz. They are open Sunday to Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Vista Grille is located by the resort pool and is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Their menu consists of both light fare like salads and wraps as well as main dishes such as ribs and steak. They also boast a vast selection of cocktails, beers and wines.

La Cantera Grille at the Resort Clubhouse is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack after finishing a round of golf or after enjoying the sunshine poolside. It is a casual atmosphere serving up a satisfying menu selection. They are open Tuesday through to Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Palmer Grille overlooks the 18th hole of the Palmer Course and is open for a continental breakfast and lunch daily. The casual atmosphere is perfect to relax after a day on the course, especially with oversized leather armchairs and sweeping views.

Bocado is a small characuterie located in the lobby, near the lobby bar. They serve smoked meats and cheeses, as well as other small bites. Guests can order from Bocado while visiting the lobby bar, or just on their own. They are only open on Fridays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

In-Room dining is available to all guests at La Cantera for those times when guests wish to enjoy a meal in the privacy of their own suite. There are many delicious menu items to choose from and room service is available from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.

Coming soon is Signature by Andrew Weissman a restaurant on-site which will focus on French and Texan cuisine in an elegant setting. Photo:

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»Bars and Lounges

Bars and Lounges

Guests will love the lounge and bar options at La Cantera. There are several places to mingle, sit back and enjoy a beverage as well as munch on lighter pub-style fare.

Primero Cantina serves up both a delicious smaller menu of tasty choices but also has an array of hand-crafted drinks to choose from. There is both outdoor and indoor seating available plus guests will never miss the big game with the big screen televisions place throughout the bar featuring the many different sports packages. On the Primero Terrace, guests can sip their cocktails by the fireplace and take in the panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country. They are open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Sire Bar is the resort's bar right off the main lobby. The decor is inspired by the resort's King Ranch heritage. Guests can order hand-crafted cocktails, sip on many different types of beers and ales or just enjoy a great glass of wine. Food service is available from the SweetFire Kitchen and Bocado while lounging at the Sire Bar. They are open Sunday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Topaz is located by the adults only pool and not only serves light meals and snacks but also has an extensive bar menu for guests wishing to sip away in the sun poolside. Champagne, wine, beers and signature cocktails are available as well as Punches made for groups of three guests or more. Topaz is open Sunday to Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Photo:

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»Spa

Spa


The Spa at La Cantera is one of San Antonio's premier spas, offering a range of services from massage to facials and manicures or pedicures. Guests will leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. They are open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and guests will need to call ahead to make reservations for their desired time slot. Guests are invited to lounge by the pool or relax in the hot tub either prior to, or after their treatment to get the full experience from their spa day.

Opening soon is Loma De Vida Spa Wellness, which promises to deliver a unique, total spa experience for guests at La Cantera as well as the public. Guests will fall in love with the peaceful alcoves, the private gardens and the salt-water pools the spa has to offer. Treatment rooms are set on higher floors with incredible views of the hill country.

For ultimate luxury, private cabanas are available to enjoy complete and total relaxation in privacy. Their menu of services ranges from many types of massage to facials and signature rituals as well as nail services. Guests booking a minimum of three treatments will receive lunch from Quenche, the on-site lunch restaurant. Loma De Vida will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. beginning in the fall of 2016. Photo:

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»Golf

Golf


Golf enthusiasts will love the challenging, yet enjoyable courses at La Cantera Resort Spa. There are two courses, for a total of 36 holes of championship rated golf. The Resort Course at La Cantera has been voted the best San Antonio golf course in 2016 by San Antonio Express readers. It is a PGA stop each year and has been for the past 15 years. Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy a round of golf at the Resort Course with five sets of tees. It is a par 72 course boasting just over 7000 yards. Golfers will also enjoy the views of Six Flags from six of the course holes.

The Palmer Course was designed by, none other than golf legend, Arnold Palmer. It is a par 71 course spanning out over 225 acres of land with just over 6900 yards of golf. The incredible scenery, including a gorgeous waterfall and a memorial bridge in honor of Arnold Palmer's wife, add to the experience. If guests wish to rent a golf cart, they will enjoy the ProLink GPS system which helps them map out each hole. Photo:

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Families will love staying at La Cantera Resort Spa. The resort is in perfect proximity to so many local activities which families will enjoy. Six Flags Fiesta Texas is only a short distance away with thrill rides and lots of fun for kids and adults alike. Sea World San Antonio is also only a short ride away, which kids always enjoy. For history and culture, there is the Alamo and Briscoe Western Art Museum close by as well.

There are many accommodations to choose from at La Cantera which will house families with plenty of room to roam. There is also the convenience of the many on-site dining establishments which families will appreciate.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, families can gather for Family Movie Night on the big screen outdoors on the Esparza Lawn. There is plenty of room to accommodate all families staying at the resort.

Children will love the waterslides at the Kids Pool which will keep them busy all day while Mom and Dad lounge in the shade of a cabana at poolside.

Seasonally, on Friday and Saturday evenings, families can head down to the City View Terrace for delicious S'mores by the fire. Kids and adults alike love to create these gooey, tasty treats.

Children aged 13 and over will love the on-site arcade, with many fun games to play. Children 12 and under are also allowed but will require parental supervision.

There is a Kids Club available at the resort for children aged 4 to 12 and features fun, engaging and educational activities. Advanced reservations for the Kids Club are required. It is available Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. If guests require the Kids Club during the week, it can be made available by special request. Photo:

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La Cantera Resort Spa is proud to be an eco-friendly and conscious resort which has many practices in place to attempt to lessen their carbon footprint on the environment.

At La Cantera, there are different events and activities planned throughout the year, one of which is the River City Run. Anyone who loves to run will enjoy the beautiful trails and scenery of Texas Hill Country. There are maps available at the front desk for self-guided runs or there are also runs organized complete with a guide along the way.

There are several packages available through the resort, including a Six Flags package, couples package, one for golf lovers, and one for total relaxation and pampering at the spa.

There is no shortage of event space at La Cantera, with over 115,000 square feet available both indoors and outdoors. The Grand Ballroom is the perfect place to host a fairy-tale wedding with a total of 17,000 square feet of banquet space, plus an additional 6500 square foot foyer and terrace which is perfect for pre-dinner cocktails and appetizers. Guests will love the sprawling views of both golf courses from the terrace. The dedicated wedding planning staff assist all couples in creating the wedding day of their dreams whether the wedding is a small intimate affair or a large, grand gesture. There are many different venue sizes to choose from which will suit all budgets. The chef works with each couple to customize their own wedding day menu and to ensure everyone leaves happy. With both indoor and outdoor options, there is something for every couple's preferences and budget.

Meetings are also made easy at La Cantera. The event concierge will oversee all of the day's details to ensure everything runs smoothly and to plan, additionally there will be an Event Producer on-site during the duration of the each meeting or event to make sure everything is in place from audio/visual equipment to food service. There are eight meeting rooms and three executive boardrooms available. With La Cantera being only a 20 minute drive to the San Antonio airport, business travelers will have easy access to attend meetings and conferences. There is also a full service UPS Store and Business Center on-site for guests use during their stay.

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16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, Texas 78256, website, Phone: 855-499-2960 Photo:

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La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas