Summer getaway to the Westin La Cantera in San Antonio

Pools at La CanteraWestin La Cantera Resort –  San Antonio, Texas.
The Westin La Cantera is located approximately 12 miles from the San Antonio International Airport and 15 miles from downtown San Antonio. Even in traffic, a taxi ride from the airport to the resort takes less than a half hour.

Once part of the Hill Country limestone quarries, the Westin La Cantera retains the charm  and ruggedness of old Texas. With stone buildings, wrought iron detailing and old fashioned Texas roses in the garden, the Westin La Cantera does not forget its Texas ranch roots.

The resort is situated high on a hill overlooking San Antonio. Upscale amenities and current decor make for a beautiful environment.  At night guests can enjoy the twinkling lights of the city.

The landscaped grounds include six pools, three hot tubs, health club and spa, tennis courts, restaurants, a kids club, family activity areas, ballrooms and meeting space. Flowering tropical plants accent the lobby and the landscaped areas.

The resort is surrounded by live oak and native plants. Enjoy the hiking trail and you may just run into some deer or wild turkeys in the early morning mist.

Rooms and Casitas
Rooms at the Westin La Cantera are spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The bathrooms are large and well-lighted with natural stone counter tops.

They also have casitas and luxury suites. The king room that I enjoyed overlooked the swimming pools and the Texas Hill Country in the distance. The room had all the comforts including “Heavenly Bed,” mini-bar and flat screen TV. The only amenity lacking was a refrigerator/microwave.  More on the accommodations

There are special “pure” rooms for those with allergies. The resort permits neither pets nor smoking.

Enjoy fresh Texas cuisine at five resort restaurants ranging from the elegant Francesca’s  at Sunset to The Gantry at poolside. The resort features farm to table, sustainable, fresh cuisine. Wherever possible, local produce,Dining at La Cantera meats and wines are served.

Francesca’s has partnered with Uncertain Farms and other local ranchers and farmers to feature locally and naturally grown produce, buffalo, quail, antelope and Akaushi beef.

Steinheimer’s, the resort’s signature bar, presents creatively mixed cocktails, also made with fresh ingredients wherever possible.

And for the early-morning folks, rest assured that the lobby houses a Starbuck’s Coffee shop.

Spa at La CanteraSpa
The Castle Rock Health Club & Spa is located within the hotel. You can choose from an array of spa treatments including massage therapy, manicures, pedicures and facials. Massage services include basic back/neck/shoulder massage, Swedish massage, therapeutic, sport, aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa menu includes such innovative joys as the Texas Winemaker’s Massage and the Castle Rock Lavender Body Polish. The spa features Aveda products.  More on La Cantera’s spa

36 holes, anchored by the 18-hole championship Resort Course at La Cantera. The course is home to the PGA Tour’s Valero Texas Open. The second course is the Palmer Course, designed by Arnold Palmer. The resort offers a golf academy.  Website

Staying at the Westin La Cantera
This is a beautiful hill country resort with amazing activities for families, yet quiet enough for a couple’s getaway. Close-by is high-end shopping and Fiesta Texas – Six Flags.

The resort shuttle is available to take guests to the golf course, shopping and Fiesta Texas. The concierge can arrange anything from transportation to the River Walk to a trip to small towns in the Hill Country.

We’ll be reporting on the family fun aspect of the Westin La Cantera soon. Watch for our exciting article that will make you want to book a family vacation at the resort that kids just love.Sunset at La Cantera

More Information
Address: 16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78256
Phone: (210) 558-6500 (210) 558-6500
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Photo Credit: Elizabeth R. Rose

Note: This article was written as a result of a Westin La Cantera Resort hosted experience.