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“Comfortable casitas” 5 of 5 stars
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La Cantera Resort & Spa
Ranked #27 of 359 Hotels in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
California
Level Contributor
49 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Comfortable casitas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were traveling through San Antonio from California to the gulf. So we didn't stop to enjoy the amenities of the resort, we just wanted a nice, comfortable place to stay with easy access to route 10. This is the place. We stayed overnight traveling in both directions. We stayed in a casita. They are not connected to the main hotel. We were looking for peace and quiet and a place to hang out our clothes to dry on our way through. The place was wonderful. You are given a golf cart to get to/fro the casita and the main hotel. We ate in the hotel - very good. The hotel has a lovely pool area, wonderful singer guitarist in the sitting room. Everyone was very friendly. Wish I had time to stop and play golf. Obviously if you have a family this has easy access to 6 Flags and other kid places.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank DonJH
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Westin_La_Cantera, General Manager at La Cantera Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thanks for the great review!
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Helotes, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed here the night of our wedding two years ago in one of the casitas The 2 days we stayed prior to flying to Hawaii were exquisite . Rhonda and her staff did an amazing job. The resort is second to none, not even to the 2 resorts we stayed in when we went to Hawaii. 2 years later as a surprise to my wife I called up Westin and yet again Rhonda and her staff did not fail and did an amazing job again. All the staff is friendly and nice, plus if you stay in one of the casitas you get a golf cart to drive yourself to the main hotel! Food was great and again service was excellent!!! I Highly recommend this resort.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank JacobV425
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Westin_La_Cantera, General Manager at La Cantera Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thanks for your great review! We hope to see you for many more anniversaries.
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Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We really enjoyed this hotel. We spent Easter weekend in San Antonio at the La Cantera with our two little kids (ages 1 and 3). There were plenty of activities for the children, Kids Club, Zoomagination, Nature Walk, Discovery Junction, the pool, Easter Egg Hunt and evening movies. A very family friendly location that maintains a "high end" presence.

Pros: great singer in the lobby in the evenings, the BEST ice cream I've ever had (Blueberry Lavender) at the market, all the many children's activities which we really enjoyed, very reasonable prices for food, wine, etc.

Cons: we booked our room online with points, and I called the next day to inquire about getting an upgrade to a bigger room or suite if I paid for the upgrade. They informed me that I should just ask at check in and they would see what they could do. Unfortunately at check in, they only had TWO rooms available and neither was an upgrade. We ended up in a first floor "patio" room. No real patio, no chairs to sit on outside and absolutely NO view. It was very disappointing. And although we weren't in our room all that much, it would have been nice to have a view.

The food throughout the resort was ok, not great. Although, I will say that we were extremely pleased to learn that kids under 5 eat free at Brannon's. And the chef was very obliging to make my son's special request of "chicken and broccoli" for lunch.

For those with young children, I was extremely happy to know that there was a Target just down the street in the shopping center. It was easy for me to grab snacks, milk, etc for them and just keep it in the minibar.

Overall, we had a great stay and with a better room (one of those lovely casitas perhaps) we would definitely come back again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank NicoleH20
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Westin_La_Cantera, General Manager at La Cantera Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thanks for the great review! We apologize that we weren't able to accommodate your request for an upgrade. We hope to see you again soon!
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Sherman, Texas
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140 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Stayed at Westin La Cantera in March 2013 for business, had been years since I had been there. They definately met the high Westin standards that you see at other Westin locations. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful, they have shuttles to get you around for no charge, plenty of onsite dining options. Room was very comfortable, although the resort is pretty large and the hallways wind around making it easy to get turned around. However, after getting lost a couple of times, I finally got oriented and figured it all out. Played golf two days, both the Resort Course and the Palmer Course. Really enjoyed both, very challenging but not one of those courses that no matter how good you hit it you still end up in trouble. Golf rates where more than reasonable. This resort is a great jumping off spot for families looking to hit the San Antonio destinations.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank GrahamTrucks
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Westin_La_Cantera, General Manager at La Cantera Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 1, 2013
Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you back soon.
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Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
85 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I don't think I have ever given any property 5 stars in every single category before. I went to this Westin last weekend with my boyfriend, who has high status with Starwood. We got upgraded to the Club level, so we enjoyed the gorgeous views from the lounge. It is in a great location. You feel like you are miles and miles away from civilization, but you are no more than 5 minutes away from all the shopping you could need. The service was excellent, the property is gorgeous, the rooms are super.

I have to pieces of "constructive criticism" for this property.

1. There were so many dead bugs and bees in the hot tub that we couldn't stay in it. It is really disgusting. Even if you try to push them out, there are still too many left to manage. Why can't someone go and get a net and sweep them out?

2. The breakfast in the club lounge on the 7th floor was very disappointing. I was glad to hear that they had oatmeal, but then we went to eat, it was just the instant oatmeal packets, not the nice "good stuff" you get down in the restaurant. Isn't the idea to give your best customers the best experience? Why penalize those you are trying to reward and get back with the cheapest food possible? How expensive can the good oatmeal from downstairs really be?!?

Overall an amazing experience. We will be back, and often.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank WanderingEarthling
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Westin_La_Cantera, General Manager at La Cantera Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
We are glad to know that your overall experience exceeded your expectations. Please accept our apologies for the condition of the hot tub. While we make every effort to see that they are cleaned regularly, it sounds like some of our "neighbors" at the resort got there first this time. Please don't hesitate to notify our team if you ever encounter this situation again, and we'll be happy to remedy it immediately. Thanks again for the great review!
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Eldorado, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed with the TEC Co-op Conference. Our room was cleaned each day promptly and efficiently!! We had delicious food every meal. We never had to wait on an elevator.
Very friendly restaurant and bar service people. The only draw back, the beds were not very comfortable and too small. The beds were double size. We had stayed in Big Spring, TX at a Hampton and their beds were extremely comfortable.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Frankie L
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Westin_La_Cantera, General Manager at La Cantera Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Thanks so much for the great review! We hope to see you again soon.
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San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This hotel is close to Fiesta Texas, La Cantera Mall and other shopping, but bear in mind that if you don't have a car you won't have too many options (though apparently the hotel does offer shuttle service to the mall and I think Fiesta Texas as well). There is plenty of self-parking but it is a fair hike from the hotel, so anyone with mobility problems will likely be better off with valet parking. The views are incredible, though unfortunately the hotel's decor is fairly upscale bland--neutral color palette, forgettable design. Check-in went quickly.

We booked a deluxe King room. The bed was very comfortable and the room had a balcony and a view of the hills, which were nice. The bathtub was large enough though otherwise unmemorable, but the shower was really, really nice--a rain shower head that was very high up, a blessing for the tall among us. Toiletries were nothing out of the ordinary: two soaps, lotion, shampoo and conditioner. The room had the standard items: iron and board, hair dryer, safe, coffeemaker, minibar (you need the key from the front desk, we didn't use it). We only stayed one night and did not use the pools or tennis court, but everything looked quite lovely. Overall, it was a pleasant place to stay but I was not overwhelmed.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Leslie K
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Westin_La_Cantera, General Manager at La Cantera Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. For future reference, our shuttle will be happy to give you a lift from the self-parking lot to the front entrance if you would prefer not to walk. Hope to see you again soon!
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Property: La Cantera Resort & Spa
Address: 16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78256-2401
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio > Northwest Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in San Antonio
#10 Spa Hotel in San Antonio
#15 Luxury Hotel in San Antonio
#20 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
#41 Business Hotel in San Antonio
#51 Family Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Cantera Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 496
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Cantera Resort & Spa is a 550 acre hill country oasis atop one of the highest points in San Antonio and is centrally located to the finest attractions the city has to offer. Luxurious accommodations offer every amenity in addition to separate adult and family friendly pools, Loma de Vida Spa & Wellness and 36 holes of on-site championship golf. Less than a mile away with complimentary transportation are the Shops at La Cantera with a variety of luxury shopping and dining options, The Rim shopping center, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Additionally, SeaWorld, downtown San Antonio, the airport and hill country adventures like antiquing, and wine tours are 20 minutes away. ... more   less 
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