La Cantera Resort & Spa
This $115 million resort scores a hole in one with golfers.
Rolling hills set the scene for this destination resort. The setting is a favorite with golfers for its scenic, Arnold Palmer-designed course, the first in South Texas. Along with two additional courses and a golf academy, there is a full-service spa offering numerous pampering treatments using holistic, certified natural and organic products. Whether you're traveling for pleasure or have brought the family along on a business trip, you'll find plenty for everyone to do. A range of supervised programs for children and teens include Zoomagination, Little Chefs, a nature trail adventure and Vibe, an event venue just for teens. The 508 guest rooms come with high-speed Internet access, Starbucks coffee, two closets, 42-inch LCD TVs and safes. Accommodations in the Casita Village offer greater privacy and more space. All guests have access to five lagoon-style pools embraced in limestone; the hotel was built on the site of a former rock quarry. This sprawling, family-friendly resort is a short distance from Six Flags Fiesta Texas and just fifteen miles from downtown. On-site dining options include Tio's Lobby Lounge, Francesca's at Sunset, Brannon's Cafe and a completely renovated in 2012 Steinhiemer's Lounge, which is the property's signature bar. The resort has 39,000 square feet of meeting space including a 17,000-square-foot ballroom, twenty meeting rooms and three formal boardrooms.