This huge (600-acre, 1,000-room) link in Marriott’s luxury brand chain really earns its “Hill Country” designation: It’s farther from the city center than the other resorts. That’s okay: You never have to go anywhere if you settle in here. On-site ways to get wet include a 9-acre waterpark with a lazy river; a River Bluff Water Experience, with seven water slides; and four swimming pools, one for adults only. Among other grownup-oriented features are two 18-hole championship golf courses, designed by Greg Norman and Pete Dye; and the Lantana Spa, which embraces the Latin American curandero tradition—a nice touch, given the city’s Hispanic roots. In addition to the Replenish Spa Bistro, dining options include the High Velocity bar, with craft beers and wall-to-wall TVs; 18 Oaks, a swank steakhouse with an excellent list of Hill Country wines; and Cibolo Moon, raising Tex-Mex to a gourmet level.
San Antonio› Hotel
JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa
23808 Resort Pkwy., San Antonio, TX 78261
Our Rating Neighborhood Airport/North Central Phone 210/276-2500 Prices $369–$449 double; $699–$1,569 suite Units 1,002 units Parking Free self-parking; valet parking $37 Amenities 5 restaurants; coffee shop; game room; waterpark; 2 golf courses; health club; 4 pools; spa; room service; Wi-Fi (free) Web site JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa
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