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16 Best Resorts in Texas

With its unique cowboy culture and an array of outdoor activities, a vacation in Texas is perfect for those who crave a mix of Wild West action and urban sophistication. Whether you want to dine on a plate of brisket barbecue in Austin or travel to the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas is full of rich cultural legacy and heritage.

With miles of picturesque coastline for sunny beach days and lush forests for a day of hiking, visitors are spoiled for choice in attractions. In addition, resorts in Texas often feature world-class golf courses, fun-filled pool areas, luxurious spa facilities, and a range of dining options. Mixing luxury amenities with beautiful Texan landscapes, read on to discover the best resorts in Texas.

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio
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Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, San Antonio

Located just 17 miles from downtown San Antonio, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is nestled on 300 acres of the Rogers-Wiseman family ranch. Blending serene countryside with casual elegance, you’ll find supreme relaxation along with Texas-sized hospitality at this top family resort. With inviting guest rooms and suites, guests are treated to country charm with its combination of leather furnishings and stunning landscape views. Guests can play a round of golf at the 27-hole Arthur Hills-designed Hill Country Golf Club or take a refreshing dip at one of the resort’s sparkling pools, which are equipped with a 22-foot water slide and a lazy river. Lastly, don’t forget to pamper yourself at the on-site Wildflower – The Hill Country Spa with a range of luxurious massages and body treatments.

Key Amenities:

  • Home to a 27-hole Arthur Hills-designed golf club

  • Several pools, including one with a 22-foot water slide and lazy river

  • On-site spa with a range of massages and body treatments

Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin Lake Austin Spa Resort
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Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin

One of the best hotels in the Texas Hill Country, this lakefront spa resort in Austin offers over 100 different spa treatments and services on its menu, as well as daily yoga, meditation, and Just Breathe classes. The LakeHouse Spa is found at Lake Austin Spa Resort. Spanning 25,000 square feet, the spa here is sure to impress. From classic spa services like massages and facials to unique treatments like acupuncture and floating meditation, the LakeHouse Spa appears to have it all. You do not need to be a guest of the resort to enjoy the spa, as there are day rates too.

Key Amenities:

  • Massive spa with all the classic treatments, plus a few unique services like floating meditations

  • Spa day rates available for non-guests

  • Yoga, meditation, and Just Breathe classes daily

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio
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JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is an expansive property with an array of family-friendly amenities, including one of the best lazy rivers in Texas. A premier destination located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, this resort features a 36-hole TPC San Antonio golf course, adult’s-only infinity pool, and a 9-acre water park with a lazy river. On top of that, guests also have access to a variety of dining choices, from Mexican cuisine to authentic Texas BBQ at the resort’s multiple restaurants, while a Lantana Spa is perfect for a day of relaxation after a day of exploration. Guests can retire to a range of upscale rooms and suites featuring pillowtop bedding, marble bathrooms, and private balconies.

Key Amenities:

  • Nine-acre waterpark with lazy river

  • 36-hole TPC San Antonio golf course

  • Adults-only infinity pool

  • Multiple dining options on-site

Mokara Hotel & Spa, San Antonio Mokara Hotel & Spa
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Mokara Hotel & Spa, San Antonio

This top San Antonio hotel is perfect for a honeymoon vacation or simply a romantic weekend, complete with a heated rooftop pool and cafe, a luxury spa, and a romantic riverfront restaurant. Mokara Hotel & Spa offers a “Romance Package” that will make your time with your loved one absolutely unforgettable. The package comes with luxurious accommodations, a concierge pre-call to assist with special romantic requests, a bottle of Sparkling Wine and a sweet treat, and a late check-out at 1:00 p.m. However, if you don’t splurge on the romance package, this Riverwalk resort still offers luxurious guest rooms that are near San Antonio’s top attractions.

Key Amenities:

  • Heated rooftop pool and cafe

  • Multiple dining options on-site, including a romantic riverfront restaurant

  • Luxury spa offering a menu of massage, body, and facial treatments

Grand Galvez, Galveston Hotel Galvez & Spa
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Grand Galvez, Galveston

Enjoy views of the Gulf Coast during your next stay at Grand Galvez in Galveston. This luxury resort was actually built in 1911 and has grown into a sophisticated stay that is steps away from the beach. With a saline pool lined with cabanas, an on-site spa, and ocean views from almost every room, you can enjoy your time inside before exploring Galveston’s top attractions. When the weather is nice, there is no need to travel far to enjoy the sand, sun, and fun that Galveston has to offer, as Hotel Galvez is within walking distance to both the beach and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.

Key Amenities:

  • Free-form saline pool and jacuzzi with semi-private cabanas

  • On-site spa with a menu of massages, facials, and body treatments

  • Ocean views from nearly every room

  • Within walking distance of the beach and pier

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, Lost Pines Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
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Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, Lost Pines

Located on the banks of the lower Colorado River, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa has over 1,700 acres of outdoor space to explore. Just adjacent to the 1,110-acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park, guests have scenic natural beauty at their fingertips. Blending its breathtaking landscapes with an abundance of on-site activities, both couples and families are attracted to its array of dining choices and recreational opportunities. Spend your days relaxing at the on-site water park with a waterslide, lazy river and splash pad, or for those with an adventurous spirit, sign up to go on a horseback riding, kayak, archery or hiking excursions. A full-service Spa Django offers an extensive list of treatments, while the 18-hole golf course is perfect for guests who want to work on their golf swing.

Key Amenities:

  • Waterpark with waterslide, lazy river, and splash pad

  • Variety of dining and recreational opportunities

  • Full-service spa with an extensive list of treatments

  • 18-hole golf course on the property

La Cantera Resort & Spa, San Antonio La Cantera Resort & Spa
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La Cantera Resort & Spa, San Antonio

Sitting on 550 acres atop one of the highest points in beautiful San Antonio, La Cantera Resort & Spa offers guests supreme tranquility in the heart of Texas Hill Country. Boasting spacious rooms and suites, guests will find private balconies with sprawling golf course views. With two world-class golf courses, five sparkling pools lined with private cabanas and a range of dining options, guests are spoiled for choice in how they spend their days. Only minutes from the city’s top attractions and outdoor adventures, guests have a range of top attractions and outdoor activities only a short drive from the resort.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms and suites feature private balconies

  • Two world-class golf courses

  • Five pools lined with private cabanas

  • Range of dining options on-site

The Galvestonian, Galveston Galvestonian
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The Galvestonian, Galveston

One of the most popular beach hotels in Texas, sun-seekers can enjoy private beach access at The Galvestonian on Galveston Island. The Galvestonian is one of the few beachfront hotels in the city that offers direct access to the beach along the seawall. The Galvestonian is located right on the beach with private beach access, and the beach here is groomed and free of seaweed. Also, you don’t even have to walk to the beach to enjoy the beach views since beachfront balconies are found in each condo. This relaxed accommodation option also features an indoor heated pool.

Key Amenities:

  • Beachfront balconies in every condo

  • Private access to a seaweed-free beach

  • Indoor heated pool

Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay Horseshoe Bay Resort
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Horseshoe Bay Resort, Horseshoe Bay

A destination resort in Horseshoe Bay, Horseshoe Bay Resort sits along Lake Lyndon B. Johnson in the Texas Hill Country. Offering an abundance of luxurious amenities, guests are treated to a full-service spa, three golf courses, four pools, and an array of dining choices. Spacious rooms are decorated with plush furniture, while multi-room suites and apartment rentals are ideal for families and large groups. Guests will find plenty to do here, as they can sign up for the resort’s organized activities, join lakeside recreation such as a romantic sunset cruise, or head to nearby Marble Falls for a day trip excursion.

Key Amenities:

  • Multiple pools and dining options

  • Three golf courses on the property designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. 

  • Regularly organized activities, ranging from beach parties to happy hour putting

  • Full-service spa with a menu of massages and body treatments

The Las Colinas Resort, Dallas, Irving Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas
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The Las Colinas Resort, Dallas, Irving

An ideal location between the big-city attractions in Dallas and Fort Worth, The Las Colinas Resort, Dallas is an impressive hotel with a range of amenities. Surrounded by 400 acres of picturesque rolling hills, guests here have access to a luxurious on-site spa, two 18-hole golf courses, and several restaurants and lounges. Boasting spacious guest rooms, visitors are treated to plush bedding and marble bathrooms that feature soaking tubs. Four pools are available for use, in addition to a family pool and a tennis court. End your day sipping on a Texas beer or craft cocktail at the Outlaw Taproom, where you’ll find a rustic vibe featuring a fireplace under an outdoor covered patio.

Key Amenities:

  • Three swimming pools, including a family pool and an indoor lap pool

  • Luxurious on-site spa with tranquil spaces and highly trained staff

  • Two 18-hole championship golf courses

  • Several restaurants and lounges on-site

Miraval Austin Resort and Spa, Austin Miraval Austin
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Miraval Austin Resort and Spa, Austin

Nestled in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Miraval Austin Resort and Spa is the perfect retreat for those in need of respite. The Balconies Canyonlands Preserve serves as the backdrop to its beautiful residences, including the Dreamcatcher room with a king-size bed, mini fridge, flat-screen TV, Tibetan singing bowls, and a meditation pillow. For extra space, stay in the lavish Marival Suite. You’re spoiled for choice with on-site activities, from yoga and a challenge course to a cozy lounge area and poolside cocktail bar. Wrap up your day with a spa treatment or take a dip in the infinity pools.

Key Amenities:

  • On-site activities, including yoga and a challenge course

  • Two infinity pools with a poolside cocktail bar

  • Full-service spa with a sauna, steam room, and hot tubs

Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
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Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin

Only 10 miles northwest of downtown Austin, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is where guests will find champion golf and Texas hospitality. With spacious guest rooms, four golf courses, and two pool areas that feature a poolside bar, guests are spoiled for choice with on-site facilities. The Three Springs Spa is designed to focus on the mind, body, and soul, while the resort is also home to a range of kid-friendly amenities such as a mini-golf course and organized events. A scenic nature trail makes for an excellent day of outdoor adventure, while those who prefer to explore the city center will find Austin’s top shopping, dining, and other attractions only a short drive away.

Key Amenities:

  • Four top-ranked golf courses

  • Two pool areas with poolside bars

  • Mini golf course and organized kids’ events

The Woodlands Resort, The Woodlands The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
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The Woodlands Resort, The Woodlands

A full destination resort with a vast array of on-site amenities, The Woodlands Resort is perfect for families, friends, and couples. Within the Texas Piney Woods area, guests are only 30 minutes from downtown Houston. You won’t find many reasons to leave this resort, as it is home to multiple on-site golf courses, tennis courts, pools, spa and fitness facilities, hiking trails, and an extensive range of dining options just steps from your front door. After a day of exploring the resort’s extensive property, 440 guest rooms and suites offer king-size beds, well-appointed bathrooms, and private balconies.

Key Amenities:

  • Multiple golf courses on the property

  • On-site spa and fitness facilities

  • Home to several pools and tennis courts

  • Steps from hiking trails and local restaurants

The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center, Galveston The San Luis Resort, Galveston
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The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center, Galveston

Located on a 32-acre stretch of beachfront property, The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center in Galveston is an award-winning accommodation that features breathtaking Gulf of Mexico views. Soak in the stunning landscape from your private balcony and take in the coastal breezes and sunset splendor before indulging in some of the resort’s state-of-the-art amenities. With elegant guest rooms, visitors are treated to Molton Brown toiletries, Keurig coffee makers, and flat-screen TVs. Dine on innovative Italian cuisine at Grotto Ristorante, find fresh seafood and tantalizing steaks at The Steakhouse, or choose from any of the other many restaurants on-site. Nature and traditional spa remedies are combined at Spa San Luis, where guests will find both Asian and European-style massages and spa treatments.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms feature private balconies overlooking the Gulf

  • Multiple dining options on-site, ranging from Italian to steak and seafood

  • On-site spa offering both European- and Asian-style massages and treatments

Isla Grand Beach Resort, South Padre Island Isla Grand Beach Resort
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Isla Grand Beach Resort, South Padre Island

A premier resort along the Texas Gulf Coast, Isla Grand Beach Resort on South Padre Island offers families a stay in the ultimate luxury. Located right on the beach, you’ll find a combination of traditional guest rooms and high-rise condos that boast resort-style amenities. Surrounded by 10 acres of tropical foliage and sparkling pools, soak in the pristine beach views at every corner at this blissful oasis. Head to the family-friendly Windjammer Cafe or grab a bite to go at the outdoor burger shack grill, while parents can kick back at the Whiskey Shack or the poolside bar.

Key Amenities:

  • Accommodation in guest rooms and high-rise condos

  • Multiple dining and drinking options on-site, from grab-and-go burgers to a whiskey bar

  • Two swimming pools with hot tubs, plus private beach access

The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa, Dallas The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa
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The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa, Dallas

The Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort & Spa is a popular wellness destination located just north of Dallas. It offers many resort amenities that are sure to please couples of all types, including a relaxing pool area with a lagoon-style pool, cascading waterfalls, and elegant cabanas. Enjoy treatments at the spa and access to 18 holes of golf at the adjacent Stonebriar Country Club. too. There are several Southern-influenced restaurants, while rooms are “Texas-sized” and provide sweeping views of the 18-hole championship golf course and resort grounds.

Key Amenities:

  • Lagoon-style pool with cascading waterfalls and cabanas

  • On-site spa with relaxation lounges, steam showers, and a Halotherapy Salt Booth

  • Access to an 18-hole golf course at neighboring Stonebriar Country Club

  • Several Southern-inspired restaurants on-site

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