The Most Romantic Hotels in San Antonio, Texas

Hotel Emma is set in a 19th-century former brewery in the Pearl District
Hotel Emma is set in a 19th-century former brewery in the Pearl District | Courtesy of Hotel Emma / Expedia
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21 January 2021

With its grand Spanish architecture and tree-lined River Walk, San Antonio certainly sets the mood for a romantic getaway. Explore its history as one of America’s oldest cities, have a candle-lit waterfront meal and retreat to one of these top romantic hotels in San Antonio, where you’ll enjoy decadent suites and couple’s massages, hot tubs and five-star dining.

Omni La Mansion del Rio

Chain Hotel, Luxury
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Omni La Mansion del Rio
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Fancy staying in a stately hacienda, with terracotta tiles, wood-beamed ceilings and a heated courtyard pool with an ornate fountain? This European-style property, built in 1853, has been completely revived with romantic suites that feature plush robes, marble bathrooms and balconies overlooking the River Walk. The 1930s speakeasy-style bar is perfect for cocktails before you dine on Spanish-American fusion cuisine at the hotel’s AAA Four-Diamond restaurant, Las Canarias.
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Hotel Contessa Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk

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Hotel Contessa - Luxury Suites on the Riverwalk
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Check into this luxury all-suite hotel on the River Walk for the ultimate private couple’s break. Shut the world out in your loft-like suite, which has a separate living space decorated with locally inspired artwork, a deep bathtub and floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase San Antonio views. If you can drag yourself away from your suite, head to the rooftop pool and hot tub followed by a pampering session at the Contessa Spa.
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Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

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Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
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Book the romance package at Hotel Valencia for champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries, plus dinner and breakfast at their fine Argentinian restaurant, Dorrego’s. Top it off with an in-room massage and drinks on your River Walk terrace. The hotel manages to blend Spanish colonial vibes with modern touches, such as a fitness center and white Italian marble bathrooms with powerful showers.
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Mokara Hotel and Spa San Antonio

Resort, Hotel
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Mokara Hotel & Spa San Antonio
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De-stress with your partner at the acclaimed Mokara Spa, which offers a couple’s package with dual massage followed by champagne and strawberries. The hotel is a wedding favorite thanks to its fancy decor, with high-ceilinged rooms and marble finishes. Take a dip in the rooftop pool or retreat to your balcony room to soak in the oversized jet tub for two. Mokara Hotel’s AAA Four-Diamond restaurant, Ostra, is known for its riverfront setting and sustainable seafood menu, complete with oyster bar.
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La Cantera Resort and Spa

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La Cantera Resort & Spa
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Head for the Texas Hill Country at this ranch-style resort, set atop rolling hills. Spring for a boutique villa to really set the mood – each one has a private pool and hot tub, as well as a roaring fireplace and unrivaled country views. Make use of all the resort facilities, including an infinity pool and the Loma de Vida Spa that offers couple’s massages infused with native Texas ingredients.

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  • Hotel Emma

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    Hotel Emma
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    You’ll be greeted with a house margarita when you check into Hotel Emma, a 19th-century former brewery in the Pearl District. Notice the original steel machinery used as a design feature, and the cast-iron tank seating in the bar. The most romantic rooms are in the original brewhouse tower and have exposed brick, wood-lined ceilings and king-size four poster beds. Step into a steaming clawfoot tub before turndown service, which comes with French macaroons.
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    Hotel Havana

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    This intimate property, themed after the Caribbean version of Hotel Havana, lies on a quieter stretch of the River Walk. It was built back in 1914 by a grocer, Edward Franz Melcher, in Mediterranean revival style, with shuttered windows and soaring ceilings as well as a garden full of palm trees. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Hotel Havana offers suites and a huge split-level penthouse. Don’t miss a pan-Latin meal at the hotel’s Ocho restaurant.
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    Noble Inns Jackson House

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    Check into one of Noble Inns’s three historical B&Bs, this one in downtown San Antonio, within reach of the River Walk. All come with antique furnishings and art work, plus afternoon cookies and iced tea. Choose Oge House mansion for its rose-garden gazebos, or the Pancoast carriage property, set under a century-old pecan tree with a pool and spa. Jackson House is a popular wedding venue, built in 1894 by Moses Jackson, with its own indoor spa pool and fireplaces in every room.
    These recommendations were updated on January 21, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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