Our Favorite Resorts in Texas for a Romantic Getaway

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The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center, one of the best family resorts in Texas

Texas is the place to go for your next romantic getaway. The second-largest state in the country, the Lone Star State has endless activities and attractions perfect for a romantic retreat. Texas is home to sunny beaches, rolling plains and dusty deserts as well as lively cities, like Dallas, Houston and Austin. To plan your trip, you’ll need to choose from one of the many dreamy Texas resorts for couples.

Lots of incredible hotel properties sprinkle the state. To stay in a cozy historic estate, book a night at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Those planning a tropical island getaway will adore the Isla Grand Beach Resort. And for stunning views of the San Antonio River Walk, the Mokara Hotel & Spa is a great choice. Start planning your next romantic getaway and check out our list of the nine best Texas resorts for couples.

1. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa – Cedar Creek

The rustic and romantic Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa is one of the best hotels for couples to relax and reconnect. Only 20 minutes from downtown Austin, this Texas Hill Country resort is tucked in the forest, where it spans 405 acres along the Colorado River.

The resort offers a plethora of outdoor activities, like horseback riding, golf, lawn games and complimentary bike rentals. There’s even a petting zoo with miniature ponies, goats, donkeys, pigs and alpacas. A lazy river, waterslides, an adults-only pool, hot tubs and cabana rentals can all be found in the resort’s water park. Texas BBQ, Mexican spirits, juicy salads and tasty fast food are served at the hotel’s restaurants.

To unwind and relax, guests can visit the on-site spa or relax in the resort’s spacious accommodations. There are traditional rooms, suites and a two-bedroom cottage. All rooms are clean and comfortable, with views of the woods.

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La Cantera Resort and Spa, one of the best family resorts in Texas
A view of the sparkling resort pool at La Cantera. Photo credit: La Cantera Resort & Spa

2. La Cantera Resort & Spa – San Antonio

La Cantera Resort & Spa is a popular San Antonio resort that overlooks Texas Hill Country. With a 25,000 square foot spa, an adults-only floor and intimate rooms, the resort is perfect for couples.

Guest rooms are rustic, with earthy colors and cozy décor. The adults-only floor only accommodates individuals older than 21, and is perfect for those seeking complete relaxation. These rooms are the highest at the resort and boast stunning panoramic view of the Hill Country. Special amenities include glass walk-in showers and Nespresso coffee.

With a world-class golf course, several restaurants and five pools, guests won’t be bored outside of their rooms. A complimentary shuttle provides transportation to San Antonio’s finest attractions for date night in town, including its theme parks, shopping, entertainment and dining.

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3. The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa – Houston

The Houstonian is perfect for those planning an urban retreat. The resort is located in the heart of Houston, walking distance to Galleria and Memorial Park, but it also provides a relaxing retreat for those looking to escape the city.

One of the hotel’s biggest draws is complimentary access to the Houstonian Club, a luxury private health and fitness club located in a 185,000 square foot fitness facility. The club offers more than 180 group exercise classes each week, including strength classes, yoga classes, dance classes and cycle classes. There are also a variety of pools, including a large resort pool, a sports pool, a garden pool and a children’s wading pool.

Those in the mood to relax can spend the day at Trellis Spa, the on-site Mediterranean spa. Services include hand and foot treatments, facials and a variety of massages, including couples massages.

There are five on-site dining options, including a lively bar, a poolside grill and a high-end serving restaurant serving Texan, Mexican and Louisianan cuisine. Guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, elegant details, plush bedding and wooded views.

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4. Mokara Hotel & Spa – San Antonio

Look out over the San Antonio River Walk while staying at the Mokara Hotel & Spa. This luxurious four-star resort boasts Spanish Colonial architecture and is located in the heart of the city, perfect for anyone wanting to explore San Antonio’s most popular attractions, including The Alamo, the Historic Market Square or the San Antonio Zoo.

The resort also offers soothing and healing treatments at its on-site spa, as well as exhilarating workout classes at its gym. Relax by the courtside pool, enjoy Southern Texas hospitality at the Four Brothers restaurant or a refreshing beer at the El Colegio Bar. The on-site seafood restaurant, Ostra, is a romantic riverfront locale with delicious oysters, crab and shrimp.

Select rooms have balconies overlooking the river, while others may enjoy views of the stunning European-inspired courtyard. Rooms come with fridges, a marble top vanity, a Keurig and plush robes.

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5. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek – Dallas

This iconic five-star hotel is located in a historic 1920s estate in downtown Dallas. The resort incorporates modern touches while maintaining ’20s-inspired décor, creating a chic and timeless feel. Luxurious accommodations are the epitome of cozy, with built-in bookshelves, charming balconies and comfortable sitting areas.

There is a pool, a heath and fitness studio with a sauna and lots of event space. Massage services are available here for your romantic weekend, as well as pet services and valet parking. French-inspired cuisine is available at the Mansion Restaurant and Mansion Bar. Guests can also dine on a terrace overlooking the Turtle Creek neighborhood.

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Enjoy beaches like no other at South Padre Island. Photo credit: City of South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

6. Isla Grand Beach Resort – South Padre Island

Looking for a romantic island-getaway in Texas? Isla Grand Beach Resort is the best place to be. This 10-acre resort is a tropical home-away-from-home. Located on the Texas Gulf Course on South Padre Island, the resort is walking distance from the beach, where guests can go fishing, parasailing, kayaking, snorkeling and dolphin-watching 365 days a year.

Couples can lounge on the beach, take sandcastle lessons or go horseback riding on the beach at sunset. Resort amenities include two swimming pools, hot tubs, tennis and volleyball courts, a fitness center, a business center, several on-site dining options and a gift shop. There is even a nightclub with live music and dancing.

Accommodations include rooms in a high-rise condominium or a beach or garden facing cabana. Condos have full kitchens, dining areas and two private balconies. Cabanas have a mini fridge and either a balcony or patio.

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7. Lajitas Golf Resort – Terlingua

Located between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park, Lajitas Golf Resort is perfect for couples who love the outdoors and Old West charm. This 27,000 acre resort is surrounded by rolling hills and rugged deserts. Guests can explore the landscape on horseback or on a mountain bike. Other adrenaline-pumping activities include river expeditions, zip lining, standup paddle boarding and shooting sports.

As its name implies, the resort also features a popular 18 hole golf course. There is a relaxing spa, several swimming pools, a fitness center, a general store and a shop with outdoor gear.

Rooms are decorated like cozy cabins in the woods, with select rooms sporting plush plaid bedsheets, cowhide rugs, wrought-iron accents and a deer mount. Some rooms are also pet-friendly. The four dining options include a bakery, a lively saloon and a restaurant serving Southwestern cuisine.

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8. La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa – Montgomery

Pull aside a set of billowing white curtains and reveal a sparkling lake view. That’s what you’ll get for a $150 a night at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa. This all-inclusive resort is located on Lake Conroe, where it boasts beautiful lakefront accommodations, including suites, cottages and villas.

Continuing basking in dreamy lake views at the on-site restaurant and bar. There is also a casual waterfront café, a sushi restaurant, a bar, a vibrant tavern, a lounge serving American cuisine, another bar with DJ and in-room dining.

The on-site spa pampers guests with massages, facials, waxing, makeup services and manicure/pedicures. Guests can take golf lessons at the 18-hole golf course or splash around at the on-site Aqua Park.

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9. The San Luis Resort – Galveston

The San Luis Resort is another amazing island getaway. This 32-acre luxury hotel offers private and comfortable rooms with luxury amenities like plush bedding, chic décor and floor-to-ceiling windows. Select suites offer an in-room spa, a personal hot tub and a private balcony with Gulf views.

The resort’s pool deck is another great place to relax. There is a beachfront pool, a hot tub, lounge seating, a fire pit, day beds, private cabanas and a private plunge bed. There is also a fitness center, a spa and a salon.

Foodies will also love this resort, which features ten unique restaurants, including an award-winning pasta restaurant, a steakhouse, an American bistro and a gelateria. And if that’s not enough, guests can take advantage of the many restaurants, shops and attractions located in Galveston, walking distance from the resort.

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Adina Keeling is a freelance travel writer from San Diego, CA. She worked in local news for a year until her wanderlust drew her to Costa Rica, where she is now based while freelancing and traveling the world. She has lived in three different countries and traveled to 27. An avid solo traveler, Adina wants to empower other women to safely travel alone.
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