Home to some of the most dramatic landscapes in the United States – not to mention the country’s main attractions and top things to do – Texas offers endless options for great stays. Topping the list of the best places to travel and stay are properties from some of the country’s leading luxury hotel and resort in Texas.
Popular options include the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas and Club Dallas, a great family vacation destination known for its many activities and kids’ programs. Also worth considering when booking online, the luxury of the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas and JW Marriott San Antonio Hills Country Resort and Spa is the perfect getaway for those who want to pamper themselves while exploring the surrounding countryside.
Resorts in Texas
Whatever your needs, whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, traveling alone, with a partner or family, the Lone Star State has you covered.
Find the best option for your travel style and budget with our list of the best Texas resorts.
Undoubtedly one of the most unique places to stay when you visit Dallas, the boutique-style accommodations at the four-star hotel ZaZa will make your stay unforgettable. In addition to its eclectic art collection, the hotel offers world-class restaurants, a full-service spa and a fitness center. There is also an adequately sized heated outdoor swimming pool and plenty of space to rest and relax. Valet parking and concierge services are available.
The décor of the lodging options is equally interesting and includes many fine examples of local art. Popular options include 1960s-themed suites with love beads, lava lamps, and pear armchairs. Equipped with a king-size bed and futon, this spacious room can comfortably accommodate up to four people. Upgraded one-bedroom units are also worth considering. These spacious suites feature a functional kitchen, separate dining and living areas, and a balcony or terrace.
Address: 2332 Leonard Street, Dallas, Texas
If you love exploring the great outdoors, look no further than the 4-star Woodlands Resort & Conference Center. This popular Texas resort offers guests 28,000 acres of incredible natural beauty known as the Pine Forest. In addition to exploring its stunning surroundings there are many hiking and biking trails – the resort features two world-class golf courses, as well as a large tennis center with lessons and programs for all ages.
There are also some heated outdoor swimming pools. Teens are well looked after and enjoy the water slides and activities at the resort’s private water park, while adults can enjoy the full-service spa and delicious cuisine.
The accommodations offered at The Woodlands are equally impressive, especially as they all have great views of the surrounding countryside. If you’re traveling with kids who want to spend time at the water park, choose from the spacious poolside units with king or two queen beds and mini-fridges. Club-level rooms with privileges such as access to a comfortable private lounge are also popular.
Address: 2301 N Millbend Dr, Woodlands, Texas
Another highlight of San Antonio is the 4-star La Cantera Resort & Spa. Notable on-site activities include lounging in one of the five heated swimming pools around the resort, including private adult and children’s pools and hot tubs. For more relaxation, consider renting a poolside cottage.
The resort also has two championship golf courses, as well as a pro shop and coaches if you want to work on your game. Additional amenities include a large fully equipped fitness center, jogging track, full-service spa, and onsite shopping. The resort offers a variety of dining options and restaurants, all with great kids’ menus.
If your budget allows, consider staying in one of the larger family suites. The highlight of these 1,700 square feet of very luxurious accommodations is the two separate bedrooms, the largest of which has its own living space. Separate dining and sitting areas and desk work areas are also useful. All rooms are equipped with standard amenities, including spacious bathrooms with separate showers and tubs.
Address: 16641 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, Texas
Set on 242 acres overlooking the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston, the 418-room Moody Gardens Hotel is the perfect choice for guests looking for a relaxing oceanfront stay. In addition to the beautiful gardens, this 4-star hotel includes a lush lagoon and many stunning pyramid-shaped greenhouses where you can experience diverse fauna in the rainforest and aquarium. Not surprisingly, these are considered some of Galveston’s top attractions.
Guests also have easy access to the delightful Moody Gardens, one of Texas’ top botanical attractions. Other on-site amenities include a full-service spa, fitness center, and multiple restaurants. Various accommodation options are also available. Popular options include 500-square-foot queen rooms (twin beds), some with bay views. There is a separate living area, a large bathroom with a walk-in shower and deep tub, and a larger version with a mini fridge.
Address: 7 Hope Avenue, Galveston, Texas
st. Louis Resort is a great choice for those who want to experience Galveston. This popular 4-star family resort offers 250 bright and well-appointed rooms and suites with large furnished balconies and large bathrooms with separate tubs and showers. The oversized bathrobes provided are an extra nice touch. Other standard features include a Keurig coffee maker, mini fridge and microwave. There are also many executive suites available. Be sure to contact Bay View if you have one.
In addition to direct access to the long beach, guests can enjoy on-site amenities, including a large heated outdoor pool with ample space for sunbathing. Comfortable sun loungers and parasols are provided, and luxury cabins with refrigerators and TVs can also be rented. The resort also has a full-service spa and fitness center, along with numerous dining options. The site also has a small swimming pool.
Address: 5222 Seawall Street, Galveston, Texas
Located in Grapevine, the sprawling Lakeside Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center is a great choice for those looking for quality accommodation near Dallas. A popular room option at this top 4-star resort – especially for families – is the spacious one-bedroom units. These have separate master bedrooms, large bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and separate showers, and large dining rooms. However, no matter what size room you choose, you can expect top-notch amenities such as furnished balconies, HDTVs, and mini-fridges.
Of course, there is plenty to do around the resort town. Activities include plenty of water activities around the resort’s private water park with many exciting slides and heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools. There’s also a variety of top-notch dining options, a full-service spa and a games room. The restaurant also has good reviews and is particularly busy during the Christmas period.
Address: 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas
The luxurious Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas in Irvine Las Colinas gives you endless reasons to stay. The elegant country club setting of this 5-star resort is accentuated by the manicured greens of the 18-hole championship golf course and includes amenities such as a large outdoor family pool.
There are also two quieter pools for guests to enjoy, and plenty of patio space to relax and sunbathe. Other notable amenities include a large fitness center, full-service spa, and numerous dining options, including fine dining restaurants.
There’s a lot to like about resorts, too. Spacious and bright, the one-bedroom units are particularly popular with couples and families, thanks to the convenient sofa bed in the large living area. Standard features in these stylish suites include elegant custom furnishings, a comfortable master bedroom, a large living area with its own cozy fireplace, a dining area with a table, a large marble bathroom with a separate shower and tub, and a large furnished balcony with views. The view is on the property.
Address: 4150 North MacArthur Avenue, Irvine, Texas
Opened in 2006, the stylish 5-star Granduca is one of Houston’s most luxurious hotels and the perfect choice for a luxury getaway in Houston. It certainly helps that your signature restaurant, Ristorante Cavour, is popular with locals and guests alike. The hotel is also known for another fine dining: elegant afternoon tea. In addition to the hearty brunch (the hotel’s Christmas brunch is especially popular), the hotel’s tea experience also takes reservations, so be sure to make a reservation.
Other highlights include meeting and banquet spaces ideal for elegant weddings and other events, a business centre, a delightful heated swimming pool in a pleasant courtyard setting, and a well-equipped gym. For a special treat, use the hotel’s limousine service and you’ll cruise around the city in a luxury Italian Maserati. The hotel also offers concierge and room service.
With a total of 122 bright and richly decorated rooms and suites, this residence hotel is unquestionably first class in terms of comfort. Popular with tourists and business travelers alike, the spacious 825-square-foot Granduca Suite features upgraded amenities such as a modern fully equipped kitchen, separate living and dining rooms, large walk-in closets and a furnished balcony with city views.
Address: 1080 Park Avenue, Uptown, Houston, Texas
For something completely different, consider staying at the gorgeous 5-star Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. This historic former private mansion in downtown Dallas is gaining popularity for its elegant restaurant (locals eat here, so you know it’s good). Other on-site amenities worth mentioning include a well-equipped fitness center, a full-service spa, and a large heated outdoor pool with sun loungers and parasols.
Each of the hotel’s stylish accommodations has been refurbished to provide a pleasant and relaxing retreat just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. The spacious 450-square-foot King Suite is equally popular with couples as well as business people in the city. These elegant units feature separate lounge areas, large bathtubs with separate walk-in showers, work desks and large balconies with garden. Double bed options are also available.
Address: 2821 Turtle Creek Street, Dallas, Texas
The 4-star Lake Austin Resort and Spa is a must-see in Austin, offering guests endless luxury and comfort. With only 40 rooms, it is also one of the most peaceful places in the city. Highlights of your stay include relaxing in the spacious King Room with King Bed (Queen Beds are also available) or lounging on the large balcony with shaded awnings and Lake Austin views.
Other notable features include a local art exhibit, a large bathroom with a separate shower, and a deep soaking tub with plush bathrobes. Standard features also include a large HDTV and work desk. Notable on-site amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, as well as a fitness center with training options ranging from yoga to lake paddle surfing lessons. A full-service spa and great dining options (including in-room) are also available.
Address: 1705 Quinlan Parkway, Austin, Texas