Romanticize San Antonio
Can you hear that? It's the sound of Valentine's Day, approaching fast and without mercy upon couples who forgot to plan something for the most romantic holiday of the year. Don't fret y'all: Alamo City is bursting with romance, and we've got you covered with the best staycation spots for Valentine's Day in San Antonio.
Eilan Hotel and Spa
Who says you need to book an expensive trip to Tuscany to prove your love when the Eilan Hotel is right here in town? The beautiful 100-acre property has romantic views, a relaxing spa (a couple's massage is a must), a locally-sourced menu at the in-house restaurant Sustenio (and yes, they have a Valentine's Day prix-fixe menu), a 12,000 square foot fitness center, the elegant Blu resort pool, and more. Book a room here, and/or reserve a spot at Sustenio for a Valentine's Day dinner here.
No need to bring a bag of rose petals to scatter in your room at the Hotel Contessa – it's already included in the hotel's special Valentine's Day package, which also features a bottle of prosecco, strawberry champagne truffles, complimentary valet, and of course, premiere accommodations for you and a special guest. Ambler Texas Kitchen + Cocktails, the hotel's in-house restaurant, will also be offering Valentine's Day dining specials all weekend, in addition to a special, five-course Valentine's Day dinner on the actual holiday. Violinist Erin Rushforth will provide musical accompaniment for an extra romantic atmosphere. Book the Valentine's Day package here and reserve your spot at Ambler here.
No list of romantic San Antonio staycations would be complete without a mention of the XO, XO Emma package at the Hotel Emma at the Pearl. Make sure you act fast, because the special romantic deal only lasts until February 28. Included in the package are a plate of Cabot cheddar cheese, crackers and dried apricots, marinated olives, a bottle of fine Malbec, and chef Sofia Tejeda's chocolate truffles. These are all in addition to the usual complimentary Hotel Emma welcome treats like their iconic La Babia margarita. If you do manage to snag a coveted Valentine's Day reservation, make sure to enjoy the one-day only special Valentine's Day menu at Supper, which includes courses like fresh swell oysters, seared duck breast, mezzaluna ravioli, ribeye, and more. Book the XO, XO Emma package here and reserve a spot at Supper here.
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
The courtyard alone at the Hotel Valencia will make your special someone feel like they stepped into a romance novel. Book the Te Amo package, which includes accommodations for two (luxurious accommodations, obviously), a bottle of champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries, complimentary Wi-Fi, and complimentary valet parking for one car. Make dining a whole lot easier by booking a Valentine's Day dinner reservation at the Hotel Valencia's in-house restaurant Dorrego's. The five-course meal includes options like filet mignon, poached sea bass, and more. Reserve your Te Amo package here and book a reservation at Dorrego's here.
Omni La Mansión del Rio
Located within walking distance of the Majestic Theatre, the Omni La Mansión del Rio has the perfect, romantic staycation package for you and your partner — particularly if you're looking for a staycation spot downtown after a night at the theater. The Omni offers a package called the Romance Offer, which includes accommodations for two (convenient, right?), a bottle of sparkling wine with artisanal chocolates, a late check-out, and a pre-call with a concierge who will be happy to assist you with any romantic requests. Don't forget to try the Valentine's Day dinner at Four Brothers, the hotel's in-house restaurant, which will include courses like a filet and seared scallops duo, dark chocolate mousse cake and more. Take advantage of the Romance Offer here, and reserve a spot at Four Brothers here.
The St. Anthony
Here's to hoping your love will last as long as the St. Anthony (seriously, the hotel has been around since the early 1900s!). Snap some pics in the elegant St. Anthony lobby, and grab a cocktail or two from Haunt or the St. Anthony Club, the hotel's two in-house bars. Make sure to save some room for fresh seafood at Rebelle, the St. Anthony's premiere in-house restaurant helmed by Chef Stefan Bowers. Maybe steal a kiss or two on the rooftop of the romantic hotel, a perfect place to watch the sun set with your significant other by your side. Book a room here.
Thompson San Antonio — Riverwalk
Treat your SO to the Cabana Cuddle package at the Thompson San Antonio, then opt to stay in one of their luxurious rooms for the night. The Cabana Cuddle package includes an 80-minute massage for two, followed by a lunch or dinner in one of the Thompson's Cenote Cabanas (you get a cabana for two hours), and a bottle of bubbly to celebrate your love. The Cabana Cuddle package costs $710. Still hungry? Find more Valentine's Day specials at the hotel's other in-house dining options, Landrace or the Moon's Daughters. You can book your spot on the hotel's website, or skip the cuddles in the cabana and just reserve a room here.