San Antonio, TX 78205
With views of San Antonio’s eponymous canal, the Westin Riverwalk Hotel is a luxury hotel that eschews corporate stringency for a bit of Spanish colonial warmth in its spacious lobby. Rooms lose some of that ambience but are as well-equipped as you might expect for a Westin, and larger than many of its other sister hotels. Notable amenities include outdoor heated pool, spa and a Spanish version of high tea offered daily. Also a plus: restaurant Zocca offers rustic Mediterranean fare by night and a worthwhile Tex-Mex breakfast during the early hours, both of which can be eaten in a spacious alcove next to the river.