11 Last-Minute Romantic Getaways to Texas for Valentine’s Day

RDares are nice, candy is fine, but if there’s one absolutely foolproof Valentine’s Day gift, it’s a romantic getaway. In honor of love-themed vacations, we’re highlighting some of the best hotel stays (with incentive offers) across Texas, because the only thing better than a thoughtful retreat is a short and pleasant trip to get there.

A romantic suite at Hotel Emma in San Antonio’s historic Pearl District. (courtesy)

Emma Hotel | San Antonio, TX

With its lush, lived-in aesthetic, it’s hard to believe this Pearl District hotel has only been around since 2015. Of course, it helps that Hotel Emma is set in a historic 19th-century brewery and features design by renowned New York interiors. Roman & Williams company.

For the love of Valentine’s Day: The upscale Supper Restaurant at the See-and-Be-Seen Hotel offers an exclusive pre-fixed menu for the holidays. Bonus points for booking one of Hotel Emma’s romantic suites.

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JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa in Sonora, Texas. (courtesy)

Five star luxury located just off the grid. The unique and intimate property is known for its wine tastings, shooting lessons, horseback riding, romantic al fresco dining, and vast space — 13,000,000 acres to be exact — in which to relax.

For the love of Valentine’s Day: Texas Hill Country is romantic on its own, but to up the ante, JL Bar Ranch, Resort & Spa is offering a fourth night free for couples who want to book a weekend stay through Monday.

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The Austin Proper lobby, designed by Kelly Wearstler, sets the tone for this luxurious, wellness-focused boutique hotel.

A luxury place to rest and a must-visit for any design-conscious Texan traveler, Proper Hotels made its Texas debut in downtown Austin. With an aesthetic curated by Kelly Wearstler, a chic lobby bar, and a cool pool scene, Austin Proper makes the most of its prime location across from Lady Bird Lake.

For the love of Valentine’s Day: Austin Proper’s Valentine’s Day Getaway includes a $300 resort credit to use at Verbena Spa or at on-site restaurants like Peacock or Goldie’s. The offer is available to those who book at least a two-night stay between February 10 and 15.

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The Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas (Courtesy)

The slick place often resembles the beating heart of Main Street. It’s a luxurious retreat for travelers looking for a unique getaway, a gathering place for local artists, and (thanks to places like Midnight Rambler) a perfect stop on an adventurous night in downtown. Dallas. The hotel’s underground spa is perhaps the best in town.

For the love of Valentine’s Day: Take advantage of Joule’s “Book a Date” package this Valentine’s Day weekend. One-night stay includes complimentary valet parking, personalized candy from the hotel’s baking team, and $50 food and beverage credit.

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The Thompson San Antonio dominates the popular River Walk. (courtesy)

Far from the duels of piano bars, tequila shooters and Sea World, a stylish new scene is forming along San Antonio’s “North River Walk.” The all-new Thompson San Antonio (one of the latest in the Thompson Texas expansion) rises across the river from the Tobin Center of the Performing Arts and offers pleasures for the body and soul. spirit.

For the love of Valentine’s Day: In partnership with the San Antonio Institute of Sexology, the River Walk Hotel offers a new “Thompson Temptation Room Package”, which includes a complimentary bottle of prosecco and special service from the sex-positive boutique.

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The Post Oak Hotel in Houston’s Uptown neighborhood. (Photo courtesy of Fertitta Entertainment)

Houston’s five-diamond hotel lives up to the glamorous hype. The upscale Uptown destination has the best of everything — think 500-count Egyptian cotton linens, white marble bathrooms, and bespoke beaded crystal fixtures. Funded by billionaire Tilman Fertitta, Post Oak brought groundbreaking luxury to the city when it opened in 2018.

For the love of Valentine’s Day: Post Oak’s “Roses and Romance” package includes a bottle of Veuve Cliquot, a dozen roses and breakfast at Bloom & Bee.

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The Commodore Perry Estate makes a stunning first impression. (Photo by Auberge Resorts Collection)

Originally built in 1928 as a country home for ‘Commodore’ Edgar and Lutie Perry, the 10,800 square foot Italianate manse has been revitalized – with help from famed designer Ken Fulk – and reopened in 2020 as the first Texas property by Auberge Resorts Collection, known for its ultra-luxury inns. It’s quickly become a hotspot for travelers and locals alike thanks to the estate’s private membership program.

For the love of Valentine’s Day: The property is known for throwing the perfect moments (caviar picnic, anyone?), so you can trust the destination to throw the perfect Valentine’s Day. There are a handful of romantic offerings on deck, including a private couples yoga class, gourmet s’mores by the fireplace, and a romantic Champagne dinner on the estate’s manicured grounds.

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Sit on the veranda of the Drover Hotel’s 97 West Restaurant.

With its hacienda-style architecture and lush courtyards, the Drover Hotel is a dreamy escape from Fort Worth’s historic stockyards — and proves that a Western aesthetic can be seriously chic. Set at the end of beautifully preserved and revitalized Mule Alley, the Marriott Autograph Collection hotel offers an immersive experience of the South.

For the love of Valentine’s Day: The Holiday Weekend at the Drover Hotel includes Red Velvet Pancakes, a special Western Romance cocktail and a pre-fixed three-course menu (available Saturday, Sunday and Monday) prepared by Executive Chef Devin Walline at 97 West Kitchen & Bar.

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Components of Lava Thomas’s 2018 “Resistance Reverb: Movements 1,” floating above a seating area in the lobby of the Hall Arts Hotel, recall the tambourines held by activists during the crucial 2017 women’s marches. ( Photo by Robert Tsai)

The imposing Hall Arts Hotel, with its sleek glass facade and sweeping views of the Dallas skyline, is the only hotel in the nation’s largest contiguous arts district. Naturally, the hotel has its own extensive collection to display — one that doesn’t shy away from provocation.

For the love of Valentine’s Day: A luxurious “Art of Love” offer is running through February, but the Dallas hotel knows Galentine’s deserves its own getaway experience. Hall Arts’ Valentine’s Day-adjacent package includes a bottle of Hall Arts Sauvignon Blanc and two beauty sets from Texas-based company Milk + Honey.

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The 24th floor lobby and bar of the Kimpton Harper Hotel.

Last summer, Kimpton breathed new life into a century-old Fort Worth landmark to launch The Harper, a stylish boutique hotel with a contemporary Italian restaurant (iL Modo) and stylish penthouse bar.

For the love of Valentine’s Day: The More Amore package includes a pre-fixed dinner for two at iL Modo (with lobster tenderloin and tail), late-night bubbles delivered to your hotel suite, and a rose petal welcome.

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The luxury swimming retreat at the ZaZa Hotel Houston location in the Museum District. (courtesy)

Hotel ZaZa | Houston, Austin and Dallas

Known for its sophisticated — yet sexy — vibes and detailed concept suites, the Texas boutique hotel chain is dedicated to giving guests a good time.

For the love of Valentine’s Day: The XO ZaZa package is available at all four Texas properties and includes a $250 food and beverage credit and complimentary valet parking.

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