Hotel Alsace & Spa

1- or 2-Night Stay for Two in a Standard Room with Breakfast and Lunch for Two at Hotel Alsace & Spa in Castroville, TX

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Restful Retreat in Picturesque Hill Country

Schnitzel and sauerkraut are on the menu at Alsatian Restaurant, the onsite eatery at Hotel Alsace & Spa. But the view from the windows here—rugged hills covered with scraggly grasses and succulents under a vast open sky—seems better suited to a Western than an Oktoberfest celebration. The restaurant’s menu pays homage to the German and French roots of Castroville, which is located about 26 miles west of San Antonio.

Perched on a knoll overlooking miles of scenic hill country, the hotel features 38 guest rooms under its long bonnet roof. French doors in each room open onto a private balcony offering panoramic views of the landscape. At the onsite Spa at Hotel Alsace, you can choose from an array of soothing treatments, including hot-stone massages and custom facials.

In the morning, visit Alsatian Restaurant to enjoy the included breakfast buffet. With this Groupon, you’ll also have 1 day’s access to the restaurant’s salad bar and lunch buffet—a smorgasbord of offerings ranging from authentic Alsatian beef bourguignon to fried tilapia and mashed potatoes.

Castroville, Texas: French-Influenced Town near San Antonio

Located a half-hour west of San Antonio, on the banks of the Medina River, Castroville bills itself as “the Little Alsace of Texas” (it was founded by immigrants from Alsace, France, in 1844). The town provides a somewhat-unexpected contrast to San Antonio’s Tex-Mex culture, with dozens of carefully maintained historical structures that exude a distinctly French flair. The oldest of these, the Steinbach House, was built in France in the 17th century. In 1998 it was shipped, piece by piece to Castroville, where it’s now a public museum. Throughout the town are more than 50 historical homes and cottages, as well as antique shops and restaurants serving traditional German and French cuisine.

From here you can take US 90 east to San Antonio, home to Texas’s most popular attraction, the San Antonio River Walk. Located one story below street level, the waterway is flanked on either side by stone pathways, quiet waterfalls, and towering cypress trees. The winding river-walk path reveals a few surprises along the way, such as picturesque restaurants, public art installations, and cardboard cutouts of Davy Crockett. A new extension connects the river walk to the four-story San Antonio Museum of Art, where you’ll find more than 25,000 sculptures and paintings that range from Roman antiquities to contemporary art.

Neighboring the river walk is another popular site: the Alamo, a symbol of Texas independence since the eponymous 1836 battle. It’s one of five historic Spanish missions clustered around the San Antonio River. The largest, Mission San José, lies just 5 miles south of downtown. While not nearly as popular as the Alamo, the other missions are well worth a visit, as each settlement provides a glimpse of what life may have been like in early 18th-century Texas.

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What You Get

Stay for two in a standard king or standard double-queen room

  • Option 1: $69 for a 1-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $125 value)
  • Option 2: $99 for a 1-night stay, valid for check-in Friday or Saturday; not valid for Sunday–Thursday stays (up to a $182 value)
  • Option 3: $129 for a 2-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday; not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $220 value)
  • Option 4: $179 for a 2-night stay, valid for check-in Thursday–Saturday; not valid for Monday–Wednesday stays (up to a $334 value)

Included in all options:

  • Daily breakfast for two
  • One lunch buffet for two per stay

Policies and Fees

Book by: 7/31/15
Travel by: 9/30/15

  • Blackout dates: 7/3–7/4, 8/31–9/2, and 9/4–9/6
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee applicable to 1-night stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 12% tax not included


  • Alsatian Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi throughout premises
  • Barbecue pits and picnic areas

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 7/31/15 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 9/30/15
  • Not valid 7/3–7/4, 8/31–9/2, and 9/4–9/6
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 24-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable to 1-night stay up to the Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 12% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Standard Room

  • One king bed or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 (king); 4 (two queen)
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for each additional guest 19 or older; kids 18 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $15 per night; subject to availability
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $50 per pet per stay.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: San Antonio International Airport (SAT; 33 mi)
  • Distance from San Antonio, TX: about 26 miles

Customer Reviews

900 Ratings

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Reviewed October 14, 2015
It's in Castroville which is a charming little town west of San Antonio. We were well looked after and the front desk were very friendly and helpful. The room was large and clean, and since the hotel sits on a hill, every room has a view.


Linda W. ·
Reviewed September 18, 2015
I liked everything, location and view from my balcony, food was good and spa (Misty) was wonderful and took special care helping me as I am handicapped. I plan on coming back.


BETH G. · 10 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed September 10, 2015
The hotel's location is fabulous, with expansive views that captivate. The food is gourmet and delicious. The hotel room was spacious and comfortable. The spa and massage therapist made the stay even more relaxing. Highly recommend!
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