Mokara – A Tranquil Sanctuary in the Heart of San Antonio

Tuesday 10th, May 2016 / 11:53 Written by
Mokara – A Tranquil Sanctuary in the Heart of San Antonio

Guests and Locals get Pampered & Polished at this Luxury Spa


In the middle of this busy city sits a small boutique hotel that overlooks the famous San Antonio River. Set slightly off the tourist path to offer a private refuge but still within easy walking distance of all the city’s downtown attractions, the Mokara awaits weary travelers.

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As the city’s only Forbes 4-star hotel, you can expect luxury accommodations, all the best amenities, fine dining and a full service spa. Guests can expect upscale rooms featuring beautiful decor with marble accents and bathrooms with whirlpool tubs.  Upgraded rooms have river-view balconies and suites offer guests a living room.

The 17,000 square-foot Mokara Spa offers services such as a complete menu of facials, massage treatments such as Swedish, therapeutic and couples massage, and body treatments (I particularly like the Summer Rain session –  a full body Swedish massage under a cascade of warm water which can be further enhanced with aromatherapy). There are also services for hair, nails, waxing and makeup. Mokara Spa has 18 treatment rooms and a highly experienced staff trained in a wide variety of therapies making sure there is a treatment for every body. There are separate services for men and the spa has separate men’s and ladies’ private relaxation lounges, whirlpools, steam rooms and saunas. They even have an outdoor pool and cafe offering beautiful views of the city below.

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As you enter the waiting lounge before your treatment, you will find an assortment of teas, fruit-infused water and a bowl with fresh cucumber slices for your eyes and cool towels for your forehead to help you begin your de-stress process. There is also a mix of fruit & nuts to nibble on while you wait. You are soon lead back to your treatment room in this quiet, tranquil sanctuary. Immediately you begin to relax and breath deeply almost by instinct. This is where you want to be, this is why you are here.

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Once your treatment is over, you will be lead to another relaxing lounge where you can enjoy the benefits of your treatment for a while longer. If you wish, you can move on to the whirlpool or steam room, or enjoy a different treatment. You decide how you spend your time here. If you are a guest of the hotel, you may also want to retreat to the upstairs pool and read a good book with a glass of wine or chilled sparkling water.

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You can be assured that Mokara Spa San Antonio uses only the finest spa and salon products. In their effort to stay ahead of the trends, they offer the finest beauty solutions available including Babor, the most luxurious, facial and body treatments found in more than 60 countries around the world, Aromatherapy Associates bringing aromatherapy therapeutic-grade products to their treatments helping to ease your aching muscles, soothe an overactive mind or transform dry skin and SkinCeuticals providing advanced skincare backed by science to improve the health of your skin.

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Mokara Hotel & Spa accolades include:

  • AAA Four Diamond hotel rating every year since 2005
  • Mokara is the only Forbes Four-Star hotel in San Antonio as well as the only Forbes Four-Star spa in San Antonio
  • TripAdvisor® 2015 Travelers’ Choice Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the United States, ranked 24th
  • Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards
    * #3 in “Top 15 Hotels in Texas”
    * #22 in “Top 25 Hotels in the U.S.”

Come to the Mokara Hotel & Spa to experience refined relaxation!

**Full Disclosure: I was invited to attend a media event for a review of the Mokara Hotel & Spa. All opinions here are 100% my own.

Location: 212 West Crockett Street, San Antonio, TX

Phone: 210-396-5800

Spa Concierge: 210-396-5840

Hours of Operation
Spa: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Salon: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.


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