This place is a great value!!! My wife and I are always trying to find places to get away tduring the spring and summer seasons. We live in Cypress, TX so the location of the resort is just far enough for us to feel like we are away.
I did not decide to book a trip for the weekend until Thursday April 5th. We love a place where we can go sit by the pool and be served drinks, or at least have access to a pool bar. We have gone to Hotel Zaza Houston and Diamond Beach Condos Galveston in the past for this type of weekend. I decided that I did not want to spend the type of money this time.
It came down to The Woodlands Resort or La Torretta.
La Torretta was the choice due to a low rate of $139 for a King Suite and reviews on Trip Advisor.
The hotel offers free valet parking. The service for us was good, but at times it did seem a little chaotic at times. This being said our service was good. Overnight parking cost $10 that is charged to the room. I hope they are planning to take the money they charge for parking and pave the lot because I now need a car wash from all of the gravel dust on my car. This is one reason that I would never give the property over a 4 star rating.
Check-In was quick and simple. I was very surprised with the room quality. I chose the lowest level king room. When we entered the room we were very pleased find it was more of a suite. There was a fully stocked bar area to our left when entering. Moving farther into the room there was a living area with couch, chair, desk, table and flat screen. The bedroom had a very nice dark wood built-in wardrobe that had two closet areas to hang clothes as well as plenty of other storage areas. The bed is a low platform bed which was fine with us, but I can see where some would not like the height. The mattress was not the best, but that is the difference in 4 and 5 star hotels. Once again for the price I will live with it. There is also a flat screen on the wall. The bathroom is huge. There is a separate tile shower at the far left side and a nice tub on the far right side. There is very nice granite vanity in the middle, and the toilet is in between the tub and the vanity. I will let you decide whether that is "functional" (in reference to other posts) for a 4 star hotel room or not. We had no complaints about the room cleanliness and it was what I would expect from a 4 star hotel.
While we did not use the sushi bar and the lobby bar, but they did look very nice.
Outside to the pool. This is the area that makes the resort. There is a heated infinity pool on the top deck. The infinity pool looks like it cascades down into the lower pool, but when they are heating it does not. The lower pool has a ledge with 3 in of water that runs the length of the pool. There are around 40 lounges in this area. This is where my wife and I sat all three days. There are also lounges around both pools. Moving closer to the lake there is a decent sized lazy river. It did look a bit narrow, but the kids at the resort seemed to have a good time in it. There is another pool that has lounges all around it. This pool has the two slides coming into it. There is also another kids area that is rather shallow and has all the play toys you see at a water park with the water bucket that falls and that type of thing. There seemed to be a splash pad that was closed off. It was the biggest eye sore at the resort. This type of thing does not change my opinion of a place, but it does some people and management should do themselves a favor and clean it up. It is gated off, but it has weeds growing and abandon lounge chairs all over the place. This is a very small area that is off to the side. There is also a nice pool bar area with tables and umbrellas. There is wait staff that goes all over the pool area. It seemed like they were training most of them with it being one of the first big weekends of the pool season. I want to say that looking at most of the wait staff walking around that they need to learn to look happy and bounce around a little more. My wife and I were so glad to be in Ashlee's section. She never let our drinks go empty, was nice, and walked around with a bounce. We only had the chicken sandwich off of the pool menu and it was good. All the other food looked and smelled very good as well. The fruity drinks were $8 which is not too bad compared to other pool bars that I have been to. I do not know what the normal beer prices are, but they had miller and shiner on special for $2 all weekend. There was also a dj and the speakers were plenty loud playing typical pool music. They also had games and activities for the kids.
We went to the breakfast buffet both mornings. The buffet is what you would expect. Anything you would want including made to order omelets. The price was a bit steep, but it did include drinks. It was $20 a person. If you added up everything we ate and drank it would probably equal that or more at Ihop, but we would not order that much.
If you do not want to eat or pay for resort food there are plenty of choices in the area on HWY 105 between Montgomery and Conroe.
If you want a place that is priced right and not too far from Houston La Torretta is for you.
We plan to go back often!!!!
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed as the perfect retreat for a team building experience or a family getaway, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa is an escape destination located on beautiful Lake Conroe an easy hour north of downtown Houston that provides the ideal setting for highly productive business functions, extraordinary social gatherings, rejuvenating family vacations, and romantic couples getaways. La Torretta is an easy getaway – a place to go for a great meal, a workout, a round of golf, or for some pampering at the Spa. ... more less
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