For a place that rarely gets snow, San Antonio plays both sides of winter well. During the holiday season, the city and its wildly popular Riverwalk are awash in Christmas lights, luminaria (paper-bag lanterns) and fresh holiday tamales. But since this heart-of-Texas city usually has mild-weathered winters, the hotels’ outdoor pools are also in full swing (and nicely heated to boot) alongside a generous assortment of lazy rivers and slides.

Here are five hotels—many just outside the city in the Hill Country zone—where you can splash all winter long, or sometimes even get a view of the Alamo.