While I have not stayed at the Omni but have stayed at the Westin La Cantera several times. I have no 'beef' with the NW zone Omni... it is just a very different hotel than La Cantera. The La Cantera Westin is really a resort. I used to be classified as one.. but since it was the only one in the zone...I guess it was 'too popular' and reclassified to a 4 star. Some have speculated that the Westin didn't like being the only hotel of that type in that zone...they figured out that people were figuring out that they were sure to get the westin by bidding NW Resort. The omni is nice from what I understand but just different... would suit perhaps more a business person ... it overlooks the freeway while the Westin overlooks the fmaous hill country and a gold course. The westin has resort like pools and a golf course... the omni only has an indoor pool (I understand) So it's not that the omni is bad... but it wouldn't be where I would want to stay on a weekend getaway with the westin just a few miles away!