We recently returned from a trip to San Antonio. We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa and I’m quite happy that we did. I made up my mind about the Hyatt Hill Country Resort before I even knew that they were voted one of the “Best Hotels in San Antonio” by US News and, voted in 2016 as “Best Place for Family Fun” and “Best Golf Course”, by San Antonio Magazine. Now that I am reading all these accolades about the resort after the fact, it makes sense to me. Visit the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort for family friendly fun and stay for the s’mores.
Walking into the Hyatt Regency Hill Country, the first thing that impressed me was the big aquarium. That’s when I also found out that both Sea World and Six Flag Fiesta Texas are less than 15 minutes away. After turning the corner to check in, we saw something else…An open “cave like” play area with tv monitors, a table with little chairs and coloring sheets with crayons.
What? The kids were definitely impressed. What does that mean for adults? Well, you can actually check into the hotel and get the room keys without little people interrupting your conversation.
Let’s face it, many hotels and resorts call themselves “family friendly” and the only thing that really means is that kids can eat free off of a menu with highly processed foods like chicken tenders and macaroni and cheese. To say that my travel savvy kids were impressed is an understatement.
Hotel rooms are equipped with refrigerators, stylish decor and shared patio access which makes having morning tea on the patio seem very inviting. Just get out there before your hotel neighbor or things could get awkward. If you have young children, you will happy to know that there are prominent signs that alert guests about being respectful of noise levels around bedtimes.
Although I’m not sure the noise ordinances are actually enforced, I have to say that it feels good to be considered in that way.
There are quite a few dining options at Hyatt Regency Hill Country and with the exception of one highly salted burger on our three day stay, the food was good ya’ll. I mean whether in room dining or inside one of the many restaurants, the food was consistent too. My favorite had to be dining at Antler’s Lodge. There was a rib eye for two that was fall off the bone tender.
Of course, you’re going to love that you can order ranchos huevos and breakfast tacos from your PJ’s and the food will be just as scrumptious.
The Hill Country Regency is near Six Flags and Sea World but, if you decide to remain on property during your stay, there’s lots to do.
There is a 5 acre waterpark at this Hyatt complete with a lazy river called the “Rambling River”. Now, I heard that it gets pretty busy during spring and summer breaks but, during our stay we had the pool pretty much to ourselves. It was pure bliss.
Don’t worry if you’ve forgotten pool supplies like water guns and goggles at home either, the General Store on property has you covered. Of course you could just as easily get some things from Amazon, before your stay too.
Spa & Golf
While hubs is at the pool with the kids you can take a spa break among 300 acres of nature. While I didn’t get to indulge this time, I’m sure there will be other opportunities for pampering. You and your beloved can take turns because the Hyatt Hill Country resort also offers 27 holes for the golfer in your life.
Cycle and Play
Can I just tell you how excited I was to see bicycles at the hotel? The last time I got on a bike was about three years ago on a trip to Bali. I know, it’s pretty sad. There are smaller bikes for kids with training wheels, bikes for older kids and adults alike. I was most excited that all these activities are included in the resort fee. Lets just pause and do a virtual high-five for a moment.
It doesn’t stop there either, families can get spoiled with s’mores at 7pm every evening and little touches like cucumber water in the lobby are all indications that Hyatt Hill Country Resort really gets it.
How cute is this “selfie spot”, that I found on the hotel property?
I mean, when a hotel goes out of their way to create a dedicated spot, you have to oblige right?
I love finding gems like this that make it easy for families to stay and play. That’s what family travel is about right? Have you found any good family travel gems lately? I would love to hear about it.
Watch the video of our stay here: