Last month we stayed at Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio for the first time. We had visited their sister Resort in Austin back in November 2018 you can read all about it here.
VISIT HYATT HILL COUNTRY
The Hyatt Hill Country is a beautiful escape to a rustic San Antonio location. It was awarded in 2019 Top Resort in Texas and #1 Resort in San Antonio. We love San Antonio- the city, the people and the attractions nearby. The Resort makes you feel like you are away from it all but is conveniently located next to SeaWorld and 20 minutes to the downtown Riverwalk. A secluded resort with exceptional amenities, comfortable charm and a rich history of authentic Texas hospitality. The resort has complimentary self parking (which is great since many don’t include that), it is pet friendly, and they also offer valet parking for an additional $30 a night. The resort is most known for its family friendly environment and the large golf course it offers. The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa boasts a spa, a 27-hole golf course, nature and jogging trails, bike rentals, 8 places to grab a bite including their award-winning restaurant Antlers Lodge and an incredible 5-acre water park and play area featuring a lazy river, multiple pools, poolside cabanas, and FlowRider Wave Machine- that was our favorite activity here.
- 500 rooms, including 58 suites
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- More than 100,000 sq ft of flexible, indoor-and-outdoor event space
- Five-acre water park: includes pools, a lazy river, waterslide, and cabanas
- Business Center
- StayFit fitness center
It is completely family friendly provided with family fun nights that include movie nights in the front lawn, s’mores at 7PM by the fireplace, along with plenty of activities every day all included with your stay. We stayed in a Family Suite. There are options of 1 or 2 bedrooms that have a living area with a full size sleeper sofa and dining space. The 2 bedroom suite option has another adjoining room providing 991 square feet of space and accommodations for 8. The 1 bedroom accommodates 4 with 599 sq feet all with separate bathrooms that have a tub and shower combo. The rooms include a mini fridge, coffee maker, and a must for us- a iron and ironing board.
The majority of our time we spend it at the Resorts five acre waterpark centered by the beautiful cascade on the side. Kids spend it at at the pools and mostly at my favorite- the Lazy River that was full of shade with a serene view that was quiet and peaceful. Everything was spaced out and there was plenty of room for all the resorts guest that it never felt crowded.
ALL ABOUT THE RESORT POOLS
Main Pool – A family friendly large pool surrounded by beautiful trees that provide areas of natural shade perfectly balanced with sunny areas of the pool as well. Water volleyball and basketball are available and this pool connects directly to the lazy river so it makes a good “home base” for your pool activities.
Kids Pool – A small pool with an entrance so your little ones can go on their own. This pool is not connected to the lazy river.
Adult Pool – A secluded pool in the shape of Texas. It is not connected to the lazy river.
Jacuzzi – A hot tub with a waterfall that makes for a cave-like experience that is as is relaxing.
Lazy River – The “Ramblin’ River” at the Hill Country Hyatt is 950 feet of relaxation. It is technically considered “heated” but due to its size can still feel cool on a brisk day. It is very shaded and perfect for those Texas hot summer days with trees surrounding it all. There are waterfalls that you can go under or you can admire them from the other side of the river without a splash. The lazy river does connect to the main pool but does not connect directly to the adult or kids pools. There are single, double, and kids tubes available. There is a sandy beach area along the lazy river as well where young kids can hang out and parents can lounge in chairs with shade.
Beach Sandy Area- They actually have a decent size sand area, which I did not expect. It has plenty of space for kids to build castles, run in the sand, and bring their beach toys to play and get messy as you also have access to the lazy river within a few feet. There is also lounging chairs in this area for the parents.
Slides- The slide was a hit for my kids! It is a 22 foot slide and so fun. It is not attached to the pools or lazy river but rather on its own seperate corner and we never experienced a long line.
Flowrider- The FlowRider was the highlight of the kids trip here. It is a surf area that the resort features for their guest for an additional fee. It is not included in your stay and costs about $30 for 1 hour per person. It is open from 10AM to 8PM. The Flowrider is a wave simulator that you can ride either kneeling or standing on a board. It is described on the Hyatt website as “a combination of wakeboarding, boogie boarding, snowboarding and surfing.”
THE HILL COUNTRY SPA- WINDFLOWER
I was able to get away from my kids and husband for a little over an hour and visit the Windflower Spa for a little pampering and self care that was so much needed. Services here include massages, body treatments, facials, and manicures. It is open daily from 8AM to 7PM.
The food at the resort was fairly good. At the time of our stay only two restaurants were opened. The one outside by the pools- Papa Ed’s Pool Bar and Grill and Springhouse Cafe. It was spaced out and very open. Make sure you go dressed casual for the inside Restaurant.
Overall we had a wonderful time and cannot wait to come back to San Antonio and visit again. I do think the property is very similar to Lost Pines (located in Austin) however the Hill Country is much smaller but it makes up for it with their friendly staff and atmosphere. Have you been to Hyatt Hill Country yet?