Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch
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Left hotel after breakfast at 10 and set TomTom for San Antonio but on minor roads again. Pass through lots of small towns, a lot of the shops on the main streets seem closed - wonder where all these people work, on the land or oil fields I guess. More wind farms on the hills again, Peter gets quite excited when he gets a bend in the road as it's so unusual - thank goodness for the cruise control. Stop for petrol at Ozona, it's still $3.34 a gallon (although US gallons are ...
... every day! And, coincidentally, our daughter and her husband arrived in Austin to begin new jobs, right at the time of our stay. It made it possible for us to see their new home and to enjoy some time together.
Fredericksburg, Texas houses "Pioneer Village", which has a museum and several buildings from the early settlement days. Fredericksburg is also the birthplace ...
We have been seeing these gi-normous cactus' since we came into Texas. Some of them are as big as a minivan. Many are more than 6 feet tall. Many times we have seen what appears to be a "cactus farm". They grow like weeds here.
When they say everything is bigger in Texas--It didn't dawn on us that meant cactus.
One of ...
... limited displays. There is a pretty little courtyard and then you are done. Bottom line… we were glad it was free, because there is not much to see. We wish there had been more information about what happened here.
The Riverwalk is only about 2 blocks away from the Alamo, so we decide to walk down and have lunch on the Riverwalk. This area is an area 15 miles long that has shops and restaurants to enjoy. The shops were fun ...
Strolled down to the Alamo and spent a couple of hours wandering around and learning the history of the brave men who fought for Texas' independence. We had expected the Alamo to be surrounded by a little bit of country and were surprised to find that it is right in the middle of town. When looking out from the Alamo you see skyscraper hotels all around.
A short distance away is The RiverWalk which blew everything ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch San Antonio
Wir waren unter der Woche für zwei Tage im Wild Oak Resort. Wundervolles Hotel für Kinder. Die Zimmer waren erstklassig. Wir mussten eine 1,5-stündige Verkaufspräsentation besuchen (die dann 3 Stunden dauerte), was nicht so toll war, da unsere Tochter am Ende recht nörgelig wurde...Wir haben dort aber Geschenkgutscheine im Wert von 150 Dollar erhalten, die wir für Getränke am Pool und fürs Abendessen im Hyatt Hill Country Resort und für ein wundervolles Frühstücksbüfett benutzten. Die 3-stündige Präsentation, bei der man nicht unter Druck gesetzt wurde, hat sich am Ende also doch gelohnt. Und wir denken sogar darüber nach, uns in ein Timeshare-Programm einzukaufen.
We had a wonderful experience at the Wild Oaks Ranch. The resort was peaceful and relaxing. This is a very kid-friendly place! We enjoyed the heated indoor/outdoor pool, as well as the lazy river. We had dinner at "JB's" one evening - it was very good (fajitas & nachos). Nightly activities were fun (smores & movie nights). Our 1 BR was spacious enough for 2 adults and 1 child. When booking, ask for a room with a washer/dryer (kept me from having to pack so much & came home with clean clothes instead of a bag of dirty ones). We did have to sit through a sales presentation...not extremely pushy, but she wasn't pleased with our decision not to buy and made us sit with her for the full 90 minutes anyway. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would go there again in a heartbeat!
Relaxing and fun
We stayed in a studio - nice room with sitting area, small kitchen. Lots to do - lazy river, pools, slides (for adults & kids), 3 hot tubs, nice patio restaurants. We really enjoyed the 3 days and 2 nights. Nice place to stop and watch the hummingbirds and listen to nature. Highly recommend.
Terrific place for families
This a wonderful place for families. They heated the lazy river and the pools for spring break and it made for a wonderful holiday. The 2 bedroom unit we were in was beautiful and very clean. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. The workout room had lots of equipment and I never saw anyone have to wait for a machine to use. The nightly activities were great for the kids. We plan on coming back every year.
A great place to relax!
We love this property! The kids had a great time using the indoor/outdoor pool and the lazy river. They also enjoyed the water slides. The outdoor movies and s'mores on the weekend were also great. We stayed in the 3 bedroom condo. It was sooooo spacious and comfortable. We had two living areas, two bathrooms ,with jacuzzi tubs, and two kitchens.
We traveled with friends. It was perfect! The kids had their space and we had ours. This place is absolutely amazing. The staff was courteous and very helpful!
Hyatt Wild Oak ROCKS!
During my Spring Breach - mid March, I stayed with my parents at the Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch in San Antonio. My mother had gotten a promotional deal with Hyatt - so the price was right. When we arrived, the keys to our room did not work but after walking down the hill to the main house with the lobby - they worked the second time. The accommodations were very nice. We had a one bedroom suite with a full sized kitchen with a washer and dryer. My parents took the bedroom and I stayed on the pull out couch. My Dad said the bed was great - the pull out couch was not so comfortable. The main area in the room had a large flat screen TV with cable - very nice. The rooms were very lovely and comfortable. The bathroom was huge with a bathtub that doubled as a jacuzzi along with a walk in shower. This was very accessible for my father who has a walker. There was also large balcony that unfortunately looked out on construction of new buildings in the resort. Hyatt bills this location as a resort - but you are in the middle of a growing subdivision in San Antonio. If you are expecting to be out on a ranch -this is not the place. The pools and outdoor jacuzzi were being cleaned when we arrived so we could not use them the first night but as promised were usable the next day. We had to go on a tour of the facility for a couple of hours and get the spiel on vacation ownership - basically a time share plan. The rates for the time share are reasonable and there is no pressure to buy - they just show you the information and the numbers. That was very nice. This resort is great for kids - there were many there on Spring Break. They had an entertainment room, a lazy river that on the day we left was being cleaned so we could not use. The pool is indoor and outdoor and was heated so it was usable even with the cool temperatures. We ate on site once at JB's - you can order your food to go and take it to your room if you don't want to eat there. They have an onsite convenience store, the prices are a little high - but there are grocery stores nearby - remember this is in a neighborhood - it is not on a ranch. The grounds are nice - if you are a golfer the course looks great. Overall, the accomodations are lovely if you don't mind the construction going on and the vacation spiel this is a good value for vacationers on a budget.
Just back from another stay at the Wild Oak Ranch. Our first stay was for this past July 4th holiday. It is a wonderful place to take a quick resort vacation. However, with young kids, I do wish there were lifeguards at the pools. It would also be nice to have a restroom closer to the Lazy River pool. There are 2 slides, one at the indoor pool and one at the outdoor pool. We noticed that there was no attendant manning the slides and there were 2 boys (one clearly less than the minimum 48 inch height requirement) that were sliding down at the same time. After awhile, Hyatt attendants did come around and made sure that the kids sliding down had the armband that signified they met the height requirement. During non-summer months, it looks like the outdoor movie night is only on one night (either Fri or Sat?) and on non-weekend nights, the only on-site restaurant closes at 7:00p. It does serve the full menu for dinner now and not just appetizers and pizza like it did during our first stay in July. We had a 2-bedroom unit which was a dedicated 2 bedroom unit and not a 1-bedroom lock-off with a studio. The master bedroom/kitchen/living area was very similar to the 1-bedroom unit we had in July but the master bathroom in the 2-bedroom unit was private (no hall access) and was much wider. The bedroom with the king sized bed seemed the same size. The second bedroom had 2 beds (sleeps 4) and a very large closet. Each bedroom had its own TV and the living room has a large plasma TV and DVD player. The living/kitchen/entry areas of the 2-bedroom unit also seemed slightly larger than the 1-bedroom unit. The property seems to be well maintained and I recognized many of the employees from our first stay.
We visited this resort for the second time just a few days ago. We were blown away earlier this Summer when we went for the first time. The rooms are appointed extremely nicely, with tile flooring throughout, nice furniture, 42-inch plasma tvs, stainless steel appliances, etc. My wife even wanted me to take a picture of the bathroom because it was exactly what she wants for our house! That was a first (having a hotel bathroom so nice we wanted to model our home bathrooms after it!)
The resort was beautiful. great for kids. they have two pools one indoor, both with slides. They have a lazy river and playground for the kids, shuffleboard, ping pong, game room, and media room. At night you can make smores by the huge firepit and they also have an outdoor movie playing on the weekends.