Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
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Greetings, still from San Antonio;
Yesterday was a quiet day. Our only real activity was to go visit The Alamo. Walking inside the museum was very reminiscent of many of the Churches we have visited in Italy. There is a sense of quiet and reverence about what happened there. It was a moving experience. Pictures are not allowed in the museum but I did snap one of the outside.
... crust, just the right amount of tomato and cheese, and salumi that tasted exactly like we had in Italy. On the antipasto plate, the prosciutto was as deliciously sweet and salty as I've ever had. Throw in a bottle of Vietti Perbaco and it made for a really nice evening.
Today we'll begin to explore San Antonio. We plan a boat tour along the river walk and a trip to The Alamo. More on that soon.
Take care all.
Angelo and Mary.
We slept in this morning and headed downstairs to the Dragon's Revenge slide when the park opened at 10am. Brynn got scared but everyone else rode, and afterwards we spent quite awhile at the Alligator River which was super fun. After that was Boogie Bahn and Katie and Annie both held on and did great for their first try. Then another go on the Alligator River. Brynn and I headed to swim in the hot pool while everyone else did The Falls. Great moment for ...
... and sat around there. We made s'mores for the first time on the trip, I'm a fan. Marshmallows, chocolate and biscuits what more could you want. Some people set in for a big night but others just sat around quietly talking to the other group and asking about their trips and that. It was a good chance to see what exactly we were in for. I hit the hay much earlier than others but that was still only ...
... it was right along the river not knowing the history behind the place. Casa Rio was the first restaurant to open its doors along the river, starting a trend that would become what we now know as riverwalk. The food was delicious and the birds agreed. When I stepped away for a second to go to the restroom Steele said the pigeons (who had been eying our food the whole time) somehow instinctively knew that they outnumbered him and descended upon the remains of my ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa San Antonio
Great For Kids
Stayed at the Hill Country Hyatt recently for family vacation and meetings. Rooms were nicely appointed and clean. The pool service was wonderful. The nicest thing about our experience was how much our children enjoyed the facility. The pool was spacious and had many areas for them to enjoy. They especially enjoyed the Lazy River. Also, there are S'mores and a movie in the evening. As mentioned in other reviews, there are a lot of children and it is not convenient to River Walk.
However, Sea World is very close. Bottom Line-- If I had my children with me, I would return to Hill Country Hyatt. If not, I would choose somewhere on River Walk.
Great Place For Kids!
We have three children and this is definitely the place for them to have fun. The lazy river is just great. I don't think the water is over 3 1/2 feet during the whole ride. My 4 year old finally just got out of her tube and floated in her life vest. They have a little beach where they kids can play and another little pool for the babies, toddlers across from the adult texas-shaped pool. They also have a new salon located in the health club area called "The Spaaaaht"...its for girls and pre-teens to get anything done like nails/hair braids/pedicures, nails, etc....the only draw back is that they were only open from 10:00am - 2:00pm the days we were there and we were at SeaWorld during those hours. Also, they book up rather quickly for massages, etc....so if you want one, you need to book it as soon as you can. My husband loved the health club area, too. You really have to watch the buffets in the Cafe. Our breakfast buffett was 13.00 a piece for adults and $6.00 a piece for the kids. We would have done better just eating off the regular menu...so make sure you ask about prices if they aren't posted when you walk in. I think that was the most expensive breakfast we've ever had for bacon, eggs, and pancakes! I really just enjoyed the big rustic furniture in the lobby areas and the big rockers out on the porch. I went out one evening and drank coffee and rocked under the stars it was very peaceful. It is a very kid-friendly hotel...I would not recommend this for a "couple". I did see at times, quite a few kids unchapperoned (I'm not comfortable enough to do this with my own children ages 9 and under...the ones I saw were mainly pre-teen/early teen aged. The furniture in the rooms could be updated and we did have some stains on our carpet area, but I didn't mind...we were just in the rooms to sleep or get ready for the next day. As long as I had good running HOT water in the shower (which stayed hot for all 5 of us) and a place to put my head at night, I was fine! We will be heading back there next year for sure.
the rooms were very clean and neat. the staff was very easy going and always offered a helping hand. the lazy river was wonderful and the pools were great! very family oriented and also good for couples. my family has been there 3 times and are planning to go thereagian and bring along friends this summer. I have 4 children ranging in ages 15 to 6 and they all have an awesome time! the food is great and when your at the lazy river and pools people bring you food and drinks poolside!!!! there are also beautiful nature trails and and beautiful golf course! And there is also a great camp hyatt for the young ones in the family that is great! this is not all there is more! go to hyatt in san antonio! you will have a blast! ( garenteed)
The only Hyatt that was a disappointment!
This hotel was not up to Hyatt quality!! It lacks all the fine features the other Hyatts are known for. This hotel should be known as a "children's resort" as many parents seemed to feel it was okay for their children to run and scream throughout the lobby and hallways. The Regency Club lounge was very poor compared to other Hyatts; their evening desserts consisted of cookies only (as opposed to most Hyatts, which offer wonderful Regency Club amenities) and this was a complete disappointment. The distance from the Riverwalk is also a drawback (especially considering a minimum of $60 round trip by cab, or $80 via the Hyatt Shuttle). The suite we had was nice but I would not advise anyone who wants a special vacation to stay here!
Great Family vacation spot!!
This will be our third summer in a row to go to the Hyatt Hill Country. We LOVE IT! It is a WONDERFUL, awesome family vacation spot -- it is definitely a FAMILY/KID-FRIENDLY place, so I wouldn't recommend going there if you don't have kids. The rooms definitely could use some updating/renovation, but it is still a wonderful place to go have fun! We love floating on the lazy river all day, and the fun family activities at nghts... movies on the lawn, hayrides, s'mores, the playground, etc!
The Hyatt Hill Country is looking VERY worn
The Hyatt Hill Country is San Antonio is the perfect resort for the family. It has a "Lazy River" where you can innertube all day, then have fajitas on the lawn and S'mores by the campfire. The golfing is great and the jogging and biking are quite nice, too. It's minutes away from Sea World and you can get downtown in about 20 minutes. The cowboy ambiance is also very fun. But the resort has not renovated its rooms in a decade and they are very beat up! I love going to the Hyatt Hill Country but I will not return until major upgrades have been made in the guest rooms.
Lots of Fun!
I was so surprised to find negative comments on the Hyatt Hill County, so I felt I had to write. We go back every summer with our son (6) and always have a great time. The resort is right across from Sea World, which is so great. We all love the lazy river and the kids love the sandy beach. Yes, when the kids are out of school it is full of families. Our son enjoys having others to play with and we enjoy floating around the river on our tubes with margaritas in our hands! Our experience has always been very positive! Have fun!
I recently stayed here for a meeting with the TX Land Title Assn. What an awesome resort. The hotel was decorated perfectly for the holidays and they have a new spa which is wonderful. The banquet food we had was as good as something you'd find in a fine restaurant.
I can't wait to bring my family down here sometime soon.
We hated it
If you are looking for a resort experience in San Antonio DO NOT go to this place. We checked in to find a beat up room that was dirty and appionted much like a Days Inn. There was bloody kleenex in the room and every piece of furniture was stained, and dented.
The staff was rude and downright unpleasant when the smoke alarms started at 8:45 pm. We were told 3 different stories about why the halls were filled with choking smoke. There was no general manager on duty and the person who said she had been the manager for a year did not have a business card. We checked out as quickly as possible and checked into the Westin La Cantera.. now THIS is a great resort.
Also I will warn you that there were hundreds of screaming children at the Hyatt. 3 thumbs down.. there are nicer places to go
Not for couples only.
My wife and I decided we needed a getaway for a week.We have no kids and decided a resort such as this would be a perfect destination. Not so. When we arrived, children of all ages were running wild throughout the lobby. Later, this turned out to be the case on most of the property. There is a very nice golf course, but my game is not that good to justify the $120 fee to play. Out of all the couples there at the resort, I think we were the only ones there without kids, which made for a very odd experience. All in all,if you have children who like to be unattended for several hours at a time, or are really into golf, this is the place for you. Otherwise, don't expect a quiet, romantic experience here.