Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
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being in Texas, where people talk to you on the train or bus or in
line. When we said we were from Texas, their eyes would light up -
definitely more romantic than saying you were from New Jersey.
Driving a car from Scotland to south England was a little too much. Actually driving in UK was stressful - not good for our relationship. You absolutely need it for the Highlands of Scotland, but we could have used ...
... tire blow-out (on the truck this time) which luis changed himself.. decided to stop in the next major city (Wichita) to ...
... sight-seeing. There was one more Austin attraction that we had to see before the conference started full-swing - the Congress Street Bridge bats. Every year from March to November, 750,000 bats(the largest urban bat colony in the world) make the bridge their home. By August, the population swells to 1.5 million as many of the bats have bat babies. Every night around sunset, the bats emerge on the East side of the bridge to go feed on insects. We were determined ...
Well, we know that Austin is a Mecca for Indie Music. It is the home of the SXSW Music Festival and Austin City Limits, the city's annual Woodstock, which this year featured Cold Play, Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire and about a hundred other bands. It has a thriving bar band scene and claims to be The Live Music Capital of the World.
And we know that Austin is renowned for its street eats – food ...
... degree heat, made worse by my Toronto early morning ensemble of t-shirt, jeans, scarf, and cardigan.
After settling in at their apartment I was soon changing into more temperature appropriate clothes before we headed out to the Hula Bar for some dinner, as the avocados had failed to ripen and needed one more day to do their work. As they took up their spots next to the bananas in hope of ripening tomorrow we enjoyed a variety of Mexican food, a ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
As frequent visitors to the Hilll Country Hyatt, we were excited about a similar resort opening closer to home. We stayed at the Lost Pines resort for 2 nights in late July, when it had been open about 2 months, but quickly realized that the resort still had a lot of bugs to work out. On the positive side, the LCRA programs were interesting and informative, but some were overpriced. We particularly enjoyed the free stargazing and native animals presentations. We also appreciated the ready availability of complimentary bicycles and the friendly staff.
This was not my first stay at a Hyatt resort. My family has stayed at the Hyatt Hill Country several times so I have some perspective from which to write this review. First, the niceties. The building facilities were beautiful. The rooms were large and nicely furnished. I didn't play golf but the course was beautiful. Very nicely groomed. It looks very tough though. Lots of elevation changes, narrow fairways and trees, trees and more trees.
We stayed at the Hyatt Lost Pines in late July, after the hotel had been open for about 6-7 weeks. The experience was great.
Lost Pines exceeded all of my expectations. It was very private, quiet, and relaxing and sat directly on the Colorado River. The resort itself, although it is still getting set up was stunning! There were so many activities to choose from and different venues to relax in. The restaurant had fantastic live music the whole evening and the STAFF was amazing, friendly, and went out of their way to make me happy. The feel for the whole resort was just breathtaking. The pool area--oh my gosh! It was amazing, catered to children as well as young spirited adults. There was a lazy river, a lagoon like pool, and a waterslide. The rooms--ONCE again, AMAZING....flat screen TVs, the most comfortable bed I have ever been on, and wonderful decor. Although I am not a golfer, I have seen my share of courses and this course at Lost Pines has out done any course I have ever seen with the views from each whole and the tranquility of it all. All and all-- I LOVED IT! Thanks Hyatt!
My Wife, 6 year old son and I stayed at the Lost Pines Resort July 8-12, 2006. We took advantage of the buy 3 get one night free deal. As several reviewers have noted, the resort is still working out minor details of a new property. These are minor and in no way hindered the enjoyment of our stay. Dont expect an established Ritz or Four Season's feel here. You get a great "Texas Lodge" experience at Hyatt Lost Pines Reort.
On our way home to El Paso from our daughter's wedding in Burton, TX and with no reservations, having seen the beautiful entry statement from Highway 71 into the Austin area, we wheeled into the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort on a whim. It was a great decision!
We stayed at the Hyatt Lost Pines June 9-13. I will skip any minor inconveniences that can happen at any hotel. Since the hotel had only been open a week or so, some 'kinks' were to be expected. Aside from that, the majority of the staff was very friendly. The property was completed with a few exceptions. The rooms were fairly large and nicely decorated. Rooms on floors 1-3 have patios/balconies. Rooms on the fourth floor do not.
We stayed at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort from June 26-28, 2006. We selected a Mon/Tues/Wed time frame on purpose, hoping that the hotel would be the least crowded on those days. We were right -- the hotel was at about 1/3 occupancy. Whether this was due to its only having opened three weeks earlier, who knows -- but it was wonderful not to have to battle crowds at the pool, long waits at check-in or at the restaurant, etc.
We stayed here June 23-25th. Before we left town I checked the reviews and there were none to be found. I was disappointed to return home and find the previous sour review, because our experience was a complete 180 from the previous reviewer's experience. What a difference a week makes.
The resort opened on June 1st and we arrived on June 16th. We have stayed at many resorts in the first month they were opened, but have never experienced such deficiencies. We arrived at 6pm to find that our room (reserved 3 months ago) - was not ready. They told us that they had no idea when a room would be ready. We eventually got in our room after 7pm. The following day we left the resort for an appointment around 6:30 am. When we returned at 2:00 pm, the room had still not been made up. I called housekeeping to request that they make up the room while we went to the pool. We returned at 5:00 pm and the room was still not made up. The worst problem, however, is the dining. The resort is in a fairly remote location so your only dining options are at the resort. The fine dining restaurant is not open. The only option for breakfast or dining after 6pm is the family restaurant, Firewheel. It is completely under staffed. On Saturday evening, we had an 8:15 reservation. After complaining several times, we were finally seated around 8:40. We waited over an hour for our entrees to arrive and another 30 minutes to get a check. Similar experience with breakfast on Sunday morning. People waited 30 minutes - 1 hour for a table. Our family had to eat the breakfast buffet because no one ever came to take your order. No one ever came with coffee or beverages. The food was actually good - they just have no staff to serve it. The rooms are well-appointed, but small. The double rooms do not have queen beds - they are smaller. The setting itself is lovely although not as pretty as Hyatt Hill Country. The swimming area is fun for the kids with a small sandy area that leads into the pool, lazy river, small slide and water feature. One problem at the pool is that for a hotel with 500 rooms - they have about 8 umbrellas. Needless to say, you need a little shade in the Texas heat. They do have complimentary bicycles, but again - only enough to accomodate a handful of families. Most of the employees were very nice. They seemed genuinely embarassed by the conditions and "beat down" from the understaffing and constant complaints. I would recommend waiting at least 6 months before trying this resort to see if they can work out the kinks. A few things to be aware of if you go: 1) They currently have no evening children's program or babysitting. 2) The popular s'mores at night require that you purchase a s'mores kit from the hotel. It is better and cheaper to bring your own supplies with you. 3) The slide at the pool and food service at the pool end at 6 pm. 4) Make reservations in advance for all dining and spa services and be prepared to wait anyway 5) Be prepared for bugs - there were mosquitoes in our room and tons of flies in the restaurant. Several quests complained of faulty air conditioning, although ours was fine. The golf course looks nice. This should be a fun family resort if they can get staffed and make the necessary adjustments.