Loved the pool! A review of Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
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.
If you go with children and go for the pool, take note...The pool is located on one end of the property behind the rooms. It is not behind the lobby like it is at the Hyatt Hill Country. So if you happen to get a room at the opposite end of the property, like we did, it is a little trek to the pool and back with little ones in tow. Our room was on the fourth floor. It took five minutes to go through the hotel to take the elevator down to ground level and then to the pool. We could exit past five or so rooms to the exterior stairs and take them down if we wanted to cut a little time off the trek. Easier down those stairs than up, though, especially with tired little legs! On the flip side, our room was very quite!
Once you get to the pool you won't be disappointed. There is a sand volleyball court next to the sandy beach that goes into the large pool. You can check out sand toys at the towel hut. The crooked river or 'crazy river' as one kid called it, was fun. Since the landscaping hasn't grown in around it you get less of a 'jungle' feel than at the Hyatt Hill Country. There are two waterfalls along the river, too. We didn't try the adult pool or the wading pool. The splash pad was a nice way to cool off while waiting for the next kids activity at the towel hut. They had four activities that we tried. Frozen shirt contest, water gun tag, water balloon toss and Tonkawa Trail hunt. The towel hut is the place to go for info while at the pool, you can also check out bikes, free of charge, to ride around the sidewalks. We did have lunch twice by the pool. It was better than average and priced in the resort range.
Every night around 8:30 they light the fire pit for smores. They were not free when we were there. It was $16 for the smores kit in the snack shop. We stopped by the grocery store in Bastrop and picked up our smores supplies, as well as a few things for the fridge that is in the room.
We ordered room service twice. The service was excellent and quick. The food was good. The kids menu is fairly priced.
If you visit the concierge desk you can find out the activites for the week. I would have liked a newsletter in our room detailing all the activities, like the resorts in San Antonio have. For the price of the room, you definitely want to take advantage of everything the resort has to offer. Another thing I missed from the Hyatt Hill Country was the singing cowboy that greets you in the lobby. The Lost Pines does have plenty of rocking chairs to relax in. The surroundings are very natural. We saw butterfiles, waterfowl and a raccoon. You can hear the occasional owl at night.
While this hotel seems to be getting off the ground, the major reasons for going there are in place, the pool in particular. I was surprised by the lack of any crowds. Sometimes we had the pool to ourselves. Overall, I would rather deal with a few inconveniences than an overcrowded resort.