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The Hyatt name has carved a prominent place for itself in the Hospitality sector and with over 451 properties in 43 countries, they sure know what it takes to make their guests feel at home.
A little over a month ago, our family made that fun-filled trip down to San Antonio, to be a part of the Wildside Family Reunion. There was excitement on all fronts…we’d get to see Shamu again, enjoy the sights and sounds of a city our family has grown to love and experience a more than just comfortable stay at the upscale Grand Hyatt San Antonio.
As we walked into the grandiose lobby, Bunny girl gasped and whispered “Wow! This is like a palace!”
It’s true that the visual welcome that greets every guest that steps into this luxury property sets the tone for their stay ahead.
Thankfully we made sure we used the Hyatt online Check In system before leaving home so this made checking in easy and quick. This was a big blessing as the kids were tired and we needed to rest a bit before meeting up with the Wildside family later.
Everyone suddenly perked up as soon as the room key gave access to a gorgeous suite that would be “home” for the next two days.
I know I can hear you say “Spoiled”!
Oh yes we did feel that way in the spacious, immaculately clean hospitality suite equipped with all the essentials to make our home away from home comfortable in every way. Bunny Boo loved being able to run from one end of the suite to the other while Bunny girl loved sitting at the window watching the sun peek through the clouds, bringing San Antonio to life each morning.
Unfortunately because we had such a packed schedule during our visit we didn’t have the chance to sample the food at the family friendly Achiote Restaurant with its Asian infused, Latin influenced flavors. The restaurant opens out to the River walk which makes it all the more beautiful as you don’t have to go far to enjoy San Antonio’s popular family attraction. All you need to do is step into the restaurant and ask to sit in the restaurant’s patio which is…wait for it…situated on the actual River walk itself!
We did manage to grab a quick breakfast though from the convenient 24×7 coffee shop Perks Coffee and More. This handy outlet offers the ‘hard pressed for time’ guest various “Pick & Go” options from croissants, muffins, sandwiches, bagels, salads and more.
Relax…or work off those pounds!
The hotel boasts of an outdoor heated swimming pool and a state of the art fitness gym that really is top of the line.
(I have vowed to make sure I make use of the complimentary access of the same the next time I’m ever at the property. That gym sure was sleek!)
E.B. Mommy’s Recommends…
The Grand Hyatt San Antonio really is a beautiful property to stay at. The overall ambiance and guest experience is very satisfying and what really pushes it to a notch above is its strategic location right within the heart of San Antonio. This makes it so convenient for a visitor to the city especially as this hotel is only 9 miles away from the San Antonio International Airport, next to the Convention Center, a block away from the RiverCenter Mall and a hop, skip and a jump away from the Alamo and other popular San Antonio tourist spots.
I will admit that this would be a great place to stay with Hubby if we were in town for business and if the children were much older. The hotel doesn’t have a lot to offer for children and I guess that’s why the Hyatt ensured that the Hyatt Regency San Antonio, only a few block away, was more geared to cater to the needs of families with young children.
Now while we haven’t stayed at the Regency, I did get to tour this Atrium styled property and at first glance thought that the more casual ambiance made it the place families chose to stay at while vacationing in San Antonio.
This River walk hotel also has a great gym facility and an outdoor heated pool that offers guests a gorgeous 360 degree view of San Antonio and the Alamo from its rooftop vantage point.
Over the summer, the hotel has been offering families fun activities like family movie nights over the weekends and a happy hour at the in-house coffee shop, Einstein Bros Bagels and More, where Mom can grab a cup of coffee and get a free cookie for the child. The hotel also has a great dining promotion at the popular Texas themed restaurant, the Q, where a child gets a free entrée with the purchase of one adult entrée. Now I know you may think that this is no big deal but I would suggest you visit the restaurant and taste the fare. We did and we were not disappointed.
The portion sizes are Texas sized (HUGE!) and very hearty! Definitely worth the money spent.
So the next time you visit San Antonio, based on who you’re traveling with, consider staying at one of these Hyatt pearls.
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** EBMR Disclaimer: I had the opportunity to stay at the Grand Hyatt, San Antonio and enjoy its facilities with my family. This post has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. **