“Safecation” at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country San Antonio
The past year has been a strange one for family vacations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that shows no signs of relenting any time soon, most people understand that it’s safer to stay home. However, working and going to school in your house 24/7 can also be stressful, so there’s a desire for well planned, low-risk changes of scenery. (Note: Always before making any plans, check and comply with your state and local governments’ latest rules on travel during the pandemic, and also determine your own personal risk assessment. We felt okay to travel an hour away to San Antonio by car to stay in a room and situation where we wouldn’t have contact with other guests.)
Staying at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country during COVID
My family of four recently spent a weekend at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas for just that reason. It’s a resort we’ve loved to visit in the past, and we determined that it was a safe enough bet for our family’s risk-profile due to the property’s lower occupancy and Hyatt’s Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment.
Upon arrival, we were able to check-in with no contact, and I was pleased to see that all Hyatt employees, and the majority of guests, had on masks and were maintaining distance. There’s also this Texas-influenced sign in case you forget:
Most of the activities the Hyatt Regency Hill Country has always offered are still available with some modifications, which is detailed here. We felt most comfortable riding the complimentary bikes, and walking the lovely trails and paths found throughout the multi-acre property. Our favorite thing, however, was playing a round of golf at the resort’s 27-hole championship Hill Country Hyatt Golf Club. We are not good golfers, to say the least, but we zoomed around the beautiful course in our two golf carts, and felt like the only people around. Each of the 3 courses offers a different experience, including a beginner one that’s perfect for families.
As for our meals, we’re still not comfortable eating at restaurants, but the on-site Hyatt restaurants do offer patio seating. We opted to call in our orders, then pick up our meals and eat in our room. Super easy, and the staff made sure to get us everything we needed for our breakfast, lunch, and dinners.
Is the Wi-Fi strong enough for the entire family?
Now the big question for anyone hoping to work or do online school from another location: “How is the Wi-Fi?” We had no problems with it, and I would have known immediately if we had because my two older teenage boys are very on top of it. Wi-Fi is available in the common areas of the hotel, as well, and there are plenty of tables and nooks — private and distanced from others– where you’re able to set up camp with your laptop. This was my favorite spot outdoors: