Best Hyatt Regency Resorts for Family Vacations

As Hyatt Hotels Corporation's flagship hotel brand, Hyatt Regency includes premium hotels and resorts ranging in size from 200 to more than 2,000 rooms. Many properties feature elaborate pool complexes with multiple swimming pools, water slides, lazy rivers, and more. Some Hyatt Regency properties offer Camp Hyatt kids clubs (for a fee) for kids age 3 to 12, in full-day or half-day sessions. Camp Hyatt programs typically incorporate local flavor, such as hula dancing and lei-making in Hawaii or surf lessons in Southern California. Some properties that are especially appealing to families include:

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    Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort: San Antonio, TX

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    Keeping cool in the Texas heat is no problem whatsoever at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, thanks to the five-acre water park that includes a 950-foot lazy river inspired by the historic Guadalupe River just north of San Antonio. There's also a 22-foot waterslide, Flowrider surfing simulator, sandy beach, and four pools, including a zero-depth entry pool for little swimmers.

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    Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort: Bonita Springs, FL

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    The pool area at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa spans three acres, making it one of the largest in southwest Florida. There is a trio of three-story waterslides (two-speed slides and one inner-tube slide) totaling 900 feet of winding, thrilling fun. There's also a 1,095-foot heated lazy river and a 2,700-square-foot Waterfall Pool with cool water cascades, 5,000-square-foot heated Adventure Pool with a 140-foot corkscrew slide and free-form lagoon-style pool, as well as an adults-only heated pool with an adjacent hot tub. 

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    Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort: Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

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    The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort has a unique location on the Santa Ana Pueblo reservation, with 500 acres near the Sandia Mountains and along the Rio Grande River. Families can learn about native customs, go hiking and horse-riding, enjoy the resort lifestyle with golf, spa, etc., and also learn about native culture. The resort has special family activities such as native pottery-making, and also native culture is a focus at the Camp Hyatt kids' club. Driving time is about 30 minutes from Albuquerque, 40 minutes from Santa Fe.

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    Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort: Huntington Beach, CA

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    This Hyatt Regency Resort is located in Southern California's trendy Huntingdon Beach, an area known for known for surfing. Families have a great opportunity to take surfing lessons here. Visiting Disneyland is another popular family sport at this property. Meanwhile, activities at Camp Hyatt might include a night swim and star-gazing.

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    Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort: Orlando, FL

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    The enormous Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort sprawls across 1500 acres between Disney World and Universal Studios. Daily shuttles take guests to the theme parks. On property, guests can go hiking, horseback ride, golfing, kayaking on a 21-acre lake, or swimming in the half-acre pool.

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    Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort: Cedar Creek, TX

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    Set on 405 acres on the Colorado River, the family-friendly, ranch-style Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort is located outside of Austin and features a pool with waterpark features, movie nights, a fire pit with marshmallow roasts, plus outdoors activities such as kayaking, horseback riding, and zip lining. 

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    Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport: Orlando, FL

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    This is probably not the hotel that springs to mind when you think "airport hotel." But if you're sailing out of Port Canaveral on Disney Cruise Line or another cruise line, the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport is an excellent, luxurious place to spend the night before. Here's a look at what makes this an ideal pre-cruise hotel.

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    Edited by Suzanne Rowan Kelleher