A Weekend Of Relaxation At The JW Marriott Hill Country Resort

This weekend we went to one of our favorite hotels for a little rest and relaxation, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country. It doesn’t matter if you have a child with special needs, or a typical child, this hotel has you covered!

There isn’t much to today’s video because I wanted to enjoy my time with Noah and my wife and not be worrying about trying to take a video. Not to mention this hotel has a fantastic waterpark (complete with a lazy river!) built in so I left my phone / video camera in the hotel most of the time and enjoyed the fun! (But I hope you still enjoyed seeing him splash around in the kiddy pool!)

If you’re looking for a vacation that your entire family can enjoy, this is your place. It’s hard to believe this place is so close to our house (San Antonio is about a four hour drive from Dallas.)  There’s so much to do at the JW Marriott that you feel like you’re at a tropical oasis, not a mere four hours from the hustle and bustle of Dallas!

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Ahhh….! Time to relax.

We spent a lot of the day just hanging out by the pool relaxing. It was nice! I was especially glad that I could catch up on a little reading. 🙂

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A little pool side reading

Noah’s a huge fan of the water! He loves pool parties, beaches, and boats….just not dolphins! The resort has a really fun kiddy pool and I enjoyed getting in the water with Noah and splashing around. I also enjoy watching him just play and have fun. This little kid’s laughter and joy is contagious!

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We had a fun time visiting Sea World, and having out at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort. If you get a chance I highly recommend visiting this awesome hotel…your kids (and you!) will have a blast!

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I love this kid!

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I love these two!!!

Where do you and your family like to go when you’re looking for a little weekend get away? What are some of your favorite kid friendly hotels, or hotels that are great for children with special needs? Leave a comment below and tell us! (Don’t worry if you don’t leave in Texas, we’re always looking for new and fun places to visit….as our other people who read our blog!)

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About Rick Smith

Hi, I'm Noah's Dad and I'm passionate about giving the world a window into our life as we raise our son who was born with Down syndrome. I also enjoy connecting with other families, so let's stay connected.


  1. So basically, the blog to dialogue with parents of kids with Down syndrome has become a great place to snag some free schwag for the family? kind of disheartening, Rick. Incidentally, Marriott hotels gives money to Planned Parenthood, so they can systematically destory kids like ours.

    • Jim,

      I’m not sure I understand your comment, but if you are implying we got a free stay at the JW Marriott you’re wrong. (Although I wouldn’t be opposed to it…please be sure to let me know if you’d like to treat us!)

      Do you normally visit the blogs of people that you don’t know and leave assumptive comments, and then tell them that you are “disheartened” by your own false assumptions? Seems like there may be a better use of your time. 🙂

      By the way, you didn’t answer the question I asked at the end of the post…what are some of your favorite places to take your family on vacation?

      • You’re right. That was calumnious and unfair. And I’d like to retract it. Very honestly, Marriot’s well known support for Planned Parenthood is a tragedy, and I reacted to your Marriot support in a personally unkind way. What should we do when companies with great products, like this hotel, support really tragic things?

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