This wasn’t my first trip to the Hyatt Market Street, and it wasn’t the first trip for Mr. MoneySavingParent either. But it was our first trip there as a family. I’ve known about their beautiful rooms and excellent service, but if you travel with kids you also know it’s a whole new world when you hit the doors of a really nice hotel. We were thrilled to find out that the excellence we have come to expect when we have stayed there for business extends to some fabulous, family fun time, especially when it included the excitement of 4th of July weekend celebrations.
A special thanks to New Creative Media and the Hyatt Market Street for making this vacation happen. As always opinions are 100% my own and my families. Be sure to check out the hashtag #GoHouston on Twitter and Instagram to see what the other bloggers who joined us have to say.
Check in at Hyatt Market Street
Arriving at the Hyatt Market Street hotel we opted to use the convenient parking garage instead of valet parking. We hoped that even though it was a busy holiday weekend that there wouldn’t be a problem with parking and the husband was thrilled to see that Market Street and the hotel had prepared for that event by indicating and even closing some areas so that hotel guests could enjoy their stay.
Check in was a breeze, even during a busy 4 pm Friday and holiday weekend. I admit it’s a little hard for me to check in because I’m always so amazed by the beautiful surroundings in the lobby. I love the chandelier, the water fountain and the wooded walls, which look almost like walking through the woods to arrive at the elevator.
Our room at Hyatt Market Street
This stay we opted for a suite, which offers a king size bed for the grownups and a pull out queen size couch for the kids. This allowed us some great seating area space for the kids during our short down times as well as a place to meet up with all our friends which were staying at the hotel too. A desk, dresser, large flat screen TV (which we honestly had no time to watch) and beautiful bathroom finished the in room accommodations.
It was lovely to be greeted with a welcome package for the kids, such a nice touch and the children were happy to dive right into it – as soon as they returned to the room after diving right into the pool. I was a little worried that the pool area and hot tub may not have been kid friendly at such a nice hotel, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Not only was it kid friendly, but they also had some friends to play with and made a few while they were there. I was also impressed that the bar made virgin strawberry daiquiris for the kids and topped them off with whipped cream and a cherry. Most importantly the cups where plastic and kid size so no need for mom to worry about them pool side. Live music started around 7:30 and while we enjoyed it a little while, we were getting pretty hungry – even after lunch at Local Pour.
After a incredibly delicious dinner at Hubbell and Hudson Kitchen (more on that later) we settled in for some reading time in the room. Some bloggers headed over (literally 350 feet away) to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for the Star Spangled Salute musical performance, but I admit I was ready to rest and relax in the room and get the kids ready for bed. It was a beautiful, luxurious setting, however not so elegant that we felt like we couldn’t relax and enjoy ourselves. I also didn’t have to worry about the children being comfortable, which is a big relief to a mom when you are on vacation.
The concert didn’t stop us from sweet dreams, which is a little surprising as some hotels I’ve gone days without sleeping because of the outside (and sometimes inside) noises. We woke up just in time for the annual 4th of July parade which we were able to watch from first from the window of Moms Madhouse room then headed down to the lobby to watch it ride right by, but the very best view was from the second floor balcony, which is also conveniently located by the pool, lounge and bar.
Dining at Hyatt Market Street
After enjoying the parade we headed to breakfast/brunch in the Hyatt Market Street restaurant. It had everything we could desire to load up for the busy 4th of July ahead of us! The kids were thrilled with the pancakes and fruit, while mom was more than happy to sit back and let someone else do all the work to make her the perfect omelet.
Check out was quick and easy and we were on the road. I couldn’t help but wonder when we may be able to return again. It was sooner than expected! Wee one 1 left her swimsuit hanging up in the closet (I did not look there but in the bathroom) and thanks to the fast service at the Hyatt we were able to get back to pick it up and get on the road again. They even offered to mail it but since we had even more adventures planned, we had to have it right then. That was great customer service!
Get Connected with Hyatt Market Street
Get connected with the Hyatt Market Street online, Facebook and Twitter to know about live music events, dining, specials and more. You don’t have to stay there to enjoy the restaurants, live music, lounge or bar. You can always take a little stop from your shopping, I highly recommend the happy hour with $5 specials on drinks and food!