Another Fabulous Stay at the Hyatt Regency Austin!

Austin, Texas, Hyatt

An incredible view from our room!

Last summer my husband and I ventured to Austin, Texas to see the bats…and our son, who lives there. Sadly, the bats didn’t make an appearance, but our stay at the Hyatt Regency Austin was so fabulous we decided to stay there again, and this time, we saw the bats! Any trip to Austin during the summer should include a trip to Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge (Ann Richards was Governor of Texas 1990-1994). Beneath the bridge sleep 1.5 million Mexican Free Tail Bats. At dusk on summer nights, the bats begin to emerge, and what an incredible sight! Just two weeks ago we sat at our hotel room window and watched the bats emerge. Fantastic!

The Hyatt Regency Austin has the best location in the city. Yes, you heard me, the best location in the city for awesome views! At night the city of Austin is lit up across Town Lake (aka Colorado River), at dusk bats fly, and during the day you will find kayakers and paddle boarders happily paddling the lake. I was one of them!

Austin, Texas, Hyatt

I dropped my bags, took in the view, and ran to the lake to paddle!

Austin, Texas, Hyatt

The Hyatt Regency, from the river.

Austin, Texas, Hyatt

Austin, Texas, Hyatt

River Walkway

Austin, Texas, Hyatt

Austin, Texas, Hyatt

Outdoor areas are beautiful and shady.

Austin, Texas, Hyatt

The hotel has an atrium with glass elevators, decorated in UT Austin Longhorn colors!

Austin, Texas, Hyatt

Brunch at the SW Bistro was lovely. They even have Stevia (a natural sweetner without preservatives, etc).

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The fruit buffet

Austin is a fun city to visit. It is rare to find so much outdoor activity in the heart of a city, and it makes Austin unique. It is the state capitol, and home to the University of Texas Austin’s forty thousand plus students! There is never a dull moment! And since Austin is such a great destination, I recommend staying at the Hyatt Regency Austin in order to fully appreciate the city and the glorious views! Be sure and check out Trip Advisor, and read my review!

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  1. Austin is a fun little town. I’ve never stayed at the Hyatt there, but Hyatt is one of my go-to chains.
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  2. I love everything about Austin especially a bunch of family members and friends. The music, the book festival its all fabulous. I need to see the bats. Love the Hyatt.

  3. Austin has long been on my must-visit list. This posts bumps it pert near the top.

    Bats are so surprisingly intriguing. My fave experience with the critters was Carlsbad Caverns DECADES ago. Can’t wait to check them out in Austin.
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    • Tam Warner says:

      I just saw HUGE fruit bats fly at dusk from an island in Komodo National Park…incredible! I enjoy bats every night at my house…I think I have 3 or 4 living in my bathouse!

  4. Leanne says:

    It all looks lovely – but I must say the water in your diving photos looks a lot prettier than the water in these pics! Still the canoeing would have been fun and that little outdoor sitting area looked very cosy.

    • Tam Warner says:

      Well, rivers are rarely blue! and even though they call that area Town Lake, it is really the Colorado River! The paddling was great fun, even though it was 103 degrees!

  5. We only stay at Hyatts and I am really excited to stay in Austin. We want to head over there for a weekend. Thank you for the guide!

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