Owner: Hyatt Residential Group, division, Hyatt Hotels Corp.

Year opened:2004

Size:152 rooms

Staff:Approximately 17, peak season

In a metro area with several waterparks, San Antonio’s Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch continues to stand out as an elegant resort where guests talk about how they love the 800-foot-long lazy river more than anything else on the property. There’s also Windmill Pool, with indoor and outdoor water slides and an indoor / outdoor spa. The 39-acre property features classic Texas-style ranch architecture and other amenities such as a media room, playground, kids camp, sand volleyball and a wild flower pavilion. For golfers, there’s also the Arthur Hills-designed Hill Country Golf Club. Accommodations include standard rooms and suites and there are several dining options.