Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Sleep Under the Sea at Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade's Aquatica Suite ~ San Antonio, TX

What's the coolest, most fun way to visit SeaWorld San Antonio & Aquatica??  By staying the night in the Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade's Kid's Aquatica Suite!  My family and I were recently invited to stay a few nights in the newly opened suite and let me tell  you, they DID NOT want to leave!


After a full day at Aquatica, we were overwhelmed at how well this room compliments the actual park.  Designed by a student at the Art Institute of San Antonio, Omni & SeaWorld partnered to bring it to life.  You can't imagine the excitement your children will express upon walking into the room for the first time.

The floor is painted as a sandy beach, the ceiling has black lights with a wavy texture and the walls are covered in coral, giving you the sensation of being "under the sea".  The WOW factor on these effects are off the chart. The Aquatica map, height chart and aquarium that stretches from the bathroom to the bedroom finish out the full Aquatica theme.   Even the stuffed animals, the books, the toys all had a sea theme.


One of the highlights of the suite for my children included the 2 TVs with both a Wii U & Playstation and DVD Player.  The suite comes with a variety of games & movies - most of which my children have not played or seen yet.  And there are age-appropriate games and toys for the little ones. 

I love the warm cookies & milk that are brought to the suite each evening - just another little touch that was appreciated.

Parent's Comfort

And where do the parent's sleep? Right through the porthole door is a quiet oasis.  Seriously, it's so quiet and relaxing to walk into your own suite.  The parent's side has both a sitting area that has a couch that folds out into a queen size bed and a bedroom with a king.  As expected, Omni provides a wonderfully comfortable bed.

And as minor as this may sound, one of my favorite programs that Omni Hotels provides is the morning coffee service.  Place your coffee order outside the door at night and they will bring it up at your requested time with a gentle knock on the door.  Coffee in bed that I didn't have to get up to make was heavenly.

Kid-Centric Hotel

We stayed at the Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade 2 years ago in their Kid's Fantasy Suite and I was really impressed by some of the changes I noticed to make this hotel more kid-friendly. Obviously, the addition of another suite helps bring families to the hotel, but there are other amenities that are nice.  During the summer, they offer Dive in movies each weekend night in the pool.   This hotel has both a heated indoor and outdoor pool, fully equipped exercise room, and a spa for full massages and facials.

The Kid's Suite comes with breakfast for the entire family at Bolo's Restaurant which offered a terrific buffet.

There is something so special for the kids to be able to sleep in these incredibly designed rooms.  It's everything they could want in a bedroom but more.  And it's a break from the typical hotel room - they deserve it!

Take a full tour with my daughter:

The Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade Aquatica Suite runs from $359 to $499.

Some fun things to do while you are in San Antonio:
Top 5 Things to do in San Antonio
10 Tips to Visit SeaWorld's Aquatica

Texas Travel Facts for Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade:
Location: 9821 Colonnade Blvd., San Antonio, TX 
Good to Know: Outdoor lap pool and indoor heated pool; Workout facility; complimentary self-parking and valet; Located minutes from Downtown, the River Walk, SeaWorld San Antonio, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Disclosure: My family & I were invited to stay at the Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade Kid's Aquatica Suite.  I was not compensated for this article. All opinions are my own. 

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