**I received a 2 night stay at this hotel in this suite in exchange for my very honest opinion about the experience. No monetary compensation was received.**
I made the grave error of showing my kids the photos of the brand new Kid’s Aquatica Suite at the Omni Hotel at the Colonnade in San Antonio, TX before we left to go. By mistake I mean that for the 10 days leading up to the trip, all I heard was, ‘Are we leaving today for the Ocean room?’ Every day, every night, any time they could ask. While I was more than thrilled to be able to take my kids on the trip, I wondered if the room would live up to the photos online. Honestly, and with great excitement, I am here to tell you that the photos do not do the room justice at all!
We checked in with ease and were welcomed with smiles and each child got an Omni backpack with colors, games and more inside of it. The hotel is conveniently located off of I-35 and about 20 minutes from Sea World. There are plenty of restaurants around as well as a wonderful restaurant inside the hotel. But the highlight for me and the kids was walking into this multi-room suite that has a living room area, 2 bathrooms, a HUGE kids room with every amenities you can think of for kids, and a separate bedroom for mom. In addition, the kids room can be closed off from the mom’s room. Talk about VALUABLE!
First of all, the Kid’s Aquatica Suite is as large as a regular suite at the Omni. The space is HUGE and the Murphy beds that fold up into the wall unit make it even more spacious for 3 girls jumping with energy! The suite houses 2 LARGE TV’s on the wall that are available for TV, movies that are provided, the PlayStation and the Wii U that was also provided and the games that go along with them. I now have three daughter’s who are Mario fans.
Among the entertainment provided, stuffed animals, colors, books and more decorate the room offering something for every child you have. My oldest camped out at the unique, ocean themed desk with the books and read them cover to cover. While that happened, Megan checked out the fish tank that also spills into the bathroom and Sarah became the Mario champ.
The other really awesome thing about the room is the intricate details the ‘sea life’ on the walls. Coral, reefs and more project out from the walls making kids feel like they are in the ocean. In addition, blue sub lights on the ceiling allow for ambiance and subtle lighting at bedtime. Perfect for kids who might be afraid of new spaces. With two bubble, multi changing lights floor to ceiling in the corner, the room sounded like an ocean too. But the favorite feature could just be the egg chair. Aside from the sea life bean bags, this chair housed one or more of my kids the entire time we were there!
The impressive room does not stop as we head to the bathroom though. Complete with a child size sink, the bath offered slip proof mats, puffs for the kids inside the pockets of the shower curtain, am mommy and baby duck family to play with and two over the head poncho towels for kids to dry off with. Seriously, I may have to redo my kids bathrooms after staying here!
Not that it really matters after you see the Kid’s Aquatica Suite but the adult room is luxurious and large! Being able to close the door between the rooms and still see the kids through the ‘port hole’ added to the feeling that I was ‘getting a break’ despite having three little girls with me!
I relaxed and worked in the living area, enjoyed long, hot showers in the bathroom and slept like a baby in the large, comfortable bed!
This suite can only add to any San Antonio experience. Enjoy Sea World, The Wildlife Ranch, Natural Bridge Caverns and more and then come back and relax knowing the kids are entertained and the mom has her feet up at the Omni!
Okay that is one awesome suite. I bet my kids would have a blast!
What a fabulous room! Yeah I would have had to kept the secret of how awesome the room would be as a secret.. who am I kidding?! I’d tell them too! LOL Looks like you guys had a blast!!
Wow, what an awesome room! My kids would love that.
What a neat room! The kids would love this! Gosh I wished we lived closer!
What a gorgeous room! And is that a double TV? My son would be in heaven!
That is a great room for kiddies mine would love it there.
Wow, I’m impressed with how kid-friendly that hotel is. Definitely putting this place on my list of where to stay when we visit Texas.
Oh my gosh, that porthole!! I love it! :) I’d get this room. We’d get as big a kick out of it as the kids would.
Oh my goodness! This looks amazing!! My kids would go nuts.
This looks like an amazing place! So kid-friendly!
Wow!! Looks like such a neat place to stay. I would to take my boys there for a visit.
Wow! What an impressive place for a kid! My son would definitely love this.
I don’t think I would ever get my girls out of there! It’s so fun for them, but I admit, I’d have a great time staying in there too!
Wow! What an amazing hotel. I really like the bathroom, too!
I could not believe this was a hotel. I love it! It feels like a home looking at those pictures. Also- I want those storage shelves.
That room looks like fun! I’ve heard great things about visiting San Antonio in general, still on the list!
Looks like a real fun room. Awesome experience.
We have an Omni near us that we’ve stayed at but they don’t have themed rooms like this. My girls would go nuts over this room!
what a great place. I love the Omni Hotel
Wow, I’ve never heard of a place having a kids suite! This Kid’s Aquatica Suite is awesome, my 5 year old would love it!
How cool is this? My kids get a huge kick out of staying in a regular hotel- they would flip out over this!
I love the Omni Hotel! Looks like you and your kids had a fabulous time. Thanks for sharing. :)
Wow, what a suite! My kids would love love this!
Haha! I can tell she had a blast! What an awesome place!
San Antonio is such a great place. When I lived in OK I had so many friends in TX and would travel to Austin often. On a few of those trips we would travel down to SA. Good times.
This is the coolest hotel room for kids ever!
What a hoot! San Antonio with the kids. See you soon!
Themed rooms are so awesome. I bet that one was a blast!
That looks like a fun room! Themed rooms can be so much fun for kids
That is the coolest hotel room I have ever seen! I want to go stay there myself. Do I have to take the kids?
Looks like beautiful accommodations! I’d love to stay at an Omni.
This resort looks like it was built with moms and kids in mind. It’s always so nice to have separate rooms.
Goodness It seems like you had a great time. I am glad you had such a fabulous time
I hope to have a reason to travel to San Antonia, just so my kids can stay there. SO awesome!
Oh wow my kids, especially my son, would love that room. What a cool hotel!
Oh my gosh this looks SO fun! I wonder if other omnis have these type of suites?
What a cute room for the kiddies! I love the double plasma tvs and the EGG chair!
That looks amazing! What a fun room for kids!