Water park hotels and resorts in Texas

If you’re looking for great water park resorts and hotels in Texas, check out these amazing vacation getaways that provide great deals on family entertainment, with top water slides and the latest inflatables. Whether you go to San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Austin, or any other place, you will surely spend some quality time with the family and make some lifelong memories.

For a day of family fun, there’s no better place than Texas water parks. With so many options, there is bound to be a Water Park Hotel in Texas that will fit your needs and schedule perfectly. 


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List of Best Texas Water Park Resorts

Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine

Set near Dallas and Fort Worth, Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine features a seasonal outdoor pool, a gym, a spa, and several on-site dining options. This Texas water park resort also offers indoor pools with numerous water slides, forts, and games.

Rooms provide a private bathroom, cable TV, microwave, fridge, and coffee maker. Some rooms boast a seating area or are theme decorated.

Although some find their stay here somewhat expensive, most guests agree that the general vibe is very friendly and fun for kids. Reviews also show that the beds are a bit too hard for some people, but the breakfast is very good.

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center

This Texas resort features a large outdoor pool facility with water slides, waterfalls, lazy river, and lush gardens in the atrium. There’s also live music, a fitness center, a number of on-site dining options, spa services, and bars.

The bright rooms come decorated in copper and tan and are equipped with cable TV and a coffee maker.

Guests seem very pleased with the scenery surrounding the property, as well as with the activities and facilities provided and the helpful staff. On the other hand, many seem disappointed in the dining choices.

Hilton Anatole

This luxury Dallas, TX hotel features 5 restaurants, a spa and wellness center, and a health center with an indoor lap pool, a jogging track, and tennis and racquetball courts. Its water park includes an outdoor and indoor pool, water slides, games, and a hot tub.

All rooms have cable TV, a seating area, a mini-bar, a mini-fridge, a coffee maker, and Asian-inspired décor. 

Described as “classic & comfortable,” this waterpark resort gets accolades for its convenient location, clean rooms with a lovely design, and kid-friendly water park facilities. However, many guests consider some services to be too expensive.

Vacations Villages Resort on The Shores of Lake Palestine

Set in Flint, this accommodation features access to an amazing water park with an indoor pool, water slides, and more, as well as an outdoor pool, a children’s playground, free parking, and a shared lounge.

The adjacent marina offers boat slips, while the lake itself offers opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, and water sports. 

The spacious apartments come with a patio, a fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace, a seating area, a TV, and a private bathroom. There are different units that can accommodate different numbers of guests.

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Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa

Situated in Cedar Creek, near Austin, this resort offers an outdoor pool with waterfalls, slides, and a lazy river. A perfect hotel if you want to combine relaxation & fun. It also offers free bike rental, gym, shopping, various dining options, and many outdoor activities, including golfing, horseback riding, and hiking. 

Some rooms have a balcony or patio with an outdoor seating area and scenic views. Rooms sleep from 3 to 8 guests, making it a great choice for all types of families wishing to get away from the city to the great outdoors.

Many have commented on the hotel’s convenient location, as well as its relaxing and friendly atmosphere, various activities, and beautiful landscape. However, some guests found the dining options insufficient.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

This San Antonio water park hotel features a vast outdoor pool with slides and a lazy river. There’s also a spa center, gym, 7 on-site restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, as well as the children’s club that includes daily activities and child care.

Each room provides a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker. Free parking is available on the premises. Connected rooms are also available for larger groups.

Guest reviews show that the location and the water park are absolute highlights of this resort. However, some guests were a bit disappointed by the food provided, especially the kids’ menu prices. Nevertheless, mostly positive comments recommend this place for a family gathering.

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa

Situated near Sea World in San Antonio, TX, this luxury resort features a spa, a championship golf course, 7 restaurants, a gym, and a tennis court. Its water park includes a lazy river and 3 pools with slides and more.

Every spacious room offers a refrigerator, stereo system, and a flat-screen cable TV.

Apart from the fun water park, parents were thrilled with the free activities for kids. A high rating is also partly due to the friendly staff and delicious food, but some guests commented the stay was too expensive and that certain rooms could use an update.

Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe

Set in Montgomery, this resort features a bar, private beach area, tennis court, a restaurant, a fitness center, evening entertainment, and much more. The water park includes 5 outdoor pools with water slides and other attractions.

Resort’s family rooms provide a TV, a refrigerator, and free parking.

Along with the stunning scenery and friendly staff, guests are generally pleased with the rooms, especially ones with balconies, and the attractions for kids. However, many complain that the food is not the best, so check for nearby restaurants when visiting.

The Woodlands Resort

This pet-friendly resort, set north of Houston, features shopping boutiques, a golf course, several sports courts, 2 restaurants, a fitness center, and a  full-service spa. Its Forest Oasis Waterscape offers 2 outdoor pools, a waterslide, and a lazy river. 

A flat-screen TV, microwave and a small refrigerator are provided in rooms.

Providing guests with beautiful grounds to explore, according to the reviews, this hotel also boasts fun events and attractions for kids, nice facilities, and good food. However, some guests found that the rooms could use some updating.

The Resort at Schlitterbahn

Continuing the list of the hotels with waterparks in Texas is located 10 minutes drive from Interstate 35 and features an all-natural water park with twisting waterslides and a play area.

This family hotel has a garden and vintage charm for relaxation. It offers on-site restaurants, a picnic area, and a BBQ facility. Guests can also enjoy hiking and a nearby golf course. Each room has a microwave, refrigerator, and cable TV.

The reviews show that guests love the location, the charming and private setting, the spacious family-sized rooms, the helpful staff, and the reasonable price. However, some have pointed out that some room amenities need replacing.

Holiday Inn Club Vacation Villages Resort

Just a short drive away from Tyler Pounds Regional Airport, this cozy hotel features a waterpark with dumping buckets and a children’s water playground. It offers a hot tub and a sun terrace with a swimming pool.

Guests of this waterpark hotel can enjoy on-site restaurants, a fitness center, a snack bar, and a games room. Families will also love BBQ facility. Each room has a wardrobe, a TV, and a private bathroom, and for families, there are two-bedroom villas that fit up to 6.

The hotel offers great value for money. Previous guests comment that the activities and facilities for kids are very satisfying, and the rooms are clean and spacious. One guest adverts that you have to be at least 14 years old to ride a kayak, while another that the water park is not open all week long, so check before booking.

Moody Gardens Hotel Spa and Convention Center

Located a 10-minute walk from the beach, this waterpark hotel is in the heart of 242 acres of lush tropical gardens. It features an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar and a bridge with a water fountain.

This waterpark hotel has a living rainforest, an aquarium, a 3-D theater, an on-site fitness center, a jogging track, and a lap pool. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, a coffee maker, and a refrigerator.

Although we would prefer this resort to have a higher rating in terms of value for money, guests seem happy with the family-friendly facilities, proximity to other attractions, cleanliness of the property, and welcoming staff. Some guests noted that it could use more dining options, but the food provided is great.

Wyndham El Paso Airport and Water Park

Situated 20 minutes drive from The National Border Patrol Museum, this waterpark hotel features an outdoor pool with a four-story waterslide. Wyndham El Paso’s waterpark will give the whole family an adrenaline-filled experience.

This family hotel offers an on-site restaurant, a fitness center, a business center, an outdoor fireplace, a picnic area, a snack bar, an on-site coffee house, and a nearby golf course. Each room has a TV, a work desk, a microwave, and a refrigerator.

Described by a former guest as “A swanky airport hotel with cool vintage vibes,” this hotel seems to please visitors with its convenient location, clean rooms, and great customer service. On the other hand, some guests didn’t find the dated rooms charming, and a few found it hard to navigate the premises.

Hyatt Residence Club San Antonio, Wild Oak Ranch

Continuing the list of hotels with waterparks in Texas is located a short drive from San Antonio International Airport. It features a waterpark with a waterslide, a play area, and a hot tub.

Guests of Hyatt Residence Club can enjoy a gym, an on-site dining, mini golf, a games room, a picnic area, BBQ facilities, and an on-site coffee house. For families with children, there’s a kids’ club and child services so that parents can have a respite on their vacation. Select rooms have a seating area and a balcony or patio.

Apart from the location, guests really like the landscape, friendly and professional staff, clean and inviting accommodations, and kid-friendly amenities. Some noted that the property is a bit older, and the layout can be confusing, but it usually doesn’t affect guests’ stay.

Holiday Inn Resort South Padre Island-Beach Front

The next hotel with a waterpark in Texas is a 30-minute drive from Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport. This waterpark hotel features three outdoor pools with water fountains for the whole family to enjoy.

Holiday Inn Resort South Padre Island-Beach Front also offers an on-site restaurant, a 24-hour gym, an arcade/game room, a picnic area, live music/performance, evening entertainment, an on-site coffee house, and a snack bar. Each room has a TV, a microwave, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker.

As expected, guests are generally thrilled about the beach, but they also praise the clean facilities, helpful staff, and the convenience of a swim-up bar. While some room malfunctions happen from time to time, we recommend this hotel for a family vacation, especially because it’s one of few that offers rooms fit for up to 8

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FAQs about Hotels with Waterparks in Texas

  • What is the most famous waterpark in Texas?

    Schlitterbahn is a huge water park filled with plenty to do with the whole family. Texas has many other waterparks, but this one is the largest and has the most things for people to do. If you're in Texas and looking for family fun, this is a great water park to choose.

  • What's the average price for a night at a water park hotel in Texas?

    Generally, the prices range from around $100 to $300 or more per night. Prices may be higher during peak travel seasons, weekends, and holidays when there is higher demand, and they always depend on many factors, such as location, amenities, room type, duration of your stay, etc.

  • What is the best hotel with waterpark in Texas for a family trip?

    The best hotel with waterpark in Texas, Schlitterbahn New Braunfels is a lot of fun for the entire family. There are water rides for everyone, from little kids to adults. The indoor water park at the resort is open year-round. Take an advantage of the large variety of slides and pools as well as many other attractions offered at this amazing waterpark in Texas.

    Another great option is the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, as there are babysitting services available so parents can have some time for themselves.