Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Hotel Room I Could Move Right Into & Be Quite Happy!

I'm back! And can I begin by asking, is there anything better than being treated well? It's a long story, but after enjoying the first part of our visit at a resort in the Hill Country of Texas in a very nice, but yes...regular...room, the hotel staff decided it was time to pull out all the stops to ensure the remainder of our stay got even better.


Seriously, I've stayed in some nice rooms, but I didn't know they came as nice as this. 

The living room.



The dining room, along with a very nice bottle of complimentary wine. Please enjoy yourself, Ms. Beals.


Looking way down the length of the space to the door of the kid's room...


...and from their room all the way back down to our room.


The master, complete with fireplace. There were two.


The dressing room...


...with lovely built-ins. Yes, I could move right in and stay for an extended while quite easily, I do believe.


The master bath, one of three bathrooms. I think they all got used.


And did I mention it had an office? Just in case I had remembered to bring my computer.


Even though this room is obviously designed for a man, I loved its cozy feel.


Then through the far middle door off the dining room was a simple kitchen.


It could certainly do for awhile, I've had much worse.


But have my kids? My husband and I want to be our kids...what a life.


A late night game of cards, hurry up with that snack Isabella!


And finally another day of beautiful views...


...fun in the water...



...and a rare moment of simply nothing.

Now it's time to get back to reality, luckily it is a good place to be as well!

But seriously, can you believe that room? I'm now spoiled for life, will any accommodations ever be able to compare? Probably not...

50 comments :

  1. Okay, seriously... that was a hotel room?!! Now I'd like to hear the long story, LOL! Please, do share! :)

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  2. was that a suite or a whole apartment!!! simply gorgeous...just as well that you forgot to take your computer along...and my o my.. are you gorgeous or what!!! welcome back, Janell..you were being missed!! xx meenal

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  3. was that a suite or a whole apartment!!! simply gorgeous...just as well that you forgot to take your computer along...and my o my.. are you gorgeous or what!!! welcome back, Janell..you were being missed!! xx meenal

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  4. Okay, I'm cleaning the milk off off my computer now...What? that was a hotel room?!?!? Girl, you so needed that! I'm glad that you guys were able to get some much needed time away! Now, GET BACK TO WORK:-)

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  5. Hi Janell, I was just catching up reading some back posts. You are seriously talented, my friend, but of course I've told you that before :). I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the bench, and to House of Fifty. What an inspiration that is, your putting that together. We are the same age, and I love watching what you do. Good luck with the final details on that!

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  6. That room looks more like someone's gorgeous home than a hotel room. Good for you that you got to enjoy that. Thanks for your sweet comment this morning.

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  7. It looks more like someones amazing penthouse than a hotel room! WOW...amazing indeed. I too have been lucky enough to stay in some amazing places but this takes the cake, the limestone mantle in the master!! I have to go check out the website and look into how I can get there! I love blogland because I am always finding something out new and exciting!! Thanks...glad you had fun (and I soooo agree and laughed about your statement, you want to be your kids, I say that all the time)

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  8. Room??! THAT was an entire house. Did it cost as much as a mortgage payment??

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  9. That is really something. So many nice touches.... So glad that you had such a great opportunity and really enjoyed it.

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  10. Linda, oh, yes, I did see the room rate. I was shocked...and enjoyed having the room even more knowing we didn't have to pay for it! Janell

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  11. What a chic getaway! Looks like you and your family had a wonderful time!

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  12. Beautiful room and great picture taking skills! Love family vacations!!

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  13. Nice!!! We too were in the Hill Country over Spring Break, but not in nearly as nice digs! LOL!

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  14. What a beautiful hotel room...amazing. Did you wink at someone or what? lol

    Would love to know how to get upgraded to something like that.

    Your kids are precious...we like Apples to Apples here too.

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  15. I would love to go some place warm & as beautiful as that.
    We're still wearing our winter coats here.

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  16. WOW...amazing how they combined the rustic look of Texas with such elegance. And that chandelier was stunning!

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  17. Janell, What a lovely place! I am from Texas but have never stayed in Hill Country for more than a day... Would love to take my family there sometime! Would you mind emailing name of hotel? Won't be staying in the same room as your cute fam ended up in... but the hotel staff sure sounds nice - and that counts for a lot! Thanks! (ps - hope you truly enjoyed it - I LOVE Texas;)
    Nikki

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  18. Nikki, it is the JW Marriott outside of San Antonio. The staff is great, AND we had a great time, both when staying in a nice small room and the elegant room. In fact, in the big room I had to keep saying to everyone, let's hang out together, let's watch a movie together. Didn't have that issue in the small room! :)

    And Mary, I hear you, I actually took my puffer coat on the plane so I'd be ready to throw it on once back in cool Oregon!

    Janell

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  19. Well, you all deserved a nice little getaway. So glad you were spoiled. The lives our kids lead - if they only knew.

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  20. The room is amazing and yes I could move right in and feel perfectly at home.....how did you ever leave?

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  21. Oh Janell, that room will be a hard one to compare too. It looks as if you all had a wonderful relaxing time. I think we all need to get away and enjoy somewhere else, but it is always so good to get back home with a new energy. When I go on a trip I always want to come home and work in the yard and add more flowers,it never fails. Glad you had such a nice time,but glad you are back to blogging. We missed you,
    Kathysue

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  22. this looks absolutely incredible. so j!

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  23. Gorgeous! What a great place to stay... so well done. I want to go there now. Great photos, too! I wanted to be sure to thank you for stopping by Emily A Clark this morning and reading about my chair. I appreciate your comment!!

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  24. Oh my goodness, talk about an amazing "room" enjoy, you deserve it!!
    XO

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  25. Wowza, whata place y'all! I love the Texas hill country, I live in north Texas (Dallas Fort Worth area) and love going to the San Antonio area, there is so much to see and do.
    Glad Texas treated you right, y'all come back now ya hear?

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  26. Looks like your family had a great time in the good old Texas.

    My hubby's from Forthood Tx. north of Austin but never been to a place like this well, we often end up staying at my Mother in Law.

    What can I say everything is BIG Texas.

    Thank's for sharing and welcome back!!!

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  27. Wow I'd die to stay in a hotel like that! How amazing! An office?? That's luxury!

    So glad you had a good time (:

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  28. Stunning! It's a good job your own home is lovely, or leaving would have been a real downer!

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  29. That's a hotel room?! I honestly wasn't believing you until I kept scrolling down. Wow that is amazing! Enjoy yourself!
    xoxo
    Lila Ferraro

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  30. That is some hotel room! I'm glad you had an enjoyable break and were treated so well. You deserve it!

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  31. I love that JW Marriott! Awesome place and feels like home, indeed. Our family stayed there for a week during the summer and for Thanksgiving... never wanted to leave!

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  32. Oh that is scrumptious. I would have just walked around in awe the whole time. What fun. So thrilled you were able to enjoy such a fabulous suite and relax. Well deserved, my dear.

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  33. WOW WOW WOW! What a room! It must have been hard to check out of that one! Glad you are back, rested and refreshed!

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  34. My gosh it's huge! Did you get lost in it? It's like an apartment! :)

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  35. Whenever we're on vacation and in a condo/timeshare, we say we could just stay and live in a condo for life. It has just what we need adn nothing more! I keep trying to empty our house to feel more like a hotel! Glad you had a great time!

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  36. Whenever we're on vacation and in a condo/timeshare, we say we could just stay and live in a condo for life. It has just what we need adn nothing more! I keep trying to empty our house to feel more like a hotel! Glad you had a great time!

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  37. Was that "fun in the water" at the hotel? Or was that at sea world? Or some other San Antonio fun place?

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  38. Oh my goodness....seriously that was a hotel room. It looks like an apartment! What a nice treat! I am so glad you are getting a break in the sun with the family! It is much needed I am sure!

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  39. Fun in the water was at the hotel...they have a great "lazy river" and some water slides. It has fast become a favorite place of ours to chill! Yeah for Marriott I say!
    Janell

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  40. I thought you were showing the hotel lobby at first. That is incredibly. I've never seen such a big hotel suite - what fun!

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  41. UNbelievable! I want to vacation with you next time! Gorgeous! Jealous! WOW!

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  42. Those interiors are so warm and inviting. I could totally move in, too! Chic Rooms

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  43. I could have muddled through with just the master bath.

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  44. Yes, me too! It was a brief stay to remember most certainly! Janell

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  45. I knew as soon as I saw the pool that it was the JW Marriott! I live in SA and this is my favorite place to crash! For anyone who lives around here, you can have access to the spa for $30 a day and they have their own spa pool (away from the fun and kids at the guest pool).

    I've only stayed in a "normal" room so I am gonna have to see who I need to talk to about staying in THAT crazy suite!! Wow! Thanks for posting the photos, what a lucky break for you guys!!

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  46. Really awesome rooms. Nice pics you shared here. Thanks. Do you have any luxiries experience with Family Rooms London feel glad if you share your experience. thanks!!!

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