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“Nice, private getaway, but not a "resort"”
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Escondida Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Medina
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 5, 2011

For a private and quiet weekend, it was just what we wanted. The Escondida sits in the beautiful box canyon which provides a home for wildlife and a buffer to the outside world for guests. Our room was clean and comfortable but it needed some maintenance attention; squeaky ceiling fans, cracked tiles, and old towels. I think this resort could be better understood if it was called a bed and breakfast. 2 meals are served daily, except for Sunday no dinner is prepared. Those meals are preplanned and are served at prescribed times. If you don't care for this type of schedule, then you will be unhappy with the Escondida. The menu is pretty basic, but the food was tasty. A suggestion to improve this service would be to add choices of salad dressings and sauces for vegetables. My husband left the evening meal hungry each night. We did enjoy our time here, but it is not a 4 star resort like the website insinuated.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed August 5, 2011

My husband and I went there for the weekend. We arrived 4 hours early, but they still allowed us to check in early. Food was wonderful. If you are not aware which we were, there is not a menu with a variety of choices for dinner and breakfast. But even without the choices the food was excellent. The portions were large, the food was homemade right down to the desert. The room was clean, staff was helpful. We had a couples massage which was great, we hiked up Medina Mountain and spent time at the pool. The pool was not full of leaves, but the hot tub was covered, because no one was using it. I was leary of this trip because of the most recent reviews, but we did not have any bad experiences. It is peaceful and quiet. So if you are looking for a weekend to relax and disconnect from your present reality this it a great place to start. We will go back again!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Lauriellh
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

“Worst service and rudest staff I have ever seen!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011 NEW
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The pool is dirty and full of leaves, the hot tub is covered up and when you open it, it smells bad. The spa is poorly managed and over booked and people are not even allowed to converse in a normal tone of voice. My friends and I were admonished several times by one of the employees, a rather surly and sour woman who never did offer us her name. The only member of the staff who seemed to care anything about customer service was the woman who came to repair the broken towel rack in our room. I believe her name was Pam and she was friendly and helpful. The room was loud (air conditioning units, squeaky fans). We checked in and were told our room Mind you, my friends and I are 30- and 40-something year old moms, not "college girls gone crazy" or anything. There is absolutely no food offered on the property aside from what Dawn, the cook, has decided to make for breakfast and dinner. The closest restaurant is 15 miles away in Kerrville. Appetizers were ritz crackers and cream cheese with jarred raspberry chipolle sauce poured over it. Salad was some lettuce and that's all and dessert was store bought brownie bites covered with chocolate sauce and microwaved. When I complained about the food, I was yelled at by the cook. When we checked out and again expressed our dissatisfaction, we were told we acted like spoiled brats. This place was an absolute nightmare.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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27  Thank xinebtx
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

I've stayed in hotels all over the world. I usually prefer luxury inns like Escondida. Thank you Christy and the wonderful experience. Your resort is as good as it gets. See you again in the fall.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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1  Thank JohnDieb
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

Very quiet and relaxing. Had a great experience at the Spa. There is no cell phone reception, as advised on their website, and it was great not having to listen to inane conversations. The place looked just like the pictures and the staff was very friendly. Enjoyed watching the animals coming down in the evenings.

Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2011

On the spur of the moment my husband and I spent 3 nights in the Texas Hill Country at the delightful Escondida Hacienda. It was quiet, peaceful, relaxing with well appointed and spacious rooms. The pool may be the best feature of the resort. Where else can you look up from the air mattress you are floating on to see a herd of exotic sheep grazing a short distance away? It is within easy driving distance of hill country vineyards, Fredricksburg shopping or Enchanted Rock hiking . Will certainly be back

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank wnlmom2010
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Reviewed June 28, 2011

good: your room rate includes a full breakfast and dinner, pretty fancy. It is quite and peaceful, you can make friends or sit and gel. Our massages were fabulous. Our bed was great. For a dry Spring, the area was green. There are quaint towns North and South. Lunch is not provided by the staff. No cell phone service. They do have WiFi.

almost good: the reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that it would be difficult in certain areas if you were in a wheel chair or had special needs. There are steps and inclines and a testy trail to the pool and spa area.
Children/teenagers will need to be creative to enjoy their stay. They could hike/swim or figure out what to do on their own. It's not geared for youngsters.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Escondida Resort

Address: 23670 State Highway 16 N, Medina, TX 78055-3815
Location: United States > Texas > Bandera County > Medina
Amenities:
Spa
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Medina
Price Range: $241 - $384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Escondida Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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