If you are looking for a staycation in the Dallas area, look no further than the Hilton Anatole – with 1,600-rooms, lavish restaurants and a newly opened 3-acre resort waterpark, Jade Waters.

JadeWaters is more than a waterpark, though.  It’s a place to relax, have some family fun or do both!  We visited Jade Waters last year, and my children were stoked when we received an invitation to go back this summer!  

But things were somewhat different this year, with a focus on family fun and a child’s best interest in mind!

anatole fun pass

On your way to Jade Waters, you will notice a Kid’s Concierge, offering many different activities to participate in this summer at the Anatole!  My children were excited to play family BINGO, make a kid’s craft, go on a Pirate Adventure and, my favorite, race ducks in the lazy river!  (Prizes are awarded for certain activities!) 

Summer at the Anatole Dallas

Each of the activities I mentioned are available for purchase, though there are free activities, too!  If you choose to partake in the paid activities, make sure you look into the Anatole’s Fun Pass – it’s a $64 value for only $29.99.  (And it will keep your children very entertained!)  

Summer at the Anatole Dallas

We also loved starting our day at Geppetto’s Theater for Damsels, Dragons & Donuts on Saturday morning.  Damsels, Dragons & Donuts is an interactive marionette puppet show, serving donuts and milk before the show begins!  It was fun and my children enjoyed it!  (Even my one-year-old!) In this show, you will see many well known Disney friends and I can guarantee you will sing along to a few of the songs!  *You can even visit Geppetto’s Theater without staying at the hotel.  Visit Geppetto’s online to make reservations! 

Summer at the Anatole Dallas

We ended the day with a movie in the park.  It was the perfect weather for a movie, and I could have slept on the lawn!  Kid’s Concierge remains open for treats like popcorn, candy, snow cones, ice cream and soft drinks.  


Hilton Anatole Dallas JadeWaters Waterpark

JadeWaters is your place to celebrate summer!  Imagine a waterpark for the entire family, exclusive for hotel guests.  Yes, you read that correctly!  JadeWaters offers both a section for kids and a section for adults, with a family friendly area joining the two.



For adults, you’ll find a swim up bar, cabanas and poolside spa amenities.  (They even have in-pool underwater tables at the pool’s bar, which I thought was super cool!)  Make sure you try the Watermelon Margarita, the Caribbean Colada or the Pain Killer when you visit the bar!

Summer at the Anatole Dallas

For children and families, you’ll find a splashing activity bay, two 180-foot waterslides, a few basketball goals and a fun lazy river that my children could have played in all day long!  

Summer at the Anatole Dallas


Food Offerings At The Hilton Anatole

Summer at the Anatole Dallas

There are several options for dining at the Hilton Anatole.  Inside, you can dine at Media Bar + Grill, which has delicious entrees like a 72-hour Short Rib, Brisket Mac & Cheese and Surf & Turf.  They also have burgers, salads and amazing desserts!

Summer at the Anatole Dallas

Outside, you can visit JadeWaters Grill + Bar, which offers a different selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts.  Make sure you try the Shrimp Spring Rolls and Buffalo Chicken Salad… two of my favorites that I could eat every single day!  (Not to be outdone by the Funnel Fries!)  JadeWaters Grill also has chicken tenders, ceviche, hamburgers and quesadillas.  


The next time you’re looking for a fun filled family staycation in the Dallas area, make sure you check out the Hilton Anatole.  JadeWaters is open through Labor Day weekend and included in the price of your hotel reservation.  (The number of waterpark admission wristbands you receive varies, based on room type.  Additional wristbands can be purchased for $25 each, per day.)

Hilton Anatole Dallas

  • Self-parking
  • Public WiFi
  • Five restaurants (Kids under 12 eat dinner free in two of the restaurants!)
  • Two Starbucks Drip Coffees per day
  • Local & 1-800 phone calls
  • Scheduled indoor & outdoor activities
  • Kids Concierge
  • JadeWaters Resort Pool admittance (seasonal)

For more information on Jade Waters at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  You can see more pictures from our staycation by searching #SummerAtTheAnatole and #SeeDallasStayAnatole


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