Best US hotels for families
When you are traveling with your family, you want to make sure that your accommodations will suit the whole gang. Here, we've uncovered 10 of the best family-friendly hotels chains that will spoil every member of your family. If you play your cards right, you and the hubby may even get some time alone out of the deal!
At the Four Seasons, the whole family gets spoiled – including the kids. With the brand's complimentary signature Kids For All Seasons program, families can rest assured that their kids are going to have a great time, too. Kids' robes in the rooms and kids' menus at the restaurants are just the beginning. There are pools and specific areas dedicated just for kids. Concierge can also help arrange babysitting services or family-friendly outings.
Locations & reservations: Four Seasons
The Hyatt is truly dedicated to ensuring your entire family has a great vacation. For families with young kids, the Babies Travel Lite program provides guests with everything they could possibly need for baby's stay (including everything from diapers to carriers); Camp Hyatt caters to kids from 3 to 12, and includes supervised activities focused on culture, history and environment in Hyatt each destination. Don't forget the splash central pools, Cranium game library and teen activities as well.
Locations & reservations: Hyatt
Westin Hotels & Resorts
The Westin Kids Club ensures that kids are entertained from the moment they arrive! While parents are checking in, kids are given welcome bags filled with treats, daily and weekly activities geared to entertain are offered and vary in age groups from toddlers to teenagers. The Westin Kids Club Discovery Room is designed to entertain kids 4 through 12.
Locations & reservations: Westin Hotels & Resorts
Embassy Suites Hotels
The Embassy Suites Hotels Embassy Kids program starts entertaining kids before they even arrive with a website designed to get kids ready for their vacations. Most rooms have in-room Nintendos, and resorts offer fun non-alcoholic drinks for kids at the evening Manager's Reception, cribs upon request so you don't have to lug the pack 'n play with you, stroller rental, and game rooms.
Locations & reservations: Embassy Suites Hotels
Loews Hotels & Resorts
The motto here is "the family that stays together plays together" and they make sure that happens. The Loews Loves Kids program offers a lending library of games, special children's menu with healthy options, tours, Fisher-Price welcome gifts, Kidbanas by the pool, supervised recreational activities, kids camps and more! What more do you need?
Locations & reservations: Loews Hotels & Resorts
For starters, The Holiday Inn has a Kids Stay Free program that includes children 19 and under! At all US locations, kids 12 and under eat free from the kids' menu as well. There are also KidSuites room that feature a room within the suite dedicate just for the kids! The KidSuites are decorated just for kids and features a play area with a TV/video game system and play table, as well as a place to sleep – either a bunk bed or two single beds.
Locations & reservations: Holiday Inn
The KimptonKids program encourages the whole family to stay and play sans stress! Upon arrival, kids receive a welcome gift, and a list of kid-friendly activities in the area. In rooms, they are treated to an animal-print robe that's just their size (available for purchase). Cribs and playards are available for loan, child-proofing kits are available for the rooms and concierge can arrange for additional items for rent (such as strollers, etc.) as well as babysitting services.
Locations & reservations: Kimpton Hotels
Kids 18 and under stay free in their parents' room at Hilton hotels in the US, and all Hilton Worldwide Resorts have a "Kidz Paradise" program which includes special facilities, games and equipment, and activities and entertainment.
Locations & reservations: Hilton
The Ritz Kids program, available at most destinations, offers a bevy of adventures exemplative of the destination from snowboarding lessons, arts and crafts workshops, themed Kids Nights Out, and even snorkeling trips. Just imagine all the grown-up time you'll have while the kids are out adventuring!
Locations & reservations: Ritz-Carlton
The Fairmont brand caters to guests every whim, and when it comes to its junior guests, that remains true as well. The Kid's Club program and the Teen Hang-out at the Scottsdale Princess location exemplify this. The Kids Club caters to ages 5 to 12 and includes activities such as swimming, a fitness walk, crafts, music and movies. The Teen Hang-out room for teens 13 to 17 includes a music room, Cyber Café and 3 X-box stations.
Locations & reservations: Fairmont