The 10 Best Hotels For Families

by Samantha Ballenger

Sometimes making a choice is difficult with so many hotel options. The best hotels for families look different for every family and each stage of life you’re in. Maybe you value location or room size, maybe complimentary breakfast. Some of you are looking for a hotel chain you can use consistently to earn rewards, while others are looking for luxury. Kids clubs and adventure also can’t be overlooked when booking your hotel.

Whether traveling with young children or all adults, this list has something for everyone. Here are some of the best hotels for traveling with family.

Family In the Jungle
Four Seasons Papagayo Costa Rica

Four Seasons

When traveling with families and children, The Four Season never disappoints with its amenities and its catering to children. There is always a kid-friendly welcome amenity. A sweet treat, plush stuffed animal, or fresh juice, depending on your location. They also offer complimentary roll-away beds for children up to age 17, while most hotels either charge for the service or charge a fee for children 12 and older. There are also usually kid-sized bathrobes and slippers, and you can ask for items to babyproof the room if needed.

The Kids for All Seasons Club is included in your stay at no extra cost. Four Seasons Anguilla offers daily activities such as Treasure hunts, baking classes, arts and crafts, tennis, and has a game room. Four Seasons Langkawi offers young explorers a chance to explore undisturbed nature and highlights conservation importance. At Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, take a kid-friendly eco-adventure tour or learn to surf with tropic surf.

Four Seasons hotels earn their place as one of the best hotels for families due to their kid’s clubs, activities, and amenities.

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Reasonable rates, 257 locations, complimentary breakfast, and evening receptions make Embassy Suites one of the best hotels for families. Many locations also offer a pool, fitness centers, and small restaurants.

Traveling with family can be stressful; what better way to end your day than with your own space. The highlight of Embassy Suites are…..the suites? Studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites come equipped with a seating area, desk, microwave, and refrigerator. Hilton also offers a stellar reward program that will have you earning free nights in no time.

DoubleTree Hotel Times Square

DoubleTree Hotel

Who doesn’t know about the signature cookies you get upon check-in? Kids of all ages look forward to the smell of freshly baked cookies and savor the warm delight. With 587 locations, it would be easy to make the DoubleTree your family’s hotel of choice.

Choose between a standard room and a suite depending on your needs. Use Hilton rewards points to upgrade your room, earn a free night, or add breakfast to your stay.

Staybridge Suites Cardiff

Staybridge Suites

Offering one and two-bedroom suites, Staybridge suites offer the space you need when traveling with your family. They also provide kitchens which are a fantastic way to save money on your family vacation since you can prepare your own meals. If you don’t want to worry about starving kids first thing in the morning (who does?), head downstairs for a complimentary hot breakfast.

With 220 locations and belonging to the IHG hotel group, where you can earn points for every stay, Staybridge Suites is one of the best hotel options for families.

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center

Gaylord Resorts

You may not know much about Gaylord resorts as part of the Marriot Bonvoy hotel group and with just 6 locations. With their everything in one place concept, Gaylord resorts blend location and entertainment under one roof, or in this case, glass atrium.

Gaylord Opryland offers some of the best Christmas decorations around and is next door to the Grand Ole Opry. At the same time, the Gaylord palms resort has a water park and is less than 5 miles from Disneyworld. Visit Gaylord Texan resorts pool & lazy river complex. With the sheer size and activities at all 6 Gaylord resorts, they are one of the best hotels for families.

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Residence Inn Wailea Beach Hawaii

Residence Inn

With 874 locations to choose from, Residence Inn can quickly become your preferred hotel chain. Offering several suite options, including studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites. Another bonus is the complimentary hot breakfast which means less decision-making and more vacationing.

Most Residence Inn rooms have a small kitchen where you can prepare meals for your family. They even have free grocery delivery, which is ideal in a new city. If you become a member of Marriott Rewards, you earn points for your stay and can use them towards any Marriott hotel in the future.

Great Wolf Lodge Poconos

Great Wolf Lodge

If your family is looking for adventure and entertainment all under one roof, look no further than one of 19 Great Wolf Lodge resorts. Imagine being able to wake up and head to an indoor water park, arcade, restaurant, spa, and a myriad of children’s activities.

Depending on your location, Great Wolf Lodge is perfect for a weekend getaway. Indoor mini-golf, a ropes course, kids spa, and other activities will keep your children busy all day. They may enjoy Great Wolf Lodge so much you might have a tough time getting them out of the resort.

Ritz Kids learning to Ski
Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe


You may not think of the Ritz for family vacations. However, the Ritz-Carlton is perfect for families. With Ritz Kids, the activities hub for children, kids enjoy full days of curated activities. From cooking classes to glass-bottom boat adventures and local cultural experiences, your children will have an experience they won’t soon forget. At the same time, their ambassadors of the environment program emphasize conservation and facilitates interactions in the natural world.

Rooms vary in size from standard to large suites with a full kitchen and separate living rooms. If a luxury family vacation is for you, the Ritz-Carlton doesn’t disappoint.

Homewood Suites Sports Coast

Homewood Suites

Offering rooms with a living room, dining room, and full kitchen makes Homewood suites one of the best hotels for families. You can’t go wrong with the space the suites provide, and if you want to cut costs by making your own meals, the full kitchen comes in handy.

Homewood suites offer an evening reception with wine, beer, and light fare; however, many locations currently don’t offer this perk due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They still provide a complimentary hot breakfast. Hotels come with pools, a fire pit, and outdoor grills, which are perfect for getting outdoors and keeping your families safe. As part of the Hilton hotels group, earn rewards for each night of your stay.

Kimpton Kitalay Samui

Kimpton Hotels

As part of the IHG hotel group, Kimpton hotels are considered luxury boutique hotels that offer unique stays. Award-winning designs and desirable locations are just some reasons Kimpton hotels are some of the best for families. With 77 locations worldwide, if there is a Kimpton, don’t hesitate to book your stay. As a pet-friendly hotel, the Kimpton also offers the option to bring your pet free of charge.

The Kimpton has everything you need for your getaway, from bunk beds to suites. Each location offers kid-friendly activities, such as day camp, swimming, arts and crafts, and more. Don’t miss the complimentary tea and coffee in the mornings and wine hour in the evening.

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