When you travel as a family, you want to make sure the kids are entertained and having fun just as much as you want to get in a relaxing vacation. Luckily, there are many hotels around the world that offer world-class accommodations and features designed to keep kids entertained and adults relaxed. The five hotels listed below are luxurious options for your next family vacation; each one has a little something for everyone.
La Quinta Resort
La Quinta Resort Palm Springs is owned by the famously elegant Waldorf Astoria brand — although it may be upscale, this hotel is also great for children. There’s a Kids Kamp every weekend, where children are supervised as they enjoy games, sports and more. The hotel also has a junior spa aimed at teens and showings of family-friendly movies on Fridays and Saturdays.
If you let the hotel know your kids are coming to the Four Seasons Boston, they can have free toys, warm cookies, soda and popcorn awaiting their arrival. The hotel also has fun activities, like a free cookie-making class and a hotel-wide scavenger hunt. If you want some time away from the little ones, the hotel offers babysitting services for up to three days in advance.
Orlando is undoubtedly rife with cheesy kids’ hotels, but one great spot to enjoy luxury alongside clever child-friendly themes is the Loews Royal Pacific Resort. The pool area features scheduled activities all day long. When parents want a break, they can drop the kids off at the Mariners Club — where children aged 4 to 14 can eat, play board games, access computers and more. For an affordable stay, check out Hipmunk deals at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort Orlando.
Half Moon in Montego Bay, Jamaica, doesn’t just have one area dedicated for kids. It has an entire model village — called Anancy’s Children’s Village — that is meant specifically to keep little ones busy. Kids can go from hut to hut for activities, which include everything from storytelling to sandcastle building. Parents who bring their kids to Half Moon have the option to enroll children in the program for the entire duration of their stay.
Before you arrive at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, let the staff know the names and ages of your kids and you’ll arrive to find kids’ bathrobes and personalized star-shaped cookies. The hotel has cribs for guests with infants and they allow access to a large DVD library for in-room DVD players. Luckily for little ones, the hotel’s spa has a kids’ spa services menu.