Hotel Collection

AC Palacio del Retiro

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

The historic building from the early 20th century was converted into a 50-room hotel in 2004. The AC Palacio del Retiro is a wonderful combination of an old-world building and modern design. Rooms and public areas are open, bright, and comfortable. The central location near Madrid’s famous museums with easy access to a number of…

Albergo Santa Chiara

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

The location of Albergo Santa Chiara is fabulous behind the Pantheon in the very heart of historic Rome. Families can walk everywhere from here. Guest rooms are well-appointed and the service is friendly. The buffet breakfast is included the room rate and great. Albergo Santa Chiara is a perfect value option in Rome with kids and we’ve referred…

Almyra Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Trendy

Almyra is an upscale property yet very accommodating with kids. The restaurant staff go out of their way to offer unique, kid-friendly foods. We had a wonderful private dinner on our rooftop terrace one night. The overall service here is highly personalized. The Almyra is a fantastic place to truly relax and enjoy a beautiful…

Amori Villa

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Amori Villa is Ubud’s best kept secret. This upscale, boutique hotel is comprised of just seven suites and villas tucked away among the rice paddy fields. The serene and peaceful atmosphere offers a much-needed break from the crowded and lively streets of central Ubud. The property has one communal area, an open-walled dining room and…

Arthur’s Pass Wilderness Lodge

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

This property is a wonderful place for hands-on farm experiences for children (holding baby sheep, shearing, learning about farm life, etc.) The area has both wonderful, easy hiking appropriate for preschool age children and above as well as excellent day hikes available for adults. Connecting rooms and baby equipment are readily available, and they accommodate…

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has a wonderful indoor pool and fantastic mountain views. Although this is one of Switzerland’s landmark luxury hotels, it is very child-friendly. My kids enjoyed the Heidi House – a supervised play area with activities and movies. There is special attention paid to families, with a kid’s welcome gift and the staff…

Ballyfin

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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Like being set inside an Irish novel, visiting Ballyfin will blow your mind. It’s so far and above anything I’ve ever experienced anywhere. To call it a hotel is not adequate. The staff are like long-lost family, welcoming you home to rooms filled with art, antiques, books and stories of this former school-turned-luxury hotel. The…

Ballyvolane House

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Run by a young family in southern Ireland, the six-room Ballyvolane House offers the comforts of home (plus a good bit of grandeur), live-in playmates, and a chance to experience a culture from the inside out. With a tree house to play in, woods to explore, animals to feed and fishing on premise, you can…

Bavarian Forest Holidays

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Apartment
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Contemporary

Beautifully maintained self-catering apartments with plenty of extras thrown in. Gorgeous views, fantastic local food and drink, wonderful hosts and lots of interesting activities in close proximity. The owner provides toys, games, DVDs, and a fabulous activity folder for kids.

Borgo Iesolana

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

A family-owned farm passed on through generations, Borgo Iesolana offers guests one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments in an unbelievable setting in Bucine, Tuscany. The landscaping and views are stunning and families have ample space to spread out. 11 apartments have been renovated with care and are well-equipped with usable kitchens and a private…

Borgo Scopeto Relais

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Borgo Scopeto represents a unique opportunity to stay in the Tuscan countryside and enjoy spectacular food and wine in a casual yet refined environment. Rooms vary in size and have modern decor and amenities. The expansive grounds provide plenty of space for kids to run around, and there are two swimming pools, tennis courts, mountain…

Bosque Del Cabo

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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Bosque del Cabo is comprised of independent cabanas and villas on the gorgeous and remote  Osa Peninsula. There are beautiful ocean and jungle views from all areas of the property. A long list of adventure activities is available including guided hikes through the rainforest, dolphin and whale watching, and surf lessons. The Osa Peninsula is…

Byrnesgrove Farmhouse

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Tucked away among the beautiful Kilkenny countryside, Byrnesgrove is a most welcoming farmstay. Hosts Jim and Laura Kenny go to great lengths to ensure that each guest enjoys an authentic farm experience, complete with hearty breakfasts and freshly baked treats, as well as interaction with their menagerie of animals and livestock. The rooms at Byrnesgrove…

California Park Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

California Park Hotel is a fun, very family-oriented property. Kids are everywhere, and there is always activity and action in and around the public areas. The pool is great. The location is not on the water but still works well as it’s only two blocks from the beach and waterfront promenade. The hotel staff is…

Caribe Hilton

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Tucked into the nook of a private peninsula in San Juan, the resort is the only one in the city with a private beach. The beach itself is in a calm lagoon, perfect for kids of all ages. The resort is located just a few minutes’ drive from Old San Juan and boasts many family-friendly…

Carmel Valley Ranch

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Carmel Valley Ranch is a wonderful destination with kids. The one-bedroom suite accommodations are perfect for families as there is a back bedroom plus a sofa bed in the living room so parents get a bit of privacy. Onsite amenities are numerous including the River Ranch area that is perfect for children and includes a…

Casa Zorzi

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Apartment
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Family-friendly Casa Zorzi, an old stone house converted into four apartments, lies in the charming medieval village of Arquà Petrarca, just outside Venice. The location makes for easy day trips into the city, as well as exploring the Veneto region. Apartments have kitchen facilities, but guests can dine at the owners’ nearby osteria if they…

Castle Kiahuna Plantation & Beach Bungalows

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Castle Kiahuna Plantation & Beach Bungalows  has a memorable manicured lawn in front of sandy beach and welcomes romping children of all ages.  Families can partake in surf lessons in front of beach or enjoy the pool with a water slide (and shallow area with sand for babies) across the street. Parent-ready features include a…

Catamaran Resort

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Just steps from the beach, the Catamaran Resort is in an excellent location for all ages. Guest rooms are simply decorated but comfortable. Suites are spacious, and many rooms have nice water views. There are plenty of restaurants nearby for those who want to walk to meals, and the hotel offers free tickets in the…

Chaa Creek

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Chaa Creek is located in a private nature reserve and offers cottages, suites and tents. We stayed in a cottage and a tent and the kids loved the tent! There are wonderful services and activities including horseback riding, canoeing, a butterfly farm, day trips to ruins, miles of trails for hiking and birding and a…

Chateau De Ribagnac

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

The setting around Chateau Ribagnac is stunning. An old chateau, the hotel is wonderfully restored, grand, and gorgeous. The owners have created an atmosphere that is warm, comfortable, yet still upscale. Guests have the freedom to do as they please. Meanwhile, the experience with children is remarkable. The safe and secure environment makes it seem…

Clay Brook at Sugarbush

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Hands-down, the best feature of Clay Brook is the location for skiing – guests can literally walk off the slopes, drop their skis with the valet, and that’s it. The property even has boot warmers available – talk about luxury! Kids love the outdoor heated pool and get a kick out of swimming and jumping…

Club Med Cancun Yucatan

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

This property offers extensive baby equipment, including strollers, high chairs, cribs and baby baths. The Mini Club Med is a great amenity for children 4 and up – kids can play all day and parents get to explore. The resort is right on the ocean; beautiful bath-like water surrounds the facility, and there is a…

Club Med Ixtapa

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Club Med Ixtapa is a self-contained resort in a beautiful setting. We’ve vacationed here a few years in a row and end up never leaving the resort. There is something for everyone: parents are able to get a vacation with and without their kids. It is truly the best of both worlds. There is a…

Colle San Paolo

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Colle San Paolo is a fantastic option for families visiting Umbria who want access to Tuscany too. Located above a quiet town in a rural area, the location is ideal for families who want to explore small, less touristy villages. Well-furnished apartments and a villa are spread across a sprawling olive oil estate. The fully equipped…

Country Kids Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Country Kids offers the incredibly relaxing, fun, and beautiful vacation you didn’t think was possible with small children. It is simultaneously rustic, friendly, and casual while offering true five-star luxury accommodations and personal service. Accommodations are comprised of 2-5 bedroom apartments and a renovated farmhouse. All rooms are child-friendly and come with high chairs, cribs, child…

CuisinArt Resort and Spa

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

CuisinArt Resort has every amenity you can think of in a wonderful setting. The beach is the highlight with calm surf and warm water and the villas are conveniently located right on the sand for maximum beach time. Much of the food served at the restaurant is from the hotel’s own hydroponic farm and it’s…

Cuixmala

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Cuixmala is the coastal estate of Sir James Goldsmith. Part of a 25,000-acre nature reserve, this is a wonderful place for a family eco-adventure. Surrounded by a jungle and private beaches, you will find crocodiles and turtles, and even open land with zebras, gazelles, and antelope. Brightly colored guest accommodations featuring Oaxacan fabrics and furniture…

Deer Valley Ranch

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  • Category: Ranch
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Our children ask to go back to Deer Valley Ranch every summer, and we are happy to say yes because we love it there too! It’s a breath of fresh air for our suburban family in more ways than one. First of all, it’s beautiful! Stunning mountains surround you, a creek runs nearby and the air…

Domaine Des Hauts De Loire

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Set in a wooded park in the heart of the Loire Valley near Blois, this property has acres of space and trails for families to explore by bike or on foot, making it ideal for all ages. Additional onsite activities include swimming and tennis. Although the hotel is upscale with a Relais & Chateaux gastronomic…

El Capitan Canyon

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  • Toddler Fun
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

This upscale “camping” resort is great for families who want to experience the natural beauty of the California coast without the effort of really roughing it. El Capitan has something for everyone – between easy or challenging hikes into the foothills, a walk to one of the most striking beaches in California, a pool and…

Equinox Resort

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

The Equinox is lovely! Starwood purchased the property and did a major renovation—it is now more sophisticated and very pretty. The food is delicious at both the steakhouse and the tavern, and we love the gorgeous fire-pit and terrace. Despite all the upscale features appreciated by the adults (spa, driving school, golf), there are many…

Evergreen Lodge

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

What makes the Evergreen Lodge special is the variety of summer camp-style activities. Everything is organized around a central plaza with many entertainment options for all ages, including horseshoes, table tennis, and an outdoor fire pit. It is a safe and fun setup for families. The hotel has a toddler play area, board games, a…

Fairmont Banff Springs

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

This hotel is known as the “Castle in the Rockies,” and it lives up to that title. Nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park, it is a very special place to stay. It offers one of the best year-round outdoor pools anywhere, with breathtaking views and scenery. There is a great little…

Fairmont Kea Lani

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

The Fairmont Kea Lani is convenient and enjoyable for a family vacation. The condo units have kitchens and comfortably fit extended families. Some condos have direct access to the big lagoon pool, are a short walk to the beach and have plunge pools on the patio. The plunge pools are a huge hit with kids…

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The hotel is beautifully situated overlooking the Lower Village and the St. Lawrence River. It is in the center of town, so everything is close, including the glass funicular, which kids love to ride. In the winter, there is a toboggan ride next to the hotel, which older kids love. The rooms are well designed,…

Fairmont Mayakoba

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Casitas are stylish and offer generous space for families with roomy and nicely appointed bathrooms. A large balcony provides views of the lagoon and/or resort. There are several pools to choose from along with activities for the children at the kids’ club. The beach is clean and well-maintained with turquoise-blue waters. Golf carts and boat…

Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

The Fairmont Miramar is one of the landmark hotels in Santa Monica. The atmosphere is lively and social, even more so now that they’ve opened a top-notch organic restaurant called Fig. The lush garden is wonderful, and there is even a bit of green grass for kids to run around. My favorite feature for families…

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

We love the extensive activities offered at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, including a children’s program, multiple swimming pools (one with two long, curvy slides), a lake where you can fish, golf, and a full spa. Mini-golf, CrackerJax race cars, and a train park with a carousel are nearby. There are multiple restaurants onsite, in addition…

Finca Rosa Blanca

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Finca Rosa Blanca is a great jumping off point for a vacation in Costa Rica. Accommodations are comprised of rooms, suites and villas all set on a working coffee planation. The kids loved this small, eco-inn with its natural pool and huge bathrooms. It has interesting artwork and a unique character and the staff was…

Follonico

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

We loved Follonico! Rooms are very spacious and bathrooms are brand-new, modern and clean. The hosts, particularly Fabio, are amazing. The space is great for kids, especially given the vegetable garden out back and the pond with ducks. They also have a chicken coop, a donkey and a horse on the property, so our kids…

Forte Village Resort

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Pro-led sports academies, sculpture classes, circus performances, fashion shows — the menu of family fun and amenities at Forte Village Resort is so vast that it would take weeks to sample it all. That said, guests will have a fabulous time trying. The kids’ clubs, tailored for the toddler through tween years, are first-rate, and…

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Our girls are still asking when they can go back to the Four Seasons Hualalai and tell us that this trip to Hawaii was the best vacation they’ve every had. The highlight for kids is the extensive and creative activities for kids of all ages including unique and cultural programs like hula dancing and mask…

Glendine Country House

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Glendine Country House is a gorgeous, historic Georgian manor. Full of antiques, the interior is like stepping back in time and the atmosphere is inviting and comfortable. We loved the warm welcome from the owner with fresh scones and tea. This is a huge property so there is room for kids to run around outside,…

Grand Hotel De La Minerve

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The Hotel De La Minerve is located in a tiny piazza just around the corner from the Pantheon in an area of Rome that is perfect for families. The position of the hotel is particularly appealing because it is in a relatively quiet, calm area given its central location. The rooms are spacious and recently…

Grand Hotel Minerva

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Located on the renovated Piazza Santa Maria Novella, the Grand Hotel Minerva makes a convenient base in Florence. The rooftop pool bar is our favorite feature as it enables families to easily escape the heat and crowds of Florence for swimming breaks. The pool isn’t big, but children have plenty of room to swim and…

Half Moon, A Rock Resort

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Half Moon is a large 400 acre plantation style property that surprisingly feels intimate. There are many beach and pool areas to enjoy. The Caribbean beaches with warm blue waters are calm enough to be able to lie on a float and relax. The resort has many onsite activities including horseback riding (even in the…

Hawks Cay Resort

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Hawks Cay is an all around great hotel option for kids of all ages. We liked it so much we went there three years in a row. There is a terrific pool area with a pirate ship and slide that is perfect young kids and a flexible kids’ program where there is always some kind…

Homewood Suites San Diego-Del Mar

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Contemporary

Conveniently located within 20 minutes of all the major attractions (San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, Legoland, La Jolla, Del Mar, Gaslamp District, etc), Homewood Suites makes an excellent home-base for enjoying the many things to do in San Diego. Despite its corporate roots, this property has adapted to accommodate the traveling family. With fully-functional kitchens in…

Honua Kai Resort & Spa

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Honua Kai Resort is an affordable luxury option for families who want top-notch condo amenities paired with the services of an upscale hotel. The one- to three-bedroom suites are ideal for multi-generational trips with kids as they are spacious with room for everyone to spread out. Furnishings are light and contemporary, yet still kid-friendly. Lanais…

Hotel Adler-Thermae

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Set in the gorgeous Val d’Orcia, in close proximity to the wonderful hilltop towns of Pienza, Montalcino, and Montepulciano, Adler-Thermae is a thermal spa resort that combines Zen sensibilities with Tuscan charm and hospitality. The therapeutic thermal spa amenities added a whole new level of relaxation to our family vacation. In addition to the beautiful…

Hotel Al Piave

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Hotel Al Piave is a small, family-run hotel in the Castello area of Venice. This location is not as touristy as other areas and a ten minute walk from the popular activities and sights. The property located on a quiet side street; it’s a bit hard to find the first time you look for it,…

Hotel Belvedere

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Guests appreciate the wonderful lake and mountain views from Hotel Belvedere, located in the iconic and historic village of Bellagio. The highlight of this property for families is the fantastic outdoor areas for kids, including a large garden and heated swimming pool. Rooms are simple (three-star) but spacious, and there are a few configurations that…

Hotel Cenobio Dei Dogi

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The hotel provides a convenient home-base for exploring the Italian Riviera and Cinque Terre. It’s located in the town of Camogli, a picturesque fishing village that’s a nice place for family strolls with a carousel that provides some entertainment. The seaside promenade is pedestrian-only with a beach that’s rocky but fun to explore. The hotel…

Hotel Continental

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Looking across the bay with sweeping views of both Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, Hotel Continental offers classic Italian Riviera luxury in a family-friendly setting. The location is excellent, just a short walk from the main square. Service is warm and attentive. With two restaurants, nice gardens, and a private beach club with secluded swimming…

Hotel del Coronado

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Families can’t get enough of the gorgeous beach at the Hotel del Coronado, a landmark luxurious property with beautiful rooms and ocean views. Accommodations range from rooms to beach cottages and villas. The town of Coronado is cute, and the overall area is perfect for walking and bike riding. The hotel has daily kids’ activities,…

Hotel del Sol

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Trendy

Hotel del Sol is conveniently located, kid-durable yet hip, filled with great San Francisco to-do ideas and affordable. Small things like video rentals, eclectic room decor, and daily pool breakfast/afternoon cookies make the place seem fun for all kinds of kids. Since it’s part of the Joie de Vivre hotels, you can build frequency points…

Hotel Esencia

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

Esencia is a luxury hotel with 27 suites and 2 villas with private pools located on a beautiful beach in the Riviera Maya. The atmosphere is intimate and the food is fantastic. The staff goes out of their way to make stays relaxing and they greet guests by name. Parents can relax on the beach while kids…

Hotel Les Grands Montets

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Boutique

This mountain view hotel has cozy, individually decorated rooms and suites, some on two levels. The atmosphere is casual yet classy, and the location provides easy access to the ski resort. There is a kids’ game room, swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi. The hotel has great breakfasts and there are good restaurants just a 10-minute…

Hotel Mas Des Carassins

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The setting of this hotel is beautiful, with expansive, well-landscaped grounds and fountains throughout. Rooms are spacious and clean and the staff are warm and helpful. The evening dinner is amazing and reasonable for the area. It’s a 10-minute walk into the small town of St. Rémy, which has plenty of good restaurants and shops.

Hotel Mayfair Paris

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Located right on Rue di Rivoli, Hotel Mayfair Paris is as convenient for sightseeing as it is charming and comfortable for families. This small hotel has a traditional old-world Paris feel, from the antique-style room keys to the slanted ceilings in the guest rooms. The quiet common areas make this a cozy place for families with…

Hotel Monaco Seattle

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Hotel Monaco’s location is fabulous, near a library with a 15,000-square-foot children’s section. The property is walking distance from many of Seattle’s tourist attractions. Public areas are lively and the restaurant is fine with kids. Guest rooms are spacious, with fun KimptonKids treats and amenities. Service is extremely friendly and helpful. A magician showcases family-friendly…

Hotel Rufolo

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Ravello is a quaint town with lots of local children. Hotel Rufolo has a fantastic location in the center of the town, yet still feels secluded. There are stunning views of the Amalfi Coast from all areas of the hotel. Rooms are simple, comfortable, and spacious, and a good value for this area. The friendly…

Hotel Santa Caterina

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  • Baby Ready
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Hotel Santa Caterina has a stunning location in Amalfi with clifftop gardens, a pool at the sea’s edge, and a beach. The views are spectacular and the gardens feel distinctly Mediterranean, with lemon trees and views of the sea. Rooms have traditional decor and the sea view rooms with balconies are outstanding. Common areas and…

Hotel Tugu Lombok

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Hotel Tugu Lombok is a perfect respite from the crowds families encounter on other islands, such as Bali. This privately owned hotel sits on a pristine beach on the Bali Sea, which is calm, warm and shallow. Room options include suites and villas just steps from the beach. Parents can comfortably allow kids to splash in the water without…

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa couldn’t be in a better location. It sits directly across from the expansive, beautiful beach – simply walk across the hotel’s pedestrian bridge to cross the Pacific Coast Highway. Guests not in the mood to get sandy can take the kids to the resort’s private water playground,…

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

The Hyatt Regency is a wonderful resort for families visiting Lake Tahoe. Kid-friendly amenities include a private sandy beach with watersports rentals, a kids’ club, a heated pool and hot tubs, and an arcade in the hotel. Meanwhile, adults will enjoy the casino and great dining options, an incredible spa, and workout facilities. Sierra Cloud,…

Hyatt Regency Washington On Capitol Hill

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Luxury in every sense, from super-comfy bedding to dark chocolates at turndown. The hotel has a great location convenient for sightseeing and a warm feeling. The corner suite has a lovely parent’s bedroom that not only feels like a spa with its warm tones and plush linens, but it’s set up in just the right…

Imagine Roussillon

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Imagine Roussillon is an intimate family resort with four apartments located in a lovely area in the South of France. The resort provides the perfect balance for parents who want a relaxing holiday without needing to compromise on quality accommodations, while providing children with wonderful amenities just for them. Emma, Phil and family really do know how to…

J.K. Place Roma

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

J.K. Place Roma offers families exceptional service and comfortable yet luxurious ambiance in the heart of Rome. This boutique hotel epitomizes the Roman experience with traditional Italian flair. The moment families walk into the elegant lobby, they are greeted with sleek, modern design, robust art and an attentive staff. After being greeted with a welcome drink…

Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

We’ve traveled everywhere and this is one of our favorite resorts in the world with kids. Built on the site of a former coconut plantation, the property is small and intimate with a quiet feel and beautiful grounds. It is eco-friendly and all guests stay in private bungalows (called bures). What works so well here…

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

If this resort wasn’t so close to downtown San Antonio, guests wouldn’t even think of leaving the grounds. From the relaxing lounge areas to the cozy library, the pampering spa to the PGA golf courses, and an amazing pool area for children of all ages, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa…

Kaanapali Alii

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Located on Kaanapali Beach it’s hard to get any closer to the surf and sand than with Kaanapali Alii. Spacious and modern one and two bedroom luxury condos offer gourmet kitchens, laundry rooms and an amazing amount of space for families to spread out. Views of the ocean, mountains and blooming gardens will spoil you…

Koloa Landing

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Koloa Landing is comprised of extremely high-quality one- to four-bedroom condo units in a resort setting. These new, spacious condos are wonderfully furnished with top-of-the-line kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, and comfortable beds. Lanais are perfectly set up for outdoor living with full dining areas. The property also features multiple swimming pools, BBQs for guest use, daily…

L’Andana

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

The luxury resort L’Andana, with its Enrico Bartolini restaurant, is fabulous. From the moment you walk through the doors you know it’s something beyond special. The views and smells at this property are calming and beautiful with gorgeous gardens and a relaxing pool. The service and staff are marvelous. My boys loved the huge bathtub and…

La Bandita

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

At the end of a long and winding dirt road, La Bandita sits on a verdant hillside where kids can run around to their hearts’ content and interact with the farm animals on property. In the “Pig Sty,” a former pig sty converted into a luxe and gorgeous family suite. a sliding door gives parents…

La Sovana

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

La Sovana is a beautifully restored working farm/vineyard with a lovely pool, grounds to roam, a dining room, lounge, and outdoor patio. There’s a park area with play equipment. Rooms and apartments are simple but comfortable. The atmosphere is friendly with a helpful proprietor and staff. Meals in the onsite restaurant are excellent. The location…

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa sits on a cliff overlooking the Dana Point Harbor and the ocean. The location is ideal for a multi-faceted family vacation as it’s a day trip from Los Angeles, Disneyland, and even San Diego. The resort is reasonably priced for the area with a plethora of kid-friendly amenities.…

Lamanai Outpost Lodge

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  • Baby Ready
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Old World

Lamanai offers small cabanas with thatched roofs in a jungle setting with beautiful views. Cabanas are comfortable with ceiling fans, indoor plumbing and double beds on wooden frames with very comfortable mattresses. Lighted pathways lead to the open air dining room where all meals are communal but not family style. The property has lush vegetation…

Le Fleuray Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Le Fleuray is family-owned and the warm, inviting atmosphere makes guests feel right at home. Located in the heart of the Loire Valley in a tranquil and rural setting, the hotel is close to the best vineyards, castles, and towns to explore with kids. The restaurant features gourmet food from the region and in warmer months, it’s…

Le Hameau Des Baux

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

Le Hameau Des Baux is a beautiful property in a gorgeous Provence setting. The interior is new, but the property retains an old-school farmhouse feel. The gardens are spectacular and the dining area feels very private. The location is great for regional exploration, and when a break from sightseeing is needed, the pool is idyllic…

Les Fermes De Marie

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

If you’re looking for the ultimate chalet-style luxury experience, this is it. Les Fermes de Marie is a spectacular boutique hotel that manages to successfully merge adult-focused relaxation with a kid-friendly vibe in an intimate setting. A lovely spa featuring their exclusive mountain plant-derived product line is paired with a kid-friendly indoor pool. The delicious,…

Liassidi Palace Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

The Liassidi Palace has a beautiful courtyard for relaxing between sightseeing excursions, and looks onto a pretty canal. The hotel is located slightly off the beaten path, but still centrally positioned for all the major Venice attractions. The staff is friendly and helpful. Cribs are available for babies and toddlers. Rooms are spacious and clean.

Lighthouse Inn

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

The nine-acre oceanfront  hotel on Cape Cod is family-friendly for all ages and a popular multi-generational vacation spot. Families can choose traditional rooms or one of several ocean view and ocean front cottages. The pool area and private beach are popular hangouts for the kids. The hotel also offers a kids’ club during meals with…

Liss Ard Estate

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

A 200-acre estate in southwest Ireland just outside Skibbereen town, Liss Ard Estate offers Liss Ard Country House, Garden Mews and the Lake Lodge. During summer months and school holidays, the children’s club is in action, with outdoor activities, sports, and treasure hunts. Indoor activities include arts and crafts, baking/cooking, and indoor sports. A library…

Locanda Di Bagnara

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Centrally located near the A-1 super highway, the hotel sits on the piazza of the sleepy little town of Bagnara di Romagna. The large rooms are luxurious and include breakfast. The location makes a nice home-base for area exploration including Imola, Ravenna, and Bologna.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Trendy

Loews offers a variety of unique programs and services for children; including lending libraries of games, special children’s menus which include healthy options, tours, Fisher-Price welcome gifts, and supervised recreational programs. There is also a zero entry pool that is a safe and a fun way to enjoy the magnificent pool with small kids. Highlights…

Lone Mountain Ranch

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Ranch
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

The location and views from Lone Mountain Ranch are amazing. The property is very family-friendly, with a children’s program and extensive year-round outdoor activities. Guests stay in cozy log cabins scattered throughout the property. Summer activity favorites include fly fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. The horseback riding program is exceptional with horses for every type…

Los Suenos Marina And Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Los Suenos is situated in a gorgeous area where everything is at your fingertips. It’s comprised of multiple condominium communities with many amenities and activities for all ages. The concierge team is excellent and accommodating; they make guests feel right at home. The kids’ club gets two thumbs from parents and kids. This is a…

MacArthur Place

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Walking distance from downtown Sonoma, MacArthur Place is an integrated inn and spa. The property has extremely comfortable rooms and the spa services are outstanding. The grounds are beautiful and fun for toddlers to run around. The staff is super-friendly and we found the onsite restaurant, Saddles, to be very nice, yet low-key enough for…

Marbella Club

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Staying at Marbella Club is like staying in a small village with great amenities and services at every turn. With 84 rooms, 37 suites, and 14 villas, there are a number of accommodation categories that work well for families. The beach is wonderful and a fantastic place for children to play; meanwhile, the spa offers…

Marco Beach Ocean Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Marco Beach Ocean Resort is located on a wonderful beach. In contrast to the adult-oriented scene of other seaside resort areas in Florida, the atmosphere of Marco Island is very family-friendly. The all-suite resort is beautifully appointed with renovated kitchens, marble bathrooms, and luxury linens. Although the property does not have a kids’ club or…

Marignolle Relais & Charme

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Charming villa located in the hills outside of Florence (ten minute cab ride into the city) is a welcome respite from the crowds of the city. The pool is a great relief with kids after a day of sightseeing in the heat of the Tuscan summers. The staff is kind and informative and very helpful…

Marktgasse Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

One of the oldest inns in Zurich, Marktgasse Hotel provides a cozy, welcoming base for families with children of all ages. The 39-room property offers wonderful spaces to relax, including a library and work area with toys, as well as a wonderful selection of books that can be borrowed. The design is stylish and modern.…

Marriott Desert Springs Villas

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

The Marriott Desert Springs Villas have gorgeous mountain views and a convenient location in Palm Desert, well positioned for local sightseeing. Villas and grounds are very family-oriented, with full kitchen and laundry facilities in each unit. A central playground and kids’ activity center keep younger guests happy, but there’s also an individual pool for each…

Marriott Timber Lodge

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  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The Marriott Timber Lodge has an incredibly convenient location – guests can walk to great skiing, restaurants, a grocery store, coffee shops, and much more. All areas of the property are ultra-clean. Beds are comfortable; villa units have full kitchens and washers/dryers. Both the pool and the sidewalks are heated. Best of all, the resort…

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

This luxury family resort is wonderful for a beach vacation with kids. Martinhal Beach Resort offers childcare as well as activity programs for every age, including infants and teens. Dining options include casual and upscale restaurants, all with play areas for children. The spa is a lovely, relaxing space and offers children’s treatments. The beachfront is easily accessible…

Mas de Thau

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Mas de Thau, comprised of five beautiful cottages on a vineyard, is the creation of French owners Maryse and Yvan. They are natural hosts — nothing is too much to ask and their willingness to please is genuine. Sunday dinners are a warm affair where local chefs come and cook delicious meals while guests mingle and drink family-made wine.…

Mirror Lake Inn

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

This hotel in the Adirondack Mountains has a beautiful setting, and the location is wonderful – just a 2-minute walk from the town of Lake Placid and a 10-minute drive to the ski area. The property is set right on Mirror Lake with a private beach. There are a million activities to choose from throughout…

Montelago Village Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

This beautiful condo hotel is located well away from the frenzy of the Las Vegas Strip, so it’s easy to avoid the adult-focused venues on that thoroughfare. The property is quiet and relaxing, and all units have kitchenette/kitchen facilities. There is a store for supplies nearby, as well as great local restaurants. The setting is…

Montestigliano

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Montestigliano is a typical turn-of-the-century Italian property that retains its charm because of smart renovation. It is comprised of a variety of apartments and villas, each with its own design. The grounds are spread out, which means that even when it’s fully booked there is a feeling of privacy. Individual apartments have their own patios…

Mozart Chic

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Apartment
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Our preferred vacation rental agency partner in Paris provided this review of this standalone apartment in the 16th arrondissement. This spacious, stately, and elegant four-bedroom kid-friendly apartment offers the true Parisian insider experience for up to seven people. With its expansive living areas, high ceilings, and streamlined décor, the 275m2 flat epitomizes comfort and charm in…

Mystic River Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Mystic River Resort is located seven miles from San Ignacio and Santa Elena and overlooks the Macal River. It is one of the best places to do absolutely everything or absolutely nothing. The service is bar none and very accommodating for families. The crew at Mystic River does everything possible to make your children feel…

Oceana Santa Monica

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

The Oceana is in the heart of Santa Monica across the street from the beach and Santa Monica Pier.  It has a relaxing vibe and the short walk to the beach to bike or stroll or the Third Street Promenade for shopping and dining means it’s easy to take in the tourist sites and come…

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, in San Diego’s North County, is a dream destination for kids as well as parents. Little ones are greeted with a welcome gift at check-in, and on any given day, the menu of family activities might include surf lessons, wildlife shows, s’mores roasting and more. The Spanish Colonial-style buildings…

Omni Mount Washington Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

This historic property has many fantastic amenities and services for families. The Omni Mount Washington Resort offers rooms, suites, and townhouse units where guests have access to all hotel facilities yet enjoy more living space and kitchens. Featuring a wide range of activities for all ages, including a kids’ club and a nearby zipline, the…

Palazzo Magnani Feroni

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

Palazzo Magnani Feroni, a 16th-century palace in a historic neighborhood in Florence, is an all-suite luxury hotel with highly personalized services and amenities. Multi-room family suites are available, making it one of the best hotels in Florence with children. The hotel also provides baby cots/cribs and highchairs on request. Free breakfast and WIFI are included…

Palazzo Schiavoni

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Palazzo Schiavoni is a 400-year-old palazzo on a small canal within a five-minute walk of San Marco. Spacious apartment-style units accommodate families well. Rooms are traditional with basic kitchenette facilities. There are no other real amenities available here. The benefit for families is the value-oriented pricing, space with children, and convenience to Venice attractions.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is in an incredible location with ideal access to chair lifts, ski school, restaurants, and shopping. The hotel overlooks the ice skating rink in town, and countless activities are just steps from the hotel’s door. A favorite feature is the kid-friendly lobby, with an enormous fireplace where people of all…

Pavillon De La Reine

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

This 54-room gem in the heart of the Marais has a number of excellent room options for families. Pavillon de la Reine is part of the historic Place des Vosges and guests here enjoy a unique Parisian experience. The property is an ideal choice for families who want a private, intimate stay in an atmospheric…

Peaks N’ Swells Surf Camp

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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

The family surf camp at Peaks n’ Swells was one of the best vacations we’ve ever taken. The small, family-owned camp in Montezuma is all about creating an authentic Costa Rican surf experience for the entire family. Kids learn with a 2:1 instructor-to-kid ratio on sandy-bottom beach breaks, and everyone benefits from highly customized professional…

Pine Cliffs Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

We stayed at the Sheraton Algarve, part of Starwood Luxury Collection’s Pine Cliffs Resort, for five nights with our 5-year-old daughter. We could have stayed 10! The property is beautiful and expansive with many different types of accommodations, including apartments, townhouses, and the Sheraton. There are lots of restaurants onsite with various types of cuisine, including a…

Pitcher Inn

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

This beautiful inn is located in a quaint Vermont town. Each room is unique; two-bedroom suites are especially comfortable for families. Bathrooms are lovely. The staff are amazing and very attentive; they’ll be happy to start the fireplaces found in some units. The inn’s fabulous, upscale restaurant will prepare special dishes for kids. Young guests…

Podere San Filippo

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Located in a restored 8th-century farmhouse in the Chianti region, just a few miles from the town of Tavarnelle, Podere San Filippo boasts spectacular views of the surrounding Tuscan landscape. The 12 self-catering apartments, which range from one bedroom to three bedrooms, are decorated in simple but appealing style and offer plenty of space for families. Some…

Poggio Al Casone

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Poggio al Casone is comprised of 10 thoughtfully restored self-catering apartments. Located on a private wine estate, the property is warm, friendly, well-kept, and surrounded by beautiful scenery. It’s obvious that the owner has put a great deal of work into the refurbishment of the property – every room is decorated with a focus on…

Poggio Etrusco

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

For many families, Poggio Etrusco is the highlight of a Tuscany vacation. The spot is beautiful, and the cottage is comfortable with great views. Hosts Johnny and Pamela are interesting, knowledgeable, warm, and generous hosts – they clearly love children and have been known to amuse them while parents get a little time on their own.…

Premier Suites

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Apartment
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Location, location, location. If you plan to spend a few days in Dublin and you’re looking for spacious, family-friendly accommodations that are centrally located with easy and convenient access to local transportation and right in the center of the city, you really can’t find a better option than the Premier Suites. These serviced apartments include…

Puente Romano Beach Resort and Spa

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

With its more than 300 different types of plants and flowers growing along the creek, ponds and buildings, the Puente Romano Beach Resort and Spa is a green oasis of lushness and calm. Once in the complex, all of your family’s needs are met with eight onsite restaurants, a kids’ club (open during school holidays and summer),…

Renvyle House Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Renvyle is in a truly stunning location on a peninsula on the west coast of Ireland. It is a commitment to navigate the single-lane, rural roads to get here – Renvyle is about 90 minutes (by car) west of Galway City, just outside Clifden in Connemara. The stark scenery is breathtaking and the destination is…

Reserva Conchal

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Reserva Conchal is a gated resort and golfing community with a variety of condo options for families. Our family of seven stayed in a four bedroom unit for a month. The well-kept condo was modern with a large kitchen and washer and dryer. The condos are grouped in neighborhoods that are spread out around the property, each…

Roberts Grove Beach Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Roberts Grove is kid-friendly but caters to grown-ups too. Guests of all ages are happy at the nice beach and pools, where kids can be kids. The beach is shallow with small waves; beach toys are available. Two-bedroom units with kitchens and hammocks are perfect for families; located close to the beach, they have roof-top…

Rosewood Mayakoba

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Trendy

What separates the Rosewood Mayakoba from other properties in the Riviera Maya is the exceptional level of service. The gracious staff at the Rosewood Mayakoba blow guests away. The suite-style rooms are gorgeous and very private; terraces, roof decks and plunge pools afford views of the beautiful lagoon. The food is excellent, though it’s fun to venture…

Royal Hotel Sanremo

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Warm, friendly service makes all ages feel right at home Royal Hotel Sanremo, nestled in a park-like oasis with access to a lovely Ligurian beach and spectacular views of the Mediterranean. Kids love the large free-form swimming pool, filled with temperate saltwater, as well as the onsite kids’ club, playground and sports such as tennis…

Safari West

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Ranch
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

More than 600 animals roam free at Safari West, and visitors can observe them up close in open-air Jeeps or stay the night in stylish tent-cabins, aka ‘glamping’. This is one of those special places where it is easy for adults and kids to connect with one another and nature. The setting is gorgeous with…

Sandy Lane

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Located directly on the beach in St. James, Barbados, Sandy Lane is a true vacation for the entire family. With direct flights from New York and many US cities, it’s a perfect escape for a long weekend or a week-long vacation. The hotel offers incredible food, golf, tennis, watersports, and a beautiful spa. You can…

Saunton Sands Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

This seaside resort overlooks one of the best beaches in the UK. Accommodations are comprised of hotel rooms, suites and self-catering apartments. The entire property has a smart period feel. Great childcare options are offered with special programs planned around holiday times. Activities include indoor and outdoor pools, squash, tennis and a putting green.

Schloss Fuschl Resort & Spa

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: CountrysideLake

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Schloss Fuschl Resort & Spa is a beautiful, historic hotel located on the banks of Lake Fuschl outside Salzburg, Austria. The renovated castle-hotel feels like it’s set in a fairytale. Rooms are elegant and traditional with modern amenities. Many of the rooms, suites, and cottages have lake views. The surrounding area is gorgeous. The concierge can help with hiring…

Seven Stars

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Seven Stars has a great setup for families, with spacious condo units overlooking a beautiful beach. Kitchens and bathrooms feel modern; furnishings are comfortable and casual, which makes for a relaxing stay with kids. The views from ocean-facing units are to die for, and there is a beautiful, large swimming pool and an onsite playground…

Shoreham

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

One of the top reasons families love the Shoreham is its location in Midtown Manhattan, extremely well positioned for sightseeing and exploring the city. The hotel is just a few blocks from both Rockefeller Center and Central Park; Fifth Avenue shopping is close at hand. Rooms are clean and spacious for New York. Junior Suites,…

Si Como No

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Tucked into a pocket of the Costa Rican jungle, Si Como No seems to have grown from the hillsides as organically as the lush greenery that envelops it. This laid-back, ecofriendly hotel is perfectly positioned for exploring the beaches, flora and fauna of Manuel Antonio National Park — a complimentary shuttle whisks guests straight there…

Skiathos Princess Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Located in a central position along the island’s popular south coast, this five-star hotel has its own private stretch of sandy beach, with a safe, shallow water for children, plus a variety of water sports from which to choose. Family and childcare facilities have been recently upgraded; family rooms and suites now offer more space and there…

Sky Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Trendy

In an unbeatable location right at the mountain’s base, The Sky Hotel makes you feel ongoing après ski even with kids in tow. Part of Kimpton Hotels, it’s boutique feel and kids welcome—including pint-sized robes upon request—can tempt you away from the mountain for some downtime. The pool offers great play and people watching during…

Smugglers’ Notch

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Smuggs is a place for families who really enjoy doing things together. They didn’t earn the number one spot for Family Programs (for the 12th year!) in the 2010 SKI Magazine Reader Survey for nothing. In addition to top notch skiing, Smuggs offers a huge list of activities including a waterpark, zipline canopy tour, mini…

Splendom Suites Gran Via

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Splendom Suites Gran Via. This apartment-hotel is well-located downtown, just two blocks from La Gran Vía, a busy shopping area with plenty of restaurants; museums are within a 15-minute walk, including the Prado. The hotel has 26 studios, one and two-bedroom apartments with full kitchens, washing machines and…

Spring Creek Ranch

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Ranch
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Families love the experience at Spring Creek Ranch. With amazing views of the Teton Range and incredible wildlife sightings, the casual but luxurious accommodations are perfect with kids. The many family-oriented activities offered here include horseback riding, swimming, spa, and tennis. Guest accommodation options range from rooms and condos to individual homes with in-house chefs.

Squaw Valley Lodge

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Apartment
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Squaw Valley Lodge’s location and simplicity are hard to beat. It’s walkable to the lifts, complete with kitchenettes, and outfitted with a spa and fitness facility. The basic decor and worn-in feel can be overlooked for the price and convenience. Condo-style rooms include kitchen facilities and living space.

Stowe Mountain Lodge

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Stowe Mountain Lodge is located within Stowe Mountain resort at the base of Mount Mansfield. The hotel has a beautiful, big lobby with fireplaces where guests can sit and have a drink, read a book, or play a game. Guest rooms are spacious and wonderfully appointed. The outdoor swimming pool is heated year-round and perfect…

Stoweflake

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Stoweflake offers hotel rooms as well as townhouse units with full kitchens, laundry facilities, and plenty of space for families to spread out. Families appreciate the fact that the townhouse accommodations have daily maid service, which helps take the work out of vacation. Although Stoweflake is not ski-in/ski-out, parking is easy at the ski hill…

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The hot springs, pool and waterslide, and kid-friendly swim-up bar are the highlights at Tabacon – this is a great place for school-age kids and teens to spend the day in the water. Meanwhile, parents can enjoy the restaurant and bar that overlook the pool area. Another big perk is that the cost of the…

Tanque Verde Guest Ranch

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Ranch
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Tanque Verde is a resort-style guest ranch that offers an excellent horseback riding program for all ages and abilities. When you need a break from riding, there are a multitude of activities including basketball, tennis, hiking, swimming, dancing and a spa to keep everyone entertained. The property has a laid back Western ranch atmosphere –…

Tenuta di Spannocchia

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

Tenuta di Spannocchia is a green vacation destination on a working organic farm with spectacular food and amazing history. The views from the property are magnificent. Kids love the huge lawn (perfect for running around and chasing bugs), swimming pool and the farm animals. Everyone is enamored with the onsite castle and nearby hiking trails…

The Boulders Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

The Boulders sits in a magical Sonoran setting with gorgeous views of the surrounding desert landscape. The resort’s atmosphere is warm and inviting for families, and service is stellar. Onsite dining is first-rate and the restaurants welcome kids. Guest rooms are spacious, appointed in sophisticated Southwestern style with wood-burning fireplaces, incredibly comfortable beds and private…

The Breakers

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

A family vacation at The Breakers in Palm Beach is a treat for the entire family. The property is luxurious and very comfortable with gorgeous rooms and excellent service. The kids’ program and amenities are outstanding and include an arcade, movie theater, and playground. There is a beachfront area with pools for families as well…

The Elms Hotel & Spa

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Families immediately feel welcome when they arrive at The Elms. Part of the Luxury Family Hotels group, the property fully embraces children of all ages. Amenities and services are top-notch in every way. Onsite dining is fresh, with plenty of food choices for everyone. Rooms are well-appointed, comfortable, and ideally configured, with connecting options for…

The Fairmont Orchid

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The Fairmont Orchid has many amenities for families including options for connecting rooms and full buffet breakfasts with children in mind, as well as casual and upscale dining options. There is a long list of activities for all ages and packages are available to rent water equipment for use during the stay. There is a…

The Fess Parker

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The Fess Parker’s location, across the road from a beautiful beach, and variety of family-friendly amenities combine to create the perfect California beach vacation. Ground room floors with patios that spill out onto grassy areas for kids to play are especially convenient for families with younger children. Onsite activities like shuffle board, a putting green, and…

The Gant Aspen

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

It’s hard to name a nicer or better-run condo hotel in Aspen than The Gant. Many guests return year after year, and there are always kids of all ages around. A big part of the appeal is that it feels like home – the property is well-appointed, with an ideal combination of condo amenities and…

The Lodge at Steamboat

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

There’s a good reason that Steamboat is one of the top family-friendly ski areas – in addition to ideal ski terrain for kids, it has an enormous array of condo accommodations with ideal setups and price points for families. The Lodge at Steamboat stands out as an excellent choice for those seeking upscale rooms paired…

The Lodge At Sugar Bowl

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  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

The Lodge at Sugar Bowl is one of the few moderately priced Tahoe accommodations that is ski-in/ski-out. The historic lodge is casual and comfortable – kids of all ages are everywhere. Rooms are quirky and somewhat dated, but the phenomenal, convenient location makes up for any lack of polish. The staff is young, friendly, and…

The Lodge at Tiburon

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Trendy

The Lodge at Tiburon makes Marin-area adventures easy. A 3-minute walk to the ferry, easy access to the charming Marin towns, and a day or so of Tiburon-centric explorations all win points for this property. A small facility, it feels crisp and lodge-esque, yet still kid-friendly. The pool entertains most kids through the early evening;…

The Long Hill Road Villa

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Villa
  • Location: Seaside

  • Style: Traditional

Our partners Kid an Coe provided the review for this standalone villa in Jamaica. This airy beachfront villa is perched on nine beautiful acres in Jamaica, with panoramic views of Montego Bay, and sleeps 10. The spacious layout of the house makes it ideal for two small families traveling together, as the bedrooms are spread…

The Olive House

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Villa
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

This is a beautiful house, well designed, open, airy and light. It features a big kitchen and fantastic terrace, and overall is very functional and comfortable. It’s a great home for hanging out, with safe places for kids to explore and plenty of room for playing. The location is convenient; the nearest village for supplies is a…

The Pod Hotel

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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Contemporary

This hip hotel might have the coolest, trendiest rooms in New York – they are small but functional, and many include bunkbeds with personal flat-screen TVs. The Pod hotel is located in a charming part of the city, where guests feel like neighborhood locals. A rooftop patio offers fabulous views of the skyline. Convenient, close to subway…

The Raleigh Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

It can be hard to find a great family hotel in Miami, but The Raleigh rises to the challenge. It’s an intimate place that allows both stress-free time for parents and a safe and secure environment for the kids. Its South Beach location, on a private stretch of shoreline, affords beautiful views of the ocean and…

The Sagamore Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

The Sagamore Resort, located on the shores of Lake George in the Adirondacks, has been welcoming families for more than 100 years. The beautiful and expansive grounds slope toward the lake and provide lots of room for children to run and play. There are many dining options available in different areas of the resort, where…

The Saint Gabriel Residence

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Villa
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

One of our wonderful rental partners provided the review for this standalone villa in Provence. This beautiful rambling family house, with a pool and lawns surrounding it, in an idyllic part of Provence and suits a family of up to 11 + 1. With five bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, plus another bedroom set away from…

The Scotsman Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Situated in the old town of Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile, The Scotsman Hotel is located in the former Scotsman newspaper headquarters. The restaurant has a nice morning breakfast and good variety meals throughout the day. The hotel is quirky but charming. The onsite indoor pool and work out facilities are nice, although the…

The Somerset

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

The Somerset is a special place. The resort feels like a private tropical island getaway, featuring luxurious condo-style rooms with gourmet kitchens and plenty of space for families. It’s kid-friendly but not kid-centric; amenities for families include a year-round kids’ club, floaties for the pool, and, best of all, staff who go out of their…

The St. Regis Deer Valley

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

We didn’t think the opportunity to ski with our children and have a relaxing and luxurious vacation at the same time existed until we found the St. Regis Deer Valley. Located 40 minutes from the airport in Salt Lake City, the slopeside resort is easy to access with ski-in/ski-out accommodations. The 171 guest rooms include spacious…

The St. Regis San Francisco

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

The excellent service at this upscale hotel makes even the smallest guests feel welcome. The bathrooms are large enough to put a crib inside, affording grown-ups privacy. Located South of Market, the hotel is an easy walk from adult play (restaurants, bars, shopping) as well as kid play (Metreon, carousel, gardens). It’s also a doable…

The Village Lodge

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Located in the heart of The Village at Mammoth, the condo guest rooms at The Village Lodge provide the space and amenities families need, with convenient access to everything, including the gondola. The village is always lively with jazz and music festivals in the summer and s’mores by the fire in winter. In addition to…

The Westin Ka’Anapali Ocean Resort Villas

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

At this all-studio, one- and two-bedroom condo hotel, guest rooms are ideally suited for families, with kitchens, comfortable beds, sofa beds, washers/dryers, dishwashers, DVD players, and stainless-steel gas grills scattered throughout the resort. Overall, the property is extremely kid-friendly, with a fee-based kids’ club offering continuous activities, outdoor movies, and a fun kids’ pool complete…

Topnotch Resort and Spa

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

As guests head through Stowe, past town and up Route 108, they encounter the tucked-away Topnotch — a Preferred Boutique, Four-Diamond resort and spa. Cozy and inviting, it features large leather chairs, couches, and rustic-chic furnishings. Families have lots of accommodation choices, from deluxe double-bedded rooms to three-bedroom Overlook resort homes. Topnotch is a wonderful…

Tranquilo Bay

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Guests enjoy an incredible experience at this eco-friendly lodge on an island that’s not at all touristy. Guest units are standalone with air-conditioning; food is phenomenal. Although there isn’t much to do on the immediate island outside of kayaking, fishing, and snorkeling, the hotel can arrange fabulous tours of a chocolate farm, a visit with local…

Trapp Family Lodge

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

This picturesque Alpine-style hotel feels straight out of Austria. Handcrafted decor, toasty fires, and exceptional service create a warm and cozy atmosphere for all ages. Even the guest room experience is like staying in the Alps – what a treat! There is an incredible array of things for families to do, from cross-country skiing to…

Trump Hotel Chicago

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Kids will feel like VIPs at the Trump Chicago, thanks to the Trump Kids program – highlights include a kids’ concierge, welcome gift, mini robes, video games, and personalized kids’ ‘business cards’. The contemporary suites and rooms are beautifully done, with top-notch beds, linens, and bath amenities. The excellent service extends to the restaurant, which…

Turtle Bay Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

This classic hotel on Oahu’s North Shore has something for everyone in the family (especially for those who golf or surf). A kid-friendly swimming beach with restaurant, showers, volleyball, and other luxuries, large central pool, children’s pool with water slide and adjacent family jacuzzi, a separate more grown-up jacuzzi with views of the bay, poolside…

Vedema Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Situated in a beautiful, traditional Greek village, away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas of Santorini, Vedema Resort is a peaceful and luxurious getaway overlooking the sea. All guest rooms in the village-like complex are either suites or villas, with plenty of room for families to spread out and move around. The…

Verdura Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Verdura Resort is a wonderful, contemporary resort for all ages with stylish, spacious guest rooms, lots of green space for playing, and an idyllic private beach. Families can bike their way around the expansive property set over 230 hectares. The onsite restaurants are delicious and include child-friendly meal options. The abundant breakfast spread is especially…

Vero Beach Hotel and Spa

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

This hotel is just the spot for a family getaway. It’s pristine and inviting as soon as you enter the lobby. Rooms, which are mostly suites, have upscale white linen decor, but also happen to be comfortable. The two- and three-bedroom suites are magnificent. The food is very good, both poolside and in the dining…

Villa Le Piazzole

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Le Piazzole is part of an estate that produces olive oil and wine in the countryside just outside Florence. The setting and views are spectacular. Apartment accommodations are well-furnished, and the decor is traditional, inviting, and warm. This location is ideal for families who want easy access to Florence and the surrounding area, including Chianti…

Vista Verde Guest Ranch

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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Ranch
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Vista Verde is a stellar vacation experience for families. The staff is phenomenal and cater to both adults’ and kids’ needs in every way imaginable. The ranch-style accommodations are cozy and inviting, the setting is absolutely beautiful, and the food is delightful. The horses are fabulous and well-trained. Every level of riding is available here;…

Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Amazing mountain views and starry nights highlight this kid-friendly retreat. Guest rooms have all the conveniences of home, and outstanding service makes for a smooth and enjoyable stay. The pool area is spectacular, highlighted by a water slide that is extremely popular with kids. There is also a kids’ club on the premises for ages…

White Elephant

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

For easy access to Nantucket Town activities with kids, the location of the White Elephant is unbeatable. Cottages with two bedrooms and a living room are nicely appointed, and the room configuration in these guest units is ideal. Beach toys are provided on arrival and the restaurant is clearly experienced in hosting families. Young kids…

Winnetu Oceanside Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

We love that the family-oriented Winnetu hotel is located literally across the street from the beach. Families have a wide range of rooms to choose from including options with multiple bedrooms, kitchenette facilities, and private living space. Onsite amenities include a restaurant and swimming pool—it’s small and deep—but still a nice alternative to the beach.…

Winvian

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

Winvian is a magical place. Set on 113 acres and bordered by a 4,000-acre wildlife sanctuary, the hotel offers guests a wide selection of activities, from bike riding to hiking to hot air ballooning. Rooms are themed with many creative options, including a treehouse perched 30 feet off the ground. The staff is great and…