Hotel Collection

Abama Golf & Spa Resort

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

The Abama Golf and Spa resort is a luxury sprawling resort managed by Ritz-Carlton, comprised of a main hotel building and separate clusters of beautifully appointed villas on a hill leading down to the beach. It is a perfect one-stop shop for families looking for a mix of adult and family time. There is a…

Albergo Villa Casanova

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  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Albergo Villa Casanova is a luxurious retreat nestled in the hills between Lucca and the coast. The location is isolated up a windy country road, but this is exactly what makes this property wonderful; guests escape the hustle and bustle of the busy tourist attractions in this area (Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Cinque Terre to name…

Alva Park Resort and Spa

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

This 86-room property is an amazing example of a high-end property that successfully offers amenities and services that cater to adults and children. Privately owned, the Alva Park Resort and Spa opened in 2005. Located a block from the beach, this former apartment building has been transformed into a decadent oasis of comfort and luxury…

Ashford Castle

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Staying at an Irish castle is an experience not to be missed. Ashford Castle was built 700 years ago and a visit is like going back in time. The setting and grounds are absolutely breathtaking. Although the property is one of Ireland’s landmark luxury hotels and known for romance, it’s kid-friendly too. Acres and acres…

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

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  • 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…

Bauer Casa Nova

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The location is fantastic, right around the corner from Piazza San Marco. There is shopping and tourist attractions all around. We stayed in the Penthouse Suite and loved our private rooftop terrace. Rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. The church bells are loud at night – but that’s part of the Venice experience.

Bluefields Bay Villas

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Bluefields Bay Villas are an exclusive collection of six seaside homes with stunning Caribbean views. Each elegantly decorated home comes with private staff and a swimming pool. The idea behind Bluefields Bay is that once guests arrive, they don’t have to lift a finger. They take all-inclusive to an entirely new level – the private…

Borgo Santo Pietro

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

This 15-room property 45 minutes west of Siena is one of the most beautiful hotels we’ve seen in Italy. The atmosphere is exquisite and the service is highly personalized — it feels more like a private villa than a hotel and this is what makes it work for families. Every guest is pampered and will…

Bosinver Farm Cottages

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Bosinver Farm Cottages is a gorgeous 30-acre farm nestled among the hills in Cornwall with more than a dozen self-catering cottages ideal for family holidays. The property features indoor play areas, a heated indoor pool, animal feedings, and children’s activities without comprising the beauty of its natural surroundings. Wonderfully resorted cottages hold anywhere from 4-12 people…

Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Situated in a 2,000-acre stretch of historic parkland, the Bowood Resort & Spa is a luxurious getaway for every age. The stunning interior design is a highlight, as is the world-class golf course and thrilling Adventure Playground for school-age kids. In other words, everyone has the opportunity to have fun at Bowood. Guest rooms are…

Brown’s Hotel

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Renovated from top to bottom, Brown’s is a landmark London hotel that has successfully merged its classic English character with modern design. The result is a fashionable yet comfortable hotel that appeals to business and leisure travelers, as well as couples and families. Located in Mayfair, Brown’s is within walking distance to many of central…

CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

There is a very good reason why CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort in Zermatt has a fast-growing fan club. This 36-room boutique luxury hotel offers a unique, highly personalized guest experience in a town that lives for tourists. The brilliant brainchild of Zermatt local, Daniel F. Lauber, Cervo is stylish, convivial, and comfortable. Part of the prestigious…

Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa

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  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Chewton Glen is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in the UK, and is slowly inching farther into the family holiday space. Situated on the edge of the New Forest and just minutes’ walk from the sandy beach, it is the ideal place from which to experience rural and coastal England at its very finest.…

Conservatorium Hotel

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  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Located in the heart of the Museumplein directly across from the Van Gogh museum with easy access to amazing shops, restaurants and Amsterdam’s main tourist attractions, the Conservatorium Hotel is the perfect home-base for style-loving families. A former music conservatory with striking architectural features, this “luxury lifestyle” hotel with 129 rooms and suites is an…

Country Club Lima Hotel

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  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Built in 1927 as a polo club, the atmospheric Country Club Lima Hotel, offers a five-star experience to families from start to finish. With just 83 rooms, the hotel has an intimate ambiance, yet the big perk for families is access to places for kids to play including the onsite swimming pool and access to an adjacent…

Covent Garden Hotel

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  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

The Covent Garden Hotel is located in a lively part of London with an endless number of fun shops, restaurants, and sights in the immediate area. Despite the constant bustle outside, the environment inside this 58-room property is relaxed, intimate and inviting. The design is English with a stylish, contemporary twist. A unique feature is…

CuisinArt Resort and Spa

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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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  • 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…

Equinox Resort

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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…

Esencia

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

The small luxury hotel with just 29 rooms is located on a beautiful beach. The atmosphere is intimate and luxurious 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 play in the sand –…

Esprit Saint Germain

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  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Offering just 28 rooms, this intimate hideaway on the Left Bank of Paris feels more like a Parisian pied-à-terre than a boutique hotel. The honor bar in the cozy lounge sets the tone for feeling at home here at any point during the day and is perfect for family downtime. Rooms are small, but well…

Fairmont Banff Springs

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Le Chateau Montebello

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

The Fairmont Le Château Montebello, the world’s largest log cabin, exudes classic Canadian charm. Set on the beautiful Ottawa River, scenic views greet guests at every turn. Spacious guest rooms are chalet-style with wood beams and logs, consistent with the public areas of the hotel. In addition to seasonal sports like cross-country skiing and kayaking,…

Fairmont Mayakoba

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  • 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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  • 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

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

We love the extensive activities offered at the Fairmont Scottsdale 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, Cracker Jax race cars, and a train park with a carousel are nearby. There are multiple restaurants onsite, in addition…

Fighine

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Fighine is a restored hamlet comprised of five rental villas and an eleventh century castle (the owner’s residence) reached at the end of a long gravel road outside of San Casciano dei Bagni. Each villa has been thoroughly renovated and decorated with care. We stayed in Casa Janine, a three-story villa adjacent to a restored…

Firefly Hotel

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  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

The Firefly stands out as a truly exceptional boutique hotel experience in a village that is jam-packed with accommodation options. The highlight for families is the massive apartment-style rooms with one to four bedrooms; these suites sleep up to eight people, making them ideal for extended family or small groups. Stylish, modern design meets mountain…

Forte Village Resort

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  • 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 Hotel Firenze

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  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Set in a jaw-dropping 500-year-old palazzo and 16th century convent, staying at the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze (Florence) is a spectacular treat for every age and stage. This old world masterpiece is also home to the largest private botanical garden in Florence, which provides a glorious open space for kids to safely and happily roam. There’s…

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

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  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Four Seasons Hampshire is one of the UK’s top luxury countryside resorts. The term luxury is so loosely banded about nowadays, but from the moment you start the ascent up the drive past the fields of ponies waiting to be ridden and the beautifully manicured formal English gardens, you suspect that you might be in…

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole does a beautiful job of creating a meaningful connection with this quintessential Wild West destination. The atmosphere is mountain elegant with a plethora of cozy spaces for family gatherings, including wonderful fire pits with Adirondack chairs overlooking the gorgeous mountain scenery. Four Seasons Jackson Hole is walk-out, ski-out,…

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…

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

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  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
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For years the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita has stood out as one of the best luxury hotels in Mexico. High on the list of favorite attributes is the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from the main swimming pool and restaurants. The other stand out feature is the truly exceptional service. Adults feel pampered…

Grace Bay Club

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

Situated on a gorgeous white-sand beach, this property includes 38 spacious, all ocean-view family suites, a new spa and fitness center, an on-the-beach pool, a poolside Grill and Bar, and children’s program. The Grace Bay Club is a great option for families wanting to be truly pampered while enjoying quiet time and easy-to-access island activities.…

Grand Hotel De La Minerve

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  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • 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 Miramare

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  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
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The Grand Hotel Miramare is an old-school seaside hotel in the center of the Italian Riviera. Family-owned with personalized service, this eighty-four room Liberty Style gem is perched over the picturesque Tigullio Gulf on the road to Portofino. Just steps from a popular beach club, swimming and water sports are right outside the door. There’s…

Grand Hotel Stockholm

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  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The Grand Hotel is the Grand Dame of Stockholm and is located across from the Royal Castle. What better view to wake up to with your children? This is also the hotel where the Nobel festivities used to take place. The 300-room Grand Hotel is located right in the heart of Stockholm within walking distance…

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

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  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is perfectly positioned for exploring Lake Como with kids. This lakefront gem has multiple swimming pools, including a “floating” pool on the lake with a beach, as well as a lovely garden.  Although the hotel has an old-world ambiance in the public areas, guest rooms have been thoroughly renovated with modern…

Grosvenor House Apartments

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  • Location: City

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Pairing apartment amenities with the quality and services of a five-star hotel, The Grosvenor House is a perfect place for families with children of all ages to stay while in London. Overlooking Hyde Park, the location is wonderfully central with extensive attractions, activities, and public transportation options right outside the front door. One to three-bedroom…

Half Moon, A Rock Resort

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  • 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…

Hotel Amigo

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  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

Located in the heart of Brussels, this luxury hotel in the Rocco Forte collection offers all the comforts of home for a traveling family. The upscale interior design has a fun side, offering touches of Brussels native Tintin at every turn its rooms and suites. There is even a themed Tin Tin Suite that will…

Hotel Arts Barcelona

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  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Hotel Arts is a stunning, modern property and a fantastic option for families that want a luxurious home-base while exploring Barcelona. Guest rooms have incredible city and sea views, and are spacious for a European city hotel. There are a number of configuration options for families including suites, connecting rooms, and duplex apartments with kitchen…

Hotel Beacon

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  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
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Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the Hotel Beacon is a landmark hotel that is a haven for smart tourists seeking a more residential experience in the Big Apple. The Beacon is a perfect base for a family visiting New York. It’s situated in an upscale neighborhood with easy access to the…

Hotel Casa Fuster

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  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

This 96-room luxury property is in a fantastic, central location in Barcelona. Guests at Hotel Casa Fuster are treated to a wonderful combination grand, modern design in a warm and friendly setting. The lobby lounge and bar is buzzing throughout the day with people of all ages, working and on holiday – the lively atmosphere…

Hotel Londra Palace

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  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
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Hotel Londra Palace is right on the main canal in Venice with unbelievable views of the water. The public boats, taxis, and gondolas of Venice all stop here making transportation to and from the hotel a breeze. All of Venice’s main attractions are easily accessed from here. Recently redecorated guest rooms are fresh and luxurious.…

Hotel Puente Romano

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Staying at Puente Romano is like staying in a botanical garden – there are no less than 400 different kinds of plants and flowers for families to explore, smell, and admire. The hotel offers 261 rooms and suites; onsite amenities include a selection of kid-friendly restaurants and a famous tennis club with lessons for children…

Hotel Rosa Alpina

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  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Hotel Rosa Alpina is a family-owned Relais & Chateaux property set in the Dolomite mountains in the village of San Cassiano. The hotel has an award-winning spa, an indoor pool, and a two-star Michelin restaurant plus a delicious casual restaurant. The staff is warm and wonderful. The 54-room hotel is tastefully decorated and pairs modern…

Hotel Santa Caterina

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  • 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…

Inn By The Sea

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Inn By the Sea offers 61 spacious, modern, sleek rooms, suites, and cottages with views of the ocean, gorgeous food served on the premises, children’s activities, a full-service spa and an extremely attentive staff. The contemporary coastal resort offers activities for kids throughout the day, including art classes, kids’ yoga classes, tours of the inn’s gardens…

Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort

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  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

We’ve traveled everywhere and this is one of our favorite resorts in the world with kids. The property is small and intimate with a quiet feel and beautiful grounds. It is eco-friendly and all guests stay in private bungalows. What works so well here is that it is easy for parents to be with their…

Kaanapali Alii

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  • 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…

L’Albereta

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

L’Albereta is an idyllic two- to three-night getaway for families traveling in Northern Italy who want a unique and very Italian luxury hotel experience. In the picturesque Frangiacorta wine region, the Moretti family has transformed a historic country house into a boutique hotel with an award-winning restaurant and state-of-the-art spa featuring health counseling, analysis, and…

L’Andana

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

L’Andana, Alain Ducasse’s luxury resort, is fabulous. From the moment you walk through the doors you know it’s something special beyond . 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 could practically…

Le Mas de Chastelas

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

It’s rare to find a place that literally takes your breath away, but when you pull up by the main entrance to Le Mas de Chastelas, the natural Provençal beauty of the place does just that. Before you’ve even stepped through that front door your eye is drawn past the chic interior and through the…

Le Meurice

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Le Meurice is a legendary and luxury Palace hotel in the heart of Paris, located on the fashionable Rue de Rivoli, just across the street from the Tuileries Garden and the Louvre. This five-star hotel has spared no expense in its 160 rooms and suites. With 400 friendly staff members, this is a place for…

Les Fermes Des 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 des 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,…

Locanda Palazzone

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

Locanda Palazzone is an elegant yet friendly historic residence just a few minutes drive from Orvieto’s old town. The hotel doesn’t offer any services specifically geared towards kids or families, but the ample outdoor space, swimming pool, and proximity to delightful Orvieto make this a great choice for school-aged kids and teens. Kids appreciate the room…

Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Just steps from Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas, the Mandalay Beachfront Apartments are perfect for traveling families with full kitchens and in-unit laundry facilities. Kids and parents can spread out in these spacious accommodations with private balconies set in beautiful tropical gardens. Shared amenities include tennis courts, swimming pools, and outdoor BBQs for guest…

Marbella Club

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

Montage Laguna Beach

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Quite simply, Montage Laguna Beach exceeds expectations in many ways. Southern Californian families know this, which is why an incredible number of them return year after year. The oceanfront setting is stunning, and every guest appreciates this, as all guest rooms look out at the water in one way or another. The main public areas…

Nira Alpina

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Nira Alpina, a new boutique hotel in the St. Moritz resort area, offers something fresh and modern to luxury-seeking families. The eclectic and cozy interior design is hip and fun. Guests will never forget they’re in the mountains, as large windows in both rooms and public areas provide wonderful Engadine Alps views. Spacious Junior Suites…

Palazzo Magnani Feroni

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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 hotel with highly personalized services and amenities. Multi-room family suites are available and all rooms have WIFI. The hotel also provides baby cots/cribs and highchairs on request. Free breakfast is included in the nightly rate and a panoramic terrace with…

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

The Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is a large resort hotel in North San Diego County with expansive grounds that include access to the Batiquitos Lagoon area. The resort is just a five-minute drive from Legoland and caters to families, offering many amenities for children and teens. Guest rooms are spacious and well-appointed. A beautiful pool…

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…

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…

Portrait Firenze

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

The Ferragamo-owned Lungarno Suites is becoming the Portrait Firenze this year and undergoing a compete renovation. The photos of the new stylish decor are stunning! They are taking reservations for stays starting May 1, 2014. What we love about this hotel for families remains unchanged; most of the rooms are suites with kitchenette facilities and…

Relais Christine

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Located in the heart of St. Germain des Pres, Relais Christine is tucked away on a quiet street. This gem is an ideal Left Bank home-base surrounded by charming cafes, restaurants, and shops; it has easy access to Right Bank attractions as well since it is only a block from the Seine. Fantastic walking and…

Resort at Squaw Creek

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

The Resort at Squaw Creek is one of the few full service resort properties in the North Lake Tahoe area. Set at the Eastern end of Squaw Valley, the setting and mountain views from this vantage point are spectacular. Although the hotel is very modern on the outside, rooms and public areas are traditional and…

Riffelalp Resort

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Zermatt has no shortage of luxury hotels. The Riffelalp Resort stands out, however, as the only option located on a 2,222-meter/7,290-foot summit with front and center views of the Matterhorn. Accessing the hotel requires a 20-minute ride on the Gornergrat train, but the tradeoff is that guests enjoy a reprieve from the sea of tourists…

Rosewood Mayakoba

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Trendy

What separates this resort from other properties is the exceptional level of service – the gracious staff at the Rosewood Mayakoba will 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 into…

Round Hill Hotel & Villas

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Round Hill is among the cream of classic Caribbean hotels. Set on a secluded peninsula just west of Montego Bay, this storied retreat combines the genteel air of a country club with the relaxed rhythm of island life. Despite its expansive grounds, the property feels cozy and intimate, with just 36 guest rooms and 27 villas. Rooms in the Pineapple House, which can be connected,…

Saint James Paris

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The Saint James Paris is a grand, gated chateau with a private garden in the elegant and exclusive 16th Arrondisement. Guests that stay at this forty-eight room property are instantly immersed in the stately, old-world ambiance. The broad, leafy boulevards that characterize this area are perfect for leisurely family strolls yet the property is a…

Sandy Lane

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

Schloss Fuschl Resort & Spa

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

Shangri-la Hotel, The Marina Cairns

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Wonderfully located on the waterfront right on The Marina in Cairns, the launching point for trips to the Great Barrier Reef, the Shangri-La Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the sea and city. All guests enjoy complimentary Internet access and all rooms have private balconies or terraces with water, garden or city views. Guest…

Skiathos Princess Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

Smith Fork Ranch

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Smith Fork Ranch is a wonderful guest ranch experience. Guests feel pampered with private services and gourmet food/wine, although the accommodations and facilities are ‘rustic’ enough to make it feel like a real ranch. There is a kids program for younger children and older kids can join parents riding and fishing. There is less structure…

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Even the jaws of the youngest in your travel party will drop when their eyes first take in the vast Victorian gothic architecture that encompasses the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London. From the ornate brickwork and multitude of arched windows, to its incredible sweeping fresco painted double staircase, to the subterranean Victorian tiled mosaic pool, everywhere…

The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort

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

  • Standard: Luxurious

Between the service, design, and proximity to central Vail, families are in good hands at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, managed by RockResorts. Offering 81 rooms, 24 luxury condos, and Game Creek Chalet 2,000 feet above Vail, accommodations are spacious, cozy, and easily fit families in a variety of configurations. Stressed parents will appreciate the…

The Athenaeum

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

The Athenaeum offers the ideal combination of apartment amenities paired with hotel services. Located within walking distance to a wide variety of points of interest for children of all ages, the property makes an excellent base for exploring London. Its 33 apartments and 123 hotel rooms have been completely renovated, combining contemporary and traditional design.…

The Breakers

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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 Cambrian

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

The Cambrian is an exceptionally well-designed hotel in the popular Swiss ski resort of Adelboden in the Bernese Oberland region. Although the exterior of the hotel is traditional, the interior has been thoroughly renovated. The decor is modern and fresh; huge windows highlight magnificent alpine views. Despite the sophistication of the interior design, the ambiance…

The Carneros Inn

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

These stylish and comfortable cottages and villas offer plenty of space inside and out for stays with kids. The unique atmosphere integrates well with the surrounding landscape and is great for couples as well as families. The hilltop pool and restaurant have fantastic views. There is a family pool area with seasonal toys and snacks.…

The Fairmont Jasper Park 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 spectacular Canadian Rockies, the Jasper Park Lodge is a full-service resort property with easy access to a wide range of activities for every age. With four hundred forty-six rooms, guests have a wide range of accommodation options to choose from including independent cabins with complete kitchen amenities. The historic main lodge has…

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 Grand Del Mar

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

The Mediterranean meets California at The Grand Del Mar. Expansive grounds with large grassy areas and walking trails allow plenty of space for kids to run and play. Onsite amenities include a wide array of sports, games, and swimming pools (adult, family, and children’s options) complete with underwater music. Traditionally decorated rooms are spacious; bathrooms…

The Grove

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Trendy

The Grove bills itself as ‘London’s country estate’ and being just a half hour drive from central London — it’s spot on. A beautifully restored stately home, once the scene of lavish royal house parties, forms the hub of this rural resort. Luxuriously appointed bedrooms look out over the beautifully landscaped traditional English formal gardens.…

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Set in one of San Diego’s most beautiful areas, Torrey Pines is a destination in and of itself. The landscape is comprised of red cliffs and undeveloped canyons that drop into the Pacific Ocean. The Craftsman era resort, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, was designed to blend in with the adjacent Torrey Pines State Reserve,…

The Resort at Paws Up

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

Paws Up provides a phenomenal stay from start to finish. The sheer beauty of the resort, mountains, and rivers is beyond compare. “Glamping” in luxury tents is among the highlights – the experience combines the best of camping and a top-tier hotel, including butler service. Each and every need and desire is handled immediately with…

The Resort at Pelican Hill

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Pelican Hill is in a terrific location along the Newport Coast, between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. While not directly on the beach, the resort has gorgeous views of the ocean and Catalina Island. Beachgoing families can take a 5-minute shuttle ride to the famed Crystal Cove State Park beach, where beach chairs and umbrellas…

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

We love the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay as a unique and relaxing seaside getaway for local Bay Area families and visitors alike. Ireland-meets-California in this spectacular setting comprised of cliffs and breathtaking ocean views. It’s hard to believe the location is just 23 miles from the San Francisco airport. Public areas are grand but it’s…

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

The oceanfront setting, with soft white sand and incredible turquoise water, is one the of the highlights of The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman. This recently renovated resort has extensive amenities for every age, including a Jean-Michel Cousteau Ambassadors of the Environment children’s and family program. The service is warm and efficient; the staff go out of…

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel sits high on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. It has stunning coastline views and is surrounded by a three mile wide beach that is popular with surfers, beach goers and dolphins. Located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the resort has a convenient location for sightseeing…

The Sagamore Resort

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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 Scotsman Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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
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  • 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 Punta Mita Resort

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is a new addition to the exclusive Punta de Mita peninsula, 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. It is exquisitely designed with sweeping ocean views, and the luxurious ambiance is the highlight. The layout of guest rooms is ingenious – all room categories have lovely views…

The St. Regis San Francisco

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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 Westin Excelsior Florence

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The panoramic views of Florence from the Arno-facing rooms at the Westin Excelsior are glorious and one of the reasons why this hotel is a Ciao Bambino favorite for a luxury city stay. The ambiance is grand and old-world – a fun way for families to experience another age. The tradeoff is that the rooms…

Topnotch Resort and Spa

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  • 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…

Trump Hotel Chicago

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

Vail Mountain Lodge

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Vail Mountain Lodge is comprised of luxury rooms, suites, and two- to three-bedroom condo units. Guest units are well-furnished, comfortable, and enormous, with loads of room for one or more families to spread out. The unbeatable location is just steps from the shops and restaurants in Vail Village, and there’s a complimentary shuttle available for…

Vedema Resort

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

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 San Michele

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The former monastery with gorgeous hill-top views of Florence feels a world away from the bustling city yet a complimentary shuttle transports guests to the main tourist area in 15 minutes. Although this is a luxury, old-world property, there are many fantastic onsite amenities for children including a cooking school (6 to 14 years old), painting lessons,…

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Set on the waterfront on the edge of Chatham, this resort caters to families looking for a traditional Cape Cod experience. They offer terrific family activities, including daily seal watching tours, family movie nights, clambakes, and an excellent theme-based kids club. Charming and casually elegant, the property has exceptional service and beautiful views of the…

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…

Woolley Grange

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Imagine a beautiful historic English country house filled with precious antiques and set in acres of manicured gardens. Fantastic you’re thinking – but not with kids. Wrong! This country house is perfect for kids. Woolley Grange is exactly this, except the precious antiques can withstand knocks or are up very high, and children of all…

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa has just 18 luxury bungalows located in a spectacular setting just steps from the beach, called bures, which is Fijian for sanctuary. Every bungalow also has a personal hammock and private beach hut. During special family weeks, the resort allows children under 12 and offers a free kids’ club for…