Hotel Collection

Affinia 50

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

The Affinia 50 offers an apartment-style atmosphere and amenities with hotel services. Primarily an all-suite hotel, most rooms include full kitchens and living areas. Guest rooms are shockingly spacious for New York City and easily accommodate families of four to six people. Updated rooms are set up for comfort and function more than style, but…

Basin Harbor Club

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Set on Lake Champlain, this resort captures the charm of an old-school family resort paired with modern day accommodations. The owners, the Beach family, have perfected the art of hosting multi-generational families through an enormous range of activities (kids’ club, tennis, golf, fishing, biking, hiking, crafts and more) as well as nightly entertainment including storytellers,…

Beach House Half Moon Bay

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Set directly on the waterfront in Half Moon Bay, the Beach House Hotel offers spectacular ocean views. This all-suite property is comprised of 54 spacious suites with kitchenette facilities. The atmosphere is warm, cozy, and inviting for all ages. The location is perfect for exploring the area and just steps from the popular Coastal Trail.…

Bernardus Lodge

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Bernardus Lodge is a cozy retreat set in the vineyards and mountains of idyllic Carmel Valley. Although the property is a well-known romantic getaway, in recent years kids are frequent guests, particularly over the summer months. A few key amenities make it fun for them including an expansive croquet lawn and a lovely swimming pool.…

Boston Harbor Hotel

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

As the grand dame of Boston’s waterfront, this hotel combines elegance, service, and location to deliver an unforgettable Boston experience. From the moment guests are greeted by the bellmen in long coats and top hats, they know that they’re in for a luxurious stay. The lobby sits right on Boston Harbor and takes advantage of…

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa located in Milton, New York, is just a 70-mile ride from New York City. Despite its proximity to a busy highway, we were delighted to find a tranquil, majestic property full of fantastical gardens, a working farm and grand views of the Hudson River. The farm includes orchards, an aviary…

Canary Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Owned by the kid-friendly favorite Kimpton Hotels, the Canary Hotel makes an excellent base for a family getaway to Santa Barbara. The location, just off State Street, is perfect for easy city access. It offers a rooftop pool with sweeping views of the city. The lobby and guest rooms are nicely decorated; guests especially love…

Carmel Valley Ranch

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • 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…

Castle Kiahuna Plantation & the Beach Bungalows

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Memorable manicured lawn in front of sandy beach welcomes romping children of all ages. Surf lessons in front of beach, pool with water slide (and shallow area with sand for babies) across the street; gather plumeria flowers and string a lei! Parent ready: Common BBQ for dads (or moms) to grill each night while families…

Catamaran Resort

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • 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…

Cavallo Point Lodge

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Set near the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, Cavallo Point Lodge is a historic retreat with easy access to phenomenal Bay Area activities. Guests are treated to a unique Bay Area experience – most of the lodge is comprised of turn-of-the-century buildings that were part of the original Fort Baker army post. Meticulous renovation work…

Cheeca Lodge & Spa

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Cheeca Lodge is a tropical paradise that welcomes families to come and play. The hotel offers something for all ages: a fish-stocked swimming lagoon for little ones, a family pool, a fishing pier, an assortment of water sports, and Camp Cheeca for ages 5-12. The spa and adult pool give parents a place to slip…

Clay Brook at Sugarbush

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • 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…

Deer Valley Ranch

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • 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…

Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Located in the heart of California’s Central Coast, Dolphin Bay is an exceptional oceanfront getaway. Comprised entirely of one- and two-bedroom suites, guest units feel like luxurious apartments with fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities, and spacious living areas. The suites are so well-designed and decorated that it would be easy to settle in comfortably for…

Dream Inn

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Trendy

The Dream Inn’s beachfront location is ideal for families – kids are just steps from the sand and the landmark Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk with numerous games and rides. The casual and funky decor is fun yet comfortable, and definitely kid-friendly. All rooms feature ocean views and pricing is value-oriented. The pool and lounge area hanging…

El Capitan Canyon

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  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • 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
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • 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
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • 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 Kea Lani

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • 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 Miramar Hotel and Bungalows

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • 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

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • 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…

Firesky Resort and Spa

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

FireSky Resort & Spa is the perfect alternative to the vast number of huge hotels in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Owned by the family-favorite brand Kimpton Hotels, this boutique property is charming and well-appointed. Guest rooms are large, the staff is outstanding, and there are wonderful common spaces for relaxing. One of the pools is perfect…

Flathead Lake Lodge

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Flathead Lake Lodge is set on the shores of Flathead Lake and surrounded by gorgeous mountain scenery. This location means families get the best of a lake and dude ranch vacation. Warm and welcoming hosts, the owners set the tone of casual excellence in the entire experience from customer service to the food. The time…

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • 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…

Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch

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

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

This is a true “cowboy” guest ranch with a great kids’ riding program. The property is family-oriented with a range of activities including onsite fishing ponds. Accommodations are simple and comfortable with adjoining rooms and cabins.  Families love the experience at Greenhorn Creek because there is something to do for every age group.  Riding a…

Hawks Cay Resort

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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • 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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  • Baby Ready
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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • 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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  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • 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 Beacon

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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 Del Coronado

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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
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  • 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 Monaco Seattle

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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…

Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

There are few views more spectacular than the one from the porch of the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch – the dramatic peaks of the Sawtooth Mountains dominate the setting. The 80-year-old ranch is authentic on the outside, but modern and comfortable inside. Cozy cabins with connecting doors are optimal for families. There are endless outdoor…

Intercontinental Boston

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Trendy

Set right on the harbor, the Intercontinental is in the perfect spot to take advantage of all the family-friendly Boston activities. You can walk to the Children’s Museum, the Aquarium, the North End, The ICA, Faneuil Hall, and many parts of the Freedom Trail. The hotel is newer, with upbeat, modern decor that is sophisticated…

InterContinental The Clement Monterey

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

The location for InterContinental The Clement Monterey is absolutely ideal for families, adjacent to the Monterey Aquarium and steps from the walking/biking path that continues along the ocean. Families can buy multi-day passes for the aquarium, so events such as otter feedings are easy to catch, and little kids can go back to the hotel…

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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’Auberge Del Mar

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

Set in the heart of Del Mar, a picturesque town that embodies Southern California’s laid-back elegance and charm, L’Auberge Del Mar is a luxury boutique hotel that manages to be hip yet kid-friendly. With just 120 guest rooms, the hotel has airy, peaceful spaces with stunning views of the Pacific. Rooms are casual and comfortable,…

La Quinta Resort & Club

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

La Quinta Resort & Club is a desert retreat located near Palm Springs. Built in 1926, the resort mixes old-world charm with original Spanish architecture and modern amenities in a relaxed resort environment. The expansive grounds have stunning mountain views and are filled with fruit trees. Guest room options include casitas, suites, and villas. Casitas…

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

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  • 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. This resort is reasonably priced for the area with a plethora of kid-friendly amenities.…

Le Parker Meridien

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

The location of this property is excellent, with easy access to Central Park, Times Square, and great shopping. Highlights for kids include the 20-foot Wii set up in the racquetball court (fee-based) and the swimming pool on the 44th floor with an outside observatory deck. Families who need a break from sightseeing will enjoy simply…

Lighthouse Inn

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  • 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…

Little River Inn

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Nestled on over 200 acres in Mendocino County, the Little River Inn is a quaint set of white Victorian buildings that sits off Highway 1. Guests enjoy big ocean views (all rooms but one have them) and whale watching in season from the comfort of their porch rocking chairs. Families throw baseballs and footballs on…

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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
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  • 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…

MacArthur Place

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  • 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…

Magnolia Hotel Denver

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Located just blocks from the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver, the Magnolia Hotel offers easy access to a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Although the hotel has 246 rooms, it feels intimate with cozy public spaces and a boutique hotel vibe. Families can choose from guest units with two double beds, connecting rooms,…

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…

Marriott Desert Springs Villas

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

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…

Montage Laguna Beach

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • 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…

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…

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Overlooking the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Mountain View Grand’s striking façade and majestic setting distinguish this hotel from the other properties in this area. The long list of amenities at this eco-friendly resort for families includes two swimming pools, a game room, a movie theater, pony rides, tennis, and board games. In addition,…

Nick’s Cove

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Nick’s Cove is the perfect place to slow down and enjoy a short getaway with kids. Located on Tomales Bay just outside Point Reyes, Nick’s Cove, a former fishing village dating back to the 1930s,  is comprised of 12 historic cottages that exude seaside charm. Waterfront rooms are a huge treat with spacious sleeping and…

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…

Omni Parker House

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

This historic, classic Boston hotel is perfectly situated just footsteps from Boston Common and the Freedom Trail. It’s also close to both the Waterfront area and Back Bay. What really puts this hotel on the map is the amazing Freedom Trail Suite. This suite is huge, well-designed, and entertaining for all ages featuring a children’s…

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is set on 240 acres in the desert, centrally located in Rancho Mirage. It has a huge variety of activities and amenities to offer: two pools, three Jacuzzis, a 27-hole golf course, 25 tennis courts, a spa with its own pool, and a water fantasy land called Splashtopia, an…

Omni San Francisco Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The Omni San Francisco is located downtown just a short walk from Chinatown, Union Square, and the Embarcadero. The former 1920’s bank building exudes elegance with its stately architecture and beautiful marble lobby. At first glance you may think this is not a place for kids, but the doormen immediately dispel this notion with a warm kid-friendly welcome.…

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • 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…

PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn is one of the few upscale, boutique hotels in the north Lake Tahoe area. Indoor public spaces include a cozy cafe with excellent food and wine, and more of the same in the intimate fine dining restaurant. Standard double rooms with two queen beds are available, plus there are a few…

Red Horse Mountain Ranch

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

A week at Red Horse Ranch is one of the best family vacations you can take. The accommodations are not fancy, rather they are true to the spirit of the West. The range of activities, including horseback riding, mountain biking, kayaking, challenge courses, campfires and archery keep everyone busy. The ratio of staff to guest…

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa has long been a favorite desert getaway for vacationing families, thanks to an array of kid-focused amenities. The incredible pool area is uniquely configured into smaller zones for both water play and relaxation, including lounge areas with fire pits. Parents with young children love the sandy beach zero-entry into…

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…

RiverPlace Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

RiverPlace Hotel offers guests a distinctive Portland sense of place in an exceptional location on the bank of the Willamette River. Families can walk out the door to a park and multi-use walking path. Service at RiverPlace aims to please; ready-to-help staff fill the lobby and go out of their way to accommodate any and…

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…

Seaport Boston Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The Seaport Boston Hotel welcomes families with a casual and friendly approach. It’s located on Boston Harbor, just a few blocks from the Children’s Museum and The New England Aquarium, in the trendy Four Point Channel district. The rooms have big windows with gorgeous views of Boston Harbor—perfect for watching the planes and boats. The…

Shore Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Just across the street from the Santa Monica Pier and one of the most iconic beach scenes in America, the Shore Hotel couldn’t be better positioned for exploring the area. Guests can leave their cars in the onsite parking deck and walk to the pier, ocean, shopping, dining, local parks and more. Although the decor…

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,…

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…

Smith Fork Ranch

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • 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…

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…

Solage Calistoga

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Solage Calistoga boasts a wonderful setting with mountain views from every direction. Hip and modern, the fun atmosphere and attitude ensures all guests feel welcome; kids, couples, and even dogs, the social environment at Solage makes it appealing or a variety of age groups and interests. Separation is the key to success with family and…

Sonnenalp Resort of Vail

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Staying at the Sonnenalp is akin to staying at a European mountain lodge – warm and inviting with a high level of personalized service. The majority of the rooms are spacious suites and ideally configured for families. Located in the heart of Vail Village, the resort is steps away from restaurants and shops and a…

Sorensen’s Resort

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

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

With or without kids, Sorensen’s Resort provides a perfect base to explore the gorgeous scenery in and around Hope Valley, located 45 minutes south of Lake Tahoe. Nestled in a grove of aspen trees, accommodations are simple but comfortable log cabins. Some have kitchen facilities and are large enough to accommodate four to six people…

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…

Sun Valley Lodge

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Sun Valley is known for phenomenal skiing, but it’s also an amazing destination for year-round outdoors-oriented activities. The historic Sun Valley Lodge is an iconic resort property with a long list of onsite activities including an ice skating rink, bowling alley, game room, and year-round heated swimming pool. The hotel is located in an intimate…

Sunriver Resort

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Located in a high mountain meadow, this resort has everything active families could want. Highlights include multiple accommodation options, such as lodge rooms and home rentals, and a wide variety of different activities to experience together: fishing, horseback riding, biking, and hiking. There are a few swimming pools and a fun kids club. The location is…

Surf & Sand Resort

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Boutique meets flip-flops at this wonderfully located Laguna Beach retreat. The elegant yet casual hotel, with 154 guest rooms and 16 suites, sits on the sand, with rooms that are incredibly close to the ocean and have spectacular views of the California coastline. The location is a convenient 15-minute walk to downtown Laguna Beach, where…

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 –…

Terranea Resort

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Terranea is a Mediterranean-style oceanfront resort with a long list of unexpected treats for a property situated in the heart of the greater Los Angeles area. It’s spread across 102 acres, so it takes time to digest all the natural and manmade elements that make this hotel such a special place. The stunning bluffside setting…

The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • 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 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 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 Charles Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

This classic Cambridge hotel delivers excellent service, comfortable rooms and innovative kids’ activities. Known for years as one of the best places to stay in Cambridge, it offers families a comfortable home base while visiting Boston. Kids love the welcome gifts, the novelty of TVs in the bathroom mirror, the fun kids’ menu choices, and…

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 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 Hotel Paradox

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Located in downtown Santa Cruz, the Hotel Paradox is themed along the lines of an upscale urban forest with the perfect balance of cozy ambiance and contemporary decor. The front desk is a eucalyptus tree trunk from Sonoma that sets the eco-luxe tone for the rest of the property. The 164 rooms and suites are…

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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  • 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 Lodge at Torrey Pines

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • 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 Osprey at Beaver Creek

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

The home-away-from-home vibe at The Osprey in Beaver Creek, Colorado, makes it ideal for families with kids of all ages. This 45-room boutique hotel owned by Rock Resorts is just steps — literally — from a ski lift and adjacent to the village with shops, restaurants, and a fantastic ice skating rink. Rooms feature modern…

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 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
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • 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
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • 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, Laguna Niguel

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • 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
  • 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 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 at Squaw Valley

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The Village at Squaw Valley offers condo accommodations with limited hotel services right at the base of the ski area. The property has immediate and easy access to lifts, ski school, shops, and restaurants. Although condos are individually owned, standard corporate decor is used throughout the complex and guest units are comfortable and well-appointed. Most…

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…

The Westin Verasa Napa

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

During a typical stay at The Westin Verasa Napa, guests likely will find more kids and dogs relaxing in the lobby lounge than couples on a romantic getaway. Part of the riverfront development in the city of Napa, this hotel is a convenient and well-appointed home base for exploring Napa Valley. The attraction for families…

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…

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…

Vail Mountain Lodge

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  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • 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…

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…

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;…

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…

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…

Westmark Baranof Hotel

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

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

The Westmark Baranof is Juneau’s finest hotel in the downtown area. The hotel is well located in the heart of historic downtown, within walking distance to the cruise ship docks and shopping areas. The art deco style common areas and the old-school Gold Room restaurant evoke an era of glamour that’s unusual in this part…

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.…