Hotel Collection

Abama Golf & Spa Resort

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  • Baby Ready
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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…

Almyra Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Trendy

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

Alva Park Resort and Spa

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  • Baby Ready
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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…

Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

The Anantara Hua Hin Resort & Spa is a wonderful and relaxing retreat in the beach town of Hua Hin, a 2.5-hour drive from Bangkok. Luxurious guest rooms are decorated with Thai silks and feature terrazzo tubs and private outdoor terraces. The free-form beachside swimming pool, complete with swim-up bar, is a family favorite. Extensive grounds include a spectacular…

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…

Basin Harbor Club

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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,…

Belmond Villa San Michele

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  • 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,…

Borgo Egnazia

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Borgo Egnazia resort is a stunning and peaceful recreated Italian village tucked away in the Puglian countryside, just a short distance from the coast. Guests will find rustic yet elegant decor, tantalizing food options at several different restaurants, and incredibly family-friendly amenities. This is a truly five-star experience in every aspect. Kids will love the…

Borgo Pignano

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  • Category: HotelVilla
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Borgo Pignano is a beautifully appointed Tuscan borgo (village) — with a villa, a church and several farmhouses — that transports guests to the age of the Italian Renaissance while retaining modern comforts and an upscale ambiance. Families feel right at home in spacious accommodations and quickly become part of the Borgo Pignano family while playing games on…

Caribe Hilton

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Carmel Valley Ranch

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

Catamaran Resort

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

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

Cheeca Lodge & Spa

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  • 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…

Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa

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  • Category: Hotel
  • 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.…

Club Med Cancun Yucatan

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Club Med Ixtapa

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Country Kids Resort

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

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

CuisinArt Resort and Spa

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  • 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…

Deer Valley Ranch

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  • Category: Ranch
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

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

Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

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  • 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…

Eden Roc Cap Cana

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

Eden Roc Cap Cana is a truly exceptional luxury resort set in a lush development in the Dominican Republic near Punta Cana. With just 34 expansive suites, the property is intimate and private, yet offers the amenities of a resort with a much larger room count. Suites are amazing; they are wonderfully designed with their own pool and…

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 Montebello

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

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, a…

Fairmont Mayakoba

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  • Baby Ready
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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 Scottsdale Princess

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Flathead Lake Lodge

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  • 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…

Forte Village Resort

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

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

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

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  • Category: Hotel
  • 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 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 Nevis

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Four Seasons Resort Nevis has it all: the friendliness of a small town on one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, paired with the exceptional services and amenities for which the Four Seasons brand is known. Each of the 196 rooms and suites can accommodate a family of four, since each room or…

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

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…

Gleneagles

  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Gleneagles is one of those few hotels that you will want to go back to again and again. From fishing to falconry, kids off-road driving to horse-riding, it is difficult to find time to try everything in just one stay. Gleneaglets is the comprehensive children’s activity program that keeps all ages occupied should parents wish to spend some…

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 Velas Riviera Maya Resort

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

The only family-friendly all-inclusive resort in the Mexican Caribbean to receive the AAA Five Diamond award, the Grand Velas Riviera Maya combines the elegance and service families expect from a luxury property with the relaxed atmosphere of an oceanfront beach resort. The Grand Velas Riviera Maya’s three distinct sections, Ambassador, Zen, and Grand Class, help to…

Half Moon, A Rock Resort

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

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

Hawks Cay Resort

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort, situated on the golden sands that fringe Mauritius’s buzzy south coast, is beautifully laid out. Recently renovated guest rooms are spacious and comfortable. Family rooms sleep four, but for privacy, opt for a suite or villa. Families can find something for all ages: 8 months, 8 years or pushing 8 decades. Baby and toddler…

Honua Kai Resort & Spa

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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

Hotel Adler-Thermae

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Hotel and Spa Rosa Alpina

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Hotel and Spa 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 51-room hotel is tastefully decorated and…

Hotel Bachmair Weissach

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Bachmair Weissach’s fantastic, family-friendly grounds and spacious suites make it an ideal base for families who want to experience the beauty and charm of the Bavarian countryside in a warm atmosphere with a long list of exceptional amenities. Nearby Lake Tegernsee is stunning and Bachmair Weissach matches its beauty, with gorgeous balconies, outstanding food options…

Hotel Bodmi

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Hotel Bodmi is an excellent example of a Swiss three-star hotel that would be classified as a four-star property in any other part of the world. Located on a grassy/snowy knoll above the town of Grindelwald, it has magnificent views of the Eiger and surrounding peaks. The hotel’s position is ideal, as it allows guests…

Hotel del Coronado

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  • 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 Excelsior Venice Lido Resort

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Located right on the Venice Lido beach, the Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort offers guests relief from the congestion and crowds in the center of Venice. Families love having immediate access to a sandy beach with private cabanas and a swimming pool over the summer months. A seasonal kids’ club for ages 4-12 is available…

Hotel Villa Ottone

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Once a lavish home to the family of the Counts Toscanelli, Villa Ottone offers a paradise escape from the crowds of Italy’s usual seaside destinations. With its own private beach and charm to surpass many other villas of its kind, Villa Ottone takes guests back in time to an era where luxury was as much about…

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

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  • 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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  • 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,…

Imagine Roussillon

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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

InterContinental The Clement Monterey

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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…

Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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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  • 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 Franciacorta 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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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

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

La Quinta Resort & Club

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Le Guanahani

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Located on the tranquil island of St. Barths, Le Guanahani is a boutique upscale oasis spread over 18 secluded acres. Nestled above a private beach on the edge of a peninsula, the rooms and suites afford families views of lush vegetation, sweeping beaches and blue ocean. While vast in acreage, the property is intimate in terms of…

Les Fermes De Marie

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Boutique

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

Lighthouse Inn

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

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Traditional

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

Liss Ard Estate

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Trendy

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

Lone Mountain Ranch

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Los Suenos Marina And Resort

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Marbella Club

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

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

Marriott Desert Springs Villas

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Marriott Timber Lodge

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Mas de Thau

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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

Masseria Torre Coccaro

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Masseria Torre Coccaro is the kind of place where guests check in stressed from everyday life and, a week later, check out well fed, relaxed, and rejuvenated. Family-run, this upscale, atmospheric hotel offers a totally unique beach vacation experience. The historic estate produces olive oil from its grove of 1,000-year-old trees and is full of…

Monarch Beach Resort

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Monarch Beach Resort is a timeless seaside resort on the Southern California coast that caters to families looking for a beach vacation with amenities. Cascading staircases, fountains and statues evoke the Mediterranean, with a layout designed to take in Pacific Ocean views throughout. Set on a rolling hill, expansive grounds and green spaces provide room for…

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…

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,…

Mystic Springs

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Mystic Springs offers accommodations with apartment amenities in a resort setting. Guest units are spacious, clean, and well-equipped including complete kitchen facilities. The “hot” outdoor pool is constantly filled with kids. This is a good option for families that want an alternative to a traditional hotel with easy access to Banff activities. Canmore has mountain…

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…

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 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…

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…

Pine Cliffs Resort

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Playa Grande Resort

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Located just 5 minutes (on foot) from downtown Cabo San Lucas, the entire Playa Grande Resort is kid-friendly with gorgeous Pacific Ocean views. All guest rooms feature kitchen facilities and upscale decor. The pools serve as the centerpiece of this well-designed hotel, relaxing parents and exciting kids the minute they lay eyes on them. The…

Puente Romano Beach Resort and Spa

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

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

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 Mountain is one of the best family dude ranch 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, yoga, and archery keep everyone busy. The ratio of…

Renvyle House Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

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

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…

Rosewood Little Dix Bay

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

This landmark Caribbean beach resort property sits on a private bay. Accommodations are comprised of rooms, suites, and private villas, with most located directly on the beach. There is one central kid-friendly restaurant and a kids’ club. The resort offers lots of water sports, such as sailing, scuba diving tours, and snorkeling – the famous…

Rosewood Mayakoba

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Trendy

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

Round Hill Hotel & Villas

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

Royal Hotel Sanremo

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Sandy Lane

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

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

Saunton Sands Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa and Cultural Hideaway

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Schloss Elmau – one resort, two hotels – is comprised of a historic castle tucked deep in the calm of the Bavarian Alps. A cultural hideaway and a spa retreat, Schloss Elmau offers an ideal combination of family fun and relaxation for parents. This grand hotel has many activities for families with kids of all ages,…

Seven Stars

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Skiathos Princess Hotel

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

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

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…

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…

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, is a former sugar plantation on 100 acres wedged between St. Lucia’s towering Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All of the 93 accommodations and 60 luxury hillside villas have spectacular views of the Caribbean or the Pitons. The style marries 18th-century colonial charm with modern, luxurious amenities. Accommodations also have private…

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…

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 Alpina Gstaad

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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 Alpina Gstaad offers one of our favorite luxury hotel experiences in Europe. Despite its five-star status in a coveted jet-set Swiss village, the service and ambiance are relaxed, approachable and inviting. Children are warmly welcomed and pampered by the staff at every turn. The extraordinary design pairs natural, handcrafted textures from the region with…

The Breakers

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

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

The Elms Hotel & Spa

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

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

The Fairmont 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
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  • 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
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • 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 Resort at Paws Up

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

Paws Up offers families 37,000 acres of Montana vacation bliss. Accommodations include independent luxury homes in variety of sizes, as well as incredible tented wilderness camps adjacent to the iconic Blackfoot River. The original “glamping” experience was created here, pairing camping with decadent creature comforts like bathrooms with heated floors, fantastic beds and a camp…

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

The Resort at Pelican Hill is a luxury resort located along the Newport Coast, between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. Perched high along the coast, set back only a few minutes from the beach, the resort has gorgeous views of the ocean and Catalina Island. Families can take a 5-minute shuttle ride to the famed…

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, 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 luxury resort along the seven mile beach of Grand Cayman has extensive amenities for every age, including a Jean-Michel Cousteau Ambassadors of the Environment children’s and family program. The service…

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 Sebastian – Vail

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

Vail, Colorado, is a fantastic place for a family vacation any time of year and The Sebastian – Vail makes a great base with kids of all ages. The Sebastian is located in Vail Village and very convenient to all that Vail has to offer. The property offers a wide range of luxury accommodation options,…

The Somerset

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

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

The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort

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

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…

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…

Verdura Resort

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

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Waldhaus Sils

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

The position of this hotel in a forest above a village is magical, and the landscape is gorgeous. Many guests have grown to love the family that runs Waldhaus Sils, as well as the staff and the people who go there. This is not one of those kids’ hotels where guests are surrounded by animation.…

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…

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.…

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…