Hotel Collection

23 Greengarden House

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  • Category: Apartment
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Tucked into a corner of the bustling St. Christopher’s Place, 23 Greengarden House is the perfect location for families that want to be immersed in the buzz of Central London. The 23 apartments are four-star quality, immaculate, and well-appointed with complete amenities. What sets this property apart from other serviced apartments is the personalized attention…

Affinia 50

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

Aguilas5 Sevilla Suites

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Aguilas5 Sevilla Suites aparthotel is a great find. These 4-star luxury apartments occupy an entire building in the heart of the Santa Cruz neighborhood. The one- and two-bedroom apartments are modern, clean, comfortable, safe and quiet. There’s a rooftop deck with lounge chairs and tables, as well as a shallow (literally) pool to cool off in…

Albergo Villa Marta

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Albergo Villa Marta is an intimate, family-run hotel in a gorgeous setting midway between Lucca and Pisa. This location near the coast makes it easy for families to easily explore the countryside and the beach, including Cinque Terre, from here. Guest rooms are charming and comfortable. There’s an onsite restaurant serving breakfast and dinner. 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…

Altapura

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

At 2,300 meters, Val Thorens is the highest ski resort in the Alps making Altapura the highest “Skipalace” in Europe. This lively description says it all. Altapura is a skier’s dream with instant access to what Val Thorens is famous for — incredible alpine skiing. Moreover, Val Thorens is part of Les 3 Vallées, the…

Altis Prime Apartments

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Altis Prime Apartments make a great home-base for families when visiting Lisbon as it offers 78 studio, one, and two bedroom apartments with living space, kitchen facilities, and 24 hour room service. Accommodations are spacious, modern, and include all the amenities you’d expect from an upscale hotel with the comforts of a home-away-from-home. There’s a…

American Trade Hotel

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

American Trade Hotel offers families an atmospheric old-world Latin experience in the heart of Panama City’s historic Casco Viejo. Housed in a restored landmark building, American Trade guests are immersed in a fresh version of the original design — a highlight is the incredible tile floors — throughout public and private spaces. It has an…

Amori Villa

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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

Angleterre & Residence

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Hotel Angleterre & Residence is the perfect mix of an extremely well-appointed upscale hotel paired with a casual atmosphere that makes it comfortable with young children. Set on Lake Geneva with spectacular views of France and the Alps across the way, the location is unbeatable for this area. Easy access to the railway system as…

Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 is in a fabulous central location, steps from the Ponte Vecchio and the Arno River, and a short stroll from Florence highlights the Uffizi Gallery, Galleria dell’Accademia and Duomo. Despite the ‘heart of Florence’ location, the hotel feels quiet and peaceful, especially at night. The ambiance is upscale, yet comfortable, and…

Arthur’s Pass Wilderness Lodge

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Auener Hof

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Auener Hof is a special place tucked into the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Family owned and operated, the personalized service is impeccable and a property highlight. The spacious rooms and bathrooms have a modern-meets-rustic feel and are quite comfortable. Children are welcome with open arms, and you may even…

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
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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…

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa and spa is as enchanting as its history. It appears to be an ancient Medieval estate, complete with manor house, church, feudal cottages and outbuildings. But all is not what it seems. It never was. The buildings weren’t actually built until 1927 when Lord Moyne (of Guinness brewery fame) commissioned an…

Ballyvolane House

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Basin Harbor Club

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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,…

Bernardus Lodge

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  • 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.…

Borgo Iesolana

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Borgo 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…

Borgo Scopeto Relais

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Bosque Del Cabo

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Set on nine acres of open land adjacent to the commercial center of Banff, the Buffalo Mountain Lodge makes a wonderful home base for exploring the magical scenery of the Canadian Rockies. The mountain-style architecture and handcrafted decor are warm and inviting. Guest rooms are comfortable, with fireplaces and either private balconies or patios; some…

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

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  • 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…

California Park Hotel

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Canary Hotel

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  • 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…

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…

Casa Cornacchi Country House

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The atmosphere of this boutique property feels more like staying at a private villa than a hotel. Casa Cornacchi is comprised of a cluster of historic buildings that have been meticulously restored and turned into attractive guest accommodations. Views from public areas are stunning and, although the property is small, there are a number of…

Casa Montani

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

In a city known for expensive hotel rates, particularly in the luxury category, Casa Montani is an extraordinary find. With just five rooms, this ultra-intimate guest house is an incredible value. Run by a charming Roman family, rooms feature furnishings and beds that are nicer than many hotels at twice the price. Breakfast is hand-delivered…

Castle Kiahuna Plantation & Beach Bungalows

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Cavallo Point Lodge

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  • 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…

Chaa Creek

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Champs Elysees Apartment

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  • Category: Apartment
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Families seeking a convenient vacation rental in Paris, with easy access to the airport and public transportation, will find this fully equipped standalone apartment by the Arc de Triomphe (17th arrondissement) ideal. It’s a much better option than the nearby luxury hotels. Our favorite feature of this Champs Elysees apartment is that it is near a…

Chateau De Ribagnac

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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

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…

Citadines Prestige South Kensington

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  • Category: Apartment
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

A newly refurbished aparthotel in one of central London’s prettiest neighborhoods, Citadines Prestige South Kensington is a clean and well-appointed accommodation option for families. Managed by The Ascott Limited, Citadines properties are a value-oriented alternative to a standard hotel room and include kitchenette facilities and living space. This property features one-bedroom duplex units and sleeps…

Clay Brook at Sugarbush

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Club Med Cancun Yucatan

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

Colle San Paolo

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Colorado Trails Ranch

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  • Category: Ranch
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Families seeking an authentic Western dude ranch experience need look no further than Colorado Trails Ranch, in spectacular Durango, Colorado near the border with New Mexico. Celebrating the property’s 50th year as a guest ranch, the team at Colorado Trails has fun for all ages down to a science. The horseback riding program is exceptional, with…

Corinthia Hotel London

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Located right off the River Thames adjacent to some of London’s most beautiful parks, Corinthia Hotel is a special and inviting place. The 294 guest rooms (including 47 suites and seven penthouses) are warm, welcoming and full of natural light. The main spaces at the Corinthia Hotel London are visually spectacular with bold, beautiful floral arrangements built by…

Cortiina Hotel

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

For families who want spacious, stylish accommodations in the heart of Munich’s Old Town, the Cortiina Hotel is a fabulous value. The property’s 75 rooms and suites are sleek and contemporary, yet cozy, outfitted with natural materials. Various room configurations work well with kids, from Deluxe Rooms with extra beds to Two-bedroom Suites. Some rooms…

Dionora

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Dionora is a bed & breakfast in a stunning setting just a few minutes outside of Montepulciano en route to Pienza. This six-room accommodation is an excellent solution for families who can’t meet Tuscany’s standard minimum Saturday-to-Saturday countryside requirement and want a convenient base from which to explore this spectacular area. The pool and garden are dreamy…

Domaine Des Hauts De Loire

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Dream Inn

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  • 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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  • 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…

Esprit Saint Germain

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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

Essex Culinary Resort & Spa

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Vermont’s Essex Culinary Resort & Spa is a truly unique and special place to take a family vacation. It’s located in a beautiful, serene part of Vermont, offering activities such as hiking and biking in the surrounding areas. The theme and essence of the resort is cooking, and the resort offers opportunities for everyone in the…

Europa House

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

For those who want a spacious home away from home in the center of London in one of the city’s most appealing family neighborhoods, Europa House is just right. The property offers a series of very smart, beautifully-appointed apartments set up for family life with hotel services. There is even an onsite carpark and access to one…

Evergreen Lodge

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Fairmont Banff Springs

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Fairmont Kea Lani

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Fairmont 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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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Fattoria Varramista

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Varramista is a gorgeous active wine and olive oil estate midway between Florence and the Tuscan coast. Guests live among the vineyards in spacious apartments that are set-up for self-sufficiency. The property is vast with three distinctive guest areas. Varramista is unusual in that guests experience all the benefits of rural living yet the property…

Firefly Hotel

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Firesky Resort and Spa

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  • 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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  • 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…

Fonte de Medici

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

A picture-perfect Tuscan road leads to the tiny hamlet of Santa Maria a Macerata and Agriturismo Fonte de’ Medici. The property is one of the estates owned by the famous winemaking Antinori family. Fonte de’ Medici features several fully restored and updated farmhouses, plus spacious and and beautifully appointed one-bedroom apartments, some of which can…

Glendine Country House

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Grand Hotel De La Minerve

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Grand Hotel Minerva

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Hacienda Encantada Resort & Spa

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Hacienda Encantada Resort is perched high up on a scenic point overlooking the beautiful Sea of Cortez. It is an ideal location set away from the crowded touristy hotel corridor, yet just a 10-minute drive from downtown Cabo San Lucas and the Marina. The resort’s decor embraces traditional Mexican culture and is paired with upscale,…

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…

Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza is comprised of three stately homes from the 1700s built around three courtyards in a quiet oasis in the heart of Seville. It feels like more like the warm and welcoming country estate of an old friend than a hotel. One of the best properties for families in Seville at…

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 Beacon

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  • 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 Belvedere

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Hotel 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 Brighton

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

It’s hard to beat this Right Bank location from a sightseeing and convenience perspective. Hotel Brighton overlooks the Tuileries Garden, and some rooms have fantastic Paris views. What makes this hotel work for families is the variety of spacious room options for adults traveling with children. Rooms are clean and well-appointed. Pricing is value-oriented for…

Hotel Cenobio Dei Dogi

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Hotel Continental

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Hotel de la Tremoille

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Located in one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Paris between the Champs-Elysées and the Avenue Montaigne in the 8th arrondissement, Hotel De La Trémoille is a gem for families. The quintessential Parisian exterior and views from the hotel provide a strong sense of place. The highlight of this 98-room property for families is the…

Hotel Eiger

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

A mountain lover’s dream come true, Mürren is dramatically perched above a steep valley at 1,650 meters (5,413 feet) with the ultimate view of the Eiger, Jungfrau, and Mönch peaks. Accessible only via cable car or train, this car-free village is wondrous for all ages. Run by the same family for four generations, Hotel Eiger…

Hotel Estherea

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Run by generations of the same family since it opened in the 1940s, Hotel Estherea radiates warmth and welcome. The property spans a series of renovated canal houses in a quiet residential neighborhood. Rooms and public spaces are lavishly yet tastefully decorated; each has its own unique look and feel. Some of the 93 rooms…

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 Flora

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Hotel Flora is a true gem in Venice, a city known for overpriced hotels. This 45-room family-run hotel is ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from St. Mark’s Square, with very central access to all of Venice’s main attractions. Although the property is off one of the most exclusive shopping streets in the city,…

Hotel Golden Key

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Hotel Golden Key is an amazing value in the heart of historic Prague. A renovated 13th-century locksmith’s shop (as denoted by the gilt key that still hangs over the door), the hotel sits on the winding Nerudova Street in the Mala Strana neighborhood, one of the most atmospheric parts of the city and walkable to the best of…

Hotel Mas Des Carassins

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Hotel Mayfair Paris

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Hotel Meierhof

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Hotel Meierhof is an excellent year-round base for a family vacation in Davos. It’s all about easily accessing the plethora of incredible outdoor activities in this area, and the hotel location in the heart of city is extremely convenient. The ski bus stops outside the front door. A wide variety of shops and restaurant are…

Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district, Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco is an ideal spot for families touring Philadelphia. It overlooks Independence Park and is just steps from landmark sites such as the Liberty Bell and Constitution Center. The 268-room hotel has many accommodation types that work for families, including suites, connecting rooms and rooms…

Hotel Monaco Seattle

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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…

Hotel Palazzo Murat

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Location, location, location! These three little words sum up Palazzo Murat’s distinct advantage over its counterparts in Positano, a gem of a vacation town set into the cliffs of the gorgeous Amalfi coastline. The incredibly steep incline of the city’s streets and staircases make it challenging for families; the fact that Palazzo Murat is situated…

Hotel Ponte Sisto

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Walking distance from many of Rome’s most popular tourist sights, Hotel Ponte Sisto is an independent hotel with friendly and personalized service. The 103 rooms and suites are well-appointed and comfortable; some units have a private terrace. Family suites are ideal for four or five people and reasonably priced compared to similar options in Rome.…

Hotel Poseidon Positano

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Hotel Poseidon offers stunning views of the town of Positano and the sea. It’s also one of the few hotels in town with a large swimming pool and outdoor lounge area, making it a wonderful place to relax with kids. There are a few room configurations that sleep families comfortably, including Superior Suites and connecting…

Hotel Tugu Lombok

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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

Hotel Verneuil

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Walk-out-your-door to fabulous everything from this incredible Left Bank location in the coveted Saint-Germain des Prés just a block off the Seine. Hotel Verneuil is located in our favorite part of Paris where attractions on both banks are accessible on foot. And they have connecting rooms! Almost unheard of for a 26-room hotel in the heart of…

Hotel Villa Fiesole

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

With just 32 guest rooms, this 19th-century villa is an excellent choice for families who want a boutique hotel experience and relief from the crowds of Florence. Located in Fiesole in the hills above Florence, the property has expansive views of the area. The setting is wonderful, with a garden area where kids can run…

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…

Hotel Vondel

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Hotel Vondel manages to be hip and stylish, yet cozy and kid-friendly for all ages. The warm attitude and comfortable decor make this an appealing base for lounging between sightseeing excursions. Public areas are homelike and filled with books and contemporary art. Ideal room categories for families include apartments with kitchenette facilities; suites; and connecting…

Hotel Zephyr

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  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Hotel Zephyr offers families a fun — literally — base from which to explore San Francisco. This boutique hotel on the water in Fisherman’s Wharf is designed in a playful nautical theme with games incorporated into both private and public guest spaces. From life-size Connect 4 in a massive outdoor lounge to a super-cool game…

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,…

Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch

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  • 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…

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 Boston

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  • 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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  • 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…

Island Hotel Newport Beach

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

Island Hotel Newport Beach is a contemporary high-rise hotel with a variety of spacious rooms and suites, great eateries and a lovely resort-style pool — a perfect place to chill out after a day out exploring. Corner Suites are wonderful for families with two good-sized bedrooms. The onsite restaurant, Oak Grill, provides classic comfort food dishes with…

Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort

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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…

La Bandita

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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

La Bandita Townhouse

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

La Bandita is a stylish 12-room luxury boutique hotel tucked inside the historic center of Pienza, one of Tuscany’s most beautiful hill towns. Owner and manager John Voightmann has done a fabulous job incorporating modern style into the historical character of this beautiful 1460s building, which was once a convent. There are several room options that accommodate…

La Foce

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

La Foce is a vast family-owned estate in an idyllic rural setting. The property is comprised of restored farmhouses, a castle, and a magnificent garden that dates back to 1925. Guests adore its rustic character, authenticity, and charm – guest accommodations are well equipped for self-sufficiency with vast areas for families to relax outdoors. Open…

La Poggiolaia

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

La Poggiolaia is a five-unit gem for families who want apartment-style lodging in an intimate and quiet setting. Although there is a swimming pool, there are no other activity amenities onsite. Highlights include the charming and warm decor of the apartments, the spectacular views, and easy access from here to many of the area’s major…

La Quinta Resort & Club

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  • 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…

La Sovana

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

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  • 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.…

Lapa Rios Ecolodge

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

One of National Geographic’s top 50 ecolodges in the world and a pioneer of its kind in Costa Rica, Lapa Rios offers families an unforgettable and educational adventure vacation experience. Set within a 1,000-acre private reserve of virgin rainforest in the Osa Peninsula, every moment at Lapa Rios is immersive, from howler monkey wake-up calls to…

Le Fleuray Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

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

Le Mas De Pierre

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Situated in the hills above the coastline, Le Mas de Pierre has the flavor and amenities of a countryside retreat with easy access to the seaside attractions of the Côte d’Azur. Upscale and understated, this 48-room property is comprised of traditional stone buildings on a picturesque 5-acre estate. The service and atmosphere is warm and…

Le Parker Meridien

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

Le Terre Dei Cavalieri

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Tuscany is saturated with agriturismos offering guest accommodations, but only a handful of properties stand out as special. Le Terre dei Cavalieri is in this category. Meticulously renovated farmhouses have been converted into spacious apartments and suites. Guest rooms are immaculate, decorated with care, and comfortable. A variety of configurations make the property well suited…

Les Jardins Du Marais

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

The off-the-beaten-path location of Les Jardins du Marais, on the border of the 11th and 3rd districts, offers families an opportunity to experience life in an authentic and historic Parisian neighborhood. The big tourist attractions of Paris are an easy Metro ride away, as the station is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.…

Liassidi Palace Hotel

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

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

Liss Ard Estate

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  • 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…

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…

Locanda Di Bagnara

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

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

Locanda Rossa

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Locanda Rossa is a boho-chic resort located in the Maremma region of Tuscany a short drive from the Ligurian Sea. It offers 18 rooms, suites, and 3-bedroom apartments, accommodating families of up to six people. An onsite organic farm-to-table restaurant serves a fresh buffet and an la carte menu for breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner. The most…

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

Loews New Orleans

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Loews New Orleans has a prime location in the Central Business District downtown, which is convenient for visitors yet feels quiet at the end of the day. It’s a quick streetcar ride from here to French Quarter sightseeing. The property has nearly 300 rooms and suites, all spacious, chic and comfortable. Some have river views,…

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
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

MacArthur Place

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  • 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,…

Mandalay Luxury Beachfront Apartments

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Marignolle Relais & Charme

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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

Marktgasse Hotel

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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

Marriott Desert Springs Villas

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  • Baby Ready
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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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  • 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…

Mas de Thau

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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

Mirror Lake Inn

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  • 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…

Monsignor della Casa Country Resort & Spa

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Monsignor della Casa is a family-oriented resort located 45 minutes northeast of Florence. Guest accommodations include standalone villas and apartments with kitchen facilities and spacious living areas. There’s an extensive number of kid-friendly things to do onsite, including tennis, volleyball, swimming, table tennis, and a huge expanse of open grass for playing. Meanwhile, parents have…

Montelago Village Resort

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Montestigliano

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The geometric architecture of Monteverde Lodge & Gardens is as unique as the protected Cloud Forest Reserves that make this area a magnet for nature enthusiasts from around the world. Built using sustainable woods, the eco-conscious lodge is designed to frame the  forest and garden around it. This is a good thing as there’s as…

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

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  • 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 River Resort

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Mystic Springs

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

Nick’s Cove

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  • 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…

Nira Alpina

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

No. 5 Maddox Street

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Trendy

No. 5 Maddox Street is a family-friendly apart-hotel, meaning an accommodation with an apartment set up paired with hotel services. For families with school-age and up kids, No. 5 Maddox Street is in the perfect location for London’s kid-friendly activities. It’s located on the edge of Mayfair just off Regent Street, one of London’s prime…

Nonantum Resort

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The Nonantum Resort is the perfect place to stay for families visiting Kennebunkport, Maine. Not only does it provide walking access to the waterfront and seaside village, but it provides a slew of onsite activities for children including crafts, kayaking excursions, family movie nights, ice-cream parties, Princess & Pirate Parties, paddle board demonstrations, cooking demos, campfire…

Oceana Santa Monica

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  • 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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  • 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 Parker House

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.…

Palazzo del Vice Re

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Palazzo del Vice Re is a lovingly restored palace that has been transformed into a unique boutique property in the picturesque fishing village of Lezzeno along the shores of Lake Como. This intimate hotel offers both guest rooms and apartments; each of the spacious apartment accommodations combines old world charm with modern conveniences like fully equipped…

Palazzo Di Varignana

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  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Palazzo Di Varignana is an upscale resort elegantly situated on 20 hectares of land overlooking the hills of Varignana. Just 25 minutes from the southwest area of Bologna — home of the perfect Italian ragu — this historical residence is magical for families. The jewel of the resort is the VarSana Spa, offering 1,800 meters of pure relaxation…

Palazzo Schiavoni

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

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

Parador de Granada

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

A former 15th-century convent, Parador de Granada is located within the magical Alhambra Palace complex, making it an ideal place for an overnight or two when visiting this UNESCO-protected site. With family-friendly room configurations, plus wonderful views over the gardens and summer palace, the hotel is an authentic Spanish oasis for families. The onsite restaurant prepares delicious meals and…

Parkhotel Delta

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  • Baby Ready
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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Parkhotel Delta is family-oriented in every way. From the guest rooms that accommodate families, to their expansive garden filled with games and places for kids to play, there is no shortage of places for families to relax. The food is excellent and kids enjoy the independence of being able to roam the grounds, ride bikes, play…

Pavillon De La Reine

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  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Peaks N’ Swells Surf Camp

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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

Pine Cliffs Resort

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

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…

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…

Podere San Filippo

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Poggio Al Casone

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Premier Suites

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Trendy

The Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island offers the beach, lagoon-style swimming pools and tropical gardens. The kids’ club is popular and very much part of the social element at the resort. You’ll see and hear the kids as they move about the property having fun. There’s also a waterslide and an additional kid-friendly pool…

Raphael Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The unbeatable location on a quiet street adjacent to Piazza Navona is the reason we love Hotel Raphael for families. Many of Rome’s major tourist attractions are within walking distance. Rich with local color, the historic streets in this part of the city are fun to explore. The ivy-covered hotel has a boutique feel with…

Red Frog Beach Resort

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Located on a wildly beautiful island in Bocas del Toro on the edge of a national park, Red Frog Beach Resort is a unique getaway for families seeking an exotic and off-the-beaten-path beach vacation. The American owner has developed an expansive complex with one- to six-bedroom villas and condos in all shapes and sizes that can…

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…

Relais Christine

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

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

Renvyle House Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

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

Reserva Conchal

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Residence Hilda

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

This twelve-room boutique property is ideal for families. Residence Hilda is comprised of spacious suites and apartments paired with hotel-style services. The property has a part-time front desk staff and daily housekeepers who even do dishes! Guest apartments are contemporary and comfortable. The location is excellent and centrally located just steps from the Duomo with…

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…

Roberts Grove Beach Resort

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Royal Hotel Sanremo

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Safari West

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Saint James Paris

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Saunton Sands Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Schloss Fuschl Resort & Spa

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

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

Seaport Boston Hotel

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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…

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…

Shangri-la Hotel, The Marina Cairns

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

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,…

Si Como No

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

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…

Splendom Suites Gran Via

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

Spring Creek Ranch

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

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…

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…

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Tatra Chalet

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Tatra Chalet, nestled in the Tatra Mountains of Zakopane, Poland, is a wonderful retreat for families. Comprised of just seven suites, the chalet is inviting and intimate. Kid-friendly spaces include indoor and outdoor play areas, as well as a drawing room with a fireplace, movies and books for the whole family to enjoy. The restaurant, Cinq[sek], offers…

The Angel Hotel Abergavenny

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

The Angel Hotel, a coaching inn located in the picturesque market town of Abergavenny, makes a wonderful base to explore Wales with children. 35 well-appointed guest accommodations include a variety of rooms at the inn, The Mews (a former stables), and The Lodge on the grounds of historic Abergavenny Castle. Amenities include a formal restaurant, which serves fantastic food and…

The Benjamin

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

The extremely convenient location and family-focused accommodations, including one-bedroom suites with kitchenettes, make The Benjamin an ideal choice for a home-base in New York City with kids of all ages. Centrally located in Midtown East, The Benjamin has easy access to Radio City Music Hall, American Girl Place, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Onsite…

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 Jasper Park Lodge

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

The Fairmont Orchid

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

The 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 George in Rye

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  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

Situated in the middle of the High Street in the medieval East Sussex town of Rye, this 21st-century inn has everything you need for a getaway with or without children. It’s surrounded by art galleries, antiques shops and tearooms, and is a lovely base from which to explore historic Sussex. Dating back to 1575, The…

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 Tiburon

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  • Baby Ready
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  • 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 Olive House

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

The 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 Saint Gabriel Residence

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

The Scotsman Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

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

The 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…

Tivoli Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

The Tivoli Hotel is a joint venture between the Arp-Hansen Hotel Group and Tivoli Gardens. Bright, eclectic décor and amusement park theme-based rooms (boy and girl versions) make this hotel a festive home-base for families visiting Copenhagen. The property caters to business travelers too and at first blush, it feels corporate, although the lighthearted atmosphere…

Tranquilo Bay

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Tudor Farmhouse Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Boutique

The Tudor Farmhouse Hotel is a little 20-room oasis on an English hillside in a stunning setting on the English/Welsh border. The public areas and the guest rooms have been subtly and beautifully designed, so guests feel like they are instantly at home. A series, of cute semi-formal gardens surround the accommodation and to the rear…

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…

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…

Victoria Palace Hotel

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

Guests who stay at this 62-room property off the Rue de Rennes are treated to a quintessentially French experience in the heart of the Left Bank. The Victoria Palace Hotel is located in a fashionable, high-end residential neighborhood and guests have a true opportunity to explore one-of-a-kind restaurants, markets, and boutiques. The hotel has been…

Villa Le Piazzole

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Vista Verde Guest Ranch

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

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.…

Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Contemporary

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

White Elephant

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

Winnetu Oceanside Resort

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

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Traditional

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

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…