It never occurred to Jody Halstead and her husband not to travel with their children. Frequent travelers since the age of 3 months both girls are seasoned travelers with stamps in their passports and airline miles to their names. Jody shares her family’s travel adventures at Family Rambling and Ireland with Kids.
Omni Mandalay in Los Colinas Kid’s Fantasy Suite
It’s a shame Omni Hotels aren’t in every city in the US as the staff are always courteous, the rooms are consistently lovely and the level of kid-friendliness has my girls anticipating every visit.
During a recent trip to the Dallas area we were privileged to stay in the Kid’s Fantasy Suite at the Omni Mandalay at Los Colinas. This 2 room suite on the 23rd floor can be described only as incredible.
While there is no kids’ club at this hotel you’ll find a few fun things on property and nearby to keep the kids busy. A play area in the rear courtyard is a fun addition for young guests while the walking trail around Lake Louise, just behind the hotel, is terrific for a morning jog or an evening stroll. Your kids can also “check out” an activity case from the front desk.
Omni milk and cookies delivery
Fantasy Kid’s Suite
It’s unlikely, however, that you children will need the extra activities if you check into the Kid’s Suite.
The suite itself consists of two large rooms connected by an inner door. The kids room is huge and features its own bathroom, with special green frog towels, a large desk with reams of paper for artistic works, a comfy couch and chair perfectly placed for cozy chats or watching movies on the flat screen TV. But the most popular feature of this room, for my girls, was the pair of twin beds covered with stuffed animals waiting to be cuddled.
Each evening brings a delivery of milk and cookies, perfect for ending the day on a sweet note.
Just through the connecting door is the parent’s oasis, the King Suite. With a plush sitting room, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake, work desk and comfy king bed, it’s easy to forget the kids are just next door.
The bathroom is large and gleaming with a spacious vanity, bathtub and walk in shower.
While adults don’t get milk and cookies in the evening, they can receive complimentary beverages in the morning, as well as free wifi, by simply joining the Omni Select Guest program.
The Omni Mandalay in Las Colinas is centrally located to both Dallas and Fort Worth making it easy to enjoy an afternoon at the Fort Worth Stockyards — a must see when you’re in the area!
Photo Credit: Jody Halstead of Family Rambling. Jody received discounted accommodations at Omni Mandalay. Her opinions are her own and she was not asked to express any particular point of view.
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