From themed resorts to thrilling water parks, we’ve put together a list of the most kid-friendly hotels to help you and your children make the most beautiful memories possible.
Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground – Anaheim, USA
Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground
Howard Johnson Anaheim is just a 5-minute walk from Disneyland California – even closer than two hotels in the Disney chain. It has a pirate-themed water park, with a 9-meter-long ship and a giant suspended water bucket, as well as a relatively private swimming pool where parents can relax. Then, head up to the 6th floor of the hotel to watch the spectacular Disney fireworks display, lighting up the sky above the Sleeping Beauty castle in the legendary forest. You won’t find a better seat anywhere else.
AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI – Jimbaran, Indonesia
AYANA Resort and Spa, BALI
The newly renovated “Kids’ Club” of Ayana Resort has everything for all ages. For children, there is a trampoline, table tennis, and two flat-screen TVs with Nintendo Wii and Playstation 4 – all hidden in a secret area (which guests can find through one of the cabins next to the swimming pool). At the same time, parents can enjoy the hotel’s private beach, lush gardens, and infinity pools. Other activities for children include art and craft classes, cooking, and traditional Balinese dance.
LEGOLAND® FloridaResort – Winter Haven, USA
LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
Where better to enjoy a family vacation than a hotel themed after the world’s most famous toys? With over 2,000 LEGO® models and 152 themed rooms such as pirates, ninjas, and young treasure hunters, a vacation at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort will be a lot of fun. True to the philosophy of this famous toy, the hotel is designed specifically for children to take control and unleash their creativity.
Zafiro Palace Alcudia – Port d’Alcudia, Spain
Zafiro Palace Alcudia
If you want to relax in peace during your vacation, you’ll want to make sure your children have plenty of fun. With a view of Port d’Alcúdia, Zafiro Palace Alcudia will ensure just that. The “Kids’ Club” here has sports classes, handicrafts, and daily competitions. There is also a “splash pool” with a pirate ship and a water slide – as well as many quieter pools, where you can sunbathe in peace.
Disneyland® Hotel – Chessy, France
This Victorian-style hotel is just a 1-minute walk from the entrance to Disneyland Paris. Here, children can play in fairy-tale-themed rooms with multiple flat-screen TVs showing all Disney channels. They might even get to meet Mickey, Minnie, and the Disney characters during breakfast. After a long day of fun, you can relax at the Fantasia-themed cocktail bar.
Viva Cala Mesquida Resort & Spa – Cala Mesquida, Spain
Viva Cala Mesquida Resort & Spa
From the bouncing castle and pirate-themed play area to the hot water pool and Turkish bath, Viva Cala Mesquida Resort & Spa is designed for the whole family to have fun. The entertainment schedule is full of games, music, and dancing to keep children busy all afternoon, while bike rental and scuba diving lessons can be arranged for teens. This way, parents can relax on their private terrace and enjoy the magnificent view of the Mediterranean Sea.
Ritz-Carlton – Abama, Tenerife, Spain
You can always trust Ritz-Carlton to provide the best customer experience, and this also applies to young guests. In this Moorish-style hotel, the famous “Ritz Kids Program” introduces children to the natural history of the Canary Islands, through games and science classes held in the Lab Room. They can learn about the island’s volcano past, and discover the marine conservation program for the future. Add daily tempting ice cream service, and you will have plenty of time to relax.
Martinhal Lisbon Cascais Family Resort Hotel – Cascais, Portugal
Martinhal Lisbon Cascais Family Resort Hotel
Children are at the center of the service philosophy at Martinhal Lisbon Cascais, with a Kids’ Club and play area designed specifically for these young guests. This enormous play area is created to appeal to different age groups, from infants as young as 6 months old to teenagers.
Coco Key Hotel & Water Park Resort – Orlando, USA
Coco Key Hotel & Water Park Resort
Despite being located at the doorstep of the world’s largest amusement parks, there’s a good chance your children will never want to leave Coco Key Hotel thanks to the exciting water park here. With 14 water slides, 3 hot tubs, and a giant play area, both kids and parents can play all day here. What better way to relive your childhood memories?