Top 5 Hotels for Families

Written By Jeff Hindenach
Last updated November 11, 2017

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August 13, 2015

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Want to take a last-minute trip with your family before school starts? The hardest part of any vacation is finding the right place for you and your family to relax. How do you find a hotel that has the right accommodations for both you and your kids?

Every year, TripAdvisor surveys their users to find out which hotels, destinations, restaurants, etc. are the best. The list also includes the best hotels for families. Here are the top 10 family picks from their 2014 survey:

floridays-resort-orlandoWant separate sleeping quarters and bathrooms for the kids, while still being able to keep an eye on them? Check out Floridays Resort Orlando. Each room is basically a condo, which gives you space to have family time without being on top of one another. It is also very close to Disney World and other Orlando attractions. The hotel also has a pool and activities for the kids. Learn more here.

woodloch-pines-resortLocated in the Pocono Mountain’s Lake Region of Pennsylvania, this hotel is a resort on a lake, which means a lot of outdoor activities for the kids. They also serve meals family-style to make it more fun, and host a wide range of activities, from game shows to bumper cars. It’s basically camp, but for the whole family. Take an arts and crafts class. Learn to do archery. Get the family involved in a friendly game of mini golf. It’s all here. Learn more here.

view-from-our-roomWant to stay at a resort that’s only a quick boat ride to Disney World? Check out Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, which is one of the top Disney resorts for families. The resort has a huge pool that’s big enough for all the guests, as well as water slides and easy access to Bay Lake beach. The rooms are large and some of the rooms come with a free breakfast buffet for the entire family. Learn more here.

pool-areaIf you are more interested in Disneyland than Disney World, the Candy Cane Inn is for you. The best part of the Candy Cane Inn (and one of the main reasons it’s on the list) is because it is a great bargain hotel. It is also a block away from the Anaheim Garden Walk and just a shuttle ride away from Disneyland. The hotel also includes a pool and free WiFi for mom and dad. Learn more here.

filename-img-0226-jpgIf you are not looking for a Disney vacation and just want a nice relaxing vacation for the family, check out Red Jacket Mountain View Resort. They have water slides INSIDE the hotel. How cool is that? They also have a great breakfast buffet that rivals Vegas buffets. There is also a pool outside and a few restaurants to choose from. Learn more here.

About the Author

Jeff Hindenach

Jeff Hindenach is the co-founder of Simple. Thrifty. Living. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. He has a long history of financial journalism, with a background writing for newspapers such as the San Jose Mercury News and San Francisco Examiner, as well as writing on personal finance for The Huffington Post, New York Times, Business Insider, CNBC, Newsday and The Street. He believes in giving readers the tools they need to get out of debt.

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