When you’re on family vacation, we know you want to make sure your hotel is comfortable for you and your family. Even though you may spend more time outside the hotel, believe us: where you stay during you family vacation matters.
Fortunately, there are many hotels that offer family-friendly amenities now. Here are 10 tips for finding the best family-friendly hotels for your family vacation:
- Is the hotel located downtown?
Booking a hotel downtown means you will be much closer to entertainment, food, and public transportation. When booking a hotel, you should also check for the closest bus or train station from your hotel.
- Is the hotel business-oriented or for family leisure?
When searching for hotels online, you should definitely narrow your list down by ticking the “family leisure” filter before searching. Family-oriented hotels will provide more entertainment and comfort for your kids, which means a less stressful trip for you!
- Check the bed selections provided by the hotel
Look carefully at the bed options available in your chosen hotel. You can have anything from single, double, queen, and king-sized beds. Pick the most appropriate bed for your family: If you have young children, sleeping on a large bed might be the best choice as they might want to have the same bed as you.
- Travelling with older children? Book a connecting room
Older kids love their privacy. If you’re travelling together, you should ask the hotel if they can provide a connecting room for your family. Connecting rooms keep your children close, allowing you to easily check in on them while giving them plenty of space to enjoy.
- Is the swimming pool suitable for your kids?
Swimming with your children is one of the most delightful bonding experiences a parent can have. However, you need to make sure there are kid-friendly pools or floats for your children to ensure their safety. You should always accompany your kids at all times when swimming.
- Does the bathroom have equipment for suit your kids?
Younger children often need special potty seats or a small bath tub for their hygiene needs. If you need the equipment to simplify your kids’ bath time, do ask the hotel if they provide such amenities.
- Does the hotel have a playground?
Fun fact: kids love to play! Hotels with designated play areas will make travelling with kids much easier as there will be a safe place for your kids to enjoy. You should never leave your kids unattended even then, as children have a way of hurting themselves easily.
- Does the hotel have a kid’s menu?
Feeding picky children are one of the many joys of parenthood. Hotels with a diverse, kid-friendly menu will keep your sanity levels in check while keeping your kids energised for the rest of the trip.
- (Optional) Check for rooms closer to the ground
In the event of an emergency, having your family closer to the ground means easy, faster access to safety. Your family can quickly get out of the hotel to a safe place if there are not many stairs. If your room is high up, you should memorise the evacuation path from your room to the safe-zone.
- Does your hotel have an airport transfer service?
A special hotel shuttle is great to hire if you want minimal fuss: Hotel shuttles will be expecting your arrival and will take you directly to the hotel. To ensure the highest comfort in transit, you can book an overseas airport transfer with Travel Recommends. You will need to fill in the names of the airport and hotel, as well as the pickup date, time and number of passengers in your party. Then voila! Your private car will be ready for you for a fuss-free journey.