10 Tips for Finding Family-friendly Hotels


Check Online and in Guide Books

There's a wealth of information out there for parents planning family-friendly vacations. The Internet is a great place to start; there are several sites designed specifically for such travel. For example, TravelingMom.com, designed by Connecticut wife and mother Kim Orlando, provides a forum for mothers across the country to share advice and ideas for family trips. Other Web sites allow you to search for kid-friendly accommodations by location, like BabyFriendlyBoltholes.co.uk, which focuses on the United Kingdom and other European destinations, and CiaoBambino.com, which provides information for a number of countries across the globe.

If you have a greater affinity for the written word, there are several guidebooks dedicated to family travel, many for specific locations. Frommer's, the prominent travel guide publisher, sells a series of family-focused books for places like Las Vegas, San Francisco and the national parks. With resources like these, you should have no problem locating places to stay that both you and your kids will enjoy.