10 Tips for Finding Family-friendly Hotels


Look for Family-friendly Services

Some hotels rent out cribs and strollers for your little ones.
Some hotels rent out cribs and strollers for your little ones.

Hotels have become considerably more family-friendly over the past several decades, a trend that may be most evident in the kinds of guest services they now provide. If you need some alone time with your spouse, check to see if your hotel has babysitting services, which have become a relatively common amenity at resort hotels. Parents will also enjoy features like the Baby Butler Service at the Marco Island Marriot Beach Resort, which, among other things, provides a daily diaper delivery and a baby gift.

If you're worried about the safety of your hotel room, some hotels, like Holiday Inn family suites, provide free childproofing kits upon request. While these services may be catered toward parents, many hotels offer amenities intended for kids to enjoy. Loews Hotels and Resorts rent toys, games, movies, cribs and strollers at no additional charge. Family spas are also becoming increasingly common, like the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort in Costa Rica, which offers chocolate body wraps, back massages, and mineral pools for adults and kids alike.