Many may think that the term luxury family hotels is an oxymoron, but the fact is, many luxury hotels are indeed very family friendly. If you find the right luxury hotel, you are likely to find fantastic service, as well as world-class family amenities. Here are 10 luxury family hotels that we have experienced. While there are likely many, many more, these are specifically the ones we’ve seen. If your favorite luxury family hotel isn’t included – leave us a comment!
10 Luxury Family Hotels For Your Next Family Vacation
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
I first stayed at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess during a press trip, and later returned with my family. It’s a gorgeous resort, located right in the heart of Scottsdale. It features numerous pools, a fun kids club, water slides, delicious restaurants, and so much more. During our stay, my kids visited the kids club and participating in fun activities like fishing and arts and crafts. Rooms vary from standard hotel rooms to the family-friendly Casitas. The resort hosts numerous seasonal events throughout the year, including Fourth of July Freedom Fest Weekend and Christmas at the Princess.
Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman
Although I didn’t stay at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman during my numerous resorts to the island, I did spend the day there. My daughter had the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon in their world-class kids’ club, while I hung out at the beach. It’s a wonderful hotel for families, and offers a perfect location right on Seven Mile Beach. In addition to the kids’ club, there are pools, restaurants, and so much more for families to enjoy.
See reviews of the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman here.
Martinhal Sagres Beach Resort
If your family vacation includes a trip to Portugal, you absolutely have to check out the Martinhal Sagres Beach Resort, located in the Algave region of Portugal. This five-star resort offers water sports, numerous kids’ clubs, bike rentals, a pump track, trampolines, and so much more. All of the restaurants on property are kid friendly, and a baby concierge is available to assist with baby equipment rentals. The Martinhal Sagres Beach Resort is one of four Martinhal properties in Portugal.
Marco Beach Ocean Resort
We booked our stay at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort in Marco Island, FL, as part of a JetBlue Getaway, and we weren’t sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised with our visit. The resort offers several kid-friendly restaurants, a pool, and beachfront access. We spent most of our time right at the beach, and even enjoyed some watersports. All of the rooms at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort are suites, making it perfect for a family vacation.
I had the opportunity to visit Disney’s Aulani when it was under construction, and I knew it would be a special place. This resort, located in Ko’Olina, Hawaii, offers pool areas, a lazy river, beaches, water slides, a spa, kids’ club (for kids aged 3-12), family-friendly restaurants, and so much more. You can book excursions from the resort, or spent your whole time right on property.
Check out reviews of Aulani here.
If you love the beach and the sun, Atlantis is a fabulous place for a family vacation. The resort offers so many kid-friendly activities and amenities, including an aquarium, water park (featuring that world-famous plunge water slide), several beaches, and numerous pools. There’s also many restaurants, shops, and adult activities.
West Bay Club, Turks and Caicos
The West Bay Club in Turks and Caicos is a gorgeous boutique resort, located in Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. This beachfront resort has watersports, a pool, kids’ activities, a delicious restaurant, and fantastic staff. All of the rooms are suites with kitchens, so they are perfect for families.
Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Of course, every resort at Walt Disney World is family-friendly, but our favorite of the deluxe resorts is Disney’s Beach Club. It’s located in the Boardwalk area of the resort, right next to Epcot. With boat access to Hollywood Studios, and a walking path to Epcot, it’s conveniently located. We especially love Stormalong Bay, the amazing pool area that is shared with Disney’s Yacht Club. The resort offers a kids’ club (separate fee and reservations required), a quick-serve restaurant, and a the popular soda shop – Beaches and Cream. Other restaurants (at the Boardwalk, Yacht Club, and Epcot) are just a quick walk away.
Omni Amelia Island Resort
I recently stayed at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Florida for a conference, and it’s definitely a fantastic resort for a family vacation. This sprawling beachfront resort offers several family pools (along with an adult-only pool), a mini-golf course, watersports, restaurants, shops, and so much more.
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Grand Hotel La Favorita Sorrento
During our recent Adventures by Disney vacation, we stayed at the Grand Hotel La Favorita in Sorrento. This 5-star resort is located right in the heart of Sorrento is the perfect location for a Sorrento, Italy family vacation. While the rooms are relatively small (like other European hotels), you can book two rooms that are connected with a separate external door. We had a nice little corner of the the hotel with a large balcony overlooking the town. While you aren’t likely to spend too much time on property, there is a nice rooftop pool to enjoy when you are there. The hotel offers a delicious breakfast each morning, complete with hot items, and there are many restaurants, shops, and cafes just a short walk away.
What is your favorite luxury family hotel?
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