Family Choice logo 2015It takes a special hotel or resort to truly cater to families. We’re talking resorts that go above and beyond a kid’s club to offer one of a kind experiences especially for families like camp outs on the beach or special touches like milk and cookies at turn down. The following is a list of hotels visited by the Travel With Kids team that really made the grade in family-friendly hotel offerings. From excellent kid-friendly amenities and services to special staff attention to detail to proximity to family-friendly attractions and activities, these are some of the most family-friendly hotels in the world!

These hotels have been nominated by the Travel With Kids team, which has decades of family travel experience, as Family Choice Award winners for 2015:

Search family-friendly resorts throughout the world by region:
Latin America
South Pacific
United States


United States:



Manhattan NYC- New York City, NY

Nick Hotel – Orlando, FL

Ron Jon Cape Caribe – Space Coast, FL

The Breakers – Palm Beach, FL

The Banyan Resort – Key West, FL

Coconut Palm Inn- Key Largo, FL



Surfing, San Diego


Deer Valley Mountain Resort: Silver Baron Lodge – Park City, UT

Montage Deer Valley – Park City, UT

Hotel Del Coronado – San Diego, CA

Bahia Resort Hotel – San Diego, CA

Paradise Point – San Diego, CA

Columbia Hotel – Telluride, CO

Chena Hot Springs Resort – Outside Fairbanks, AK

ABC Motorhome Rentals – Anchorage, AK




Halekulani – Oahu

Sheraton Waikiki – Oahu

Royal Hawaiian – Oahu

Moana Surfrider – Oahu

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa – Maui

Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Villas Resort – Maui

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel – Big Island

Hilton Waikaloa Village – Big Island

Sheraton Kauai Resort – Kauai


lions at sunset


Thornybush Game Lodge – Kruger Park, South Africa

Lions Sands Game Reserve – Kruger Park, South Africa

Madikwe Safari Lodge – Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa

Sandton Sun – Johannesburg, South Africa

Waterfront Villas – Cape Town, South Africa

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve – Garden Route, South Africa

Rosenhof Country House – Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Hog Hollow – Garden Route, South Africa

Zambezi Sun – Victoria Falls, Zambia

Chobe Game Lodge – Botswana

Shinde Camp – Ovakango Delta, Botswana

Kwai Tented Camp – Okavango Delta, Botswana

Mbweni Ruins Hotel – Zanzibar

Alex Walker’s Serian Camp – Masaai Conservancy, Kenya

Nkorombo Tented Mobile Camp – Maasai Mara Park, Kenya

House of Waine – Nairobi, Kenya


halong bay rowing 2

Yangtze Explorer – Sanctuary Cruises – Yangtze River, China

Hotel Metropole Hanoi – Hanoi, Vietnam

Bhaya Cruises – Halong Bay, Vietnam

Caravelle Saigon- Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Navalai River Lodge – Bangkok, Thailand

River Kwai Jungle Rafts Hotel- Kachanburi (western jungles), Thailand

Rayavadee – Krabi, Thailand


c and n kayaking big


Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort – Nassau, Bahamas

Diamonds by the Sea – Grand Bahama, Bahamas

Fernandez Bay Village – Cat Island, Bahamas

Royal Sea Aquarium Resort – Curacao

Nirvana on the Beach – Negril, Jamaica

Franklyn D. Resort – Ocho Rios, Jamaica


United Kingdom & Ireland:


The Athenaeum – London, England

Bath Spa Hotel – Bath, England

Lakeside Hotel – Lake District, England

Aviemore Highlands Resort – Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Jury’s Inn – Belfast, Northern Ireland

Seapoint House – Westport, Ireland

Arbutus Hotel – Killarney, Ireland

Dromoland Castle – Dublin, Ireland

Brynich Farm Cottages – Brecon Beacons, Wales

Under the Thatch – cottages around Wales

Asheston Eco-Barns – Pembrokeshire, Wales

Graig Wen – Yurt accommodations, Snowdonia, Wales

Conwy Castle Hotel – Conwy, Wales

Maestermyn Marine – Narrowboat rentals,  Llangollen Canal, Wales

France, Italy & Greece:


Frenchy Rentals – Paris, France

Hotel Flora – Venice, Italy

Parker Villas – Rome and Amalfi Coast, Italy

Tenuta Lupinari – Tuscany, Italy

Hotel Grande Bretagne – Athens, Greece

Santorini Refelexions Sea – Santorini, Greece

Santorini Reflexions Volcano – Santorini, Greece

Latin America:

nathan machu picchu

Dreams Resort Cancun – Cancun, Mexico

Na Balam – Isla Mujeres (near Cancun), Mexico

Hotel and Bungalows Mayaland – Chichen Itza, Mexico

Hotel Casa del Balam – Merida, Mexico

Dreams Resort Tulum – Tulum, Mexico

Dreams Resort Huatulco – Huatulco, Mexico

Dreams Resort Los Cabos – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Andiamo Travel – Baja tours, Mexico

Sea Dreams Hotel – Caye Caulker, Belize

The Lodge at Chaa Creek – San Ignacio area (western jungle), Belize

Chabil Mar – Placencia, Belize

Arenal Volcano Observatory Lodge – Arenal, Costa Rica

El Sapo Dorado – Monte Verde, Costa Rica

Ylang Ylang Beach Resort – Montezuma (Pacific Coast), Costa Rica

Laguna Beach Resort – Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras

Hotel Marqueses – Cusco, Peru

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel – Aguas Calientes (Near Machu Picchu), Peru

Corto Maltes – Amazon, Peru

Refugio Amazonas – Amazon, Peru

South Pacific:

fiji palm tree over water

Castaway Island – Fiji

Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort – Fiji

Captain Cook Cruises – Fiji

Radisson Tahiti – Tahiti, French Polynesia

Legends Moorea – Moorea, French Polynesia

Hotel Le Meridien – Bora Bora, French Polynesia


Winners of the Travel With KidsTM Family Choice Award have shown exemplary attention to family travel needs. The Family Choice Award is presented to hotels and resorts which not only offer family-friendly amenities and services, but which go above and beyond to make families feel welcome and appreciated. Family Choice Awards are granted based on the following criteria:

  • Family-friendly amenities and services
  • Attitude of staff towards children and families
  • Room configurations, location and in-room amenities
  • Unique and interactive experiences available to families
  • Resort location in relation to family-friendly attractions and activities

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