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4 Fun Hotel Specials for Kids

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From American Girl Doll sleepovers to up-close encounters with Pirates and Charlie Brown, hotels across the country are luring families with all kinds of special packages for kids throughout the year. Children will be delighted by fun treats like milk and cookies turndown service, pirate treasure, and four-story ice sculpture slides!

The American Girl Package at The Benjamin in New York City.

1. American Girl Doll Sleepover

Perfect for little girls ages 5 to 10 enamored with Mattel’s American Girl Dolls, an American Girl Place Package is offered at several hotels including the Omni Chicago Hotel. This doll of a package includes a welcome card at check-in, an Omni Doll bathrobe, daily breakfast buffet, a candy treat the night of arrival, cookies and milk at turndown, valet parking and your child’s choice of an American Girl PJ set, book and fold-out bed or a Bitty Baby blanket and PJs. Plus, an entry into the quarterly drawing to win an American Girl Doll. The offer is always valid but blackout dates apply.

In New York, the The Benjamin offers an American Girl pajama sleepover package. Special gifts for both your child and her doll, plus milk and cookies turndown service and a doll-size travel bed, pillow and blanket are included in this package, which also features access to a personal shopper at American Girl Place New York! The Fifty NYC – an Affinia Hotel also in New York offers a similar package, with viewings of American Girl movies in the Club Room upon request. Find more information on the Fifty NYC offer here.

The Eloise Suite at The Plaza in New York City.

2. Live Like Eloise

Let your sweet little girl create a memory of a lifetime in New York with the Live Like Eloise package at New York’s Plaza Hotel. The Eloise package includes a copy of “Eloise” by Kay Thompson; an Eloise puzzle; and a $100 gift card to the Eloise Shop. Even better, treat her to a spectacular night in the one-of-a-kind Eloise Suite designed by fashion designer Betsey Johnson and located on the 18th floor. With the Eloise Suite Experience Package your little girl will enjoy Eloise Tea at The Palm Court, an Eloise bathrobe, DVD player and DVDs, books and a tea set to enjoy in the suite. Find more information here.

ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas a tGaylord hotels.

3. The More. The Merrier.

Kids dreams come true at Gaylord hotels this holiday season with this magical experience. More than two million lights and decorations shine over countless activities for the kids to enjoy. ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas is Gaylord National’s signature holiday attraction and the story unfolds as families walk through two million pounds of ice sculptures and displays. Kids can slide down four two-story ice slides, too! The experience also offers ice skating, breakfast with Charlie Brown and his friends, gingerbread house decorating and Build-A-Bear Workshops. This annual event runs Nov. 16, 2018 through Jan. 6, 2019. Find more information here.

4. Pirate Tuck-In and Treasure

Take your little pirate to the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island where kids are sure to have a swashbuckling good time with a special Pirate Tuck-In. With the Pirate Tuck-In package kids enjoy a nighttime delivery of milk and cookies from a pirate, a princess and the hotel’s “mascot,” Amelia’s Treasure (a seven-year-old blue-and-gold macaw). The bunch will read a pirate story and present a surprise keepsake treasure full of goodies. Pirate Tuck-Ins are scheduled every half-hour (24 hour advance reservation requested) on Friday and Saturday evenings. Find more information here.

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