Hotel Chains for Families


When it comes to choosing a hotel for vacation, some families like to stick to a brand or name that is familiar. Hotel chains are always expanding and offering new properties in new destinations across the globe. But which one is right for your family? And which chains offer properties in the destination that you’ll be visiting for vacation? Here are various hotel chains for you to consider when planning your next family getaway.

Aston Hotels & Resorts
Aston Hotels & Resorts has beachfront locations in Hawaii, as well as properties in Orlando, the Poconos, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas. Families will enjoy spacious accommodations, kid-friendly activities and more — kids 17 and under always stay for free when sharing a room with parents… read more about Aston Hotels & Resorts

Autograph Collection Hotels
The Autograph Collection Hotels brand is part of Marriott, which families have come to know and love. These properties are rich with architecture, culture and art, as well as family-friendly amenities…read more about Autograph Collection Hotels.

Beaches Resorts
The Beaches brand says it all with its name. It is at the top of our list for all-inclusive beachfront resorts in the Caribbean and with just three locations, the brand works hard to give families a truly amazing experience. Beaches prides itself on offering more quality inclusions than any other resort in the world… read more about Beaches Resorts

With three levels of service, though all with a complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi and convenient amenities, BEST WESTERN hotels are always a great option for families. Plus, the brand has locations around the world…read more about BEST WESTERN Hotels

Club Med
Perhaps often recognized as one of the first all-inclusive resorts, Club Med has long been synonymous with fun and luxury at a set price. With locations around the world, and many just a quick flight from home to warm, sandy beaches in Mexico, the Caribbean and Florida, Club Med resorts provide a destination getaway for those travel-obsessed families… read more about Club Med

Comfort Inn and Suites
With many in the United States and around the world, Comfort Inn and Suites provide a choice experience for families. Boasting home-away-from-home rooms, families can feel comfortable during their travels. Comfort Suites are more spacious and all properties are 100 percent smoke-free… read more about Comfort Inn and Suites

Country Inn and Suites by Carlson
Country Inns and Suites by Carlson operates hundreds of hotels across the world, welcoming families with a touch of home in every location. Most locations provide a complimentary, hot breakfast daily, free Wi-Fi, and kids under 18 stay free with an adult… read more about Country Inn and Suites

Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard is a subsidiary of Marriott and lives up to the chain’s high standards. With hundreds of locations across the globe, Courtyard is an ideal choice for a family vacation or an interstate stop over. Oftentimes, Courtyard offers family promotions and packages… read more about Courtyard by Marriott

Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts
Part of InterContinental Hotels Group, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts offer a multitude of locations and amenities, including free Wi-Fi, pools, and onsite restaurants. Many hotels also offer added perks, like ticket desks and kid’s activities… read more about Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts

DoubleTree Hotels & Suites
DoubleTree has properties in vacation destinations worldwide. This is a luxury, upscale chain that provides unique amenities that make guests feel at home. A trademark of DoubleTree hotels is the complimentary chocolate chip cookies at check-in… read more about Doubletree Hotels and Suites

Dreams Resorts & Spas
Luxurious, all-inclusive resorts often feel reserved for couples, but at Dreams Resorts and Spas, parents will find the luxury they desire and still be able to bring the kids along for the journey. The resorts pride themselves on unlimited luxury… read more about Dreams Resorts & Spas

Embassy Suites Hotels
Embassy Suites offer families an upscale experience locations all across the United States, Canada and Latin America. The hotel chain provides a comfortable stay for any family, including spacious, family-friendly suites… read more about Embassy Suites

Fairfield Inn and Suites
Fairfield Inn and Suites is operated by Marriott as one of its modern collections with a lower price point than traditional Marriott hotels. There are hundreds of properties worldwide, all offering traditional rooms and larger suites with complimentary breakfast… read more about Fairfield Inns and Suites

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
For more than a century, the Fairmont has been taking excellence to a whole new level. Whether traveling for business or traveling for pleasure, it has what you need. If you are a history buff trying to pass down the same interest onto your family, check out some of their historic properties… read more about Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
The Four Seasons has grown rapidly since its start in 1961, and it continues to expand and improve itself in many more ways. It has been able to achieve and maintain such a high caliber of excellence thanks in part to its dedicated staff… read more about Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodges provide destination properties across the U.S. and in Canada and all are popular because of their indoor and often outdoor water parks, family-friendly guestrooms and kid-focused activities… read more about Great Wolf Lodge

Hampton Inn and Suites
Hampton prides itself on friendly service and a good experience for all guests. The hotel chain is so confident its guests will enjoy the hotel that they offer a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee. With free breakfast daily and family-friendly amenities… read more about Hampton Inn and Suites

Hard Rock Hotels
Hard Rock International operates several hotels worldwide, with popular locations in Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego, Chicago and Palm Springs. The chain offers a Hard Rock Roxstars Program, with activity books and themed menus, and some resorts have kids’ clubs… read more about Hard Rock Hotels

Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn operates hundreds of locations worldwide, providing a comfortable place for families to rest. Locations feature onsite dining, many with lunch and dinner options, as well, and rooms outfitted with refrigerators and microwaves… read more about Hilton Garden Inns

Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Hiltons have both family-friendly and luxurious properties round the world, with perks and amenities like complimentary cribs, onsite dining, pools, family packages and more. Families can make their stay at a Hilton one-of-a-kind, too… read more about Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts
Holiday Inn is a familiar hotel chain featuring thousands of hotels worldwide. Holiday Inn makes traveling easy for families by having kids stay with parents for free. Even better — kids age 12 and younger eat for free, as well… read more about Holiday Inns

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Resorts
With room for large and multi-generational families in the various villa-style suites, and onsite activities like pools, game rooms and scheduled events for kids, it will be difficult not to enjoy a stay a Holiday Inn Club Vacations Resort…read more about Holiday Inn Club Vacations Resorts

Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites has worldwide locations in the United States and Canada. This chain appeals to families for a number of reasons. The accommodations are all spacious suites… read more about Homewood Suites by Hilton

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts is a widespread chain with numerous locations all over the world. Hyatt’s history makes them a hotel families can trust, with onsite dining options… read more about Hyatt Hotels and Resorts

IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts
IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts, found in countries worldwide, are 4- and 5-star hotels known for providing guests with spectacular all-inclusive beach vacations. While some resorts are for adults only, many, including 18 around the warm Caribbean waters alone, cater specifically to families… read more about IBEROSTAR Hotels and Resorts

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
InterContinental Hotels and Resorts soared into existence on Apr. 4, 1946 when Pan American World Airways decided to launch their own international hotel brand. The first hotel was located in Belem, Brazil, and now the chain boasts five-star hotels and resorts… read more about InterContinental Hotels and Resorts

Kimpton Hotels
The Kimpton is a family-friendly hotel chain with locations in most major cities of the United States. Kimpton cares about kids with its welcome amenities, but also about parents, with free evening cocktail hours… read more about Kimpton Hotels and Resorts

KOA Campgrounds
KOA Campgrounds offer a variety of accommodations for families, from RV hook-up sites, to tent areas, to deluxe cabins. All have family fun, too, from mini golf and movie nights to swimming pools and jumping pillows….read more about KOA Campgrounds

Loews Hotels and Resorts
Loews Hotels and Resorts are located in most major cities across the United States and Canada. A few of the hotels are located on beautiful beaches, while others include golf courses or discounted access to nearby courses… read more about Loews Hotels and Resorts

Mandarin Oriental
What is now known as the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group started out as two different ventures — The Mandarin and the Oriental — until its ultimate combination in 1985. The Group’s global expansion really began in the 1990s and is now currently operating hotels in multiple countries… read more about Mandarin Oriental

Marriott hotels offer families a welcoming environment, with amenities sure to please. With locations around the world dating back to 1927, guests can always expect an experience that is kid- and family-friendly, with deals and packages that often include free breakfast, free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi… read more about Marriott

Marriott Inclusive Vacations
Those dedicated to all things Marriott will be pleased to know they have all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Costa Rica. The resorts provide guests with luxurious accommodations typical of Marriott along with breathtaking views… read more about Marriott Inclusive Vacations

Marriott Vacation Club Resorts and Hotels
With spacious apartment-style villas, perfect for large or multigenerational families, as well as onsite activities and nearby attractions for all ages, Marriott Vacation Club residences offer guests everything they need for a great vacation… read more about Marriott Vacation Club Resorts and Hotels

Melia Hotels & Resorts
Melia Hotels and Resorts are located around the world and offer guests luxurious getaways with amenities and accommodations that are sure to please. From the kids’ Mini Club and Flinstones Land to multiple dining options, pools and spa experiences, every age group will have something to keep them entertained… read more about Melia Hotels & Resorts

Occidental Hotels & Resorts
The Occidental family of all-inclusive resorts includes Occidental, Occidental Grand and Allegro hotels and resorts, with locations peppered across the Caribbean, Mexico and Latin America. All Allegro and Occidental Grand resorts are family friendly… read more about Occidental Hotels and Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts provide a luxurious environment for families locations across North America. The hotel chain led the way in creating Kids’ Fantasy Suites, with two-bedroom suites decorated with style for parents and with whimsy for kids… read more about Omni Hotels

Outrigger Hotels & Resorts
With properties throughout the islands of Hawaii, as well as international points in the Pacific Ocean, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts offer families adventure and relaxation along the beach. The large resorts often have ocean views, with a wide variety of amenities… read more about Outrigger Hotels and Resorts

Palladium Hotels & Resorts
The all-inclusive Palladium properties are family-friendly and have locations in ideal vacation spots, like Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Enjoy programs for kids and teens, a variety of dining options and spacious accommodations… read more about Palladum Hotels & Resorts

Radisson Hotels
The Radisson strives to be a convenient, comfortable, and affordable stop for its guests looking to still travel in style. You can find a resort for the family that wants to get away for a while without burning a whole in their pockets… read more about Radisson Hotels

Renaissance Hotels and Resorts by Marriott
At the Renaissance, you can stay connected while enjoying a family vacation that will also bring you closer together as a family. Enjoy spacious suites and comforting amenities… read more about Renaissance Hotels and Resorts by Marriott

Residence Inn by Marriott
The Residence Inn has locations in the United States, Canada and Costa Rica. The hotel chain appeals to families who want spacious accommodations for a great value. Residence Inn offers many amenities that are great for families, like large suites… read more about Residence Inn by Marriott

The Ritz-Carlton is know for its luxury, which appeals to parents, and it Ritz-Kids and Jean Michel Ambassadors of the Environment programs, which allow children new experiences while traveling with their families… read more about Ritz-Carlton

Riu Hotels & Resorts
Founded in Mallorca in 1953 by the Riu family, Riu Hotels and Resorts have been excelling in the all-inclusive realm of hospitality ever since. They now boast hotels in countries worldwide and welcome millions of beach-loving guests every year… read more about Riu Hotels and Resorts

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton hotels have been bringing people back together and rekindling conversations since 1937 when the company’s founders, Ernest Henderson and Robert Moore, obtained their first hotel in Springfield, Mass. Now, there are Sheratons in countries around the world… read more about Sheraton Hotels and Resorts

Sonesta Hotels and Resorts
Sonesta Hotels and Resorts offer families accommodations in prime locations throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America and Egypt. With various hotel styles, including Royal Sonesta and Extended Stay (ES) properties, there is surely a hotel for every type of family… read more about Sonesta Hotels and Resorts

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
SpringHill Suites by Marriott provide a lower price point for families to enjoy the comfort of Marriott on a budget. Hotels are all-suite, providing plenty of room for families, swimming pool, free hot breakfast daily and free Internet service… read more about SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Starwood Hotels & Resorts
With brands for every budget, Starwood Hotels and Resorts are great options for families. Many hotels and resorts offer cribs, kitchenettes, refrigerators, pools and kid-friendly activities…read more about Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Staybridge Suites
Staybridge Suites, part of the InterContinental Hotels Group, has been giving its guests a comfortable place to stay for an extended period of time since its founding in 1997. It’s the perfect place for guests and families to stay that don’t want to lose their sense of home while they’re away… read more about Staybridge Suites

W Hotels
W Hotels — part of Starwood Hotels — are hip, luxurious properties, typically located in major metropolitan areas. Most of them feature vibrant, colorful aesthetics and deluxe amenities, such as spas, pillow menus, luggage services… read more about W Hotels

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
The Waldorf Astoria brand oozes luxury, though it also has family-friendly properties, with details that make a family’s stay easy and comfortable. Enjoy children’s programs, personal concierges and even family fun packages for an unforgettable vacation…read more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels and Resorts
With destinations across the world, Westin Hotels and Resorts offer a comfortable place for families, including specific family-friendly resorts with exclusive activities, amenities and package deals for families… read more about Westin Hotels and Resorts

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts offer an upscale family-friendly experience. Properties are located primarily in cities throughout the United States, but the chain also offers resorts across the world, set in prime vacation destinations… read more about Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

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