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12 International Hotels To Visit With Your Kids

Want to plan a family getaway? Then we’ve got the best recommendations for you! In this article, we’ve put together a list of 12 popular hotels to visit with your kids. You can rest assured that there’s something for everyone! 

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1. The Eloise Suite (The Plaza New York)
2. Wizard Chamber And Enchanted Chamber (Georgian House Hotel, London)
3. Despicable Me Kids’ Suite (Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort)
4. Aulani Disney Resort & Spa (Kapolei, Hawaii)
5. Legoland Beach Retreat (Winter Haven, Florida)
6. Disney’s Art Of Animation Resort (Orlando, Florida)
7. Legoland Castle Hotel (Carlsbad, California)
8. Hotel Costa Verde (Quepos, Costa Rica)
9. The Pineapple – Nickelodeon Hotels & Resort (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)
10. Moose Meadow Lodge & Treehouse (Waterbury, Vermont)
11. Great Wolf Lodge (Scottsdale, Arizona)
12. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (Saariselkä, Finland)

1. The Eloise Suite (The Plaza New York)

“Based on the popular 1955 book Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown-Ups, fans of the series – or at least, fans of anything and everything pink – will enjoy the famed Plaza Hotel, a.k.a. the Eloise Suite,” says Katherine Long, a travel blogger at Writinity and  Research papers UK. “This rather fancy suite was conceived with the help of fashion designer Betsey Johnson, with a wide array of floral prints and stripes – Eloise-inspired décor – making this place girls of all ages a dream come true.”

Features:
Eloise-inspired dolls and books
Activities abundant in New York City
Eloise’s “seal of approval” with her name in big neon lights affixed to the wall.

BOOK NOW:
Phone: (212) PLZ-3000
Email: plazareservation@fairmont.com

2. Wizard Chamber And Enchanted Chamber (Georgian House Hotel, London)

If your kids are into Harry Potter, then look to the Georgian House Hotel in central London, which has a wizard-themed chamber concealed behind a bookcase door just like in the books and movies. With anything and everything Harry Potter – the castle-like interior, trinkets, and props from the franchise, your sorcerers-in-training will be begging to stay.

Features:
Fascinating interior: stone walls, stain-glassed windows, etc.
Authentic props: cauldrons and bookcases 
Chambers (accessed behind bookcase) with four-post beds

BOOK NOW:
Phone: 02078341438
Email: reception@georgianhousehotel.co.uk

3. Despicable Me Kids’ Suite (Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort)

Are you a Minions fan? Love the Despicable Me movies? Then welcome to the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort!

Kids will enjoy the Despicable Me Kids’ Suite, where guests can conduct “experiments” in Gru’s Laboratory, which is actually an adjoining room with pod-like beds and one-in-a-Minion decor.

Features:
Private kids’ rooms, with missile-shaped beds – inspired by Edith, Margo, and Agnes’s
Minion-themed bedding, décor, and wall art

BOOK NOW:
Phone (Hotel Reservations): (888) 273-1311
Phone (Guest Services): (407) 224-4233
General Info: (407) 363-8000

4. Aulani Disney Resort & Spa (Kapolei, Hawaii)

Besides being in one of the best islands in the world, Aulani is full of kid-friendly activities to do. Besides meeting with Mickey, Minnie, and the gang, kids can take part in Disney Kids’ Club-planned activities and adventures.

Features:
Meet-and-greets with walkaround Disney characters
Games, activities, and adventures for kids inspired by Disney

BOOK NOW:
Phone (Available 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM PT): (866) 443-4763

5. Legoland Beach Retreat (Winter Haven, Florida)

Ever wanted to stay in a Lego lakefront bungalow? You can!

The Lego brick-inspired bungalow is brightly-colored, and has a shaded patio and white picket fence, and it’ll have your kids smiling as imaginations run wild. Families can even take in the Lego-infused interior that makes your travel experience more creativity and fun.

Features:
Free meals daily, with a full-size bar
Separate kid’s sleeping area in EVERY room
Nightly kid’s entertainment
Fancy pool with lake views
Kid’s outdoor play areas

BOOK NOW:
Email: LLF.Experience@LEGOLAND.com

6. Disney’s Art Of Animation Resort (Orlando, Florida)

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If you or you child is a fan of The Lion King, Cars, or Finding Nemo, then check out the Family Suites at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. Each wing is inspired by different Disney or Disney-Pixar films, starting with the courtyard and building façade, all the way down to the suites with themed décor throughout.

Features:
Disney/Disney-Pixar-based décor
Kid-friendly suites
Playgrounds and a large pool
Movie nights

BOOK NOW:
Phone: (407) 938-7000

7. Legoland Castle Hotel (Carlsbad, California)

Another Lego-based resort to consider is the Legoland Castle Hotel. With many rooms and suites to choose from, families can pick from three themes – Knight, Princess, or Wizard (depending on your child’s fancy).

Features:
250 themed rooms, including 20 suites. 
A fun slide in the lobby
The courtyard’s interactive play structures
A pool with loads of water-play elements

BOOK NOW:
Phone: (760) 444-5601 (Available 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST)

8. Hotel Costa Verde (Quepos, Costa Rica)

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When it comes to making the kids happy, what’s not to like about the 727 Fuselage Suite at the Hotel Costa Verde? This vintage 1965 Boeing 727 has been renovated into a luxury two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite with a wooden deck, overlooking the jungle and ocean views, while kids can partake in airplane-based fun and learn about wildlife. 

Features:
Cockpit exploration
Meeting local wildlife like monkeys, sloths, toucans, etc.
Stunning views of the jungle and the ocean

BOOK NOW:
Phone: +506 2777 0584
Email: reservations@costaverde.com

9. The Pineapple – Nickelodeon Hotels & Resort (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)

Calling all Spongebob SquarePants fans! Kids can stay at SpongeBob’s underwater pineapple abode – The Pineapple – at the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resort. The Pineapple features a replica of SpongeBob’s living room, as well as other types of themed décor throughout. 

Features:
A master suite
A private pool and sundeck
Spongebob-inspired décor

BOOK NOW:
Phone: +1 809-833-4560

10. Moose Meadow Lodge & Treehouse (Waterbury, Vermont)

The Moose Meadow Lodge & Treehouse takes treehouses to a new level; and you and your kids can take comfort in staying in the two-story luxury treehouse. With authentic wooded surroundings and fantastic outdoor views, kids will be inspired by the “treehouse” experience that they’ve always dreamed of.

Features:
A second-floor balcony
A bird’s-eye view of mountains
Hiking, and other outdoor activities

BOOK NOW:
Phone: (802) 244-5378

11. Great Wolf Lodge (Great Mound, WA + Scottsdale, Arizona)

“Of all the locations in the U.S., the Great Wolf Lodge in Scottsdale, Arizona is the best of the bunch, especially for kids,” says Timothy Peterson, a writer at Draft beyond and Last minute writing. “In the Wolf Den Suite, it’s like a private den for children, or ‘young pups,’ equipped with cozy bunk beds and protective ‘cave’ walls.”

Lizzie Lau and her family have visited Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Washington several times, and enjoyed the waterslides, but really loved the hours of entertainment provided by MagiQuest.

Features:
A kids’ only room, or “den”
Well-crafted interior, including the “cave” walls
Extensive knowledge and appreciation of wildlife

BOOK NOW:
Phone: (844) 482-9653
***NOTE: Call center phone line open week-long, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM CST. Chat line open week-long, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM CST.***

12. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (Saariselkä, Finland)

Mainly popular during the winter holidays, kids will enjoy their stay at the Kakslauttanen Artic Resort. They’ll even believe in Santa Claus, as they have a special visit to Santa’s house. Not to mention, the glass igloos that families can stay is the perfect touch for a wintry adventure.

Features:
Authentic glass igloos with cozy beds and warm temperatures (for four people)
A chance to gaze at the northern lights before falling asleep under the stars

BOOK NOW:
Phone: +358 16 667100
Email (for individual reservations): hotel@kakslauttanen.fi
Email (for group reservations): group.reservations@kakslauttanen.fi

Conclusion

No matter what your kids fancy, there are so many things that you and your family can do at either of these 12 hotels and resorts. Fun and kid-approved, check out these places, and happy travels!

Do you have any favorites you’d like to see on our list of hotels to visit with your kids?

Christine Greeley writes and edits at Lucky assignments London and Gum essays. As a freelance writer, she helps finance professionals and Fin-tech startups market to their audience. Christine is also a blogger who writes posts about her life experience.

12 International Hotels To Visit With Your Kids

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