The Best Family-Friendly Hotels in America



Don't let the all-business appearance of its more than 200 hotels nationwide intimidate you. Family travelers are embraced, especially at the resort properties, which provide kids' menus, activities, and playgrounds.

Pluses for Parents

Radisson's Family Approved service includes complimentary breakfast for up to four people; cots, cribs, and playpens; a lending library of books and games; a childproofing kit; and discount coupons to nearby attractions. Children under 19 stay free in their parents' room. The hotel also offers 25 percent off a second room.

Lures for Little Ones

Most locations give children a packet of games, magic tricks, and stickers upon arrival. The chain is also launching The Fun Factory program, which offers daily themes like Messy Day, Wet & Wild, and Treasure Day.

Noteworthy Property

Radisson Suite Beach Resort, Marco Island, Florida

"My first concern when I check into a hotel with my kids is balcony safety," says Cindy Love, mother of an 8- and an 11-year-old. "I was relieved to find that it was screened in with a net." On Fridays and Saturdays, this hotel hosts a special kids' dinner, so parents dine in peace. Prices start at $159 per suite per night.

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