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Traveling with little ones can be a joy or a nightmare depending on how you go about it. Gogobot users voted for the hotels and resorts that make a family vacation a pleasure for all: here are the results.

Melia Caribe Tropical

Playa de Bavaro 1, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
A plethora of exciting activities for kids including performances, pools, and even a 'Fun Flintsone' adventure theme park make it clear why the Melia Caribe is a top choice for Gogobot users looking for a tropical getaway with the whole family in tow.
Excellent choice for families. Baby care for infants starting at 4 months so mom and dad get a real vacation. Will allow families with three kids to share the same room with parents. Excellent staff ... read more
and fantastic beach

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

120 E. Delaware Pl., Chicago, IL 60611
Doctor! Doctor! Bring me a hot chocolate. Those words might seem incongruous anywhere else, but at the Four Seasons Chicago, a dedicated Hot Chocolate Doc supplies the goods to your kids. Other fun touches like the Bedtime Butler, who reads stories, make this a super-creative, if luxurious, choice for a family.
This is a really fun hotel. They have staff members called “Bedtime Butlers” who will read the kids stories at night. They are really friendly, and know how to make it fun for them. There was also an ... read more
ice cream man that comes up to bring the dessert and kid sized robes. The pool is huge, its probably 50' long or more. Everything is very classy, and it seems like a very multifunctional place with also lots of business people rushing in and out. Our suite was very bright with lots of windows and a great view of the beach. The internet was free, which was as nice touch because some other hotels can charge $10-$20 dollars a day for wifi.

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa

Riviera Maya Km 234, Quintana Roo, Tulum 77780, Mexico (Formerly Sunscape Tulum)
All-inclusives can be a great choice for family travel, allowing everyone a bit of freedom to do their own thing. At Dreams Tulum, the all-inclusive option includes a Mayan themed Explorers' Club, with professional supervision and surefire hits like a climbing wall, splash fountain, and, once a week. a campout on the beach.
From the rear patio there’s a nice view down a long promenade to the pool and beach area. Large multi-story hacienda-style blocks flank the promenade and contain the guest rooms. The rooms are comfy ... read more
and stylish, with four-poster beds, marble and glass bathrooms, and muted colors. Unlike the vast majority of all-inclusives, the rooms open onto air-conditioned interior corridors, so you aren’t hit with a blast of hot humid air the moment you step out. There are two pools, one for families and the other more relaxed. The beach area is huge and lovely, with tall trees and coast-to-coast lounge chairs. That said, the quality of the sand and water aren’t quite what you expect from a place with “Tulum” in the name (a high standard, to be sure). Why? Maybe’s not Tulum! It’s quite a distance north. Perhaps it’s technically part of Tulum municipality--a bunch of other all-inclusives do the same thing--but it feels like false advertising to me. That said, this is still a first-rate resort.

Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa

3850 Wailea Alanui Drive, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
We'll get right to the point: Nine pools, connected by a river, plus waterslides. An epic waterworld for kids to explore. Aside from toweling off the little ones, parents love the luxurious accommodations and spa services.
If you're going to pick a full-on resort hotel on Maui, then this South Maui property on beautiful, golden-sand and swimmable Wailea Beach is a beauty. Regular hotel rooms can seem a bit small, but ... read more
the location is ideal.

Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments

116 Piccadilly, London W1J 7BJ, England
Resorts and country homes are great, but what about urban family travel? A self-catering apartment makes a jaunt to a world capital a saner affair, and the Athenaeum in London Hotel and Apartments, an independently owned luxury hotel, is a perfect choice.
Iconic Luxury hotel in the heart of Picadilly. The offer apartments stays which are great for families and come complete with teddy bears for the kids. The concierges at this hotel are second to none! ... read more

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

2901 Osceola Pkway, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Situated smack in the middle of a 43-acre wildlife preserve, a stay here affords some incredible close-ups of the animals, which include zebras, impalas, antelopes, though no lions, which is perhaps for the better. If your family likes a trip to the Zoo, a stay here will be a dream come to life. Two excellent restaurants, Jiko and Boma, round out the picture.
Imagine waking up, looking out from the African tribal decor of your mosquito net-draped bedroom suite and seeing the head of a giraffe walk by, grazing on subtropical brush. Now recall the fact that ... read more
you are in Orlando. Weird, right? I mean, I knew places like this were possible in the Heart of the Dark Continent, but in the Magic Kingdom? Disney has outdone themselves here. These are amongst the best of the vacation villas I've come across - spacious, energetically decorated and full of adventure. Also, the jungle-themed pool area here is AWESOME. You can see antelope feeding as you down a cocktail from the pool bar! The one downside is that it's a little bit of a commute to any of the attractions other than the Animal Kingdom. But if you really like wildlife and don't mind shuttling over to Epcot, this is an ideal vacation spot!

The Phoenician Resort

6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Arizona's signature luxury hotel is also a great place to bring the kids, with two dedicated children's pools and a twisty 165 foot waterslide, not to mention a family activity center where kids can play. Also popular with childless adults, the Phoenician is one place you don't have to worry about giving up after making the transition to parenthood.
The best part of The Phoenician is the pool area. A couple of huge pools with plenty of room for kids and parents alike. Service by the pool is fantastic.

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

One Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Half and full day Kids' Programs plus a supervised Kids' Night Out give parents a flexible schedule. Kids get to do arts and crafts, make s'mores, play sports or board games, and order from the children's menu. Horseback riding and wine tasting are two favorite activities, and the Ritz at Half Moon Bay is also a top tennis destination, with all the supplies plus top-notch instructors on-site.
We stayed here mid-week (husband + 2 kids). Fortunately for us, it was not busy. The staff were very friendly, especially to our busy children in the two restaurants. They also upgraded us ... read more
proactively. You cannot beat the views. Meal prices are high, but they work hard to provide local, in-season, varied options. Great drinks too! Morning coffee is free in the Conservatory.

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

92-1185 Aliinui Dr, Kapolei, HI, United States
Perfect for meeting Mickey and Friends without getting 'It's a Small World' stuck in your head, this family-focused Disney resort has five-star luxuries AND kid-friendly activities. Take the kids to the giant pool complex - interlocking areas with water slides, a lazy river, wet playground and stingray pool - or Aunty's Beach House for indoor arts-and-crafts, or attend a Disney movie night, but when you're ready for some time without the Mouse, Aulani offers excursions outside the resort.
So well done, not what I was expecting at all. Wood and natural, great pools and kids clubs. The rooms and property as whole is tastefully decorated.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70140
The key for the family here is the excellent location, walking distance to the French Quarter and overlooking the River. The friendly service and convenience make this a great base for a family exploration of New Orleans.
People are so kind here and understand children. They are alway smiling and so helpful when asked about family entertainment in New Orleans. I never new their was so many things for children in New ... read more
Orleans. Kids love it.

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Loews Loves Kids is one of this hotel chain's slogans. The Miami branch does indeed love them, and their parents, with a Kids' Closet where you can borrow anything from toys to car seats, children's menus, a Kids Camp which offers supervised play and child care. Even teens are welcomed with music download cards. What more could you ask for?
I love this hotel. It is like a 5-star resort on the beach, with a 4-star service. Location is great because its right in the middle of South Beach and walking distance to everything.

Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside

1251 Dixie Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Rent a 'cottage' or a 'mansion' but either way, this moderately priced resort offers a taste of slow southern living, inspired by the Louisiana bayou. Situated along the Sassagoula river, Gogobot users love the pizza delivery, babysitting, and boat ride to Downtown Disney.
My family loved this moderate resort. We had a water-view room and visited when the magnolia trees were in bloom. Wonderful! The food court was perfect and we preferred to dine there rather than the ... read more
more-expensive restaurant. The pool area wasn't as nice as other Disney resorts, but it was perfect for cooling-off after a long day in the parks. Be sure to utilize the boat ride to Downtown Disney. It's very relaxing.

The St. Regis Deer Valley

2300 Deer Valley Drive East, Park City, UT 84060, United States
A special menu of complimentary kids' activities like arts and crafts, photography and painting lessons, and trips to the Park City museum help to keep the whole family busy - that is, when they're not hitting the slopes.
Deer Valley’s only funicular railway transports lucky guests upwards to the St. Regis Hotel, an exquisite property secluded a top a mountain. The entire ski-in/ski-out hotel is beautiful and elegant. ... read more
My favorite place is the dramatic “fire garden” on the mountain terrace, where flames and views dazzle. Guests can ski up to the fire garden to enjoy après ski and, in summer, guests can savor sunsets and champagne here. St. Regis spares no expense in room décor. Some unique features include a corner fireplace, a deep tub with shutters opening to the bedroom, and the high-tech delight: a television screen illuminating from the bathroom mirror. Specialties at the stylish J&G Grill include a steamed shrimp salad, Maine mussels, and their famous drink, the 7,452 (Bloody) Mary, named after the hotel’s elevation. And, if that elevation (or skiing) takes it toll, unwind in the tranquil Remède Spa with some oxygen inhalation therapy. In just 15 minutes you’ll be refreshed and ready to enjoy the splendor of this hotel.

The Cove Cornwall

Lamorna Penzance Cornwall UK TR19 6XH
Dedicated children's activities from art classes and surfing to bee-keeping are guaranteed to afford parents a bit of peace at this popular family escape in Cornwall. Great for any family interested in exploring England beyond London.
This place consists of 10 self catering flats that are really comfortable and fashionably outfitted. There is also a free standing cottage (which is where we stayed). Most of the flats, and the ... read more
cottage, have a fireplace and a kitchen that has all you require to make a decent meal. Flat 6 is probably the nicest flat. There is a small bar/lounge and a restaurant at the resort. The quality of the food is quite good for the adults. I found the kids menu quite limited. The service was fairly inconsistent - sometimes quite slow. There is an outdoor heated pool, which really is very well heated. Our kids happily swam in it when it was only 10 degrees outside. The pool overlooks the cove yet is quite private and very comfortable. If you were to stay in flat 5, you would be able to walk right out to the terrace and pool area. There is also a sauna and a ping pong table. What this place is lacking is a "games room" or "rec room" where kids can hang out when the weather is poor. They have a "children's concierge", named Wo, who organizes activities for the children. He is very friendly and knowledgeable. However, we were slightly disappointed that the schedule of activities seemed to be a bit haphazard and not outlined in advance. The location is stunning. Lamorna Cove is just a 5 minute walk away, I will warn, however, that this beach is quite rocky and not one where you will necessarily want to swim. But, you are about 10=15 minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches in England - Pedn Vounder and Porthcurtho. Both worth the trip.. We also found this area to be great for bike riding and there are a ton of really lovely hikes along the coast. It's just magical area. If you enjoy outdoor activities this is a very comfortable base from which to explore.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
A perfect place to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Kauai shore. Hang out on the beach and enjoy the swimming and sun, without feeling pressured to do a million activities. Any busy family looking to chill out together would do well to book here, according to our users.
Our family absolutely loved this place. Pricey, but great for the kids. We went up to Princeville, was not impressed with the hotels there. But Hanalei Bay was like a beach in heaven. Definitely worth ... read more
spending time there. There isn't much to "do" in Poipu except the beach, so you should feel comfortable spending time at the resort.