When you’re traveling with your family, a vacation rental isn’t always the right fit. But staying in multiple hotel rooms can be inconvenient—even if you’re lucky enough to get adjoining ones.
That’s where family suites come in. These spacious rooms let you enjoy all the perks of hotels—like cleaning, room service, and 24-hour reception— and let the family stay in a single unit with room to spread out.
Not every hotel has family suites on offer, but around the world, you can find plenty of great stays that do. Whether you want a tropical escape or a city vacation, wonderful hotels with family suites are worth looking into.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
With colorful fun around every corner, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is a kid’s dream. There’s the chance to get slimed (a signature Nickelodeon experience) at the on-site water park. Beloved characters like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sky from Paw Patrol are walking around. There’s a kids’ clubhouse with supervised experiences. And you can even stay in SpongeBob SquarePants’ Pineapple Villa. With two bedrooms and three bathrooms, this large suite is packed with personality, offering a great balance of cartoon touches for the kids and luxury living for the adults. karismahotels.com
How many people can say that they had breakfast with a giraffe? You and your family can be part of the lucky few if you stay at Giraffe Manor. At this beautiful boutique hotel, wild Rothschild’s giraffes like to peek their heads into the windows while you dine—just make sure you feed them their designated pellets and not your own food. If you all want more encounters with these animals, you can easily walk over to the African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Giraffe Centre, which is free to visit for guests. For families, the Karen Blixen Suite located in the main manor house is a gorgeous option with two bedrooms and two en-suite bathrooms. thesafaricollection.com
Shangri-La hotels are known for their opulence, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t family friendly. Shangri-La Singapore has a number of themed family suites that make it fun to come back to the hotel after a day of adventuring around the island. Your kids can play king and queen at the castle-themed suite, they can sleep in a submarine bed in the underwater-themed suite, and they can pretend they’re traveling across the galaxy in the space-themed suite. Regardless of which themed suite you choose, you’ll get access to the hotel’s family pantry, which has amenities like high chairs, strollers, baby bouncers, diapers, bottle cleaning equipment, and more. shangri-la.com
Paradise Island, Bahamas
Atlantis Bahamas is one of those resorts that’s instantly recognizable from the outside, with its iconic bridge suite that stretches between buildings, its prime location among crystal-clear waters, and its 60-foot Leap of Faith water slide that shoots riders through a clear tunnel in the lagoon. What you may not know is that this one resort has five hotels—and three of them have two-bedroom suites available for families. Here, there’s fun for all ages between the Paradise Island’s kids club, the junior marine animal trainer for a day program, pools, and other property activities. atlantisbahamas.com
One of the gems in Berlin’s hotel landscape, Orania.Berlin situates you in the heart of the Kreuzberg neighborhood for easy sightseeing in any direction. Back at the hotel, you can enjoy a regular program of free concerts at the downstairs stage. When staying with your family you can book the Orania.86 room which has a connecting door to Orania.45 to make a large suite—the numbers 86 and 45 refer to the number of square meters of each unit. Anyone with a dog knows that they’re part of the family too, and Orania.Berlin is a pet-friendly hotel. They offer dog beds of various sizes, drinking bowls, and homemade dog biscuits. orania.berlin
If your travels take you up north to Trondheim, the centrally located Britannia Hotel is the kind of place to stay to spoil yourself. For suite options, you can go with one that has a separate bedroom plus a living room with a sofa bed, or you can go for one of the suites with an interconnected second bedroom for extra comfort. The perks of booking a family room include breakfast buffet, access to the spa, and Chromecasting on the TVs. Kids also get a welcome gift upon arrival, and babysitting services are available upon request. britannia.no
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino
At the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino, you don’t have to go far for entertainment. There are two pools (one activity pool and one adults-only pool), a casino, and a variety of shops. There’s also a day camp for kids who are between four and 12 years old with activities like scavenger hunts, sandcastle building, and board games. Just make sure to book a session for your child at least 24 hours in advance. When staying at this hotel, your family can make yourselves at home in the Resort View Family Suite, which has a king bed for the parents and a bunk bed for the kids across two rooms. hyatt.com
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Feel like splurging on a penthouse? Hotel Arts Barcelona offers jaw-dropping options for those. From two-bedroom, two-story apartments with fully equipped kitchens to three-bedroom penthouses with unparalleled panoramic views, you may find it hard to leave even with the beach just a five-minute walk away. Staying in one of these deluxe suites gets you access to exclusive perks like a private reception area, access to a lounge with five complimentary gourmet buffets a day, and a Mini Cooper to travel around the city, making it even easier for your family to enjoy your vacation in the capital of Catalonia. ritzcarlton.com
Wailea Beach Resort
Maui, Hawaii, USA
You’re right next to the ocean at Wailea Beach Resort. Here, your family can unwind at multiple pools, including one with water slides, splash zones, a swim-through grotto, and family cabanas. In fact, this resort boasts the longest waterslide on Maui! When you’re not doing that, there’s a seemingly endless number of other activities to participate in like kayak turtle tours, Outrigger canoeing, and ukulele lessons. The hotel also has the Keiki Kids Club with vintage arcade games, foosball, shuffleboard, and billiards. To stay, consider the Presidential Suite, which has two bedrooms and ocean views. marriott.com
Within easy walking distance to the famed Tivoli Gardens and the planetarium, Coco Hotel is a family-friendly boutique hotel that makes kids feel welcome. First, there’s the two-bedroom family suite with a king-sized bed in one room and two twin beds in the other, more colorfully decorated kids’ room. While this children’s room has lots of entertainment already with games, toys, and even a PlayStation inside of it, the hotel also has a Ping Pong Room if the kids are looking for more to do while the parents relax. When it’s time to venture out, the concierge is happy to give recommendations for more kid-friendly spots around the city. coco-hotel.com