Arranging Hotel Accommodation for the Family

Preparing for a holiday with the family can be an arduous task for all concerned. It’s hard enough deciding on a destination that everyone will enjoy. It’s harder still to choose a hotel that will fit in with all your family’s individual needs. If you have a large family this can be especially difficult as may not be able to comfortably fit in a single room even if your hotel allowed you to.

Accommodating everyone’s needs can be a difficult task.

Here are some things you should definitely consider when arranging hotel  accommodation  for your family’s holiday:


Your location is especially important when travelling with young ones or stroppy teenagers. You should carefully plan the places you wish to visit when you are on your holiday, and try to locate somewhere with easy transport links to and from the places you wish to visit. Many hotels will even have shuttle services to a local attraction or transport hub but do make sure that they provide transport back as well as to the hotel.

On-Site Restaurants

A good breakfast is an absolute must for all children to begin what could be quite a busy day if visiting sites. Make sure your hotel provides a good choice of fresh juices and cereals. For main meals it can often be convenient to eat in, especially if you’ve been out all day to the local attractions and just want to relax. Try to find hotels which provide a number of on-site restaurants. If possible, they should cater to western tastes as well provide the opportunity to sample local delicacies from whatever far off exotic location you are planning to travel to. Bear in mind that children can often be very fussy when it comes to food, and not all our kids are willing to try out new things, especially spicy food.

On-site facilities

The more facilities your hotel has on-site the better. A swimming pool and games room may be enough to keep the children entertained in the day and in the evening, many hotels will provide a kid’s paddle pool. A fitness centre with a well equipped gym so you can have a stimulating workout. A Spa and Massage can be perfect to sooth away any stress and fatigue. Wireless internet access can be especially useful in today’s age as most phones/laptop or hand-held games consoles can make use of this.

Room Types

One of the most important aspects of your hotel will be the type of room you have. It’s important to remember that the holiday is not just for the kids, and try to find  accommodation  that suits every one. Fortunately more and more hotels are catering for this need and offering suites with two rooms. These 2 bedroom suites will usually consist of a living space, and more often than not kitchen facilities, and two rooms usually featuring a king size bed and 2 single beds in the other. These provide a perfect relaxing environment for everyone and ensure Mom’s and Pop’s have some privacy as well as provide plenty of space for the kids to enjoy.