More space, cool theming, gorgeous views—living the suite life while traveling definitely has its perks. Yes, booking a suite is usually a splurge, but when you stay at a hotel or resort with an over-the-top family suite, all that extra space can turn a regular getaway into a special family vacation no one will ever forget.
Another major plus with a family suite? The grownups can get some separation from the kiddos, which works well when little ones have early bedtimes, or when everyone in the family just needs a little space after a long day. Some suites even have more than one bathroom, cutting down on squabbles and wait times for teeth brushing and showers.
Extraordinary Hotels with Family Suites
For a guest room with unique theming and extra space to stretch out, consider one of these hotels with family suites that are anything but ordinary.
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1. Park View Deluxe Suite at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
Best Suite for a Magical Disney Trip
Want to make a trip to Walt Disney World even more magical? Among the many Disney World hotels suitable for large families, the Park View Deluxe Suites at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando stand head and shoulders above all the rest.
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These recently redesigned 1,000-square-foot suites boast a soothing modern design style and make it easy to unwind after long over-stimulating days at the theme parks. The suites have a roomy living area with a queen-size sleeper sofa, three-quarter bath, separate bedroom with a king-size bed, full five-piece bathroom with a soaking tub, and a terrace big enough for the whole family. Not only that, but you’ll get a prime view of the nightly fireworks at the Disney parks as well as the resort’s pools and Explorer Island water park.
From a console housing a coffee bar and refrigerator to built-in bedside lights and charging ports, convenience is built into every aspect of the sophisticated design. Each suite can connect to an additional guest room, and a range of other suite options are available at the resort.
For a truly once-in-a-lifetime trip, try the Ultimate Suites Experience and Top Floor Buyout, which includes the nine-bedroom Royal Suite, the four-bedroom Presidential Suite, eight additional guest rooms, and private elevator access.
2. The Stranger Things Suite at Graduate Bloomington
Best Hotel Suite for Families Who Love Stranger Things
Feel like you’re right in the middle of all the creepy goings-on in Hawkins, Indiana, by booking the Stranger Things Suite at Graduate Bloomington. In one part of this two-bath family suite, you can make like you’re in Joyce Byers’ living room complete with the Christmas lights. There’s a sleeper sofa in there and a king-size bed in the other room, done up like the Wheelers’ wood-paneled basement.
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Amenities include oversized walkie talkies, a collection of retro board games, and even Will’s purple wizard cloak for a rousing game of Dungeons & Dragons. There’s not a modern TV in the 1980s-themed space, but each stay in the suite includes The Upside Down Experience Package that features a Polaroid camera for use during your trip, bikes to explore area, two tickets to WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology, and a special Eggo snack. Eleven percent (get it?) of the proceeds from each booking are donated to the WonderLab museum.
3. Cupola Suite at Grand Hotel
Best Family Hotel Suite for History Buffs
The circa-1887 Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island is already the kind of place where vacation dreams are realized. You can make a trip to the historic lodging property even dreamier by staying in one of the hotel’s new Cupola Suites. Done up in colorful vintage style, the luxury suites are available in one- or two-bedroom configurations with parlors. Dormers restored from the hotel’s original architecture now contain seating areas offering scenic views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge.
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Mackinac’s Grand Hotel is one of the best family resorts in the U.S. and makes a great home base for exploring the island. Family-friendly amenities at the hotel include the new multimillion-dollar recreational facility Woodlands Activity Center, the recently renovated pool, and daily programming and activities like foot golf, kids yoga, float-up movie nights, and arts and crafts.
4. Fenway Park Suite at Hotel Commonwealth
Best Family Hotel Suite for Baseballs Fans
As the official hotel of the Boston Red Sox, it only seems right that Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth pay tribute to the storied baseball team and its equally legendary playing field with the Fenway Park Suite. The top-floor 700-square-foot suite sits just 507 feet from Fenway Park. You can sit and gaze at the stadium perched on original Fenway Park seats on the suite’s walk-out balcony.
Inside, you’ll find fun features and memorabilia like a coffee table signed by Red Sox legends and the # 6 from the Green Monster scoreboard that was given to former Red Sox player, manager, and announcer Johnny Pesky when he retired. A connecting room can be added for families who need more space, and the hotel offers amenities like a daily selection of snacks, daily coffee and tea service, and access to a 24-hour fitness center. Plus, its location makes it easy to explore all that Boston has to offer beyond Fenway.
5. Future Rock Star Suite at Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort
Best Family Suite for Young Music Lovers
Got a wannabe Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, or Bruce Springsteen in the family? Then you’ll want to check in to a Future Rock Star Suite at Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando. An in-room stage with “liquid” flooring and lights is the perfect spot for putting on a show, and memorabilia from Hard Rock International’s expansive collection helps inspire musical dreams. A bedroom with a king-size bed connects through a “stage door” to another room with two twin beds covered by a twinkling starlight canopy and roadie-inspired furniture.
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The musical vibe continues throughout the entire hotel, from its 12,000-square-foot pool with an underwater sound system to amenities like a menu of 20 different Fender guitars that can be delivered to your room. Hotel guests also get Universal theme park benefits like early park admission and free Universal Express Unlimited access to Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure.
6. Deluxe KidCabin Suite at Great Wolf Lodge
Best Suite for Big Families
What’s cooler than a family trip to one of Great Wolf’s indoor water park locations? Staying in a Deluxe KidCabin Suite. Sleeping up to 13 people, these family suites feature an in-suite “log cabin” with a bunk bed and day bed the kids will love to inhabit during the trip. There’s also a private bedroom with two queen beds and a full-size sofa sleeper, two full bathrooms, and another queen bed and sleeper sofa in the main area, so everyone in the family can get a good night’s sleep.
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Just imagine days spent frolicking at the indoor water park and Great Wolf Lodge’s many other family-centric attractions, and then nights cozied up in the comfy suite inspired by the Great Outdoors (without actually having to navigate the Great Outdoors). You can find the suites at a number of Great Wolf properties, including the locations in Maryland, Arizona, and Georgia.
7. Executive Double Queen Suite with Runway View at TWA Hotel
Best Family Hotel Suite for Stylish Travelers
Get away in mid-century style with a stay in the TWA Hotel’s Executive Double Queen Suite with Runway View. Ultra-thick floor-to-ceiling windows let you observe all the high-flying action at New York’s JFK airport in complete peace and quiet, but blackout shades are at the ready when it’s time for bed. Eero Saarinen-designed Knoll furnishings and a terrazzo-tiled bathroom amp up the midcentury-modern vibe of the suite.
The swinging 1960s-era fun continues throughout the hotel housed in TWA’s former terminal at the airport. Be sure to check out the year-round rooftop pool (it’s heated to 95 degrees in the winter); the Twister Room, with a wall-to-wall version of the classic game; and the weekend Camp TWA all-ages game experience, held outside on the Astroturf near the hotel’s 1958 Lockheed Constellation “Connie” airplane-turned-cocktail lounge.
8. Kensington Kelly Suite at The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa
Best Family Hotel Suite for Wannabe Royalty
Little ones who love playing princess will feel right at home in the Kensington Kelly Suite at The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa in Riverside, California. Done up in an elegant pink and gold color scheme, the suite includes a crown mounted above the elevated queen bed and a regal-looking Chesterfield-style sleeper sofa. The sitting area features a tea set and tiled fireplace, and French doors lead out to a personal patio enclosed by wrought-iron fencing. (Royals need their privacy, of course.)
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The European castle vibes continue throughout the entire Spanish Mission-style historic inn—think archways, flying buttresses, and towers that would make perfect backdrops for a photo session of your kiddo in their favorite Elsa, Cinderella, or Tiana costume. During the winter holiday season, the suite becomes even more magical with festive holiday decor and special treats for guests.
9. The Eloise Suite at The Plaza
Best Family Hotel Suite for Little Bookworms
A children’s book classic since 1955, Kay Thompson’s Eloise tells the tale of its heroine who lives at The Plaza. Fans of the book can see the story come to life at the famed New York City hotel by staying in its Eloise Suite. A pink door leads to the playful pink and white space designed by Betsey Johnson, complete with a sparkly pink headboard, zebra-print carpet, fanciful bathroom, and a neon sign proclaiming “Eloise!” above the bed made up with thematic bedding.
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Families can add on the attached one-bedroom Nanny Suite for more space, and every stay in the Eloise Suite includes Eloise tea for four at the hotel’s Palm Court, an Eloise gift bag, Eloise-approved welcome sweets and goodies, and a special welcome letter from the precocious book character. There are even Eloise books, dolls, and clothing to use during your visit, and The Plaza Boutique stocks a wide selection of Eloise-centric items you can bring home as souvenirs after your trip.
10. Kids Suite at Swissôtel Chicago
Best Family Hotel Suite for All-Ages Appeal
Everyone in the family will find something to love when staying in a Kids Suite at Swissôtel Chicago. The two-room hotel suite for families includes one restful and relaxing space for the grownups and another outfitted just for the kiddos. That separate but adjoining room features kid-inspired bed linens, kid-sized tables and chairs, and a variety of games, toys, coloring books, and stuffed animals just waiting for some play time.
Families who book a Kids Suite also receive a complimentary movie, popcorn, and milk and cookies, plus a complimentary breakfast at The Palm restaurant. The pet-friendly hotel overlooks the Chicago River and Lake Michigan and is within easy walking distance of popular attractions like Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and The Art Institute of Chicago.
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