Find Hotels that LOVE Kids + Win a $100 Visa Gift Card

So, you want to find THE BEST hotel or resort for your family’s next vacation. You want to stay somewhere that doesn’t merely tolerate your children, but that embraces your kids with open arms, a welcome kit, kid-friendly dining, reliable childcare, and a fabulous hotel pool. Is that asking too much? Preferred Family doesn’t think so! What’s more, wants to give you a $100 Visa gift card just for checking out their website! Read on to learn more about the giveaway and Preferred Family’s hotels that LOVE kids.

Find Hotels that LOVE Kids + Win a $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Family-centric Hotel Searches makes finding your family’s ideal accommodations easy by vetting the best of the very best in child-friendly amenities and activities. While many hotels and resorts purport to be family-friendly, those listed on Preferred Family take it to another level, offering truly family-centric lodging options.

You can sort by:

* Services (like kids clubs, cooking lessons and story time)

* Children’s age groups (from babies through teens)

* Activities (like golf, hiking, horseback riding, and winter sports)

* Amenities (like fitness center or kitchenette)

* Settings (beach, mountain, city or lake), style (from stately to relaxed)…and more! makes finding hotels for kids easy

Preferred Family also allows you to search for a family-centric hotel by Destination

Three Days In

The site’s super-handy Three Days In tab provides suggestions for fun family activities, attractions and restaurants plus tips for navigating various destinations.

Preferred Family’s Three Days In Los Angeles itinerary has me dreaming of a getaway filled with panning for gold, eating mochi ice cream in Little Tokyo, and hiking to waterfalls. I am a San Diego resident who rarely visits my northern neighbor city, mostly because I can’t figure out what exactly to do with my young children in this expansive metropolis. But now, I long to book a couple of nights at the swanky Montage Beverly Hills for its outdoor playground, child-sized robes, and proximity to the Hot Wheels Hall of Fame for the kids and Rodeo Drive for Mama.

Ooh! Or, maybe we should stay at the Dolphin Bay Resort in San Luis Obispo with its infinity pool, bicycle rentals and oceanfront location. There’s so many decadent options, it’s hard to choose but fun to dream!

Dolphin Bay Resort in San Luis Obispo - A Preferred Family hotel

Dolphin Bay Resort in San Luis Obispo, one of over 240 super kid-friendly Preferred Family accommodation choices

Family Travel Blogs

Preferred Family also offers a round-up of links to popular family travel blogs (like Travel Mamas!) so you can find a plethora of advice from those in the know, all in one spot. These stories and tips makes planning your next vacation that much easier to do.

Special Offers

Think Preferred Family is out of your price range? Well, then you’ll want to check out their Special Offers section to take advantage of discount packages. From free breakfast to golf packages and other discounts, these offers will tempt any armchair traveler.

Sweet Suites

If you’re like me (and I think you are!), you want everyone in the family to get a good night’s sleep while away from home. A vacation is no fun if the kids and parents are cranky from lack of sleep due to cramped sleeping quarters. That’s why I recommend booking a suite whenever possible. The extra room means better sleep for all, as well as privacy for parents after the kids go to bed. You can easily find which of these family accommodations offer suites by checking out the Preferred Suites section.

Vacation Memories

Your family deserves a little break from reality with no to-do lists, deadlines, or homework allowed. Vacations are a time to truly indulge in well-deserved luxuries like a spa treatment, family time at the pool, and delicious dining prepared by someone else. This brand caters to families in need of some rest and relaxation, so you can focus on creating memories that will last a lifetime.

According to, “With over 230 participating luxury hotels located all over the world, from cities to resorts, Preferred Family hotels and resorts welcome families with special amenities and activities, catering to the unique needs of travelers of all ages. Make cherished memories at Preferred Family resorts and hotels.”

Enter to win a $100 Visa gift card!

Now it’s your turn to check out Preferred Family. If you do, you could win $100 Visa gift card. All you have to do is like Preferred Family on Facebook and visit before leaving a comment below about at which Preferred Family hotel or resort you’d most like to stay. Tweet about the giveaway daily for bonus entries. Use the Rafflecopter form below to make your entries.

Enter by Tuesday, February 18 by 9 pm PST. Winner will be notified by email and must claim prize within 48 hours of notification. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents 18 years or older only. See additional contest rules in the Rafflecopter form. Travel Mamas contributors and their immediate family members are not eligible to win.

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A Note from The Travel Mama: Thank you to Preferred Family for sponsoring this post. All opinions shared in this story are my own.

About Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama

Colleen Lanin is a mom of two and the founder/editor-in-chief of As the author of THE TRAVEL MAMAS' GUIDE, she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show,, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen teaches blogging classes and has given travel tips on television, radio, and as a paid video blogger. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing.


  1. Mary Happymommy says:

    I’d choose the Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

  2. I’d like to visit The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in Vail Valley, Colorado :)

  3. Montage Laguna Beach

  4. Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

  5. The Lyall Hotel in Australia.

  6. I would like to visit the Inn By the Sea, Cape Elizabeth, ME

  7. Nataly Carbonell says:

    The Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fl

  8. I’d choose the Dunton Hot Springs in Doloros, CO

  9. Ruby Daniels says:

    Cameron House on Loch Lomond
    Dunbartonshire, United Kingdom

  10. The Jefferson, Washington, DC

  11. I would like to visit the Reunion Resort, A Salamander® Golf & Spa Resort in Reunion, FL.

  12. Stephanie V. says:

    Ojai Valley Inn & Spa – oh yes please

  13. I’d like to visit The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu, HI

  14. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    The Wigwam in Arizona

  15. The Villas of Grand Cypress looks lovely for a stay in the Orlando area!

  16. I’d love to stay at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii

  17. Thomas Murphy says:

    I want to go to the The Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fl

  18. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to visit Boston Harbor Hotel in Mass. Thanks so much.

  19. The Kahala Hotel & Resort looks like a nice place for a relaxing, yet fun vacation!

  20. rich morris says:

    i’d love to stay at the The Signature at MGM Grand in Vegas

  21. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like to stay at the Inn by the Sea in Portland, ME

  22. Jennifer Marie says:

    Cavallo Point San Francisco, CA 94965 sounds great to me!

  23. the jefferson in washington dc

  24. Tammy Shelton says:

    The Kahala Hotel and Resort in Hawaii

  25. Would love to stay the The Jefferson, Washington DC

  26. Adrienne gordon says:

    the peninsula in chicago

  27. Porto Elounda in Crete, Greeced

  28. Lanes borough London

  29. The Signature at MGM Grand

  30. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I’d like to stay at The Coeur d’Alene Resort (so I won’t need to impose on my cousin next time I’m in Idaho)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii


  33. I’d like to stay at The Villas of Grand Cypress in Orlando , FL

  34. I’d visit the Lyall Hotel in Australia.

  35. Barbara Montag says:

    Porta Hotel Antigua – Guatemala
    Thank you!

  36. I would stay at the florida Keys/Ducks Keys location

  37. Janice Cooper says:

    Makena Beach & Golf Resort in Maui Hawaii

  38. Tiffany Winner says:

    The Blackwell in OH

  39. Trump International Hotel Las Vegas would be awesome!

  40. Wild Orchid says:

    I would love to stay at the The Tides Inn in VA!

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  41. Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa!

  42. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh I would love to visit Dromoland Castle Hotel
    COUNTY CLARE, IRELAND! Oh beautiful!

  43. Livivua Chandler says:

    Hotel California Paris Champs Elysees- Paris, France

  44. The Grand Del Mar in San Diego would be amazing!


  46. Sonya Morris says:

    The SandPearl Resort in Clearwater, FL.

  47. I’d choose Hawks Cay Resort

  48. i would go to Quinta Real Aguascalientes in mexico!

  49. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte In Brazil !

  50. Would love to stay at the Palmerie in Marrakech Morocco!

  51. I would love to go to Atlantis in the Bahamas!

  52. I would love to stay at the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago. Thank you.

  53. Atlantis in the Bahamas

  54. The Villas of Grand Cypress

  55. Have always wanted to go to the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas.

  56. I’d love to visit the one in Cavallo Point
    San Francisco, California, United States

  57. Rebecca Graham says:

    Atlantis in the Bahamas

  58. The Grand Del Mar looks amazing!

  59. next visit to Europe:
    Grandhotel Lienz in Lienz in Osttirol, Austria

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  60. I like the Veranza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I’d love to visit there someday!

  61. The Lyall in South Yarra, Australia

    PS – Thanks, I’ve been an I Prefer member for years and never knew about Preferred Family!

  62. Stefanie Gladden ( Ann Lyfe ) says:

    id love to visit the MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS in california

  63. linda brooks says:

    The Lyall Hotel in Australia

  64. I would like the Las Brisas Acapulco

  65. I would love to go to the Gran Melia Don Pepe hotel in MARBELLA, SPAIN

  66. Atlantis in the Bahamas!

  67. Lalita Malone says:

    Atlantis in the Bahamas would be a dream family vacation!

  68. I’d like to stay at the Hawks Cay Resort

  69. I would love to visit the property in London or County Cork in Ireland when we visit in the fall.

  70. Becky Richied says:

    I’d like to stay at
    Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas

  71. jennifer horn says:

    Atlantis in the Bahamas would be great!

  72. Debbie Terry says:

    Montage Laguna Beach is close enough to take my granddaughter for a weekend.

    I have been a Perferred Hotel member for a long time. The hotels are the BEST!

  73. Enchantment in Sedona, Arizona….I think my kiddos would flip to see red rock….Sedona is pretty magical after all…

  74. I’m dreaming big: the THE LANDIS TAIPEI HOTEL

  75. Kyl Neusch says:

    the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas.

  76. I want to go to the french polynesia location!

  77. I would like to visit the Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago

  78. The Coeur d’Alene Resort would be a great place to stay.

  79. Atlantis in the Bahamas

  80. michelle pickett says:

    lyal hotel in Australia.

  81. Atlantis

  82. Atlantis in the Bahamas!

  83. Atlantis in the Bahamas

  84. Ashley Hatten says:

    The Villas of Grand Cypress

  85. melissa Resnick says:

    Atlantis in the Bahamas

  86. Mary Casper says:

    Atlantis, actually I have been there and loved it

  87. Susan Christy says:

    The Ojai Valley Inn is on my “wish list” of places to stay.

  88. Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas

  89. Stephanie G says:

    Atlantis in the Bahamas! Thank you for this chance!

  90. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    The Grand Del Mar

  91. Christina Z says:

    I would love to stay at the Grand Cypress in Orlando Florida.

  92. Atlantis in the Bahamas.

  93. Nancy Sloan says:

    I would like to stay at the
    The Villas of Grand Cypress.

  94. the townsend hotel in birmingham MI

  95. Daniel Stolworthy says:


  96. Patrice P. says:

    The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia.

  97. Samoset Resort in Rockport, ME

  98. Michelle W says:

    The Villas of Grand Cypress
    One North Jacaranda, Orlando, FL

  99. Jason Crooks says:

    I would like to visit the The Lyall Hotel
    South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia

  100. Jody Sisson says:

    I would like to visit the Hawks Cay Resort in Florida.

  101. Atlantis in the Bahamas.

  102. rebecca shockley says:

    Legends Resort in the middle of the Pacific ocean

  103. I would love to visit the The K Club At Straffan, Kildare, Ireland

  104. Cavallo Point
    San Francisco, California

  105. I would choose the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville.
    tarter95 at hotmail dot com

  106. Mara Zamora says:

    The Grand Del Mar In San Diego ,Ca

  107. Atlantis in the Bahamas

  108. Sarah Hirsch says:

    I’d like to go to the Hotel Carl Gustaf in Anguilla

  109. I’d like to stay at Camino Real El Paso

  110. Tricia Andrews says:

    I’d like to take my family to the Jefferson in Washington, DC.

  111. I would choose Verdanza Hotel, San Juan

  112. I would love to go to Paris France again with my family and stay at Montalembert :)

  113. I’ve been to Santa Fe and stayed at the Eldorado Hotel…I’d love to go back!!

  114. The Blackwell, in Columbus OH.

  115. The Sandpearl Resort in Florida.

  116. Atlantis!

  117. Beth Blair says:

    Las Terrazas Resort in Belize looks lovely to me!

  118. Michelle Hudak says:

    I’d like to visit the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans

  119. robyn paris says:

    i would like to stay at the Brasada Ranch

  120. Inn by the Sea in Maine

  121. I’d love to take my family to the Verdanza Hotel in San Juan

  122. Jill Myrick says:

    I would love to visit the SandPearl Resort in Clearwater Florida with my family.


  123. atlantis in the bahamas

  124. The Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa in Jupiter, Florida
    Thank You!

  125. I would love to go to the Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa in Wyoming.

  126. Shannon Barnes says:

    Def the Bahamas!

  127. Atlantis in the Bahamas

  128. Debra Ford says:

    I’d like to go to Atlantis in the Bahamas

  129. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    The Villas of Grand Cypress
    vmkids3 at msn dot com


  131. Atlantis in the Bahamas!

  132. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I would love to visit the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Obispo, CA.

  133. I really want to go to the bahamas so I would have to say Atlantis.

  134. angie Ukena says:

    I would like to try the Sandpearl Resort in Florida

  135. Dromoland Castle Hotel – Go to Ireland and stay in a castle?? yes, please

  136. Brasada Ranch is Oregon sounds like a great place to relax with the family!

  137. I love traveling with my family, especially on vacation. We love to do things together, discover things together, and enjoy each other company together. We would love to stay at
    The Villas of Grand Cypress, as my son wants to go to Orlando, Florida.

  138. The Boston Harbor Hotel looks amazing!

  139. susan smoaks says:

    i would love to go to Royal Palm Plaza Resort Campinas Avenida Royal Palm Plaza #277, Jd. Nova Califórnia, Campinas 13.051-092 Brazil

  140. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    We want to check out the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville!

  141. Alfred Reyes says:

    Love the CA coast, thus… Dolphin Bay Resort in San Luis Obispo

  142. Laura Unger says:

    I’d love to visit the Topnotch Resort and Spa in Vermont!

  143. Vikki Billings says:

    Atlantis in the Bahamas

  144. I’d like to visit Boston Harbor Hotel

  145. hi mi the best peace mine

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