Some hotels go above and beyond to deliver trip-of-a-lifetime experiences that families will always remember. You'll feel like you've stepped into a fantastical movie in these five incredible hotel suites for kids. Whether you're celebrating a special birthday or another big event, or you just want a super fun treat, read on to learn which suite to book for a sweet and memorable holiday.
1. The Pineapple at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana
If your children want to experience a day in the life of SpongeBob SquarePants (famed star of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water), look no further than Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The newly opened 2,292 square-foot villa, The Pineapple, at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana will impress young fans (and parents too). Expect a pineapple exterior, Bikini Bottom-inspired decor and luxe amenities (infinity pool, private butler, and patio…oh my!).
Kids will especially enjoy spending time at the resort’s Just Kiddin’ activity center, hanging out at Plaza Orange (think music, games and Nickelodeon characters) and splashing around the on-site Aqua Nick waterpark. I can't wait to visit this new resort in the Dominican Republic next week.
2. Eloise Suite at the Plaza Hotel
Do you have a precocious child who dreams of living in a hotel like the famous Eloise character? Eloise is known for her books and role in the Disney movie, Eloise at the Plaza. New York City’s luxe Plaza Hotel features an Eloise Suite that will surely make kids feel like a star. Designed by Betsey Johnson, the suite features outrageous, pinkety pink decor. You'll feel rawther comfy sleeping in custom Eloise-themed bedding under Eloise’s name in big neon lights.
Remember in Eloise Takes a Bawth when she floods the hotel? Little wanna-be Eloises can take a copy-cat bubble bath in the suite's beautiful pink, gold and white bathroom with mosaic tiling. (Just don't flood the hotel!) Be sure to stop downstairs at the Eloise Store where you can shop, shop, shop for clothes, baubles and toys – or join a tea party. Need to bring your stylist or nanny? No problem, just add the adjoining “Nanny Suite.” Chhhhaaarrrgggeee it!
3. Entertainment Villas at Kalahari Resorts
For little Lion King lovers who want to combine their love of Africa with water parks, Kalahari Waterpark Resorts can make dreams come true. Bring the whole tribe and bed down in an Entertainment Villa at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells or at their Sandusky, Ohio location. (A similar Big Five Suite debuts in March 2017 at the Kalahari Resort Poconos in Pennsylvania).
These hotel suites for kids are fit for a king and his pride. They sleep up to 22 guests comfortably. African themed decor will amaze your family throughout five bedrooms, four bathrooms, spacious living areas and a fully-equipped kitchen. These expansive hotel suites for kids include multiple televisions, a fireplace, pool table, and balcony. A stay at any Kalahari Resort includes entry to their impressive on-site waterparks, too. Hakuna Matata!
4. Family Suite at Art of Animation
Fans of the movie Cars will get revved up with a stay at Art of Animation in Orlando, Florida. Make your stay even more memorable by booking one of the resort’s Cars-themed family suites. These colorful suites sleep up to six adults and feature fun decor like orange cone bedside lamps and a Route 66 coffee table. Outside, families will love posing for photos with adorable autos that surround the Cars area and meet and greets with life-sized movie characters, like Mater and Lightning McQueen.
In addition, the property features other themed hotel suites for kids including Finding Nemo, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid so be sure to walk about. My family recently stayed at this property. We were wowed by all of the fun drawings, awesome pool parties and kid-centric activities (like make your own tie-dye shirts). Bonus: your stay includes free transportation to all Walt Disney World theme parks and hotels.
5. Snow White House at Relais San Bruno
Last but certainly not least, for little girls who dream about starring in their favorite princess movie like Snow White or Rapunzel in Twisted, the suites at Relais San Bruno in Tuscany, Italy will not disappoint. Guests booking a suite here can enjoy an exclusive Tuscany countryside stay with old world styled furnishings, modern comforts like air-conditioning, a swimming pool, and scrumptious daily breakfasts in the hotel's Greenhouse. With just 10 suites here, you're guaranteed first class service.
The Royal Suite features a bedroom, living area, and bathroom with hot tub. The balcony boasts incredible views of San Biagio Basilica and the Montepulciano Village. Think rolling green hills, grape vines and olive trees. For the ultimate princess getaway, though, select the Snow White House to enjoy your very own cottage in Tuscany.
Which of these hotel suites for kids would be the best fit for your family? Let us know in the comments below!
A Note from The Globetrotting Travel Mama: I will be hosted during my upcoming stay at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana. All opinions are mine, as always. This post includes some affiliate links.