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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

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of As the author of her book, "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 gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.

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

  2. Atlantis in the Bahamas.

  3. rebecca shockley says

    Legends Resort in the middle of the Pacific ocean

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

  5. Deci MacKinnon says

    Cavallo Point
    San Francisco, California

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

  7. The Grand Del Mar In San Diego ,Ca

  8. Atlantis in the Bahamas

  9. Sarah Hirsch says

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

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

  11. Tricia Andrews says

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

  12. I would choose Verdanza Hotel, San Juan

  13. I would love to go to Paris France again with my family and stay at Montalembert 🙂

  14. Debra @ A Frugal Friend says

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

  15. The Blackwell, in Columbus OH.

  16. The Sandpearl Resort in Florida.

  17. Atlantis!

  18. Las Terrazas Resort in Belize looks lovely to me!

  19. Michelle Hudak says

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

  20. i would like to stay at the Brasada Ranch

  21. Inn by the Sea in Maine

  22. Colleen Pence says

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

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


  24. atlantis in the bahamas

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

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

  27. Shannon Barnes says

    Def the Bahamas!

  28. Atlantis in the Bahamas

  29. I’d like to go to Atlantis in the Bahamas

  30. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    The Villas of Grand Cypress
    vmkids3 at msn dot com


  32. Atlantis in the Bahamas!

  33. Nicole Vosburgh says

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

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

  35. I would like to try the Sandpearl Resort in Florida

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

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

  38. Michael Ranola says

    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.

  39. The Boston Harbor Hotel looks amazing!

  40. 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

  41. Jaclyn Reynolds says

    We want to check out the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville!

  42. Alfred Reyes says

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

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

  44. Vikki Billings says

    Atlantis in the Bahamas

  45. I’d like to visit Boston Harbor Hotel

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