Top 10 hotels and resorts for young children

Our handpicked list of properties fit for both babies and toddlers - and you

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Many resorts claim to be family-friendly but that’s only if the family doesn’t include a baby or toddler. We handpicked ten terrific hotels and resorts that cater to the needs, and the whims, of every guest, no matter how young. Take a look at our list to find havens that offer the best in accommodation — the right equipment, activities, and entertainment for infants and toddlers — so you and their parents can enjoy a much-needed vacation.

Our picks:

Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont
TREASURES is Smugglers’ wonderful child-care center. Professional caregivers welcome babies and toddlers into a nurturing … more


Cherry Valley Lodge
Newark, Ohio
Located on 18 acres close to Columbus, the Cherry Valley Lodge bills itself as the only hotel in the country to have its own arboretum … more


Park Hyatt Aviara
Carlsbad, California
Just north of San Diego, this Spanish colonial-style resort offers easy access to LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, … more


Rocking Horse Ranch Resort
Highland, New York
Pony rides are the main attraction at this dude ranch. The Catskills resort once served as headquarters for famed gangster Jack … more


Woodloch Resort
Hawley, Pennsylvania
This resort on Lake Teedyuskung in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania has skiing nearby in winter, golf and hiking … more


Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound
Grand Mound, Washington
Located close to Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Great Wolf Lodge is one of 11 family resorts in the United States with indoor water … more


The Peaks Resort
Telluride, Colorado
This 174-room ski resort has children’s facilities open year-round, plus a huge spa and indoor-outdoor pool with slides, a playground … more







International hotels:

Grand Velas Resort
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
This resort has numerous water sports, a huge spa, and golf for adults, plus indoor playrooms, kids’ pools, and kids’ … moreFour Seasons, Provence
In beautiful surroundings, this hotel provides complimentary childproofing, toys, cribs, high chairs, bottles, and bottle warmers. For … more


Fowey Hall
Fowey Hall was the model for Toad Hall in The Wind in the Willows. This idyllic property on the Cornish coast offers the services … more


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