Your Kids Will Ask to Go to Bed at These 7 Hotels
From in-room teepees to roaming bedtime butlers, it's easy to see why your kids are counting the minutes to bedtime at these hotels.
Kids like to stay up as late as they can, especially when they’re on vacation, giving moms and dads little time for their own relaxation. At these seven hotels, however, the kids will be begging to wind down and get ready for bed at the end of a fun-filled day.
Just four blocks from the White House in Washington, DC, you’ll want to book a stay in one of six signature Bunk Bed Rooms at Kimpton Rouge. Each Bunk Bed Room has a king-size bed for mom and dad, as well as a built-in nook with bunks for little ones. Even better, each room has a video game console and gaming or bean bag chairs. Call down to the front desk to have kid-approved snacks, like popcorn, gummies and animal crackers, sent up before bedtime.
At family-friendly Surfsand Resort in Oregon, wind down around a nightly bonfire on Cannon Beach. Mmm, s’mores. There’s also a twice-weekly fireside storytime. Just grab the lanterns from your room and make your way down to the beach. When the kids are ready to get cleaned up, unload a sack of bath toys into a bubbly tub and set out the kid-sized plush robes. Snuggle up with a selection of coastal-themed books hand selected based on the ages of the children.
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach
Earlier this year, the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach and Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida teamed up to create six aquatic-themed hotel rooms, featuring Winter the Dolphin, who inspired the beloved Dolphin Tale movies. These colorful rooms have a king bed and bunk beds with marine-themed linens and wall art, which are perfect for sea-loving families. A “Visit Winter” package is also available and includes an overnight stay, aquarium tickets, a Winter plush toy and a hardcover children’s book called Winter’s Tale.
The Benjamin, a delightful boutique hotel in Midtown Manhattan, takes sleep very seriously. Not only does the hotel have a Sleep Concierge on-staff to help guests select a pillow from the Rest & Renew Menu, but The Benjamin has a complimentary children's program to educate the littlest guests on the importance of sleep. Winks’ Kidzzz Club provides children up to age 10 with a kid-sized pillow and plush bathrobe, a collection of bedtime books and an official Winks' Kidzzz Club Sleep Certificate.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
At The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, Colorado, kids will love in-room camping in a teepee (with a high thread count linens and a comfy featherbed, of course) after a fun day spent exploring the mountains whether by skis or hiking boots. The ‘Bachelor’s Lil’ Campout’ package is designed for children ages 5 to 12 and includes a “survival kit” for each child complete with a lantern and head lamp, as well as a s’mores kit to enjoy outside around the resort fire pit.
Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel
At Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel in Portland, Oregon, the popular Bedtime Butler makes the rounds several nights a week, delivering a selection of treats, like cookies and hot cocoa for kids, as well as local bourbons, hot tea and comfy slippers for moms and dads. You can’t request a visit from the Bedtime Butler. Instead, he or she knocks on doors at random, so the kids will need to keep their ears perked for a rap on the door.
Vision Quest Ranch
While not technically a hotel, we’d be remiss if we did not include Vision Quest Ranch in Monterey, California, which has eight tent-style canvas bungalows for guests. Every evening, children and parents can do their part to get the elephants ready for bed. Help staff herd them into their barns and feed them tasty bedtime snacks as part of Butch’s Bedtime package. In the morning, wake to a continental breakfast delivered to your tent by ranch staff and one of their African elephants.