3 Must-Have Incentives for a Family Suite Vacation

Posted on: 28 October 2016

When vacationing with the family, one of the major considerations is where to stay. While the lodging choices may be many, only a family suite combines the luxuries of an apartment with all the amenities of a hotel. When choosing your hotel family suite, there are several factors to look for that can make your stay pleasant, comfortable, and entertaining. Before you book your vacation hotel, consider these perks that are essential to a fulfilling stay:

1. A Kitchenette

If you plan on staying for several days, this is a feature to insist upon. Even if you plan on dining at the hotel dining room or nearby restaurants during your stay, there may be times when you want to prepare a quick meal or light snack.

A kitchenette will include a compact refrigerator for storing those perishable essentials such as milk and eggs. You may also find a microwave and sink. Some suites also include coffee makers.

2. In-Room Family Entertainment and Amenities

  • Entertainment: Entertaining the kids while indoors is a must. Your family suite should have at least one large screen television with high definition (premium) channels, although two TVs is even better. Two televisions will eliminate arguing over what to watch.

    In addition, look for complementary wireless internet, as well as voice mail service. In-room movies is another nice feature. MP3 players and DVD or Blu-Ray players are other must-haves for your family entertainment.

  • Amenities: Your family suite may include terry cloth bath robes (in both adult and child sizes) and slippers. Roll away beds and cribs are other amenities to inquire about. Also, ask for a suite with a writing desk (if you tend to do paperwork or write letters) or a fax and copy machine. Many suites include a vanity set with a lighted makeup mirror, as well as a wardrobe or armoire.

3. Sleeping Comfort

An absolute must for your family suite should be comfortable sleeping arrangements. Insist on a family suite that includes at least one large bedroom with two beds, preferably queen-sized. In addition, the adjoining living area should include additional sleeping accommodations in the way of a pull-out sofa bed.

If you or a family member tends to find it difficult to sleep soundly in hotel beds, you might book a suite that offers memory foam or latex foam mattress toppers. Orthopedic-designed pillows may also be available. Also, inquire about a suite that includes electric blankets (for cold weather) as well as individually controlled thermostats.


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Hi there! My name is Jillian and this is my family's blog. We have worked together to help families just like ours find affordable solutions to lodging needs while on vacations near and far. Being on a tight budget and having six kids has made going away during the summer difficult for us, so we try to take several mini-vacations each year. So, how do you find lodging for such a big family without spending a fortune? How can you make the most out of a vacation that is just an hour from home? Our blog will give you loads of ideas and information that can help your family.