Staying at the best family hotels in NYC ensures you have the most important part of your trip handled. Because let’s face it: a trip to the city with the kiddos requires a solid game plan. Plus you’ll have enough to worry about between exploring the parks and naviagting all the free museum days. From downtown to the Upper East Side, these kid-friendly accommodations do most of the work for you (think of it like having your own personal Mary Poppins).
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Best family hotels in NYC
For a home away from home take a trip to TRYP. Their condo-style family suites sleep up to eight, with king and queen beds, sleeper sofas and bunk beds. Some rooms even have two bathrooms and they all have separate living areas where the little ones can chill out with HD televisions, a Nintendo Wii and coloring books.
Give your tykes the royal treatment at Omni Berkshire Place. On arrival children get a complimentary rucksack filled with a sticker-book, card games, crayons and binoculars. In the restaurant kids get a menu they can color in, with crayons and an Omni Kids Crew cup. Plus milk and cookies on the first night.
Pint-sized guests at this Hell’s Kitchen hotel are treated to animal print bathrobes, hula hoops and a pet goldfish to keep them company (your own pets are welcome, too). Feel free to pack light, the hotel stocks infant and toddler gear, including everything from child safety kits and cribs, to strollers and scooters.
After receiving an interactive kit from Seedling, little ones can choose from a collection of movies, books and board games, while the older set can camp out with a Nintendo Wii. Adventurous tykes will love to cruise the city on one of the kid-sized bikes. And bedtime will no longer be a struggle, because this one comes with milk and cookies.
The Loews Loves Kids program has families completely covered. On arrival children under ten get an activity book, while teens get music download cards. They'll also have access to the lending library, which is a treasure trove of Gameboys, DVD players, board games and more to borrow during your stay. The in-room 'Kids' Closet' is a godsend for parents, too, with items available to borrow, including toys, car seats, strollers, nightlights and self-contained DVD players with age-appropriate movies.
If you thought the trendy Meatpacking District wouldn’t be exactly kid-friendly, we don’t blame you—but the Gansevoort puts that theory to rest. The hotel provides small ones with PSP and Nintendo Wii consoles, as well as complimentary cribs, protective bumpers, Pack ’n Play, and disposable diapers. They even have kid-friendly designer bathtime products and diaper cream. This is still the Meatpacking district, after all.
Horse play has never been easier thanks to the Ritz Kids program. The hotel’s concierge will arrange a “white gloved feeding” of the Central Park carriage horses (just across the street), followed by a private ride with blankets and hot chocolate. If your kid prefers the fake pony variety, nab complimentary tickets to hitch a ride on the Central Park carousel. And perhaps something even mom and dad will want to get in on: a NYC-themed scavenger hunt.
Every member of the family—including the furry ones—are welcome with open arms at The Roxy. This Tribeca spot eliminates any possibility of separation anxiety from Fido by offering a slew of pet-friendly amenities and access to a private park for both pooches and tykes to burn off energy. Don’t have a pet? Tots receive their very own goldfish to care for during their stay.
Pick from two family-friendly packages at this swanky Midtown hotel. For the holidays, there’s the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular package, which includes discounted suites, up to 25 percent off tickets to the Christmas Spectacular with Radio City Rockettes, and a souvenir Rockettes tote. There’s also the Palace Princess package – aka your tiny royalty-in-waiting's ultimate fantasy. A glamorous princess costume will be waiting in the room upon arrival, as will a plate of princess cookies, mini bathrobe and slippers, and a discounted Mommy & Me mani-pedi at the spa.
Famous for its incredible rooftop pool, with sweeping views of Central Park, this Midtown hotel is ideal for everyone in the family. The Junior suites will easily fit your troop and youngsters will no doubt have a ball trying to uncover the secret entrance to the hotel's very popular and delicious Burger Joint.