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 NYC with the kiddos requires a solid game plan, and you’ll have enough to worry about between exploring the NYC parks and hitting all the free museum days. From downtown Manhattan to the Upper East Side, these kid-friendly accommodations actually 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
The TRYP hotel is the go-to spot for families in need of personal space. Oversized rooms can accommodate six to eight guests and are equipped with bunk beds, sleeper sofas, a refrigerator and two bathrooms. Kids can entertain themselves for hours in the shared living room stocked with two HDTVs, coloring books, and a Nintendo Wii.
Thanks to the complimentary Omni Kids Crew program, the fun and games start immediately upon checking in, when kids receive a backpack filled with stickers, crayons, E-books, binoculars, and a small tabletop game. Milk and cookies are also delivered to your room the first night. And then there’s the American Girl Dream Package that includes an American Girl doll-sized bed to take home, plus a visit to American Girl Place (located just two blocks away). Good luck toning down your kids’ ecstatic shrieks!
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 kid’s toy from Seedling, little guys 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.
From “I Love NY” goodie bags to PlayStations, the Loews Loves Kids program has families completely covered. Tots have their own menus for both The Regency Bar & Grill and in-room dining, and have their pick from a slew of DVDs and books. The hotel also ensures you’re totally baby proofed: cribs, Johnson & Johnson bath products, strollers, Pack ’n Play high chairs, baby bathtub, car seats and bed guards are all provided.
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 tykes with PSP and Nintendo Wii consoles as well as complimentary cribs, protective bumpers, Pack ’n Play, and disposable diapers. They even have a kid-friendly designer bathtime products and diaper cream Because this is still Meatpacking, 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. The 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 swank 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 bag. There’s also the Palace Princess package aka a little girl’s ultimate fantasy. A royal princess costume will be waiting in the room upon arrival, as will a plate of princess cookies, mini-me sized 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 and the very popular and delicious Burger Joint, this Midtown hotel is ideal for families. The Family & Fun package gets you an upgrade to a Junior suite to easily fit your troop as well as $75 worth of credit at Burger Joint. Young gals (10 and under) also receive a manicure and pedicure pampering session at the hotel’s spa.