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Holidays with Kids 2017 TOP10

1Disneyland Hotel

Anaheim, California, 4 stars

Feel the magic of Disney come to life at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California with newly remodelled, fairytale, sophisticated rooms. For those wanting a fanciful celebration, try staying in one of the Signature Suites. With special themes and decor, the Pirates of the Caribbean, Mickey Mouse, Fairy Tale, Big Thunder and Adventureland-inspired suites are one of a kind. Step out of your room and into the resort’s two retro-themed swimming pools, monorail water slides, whirlpool spas, fun water play area and, of course, Disneyland Park. Resort guests have the benefit of Extra Magic Hour, offering unlimited access to selected attractions and entertainment for an hour before opening.


2 Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Orlando, Florida, 4 stars

3 Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

Anaheim, California, 3 stars

Located minutes from Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Beach Club Resort is a casual yet elegant resort with New England-style decor. Savour the flavours of the cuisine, and after you’ve worked through the theme parks, explore the pools, lagoons and spas of Stormalong Bay. Splurge on Disney Signature Services, where the resort team turns your family’s holiday dreams into a reality with tailored experiences. One of its VIP events taht should not be missed is a Unique Access Tour. Bask in the magic of behind-the-scenes Disney as you experience happiness like it’s never been felt before.

The home of super family fun, Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground is only minutes away from Disneyland Park and Disneyland California Adventure Park. Yet, with its own pirate-themed water park, Castaway Cove, it’s tempting to spend all your time playing on its nine-metre pirate ship, complete with slides, water cannons, fountains and toddler wading pool. Enjoy the atmosphere around the gardens of the two-hectare property and feel the excitement in the air at the Main Street Market, which offers quick and convenient food options, supplies for the pool and Disney souvenirs.


4 SeaWorld San Diego Partner hotel: The Dana on Mission Bay, BW Premier Collection

SeaWorld San Diego, California, 3 stars

5 Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort

Anaheim, California, 5 stars

The closest hotel to SeaWorld San Diego (800 metres) and a short drive to San Diego Zoo, this waterfront resort offers comfortable accommodation in a relaxed environment. Adjacent to the hotel are the bike tracks, beaches and playgrounds of Mission Bay Park, and paddle boats, kayaks and bicycles are available to rent. Dine inside or out and swim in one of two heated pools. There’s also a great sand play area.

You couldn’t stay any closer Walt Disney World Resort if you tried. This resort is inside the theme park gates! With 443 luxurious rooms and suites and its own water park, families are in for some serious fun. There’s a complimentary kids camp, hideout for teens, basketball and tennis courts, and a fitness centre. Goofy and his pals visit the buffet breakfast dining area one morning a week, and there are six restaurants. Parents can access the adults-only pool, have a treatment at the spa, or play a round of golf.


6 LEGOLAND California Resort

Carlsbad, California, 5 stars

7 Kings Inn Anaheim

Anaheim, California, 2 stars

The kids will love the Lego-themed rooms at this fun hotel, whether ‘pirate’, ‘Lego friends’, ‘Kingdom’, or ‘Ninjago’. The hotel is located right at the entrance of LEGOLAND California, where more than 60 rides, shows and attractions await. Hotel guests get early access to select rides and attractions. The hotel has a castle play area and giant pit of LEGO bricks in the main lobby, and giant soft bricks to play with in the pool. Buffet dining is available for breakfast and dinner.

This affordable 173-room hotel is located just two blocks from Disneyland. Even closer are the shops and restaurants of Anaheim GardenWalk. Before venturing out, enjoy a free Continental breakfast (there’s free wifi and free parking, too), a dip in the pool or a soak in the Jacuzzi. This comfortable and family-friendly hotel is a great base from which to explore all the attraction of Los Angeles and Orange County. There’s even a guest laundry.


8 Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center

Anaheim, California, 3 stars

9 Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

Park City, Utah, 5 stars

If you’re heading to Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park, it pays to stay nearby. Family suites have ultra-comfortable Signature Hyatt Grand Beds and bunk beds, there’s free wifi and a heated outdoor pool with Jacuzzi, and the free breakfast buffet is just the thing for families on their way out the door to explore. Disneyland Resort Park Hopper Tickets are available to purchase at the hotel, and the theme parks are just a short stroll away.

Deer Valley ski resort, nestled in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah’s Park City, is consistently ranked as one of the best in North America. Stein Eriksen Lodge is a European-style ski lodge that was named after Norwegian Olympic Gold Medal skier, Stein Eriksen. There are 180 rooms and suites, each elegantly appointed and when you’ve finished hitting the slopes (guests enjoy ski-in/ski-out access), book into Utah’s only Forbes Five-Star spa for an indulgent massage followed by fine dining by the fire at award-winning Glitretind Restaurant.


10 Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn

Anaheim, California, 3 stars


When the Happiest Place on Earth is across the street, what’s not to love? Children under 18 stay free at this conveniently located hotel, the rooms are comfortable and affordable, and there’s free wi-fi throughout. Suites with three double beds are fabulous for families and there’s an outdoor pool for the kids to splash about in if there’s energy left to burn after an action-packed day at Disneyland. Admission tickets can be purchased directly from this hotel and a simple buffet breakfast will provide the fuel families need for an action-packed day ahead.



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Orlando, Florida

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Los Angeles, California


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