Best Hotel Amenities When Traveling with Kids {Guest Post}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on April 10, 2013

With so many hotels around the world, sure, there are lots of choices to decide on. From the simplest hotel to the most luxurious and – the weirdest accommodation, travelers will never find it hard looking for a place to stay.

For those who are on a tight budget, smaller hotels are suitable options. Meanwhile, 4 and 5 star hotels offer the best possible amenities to their guests. What are amenities? These are cool features offered to the hotel guests to make their stay more comfortable and enjoyable.

Traveling with kids is a different kind of getaway. As compared to traveling alone, wherein you just have to take care of yourself, having kids as companion requires extra attention. Being aware of their needs and wants can make the entire travel experience – FUN. Be sure to check out the most awesome amenities for the little ones.

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Shuttle Service

Many hotels offer shuttle ride from and to the airport. Look for accommodation that offers this type of service. Sometimes, it is more practical to ride in a shuttle than taking a cab or a train. Riding in a cab means spending extra money – and it is not usually cheap. Aside from money-saving, riding in a shuttle eliminates the hassle of transferring from one transportation to another. This could be tiring for the kids.

Some hotels include the shuttle service in the travel package. With a shuttle, you no longer have to be in queue to get to your hotel. This service definitely spells convenience.

In-room Entertainment

Kids get bored easily. As a way to fight boredom, they usually bring along game console wherever they go. But what if you found a hotel that offers the latest gaming system, will you say no? Of course not! This sounds awesome for the kids and of course, to you.

Having an entertainment system in your own hotel room is a perfect leisure activity for the little ones. A good example of entertainment system is the computer game console. Children love to play this device, specially if it is the latest version. So before booking, make an inquiry about the in-room entertainment offerings.

Free Wi-fi

Undeniably, kids of today are quite acquainted about computers. In fact, children ages 7 to 10 have their own social media accounts. That is why wi-fi connection is important when staying in a hotel. Aside from the fact that children also play online games, kids use the internet to keep updated with their family and friends back at home. They chat with them via different internet messaging accounts. Using the internet, you can easily upload the picture of your holiday getaway and share them with the entire family.

When you search for a hotel, check out if wi-fi is free. Some hotels charge certain amount of cash for wi-fi usage. Better weigh the options before making final decisions.

Kid Friendly Food

Yes, many hotels offer sumptuous and mouth-watering food. But, will your kids enjoy the food? We all know that children are quite picky when in terms of food variety. Some kids love chicken while others enjoy slurping pasta. Check if there are sweets like chocolate and cake. Hence, you may want to check out the food they offer. Research if they offer the favorite food of your kids. Otherwise, you can opt to eat outside the hotel.

Make your vacation with kids a lasting memory by having the best hotel amenities. This will not just become an ordinary getaway but a bonding moment too.

This guest post was written by Ashley O’connor. She is a social media blogger who specializes in travel and home improvement related topics. When she has spare time, she loves to travel to local and international destinations. Follow her on Twitter at @AshleyOconnor82, Google+ or add her on Facebook.

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Kristin April 18, 2013 at 11:04 am

Free Wi-Fi is clutch…even when I’m not traveling with kids. Ha!

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Christine - From Dates to Diapers April 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm

For sure!!

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Julio Hughes May 2, 2013 at 9:14 am

Good to know that some hotels offer these amenities, especially the wi-fi which is of course very popular nowadays. Children, unlike adults when travelling, never get to appreciate going around, they easily would get bored. Answer to that? Computer games. Thanks to the hotels who are offering free wi-fi.

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