Top Hotels for Kids 2011When it comes to family vacations, it's often difficult to find places that please both parents and kids alike. You're looking for the perfect balance of location, fun activities, cheerful service - maybe even a spa treatment or two! - all at a price that doesn't make you weep. Our collection of hotels, resorts, and boutique inns will help you find the perfect spot for your next family-friendly holiday. So explore a mix of these hi-low options from coast to coast and know that rest, relaxation, and adventure really are possible for every member of your crew. And if we missed one of your favorite travel spots, nominate it here! - Christina Ohly Evans
Most Orlando hotels cater to kiddies, but few cater to families with infants too. With cribs available upon request, stocked in-room refrigerators and 24-hour in-room dining options (for weary parents), in-room child care services and miles of gardens to stroll a near-snoozing baby through at night, Gaylord is more infant-friendly than its area competitors. Kids aged five and up are invited to scramble through Gaylord’s 4.5 acres of indoor gardens, complete with a reconstruction of the Everglades, and watch as hotel reps feed live baby gators in the evenings. A full-scale water park, jugglers, sand boxes, an indoor replica of the St. Augustine ruins, live music, face-painters, volleyball courts and croquet games provide more entertainment options than you can handle. Rooms start at $219.