2013 Top Family Hotels & Resorts Around The World ~ The People’s Vote

family-hotel-la-grottaDo you visit TripAdvisor before making your family vacation plans? It is the world’s most popular travel review site and offers a comprehensive list of hotels, resorts and motels around the world. The beauty of these reviews is that each and every one of them are made by the everyday traveler whether it by a business traveler, family travelers or a couple on their honeymoon. These opinions are those from travellers just like you and I, so you can trust their accuracy (for the most part).

Last week TripAdvisor announced the winners of their 2013 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Hotels for Families. 231 family-friendly properties were determined based on the hotels that had been the highest rated by those traveling as a family. These top accommodations were rounded up in 26 different regions and countries across the globe.

Here are the top 25 family-friendly hotels worldwide. As I mentioned before there are 231 in TOTAL, so be sure to check out the official list for more!

  • Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel 1 of 25
    Cavallino Bianco Family Spa Grand Hotel
    Located in Ortisei, Italy, this hotel is open year-round and even offers the whole snow/ski experience for those traveling in the winter months. Read all of the reviews on TripAdvisor
  • Club Med Ixtapa Pacific 2 of 25
    Club Med Ixtapa Pacific
    Heading to Mexico? This resort in Ixtapa, Mexico is one of the top-ranked accommodations in the area. Also, being a Club Med property, you can't really go wrong with the kiddos! TripAdvisor
  • Family Hotel La Grotta 3 of 25
    Family Hotel La Grotta
    It's not very often that you find a bargain hotel that is also ranked #1 for families. Located in beautiful Italy, the Family Hotel La Grotta is a boutique style establishment which beautifully decorated rooms and quaint details you won't find anywhere else. TripAdvisor
  • Hotel Baltic 4 of 25
    Hotel Baltic
    Another hotel from Italy! This one is located in Abruzzo in the Province of Teramo. TripAdvisor
  • Floridays Resort Orlando 5 of 25
    Floridays Resort Orlando
    Condo units and suites are always your best bet when traveling with a large family. Floridays specializes in larger accommodations with their all-suite condominium style units in Orlando, Florida. TripAdvisor
  • Woodloch Pines Resort 6 of 25
    Woodloch Pines Resort
    I don't think many people are aware of this but Pennsylvania is a beautiful state with so much to offer for families. The Woodloch Resort located in the Pocono Mountains is part of the Green Hotel Association and offers everything from breathtaking views to a multitude of activities, contests, games and competition for vacationing kids and their families. TripAdvisor
  • Worldquest Orlando Resort 7 of 25
    Worldquest Orlando Resort
    Spacious accommodations located close to Walt Disney World (they even offer a free shuttle!) and plenty of fun for families. TripAdvisor
  • West Inn & Suites Carlsbad 8 of 25
    West Inn & Suites Carlsbad
    The famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park and Gaslamp Quarter are all withi a thirty minute drive. TripAdvisor
  • Red Jacket Mountain View Resort 9 of 25
    Red Jacket Mountain View Resort
    New Hampshire's Red Jacket Mountain View Resort overlooks the Moat Mountain Range and Saco River Valley from 25 lush acres of land. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, spacious family accommodations and Kahuna Laguna, their 40,000 square-foot indoor water park! TripAdvisor
  • Beaches Negril Resort & Spa 10 of 25
    Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
    Last year, Beaches Negril was named World's Best Hotel For Families 2012 by Travel+Leisure Magazine. The all-inclusive resort is located directly on Negril's Seven Mile Beach and serves you with breathtaking beauty, comfortable accommodations, 7 specialty restaurants and Pirates Island Waterpark (among so much more). TripAdvisor
  • Holiday Village Rhodes 11 of 25
    Holiday Village Rhodes
    Ah Greece! Beautiful and breathtaking Greece. Holiday Village Rhodes offers plenty of amenities for families and the best part - swim-up pools off of your room! TripAdvisor
  • Oleandri Resort Paestum – Hotel Residence Villagio Club 12 of 25
    Oleandri Resort Paestum - Hotel Residence Villagio Club
    Imagine vacationing just 280 yards fromthe sea and a mile from the archeoological site of Paestum. THe Oleandri Resort offers just that in the Capaccio, Italy. TripAdvisor
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort 13 of 25
    Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
    Adjecent to Disney's Contemporary Resort, the Bay Lake Tower gets rave reviews for those visiting Walt Disney World. It is super close to Magic Kingdom as well, so you don't have to travel far when heading to the parks. TripAdvisor
  • Beaches Turks & Caicos 14 of 25
    Beaches Turks & Caicos
    One of our favourite resorts of all-time! Beaches Turks & Caicos is located on one of the world's most beautiful beaches (it was ranked #1 year after year) the gorgeous Grace Bay. Beaches excels in everything from food and service, to their outstanding kids club and activities. A must-visit! TripAdvisor
  • Hotel Piz Galin 15 of 25
    Hotel Piz Galin
    Located in the town of Andalo, this hotel is just a short 5 minute walk from the Paganella ski areas. They excel in the care of children as both their playground and children's club gets rave reviews from past visitors. TripAdvisor
  • Royal Son Bou Family Club 16 of 25
    Royal Son Bou Family Club
    European vacations are where it's at! The Royal Son Bou Family Club located in Minorca, Spain is rated #1 in the area and caters to families like no other. TripAdvisor
  • Alpino Family Hotel 17 of 25
    Alpino Family Hotel
    Skiing, kids clubs, comfortable accommodations and a family-friendly atmosphere can be found at the Alpino Family Hotel in Andalo, Italy. TripAdvisor
  • Treasure Island Resort & Holiday Park 18 of 25
    Treasure Island Resort & Holiday Park
    Australia is on our family's bucket list and when we finally hit the Gold Coast of Australia, Treasure Island Resort & Holiday Park will most definitely be one of the resorts we consider! Located in Queensland (Biggera Waters specifically), this resort has something for everyone. TripAdvisor
  • Hotel Executive 19 of 25
    Hotel Executive
    2 children always stay free at the Club Family Hotel Cesenatico. This beautiful all-inclusive resort is located in the Province of Forli-Cesena, Italy. TripAdvisor
  • Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmeralda 20 of 25
    Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmeralda
    Riviera Maya, Mexico offers a little slice of paradise for vacationing families. This resort is located in Playa Del Carmen, just 45 minutes from the Cancun International Airport. TripAdvisor
  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort 21 of 25
    Disney's Beach Club Resort
    I've had the pleasure to check out Disney's Beach Club and can vouch for it's beautiful grounds and location. Disney's Beach Club Resort is the sister propety to Disney's Yacht Club which is located just next door. It's beautifully decorated, the customer service is excellent and the restaurants are to die for. TripAdvisor
  • Village At Indian Point 22 of 25
    Village At Indian Point
    This AAA 3-Diamond rated property is located in Branson, Missouri close to the shopping district, the Silver Dollar City theme park and yet far away enough to provide you with a true Ozark Mountain experience. TripAdvisor
  • Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa 23 of 25
    Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa
    Offering one, two, three and four bedroom condo suites with FULL kitchens and plenty of amenitites including a pool with a Pirate Shipwreck complete with real shooting water cannons, it's no surprise Lake Buena Vista Resort made this list. TripAdvisor
  • Marriott’s Harbour Lake 24 of 25
    Marriott's Harbour Lake
    Orlando, Florida is the family vacation capital of the world. At least it sure seems that way! This hotel is a great choice for those looking for accommodations central to Universal, Sea World and Walt Disney World Resort. TripAdvisor
  • Auchrannie Spa Resort 25 of 25
    Auchrannie Spa Resort
    As soon as I saw Disney's latest movie Brave, I was pining away for Scotland. Located in Broderick, Isle of Arran, this establishment has an incredible amount of 5 star reviews from raving families. TripAdvisor
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