Make no mistake, family travel is big business. Hotel chains, even city properties with no supervised programs for youngsters, compete for family bookings by going that extra mile to make your stay more fun. Pick the right place and your children are greeted with plush animals, milk and cookies, and other take-home treats like backpacks or local activity booklets. They'll also ease your lug-along load by providing complimentary potty chairs, baby bathtubs, car seats, and strollers. Here, to help separate the gimmicks from the greats, we pinpoint five family-focused chains with the services and amenities to help smooth your way to that perfect family escape.