Best Family-Friendly Hotel Chains: Embassy Suites Hotels

So you've arrived in town, but don't know the cool attractions for your youngsters, how to enjoy the city's outdoor spaces, or where to find the tastiest burger, best pizza, or creamiest ice cream? With Embassy Suites' Kids-Eye View program, kids just need to consult the passports they're given at check-in for a full rundown of local "must-do's," compiled with in-the-know advice from local kids. The booklets also feature pages for notes, doodles, and the dates you've visited each place. Kids-Eye View is available at properties in 26 markets, including Austin, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Miami, Charleston, and New York City.

Families will also appreciate Embassy Suites properties for the extra space—a bedroom plus a living area with a pull-out couch, a second television, as well as a mini-fridge and microwave. Also great for parents and children are the hotels' swimming pools and complimentary hot breakfast, taking away some of the headaches of on-the-road logistics and what to do when area attractions are closed.'s resident family expert Candyce Stapen has written the book on family travel, having authored some 1,400 travel articles and 27 books, 26 of them on family travel. She is the winner of the 2004 "Caribbean Travel Writer of the Year for North America" award and a three-time winner of the Society of American Travel Writers' Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism award. Her articles have appeared in publications including Nick Jr , FamilyFun , Parents , Better Homes & Gardens , Conde Nast Traveler , National Geographic Traveler , and the Family Travel Network , among others. Her book, the National Geographic Guide to Caribbean Family Vacations is available from

Published: 25 Sep 2006 | Last Updated: 7 Nov 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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