Book a hotel stay on the next vacation that really screams “you’ve arrived.” With the help of a few outrageous themes—spaceship, LEGO bungalows, or a caboose, for starters—your tiny travelers will be thrilled to head back to the room at the end of the day. Scroll down to see our collection of the best, most incredible hotel rooms for kids from around the globe.
Hotel EMC2 - Chicago, IL
At Hotel EMC2, robots are at your beck and call, ready to deliver an extra toothbrush, or whatever you might need. How do the robots get around from floor to floor? The elevator buttons are on the outside of the wall, instead of in the elevator’s interior, which aids the robots in their travel.
You'll find a gold trumpet-looking device to amplify the sound of your cell phone so you can play your music loud and proud. The art throughout the space is funky and cool—including shifting digital art in all of the hallways. Kids will notice the floor-to-ceiling bookrests, made out of every material you can imagine, housing thousands of titles. Hotel EMC2 is tech-forward and thrilling to experience—there's even a glass-box shower located in the middle of the room!
228 East Ontario St.
— Wendy Altschuler
LEGOLAND California Castle Hotel - Carlsbad, CA
The new LEGOLAND Hotel opened in May 2018, with over 250 medieval-themed rooms (think princess, knight, wizard and dragons. Each room sleeps up to five, and the kids' quarters even comes with LEGO bricks! There are also suites available, and each room has a celestial perk: the ceiling lights up like the night sky after dark!
One LEGOLAND Dr.
Carlsbad, Ca 92008
Graduate Hotel, Madison, WI
Last summer, Graduate Hotels teamed up with Camp Wandawega and Land of Nod to create their own Camp Wandawega inspired suite. Never heard of Camp Wandawega? What began as a speakeasy in the 1920s in now . . . well, basically an adult summer camp. The suite features a large main room with an entertainment area, sleeping area with king bed and a workstation, as well as an adjoining semi-private kids room with bunk beds and a library stocked with summer camp-themed movies. Original camp artifacts such as an antique troop-master hat, custom Sanborn canoe paddles and Faribault Woolen Mills blankets, as well as Camp Wandawega for Nod accents and décor, are found throughout the space.
601 Langdon St.
LEGOLAND Beach Retreat - Winter Haven, FL
The LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, which opened in early April of 2017, is located near the LEGOLAND Florida Resort in Winter Haven, Florida. It’s like a little Florida village that is designed to look like it is built out of giant LEGO bricks (or to make you feel like a minifig family. You decide).
Each bungalow room can sleep up to five people: there’s one king-sized bed for parents (and let’s be real, whoever else climbs in at 3 a.m.) and a smaller nook that has bunk beds for the kids. The bottom bunk also has a trundle so you can get three kiddos in there. You’ll have a small sitting area outside your room, but the highlight is that each cove of the Beach Retreat has bungalows all facing a central grassy area and play-structure. That means you can relax with your morning cup of coffee (or evening glass of wine) and the kids can keep the party going with their fellow Bungalow buddies.
Bonus: You’ll find lots of little amenities in the room built with kids in mind. Parents will appreciate the toilets with seats that convert to a smaller size; low-hanging hooks for towels and the little signs letting kids know the room has been cleared of sea monsters.
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Fantasyland Hotel - Edmonton, Canada
Fantasy comes to life at the Fantasyland Hotel. The Space Room features out-of-this-world lighting, a modular bed, and a command center that are sure to send your kids into orbit. Or, try out the hotel's other rooms with equally kid-friendly themes like Polynesian, truck stop, igloo, Roman, and water park.
17700 87 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4, Canada
Adventure Suites - North Conway, NH
At Adventure Suites, you can stay outdoors, indoors, or perhaps opt for the cave room, the safari suite, or the motorcycle club. Rooms are packed with fun, especially the Treehouse Suite, where kiddos can picnic while mom and dad relax in the two-person jacuzzi.
3440 White Mountain Hwy.
North Conway, Nh 03860
Jumbo Stay - Stockholm, Sweden
Parents, prepare flight crew for take-off because your little aviation aficionados are going straight into orbit when they see this amazing hotel made out of a jumbo jet, just a few miles from the Stockholm Airport. Offering hostel-type accommodations in some rooms with a shared shower and restroom, the Jumbo Stay also has three suite options that allow guests to sleep directly behind the cockpit, near the infamous black box located at the back of the plane, or with window views along the side of the plane. All suites include restrooms, showers, and byo-happy kids.
SE-190 47 Stockholm Arlanda, Sweden
Featherbed Railroad - Lake Clear, CA
Each of the nine vintage caboose bedrooms are specially themed, from a beach cottage on wheels to a wild west cabin, and include a private restroom, shower, and goose-down featherbed. In addition to the thrill of sleeping the rails, the location—in Northern California's wine country on the shores of Lake Clear—can't be beat for a family getaway. With an on-site private beach, pier, and boat launch, your conductors will remember more than their room.
2870 Lakeshore Blvd.
Upper Lake, Ca 95485
The Plaza - New York, NY
In the Eloise Suite, named for The Plaza's famous resident in Kay Thompson's Eloise books, your capricious kiddo will love the outrageous and fun decor by Betsey Johnson, full of an Eloise-approved palette of pink and black, and stocked with Eloise books, dolls, and Eloise's name in big neon lights. Outside of the suite, you can continue to the fun at an Eloise-themed tea, spa service, or children's activity. Just be sure to check the Eloise calendar so you don't miss any opportunity!
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
New York, Ny 10019
Treehotel - Harads, Sweden
For an out-of-this-world experience, head to the Treehotel in rural Sweden for an unforgettable stay in a suspended UFO in the woods. The UFO is built for five people, and can accommodate two adults in a double bed and three children, with separate beds, and a bathroom and living area.
Edeforsväg 2 A
960 24 Harads, Sweden
+46 (0)928-103 00
Adobe Grad Villas - Sedona, AZ
If you have any wild west types, a trip to the colorful desert landscape around Sedona, Arizona must include a stay in the Wagon Wheel Suite at Adobe Grand Villas. With a king bed fashioned out of a covered wagon, a bathtub that's complete with a pump-handle water spout, and en suite swinging doors, your cowpokes will think they've struck gold.
35 Hozoni Dr.
Sedona, Az 86336
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel - Orlando, FL
Little minions will get to play in Gru's laboratory and sleep like Margo, Edith and Agnes in their custom designed missile beds. The kid's rooms are separate from the parents for privacy, which means a whole lot of free space for little ones to romp around and play with their fluffy unicorns.
5601 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, Fl 32819
LEGOLAND Hotel - Carlsbad, CA
At this Hotel California, your LEGO lovers won't mind if you don't ever leave. Located inside LEGOLAND California Resort, this hotel with interactive LEGO features throughout—including guest rooms that are all LEGO themed—features accommodation with a separate kid's sleeping area (hello, bunk beds!), early access to LEGOLAND, nightly children's entertainment, and a buffet breakfast that's included in all reservations. The rooms are themed Kingdom, Pirate, Adventure or LEGO Friends, and that goal of blowing your master builder's minds? Consider it done.
5885 The Crossings Dr.
Carlsbad, Ca 92008
Dog Bark Park - Cottonwood, ID
Climb up the steps to this bed and breakfast and you'll soon be resting comfortably inside the world's biggest beagle. Named "Sweet Willy," there's room for four, a loft room, and an alcove hidden in the muzzle that offers you a dog's eye view of the surrounding countryside. The dog-inspired artwork found within this furry B&B is the handiwork of chainsaw artists (yes, chainsaw artists) Dennis and Frances.
2421 Business Loop 95
Cottonwood, Id 83522
V8 Hotel - Stuttgart, Germany
So Route 66 might be a little closer to home, but if you find yourself near Stuttgart, a stay at the V8 (think engine, not tomato cocktail) Hotel is in order. The classic car-themed rooms will really rev their engines, and the nearby Mercedes-Benz museum will keep their motors running when they're not lounging in their coupe de'beds.
+49 7031 3069880
Winvian Farm - Litchfield Hills, CT
Take your kids to the idyllic Winvian Farm where each cabin features stunning interiors that'll make you never want to leave. There's a treehouse, a greenhouse, maritime cottages and more. For your campers, be sure to check out the aptly named Camping cottage, where beds come with tent canopies, ceilings are domed and painted to look like the sky, and windows are framed by tree limb shaped sashes.
155 Alain White Road
Morris, Ct 06763
Mickey Mouse Penthouse at Disneyland Hotel - Anaheim, CA
Bursting at the seams with everything Mickey, Disney fanatics will find rare photos and sketches from the Disney library and all sorts of Mickey paraphernalia. Mouseketeers will certainly feel right at home at this swanky mouse pad. For families who want the ultimate Disney experience, this room is a guaranteed hit.
1150 West Magic Way
Anaheim, Ca 92802
Kokopelli's Cave - Farmington, NM
True explorers won't get enough of living in an actual bed and breakfast cave. Built on vertical cliffs, the cozy rooms have all the top amenities you expect: A master bedroom, a living area, a waterfall shower and more. Adventurous families won't stop snapping photos of the beautiful sunsets over the La Plata River either.
5800 Hogan Ave
Farmington, Nm 87402
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - Saariselka, Finland
If watching the Northern Lights pass over the glass roof of your own private igloo sounds like a dream come true, then book a stay at the Hotel Kakslauttanen. Their Igloo Village, complete with overhead insulated glass roofs, offer unparalleled views of the Northern Lights from late August to late April. During the day, you can look out over the wild and exotic snow-draped landscape.
+358 16 667101
The Georgian House Hotel - London, England
While Hogwarts might be a hard reservation to land, a stay at The Georgian House Hotel's Wizard Chambers might be an even better option. Perfect for your Harry Potter people, this family-run hotel also makes it easy on the parents, with baby monitors, baby baths, high chairs, LEGO sets, games, and a professional babysitting service onsite.
35 - 39 St George's Dr.
London SW1V 4DG
+44 (0)2 07 834 1438
Big Cypress Lodge - Memphis, TN
There are so many things about Big Cypress Lodge to marvel at. First, the hotel is located inside the largest US replica of a pyramid (as in Egypt), on the banks of the mighty Mississippi. Second, the main floor of the pyramid is the largest Bass Pro Shop—specializing in all things, well, outdoors—in the world. Why is that unique? Because they've recreated outdoor habitats so shoppers get the sense of things. Finally, the Governor's Suite is an adjoining room set-up that overlooks the Cypress Swamp on the ground level of the pyramid. The room itself is decorated like a hunters lodge, but the view of the fish, gators, and stuffed grizzlies below makes this one a solid bet for your outdoor adventure types.
1 Bass Pro Dr.
Memphis, Tn 38105
— Shelley Massey, Scott Wardell, & Christal Yuen