Say you want to get away this fall but just don’t have the time or energy to book a Zipcar or flights. Not to worry. We have so many fabulous hotels right in our hometown that really want you and your brood to check in. Whether you’re planning a staycation, researching a fantasy birthday experience or want some visiting kids to get the white glove treatment, these spots go out of their way to offer over-the-top amenities and other goodies for junior guests. Click through to see some over-the-top experiences!

For an Indoor Camping Experience

A staycation shouldn’t be only geared to the kiddies. At The Peninsula, moms and dads can feel pampered in a rooftop pool that’s just the right temperature and is surrounded by comfy loungers topped with puffy bright white towels and to-die-for views. Your kids won’t feel shortchanged, either, as every little one who checks in receives a gift bag with a stuffed Peninsula bear (bedecked in the same hat the doormen wear), a sticker book and activity packets.
A new package, Camp Peninsula, includes a Camp Peninsula tent pitched right inside your suite. (This is glamping at its finest.) At Clement, the in-hotel restaurant, the kids menu is top notch offering  a range of kid faves, including organic chicken noodle soup, Shirley temples (of course) and homemade and decadent hot chocolate with chocolate-dipped marshmallows.
700 Fifth Ave.

Rates start at $895


photo: The Peninsula

  • For an Indoor Camping Experience
  • For A Times Square Retreat
  • For Urban Stargazing
  • For Pool Time and Burgers
  • For a Palace Princess Experience
  • For Madeline in Manhattan
  • For Kid-Friendly Dining with a Side of Book
  • For Downtown Decadence
  • For Your Sophisticated Auntie’s Building
  • To Tap An Inner Eloise

Do you have a favorite kid’s hotel experience we missed? Tell us about it in the comments!

—Lambeth Hochwald