Parents know: Family trips are often far from relaxing. But picking the right hotel can go a long way toward tantrum-proofing your vacation. To help ensure your trip goes smoothly, use Oyster.com’s easy filtering function to search for hotels with any of the following kid-friendly features — or filter by any of our dozens of other amenities that are important to you, from air conditioning to free Wi-Fi to balconies. To help you get started on your search, we’ve linked to hotels with each of the following amenities in various destinations.
1. Kids clubs or babysitting: A stressed parent equals unhappy kids, so make sure to pick a hotel where you can schedule a little alone time for yourself. Find hotels in Jamaica with kids clubs.
2. Full kitchens: Save money and satisfy your picky eaters by booking a hotel with a full kitchen. Find hotels in Hawaii with full kitchens.
3. DVD players: You’ll be happy you can play their kids their favorite movies at the end of the day. Find hotels in San Francisco with DVD players.
4. Separate bedrooms: Rooms with a separate bedroom and living room have more space for you and your family to spread out — and more often than not, pullout couches. They tend to be on the pricier side, however. Find hotels in New York City with separate bedrooms.
5. Laundry: You’ll be happy to have laundry service or a washer/dryer available — just in case. Find hotels in Orlando with laundry service.
If you’re not quite sure what features you need, try filtering by “kid-friendly hotels” to find the hotels Oyster’s editors have picked as their kid-friendly favorites.