It’s every SpongeBob watching kid’s dream to stay in a pineapple under the sea and now they can at the new Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. LEGO fans, you’re covered too, thanks to multiple suites, and soon, bungalows at the LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Take a look at five fabulous family hotel suites that get booked up months in advance. So reserve them right now.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Sure, you could book a swim-up suite or a super villa that’s perfect for six people, but when you book a stay at the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts in Punta Cana, you want to book “The Pineapple.” Yup, as in the pineapple under the sea inhabited by SpongeBob SquarePants. And you’d better book well in advance.
Inside the resort’s signature stay, you’ll find two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a pull-out sofa bed, an infinity pool and a private butler who can arrange everything from gourmet meals to pajama parties. For families traveling with babies, look for “Gotcha Covered” amenities, like strollers, cribs and baby bottle warmers.
LEGOLAND Florida Hotel
Winter Haven, Florida
It’s not enough to explore all that LEGOLAND Florida has to offer, like Heartlake City and MINILAND USA. Take the experience to the next level with a stay at the LEGOLAND Florida Hotel. Choose from four different room themes, including LEGO Friends, which has bunk beds and brightly-painted walls with each of the five LEGO Friends characters.
Or, come summer, families can stay at one of 83 beach-themed bungalows at the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat. Set to open April 2017, the new beach retreat will be adjacent to the theme park alongside Lake Dexter. Look for a sandy beach to play, a daily all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and a kids’ clubhouse.
Book a stay at the Fantasyland Hotel to make your kids’ dreams come true. Located in Edmonton, Canada, not at Walt Disney World, this hotel boasts one-of-a-kind family suites with fun kid-friendly themes. Try the Igloo Luxury Theme suite, which includes a round queen-size bed in an igloo and a set of bunk beds.
Another favorite is the Western Luxury Theme suite, which includes a queen bed in the back of a wagon and bunk beds that are situated in the “County Jail.” In all, there are more than two dozen different theme rooms at the hotel. As a bonus, there’s an indoor amusement park, ice rink and waterpark inside the same entertainment complex.
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
San Antonio, Texas
Inspired by Aquatica, SeaWorld’s waterpark, the Aquatica Suite at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade is an ocean-lovers paradise complete with an aquarium, a pair of “stingray” bean bag chairs and loads of sea-themed books. A brightly-colored entertainment wall features two TVs–one for movies, the other for video games.
Or, book a stay in the Discovery Kids Suite, a colorful suite with a basketball court and San Antonio Spurs basketball jerseys to wear while you shoot and dribble. For parents, an adjoining room with a cut-outs allows for check-ins on children at play. As a bonus, look for dive-in movies and snacks after dark.
Conway, New Hampshire
A stay at Adventure Suites in New Hampshire is just that, an adventure like none other. Every room at the hotel is a fun, over-the-top, completely tricked out suite. Even better, you can upgrade your hotel booking to include add-ons like breakfast in bed, a family s’mores pack or a pizza for your dog.
The Adventure Suites has 10 different family suites, including the Treehouse, which features a “front yard” with Mr. Tree Trunk and a carousel house for kids to ride. Another popular suite is the Jungle, which has a luxury hut with a thatch roof and a glow-in-the-dark Gorilla Villa for kids. For breakfast, head to the on-site 50’s Diner for make-your-own-waffles and breakfast sandwiches.