Let’s be real – when traveling, the hotel room you select for the children is just as important as its location, amenities, and activities. Hotels understand this, which is why so many have themed rooms designed to enchant children and keep parents happy too.
These hotels are scattered across the globe, but I’ve conveniently organized them here so you can plan your next getaway. Just be forewarned – these hotel rooms are so great your kids might never want to leave!
A stay at the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts in Punta Cana is already a dream come true for kids, but wait until they step foot inside The Pineapple Villa, which is themed after the hit Nick TV show SpongeBob SquarePants.
Everything about this suite is authentic, from its pineapple-shaped exterior to the wallpapering inside. The furniture is modeled to look like something out of SpongeBob’s world, and with Gary the snail in the vicinity, the kids will swear they’re living in Bikini Bottom.
As a Super Villa, the attitude here is that no detail is too small. This loft-like villa boasts access to private gardens, a pull-out sofa bed, three bathrooms, and two bedrooms.
The master suite is private for Mom and Dad and includes amenities you’ll appreciate, like large closets, a smart TV, and a plush king-sized bed.
Private butlers will be on staff, and you can request a private tour of the resort. Concierge and exclusive spa and restaurant access are other services you should enjoy while whiling away your days.
Spend lazy afternoons sunbathing or soaking in the infinity pool while you pinch yourself, unable to believe The Pineapple is your home away from home while vacationing in Punta Cana.
Great Wolf Lodge is one of the most beloved indoor water parks and resorts in the United States (it also has one Canadian resort in Niagara Falls).
One reason it’s so popular is the spiraling slides you can ride in December or June, and the other part of what makes Great Wolf Lodge a superb family vacation option is its awesome themed hotel rooms.
Take the KidCabin Suites, for instance. Available no matter which Great Wolf Lodge is nearest you, these suites have a log cabin and camping vibe. The walls are painted with charming vistas of cartoon critters gathered around a glowing campfire.
The walls are adorned with faux wood, while the bunk beds–the standout of this suite–are made of rustic wood. The bunks are designed for small campers who are 5.5 feet tall, so they’re perfect for your young ones, tweens, and even some teens.
The room layout varies across the resorts but typically includes a full-sized sleeper sofa and a queen-sized bed in the living area. You might have access to a private balcony for a slice of paradise all your own.
Other great features to expect include a hair dryer, coffeemaker, large television, full bathroom, mini fridge, and security safe. Most KidCabin suites can sleep up to six.
Get those passports ready, as the Shangri-La Hotel’s Castle-Themed Family Suite promises wonderment and enchantment. Your little princesses and princes will adore this suite, which boasts Stokke amenities for kids and board games if you ask.
Your stay includes a playtime session at Splash, an indoor and outdoor water playground with slides, jet cannons, lazy rivers, and swimming pools. The children can also enjoy a playtime session with the hotel Buds.
You’ll feel like royalty with in-room features such as a kids’ bathroom with its own amenities, a fridge and freezer, a bathtub and separate rain shower, and a themed interconnecting tunnel that takes you to the kids’ room.
The family concierge can help you plan activities your entire group will enjoy. The other family-centric features are space for nannies or helpers, Stokke baby cots (if you request them), an in-room pantry, 24-hour room service, and a children’s meal plan (with optional baby food).
You’ve probably seen the movie Big with Tom Hanks, right? Even if your children haven’t, they should appreciate every décor touch in The Loft Suite at Graduate New York.
This hotel suite for three to six has retro design touches Mom and Dad will love, including a wooden cut-out chicken with a speech bubble that reads, “I say…You must be this tall to ride this ride,” a skateboard, and a Tom Hanks poster from Big.
Your children will adore the oversized stuffed animals from FAO Schwarz, including a life-sized giraffe, tiger, and dinosaur. Teach the kiddos about Zoltar (yes, you have one in your room) and play on the giant floor piano, just like in the movie.
All guests can partake in the Be Big Experience, a vacation package with complimentary Laffy Taffy and Economy Candy, a personal shopping trip to FAO Schwarz, a skeeball set, a mini Zoltar fortune-telling kit, and a Polaroid camera for old-school photography.
The room includes two king-sized beds, toiletries from Malin + Goetz, a safe, a mini fridge, Wi-Fi, triple-sheet bedding, a work desk, a tube TV with a VHS player (that’s right), and bunk beds for two kids under 10.
Mommy-daughter vacation, anyone? Cinderella’s Gown Tower Cottage at New York’s The Roxbury promises an experience unlike any other.
The bed canopy of this darling hotel room is an 18-foot ball gown that looks like something Cinderella herself would wear.
The upstairs bedroom and bathroom are designed after the famous golden carriage, although this one is still mid-transformation, so it looks more like a pumpkin.
The vines of the pumpkin stretch out along the angular ceilings, which are textured and painted to resemble cave walls.
Other design features will make you feel like you’re vacationing in Europe, not New York, with quaint 17th-century touches like exposed beams from 1848.
However, the tiled, gorgeously-lit bathrooms are all modern luxury, as is the downstairs bedroom’s elegant, warming fireplace. The suite offers two queen-sized bedrooms with private bathroom access for each.
One bathroom has a walk-in shower, and the other has a shower and tub combo. The living area includes a sleeper sofa and access to the downstairs bathroom. The refreshment station is packed with a wet bar sink, microwave, and full-sized fridge.
Select from mountain, forest, or meadow views, and enjoy the nature of New York with outdoor dining tables and a screened-in porch downstairs. This lovely hotel room is made for up to six guests.
Dreams come true in a place like the Fantasyland Hotel, and you need to look no further than the Pirate Room for proof of that.
This room is themed after the beloved franchise Pirates of the Caribbean, with a larger-than-life, realistic wooden statue of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, complete with his hands on his hips.
The concave walls are like a 3D ship jutting out, and the painted ceilings also look like the wooden structure of a pirate’s ship. Draperies, antique mirrors, and recessed ceiling lights further lend this room the vibe that you’re on a real pirate’s ship slowly undulating on the unpredictable sea.
Your room has plenty of complimentary features families are sure to love, like self-parking and Crunch Fitness access. This room, which is far larger than other suites at the Fantasyland Hotel, has room for all you need, from an ironing board and iron combo to an in-room safe, coffeemaker, and mini fridge.
You can also use the two-person Jacuzzi (maybe after the kids go to bed), high-speed internet, and 55-inch HD television. The kids will enjoy the pirate-themed bunk beds while Mom and Dad retire to a king-sized bed.
Views of the World Waterpark are right outside your window, tantalizing with its bright colors and rushing waters. It’s an indoor water park that’s always warm, so why not plan a visit?
The Cartoon Network Hotel is a must-visit if your kids are addicted to watching all their favorite shows on the eponymous channel.
The characters come to life for meet and greets in the Toon Room, and the resort also includes movie screenings, swimming pools, a water park, and an arcade.
Many of the rooms are themed, but a favorite for families is the Powerpuff Girls Dream Suite. It’s a smoke-free, ADA-accessible room for up to six people, with an extra bed allowable.
Modeled after the City of Townsville, the room features the colors and faces of Bubbles, Buttercup, and Blossom everywhere you look, from the darling bed set to the artsy wallpaper plastered behind the headboard.
The room has two sets of twin bunk beds, a king-sized bed, a living area with a 75-inch television, a kitchenette with a fridge and microwave, two bathrooms with tubs and roll-in showers, and a dining area.
Your stay includes everything you need for family fun and togetherness while visiting the Cartoon Network Hotel, including access to the Ben 10 Omnicade, outdoor movie screenings, indoor and outdoor pools, Toon Room, and early-entrance, discounted tickets to the nearby Dutch Wonderland amusement park.
Get away to nature at Blue Hills Ranch in McGregor. Not only does this ranch have awesome animal encounters but also fantastic themed cabins your kids will be so excited to stay in.
The Kraken Cabin is one of the coolest for kids, as it features fun nautical décor and styling throughout. The ornate bright blue painted octopi and angled ceilings create the illusion of being stuck in the beast’s belly.
The theme continues to the bedspreads, which feature wicked blue octopus legs extending upward. This room for up to six people includes a full-sized walk-in shower complete with shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
The kitchenette is ready to accommodate a longer stay with a mini fridge and freezer, microwave, coffeemaker, and plates, cups, glasses, and utensils.
A king-sized memory foam mattress, reverse osmosis water system, and AC and heating are great creature comforts.
Staying at the Hotel Costa Verde is already a dream come true, as it’s situated in beautiful, tropical Costa Rica. A room like the 727 Fuselage Suite is the cherry on top.
This exclusive suite features a real Boeing 727 airframe from 1965 that’s been lovingly refurbished but still maintains its vintage appeal.
Once traveling proudly through the skies of Colombia, today, the airframe protruding from a faux green canopy creates the sensation of flying while still planted firmly on the ground.
After reading about how Boeing 727 airframes could be made into hurricane-resistant dwellings, Hotel Costa Verde decorated the 727 Fuselage Suite with teak hand-carved furniture straight from Indonesia.
This unique hotel features two bedrooms with three queen-sized beds interspersed between them and air conditioning for staying cool. The dual bedrooms boast private baths.
Continue venturing through, and you’ll discover the suite’s private entrance, the terrace overlooking the sea, a dining foyer, and a kitchenette.
Travel up the spiral staircase to a private garden view that surrounds you from all sides. It’s immersive and incredible!
On the grounds of the Universal Orlando resort and theme park, the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel has some of the finest suites in Florida.
The suite themed after Despicable Me is the ultimate in kid-friendly lodgings.
The suite features the Minions everywhere you look, from the wallpapers to the bedding and décor. Yellow and black caution tape borders the walls, while Minions stuck to the painted walls are in comical poses. Even the décor matches the titular characters in shades of yellow and red.
It’s a more exclusive lodging option, with room for only four guests at 650 square feet. However, it makes use of that space wisely with two bedrooms and three beds, including two twin-sized beds and one king-sized bed.
You can even add a rollaway bed if you have a little one.
Sumptuous, mouthwatering, and sure to fill your belly, The Chocolate Box Hotel in the UK is the sweet escape your family has been craving.
As the name suggests, this hotel is all about that tastiest candy, chocolate. The Willy Wonka Room kicks things up a notch. You’ll feel like you’ve won the Golden Ticket as you gaze upon the generously-sized suite with its fruit-striped wallpaper, Wonka-themed wall hangings, and candy, candy, and more candy.
It’s everywhere, from the free-flowing chocolate fountain with fresh fruit and marshmallows for dipping to stylish arrays of lollipops arranged like bouquets.
Elements ripped straight out of the movie make a stay at the Willy Wonka Room a most splendid experience for families. For instance, the aforementioned fruit-striped wallpaper is edible, so go on and lick it. It’s replaced with every stay.
You can even soak in a chocolate tub, a dream come true for any child (and adult!), although this unique service costs extra.
Adventure Suites in North Conway is a boutique hotel and the top in the valley. It has themed rooms for families and couples, and its versatility is why it’s so beloved.
The Treehouse Suite is the most kid-centric option. This hotel room for six features Mr. Tree Trunk, a wide-mouthed faux tree branch with a face, and one jutting branch.
The girth of the tree and the faux crow sitting atop its trunk make this a centerpiece the kids will stare at admiringly, mouths agape.
There are far more design touches than Mr. Tree Trunk, of course. Another branch protrudes from the wall like a set of deer antlers, smooth wood paneling lends the room warmth (as does the smart lighting), and hanging shovels and signs further cement the rustic vibe.
There’s also a carousel horse mounted to the floor and ceiling still on its pole, and a cartoon-themed kitchenette featuring the likes of Mickey Mouse and Tweety Bird.
The Nut Hut is the kids’ sleeping area, while parents can retire to the king-sized bed in the suite’s Treehouse. Mom and Dad can also use their own private porch with a hot tub for two.
It’s time to be a Barbie girl in a Barbie world at The Hilton Bogota Conferias in New Mexico. The Barbie Suite debuted in 2023 to support the eponymous Barbie movie, and it’s everything little girls would dream of.
The 13th-floor suite has a look more like ‘90s Barbie than anything you’ll see from the dolls today. The comfy suite for four, which is a little over 550 square feet, has one bedroom replete with pink everywhere.
I’m talking about the ceilings, the walls, the neon lights, the wallpaper, the bedding: you name it, it’s probably pink.
The walls feature art-deco Barbie prints painted on and encouraging taglines for girls, such as “Together we shine.”
Slip into a robe and towels with Barbie’s name monogrammed and dress in pink glasses and a tutu, thanks to the amenities kit and vanity.
The Historic Davenport Hotel might not seem like the kind of place for a kid-themed room at first glance. Indeed, most of its rooms are suited for adults, with lush décor, ornate accommodations, and impeccable style.
That makes the Circus Room a surprisingly different experience. One of the most famous the hotel offers, Room #708 is the hotel’s only original guestroom.
It was built for fun in the mid-1930s. That’s why the hand-painted procession of circus pals looks so antique. It’s not merely a stylistic choice but artwork that has survived centuries.
The room features two king-sized beds and a bathroom with a toilet and a shower. The hanging lights look like circus balloons and come in all colors.
This room is a must-stay because it’s fun for children and historical. That’s a can’t-beat combo!
At a place like LEGOLAND, even going to bed is exciting when you can snuggle up in a themed hotel room!
The hotel is adjacent to Florida’s LEGOLAND resort for easy park entry, with more than 150 suites and rooms with varying themes.
The Adventure Rooms are oodles of fun and will bring out your child’s inner explorer. These rooms have space for up to five guests and include a separate sleeping area for the kiddos.
The walls are adorned with Lego characters exploring the ancient ruins of Egypt with perilous green snakes slithering along the sand.
The bunk beds even feature Lego pharaohs so your children can feel stately before they go to sleep.
Your stay grants you access to in-room treasure hunts (which are so much more fun in a themed room), character meet and greets, entertainment every evening, access to the pool, and a free breakfast buffet.
Not to be outdone by the Minions-themed room in the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Loews Royal Pacific Resort, also in Florida, has its own themed hotel room for kids, this time after the classic Jurassic Park franchise.
Inspired by the newer Jurassic World film, this 670-square-foot suite features a floor-to-ceiling wall that recreates the native environment of dinosaurs, complete with brontosauruses stomping along and pterodactyls flying agilely through the sky.
The blue pod beds look like gyrospheres and feature dinosaur bedding. This part of the room is only for the children, while a separate king-sized bedroom for Mom and Dad isn’t so heavily themed.
The hotel room is for up to five guests with an additional rollaway. A flat-screen television and free Wi-Fi are included with your stay.
Gamers, unite! The Curtis Denver – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is the home of the Fun and Games Hyperthemed Room, one that your young games will adore.
One wall features a classic vista of Level 1-1 in the original Super Mario Bros. If you need a refresher, there’s a working arcade cabinet in the corner. A shelf of games and snacks includes everything from Mountain Dew to Funyuns.
A mini-fridge will keep those sugary drinks cool, while the 42-inch LCD television is great for plugging in your favorite console and playing a few games (not included).
This room for two might be for small groups, but it’s so charming you’ll want to book ASAP.