Places to stay with kids
When you think of Four Seasons, "kid-friendly" isn't the first thing that comes to mind. However, this upscale hotel bends over backward to please the little ones. Young guests are greeted with a red wagon with a variety of toys to choose from. Milk and cookies are on the room service menu, and child-size bathrobes are in each room. This Four Seasons hotel is also within walking distance to the Please Touch Museum and other family attractions in Philadelphia.
One Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Hours: Open; Rates: Starting at $295 per night.
Hersheypark theme park and Hershey's Chocolate World Visitors Center are big attractions for children young and old. When it comes to accommodations in Hershey, PA (Chocolate Town USA), Hershey Lodge is a big hit with its giant lobby, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and free family activities and recreation. Tennis courts and a miniature golf course are on-site, and kids are thrilled by appearances of Hershey's product characters. It's the ideal family getaway destination in Pennsylvania.
325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. Hours: Open; Rates: Starting at $200 per night; numerous packages and deals available on their website.
Nemacolin Woodlands isn't just one hotel - lodging options include Chateau LaFayette, The Lodge, a boutique hotel, townhouses and more. The resort property spans 2,400 acres in southeast Pennsylvania. Families enjoy the Adventure Center for kayaking, rock climbing, archery, paintball and more adventurous fun. Also don't miss the equestrian center, ski area, fly-fishing, five pools and much more. The Marina at Paige's Beach offers fun in the sun with pedalboats, kayaks, sailboats and other water adventures. This year-round upscale resort is a favorite among families with children of all ages. Nemacolin Kidz Klub offers full and half days of activities for children ages 4-12, and The Krew has trail rides, swimming, skating, golf, climbing walls and much more for children ages 11 and up. Nemacolin Woodlands is just 70 miles from Pittsburgh.
1001 LaFayette Drive, Farmington, PA 15437. Hours: Open; Rates: Vary by season and lodging choice.
You don't have to spend a bundle for a fantastic kid-friendly hotel. The Embassy Suites chain does a very good job accommodating families. Kids under 18 stay free. Their one bedroom suites can sleep up to 6, and two bedroom suites up to eight. Some locations have game rooms, child care services, stroller rentals and much more. Their "Kids-Eye View" online features a clickable map where you can find the best family outings, restaurants, and other attractions as voted on by kids!
Locations throughout PA. Hours: Open. Rates: Vary by location and season.