Traveling with the family can come with its challenges. But finding a hotel in New York City to accommodate everyone shouldn’t be one. New York City has lots of family-friendly hotels, ranging from ultra-luxury to downright charming. No matter your taste or budget, we have you covered. Here are our picks for the best family-friendly hotels in NYC.
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Top Kid-Friendly Hotels in New York City
If you’re traveling to New York City for a family getaway, you’re in luck. The city has plenty of hotel accommodations that will make any family trip comfortable and memorable. There are even hotels that offer certain amenities that cater to kids. And of course, those hotels also offer the right amount of space when traveling with more than two people.
Our favorite kid-friendly hotels are found throughout the city from Midtown to Brooklyn. Some are located quite close to your favorite attractions too. Start planning your trip today and trust that you’ll find one of the best family-friendly hotels in New York City to stay in.
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Mr. C Seaport
$$$ | 4 Star | Family-Friendly Amenities | Babysitting Service
You’ll find Mr. C Seaport located on the quaint cobbled streets in Downtown’s South Street Seaport neighborhood. It’s near the popular Pier 17 known for its rooftop summer concerts and close enough to the Brooklyn Bridge for some killer views.
Speaking of, you’ll be able to see the famous bridge and the East River from many of the rooms and suites. The hotel also offers corner suites if you’re looking for a quieter space during your stay.
As for the little ones, Mr. C Seaport has exclusive “Little C” amenities targeting the kids. Staff provides a plush teddy bear and cookies upon arrival, along with an in-room kids dining menu, and coloring books. There are even discounts for children to some of the area’s local attractions. And there’s a babysitting service for when the adults need their own night out.
TRYP by Wyndham New York City Times Square / Midtown
$$ | 4 Star | Spacious Rooms | Great Location
The location is key here at the TRYP in Times Square. It’s right in the middle of Midtown and Times Square making it super close to Madison Square Garden for attending concerts and sporting events—plus Penn Station for easy commuting.
Inside the hotel, you’ll find its restaurant, Gastro Bar at 35th, which is cool and casual with lots of space to spread out and eat. There’s also the super colorful loft-style social hub where you can hang with other travelers and their kids.
There have been mixed reviews about the quality of this hotel, but in general, most family rooms are pretty spacious at a decent price for Midtown, which is ideal for families.
Some have a kitchen, living area with refrigerator, and bunk beds along with private bedrooms that have their own workstations—just in case can’t skip that project deadline. Other rooms have their own exercise rooms equipped with workout equipment and gear along along with a home theater.
Room Mate Grace
$ | 3 Star | Bunk Beds | Funky Rooms
If you’re planning to take the kids to a Broadway show, you’ll likely want to stay at Room Mate Grace. It’s right next to Times Square and Rockefeller Center, so it’s the perfect location when you’re looking to experience the area to the fullest.
A daily continental buffet breakfast that is served until noon is great for those late sleepers—or those teenagers who have a hard time getting out of bed. There’s an indoor pool where the kiddos can hang out until 5 pm. After that, it’s adults-only with a swim-up bar to sip on mojitos.
The hotel has spacious rooms and ones that accommodate the odd-numbered group, ahem, a family of three. Rooms can come with bunk beds and are all decked out in funky decor so the kids will never be bored. The ultimate takeaway: There’s a lot to offer here without overpaying to get it.
Conrad New York Downtown
$$$ | 5 Star | 2-Room Suites | Connecting Rooms
The Conrad New York Downtown is less than a 10-minute walk to the One World Trade Center and offers great views of the Hudson River. The hotel has some pretty spacious suites where you’ll score a separate bedroom and living space, and there’s an option for connecting rooms if needed.
You can even connect to a 2- or 3-bedroom suite. The 2-room suites provide the most space with a living area that has a sofa and chair, and a separate master bedroom.
Situated high on the 16th floor, you’ll find the seasonal Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar with views of the Statue of Liberty. You may not want to take the kids there, but the ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant is a great alternative. It’s nice without being too fancy and serves a wide range of international cuisine that will surely please any picky eater.
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$$ | 4 Star | Separate Living Spaces | Mini Fridges
We love Hotel Hugo because it’s located in the always-trendy SoHo neighborhood and is a comfortable but stylish place to stay. It’s close to the local art galleries and restaurants along with various attractions, such as Chelsea Piers and the Whitney Museum, so there’s plenty to do and see for families who love exploring the cultural experience in a city.
You’ll have ample space to spread out here, too. Rooms can hold up to four people while the suites come with separate living areas and refreshment centers that have refrigerators. There’s also a spacious work center for those who have to get things done while on the road. It’s a great option to consider as an upscale family-friendly hotel in NYC.
$$$ | 4 Star | Kids Camp | 800-Square-Foot Private Terrace
Smyth Tribeca is probably one of the best hotels for families because of the space it offers. This all-suite hotel has spaces that reach 1,200-square-feet and is equipped with an 800-square-foot private outdoor terrace.
But besides all this space, there is also a kid’s camp! The kids nab a special gift when they arrive while the whole family can enjoy the in-room fondue set for s’mores.
The Chambers Street subway station is right by the hotel so getting around is a breeze. One World Observatory and Ground Zero is also less than ten minutes away and Times Square isn’t too far by subway or car. You’re close enough to it all without being on top of the chaos, which always makes for a relaxing family stay.
(If you’re wondering what Tribeca means, check out this guide to NYC acronyms!)
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City
$$ | 4 Star | Skyline Views | Pull-Down Wall Beds
You’ll find the Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City right in the middle of Midtown and the Fashion District. With less than a ten-minute walk from the Empire State Building, you know what you’ll be exploring with the family when here. But you’re also close to the Museum of Modern Art and Grand Central Station so the options are limitless.
The rooms are spacious, but the studios are where you’ll get to enjoy even more space. With the conveniences of additional pull-down wall beds, you’ll have lots of places to sleep that can be packed up when you need to move around. Some of the rooms even provide gorgeous skyline views of the city.
Peninsula Hotel New York
$$$$ | 5 Star | Chauffeured Tours | Indoor Pool
Ok, we admit that the Peninsula Hotel New York is pricey, but if you’re able to splurge on a family trip, you might want to do it here. This hotel offers specials that include daily breakfast and a complimentary rollaway bed or crib. Some of the rooms can come with a connecting room while suites can have a fireplace and views of Central Park.
The property also provides special tours around the city in a chauffeured Mini Cooper which is fun for the whole family to enjoy. There’s also an indoor pool that has the option for dining poolside when the kids grow hungry, plus kid-focused entertainment options and other amenities. It’s a short walk to Central Park and Fifth Avenue shopping, so you’ll stay busy walking around and exploring.
World Center Hotel
$$ | 4 Star | Rooftop Terrace | Kitchenette with Microwave
If your visit to the city consists of spending a lot of time around the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, you’ll want to stay at World Center Hotel. It’s close to the Memorial and One World Observatory and boasts great views of the New York Harbor. The property’s rooftop terrace offers some of the best views of the Financial District, too.
You’ll enjoy comfortable rooms no matter which one you choose, but the suites will offer the most space. Suites can come with a good-sized kitchenette with a sink, refrigerator, and microwave—so helpful when you need to whip up snacks for the kids a snap!
Need more ideas for your NYC trip? Don’t miss our favorite things to do in Brooklyn, what to see at the 9/11 Memorials, and how to get to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
The William Vale
$$$ | 5 Star | Priate Balcony | Outdoor Pool
All of the rooms at The William Vale in Brooklyn are bright and artsy and come with views from their own private balconies. The suites take that up another notch with a private living room and exercise equipment. If you’re looking for the best of the best, there’s the Vale Garden Residence. It’s a massive loft with a spacious private terrace that comes with its own outdoor jacuzzi.
Speaking of big, this property also holds the longest outdoor pool of any New York City hotel, which we’re sure the kids will appreciate. The rooftop skating rink is fun during the winter season and the Mister Dips 1974 Airstream trailer is ideal for the warmer months when you’re craving burgers and fries outside.
And you can always enjoy soaking up the sun at the hotel’s very own 15,000 square foot public outdoor park. If pools are your thing, don’t miss our favorite hotels with pools around NYC.
New York Hilton Midtown
$$$ | 4 Star | Late-Night Snacks | Pull-Out Couch and Adjoining Rooms
When you stay at New York Hilton Midtown you’re close to what the area has to offer. You’ll be able to check out the Museum of Modern Art, Central Park, and Radio City Music Hall with ease. The hotel has a casual restaurant called Herb N’ Kitchen which serves brick-oven pizzas (which surely the kids will love), a breakfast buffet, and coffee and snacks offered every day until 1:00 am.
Many of the rooms have nice views of the Manhattan skyline. Suites provide the perfect layout for the family with beds and a living area with a pull-out couch. There’s also the option for connecting rooms. Some suites even gain you access to the Executive Lounge which provides free breakfast in the morning and hors d’oeuvres throughout the day.
Lotte New York Palace
$$$$ | 5 Star | Half-Off Rooms for Families | Bellhop Room Service | Spa
Located in a fancy 19th-century mansion, you may not think Lotte New York Palace to be the ideal lodging for the whole family. But with a family package that provides 50% off a second room and suites that offer ample space for everyone, it really is.
Plus, bellhops will bring your room service directly to you if you’re in need of a late night family snack. There’s a lavish spa that’s perfect for mothers and daughters to book a pampering session together. And a massive fitness center for a more active type of family bonding.
Its Midtown location is also key. It’s close to lots of attractions for everyone in your group. You’ll find everything from American Girl Place New York to Saks Fifth Avenue, the Lego Store, and Nintendo NY.
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