9 Hotels Perfect for Family Reunion Vacations
July is National Family Reunion Month, and with many families coming together this summer, we’ve rounded up hotels with great family options. From family lobster bakes to multigenerational fun like “gramping” these spots will create family memories that will last a lifetime.
For the family bringing Grandma – Snowmass, Cola.
Viceroy Snowmass is a perennial hotspot for family reunions of all sizes. This summer, the hotel is offering a new “Gramping Package” so grandparents and grandchildren can vacation together! Complete with bikes, access to an “Adventure Adviser” and family portraits for grandparent keepsakes the entire family will enjoy this adventure. Offering two-room suites with movies, board games, cards, popcorn and sweets, kids will feel like they’re at grandma’s house.
For the family looking to entertain teens – Lake Tahoe, Calif.
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe provides a family-friendly destination during all seasons. Perfect for large families, the property offers two to four-bedroom massive residences that sleep up to 10 guests. Plus, if you’re planning a trip with teens this summer, the property offers an outdoor skills clinic for teens led by an on-site outdoor guide. The clinic will explore different skills such as compass and map orienteering, celestial and solar navigation, basic back-country skills and much more.
For the multigenerational family – Philadelphia
The Notary Hotel, an Autograph Collection, makes gathering around the table for a family meal seamless. Chef Alex Chacon of the hotel’s signature restaurant, Sabroso + Sorbo, prepares multi-course Spanish tapas including, pan-seared Spanish red snapper with wilted spinach and roasted fingerling potatoes, and a 4-hour sous vide steak with caramelized onions, red butter sauce and haricot vert. A native Venezuelan, Chef embraces the conversations and stories shared around the table. Leave the cooking to him, while you gather at the end of a long day exploring the City of Brotherly Love.
For the family with picky eaters – Beaver Creek, Cola.
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek is a chateau-style resort featuring an outdoor pool, five mountainside hot tubs, a fine dining restaurant with an extensive wine list and access to the best of Beaver Creek village. Park Hyatt Beaver Creek released a new kids’ menu featuring DIY kid-cuterie and a mac-n-cheese bowl. Both items include ingredients and DIY fixings from the best local makers, farms and creameries located in the Rocky Mountain region. Plus- Enjoy an indoor camping turndown amenity with tent and “fire” set-up (and more!), smores-kits for the outdoor firepits, a family arcade room, a variety of board games and kid-specific spa treatments.
For the pampered family – Tampa Bay, Fla.
JW Marriott Tampa Water Street caters to all members and recently launched its new Family Celebrate the Summer Package, offering guests a chance to book two connecting rooms where children will enjoy kid-sized robes, plush slippers, along with an in-room kids’ corner tent. A $50 hotel credit, complimentary breakfast for children, late check-out (2 p.m.) and a curated turndown amenity are also included in this package.
For the outdoor family – Bar Harbor, Maine
Terramor Outdoor Resort is tucked away in the woods outside Acadia National Park, and is Mount Desert Island’s only full-service glamping property. Adventurous families can gather around for lobster bakes, rotating TerraS’mores, and hands-on grilling experiences, all while enjoying luxury accommodations and amenities, including an upscale lodge, electricity and WiFi, Pendleton blankets, screened porches, private fire rings and a pool and hot tub. For larger groups, select tents have bunk beds (double on the bottom, twin on top) and can accommodate up to five people. Fun for the whole family include stargazing, naturalist-led ecology walks, expert-led demonstrations and (when you need a break from the kids) onsite massages in the wellness tent.
For the families with kids under 12 – The Cayman Islands
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is located on the pristine Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman and prides itself on keeping all members of the family happy during their getaway. Kids at Kimpton Seafire are treated just like adults. Upon their arrival, kids receive welcome mocktails and fill out personalized registration cards, so the team knows all their likes and (more importantly!) dislikes. As a treat to kids (and their parents), the resort offers all-day fun at Camp Seafire. Additional family-friendly amenities include: Organic baby food pouches, complimentary dining for children under 5 in the main restaurant or beach restaurant and in-room babysitting is available upon request. (They even have a super cute mini cabana!)
For the family with all ages – St. Thomas
The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas is seriously stepping up their family travel game, giving parents new packages and programming to plan their GOAT trip. From Adventure Packages for all ages that include a kayak tour and ziplining to Baby Concierge, a program that thoughtfully curates a suite of luxury BEABA products. Kids staying at the Ritz know how to vacation, which is why the Ritz Kids program returned in 2022.
For the family looking for a cultural escape – New Orleans
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel provides the perfect home base for a family reunion this summer through its convenient location, sophisticated guest rooms and suites, plush bedding, spacious work areas, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the French Quarter and Mississippi River. The property is currently offering an enticing Family Package allowing guests to snag a second guestroom at 50 percent off, along with free breakfast for kids under 12 with the purchase of an adult entrée. Starting rates this summer are $151/night.