Looking for the best places to stay with kids in Florida? For all of the top hotel and resort recommendations from the Florida Keys to Orlando and beyond, we’ve got you covered.
Here is a look at our very favorite spots for the family in Florida.
Best Places to Stay with Kids in Florida: LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Legoland is a destination in and of itself. Located 50 miles from the Orlando airport, it’s an easy addition to any Florida family itinerary. On top of that, you are only about 50 miles from the beaches of Tampa.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort We absolutely adored the colorful bungalows at this LEGO-themed lakeside property at Legoland’s Beach Resort. With ample entertainment and a pool that you will never want to leave, it is a dream spot for kids of all ages.
Best of all, the amusement park offers an all-inclusive package deal that will give you one low cost for everything. The package includes your breakfast and dinner at the hotel along with lunch at the LEGOLAND Theme Park or Water Park restaurants. They also throw in little freebies like complimentary valet parking, a photo package, souvenir cups with free refills, a lanyard, mini-golf at Florida’s Wild Side, a daily treasure hunt, and LEGO souvenirs.
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is an African-themed pick that will transport you to the other side of the world. If you have kids who love animals and Disney, this place will be a major hit.
Located in Animal Kingdom Resort Area next to the Disney Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge has a dream location in the heart of it all. Easily one of the best places to stay with kids in Florida, you’ll be in the middle of all the best the state has to offer. A stunning recreation of an African savanna, you will have wildlife wandering by right outside of your room. Spread out across four savanna areas you can find more than 200 exotic animals and birds.
Kids will love the 11,000 square-foot pool with a waterslide while the whole family will love the African inspired award-winning restaurant on-site
Staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is not cheap. If it is blowing a hole in your wallet, we recommend Magic Village Views Trademark Collection by Wyndham . This family-friendly resort is very central to all Disney’s attractions, e.g. 10 minutes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The villas are ideal for families with children and come with a patio and a fully-equipped kitchen. Wifi and parking are free.
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
As much as we love exploring the amusement parks, sometimes you just want to get away from it all and soak in the sun. When you’ve got to have a beach break and pampering session, look no further than Marco Island, FL. One of the best places to stay with kids in Florida, it is a tropical paradise (that is affordable and accessible!).
The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort is a picture-perfect destination for the whole family. Located on Marco Island off the west coast of Florida, south of Fort Myers, this chic resort offers a full three miles of flawless private beach space right on the Gulf of Mexico. While you will love the beach butler service, rooftop pool, and upgraded amenities, you kids are going to flip for The Tiki Tribe Discovery Day Camp. They have activities for little guests aged from 5 to 12 years old. The camps operate every single day from 10 am to 3 pm.
The thing we love the most about The Tiki Tribe Discovery Day Camp is the variety. There is a wide range of options for different kids of different ages. They’ve got Beach Volleyball, Dive-In Movies, Calusa Dolphin Watch, Marco Island Scenic Cycling Tour, Hair Braiding, Sailing & Shelling Excursions, and a range of Arts & Crafts programs.
La Siesta Resort & Marina
For an affordable family-friendly hotel in the Florida Keys, it’s all about the La Siesta Resort & Marina. Located on the famous Overseas Highway, it’s a prime base for exploring the entire area.
They have a nice selection of private rooms and suites but the real star of the show is their beachfront cottages. Start your day at their fab breakfast spot, then enjoy the laidback beach life, Keys style. They have snorkel gear, kayaks, and bikes ready to go. You can keep busy from sun up to sundown exploring. Or just lie on the pristine shores and do absolutely nothing.
Not only do they have exceptionally good prices for the Florida Keys but it is a pet-friendly spot. Why not pack Fido along to frolic in the sand? Also, if you are looking to travel in the summer, be sure to check out their special deals. They often have up to 30 percent off during the week.
Now that you’ve found the right place to stay, it is time to check out our complete guide to the Perfect One Week Family Vacation in Florida.