12 Hotels Around the World That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds

12/2/17 - By Sonia Gonzalez

When planning a family getaway, where you stay can easily be as exciting as the vacation destination. Amazing hotel suites, bungalows, and villas abound, offering one-of-a-kind experiences for kids and families—they may even end up becoming the main attraction.

We've rounded up 11 splurge-worthy options from across the globe—and one more that's coming soon. These rooms are designed to spark imaginations and ignite adventure for kids of all ages, with plenty to offer for mom and dad, too. For more travel ideas, check out our Family Travel Guide.


Cast a spell in the Wizard Chamber at The Georgian House London. Photo courtesy of the hotel

Wizard Chamber and Enchanted Chamber — London
Georgian House Hotel
Harry Potter fans delight in a wizard-themed chamber concealed behind a bookcase door at this family-run boutique B&B in central London. Stone walls, stain-glassed windows, cauldrons, and a four-post bed evoke the essence of a wizard's lair nestled in a 19th-century castle, sparking the imagination of sorcerers-in-training.

Despicable Me Kids' Suite — Orlando, Florida
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Suites at Universal Orlando
Kids will love their private room in this family suite. The Despicable Me-themed room features missile-shaped beds—just like the ones Edith, Margo, and Agnes sleep in!—plus minion-themed bedding and wall art to complete the space.

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Camp out in your own private igloo. Photo courtesy of Glass Igloos

Glass Igloos — Saariselkä, Finland
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Gaze at the northern lights before falling asleep under the stars—all from the comfort of a warm, cozy bed in your own private igloo! They sleep four and include showers and all the other comforts you'll need. Visit during the holidays and the kids can enjoy a special visit to Santa's house.

The Treehouse — Waterbury, Vermont
Moose Meadow Lodge & Treehouse
Treehouses never go out of style. Treat your kids (and yourself!) to the ultimate treehouse experience. This two-story luxury treehouse features 31 windows and a wraparound deck—and that's just for starters. A second-floor balcony offers a bird's-eye view of the wooded surroundings and the cabin boasts all the creature comforts you'll need for an unforgettable stay. Enjoy mountain views, hiking, and plenty of outdoor activities.

The Plaza's Eloise suite is fit for your princess. Photo courtesy of the hotel

The Eloise Suite — New York, New York
The Plaza
Eloise fans—or fans of pink, pink, pink—won't want to miss a stay at the famed Plaza Hotel or, more specifically, the Eloise Suite. Decked out in outrageous Eloise-inspired decor—specially crafted by designer Betsey Johnson—the suite also includes Eloise dolls and books, and even Eloise’s name in big neon lights affixed to the wall. And of course, there's plenty to do in New York City to entertain all ages.

SpongeBob fans will go nuts for this pineapple-themed Nickelodeon suite. Photo courtesy of the hotel

The Pineapple — Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana
This suite is a dream come true for SpongeBob SquarePants fans. Inspired by SpongeBob's underwater pineapple abode, this suite features a replica of SpongeBob's living room and other themed decor throughout. The master suite is elegant with a private outdoor soaking tub, and the entire family will enjoy the private pool and sundeck.

Lego-themed Lakefront Bungalows — Winter Haven, Florida
Legoland Beach Retreat
Who wouldn't want to stay in a Lego bungalow? The brightly colored Lego brick-inspired facade with a shaded patio and white picket fence draws you in and the Lego-infused interior keeps the fun vibes going. The pool, fun play areas, and proximity to the Legoland Florida Theme Park make it a no-brainer.

This space-themed treehouse fits a family of five. Photo courtesy of the hotel

The UFO — Harads, Sweden
Ignite starry-eyed imaginations with this one-of-a-kind treehouse suite. Nestled in a wooded area and evoking the feel of a real UFO landing, this is one experience your little one won't soon forget, and saunas and other perks that parents can enjoy too.

Find your perfect theme at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, from Cars to Nemo. Photo courtesy of the resort

The Lion King, Cars, and Finding Nemo Family Suites — Orlando, Florida
Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Any one of the rooms at this Disney resort will knock your socks off; choosing which one to stay in might actually be the hardest part of your vacation. Each wing celebrates a different beloved Disney or Disney-Pixar film, starting with the courtyard and building facade and continuing through the suites which feature themed decor throughout. This resort is known for a great playground, movies, and one of the largest pools at the Disney resorts.

727 Fuselage Suite — Quepos, Costa Rica
Hotel Costa Verde
Forget the cramped quarters of a commercial flight. This vintage 1965 Boeing 727 has been completely reimagined as a luxury two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite with a wooden deck offering jungle and ocean views and an array of amenities that will make this the most luxurious experience you'll ever have on an aircraft. Kids will love exploring the cockpit, but also meeting local wildlife—monkeys, sloths, toucans, and more—that abound on the grounds and nearby national park.

Elephant Villa — Colombo, Sri Lanka
KumbukRiver Eco Extraordinaire
Shaped like a 40-foot elephant, this villa will delight animal- and nature-lovers of all ages. The large, outdoor ground floor offers plenty of room to play and the upper-level rooms make you feel like you're sleeping in treetop canopies.

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Whether you want to play princess or wizard, this Legoland Castle will fit the bill. Photo courtesy of the hotel

Legoland Castle Hotel — Carlsbad, California
Legoland California Resort
Freshly opened in the spring of 2018, this three-story hotel features 250 themed rooms, including 20 suites. Families can choose from three themes—Knight, Princess, or Wizard. As if that's not enough, kids will surely go nuts for the slide in the lobby, as well as the courtyard's interactive play structures, and pool with loads of water-play elements. Walking straight from breakfast through the gates of Legoland ain't so bad either.

Top photo courtesy of Glass Igloos