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Family Friendly Hotels in New York
Choosing the right New York City hotel for your family is important to a successful vacation. With so many eccentric neighborhoods in New York City, choosing a location close to famous attractions, yet catering to children of all ages can be a challenge. Luckily, family friendly hotels in New York City do a superb job at providing unique amenities while staying modern and chic for parents.
Omni Berkshire Place
Midtown Manhattan is home to not only a lovely area for shopping, but it also has many family friendly restaurants and hotels. The Omni Berkshire Place has undergone many modern renovations to keep up their elegant appearance. Spacious rooms accompanied by outstanding service is why adults love this hotel, but also for its specialized service for children. All guests under the age of 12 receive a suitcase filled with games and toys to play with during their stay, making them feel right at home. Children services also include an unlimited refills cup for soft drinks, and a fun kids menu with choices like peanut butter and jelly.
Can you imagine staying at a hotel so close to Central Park, it was merely a walk away? A stay at the Lowes Regency will guarantee this and much more. Located on the Upper East Side on the infamous Park Avenue, it has great proximity to the park and many subway lines. Families looking for a quiet spot to stay will love this area, since it is a working class playground. Nonetheless, amenities include cozy rooms, a fitness center and a hair salon.
One interesting program is an open closet with items guests can easily tend to forget and can be borrowed through the hotel, like a simple power strip. Children will feel extra special with a welcome package, custom made with their names. These gifts cater to each particular age group, like a young child getting a coloring book, vs. a teenager getting a gift card for iTunes. Rooms can even be made childproof for the youngest guests with cribs and strollers available through concierge services.
If you're looking for luxury in New York City, look no further than the Four Seasons hotel. Impeccable service is paired up with wide open spaces, from the well lighted and inviting lobby to the large and luxurious rooms. There is plenty of space for large families with a spacious closet and a rollaway bed if necessary. Other perks include a high-definition flat-screen TV with many international channels for everyone's taste, very comfortable beds and a comfortable spa for tired parents.
Children will receive a welcome package that includes a child size robe, coloring books and an opportunity to visit the DVD lending library. There is even child care services in case parents want a night to dine on the town.
Hotel New York
Nostalgic in history and noticeable in the New York City skyline is The New Yorker Hotel, a place where famous figures like John F. Kennedy once stayed. Look for the bright red New Yorker sign that proclaims the notable Art Deco Hotel. With its location near Herald Square and Times Square, families will be in the middle of it all at this hotel. Rooms are bright and comfortable, families will prefer two double bed rooms which are a bit larger. There is free wi-fi available, great for families who want to keep in touch with others or kids who want to log on. Family amenities include affordable prices, rollaway beds and at 24-hour diner on premises.
Upon entering Affinia Fifty, a posh hotel in Midtown East, adults will receive a free wine reception, making for a grand entrance. Many will enjoy the second floor lounge with comfortable sofa’s for adults and a child’s play area with board games and other activities. What's even better is once you step into your room and find a large suite with a kitchenette. Families who want to save money and cook small meals can do so in their room. Also, larger rooms facilitate larger families easily, with the option to sleep four or more.
Look out for the “Jet-Set Kids” program when booking, this is an offer for kids under 12 to stay free and for the entire family to enjoy a complimentary breakfast. This package also includes a small gift for the children.