Finding a hotel fit for your family size

Cheers to being part of the most luxurious travel network, Virtuoso!

Cheers to being part of the most luxurious travel network, Virtuoso!

Big News

Yes, I have wonderful news!  This has been a pretty awesome week in the business world.  My host company, Gifted Travel Network, is now a Virtuoso affiliated company.  You probably have no idea what that means but trust me it means great things for me and you.  Think luxury, upgrades and the best travel services out there. In the travel world Virtuoso is at the top of it all.  I look forward to sharing more details as I get familiar with this transition!

Whether you are new to my newsletters or have been receiving them for a while, I always try to educate and provide answers to questions. This week I want to address a topic that seems to frustrate a lot of families these days.


I hear it a lot, hotel rooms just aren’t large enough for families traveling with more than 4. I know it's frustrating! I was the youngest in my family of 5 and spent a few nights on chairs pushed together or on the floor. Thankfully there is a growing trend among hotels to accommodate larger families.

Please keep in mind hotels can vary from location to location and this is a generalization of the brand. Below I have separated the major hotels brands by 2 categories apartment vs dorm.  In addition to these styles, many hotels offer conjoining rooms or family style suites within the hotels and resorts.

  • Apartment Style these hotel brands come with all the amenities you might find in an apartment building, plus more! You can find studio rooms up to 2 bedrooms, full kitchen and living area.  They include complimentary breakfast, laundry, fitness facility, pools, grocery shopping and often a free evening reception during the week.

    • Residence Inn by Marriott

    • Towneplace Suites by Marriott

    • Homewood Suites by Hilton

    • Hyatt House by Hyatt

    • Staybridge Suites by IHG

  • Dorm Style-These hotels are often a set up with 2 beds, a living area with sleeper sofa and a mini fridge and microwave.  Most of them provide a complimentary breakfast, fitness facility, an evening reception and more.

    • Springhill Suites by Marriott

    • Embassy Suites by Hilton

    • Hyatt Place by Hyatt

    • Sheraton Suites by Starwood

These hotels are perfect accommodations for families of all sizes and can sleep up to 6. These types of hotels are popping up everywhere, from urban cities to the resort locations. My family loves to stay in these because they provide us with extra space and the ability to keep food handy so we don’t always have to eat out.

Other options for traveling with more than 4 people or preferring something besides a standard include

  • Renting a Villa or Condo, sizes can vary greatly depending on your party.  Great ideas for combining families or bringing friends.

Don’t keep pushing those dreams away because you have a larger family. I can help you find accommodations fit for any family.