Disney World Resorts, Disneyland, Legoland, more family-friendly hotel rooms

By Newsday Staff

Going away with pint-sized travelers? You may want to consider staying in a hotel catering to families with kid-themed rooms.

Hotels around the country are designing rooms with little ones in mind, from in-room treehouses to Minion beds, pirate adventures and princess amenities.

They're designed with different family budgets in mind, so take a peek inside some of the most amazing hotel...

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Going away with pint-sized travelers? You may want to consider staying in a hotel catering to families with kid-themed rooms.

Hotels around the country are designing rooms with little ones in mind, from in-room treehouses to Minion beds, pirate adventures and princess amenities.

They're designed with different family budgets in mind, so take a peek inside some of the most amazing hotel rooms for kids.

Mickey Mouse Penthouse, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, Calif.

The Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., has a Mickey Mouse Penthouse, which is embellished with Mickey's signature colors. The 1,600-square-food suite features 3-D artwork, an open living room, a dining and kitchen area, two bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. Along with views of Disney's California Adventure Park and Downtown Disney, families can also check out the animator's station, an electronic table where budding artists can watch their own sketches come to life. The best part? As warm water hits the shower wall, images of Mickey will appear on the tiles.

The Mickey Mouse Penthouse is one of several themed rooms at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The 948-room hotel & spa, located at the Disneyland Resort, is close to the Disneyland Park, Disneyland California Adventure Park and the Downtown Disney District. Visit for more information.

Pirates, Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

At Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, palm trees, colonial architecture and the 35-acre Barefoot Bay will immerse guests into a tropical paradise. In the kid-themed pirate room, families will find pirate ship beds, rustic furniture, a treasure map on the carpet and a skull and crossbones on the curtains.


The pirate rooms at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort are some of the hidden treasures the resort has to offer. The resort offers shuttle service to Disney Parks. For more information, visit

'Despicable Me,' Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando

The "Despicable Me"-themed suite at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando is truly one in a Minion. Families can experience what it's like to live in Gru's house in these two-room suites. The kid's room features missile beds complete with Minion-inspired bedding, plus a giant Minion mural on one of the room's walls.

A stay at one of the 18 "Despicable Me" suites at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel extends the fun of the Universal Orlando park. It's a great place to kick back after spending the day on rides like "The Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" ride at Universal Studios Park. Visit for more information.

Kingdom, Legoland Hotels in California and Florida

The Kingdom-themed room at Legoland Hotels in Carlsbad, Calif., and Winter Haven, Fla., are fit for the most royal of families. Your little prince or princess will be immersed in a majestic castle experience and even get to build and play using special Lego blocks. There is also a treasure hunt with a Lego prize.

The Legoland theme rooms start at around $100 per night. For more information, visit

Great Indoors room, Basecamp Hotels (California and Colorado)

Who says a family camping trip can't be enjoyed indoors? At Basecamp Hotels in California and Colorado, family rooms feature an indoor-camping theme complete with a faux fire pit, camping chairs, glowing stars and a tent. The little ones can head into the second room, which has canvas-tented walls, twin bunks and plenty of room for them to play.

Boulder, Colorado is home to one of Basecamp Hotel's three locations and features this Great Indoors-themed room. This family-oriented room puts a unique twist on camping with four twin-sized beds sunken into the floor, faux fire pits, camping chairs and glowing stars on the ceiling. For an extra fee, the family can enjoy making s'mores at one of the hotel's fire pits. There are two other locations in Tahoe City and South Lake Tahoe, California. For more information visit

Treehouse Cottage, Winvian Farm, Morris, Conn.

Climb up and away to the Treehouse Cottage, suspended 35 feet above the ground, at Winvian Farm, a luxury getaway that is set on 113 acres and borders extensive woods and lakes in Litchfield Hills. On the first level, you'll find the bedroom and a gas fireplace. Climb to the second level for a wood-burning fireplace, a bar for the adults and spectacular views of the forest below. This colorful hideaway will make families of all ages feel like they're escaping to a secret place.

Once you climb down from this little hideaway, there are many family-friendly activities to enjoy at Winvian Farm such as swimming pools, outdoor activities and signature seed-to-table dining using fresh organic ingredients from the farm's own greenhouses. Prices for this cottage start at $559 a night. Visit for more information.

'Finding Nemo' suite, Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

No need to dive into the ocean blue to cavort with the characters from "Finding Nemo" and "Finding Dory.'' The suite at Disney's Art of Animation Resort boasts bright colors, ocean decor and plenty of images that reference the movies.

Starting at $301 per night, the Finding Nemo family suite sleeps up to six adults with one queen bed, one double-size bed and one sleeper sofa. Located at Disney's Art of Animation Resort within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, the resort also offers other character rooms such as "Cars," "The Lion King" and "The Little Mermaid." For more information, visit

Eloise Suite, The Plaza Hotel, Manhattan

You can experience New York's Plaza Hotel just like it's most famous "resident," Eloise, from the classic children's book by the same name. Visitors to the 18th-floor suite are greeted with pink and black decor, a Plaza chandelier, candy-striped wall panels with gold leaf molding and a zebra-print carpet. The custom-made bedding on the king-size bed features images of Eloise, the headboard is covered in sparkles and Eloise's name is in neon lights on the wall, as well. There's also an Eloise holiday gift set, a TV and DVD player, Eloise DVDs and books, a tea set, Eloise and Weenie doll and Eloise robes and towels.

What's more, Betsey Johnson designed the decor for the suite. There are also other Eloise-inspired activities and events featured throughout the hotel. If you're not on a budget, this room is for you; prices per night start at $2,043. For more information, visit

Fairy Tale Suite, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, Calif.

This fairy-dusted suite at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim is filled with magical moments from the second guests walk through the door, with a greeting from Tinker Bell in an illuminated crystal castle. The room's marble foyer leads to a giant bedroom which a canopy bed, which provides spectacular views of the entire Disneyland Resort through floor-to-ceiling windows. Over in the suite's bathroom is a mosaic of the Sleeping Beauty Castle as well as a double vanity countertop adorned with twinkling shooting stars.

The Fairy Tale Suite is a great option for the Belles of the ball and the Prince Charmings in your family. After a long day at the nearby Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park or the Downtown Disney District, the whole family can return to the castle to relax. Visit

Treehouse Suite, Adventure Suites, North Conway, N.H.

The ultimate escape awaits the little ones at the Treehouse Suite at Adventure Suites in New Hampshire. Inside a tree stump (named Mr. Tree Trunk) is a kids-only area featuring pint-sized furniture. You'll also find a miniature three-way doorway, animated characters, a carousel horse they can ride and more.

The treehouse-themed suite is just one of many imaginative suites at the Adventure Suites boutique hotel. Tucked away in the mountains of North Conway, N.H., the hotel features plenty of amenities in addition to its unique rooms for visitors to enjoy. Guests can enjoy snacks, such as fresh popcorn and homemade cookies, which are prepared every night. There's also a '50s-themed diner where guests can make their own breakfast favorites, including waffles and toasted bagels. In the winter, everyone can take advantage of a snow luge and igloo. Prices for the treehouse suite start at $279 a night. Visit

Helicopter Cottage, Winvian Farm, Morris, Conn.

Let your imagination fly away at the Helicopter Cottage at Winvian Farm in the Litchfield Hills region of Connecticut. This spacious cottage spreads across 890 square feet and features a fully-restored 1968 Sikorsky Sea King Pelican HH3F inside. Families will get a kick out of climbing inside the Coast Guard chopper complete with the original pilot and co-pilot seats, switches and gauges. There's also a couch and and TV to enjoy a movie. The bed is situated outside the helicopter.

Outside the helicopter is the rest of the cottage, complete with BOSE stereo systems, free Wi-Fi and fireplaces. Venture outside your cottage to make the most of your suite; you'll find swimming pools, farm-to-table eats, activities in the surrounding towns for the little ones and a spa for Mom and Dad to enjoy. Prices for this cottage start at $499 a night. Visit

Adventure room, Legoland Hotel, California and Florida

At the Legoland Hotel, kids don't have to go far to find adventure. The Adventure-themed rooms and suites allow kids to become immersed in a world filled with the pyramids of Egypt, stone wall hieroglyphics and Lego friends. The room comes with special Legos to build as well a "welcome" treasure hunt with a Lego prize. This rooms are available in Carlsbad, Calif., and Winter Haven, Fla.

Starting at $105 a night, choose from rooms that sleep from five to nine guests. All Adventure Legoland rooms include a separate sleeping area for the kids. Visit for more information.

KidCabin, Great Wolf Lodge, various locations

Great Wolf Lodge hotels are known for their indoor water parks, but they also are home to the KidCabin suite. The cabins come with bunk beds and a twin bed that will give kids their own little hideaway. The room itself has a rustic wooden look that will give families the feel of going camping, but with all the amenities of a modern hotel room.

Great Wolf Lodge locations include Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Georgia, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, Texas and more. Prices vary by location, but the average cost is $349.99 a night. Price includes admission to the Great Wolf Lodge water park. For more information, visit

Royal Guest Room, Disney's Port Orleans Riverside, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Dreaming about sleeping in a royal palace like your favorite Disney princesses? At Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort, that dream can become a reality at the Royal Guest Room. Families will find pictures on the walls of classic Disney princesses -- plus all rooms include new regal touches and a picture of one of Disney's newest princesses, Tiana. You can also check out the royal embellishments in the bathroom and the special bed headboards that create a "fireworks" display.

The Royal Guest Room is situated at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort, Walt Disney World Resort. Just a short walk along the Sassagoula River, families will find Disney's Port Orleans Resort-French Quarter, which is known for serving up some southern specialties like gumbo, jambalaya and beignets. Visit for more information.

Adventureland Suite, Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, Calif.

Take the whole family back in time to the 1930s in the Adventureland Suite at the Disneyland Hotel in California. The master bedroom of the suite boasts a safari lodge-feel with a claw-foot bathtub in the living area. There's also a grotto with a foot spa, steam and rain showers, complete with lighting and sound effects that will put you right in the middle of the rain forest or savanna. The second bedroom will make young explorers feel like they're sleeping in a safari tent. You'll also find a TV hidden behind artwork, faux fireplaces, a "hidden" closet and more. (Don't forget to try the doorbell!)

The Adventureland Suite is among several themed rooms to choose from at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. For more information, visit

Pirate room at Legoland Hotel, California and Florida

Kids are the captains of the ship in the pirate-themed room at Legoland in California and Florida. Start the stay with a "Welcome Treasure Hunt" and receive a Lego toy at the end. The room decor features skull and bones, a red-and-white striped bed and a treasure-map carpet. Kids will also find special Legos in the room to build and play with during their stay.

Starting at $105 a night, with locations in Carlsbad, California, and Winter Haven, Florida, the pirate-themed room is just one of four themed Legoland Hotel rooms. Rooms available to book can sleep five to nine people. Visit

Twilight Room, Pacific Inn Motel, Forks, Wash.

There's no denying that the Twilight saga was a hit for people of all ages. Whether you're Team Edward or Team Jacob, the Twilight-themed room at the Pacific Inn Motel in Forks, Washington (where the series is set), will get you into the spirit. The room features black and red decor, wall art of the film's characters, themed pillows and Twilight towels in the bathroom.

The price of the Twilight room ranges from $99 during the off-season to $159 during the peak season. Not only will Twilight fans love getting into the spirit of the saga, but they can watch the movie series on DVD players in the room, free of charge. Visit for more information.