TripAdvisor Reveals Top Hotels for Families

Leading travel site TripAdvisor has announced its 2012 Travelers’ Choice award-winning Hotels for Families. The announcement was made today, April 3.

This year, 504 top family-friendly properties were recognized in 25 markets around the globe including the U.S., Europe, Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific.

Award winners were determined based on the hotels most highly rated by those who traveled with family. The winners, according to TripAdvisor, are based on reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.

“To inspire travelers planning family trips this year, TripAdvisor has identified hundreds of the most highly rated family-friendly properties covering popular hotspots as well as other appealing destinations for families worldwide,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.

It has named family-friendly “Large Hotels and Resorts” and “Small Hotels and Motels” in the U.S. and world. Large properties feature 100 rooms or more.

The average nightly rate for the entire list of the 2012 Travelers’ Choice Hotels for Families is $274 per night. U.S. large properties average cost per night is $292, and U.S. small properties average $131 per night.

Select Travelers’ Choice Hotels for Families Award Winners:

Top 10 World Large Hotels and Resorts:

  1. Treasure Island Resort & Holiday Park, Biggera Waters, Australia
  2. KeyLime Cove Resort and Water Park, Gurnee, Illinois
  3. Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, Highland, New York
  4. Hope Lake Lodge & Conference Center, Cortland, New York
  5. Protur Bonaire Aparthotel, Cala Bona, Spain
  6. Holiday Village Rhodes, Kolimbia, Greece
  7. Beaches Turks & Caicos, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  8. Aparthotel Playa Mar, Port de Pollenca, Spain
  9. Alfagar II Aparthotel, Albufeira, Portugal
  10. Aquafantasy Aquapark Hotel & Spa, Selcuk, Turkey

Top 10 U.S. Large Hotels and Resorts:

  1. KeyLime Cove Resort and Water Park, Gurnee, Illinois
  2. Rocking Horse Ranch Resort, Highland, New York
  3. Hope Lake Lodge & Conference Center, Cortland, New York
  4. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Orlando, Florida
  5. WorldQuest Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida
  6. Woodloch Pines Resort, Hawley, Pennsylvania
  7. Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, Orlando, Florida
  8. Marriott’s Harbour Lake, Orlando, Florida
  9. Floridays Resort Orlando, Orlando, Florida
  10. Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim-Main Gate Area, Garden Grove, California

Top 10 U.S. Small Hotels and Motels:

  1. Pollace’s Family Vacation Resort, Catskill, New York
  2. Starlight Motel & Luxury Suites, Ortley Beach, New Jersey
  3. Lampliter Oceanside Resorts, Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
  4. VIP Motel, Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
  5. Echo Motel & Oceanfront Cottages, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
  6. Sierra Sands Family Lodge, Mears, Michigan
  7. Park Vue Inn, Anaheim, California
  8. Country Inn & Suites Hershey at the Park, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
  9. The Suites at Hershey, Hershey, Pennsylvania
  10. Sun Viking Lodge, Daytona Beach, Florida

For the complete list of the 2012 Travelers’ Choice Hotels for Families, go to

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