4 tips for sharing a hotel room with your kids

November 6, 2014

Travelling with kids can be exhausting, but you can enjoy your hotel room with small children in tow by booking the right room, planning activities and making sure everyone gets a good rest.

4 tips for sharing a hotel room with your kids

1. Book the right rooms

Part of the fun of travelling is staying in a hotel and relaxing in a room away from home. While it's usually more difficult with kids, it can still be very enjoyable. Children will have tons of fun watching TV in bed, while you might wish for a comfortable sofa to sit on.

  • When booking hotel rooms with kids, it makes sense to get adjoining rooms if your child is old enough to sleep in a separate room.
  • Some hotels even have rooms with connecting doors that make it easier to go back and forth between them.
  • Alternatively, you may be able to get a suite that's big enough for your whole family.

2. Plan for breakfast

Since you're travelling, you'll already be eating out a lot. While eating a healthy breakfast is very important for you and your kids, you don't want it to take up too much of your time.

  • You can either bring cereal or toast to eat in the hotel room or find a hotel that offers a complimentary breakfast for guests. If you go that route, however, you need to find out what time breakfast will be served until so you don't miss it.

3. Bring fun activities for the kids

Depending on the reason for your trip, you might find yourself with a lot of time on your hands while you're staying in your hotel room. If your children have been cooped up in the car or on the plane, they may even start jumping on the beds.

  • To prevent furniture damage and bruised children, bring along some toys to entertain them.
  • If the weather is decent, you can also take your kids outside for a short walk.
  • If it's cold and rainy, then you can explore the hotel with your young ones.

4. Get a good night's sleep

Whether you have to drive a few more kilometres the next day or spend the day at an amusement park, it's important to get a good night's sleep.

  • It's hard to get adequate rest in unfamiliar surroundings, especially for kids, so you might need to set the bedtime a little earlier in order to get enough sleep.
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