Family Vacation Critic Names Five New Family Hotels to Visit in 2015!


Whether you are planning a road trip or a Staycation, there are some new hotels on that are designed to take your family vacation to the next level!

During a poll, Family Vacation Critic asked their parent panel “What is most important when choosing a hotel for your family?’ (1) Budget-friendly price; (2) Close proximity to family-friendly attractions and restaurants; (3) On-site pool; (4) Kids stay and/or eat free programs; (5) Complimentary Wi-Fi.

This year’s hotel trends touch on three of the most important hotel perks for parents traveling with kids: close proximity to family-friendly attractions and restaurants, on-site pools and complimentary Wi-Fi.

New family hotels launching in 2015 include:

1.  Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark – Tannersville, PA (Opening April 2015)

Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark

Family Amenities: The largest indoor waterpark and family entertainment center in the Northeast, with seven pools, 13 waterslides and a surf simulator. On-site attractions include an indoor ropes course, laser tag, mini golf and three restaurants. Suites can sleep up to 14 guests.

Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark

2.  Disney’s Polynesian Villas and Bungalows – Orlando, FL (Opening April 2015)

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Family Amenities: The new Bungalows will sleep up to eight guests, with exclusive access to a new plunge pool. The Deluxe Studios will be the largest at the Walt Disney World Resort, sleeping up to five guests — with the option to connect rooms – and will also have kitchenettes and spacious bathrooms.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Lava Pool

3.  LEGOLAND Hotel – Winter Haven, FL (Opening May 2015)

LEGOLAND Hotel – Winter Haven, F

Family Amenities: Themed rooms (Kingdom, Pirate and Adventure) with separate sleeping areas for parents and children, and an on-site restaurant, pool and complimentary Wi-Fi. Resort entertainment features interactive experiences, such as Master Model Builder Sessions, and nightly entertainment.

4.  Courtyard Anaheim Downtown – Anaheim, CA (Opening July 2015)

Courtyard Anaheim Downtown – Anaheim, CA

Family Amenities: Located within walking distance of Disneyland, and featuring a 20,000 square foot outdoor waterpark, the hotel will also offer an on-site restaurant and complimentary Wi-Fi. Rooms sleep up to six, with bunk beds and spacious bathrooms for families.

5.  Kalahari Resort Pocono Mountains – Pocono Manor, PA (Opening Summer 2015)

Kalahari Resort Pocono Mountains – Pocono Manor, PA

Family Amenities: Indoor and outdoor waterparks with a lazy river, water coaster, whirlpools and more – plus a family entertainment center with video games, mini-bowling and mini golf. The resort will also offer a variety of on-site restaurants and suites that sleep up to 12.