Families traveling to Madrid with children will find kid-friendly hotels near all the best places to visit. Family-sized rooms and apartments, some with babysitting services, don’t need to break the budget, with prices as low as $150 a night for four people. Because some of these have a limited number of family rooms, for the best selection, be sure to reserve as early as possible.
With a prime location on the Paseo del Prado, a few steps from Retiro Park, Petit Palace Lealtad has large room sleeping as many as six at a time. The hotel is in a small former palace, and rooms reflect its heritage with simple elegance and a flair for design; no cookie-cutter rooms here. Retiro Park is filled with wonders for children: playgrounds, fountains, a crystal palace and plenty of room to run. For an art fix, the hotel is surrounded by Madrid’s top museums. Rates begin below $200.
Close to the Royal Palace and overlooking its extensive gardens, ApartoSuites Jardines de Sabatini has several family-friendly amenities. Babysitting is available, as are laundry facilities. The apartments have kitchens and a grocery store is an easy walk away. Breakfast is included in the rates, which begin at about $200.
Another 19th-century palace-turned-hotel is a short walk from Plaza Mayor. Catalonia Las Cortes still retains its elegant frescoed ceilings, and the traditionally decorated rooms make kids feel they’re staying in a palace. The hotel has something to please everyone: Free snacks all day for the kids and babysitting so parents can enjoy an occasional evening on their own.
Handy for late arrivals and early departures, Fly Rooms Madrid Airport has all the necessities and a few frills, like free WiFi. Some rooms also have kitchenettes and microwaves. Right at the Madrid Barajas International Airport, the guest house is also handy to direct transit link to Atocha Station and the city center. A room for four begins at about $150.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.