There are many fun hotels and motels to discover throughout the United States. You can live in a treehouse, sleep in a giant beagle, or head west and stay on a historical ocean liner. No matter where you go, look for fun places for your family stay. Hopefully, these 10 hotels will give you some ideas for your next family vacation.
10 Fun Hotels for Family Vacations
Dog Bark Park Inn in Cottonwood, ID
Dog lovers will rejoice when they check into this giant beagle-shaped, themed motel in Idaho. The one-bedroom suite sits inside the beagle’s belly, and there is a loft in the dog’s snout. Some family-friendly unique stays stand out more than others. All the rooms have books and toys for animal lovers, and breakfast is included. You can bring your dog for a small fee, too.
Red Caboose Motel in Ronks, PA
You don’t have to get on a train to experience how cool it is to stay in a themed train car. Each “room” offers a flat-screen TV, refrigerator, and more. This is definitely a unique motel and shouldn’t be missed when you are in Pennsylvania. The Red Caboose Motel also offers entertainment that is picked for each season, such as buggy rides by the Amish and a fun petting zoo.
Out ‘n About Tree Resort in Cave Junction, OR
Here in the beautiful state of Oregon, you and your family can stay in a glorious treehouse right next to the Siskiyou National Forest. Each treehouse has its own theme. They range in height from 10 to 45 feet high. The “Swiss Family Complex” is unique and an adventure for anyone who loves the great outdoors. The resort also offers ziplining, hiking, and a nearby stable for horseback riding.
S.S. City of Milwaukee Boatel in Manistee, MI
This preserved Lake Michigan car ferry is docked in Manistee, Michigan. It opens as a motel during the summer months. The boatel is a bed and breakfast that offers rooms for families. You can also take a tour of the ferry. If you want to check out a working car ferry, head to Ludington and take a cruise on the S. S. Badger.
Queen Maryin Long Beach, CA
This is a lovely place to visit and enjoy this ship in all its glory. The Queen Mary was best known as one of the most luxurious ocean liner in the 30’s. There are over 340 special rooms and they are all unique in decor. This is a great stay for families going on a cruise as the Queen Mary is right next to the Long Beach cruise terminal.
The Roxbury, Contemporary Catskill Lodging in Roxbury, NY
The Roxbury has various rooms, cottages, and other accommodations that are each uniquely decorated. Rooms include a coconut cream pie, a Stone Age theme and even the emerald city. Check out The Diggs Cottages for a superhero-themed cottage, too!
Magic Castle Hotel in Hollywood, CA
These Hollywood apartments turned hotel rooms are large and spacious. Many of the suites have full kitchens and even living rooms. The hotel as a classic outdoor California heated pool and offers super fun amenities for families like a popsicle hotline and free unlimited snacks available 24 hours day. The Magic Castle Hotels in only 7 minutes from Universal Studios, too.
Ruby’s Inn Campground and RV Park in Bryce Canyon National Park
It’s not a hotel, but if you can grab some sleeping bags and air mattresses and stay in a tipi at Ruby’s. These are huge tents that will easily sleep eight people. You can camp and cook outside or eat at the nearby restaurant. The bathrooms at Ruby’s are plentiful and clean and not far from the teepees. The resort also has a pool, and it’s right at the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park.
Black Hawk Motel in the Wisconsin Dells
If you need a place to stay in the Dells, check out Black Hawk. This little retro motor lodge offers an indoor and outdoor pool as well as a kiddy pool. It has a playground and park for the kids. Plus your stay here comes with entrance to a famous Wisconsin Dells waterpark and a local big cat rescue.
Star Lux Hotels and Suites at the Jersey Shore
This budget-friendly motel is located right on the Jersey Shore. It offers family-friendly rooms and suites. Guests have access to beach cruisers, boogie boards and more. If the beach isn’t your thing, the Star Lux also offers a pool with a kiddy pool. For larger groups, the Star Lux has an apartment available to rent.