Lee S. Rosen – Miami is known for its beaches and bustling nightlife, but what many don’t know is that is also home to some of nicest family-friendly resorts in the US. Even amid the South Beach adult and party district, there are hotels that will have the parents happy while still ensuring that the kids have an awesome time, as well.
“Miami Beach is a treasure trove of attractions and that’s what makes it very attractive to both tourists and business owners,” comments Lee S. Rosen, a long-time resident of Miami and CEO of also Miami-based Healthy Bees LLC. “With the long stretch of white sandy shores, whether you’re looking to have a good time with friends or with children, you never really run out of things to do.”
Here are 5 of the best kid-friendly hotels in Miami that your family might want to consider for your next trip.
- Acqualina Resort & Spa (Sunny Isles, Miami)
This resort offers child-focused and relaxing atmosphere that tourists of all ages will want to be in. Over 2/3 of Acqualina’s amenities are composed of family structures (not hotel rooms), thus, giving it a free-to-roam air. Almost all rooms have pull-out beds to accommodate the kids while the dedicated kids’ room even has its own computer gaming center. The grownups can definitely find time to kick back and relax by the pool or the beach while the children are busy. Acqualina also has a kid-centric program called AcquaMarine, which offers a number of science-focused shows and activities for children ages 4 to 12 can get busy on.
- Trump International (Sunny Isles, Miami)
“It bears the word ‘Trump’ so one might think it’s all about bling and dollars, but it’s actually the most budget-considerate resort, at least in terms of what kids need,” notes Lee Rosen. You read that right. Trump International beach resort’s Kids Club is free of charge for guests to use. All family rooms at Trump are equipped with kitchenettes and clothes washing systems. Its grotto-themed swimming pool also as a shallow area for children. Of course, who could miss the funny hotel mascot Globie?
- Fontainebleau (Miami Beach, Miami)
This resort is a little swimmer’s paradise because it has several kid-friendly pools to splash around in. If your child is water-shy, the resort has swings. Fontainebleu’s kids’ club is also a delight for both children and adults. Kids ages 4 to 12 years old do not only stay and play, they are also treated to half- or full-day programs with instructors to help them with art, sports and theater activities.
- Loews (South Beach, Miami)
“This is one of the oldest family-oriented hotels in Miami Beach,” notes Lee Rosen. “It’s a favorite among tourists with kids simply because this resort is really all about giving the adults an opportunity to get away without necessarily leaving the children behind.”
It even has the slogan “Loews Loves Kids.” The resort has a team of friendly counselors that can take the kids on tours around the beach, as well as spearhead different types of creative and physical activities. The Loews has a Toy Library and often holds Nintendo Wii tournaments at the kids’ camp. For the little swimmers, it has a huge, but shallow, free-form pool section.
- The Biltmore (Coral Gables, Miami)
While The Biltomore has no dedicated kids’ club, it offers lots of children-centric activities so the adults can have their fun, as well. Take advantage of tennis lessons, as well as the 18-hole par, Donald Ross-designed golf course.Lee S. Rosen – For the food-loving kids, the resorts award-winning chefs often conduct cooking classes. All that complements the key attraction of the resort, which is the massive pool that sometimes gets performances from synchronized swimmers.