Children might not be the ones making decisions in the family, but everyone knows that if the kids are happy, everyone is happy. Following this idea, hotels are creating family...

Children might not be the ones making decisions in the family, but everyone knows that if the kids are happy, everyone is happy. Following this idea, hotels are creating family suites and services designed especially for children. Colorful rooms filled with kid-sized furniture, microwaves, DVD players, video games, and other fun items for kids, are now being offered in many vacation destinations. Services can range from bedtime stories to bowling with coconuts to milk and cookies.

Although the concept has existed since at least 1989 in the Ritz Carlton Boston, kids suites have recently taken off across the industry. Rooms are available in different price ranges, varying from around $80 USD/night at the Howard Johnson Plaza Resort in Orlando to almost $800 USD/night at the Ritz Carlton, Boston (prices, of course, can vary).

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