Note: This post will be updated for summer 2021. With so much uncertainty around travel this summer, few hotels are updating their packages.
Summer is the ideal time for a family vacation, it’s also the most popular time by far to travel with kids. So everything is crowded and expensive. It’s hard to find a true travel bargain but you can find a hotel deals that offer better value. These are hotels and resorts where your money goes further and you can a get a more out of your time away with your family.
Here are eight hotels and resorts from Hawaii to Grand Cayman that are offering what we think are pretty good deals. They are all in popular family vacation destinations and each offer a bit more than just a room, sometimes with a discount rate as well.
8 Summer Hotel Packages
Hotel: West Inn & Suites
Where: Carlsbad, CA
Summer Package: The Legoland® California Resort fun package includes room, breakfast, shuttle service to and from the them par and admission for one adult and one child to LEGOLAND, its SEA LIFE Aquarium and its Water Park with the second day free.
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Book it: Through West Inn & Suites
Hotel: Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort
Where: Honolulu, HW
Summer Package: The Sweet Suite Sale offers a 20% discount on the resort’s five most popular suites. Rates start at $190 and climb above $300 for peak days (photo: top).
Book It: Through Hilton
Hotel: Renaissance Indian Wells
Where: Indian Wells, Calif. (Near Palm Springs)
Summer Package: The Double Your Fun package allows you to book a second room for $50 a resort fee on the first room only. Rooms start at $209.
The Family Getaway package offers a 20% room discount and late check-out and lets two kids under 12 eat free from the kids menu when an adult orders an entrée from the Cava restaurant or pool café. Room r ates start at $127
Both offers are good Sunday through Thursday nights through August 31.
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Book it: Through Renaissance Indian Wells
Hotel: Grand Hotel:
Where: Mackinac Island, MI
Summer Package: stay one night and get the second night 25% off, stay two and get the third night 50% off, Stay three nights and get the fourth night free. Packages also include full breakfast, discount golf for adults, free admission to the Mackinac Art Museum and a discount on ferry boat tickets. Available for select dates in July and August.
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Book it: Through the Grand Hotel
Hotel: Whiteface Lodge
Where: Lake Placid, NY
Summer Package: The Stay More. Play More package includes daily breakfast in the Kanu Great room plus a $100 nightly resort credit when you book a one-bedroom-suite reservations, $150 nightly resort credit for a two-bedroom-suite; and $200 nightly resort credit for a three-bedroom-suite. Credits can be used toward spa services, dinning, children programs, golf and boat rentals, among other things. Available on an ongoing basis.
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Book it: Through Whiteface Lodge
Hotel: Residence Inn by Marriott
Where: Newport RI
Summer Package: Look at the Inside Look at Newport’s Summer “Cottages” package. It includes a two-night stay in a studio or one-edroom suite, two adult tickets to tour three mansions, breakfast and late check-out included. Rates start at $256; the offer runs through October 31. Kids under 6 visit the “cottages” for free and kids 7-17 pay $9 for 2 houses.
Read More: 6 Kid Friendly Things To Do in Newport
Book it: Through Residence Inn
Hotel: Disney’s All Star Resorts
Where: Orlando, FL
Summer Package: The Dive Into Summer package includes a four-night stay in a standard room four-day Magic Your Way tickets for a family of four. Prices start at $1,962. Book by July 14 for Sunday- through Thursday-night stays from June 11 to August 31
Read More: Disney World at a Glance
Book It: Through Disney Resorts
Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton
Where: The Cayman Islands
Summer Package: The reconnect package includes room, daily buffet breakfast for two at the resort’s Seven Restaurant, and a $100 per-night resort credit. Starts at $439/night. Good through December 17.
Kids can cool off in the colorful Starfish Cay water adventure park, and enjoy nature-focused kid and family activities at the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program.
Why Now: New air service from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Cayman started on June 4.
Book It: Through Ritz Carlton
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*Photos are all courtesy of their respective hotels.