Forget the easily scrubbable blandness of your average family-friendly hotel. A stay in one of these themed hotel rooms and resort is sure to blow your tiny travellers’ minds (and maybe your travel budget for the next good long while).


If you want to win an award for the best-parent-ever, book a stay at one of the world’s coolest kid-friendly hotel rooms located in incredible destinations such as the Dominican Republic, New York and London. From a pineapple under the sea to a room filled with witchcraft and wizardry, five hotels around the world have created unique spaces to entertain and delight kids (and your inner child).

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Even if you can’t finish that catchy jingle (Answer: Sponge Bob Square Pants!), who wouldn’t want to sleep in a pineapple? The Pineapple at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana was inspired by the famous pineapple under the sea, home to SpongeBob SquarePants.

This sumptuous one-of-a-kind villa is the signature dwelling at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana. With 2,292 square feet of incredible indoor and outdoor living areas, including a garden, patio, signature infinity pool, and a private butler to cater to every whim, the two bedroom, three bath villa is a palatial paradise in the Dominican Republic. You’d better have been saving your sand dollars because rates at the Pineapple start at $3,800 per night, including the Gourmet Inclusive Experience of all gourmet meals served a la carte, premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, 24-hour room service and full-service concierge.

Eloise Suite New York City

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Amaze your Eloise fan at the Eloise Suite at The Plaza New York. Outrageous pink and black décor by Betsy Johnson adorn the walls of this luxurious suite on the “tippy-top floor” of the Plaza Hotel. Named for The Plaza’s famous resident in Kay Thompson’s Eloise books, the room features everything Eloise. From Eloise-themed tea for two at The Palm Court to Eloise-approved books and toys, children will love living in the home of their precocious little heroine.

UFO suite Tree Hotel in Sweden

UFO Suite at the Tree Hotel in Sweden. Photo credit: Tree Hotel, Sweden.

Got a kid that’s always stare gazing? Shock them with a stay at the UFO at the Treehotel in Harads, Sweden. This out-of-this-world treehouse in the woods is built for two adults and three children, with a living room, in-room bathroom and two large separate beds. And yes, it has worldly staples like televisions and free wifi.

The delightful Wizard Chambers rooms at the Georgian House Hotel, a beautiful 19th-century hotel in London, England are concealed behind a bookcase door. The Gothic décor evokes the magical style of Hogwarts lodgings, with faux castle details such as stained glass windows, stone walls, cauldrons, four-poster beds hung with velvet curtains and an abundance of other magical artefacts.

LEGOLAND Castle Hotel California

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At LEGOLAND California, a brand new Lego-themed resort is set to open in the spring of 2018. The LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel features 250 premium LEGO Castle themed rooms with your choice of Knights & Dragons, Royal Princess or Magic Wizard. With LEGO Castle décor throughout and a prime location at the main entrance of LEGOLAND California, this hotel is sure to delight your pint-sized LEGO lovers.