Marriott Bonvoy offers properties for every type of family traveler — here are 3 to try – LSB

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Sometimes traveling with your family or small children in tow requires different requirements from your hotel. For example, if staying on budget is important, you may value free parking more than room service. And on the other hand, if you want to splurge on spa or babysitting services, you might want to look for accommodations with those amenities instead.

Fortunately, Marriott Bonvoy has a property to suit every family’s needs, thanks to a portfolio that includes more than 30 brands with more than 8,500 hotels and resorts in nearly 140 countries. From budget-friendly properties with in-room kitchens to high-end luxury resorts with every amenity imaginable, you’re sure to find one to make your next family vacation memorable.

And of course, you can use Marriott Bonvoy points at these locations to save money — or earn points for future stays.

Here are three Marriott Bonvoy hotels to consider for your next family trip.

Budget-friendly: Residence Inn Washington, DC Downtown

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Residence Inn brand hotels offer free breakfast, kitchenettes and spacious guest rooms. Families can save money by cooking in their hotel room or avoid busy restaurant meals, and larger floor plans give multiple people much-needed space to spread out.

And if you’re planning a trip to our nation’s capital, consider the Residence Inn Washington, DC Downtown, an all-suite, pet-friendly property that features on-site laundry and a fitness center.

You are just a few blocks from the White House and close to other major attractions such as the Smithsonian Museum.

Related: The perfect 1-day field trip to Washington, DC for travelers of all ages

Break free nights starting at 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night at the Residence Inn Washington, DC Downtown.

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Premium: Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

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Wild Horse Pass is a tourist destination near Phoenix and a perfect gateway to the area’s many destinations and attractions – and that’s where you’ll find the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass.

The property is a reflection of the local indigenous community, with architecture, art and design inspired by the traditions of the Gila River Indian community. Kai, the resort’s AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star restaurant (the only one in Arizona), creates locally inspired menus to create a memorable culinary experience for guests. You can also indulge in a treatment at the Aji Spa, which blends contemporary luxury with the traditional healing practices of the local tribes.

And luckily, travelers have plenty of time to enjoy these amenities thanks to an array of family-friendly activities to keep the kids entertained.

The Adventure Club offers daily, seasonal activities for all ages, such as movie nights, crafts and nature walks.

Young travelers ages 6-12 can enjoy Quail Kids Day Camp, a five- or seven-hour custom day camp offering amenities like an indoor rock climbing wall. Parents can even request an evening camp if they want to enjoy a quiet dinner alone.

The property hosts a daily “Land of the Mustangs” experience, which allows guests to enjoy a meet-and-greet photo-op with a wrangler and mustang, and learn more about these magnificent animals and life on a ranch.

Related: Road tripping from Phoenix? Here are 6 destinations to set your sights on

When it’s time to escape the heat, families can head to the resort’s pool area, which features a waterslide inspired by the ruins of the ancient Casa Grande as well as a shallow children’s pool, all with great views of the picturesque desert. In addition to Kai, travelers can look to multiple other dining outlets or indulge in room service — perfect for enjoying on your balcony or patio (a feature in all guest rooms).

Break free nights starting at 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass and enjoy complimentary self-parking (valet parking is available for an additional $22 per night).

Luxury: The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

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The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes offers a perfect blend of family-friendly offerings and luxurious amenities. Occupying 500 acres of beautiful land (including 11 lakes), the hotel is centrally located to Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World and offers a variety of accommodations — including luxury accommodations that can accommodate up to 10 guests. The resort even has a working farm on the grounds with gardens, apiary and a chicken coop.

And there are plenty of on-site activities to enjoy as well.

Related: How to use points to save money at Universal Orlando

Your kids will love the on-property water park, which features a lazy river, exhilarating waterslides, and Splash Cove, ideal for the youngest travelers. Part of a $30 million renovation in 2021 that overhauls the hotel’s guest rooms and club lounge, families can splurge for a luxury cabana rental next to the tranquil lagoon pool.

Experiences at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lake include the Arrow’s Edge Archery Experience, which allows guests of all experience levels to try their hand at the ancient sport. You can also spot local wildlife on a sunrise safari, book a guided eco-tour by canoe or kayak on the headwaters of the Florida Everglades, and experience the majesty of falcons at an interactive falconry experience.

Other amenities include a spa, 24-hour room service, turndown service and an on-property, championship-level golf course designed by Greg Norman. The Michelin-starred steakhouse has more than a dozen dining options to choose from, including knives and spoons. Kids will especially enjoy Knife Burger, where they can eat burgers and shakes.

And finally, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes also features the brand’s signature Ritz Kids program. Options include a full or half-day program and Kids Night Out, and while you must reserve a spot for your kids in advance, it may be difficult for you to tear them away at pickup time.

Redeem free nights starting at 52,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.

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With more than 30 brands in the portfolio, there is a hotel for every traveler’s needs, including those in the Marriott family.

If you’re budget-conscious, consider staying at a Residence Inn or TownePlace Suites, where you’ll enjoy complimentary breakfast and extra space to spread out. When you need more luxury, check out a Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis property, where you can enjoy fine dining, an on-site spa, and other high-end amenities. And finally, if you’re somewhere in between, try a Sheraton, Westin or Marriott property that has a little something for you and your family’s needs.

Ready to plan your next family vacation? Click here Explore Marriott properties around the world.

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