Four ‘Florida For Families’ Accommodations
We’ve rounded up several hotels with a range of locations, accommodations and experiences that are well-suited to host families.
The Breakers Palm Beach
At The Breakers Palm Beach, the Flagler Club is a 25-room private access hotel that opened last year. The resort within a resort (think of it as a chic guesthouse) is on the sixth and seventh floors of the hotel, accessed through a private elevator. Nice Touch: Guests of Flagler Club receive free private car service upon arrival and departure, light snacks during the day, predinner appetizers and a dedicated small staff that is on call to help them with every need.
Good to know: Two connected king bedrooms or the Flagler Club Suite, which has a pull-out sofa and accommodates up to four people, can make groups comfortable. For more connectivity or for multiple generations staying together, The Breakers can create a six-bedroom suite out of a suite and five adjacent guestrooms.
The top suites at The Breakers are the two Imperial Suites, each with two entrances, a foyer, five Juliet balconies, a personal concierge and panoramic views of the coastline. They sleep up to six people, including two children, or four adults with the help of a pull-out couch and rollaway.
An Imperial Suite can also be connected to four additional guestrooms and suite/living area, making it possible to sleep 16. The Breakers also provides infant tubs, bed rails, diaper-changing tables, babysitting reservations and more.
Adults can spend time at Ocean Fitness, a 6,000-square- foot workout facility with oceanfront views. Here they can participate in 60 different workout classes, cycle, experience yoga and more. The best part? Working out in front of the 10-foot-tall windows that afford views of the ocean.
Visitors, ages three to 12, can enjoy Camp Breakers, which is open everyday. A fully trained staff operates the camp and if adults want to dine alone, the camp even hosts a night session, where little ones will play lawn games, star gaze and have bonfires on the beach. Note: The night session runs until 9:30 p.m. and includes dinner.
The Active Pool is one of the four pools on property and was created with happy clans in mind. Here, there are 25 bungalows that have personal concierges and come with a living area, a refrigerator, TV, gaming consoles and a private bathroom. To get the most out of pool time, ask about the Kids’ Intro to Scuba and the pool- side spin art experience. Note: Swimming lessons and water sport activities are available upon request for an additional fee.
Those who have had enough fun in the sun should head indoors to the Family Entertainment Center. This 6,100-square-foot complex is open daily and includes an arcade, a toddler and a play room (parents can see the play room while dining at the adjacent Italian Restaurant), an outdoor sports court and playground with sunshades during the day and lights at night. Tip: Make sure the children experience Florida’s marine life by visiting the Camp Room, which has a saltwater aquarium filled with indigenous marine life.
Little ones are allowed to dine in all nine of the restaurants. At HMF, a restaurant and lounge, adults can order a signature drink, such as the Railcar #91 — which is made with Courvoisier VSOP, fresh lemon juice, local honey and orange foam — while those under 21 years of age sip Shirley Temples.