Finding a Hotel for the Whole Family in Vancouver

Finding a hotel that satisfies everyone in the family can sometimes be a challenge.

Not in Vancouver.  A range of family-friendly hotels in the city offer services ranging from babysitting to special activities for kids.  Among the best options is the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, an elegant, historic hotel in the heart of the city with an innovative lineup of programs and packages for families.

For starters, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is offering a special Family Affair package.  When one room is booked at regular price (starting at $209), a second room is available at half-price.  That means plenty of space for mom and dad and for the kids.  The package also ensures that the family stays well fed.  Complimentary breakfast for four people is included, and there’s a 25 percent discount on food and beverages.

But that’s just the start.  The hotel also offers a unique babysitting service for parents looking for some time to themselves.  The Fairmont’s Nannies on Call provides experienced babysitters with First Aid and CPR training who have undergone extensive background screening ($18 per hour).

And then there’s the legendary Children’s Afternoon Tea in the hotel’s castle-like lounge.  A variation on the formal afternoon tea available to adults, the children’s tea includes bubblegum-flavored tea, peanut butter and jelly finger sandwiches, fresh strawberries and cream and a giant chocolate chip cookie.

 

Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver

Last but not least,  the hotel also features a pair of tail-wagging canine ambassadors that are always a hit with the kids.  Eight-year-old Golden Retrievers Mavis and Beau hold court near the concierge desk, where they meet and greet guests.

Does anyone else have a favourite family-friendly hotel in the city?  Please share your suggestions below.

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