Hello - Last year we stayed at the JW Marriott Cancun over Spring Break with our kids. We loved it. We were hoping to hear some recommendations for other family friendly Marriott hotels in the United States or the Caribbean. Our kids are 9, 6 and 4. Looking for hotels with great pools, kids activities as well as any excursion recommendations. Thanks!
jschweiger If you want better responses, I believe a specific location would be helpful - I imagine you have at least a particular state in mind??
Yeah really, stayed where last year as there are a number of JW properties in the world!!!
And as dansplan thought of, what are you thinking of for areas and activities?
If the kids are young I would suggest the Cancun Casa Magna over the JW. You'll be able to keep track of them better. The JW is awesome but as the kids swim/float thru the lagoon style pool, they will disappear from your sight, The Casa Magna is awesome because it has a huge hot tub and a swim up bar so the kids can get smoothies
I'm glad you posted this topic...cause I'm kind of in the same boat. But, on my list to go to for Spring Break is the JW- Cancun. The Casa Magna is on there too, but I think, personally, my family would like the JW better.
Marco Island is also on the list...but I think I saw that once it becomes a JW that it will move up in category? I'm looking at a week at a Cat 8 (to use a 7 night certificate) and I think it's a 9.
I'll be interested to hear other thoughts on locations as well!!
Marco is awesome, the Cancun JW is awesome as well so guess it all depends on your taste as both during Spring Break will most likely be packed as will most beach locations.
Take a look at the new Cabo Resorts - Hotels | JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa as it is spectacular. Here is some stuff from our visit with photos we took last January.
It is a bit more secluded and away from the Spring Break crazies and certainly worth looking into.
No we did not travel with kids so can be of absolutely no help there!
Yes, we stayed at the JW, click on the link from my previous post and it will take you to the review and photos we took of the place.
Either JW Desert Ridge in Phoenix, or the JW Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. Both are great for families and cater to them specifically. Restaurants are outstanding at both properties as are the pool and recreation options.
San Antonio property is much newer, although Desert Ridge has been upgraded and has a Griffin Club [Concierge Room], which is worth the daily investment if you can get it in your reservation.
If you're thinking Caribbean, you might look into Aruba. The Renaissance Aruba has a private island that the kids would love. Check out Renaissance Island - Aruba. There may be better and cheaper options, but Aruba could be worth considering.