10 Hotels and Resorts That Come with All the Amenities of a Home
Feel like you’re truly in your home away from home on your next vacation at these properties that include full home amenities like multiple bedrooms, full kitchens, large living spaces and washer/dryers. We’ve found the top hotels and residences where all the creature comforts of home – and more – are yours for the taking.
1/10 Estate Grace Bay Resort, Turks and Caicos
There’s something about having your own space complete with all the amenities of a 5-star resort that makes this 4,700-square foot four-bedroom residence one of the top-booked at the famous Grace Bay Resort in Turks & Caicos. Located in the ultra-luxury Estate section of the award-winning resort, the residence is perfect for entertaining on a grand scale with a dining room area for family meals, large terrace with private pool, as well as a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen that just might be even better than the one you have back at home. Each bedroom also boasts its own bathroom as well as individual terraces in case some guests need additional privacy. You’ll may just want to make this your permanent home.
2/10 Apartments at La Reserve Hotel & Spa, Paris
Ever dream of living like aristocracy in your own apartment in Paris? The Apartments at La Reserve Hotel offer that and much more with a landmark address on the famous Place du Trocadéro. Offering unrivaled views of the Eiffel Tower, the residences feature contemporary design and classic elegance with a selection of 10 configurations that offer privacy, services, and all the conveniences of home. Ranging from one to four bedrooms, we love the three-bedroom apartment with full view of the Eiffel Tower. One call to the concierge and a 2-star Michelin meal will arrive at your doorstep courtesy of Le Gabriel chefs. Or, head to the local market to pick up your own fresh produce and cook alongside a chef in your own fully-equipped kitchen. Kids will enjoy the tailor-made itineraries which include a special children’s tea service, a miniature boat race in the Jardins des Tuileries, or just a swim in the hotel’s indoor pool.
3/10 Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies
Loved by luxury travel agents for its appeal to discerning and picky family travelers, the Four Seasons Nevis offers private villas to accommodate even the largest groups for reunions or just annual visits. Barefoot elegance meets 360-degree hospitality at the six-bedroom Palm Grove residence. Sleeping 11 guests and offering six marble bathrooms, the villa sits adjacent to the hotel and comes with its own golf cart once guests are ready to partake of the resort and island amenities “Steps away from the beach with views of majestic Nevis Peak, the property offers full Four Seasons service that goes above and beyond,” remarks Nancy Vuletic, Associate Travel Advisor, Valerie Wilson Travel Agency. “Don’t forget to try a crab burger on the beach at Four Seasons and take a stroll down the beach to Sunshines for a drink and some killer ribs while you meet the locals.”
4/10 Grand Residences Resort, Mexico
Located in a quaint fishing village with an easy 20-minute commute from Cancun airport, the Grand Residences Resort offers a quiet location and ample suites make it the perfect spot to host the entire family. Featuring one- and two-bedroom configurations with the option to add on adjoining rooms, they key draw for families here are the large kitchens, indoor and outdoor dining areas, washer/dryers, and of course, the sweeping oceanfront views. While some families prefer the all-inclusive option for dining, many prefer to go a la carte and take advantage of the on-premise convenience store to prepare their own meals. Add a beautiful infinity edge pool, a complimentary kids club and a full spa, and you’ll be hard pressed to ever want to leave.
5/10 Inn at Spanish Steps, Rome
Ready for a Roman holiday that offers full-service residential hotel living on the famed Via Condotti street (think the Rodeo drive of Italy)? The Inn at Spanish Steps is the place to book with a premier location in the center of Rome and easy walkability to popular tourist highlights, including the lush Villa Borghese. What’s especially appealing here is feeling like you’re living in your own apartment in the most sought-after area of Rome. The apartments feature full kitchens, large terraces with outdoor dining areas, and ample configurations ranging from one to 6 bedrooms. And of course, the all-important washer/dryer to keep your whole family looking chic and stylish in the latest Italian fashions.
6/10 London Perfect Apartments, London
Families looking to experience the best of London with all the conveniences of having an entire apartment to yourself as a home base can do just that with London Perfect. Enjoy all the perks of staying in a neighborhood and living like a local in a large apartment complete with full-size kitchen and washer/dryer, but have better peace of mind than with a traditional Airbnb. The concierge team has vetted every property and makes sure they are ready for you so you know without a shadow of a doubt you’ll be getting a great spot that’s clean and freshly prepared. The team even personally greets you when you first arrive and is available to help you with anything throughout your stay, including booking tours and attraction tickets, or even sending over a chef to cook for you in case you’d rather not use that kitchen yourself. With locations throughout the city of varying sizes, there’s sure to be a property to fit your family’s tastes. In addition to London, they also have apartments in Paris, Italy and Bali.
7/10 Scrub Island, BVI
The perfect spot to launch your next family vacation of island hopping, Scrub Island offers an off-the-beaten path location and barefoot luxury that’s very hard to find in a world of heavily trespassed tourist destinations. For those who love to explore in a secluded island setting, the resort offers charters that will allow your family to visit Virgin Gorda, Norman, and many other small islands. When it comes to accommodations think of this resort as the luxurious and version of the Swiss Family Robinson adventure. The 2-6 bedroom private villas offer seclusion and all the ultimate comforts while you’re on land while being steps away from resort amenities including the restaurant and the Zen-like Ixora spa. The villas feature Viking built-in grills, spacious gourmet kitchens, outdoor terraces with private outdoor showers, and infinity edge pools with some offering the additional convenience of separate private entrances.
8/10 White Key Villas, Greece
Take your Grecian isle vacation to the next level with White Key Villas, a dedicated Greek Luxury Villa operator. They have impeccable standards and ensure their selection is of the highest standard. They manage over 300 of the best private villas in Greece so you’re sure to have plenty of choices no matter where you’re headed. Uniquely, all their properties are family owned and used regularly by the owners themselves, so there is no feeling of “built to rent” here. Just like no one family is the same, each White Key villa is different. The experience and added value really starts at the consultation phase, where they expertly match you with the right property for your family depending on exactly what you’re looking for. Naturally, at this end of the market the amenities and service that come with the villa are perfect. Private chefs, concierges and great family-friendly facilities are all included.
9/10 Resort Baia Scarlino, Italy
Live under the Tuscan sun and by the sea in the Maremma region at Resort Baia Scarlino, the perfect under-the-radar spot for a family getaway to Italy. The 29 apartments at the resort were carefully created to highlight the region and all the building materials are hand crafted in Tuscany. Plus. they all come completely furnished and set up with all the amenities you’re used to enjoying at home. Gaze out at the views of the sea, charter a boat from the marina, spend a day on the shopping promenade exploring its many stores, bars and restaurants, or lounge by the pool. Leave stress behind and find total tranquillity.
10/10 Lyric Apartments, USA
Currently in 14 major US cities with plans to continue expanding, Lyric offers apartments of varying sizes (all carefully curated and kept in pristine condition) in the heart of urban areas ready for family exploration. No detail goes unnoticed here from the carefully selected in-suite music and art, to the fully stocked kitchens complete with artisanal coffee, to the sumptuous beds in each room. Every building and suite is designed to reflect local culture and community so you’ll get a true taste of the city you’re visiting while also feeling right at home in your new pad.
By Elina Furman