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Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts

Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, Montego Bay Jamaica.

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Holiday Inn is a giant chain, with over 1500 hotels and resorts all over the world; this is a brand that aims to be known as family-friendly hotels, with many features that are kid-friendly.

Kids Eat and Stay Free
For starters: at Holiday Inn hotels and resorts worldwide, children 19 and under stay free in a parent's room. (That's an outstandingly high maximum age.) Also, at Holiday Inns in the US and Canada, kids 12 and under eat free from the kid's menu in the hotel restaurant, when accompanied by a dining adult.

Read more at the Holiday Inn web site about Kids Stay Free, Kids Eat Free, and other family policies.

At a number of Holiday Inn properties, families with kids ages 4-12 can enjoy KidSuites, a children's themed "room within a room" where kids can play and sleep, with special decor (jungle, circus, or pirate themes), board games, electronic games, videos, etc.

  • Find out which Holiday Inn's offer Kidsuites and see a sample, at the Holiday Inn web site.
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resorts
Holiday Inn has a number of SunSpree Resorts in the US, Canada, Caribbean, and Mexico, which offer special facilities and amenities; in the Caribbean and Mexico, SunSpree resorts can be a less-expensive alternative to all inclusive resorts yet with similar pools, watersports, etc. (See the Jamaica example, below.)

Generally, Holiday Inn SunSpree Resorts offer Kids Eat Free and Kids Stay Free programs, certain free activities and an Activities Coordinator, and supervised kid's programs probably at an extra charge. All-inclusive packages may be available.

In Jamaica, the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Montego Bay has moved entirely to all inclusive pricing. This resort has large lagoon- shaped pool, adults only pool, whirlpool bath in each Family Suite, fitness center, tennis court, miniature golf, windsurfing, snorkeling, sailing, glass bottom boats; children 12 and under stay, play and eat free; children's activity centers for kids from 6 months to 12 years.

Family Specials at Holiday Inn Resorts and Hotels
Holiday Inn frequently offers special deals for families. Check the Holiday Inn web site. It's also a good idea to phone Holiday Inn at 1-800-HOLIDAY; staff will tell you about current promotions at individual resorts.
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