Finding a family-friendly hotspot in metro Detroit isn’t hard to do — there are plenty to choose from! But knowing the best hotels that will keep your kiddos entertained after you’ve left said attraction can be trickier. Here are a few places that cater to families:
TownePlace Suites by Marriott
Relax and feel at home with a fully equipped kitchen (so you can save a few bucks on dining out), complimentary Wi-Fi and an indoor pool. Two-bedroom suites are available if you need extra space “” or just want your own space away from the kids! Plus, it’s pet-friendly. There’s also a special Great Lakes Crossing Outlets shopping package available, which includes a $50 Great Lakes Crossing Outlets American Express Gift Card so you can enjoy a little retail therapy.
If you’re visiting:
The Detroit Zoo
Before heading out to see the animals, enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast buffet, complete with cooked-to-order omelets and eggs. And when the day is done, complimentary cocktails, beer, wine and snacks will await. The hotel offers a special Detroit Zoo Package that includes admission for two adults, parking at the Zoo and a Zoo souvenir. Contact the hotel directly for pricing and availability.
If you’re visiting:
Jimmy John’s Field
This hotel is an attraction in itself, with an indoor water park that features a zero-entry swimming pool, waterslide and lazy river. Lifeguards patrol all the fun to make sure little ones are safe. Plus, there’s an arcade, a fitness center and more.
BONUS: If you’re looking for a staycation, check out the Back-to-School Bash at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Farmington Hills. Celebrate the kids’ last weekend of freedom before classes resume, with a showing of “Inside Out,” unlimited pool access and a buffet breakfast the morning of Sept. 5. For reservations, call 248-477-7800.
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4240 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326866-622-0605 Highlight on map | More Details
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8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067248-541-5717 Highlight on map | More Details
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