Kid-Friendly Travel: Boutique Hotels

Who can help but love boutique hotels more than their ubiquitous chain counterparts? Not us! And boutique hotels that double as kid-friendly hotels just happen to be the icing on our travel cake. Our moms have recommended the best ones in their cities, and so we rounded them up into a handy list. Click through the slideshow to find the some of the best hotels in the world—all boutique, and all kid-friendly.

Hotel Granduca, Houston
“Hotel Granduca is a boutique hotel in Uptown Park that transports its guests to old-world Italy,” says Lisa Holthouse. “Whether you’re reserving a room for an overnight rendezvous or a year-long corporate stay, you can’t go wrong if luxury boutique is your style.”

The Belmont Hotel, Dallas
Designed in 1946 by historic architect Charles Stevens Dilbeck, The Belmont Hotel is an authentic vintage boutique hotel located just minutes from downtown Dallas. “The kids love night-swimming in the pool that overlooks the Dallas skyline,” says Christine Visneau.

Wythe Hotel, New York
Formerly a textile factory, the interior of this boutique hotel newcomer pays tribute to its industrial past with floor-to-ceiling windows and a loft-like aesthetic.

10 Corso Como, Milan
Carla Sozzani—sister of Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani—founded 10 Corso Como in 1990. It was originally built as a physical experience of a magazine, with the gallery and bookshop at its core. Soon after its opening, it expanded to include a high-end fashion boutique, a café, and a small hotel.

Huntley Hotel, Los Angeles
The Huntley is a sophisticated boutique hotel in Santa Monica that injects an urban luxury sensibility into seaside breeziness. Spacious rooms are stocked with light leather furniture, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, and a thick, soft bed.

Hotel Crayon, Paris
This centrally-located hotel, a short walk from the Louvre and Les Halles, pops with color and creativity. Filled with quirky designs and spaces that are truly unique, the room furniture alone makes guests feel like Parisian contemporary artists.

Ames Hotel, Boston
This glamorous boutique hotel, located in the historic Ames building, harmoniously combines modern style with old world sophistication. “The Woodword Restaurant is one of the liveliest places in the city,” says Robin Anderson, “and it’s close proximity to most of Boston’s attractions cannot be beat!”

Glenn Hotel, Atlanta
Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Atlanta’s cityscape while sipping a signature fusion cocktail at the rooftop SkyLounge, or enjoy a romantic night away from your daily routine in one of the boutique hotel’s sleek and stylish rooms.