-- Summer's almost here and parents everywhere are in the midst of planning the "perfect" summer vacation. The hotel is a crucial part of any trip, and perhaps the most important part of a family vacation. Will there be enough activities for the kids? What's the pool like? What kind of food is served in the hotel restaurants?
Family Vacation Critic has just released its annual Best Hotels for Families list which incorporates not only the opinions of their members but has also been visited by an employee of the site.
The entire list includes 600 properties, so we asked Family Vacation Critic to narrow it down to the top-rated property in each of 10 popular vacation spots. Here are the results:
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Wailea, HI
St. Regis Punta Minta, Nayarit
Casablanca Hotel, New York, NY
New England The Beachmere Inn, Ogunquit, ME
Fairhaven Village Inn, Bellingham, WA
Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, Emigrant, MT
Westin Buckhead Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
ARIA Sky Suites, Las Vegas, NV