Family Vacation Critic Names 2016's Top-Rated Family Hotels

The top-rated family hotels according to Family Vacation Critic.

ByGENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN
May 22, 2016, 1:05 PM
PHOTO: St. Regis Punta Minta, Mexico.
St. Regis Punta Minta, Mexico.
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— -- 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:

Florida

LEGOLAND Florida, Winter Haven, FL

PHOTO: LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.
LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.
Chip Litherland for LEGOLAND Florida/Merlin Entertainments Group Inc.

Hawaii

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Wailea, HI

PHOTO: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Hawaii.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Hawaii.
Christian Horan-Four Seasons

Mexico

St. Regis Punta Minta, Nayarit

PHOTO: St. Regis Punta Minta, Mexico.
St. Regis Punta Minta, Mexico.
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Mid-Atlantic

Casablanca Hotel, New York, NY

PHOTO: The Casablanca Hotel.
The Casablanca Hotel.
Casablanca Hotel

Midwest

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL

PHOTO: The Four Seasons Chicago.
The Four Seasons Chicago.
Peter Peirce-Four Seasons

New England The Beachmere Inn, Ogunquit, ME

PHOTO: The Beachmere Inn.
The Beachmere Inn.
The Beachmere Inn

Pacific Northwest

Fairhaven Village Inn, Bellingham, WA

PHOTO: The Fairhaven Village Inn.
The Fairhaven Village Inn.
Fairhaven Village Inn

Rockies

Mountain Sky Guest Ranch, Emigrant, MT

PHOTO: The Mountain Sky Guest Ranch.
The Mountain Sky Guest Ranch.
Mountain Sky Guest Ranch

Southeast

Westin Buckhead Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

PHOTO: The Westin Buckhead Atlanta.
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta.
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Southwest

ARIA Sky Suites, Las Vegas, NV

PHOTO: The Southwest ARIA Sky Suites
The Southwest ARIA Sky Suites
ARIA Sky Suites

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