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If you have a family of five like I do, you probably know finding hotels for large family is not an easy task, especially if you want to redeem points for the stay. The job gets even harder when you have a family of eight like Dan does!

Hotels for a large family

Have you ever tried to squeeze your large family into a hotel room that is meant for four? If you have, you would know that arrangement simply makes the stay uncomfortable. You are bound to hear kids complain! Whenever my family vacation in Mexico, we usually stay in a two-bedroom-two-bathroom unit at timeshare resorts. We all love the space! But domestically, it is a bit more challenging to find hotels that could fit a family of 5 to 8 people. Here is a short list of hotels with big rooms and free breakfast:

  • Hyatt Place
  • Hyatt House
  • Residence Inn by Marriott
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • Home2Suites by Hilton
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton
  • Staybridge Suites by IHG
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites by IHG

Most of these brands have rooms with two beds plus a sofa bed that can fit 5 or 6 people. Some even have two bedroom suites with full kitchen that can fit up to 8 people, and several of those are on the list of hotels that give dinner for free as well. Because they are part of a hotel chain, you can often redeem points for a free stay!

Hilton Hawaiian Village Lagoon Tower living room

Each hotel chain also operates vacation ownership properties (aka timeshare). Vacation properties often have two bedroom units that can easily fit a family of 8. But most of the time you can not redeem loyalty points, or it requires a ton of points for just one night. If you are willing to pay cash, you can always consider renting a week from timeshare owners (the best source is probably Redweek).

  • Marriott Vacation Club
  • Sheraton Vacation Club
  • Westin Vacation Club
  • Hyatt Vacation Club
  • Holiday Inn Clubs Vacation
  • Hilton Grand Vacation Club
  • Wyndam Vacation Clubs

Awesome redemption of hotels for large family

Believe or not, sometimes I choose our vacation destination based on what hotel accommodation I can find. I do not want to pay for two rooms if I can avoid it. A few years back, after spending Christmas in southwest Florida with my in-laws, we took the high-speed ferry from Fort Myers beach to Key West and spent five wonderful nights there. The trigger? Sheraton Suites Key West had rooms that fit all five of us at 12,000 points per night, and 5th night was free! It would have cost us well over $500 a night because our stay included New Year’s Eve.  One summer we made a three-day detour to Ocean City Maryland on our drive from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. We did that because I found Holiday Inn Suites for 35,000 a night and the non-fancy room fit all five of us just fine!

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Dan’s family of 8 at Hyatt House Seattle

Below is a list of hotels that not only fit a large family, but also offer tremendous value for your points! Some of these hotels my family or Dan’s family have been, while others I learned through my trip planning. Have you ever used points at any awesome hotels for your large family? If so, please share with us in the comments below.

[See Review of Hyatt House Seattle Downtown ]

DestinationHotel NameHotel Program5th night freePoints Required Per nightSample RatesType of Room
Key West, FLSheraton Suites Key WestStarwoodYes12,000 SPG points or 36,000 Marriott points$371 on 7/4
$770 on 12/31
Two double beds plus sofa bed, sleeps 6
New York City, NYDoubletree Suites Time SquareHiltonYes for elite80,000$400 on 7/4Two double beds plus sofa bed, sleeps 6
Ocean City, MDHilton Ocean City Oceanfront SuitesHiltonYes for elite80,000$560 on 7/51 bedroom oceanfront suite with 2 queen beds plus sofa bed, sleeps 6
Ocean City, MDHoliday Inn Hotel & SuitesIHGNo40,000$490 on 7/41 bedroom suite with 2 queen beds plus sofa bed, sleeps 6
Honolulu, HIHyatt Place WaikikiHyattNo12,000$234 on 7/4Two queen beds plus sofa bed, sleeps 6
Maui, HIResidence Inn MauiMarriottYes45,000 Marriott points or 15,000 SPG points$329 on 7/4Two double beds plus sofa bed, sleeps 6
Park City, UTHyatt Place Park HyattNo15,000$360 on 7/4Two queen beds plus sofa bed, sleeps 6
Washington DCHyatt Place Washington DC/National MallHyattNo12,000$360 on 7/4Two queen beds plus sofa bed, sleeps 6
Washington DCHyatt Place Washington DC/White HouseHyattNo12,000$345 on 7/4Two queen beds plus sofa bed, sleeps 6
Seattle, WAHyatt Place Seattle DowntownHyattNo12,000$370 on 7/4Two queen beds plus sofa bed, sleeps 6
Seattle, WAHyatt House Seattle/DowntownHyattNo12,000$324 on 7/4Two queen beds plus sofa bed, sleeps 6
Orlando, FLHoliday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake ResortIHGNo35,000$200 on 12/312 bedroom 2 bath suite with full kitchen, sleeps 8
Scottsdale, AZHoliday Inn Clubs Vacations ScottsdaleIHGNo25,000$326 on 12/312 bedroom 2 bath suite with full kitchen, sleeps 5
Clearwater Beach, FLClearwater Beach Marriott Suites Sand KeyMarriottYes40,000 Marriott points or
13,334 SPG points
$293 on 7/41 bedroom two double beds plus sofa bed, sleeps 6

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