Park Your Family in These National Park Hotels

  • Ground of the Fairmont Banff Springs

    Fairmont Banff Springs at Banff National Park

    The UNESCO World Heritage Banff Springs puts you and your family in the center of the pristine wilderness of Canada's Banff National Park. Known as the "Castle in the Rockies," Banff Springs offers several kid-friendly extras aside from the usual luxuries, including a pool, children's welcome kit and a kids club. For the budget-conscious, kids under 5 eat free while kids ages 6 to 11 eat for half price.

    Photo courtesy of Fairmont Banff Springs

  • Old Faithful erupts in front of the Old Faithful Inn

    Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park

    The appeal of the Old Faithful Inn is all about location – right next to Yellowstone National Park's most famous attraction. You and the kids can wake up to an eruption of Old Faithful right outside your door, before the crowds of day hikers show up. Spend your days walking along the boardwalk or biking around the area, watching for geyser eruptions and wildlife, and in the afternoon, cool off with an ice cream from the Inn and some board games in the 76-foot high lobby.

    Photo courtesy of Xanterra Parks & Resorts

  • Collection of lodges at the south rim of the Grand Canyon.

    El Tovar Hotel in Grand Canyon National Park

    The historic El Tovar Hotel sits right on the south rim of the Grand Canyon, and it's been in operation since 1905. The lodge is one of six in the area, and often the busiest, so if you want to get a bit further away from the crowds, book a spacious room or cabin at the Maswik Lodge, located about a quarter-mile from the rim. The cafeteria-style dining hall and Pizza Pub will keep your picky eaters satisfied.

    Photo courtesy of Grand Canyon National Park

  • The AAA Four-Diamond Ahwahnee

    The Ahwahnee at Yosemite National Park

    Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Queen Elizabeth have all rested their heads in the Ahwahnee in Yosemite National Park, a six-story hotel that blends nicely with the natural scenery surrounding it. Depending on which wing your room is situated in, you'll enjoy views of Half Dome, Yosemite Falls or Glacier Point right from your room. If you need a little extra space for your family, book a cottage room.

    Photo courtesy of Kenny Karst/DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc.

  • Montana's Many Glacier Hotel

    Many Glacier Hotel at Glacier National Park

    Staying at Glacier National Park's Many Glacier Hotel transports you to a Swiss chalet on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake. From here, your family can see a glacier up close aboard Chief Two Guns (a wooden boat) or do some wildlife spotting along the easy 2-mile round trip hike to Grinnell Lake.

    Photo courtesy of Glacier Park Inc.

  • Exterior of Zion Lodge.

    Zion Lodge at Zion National Park

    You won't find any TVs at the Zion Lodge in Zion National Park, but what you will find is easy access to trail heads and the park shuttle stop to make exploring this beautiful part of Utah hassle-free. The Western-style cabins come equipped with gas fireplaces for those cook nights, and the entire property is surrounded by grassy areas where the kids can run off some energy between excursions.

    Photo courtesy of Zion Lodge

  • Entrance to the Furnace Creek Resort

    Furnace Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park

    Consistently ranked as one of the best national park hotels in the country, Furnace Creek Resort is actually two hotels in one. If you're traveling with kids, plan to stay at the more family-oriented Furnace Creek Ranch. This oasis in the middle of Death Valley National Park features spring fed swimming pools, a playground, horseback riding and carriage rides for the kids, plus the world's lowest golf course (214 feet below sea level), a cocktail lounge and message therapy for mom and dad.

    Photo courtesy of Furnace Creek Resort

  • Jasper Park Lodge outdoor heated pool

    Jasper Park Lodge at Jasper National Park

    Located in the middle of the Jasper National Park forest, Jasper Park Lodge offers year-round accommodation with all the luxuries of a top hotel. Besides the outdoor heated pool and half-price meals for kids under 11 (free for kids under 5), Jasper Park Lodge has a couple imaginative children's programs designed to stimulate a passion for fitness and the great outdoors.

    Photo courtesy of Jasper Park Lodge

  • View from near Jackson Lake Lodge

    Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park

    If you're planning to take the family to Grand Teton National Park – or even Yellowstone for that matter – you'll find Jackson Lake Lodge to be one of the best eco- and family-friendly properties in the area. You can choose from lodge rooms or slightly larger cottages, and enjoy the outdoor heated pool and tourist office whose staff will help you arrange park tours, lake cruises and river floats.

    Photo courtesy of chascar

  • Crater Lake Lodge Great Hall

    Crater Lake Lodge at Crater Lake National Park

    The Crater Lake Lodge, perched on the edge of the deep lake, underwent a $15 million renovation in 1995, making it one of the best national park hotels in the United States. A massive fireplace dominates the lobby area, while the dining room offers panoramic views over the cobalt blue waters of the lake.

    Photo courtesy of Crater Lake Lodge

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