We’re almost halfway through 2015 and it’s high time you treated your family to a stay at one of 2015’s top new family-friendly hotels.
Chosen by Condé Nast Traveller, as usual their list is filled with drool-worthy lodges, inns and mega-hotels where just an overnight stay is vacation unto itself.
From opposite ends of the vacation experience—one set in a man-made fantasy of perfection, the other where wildlife goes fantastically astray—are the new Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World and the Pikaia Lodge on the Galápagos Islands, both opened in 2014.
The Four Season franchise is known for their spacious rooms and their 2014 Orlando hotel once again delivers.
The firework lights atop a staircase of at the Four Seasons Orlando.
The fireworks are equally fantastic in full daylight as they are at night.
Playing in the volcano in the Four Seasons kid’s club.
The stunning Pikaia Lodge at sunset.
You’re never without a view at the Pikaia.
Making friends with the inhabitants of the Galápagos Islands.
Style-wise, CN’s list also has a little something for everyone from the whitewashed New England charm of Rhode Island’s Watch Hill Inn to the spare sumptuousness of Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage.
The Watch Hill Inn harkens back to an age of Victorian summers at the shore.
Charming comforts inside the Watch Hill Inn, RI.
Dusk ushers in cooling temperatures and the magic of night in the desert.
Enjoying an evening of indoor/outdoor living at the Ritz, Rancho Mirage.
The only thing you won’t find is a huge variety in price—the list is about hot properties, not steals—although Edson Hill and the Ritz do offer rooms for $200-$300 a night.
See the full list here.
Image credits: Watch Hill interior shot ©2013 Chip Riegel : Galapagos beach image courtesy Kurz-Ahlers & Assoc. All other images courtesy the hotels.