My kids have seen their fair share of hotels – with a family that likes to travel, we have stayed in many a hotel. Most of the time, we opt for a hotel with great kid amenities – a fun pool or game room is great to burn off any energy and kill a few hours before bedtime.
But let’s face it – hotel rooms are boring for kids. Beds, a bathroom, and a TV don’t equate to much excitement. So when I found out about Omni Houston Hotel’s new Kid’s Fantasy Suites, I couldn’t wait to surprise my kids with this “unique” hotel room.
The Omni Houston Hotel Kid’s Fantasy Suite is simply put – a child’s ultimate bedroom. With 2 brightly colored twin beds, a basketball hoop, guitar lounge, and chalkboard wall, Omni is inviting kids to do things mom never lets them do at home – write on the walls? play basketball? learn a guitar??
For kids, the suite is like going to a friend’s house who has everything fun to play. I think it is a brilliant idea and am so surprised that we don’t see more of these. We had been sight-seeing in Houston all week, so it was a great way to relax and de-compress before heading back out. This would also be a fun place for the family to tag along with Dad’s business trip and have a fun place to stay.
Mom and dad are right next door in a beautifully decorated room with an adjoining door. And the Omni Houston had many great amenities for parents that allows them to relax and enjoy as much as the kids. The Mokara Spa is a quiet oasis with great services ~ I enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing pedicure & manicure ~ and there is a great workout facility as well.
The Omni Houston features a gorgeous pool as well, but to be honest, my kids had so much fun playing in their suite, they had no desire to swim. Typically, you never hear that in a hotel. It was great for me – I let them play as I sat in the next room relaxing – win, win!
My kids loved their suite so much, that they begged me to cancel our evening plans so we could stay in and play. Really? So we ordered room service and I was thrilled to see they had a fun kids menu that was reasonably priced.