Florida is known as the Sunshine State for a good reason! It has two coastlines, year-round warm and pleasant weather, tropical islands at the Florida Keys and a dream family theme park at Walt Disney World.
Florida is a large state, with a ton of family-friendly resorts around to cater for all visitors. Whether you’re going to Walt Disney World or Epcot, or you’re looking for a beach lover’s holiday in Miami, there are a lot of family resorts in Florida to suit your budget and holiday needs. Florida’s perfect temperature and variety of destinations make it one of the best family-friendly locations within the United States.
Let’s start planning your next trip to Florida for a family vacation! Here are the best all inclusive resorts and top family resorts in Florida, and leading family resorts in the Florida Keys as well as Miami and Orlando. There are a few different price points included in keeping your wallet in check.
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The best family resorts in Florida
1. Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort, Golf & Marina – Stuart, Florida
If you’re looking for family resorts in Florida that offer a fantastic summer getaway, you can stop your search right here. Not only is the Marriott Hutchinson one of the most underrated family beach resorts in Florida, but it is also only 6 minutes from the city centre of Stuart, Florida, about halfway between Miami and Orlando.
This exceptional resort offers three swimming pools, beachfront access, free parking, breakfast, BBQ facilities and outdoor picnic areas. Large rooms are available for prominent families and many outdoor activities such as swimming, cycling, water sports, tennis, and hiking.
The Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort, Golf & Marina is one of the best all inclusive family resorts in Florida while being slightly off the beaten path.
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Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort, Golf & Marina
2. Tropical Disney Villa, Haines City
Do you prefer your accommodation to be a family home instead of a hotel? Look no further than the Tropical Disney Villa in Haines City, midway between Legoland and Walt Disney World in Orlando.
This large villa home features three full bedrooms, a private pool, a unique games room for older kids and countless hours of family fun. This unique villa is located on the Southern Dunes Golf Course, providing excellent views and a nearby clubhouse for a quick lunch.
The host has even provided a pirate-themed treasure hunt activity for kids to enjoy. We think this fully-furnished destination is one of the best all inclusive family resorts in Florida for getting quality family time on lock.
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3. Islander Resort, Florida Keys
We know that travelling with family can become expensive, so Islander Resort in the Florida Keys is a great budget-friendly option. This three-star resort includes a dedicated kids pool, beach access and bicycle rental facilities.
This destination is one of the busiest family resorts in Florida Keys, as it offers basketball, beach volleyball, fishing, kayaking and even a hot tub. You can choose from a variety of large rooms for the ultimate family-friendly summer vacation in Florida!
Islander Resort is also one of the most cost-effective family beach resorts in Florida Keys.
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Islander Resort in Florida
4. The Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
It can be pricey staying at some of the official resorts at Walt Disney World. Still, there are a lot of other great all inclusive family resorts in Florida that don’t break the bank yet offer incredible amenities.
The Rosen Inn is an excellent choice for families as it offers a family room, kids playground, game room, garden, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. It’s also pet friendly so that you can bring your entire household along on your next vacation to Florida! In addition, there are many local restaurants and parks within walking distance to the hotel.
Notably, The Rosen Inn is only 5 miles / 8km away from Walt Disney World, making travel accessible for families wanting to visit the world’s happiest place on earth.
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5. Walt Disney World Dolphin, Orlando
We’re pretty sure that if you’re a parent or relative of a young child, they’ll want to go to Walt Disney World while visiting Florida. Walt Disney World Dolphin is probably the most popular of all inclusive family resorts in Florida due to its sought-after location.
You’ll be staying within Epcot in the Lake Buena Vista district of Orlando. We expect your family won’t be disappointed when staying here, as there are a ton of exceptional amenities to enjoy after you’ve had a full day at Disney. A dedicated kids club, babysitting service, family room, playground, and easy access to Epcot theme park are available.
Other notable activities for families include karaoke, an outdoor swimming pool, table tennis and a tennis court, mini-golf, a large water park, and so much more.
Some of the top attractions to look out for when not staying at the hotel include Disney’s Boardwalk, Walt Disney World and the World of Disney.
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Walt Disney World Dolphin
6. Holiday Inn, Orlando Disney Spring Area
Do you want to stay in an official Disney hotel at a lower price point than some other options? Holiday Inn Orlando Disney Spring Area is the perfect place to enjoy a family vacation.
The Holiday Inn in Orlando is one of the family resorts in Florida that offers a hot tub, fitness centre, games room for kids with an arcade setup and family-friendly restaurant.
Get all this while saving a bit of cash on accommodation! You’ll find lots of entertainment nearby, such as Epcot, Sea World and the Magic Kingdom.
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7. Dolphin Point Villas, Florida Keys
Here’s another fantastic option for travellers looking to experience the beauty of the Florida Keys. Dolphin Point Villas in Key Largo, Florida Keys, is one of the best family resorts in Florida Keys.
Each neat villa offers a modern beach house vibe, a shared outdoor swimming pool, access to a secluded beach and dedicated DVDs, books, music, games, puzzles and TV for children.
You’ll also find a dedicated BBQ area and garden to sit in a while your family enjoys the summer sun.
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Dolphin Point Villas
8. Southernmost Point Guest House, Key West
Perhaps you are looking for more homely family resorts in Florida Keys. Southernmost Point Guest House is an excellent option if you are looking for a classic abode in the Florida Keys.
This bed-and-breakfast features manicured gardens, an outdoor swimming pool, a large breakfast including a kid’s buffet, outdoor garden and picnic area, kids TV channels and easy beach access and views from some suites.
It’s also only a 2-minute walk to the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, and Dog Beach is a 6-minute walk away. We think this is one of the better family beach resorts in Florida for bringing your pet along.
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Southernmost Point Guest House
9. YVE Hotel, Miami
You might be in the market for upmarket family resorts in Florida. If so, we think you’d love YVE Hotel in Miami!
This hotel offers a fitness centre and cycling activities and is also pet friendly. It’s close to Bayside Marketplace and Bayfront Park, while Miami Beach is only 10 minutes away by car.
The YVE Hotel is one of the family beach resorts in Florida that would be a perfect choice for older kids or teens who enjoy hanging out at the beach without constant supervision.
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YVE Hotel Miami
10. The Guild Downtown | X Miami
If you enjoy a minimalist aesthetic, even down to your resort or hotel rooms, Guild Downtown would be perfect for you. I wouldn’t be surprised if an interior decor magazine featured these modern minimalistic rooms, complete with a clean, bright feel.
On top of that, this is one of the best all inclusive family resorts in Florida as there are an outdoor swimming pool, BBQ facilities, outdoor lounge area and sun terrace, movie night activities, table tennis, and yoga and fitness classes.
Children of any age are welcome at this beautiful hotel.
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The Guild Downtown
Summary: The best family resorts in Florida
Whether you’re going to Miami, Orlando, or even family resorts in Florida Keys, there are a lot of great family beach resorts in Florida to discover.
Bear in mind that the age of your children will impact the most suitable resort for your family. It would help if you considered a hotel with more children’s entertainment for younger kids, while older kids and teens won’t need as much of this. However, you know your family best – so choose wisely.
We hope you have a fantastic family vacation during your next trip to one of many family resorts in Florida!
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