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3 family-friendly boutique hotels in ixtapa – zihuatanejo

Looking for a boutique hotel in Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo, Mexico that welcomes families traveling with children?  Me too !  For weeks I have been combing websites looking for the perfect family friendly small hotel. It’s not an easy task since so many lovely luxury boutique hotels in this area focus on ‘romance’ and seem to shudder at the mere mention of a baby, toddler or small child. It brought back memories of being hustled out of the stunning Casa Que Canta lobby years ago when we popped in to ask a few questions with our newborn son in arms. While we still had a great trip, we were convinced that there must be a few boutique properties that would welcome wee travelers. Although it has taken me many years to get around to this post, I have recently found 3 lovely family-friendly boutique hotels in Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo that welcome kids of all ages.  Here they are.

1. The Viceroy Zihuatanejo

Viceroy Family-Friendly Hotel Zihuatanejo

details for the Viceroy Zihuatanejo:

price range: $$$
hotel class: 4.5 star
notable features :  3 pools, fantastic beachfront location, 2 restaurants, spa, fitness center, business center, free wifi, welcome cocktail, and DVD players for loan.
rooms to book:  Two bedroom suites are very popular with families.
reviews: 89% of family reviewers rate as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ on Tripadvisor.
more information: For rates and availability please see the Viceroy Zihuatanejo website.

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seattle welcomes the palladian hotel, by kimpton

The Palladian Seattle

I am pretty sure that I get some kind of endorphin rush from a new hotel opening. I love the fresh aesthetic, the updated hotel room concept, and the idea that I could walk barefoot on the brand new carpet (although I would still wear my slippers). When that hotel brand is also renowned for treating families right, I am especially enamored. Such is the case with The Palladian, a Kimpton Hotel set to welcome guests as of Feb. 3rd, 2015.

Located within a 1910 Belltown Beaux Arts building (constructed during the economic boom driven by the Alaskan Gold Rush), the Palladian hotel has been re-imagined for a modern era, featuring 97 rooms and suites showcasing vintage design elements, luxurious amenities and contemporary furnishings. True to the Kimpton style of creating inviting shared spaces, The Palladian’s lounge is sure to be a popular gathering spot. The full menu of craft whiskeys and small batch brews won’t hurt either.

A few more photos…..

The Palladian Seattle 1

The Palladian Seattle 2

The Palladian Seattle 3

Kimpton is the largest boutique hotel chain in the U.S. and has been a favorite of mine for both family getaways (check out their Kimpton Kids program) and the occasional romantic retreat with my husband. They do an excellent job catering to the individual preferences of their guests and offer unique perks to loyal patrons (Karma Rewards).

For more information, see The Palladian  or Kimpton Hotels.

Note:  Kimpton has been known to reward those who engage with them on social media. I once received a bottle of wine upon check-in for uttering the words ‘flip flop’. I felt a little silly, but was over it by my first sip.


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