My family of 5 just finished spring break. Well, most of us were on spring break but one member of the family had to work (gasp!) during the week of our family vacation.
Due to the working nature of one family member, part of our vacation included a stay at a traditional “business” hotel. Not a family friendly resort but a wear-your-professional-attire kind of place.
The decision to stay at a hotel predominantly occupied by the traveling business person turned out to have a boatload (yes, that is a technical unit of measurement) of benefits that bear repeating as we will definitely repeat a trip like this.
By being the only family staying at the hotel, the staff was quite enamored by us. We were singled out (in a good way) with complimentary cookies and milk for the kids, extra special treatment in the restaurant and best of all – a pool all to ourselves.
While everyone else worked the days away and the meeting rooms were filled to capacity, we ruled the pool and the hotel grounds. The nights and weekend were a different story but during the workweek days we were hotel royalty.
I’m sure this isn’t always the case but in my humble opinion, it might be a gamble worth trying. Especially if your kids are as cute as this one. (But, I’m a little biased.)
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