Best 4 and 5 Star Hotels For Families
When it comes to finding the perfect family hotel for your next ski break there are a number of considerations to take in mind. For some the resort makes all the difference, for others a higher standard of hotel quality is a big draw. Most of us, however, are looking for that sweet spot that covers as many bases as possible.
In this article, we'll be showcasing what we think are the the best options for a family ski holiday. All of these hotels have fantastic access to the slopes, are located in some of the best ski resorts in Europe, and all have a superb array of amenities to keep both the parents and the kids happy.
Different ski areas suit different group types, for family and friends you can't beat the likes of La Plagne, Les Menuires or Morzine - with great snow, kids ski areas and friendly ski schools. These resorts have great snow records and a huge variety of terrain to suit all levels.
If you're looking to get some ideas about the best resorts and hotels for a family ski trip then this is a great starting point. It may be that you already have your ideal resort lined up, or you may be looking for advice - that's where our friendly and helpful flexiski Ski Experts come in, many of whom have personal experience of ski holidays with their own children. They can help you identify your perfect resort and the accommodation to match.
Araucaria Hotel & Spa - La Plagne
At the 4* Hotel Araucaria, public spaces have been designed around family needs. For example, adults can relax in the bar while keeping an eye on the kids in their hang out or games area; food in the half board buffet is great for children, and the water spa facilities are child focused, including the swimming pool.
With unbeatable ski-in/ski-out access on the slopes of Plagne Centre, this is a family friendly resort comprising a ski area with loads of wide open blue runs and snow sure reliability. Araucaria makes a great choice for a family ski trip or holiday.
Rocky Pop Hotel - Flaine
The 4* Rocky Pop Hotel in Flaine provides a splash of excitement to your family ski holiday. With an excellent swimming pool, half board dining and a host of other amenities, the main draw here is the nearly ski-in/ski-out access the hotel offers and the short 1 hour transfer. Rocky Pop suits families to a T, with a children's area that's visible from the bar and arcade games to keep them busy.
Flaine is a family friendly resort, with a car free centre, and lots of wide blue runs making it a worthwhile destination for beginners and intermediates alike. Nearby to the hotel you'll find a bowling alley for everyone to enjoy.
Le Petit Dru Hotel - Morzine
Le Petit Dru Hotel (4*) in Morzine is a wonderful choice for a family ski holiday. With family rooms and adjoining rooms, the room choice is great for a small or large family. Le Petit Dru is a large hotel with lots of space and fantastic facilities, including a swimming pool.
The bus that takes you to the slopes picks you up right outside hotel and it's just a short walk into town. The Morzine ski area is both family friendly and a classic British 'learn to ski' resort. With the option to go to Avoriaz for higher mountain skiing, the Portes du Soleil area is one of the biggest and most varied in the world.
Le Petit Dru offers both bed & breakfast and half board options, and with a short transfer of just 1 hr 15 mins the trip to and from the airport is a breeze.
Hotel Higalik - Les Menuires
The 4* Hotel Higalik in Les Menuires is located in the Three Valleys, the biggest ski area in Europe. Family rooms are available in the hotel along with a range of amenities including a swimming pool. In a large ski area like this, ski-in/ski-out access is paramount and Hotel Higalik really delivers here.
Higalik is a large hotel with bed & breakfast board option, and the on-site restaurant is well appointed and offers great evening dining. Les Menuires is a family friendly resort, with wide open blue runs and a huge variety of terrain available. A manageable transfer time of 2.5 hours is well worth it to explore this vast ski area.
Ours Blanc Hotel & Spa - Reberty
Reberty is within the Three Valleys ski area, close to Les Menuires, and makes a great choice for families. The 4* Ours Blanc Hotel & Spa has recently completed a complete redesign and renovation project, offering a very high standard of hotel. With a small swimming pool surrounded by glass, you can enjoy fantastic views of the nearby snow-covered peaks.
The hotel is built into the slopes of Reberty with ski-in/ski-out access and breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. Staying with flexiski with the bed & breakfast option, guests at Ours Blanc Hotel & Spa will be treated to a delicious breakfast buffet of pastries, fresh fruits, local cheese, and cold cuts.
Hotel Alpin Resort & Spa - Saalbach
Saalbach's 4* Hotel Alpin Resort & Spa makes for a great family hotel in picturesque Austria. The kids will love the large swimming pool and with family rooms available, the accommodation options are perfect. The hotel is all inclusive, making it easy to budget and taking away unnecessary stress.
With great access to the family friendly ski area, located just a few minutes walk to the nearest ski lift, you can make the most of Saalbach's excellent skiing. The hotel is found in the centre of the village so everything is easy to access. Private transfers are available, the other option is taking a taxi/train/taxi, both are around 2 hours in length.
Hotel La Cachette - Les Arcs
Hotel La Cachette in Les Arcs 1600 provides great access to Les Arcs' huge ski area. A staple in the area for years, 4* Hotel La Cachette has a well-equipped pool and spa area, indoor sauna, and wonderful outdoor hot tub and barrel sauna with incredible views of the Haute-Tarentaise.
La Cachette offers the choice of family rooms, after skiing the kids can enjoy a hot chocolate and pancakes on the terrace. With bed & breakfast options, the hotel offers amazing ski-in/ski-out access to enjoy the whole of the Paradiski area.
Hotel Le Carlina - La Plagne
La Plagne, with its large variety of villages and connection to Les Arcs, makes for a great family ski break choice. Perhaps the best place to stay with a family is picturesque Belle Plagne, with its nearby beginners slope area and access to the Roche de Mio gondola and Plagne Bellecote. 4* Hotel Le Carlina sits right on the slopes of Belle Plagne and provides ski-in/ski-out access.
Le Carlina offers a variety of family rooms and large suites to accommodate bigger groups. It also features a wonderful pool with views across La Plagne. Bed & breakfast options are available along with fantastic on-site restaurant. Belle Plagne itself is excellent for kids lessons and the rest of the Paradiski will satisfy everyone else.