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Survival Tips For Staying In A Hotel Room With Kids

If you have reached this page then you are probably about to embark on a family holiday/break and staying in a hotel room. We have stayed in hotel rooms on numerous occasions and it is not something we look forward to. Sharing the same room as your children for more than one night can be extremely tiring. Read and tips and advice below…and good luck!

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Survival tips for staying in a hotel room with your kids

Tire them out

Tire your little darling/s out during the day so that once it is time for bed they will hopefully go to sleep very quickly. Which means you can then relax and take your time to recover from your day.

Hide in the Bathroom

If you are all in the same room and you need to wait till they are asleep then take some munchies and sit in the bathroom. Means you can hide away and eat without the kids knowing.

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Sit in the dark

This is normally what we end up doing. Sit in a dark room and wait until the kids are asleep and then grab out the phones and tablets.

Pretend to sleep

If the above tips haven’t worked then you could try to pretend to sleep. The kids then think “well mum and dad are sleeping, so we will too” (fingers crossed!). Just hope that you don’t fall asleep as if you are like me then you will be wide awake at 2am! If your like my husband then the extra hours sleep won’t make a blind bit of difference!

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Don’t do it!

Okay I don’t mean, don’t go on the holiday. I mean sharing the same room. If it’s more than one night then best advice to give you is book a room that has a separate area for the kids. This could be a connecting room, an area with a sliding doors or a partition wall. This way you can watch some tv, have a light on or just sit and relax while the kids are asleep.


We have always found sharing a room with our boys a right pain in the rear. Unless you have well behaved kids that fall asleep instantly or sleep through anything then you may need the above survival tips!

Do you have any survival tips for sharing a hotel room with your kids? Let us know in the comments below!

Survival Tips For Staying In A Hotel Room With Kids

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I have always had an interest in travel and now we have our two boys we want them to see more than just the UK. We hope to give advice and tips to other parents who are anxious about travelling with their children. You can also read about our holidays and the places we have visited while away.
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  1. My husband and I have been thinking a lot about going on a vacation with our kids, but we are really worried about how to handle them in a hotel room. I really like your idea about getting a room that has a separate area for the kids, though, and I definitely think that we should consider that. Perhaps we could get a suite that has joint rooms as well as a living and kitchen area. That would definitely allow us all to have our individual space!

    1. Thank you for your comment Faylinn 🙂 It definitely makes things easier (for us anyway) having a separate area for our boys. I hope you manage to find somewhere for your vacation, a suite would be a great choice 🙂

  2. Belgium Beers in the bathroom for us last weekend when we visited Ghent. Dad sat on the loo, me propped up against the bath on the floor, whilst the kids supposedly slept in the main room. Ha! The things we do when travelling with kids 😉
    Great post guys!
    Jenny 🙂

    1. We have only used the bathroom a few times but it hurts my back too much. Normally we pretend to sleep so the boys go to sleep. Its really hit or miss though as sometimes we fall asleep too haha!!

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