The AA has revealed its top family-friendly hotels in the country, as well as the counties with the most family-friendly hotels, in anticipation of 2020 being the year of the staycation.
The AA took stock of all AA-rated hotels in the country and found that London, Devon, North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Gloucestershire are the counties with the most family-friendly hotels.
This means that, besides London, Devon is the county with the most family-friendly hotels at 25, only one behind the capital. The AA found that 96% of these hotels offered highchairs, cots and child-friendly menus.
The AA’s full top ten list of family-friendly hotel counties is as follows:
1. London (26)
2. Devon (25)
3. Cumbria (18)
4. North Yorkshire (18)
5. Gloucestershire (16)
6. Hampshire (15)
7. Cornwall & Isles of Scilly (14)
8. Suffolk (13)
9. Cheshire (12)
10. Norfolk (11)
The AA also revealed its most highly recommended family-friendly hotels. The list included: The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales; Bovey Castle, Newton Abbott, Devon; Calcot, Tetbury, Gloucestershire; Rockliffe Hall, Darlington, County Durham; and Stoke Park, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire.
Simon Numphud, managing director at AA Media, said: “There are a huge variety of hotels suited to families in the UK, with over 400 establishments offering child-friendly facilities. From the heights of the Highlands, to the coasts of Cornwall, there are hotels to suit all tastes, and we hope many more families will enjoy discovering the incredible hospitality of the UK’s hotels in 2020 and beyond.”
AA Hotel and Hospitality Services inspects, rates and publishes information about the hospitality industry, including hotels, guest accommodation and restaurants.