If you are taking a family vacation, condo rentals can be a great idea, and there are plenty in nearly every city. However, not all of them are family-friendly, which means you should ask some questions before you reserve a condo. Find out what to ask if you have small kids who will accompany you on your trip.
You should first make sure there are enough rooms for everyone, unless you plan on sharing a room with your kids. However, many children have trouble sleeping in the same room as others if they are not used to it, especially if the other people snore or do not use a nightlight. These are some details to consider before you decide how many rooms you need.
If you decide to share a room with one or more of your kids, you should find out the bed options. You can likely rent a rollaway bed from the condo rentals you are considering. Many also rent out cribs and playpens for babies, so ask about this option if you need it. If you plan on co-sleeping, make sure you get a large enough bed to fit everyone who will be sleeping on it so that no one falls off.
If you have young kids or babies who are mobile, you should make sure the condo rentals you are looking into can be baby-proofed. This means if you are staying for more than a few days, you might consider bringing outlet covers and other baby-proofing tools that are easy to use for just a temporary stay. When you arrive, you should also check out the floor to make sure it is clean and clear of anything your baby might be tempted to eat. You can also bring your own playpen or seat for the baby, if one is not provided, so he or she does not crawl or walk around too much during your stay.
Finally, you should ask about child-friendly activities nearby. Most condo rentals are near restaurants and shops that are family-friendly. However, some only have bars or clubs around them, which means you have to drive for a while before you find a place you would want to bring your children. If this is the case, you might consider bringing your own food to cook so you do not have to venture out for meals.
Most of these questions can be answered over the phone. You should also check out reviews of condo rentals to find out if children can be safely brought to the vacation destinations you are considering. Planning ahead can help ensure that your trip is safe and fun.