Embassy Suites Supports Families with #PrettyGreat Family Travel Hacks Online Community

Traveling together strengthens family bonds and creates life-long memories.  However, family travel admittedly has its challenges too.  I remember lying on a bed in a darkened hotel room wishing I could turn on a light to read, but not wanting to wake our sleeping daughter in the Pack ‘n’ Play.  We discovered the value of staying at Embassy Suites early on, with their two room suites and free, cook-to-order breakfast.  That’s why I was thrilled to partner with Embassy Suites as a member of their #PrettyGreat Family Travel Hacks online community.  Continue reading for more details on the Embassy Suites #PrettyGreat Family Travel Hacks program, and how you could win a one-night stay at any Embassy Suites hotel.

Embassy Suites, Syracuse, New York

DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post written by me in support of a paid campaign by Embassy Suites.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Our family has been Embassy Suites fans since the first day we became a family.  As newlyweds, my wife and I spent our wedding night at the Embassy Suites next door to the Pittsburgh International Airport prior to flying off on our honeymoon.  We love to travel together as a family – it’s the whole reason Adventures by Daddy was launched.  However, we know there are some hassles to family travel.  As much as we love spending time together, parents and kids need to have their own space as well.  Embassy Suites’ rooms are perfect for families allowing parents to close the bedroom door for a little quiet and privacy while the kids have a slumber party in the bedroom on the pull out sofa.  After everyone gets a good night sleep, a free, made-to-order breakfast is right downstairs with omelets, pancakes, waffles, and everything else you need to fuel your family adventures.

Embassy Suites, Syracuse, New York

Embassy Suites launched their #PrettyGreat Family Travel Hacks online community to help make family travel even easier.  All parents want to travel with their kids, and many wish they could do it more often.  In fact, a recent survey by Embassy Suites found 8 out of 10 parents (82%) wish they could travel with their kids more frequently.

The #PrettyGreat Family Travel Hacks Online Community provides family travel “hacks” – simple, clever tips to make vacation journeys with children easier, from packing to keeping the kids entertained on the road – posted by family travel experts and fellow parents.  Parents can post their own battle-tested hacks for the chance to win one of eight one-night stays at an Embassy Suites hotel of their choice, awarded now through May 14, 2015.

Embassy Suites Travel Hack

A pool noodle can act as a bed-bumper on the fly, photo courtesy Embassy Suites.


And it’s not just online where Embassy Suites has focused on family travel; all of their hotels are working to make family vacations better.  They are adding family-focused amenities such as coloring books and crayons at check-in, baby- and child-specific “do not disturb” signs, and board games, snacks, and family-friendly drinks at the complimentary evening reception.

Embassy Suites Travel Hack

Embassy Suites is adding a variety of new family-focused amenities, such as coloring books and crayons at check-in, photo courtesy Embassy Suites


Family-time and traveling is important to our family.  We want our kids to have a variety of experiences to make them well-rounded before they leave home.  It’s great to know that Embassy Suites is also committed to reducing some of the stumbling blocks to family travel.  The two-room suites, free breakfast, and evening reception have always made Embassy Suites a good value, and their new #PrettyGreat Family Travel Hacks online program will now also help decrease some of the hassle and stress of vacationing together.  I’ll be submitting some of our family’s tried and true travel hacks over the course of the year, and I encourage you to submit some as well.  Who knows, you just might end up winning a night at Embassy Suites.

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.