Family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Kansas City

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Kansas City is renowned for its barbecue, jazz music, and rich cultural heritage. Families can enjoy exploring the city’s numerous museums and art galleries, visiting the iconic Union Station, or taking in a Kansas City Chiefs football game at Arrowhead Stadium. With a variety of parks, zoos, and other outdoor attractions and activities, Kansas City is an ideal destination for families looking to experience the best of the Midwest.

To help plan your trip, we’ve rounded up the best family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Kansas City. Check out our list below and book your stay today!

Best family resorts and kid-friendly hotels in Kansas City

Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City

Enjoy a memorable family vacation in Kansas City by booking a stay at Wolf Den Suite, the ultimate resort for kids with a sprawling indoor water park, a plethora of activities for all ages, and themed accommodations. 

In addition to the swimming pools, a kids’ club, and a game room, families can have endless splashy fun in the water park boasting different water slides for all kids, from toddlers to teenagers, a wave pool, a family hot tub, a water fort, a lazy river, and fun water features such as splash pads, pool basketball, and more!

For extra fun, let the kids get lost in the fantasy world of MagiQuest, a live-action role-playing game where they can use magic wands to solve puzzles, battle monsters, and complete quests.

Sleep Inn & Suites Indoor Waterpark

Are you looking for a budget-friendly family vacation in Kansas City that will keep your kids entertained all day long? Look no further than Sleep Inn & Suites Indoor Waterpark!

All guestrooms at the Inn can comfortably fit families of up to 7 people, all thanks to its double beds and convenient amenities such as ensuite bathrooms.

Kids will love the on-site water park which features twisting water slides, water fountains, a kids’ splash park, pools, a hot tub for adults, and a children’s play area.

For outdoor adventures, head to Amber Meadows HOA Park, a family-friendly green space with a playground, basketball court, picnic tables, and a walking trail.

Related: Hotels with water slides in Branson, MO.


  • What is the average price of a family resort in Kansas City?

    The average price of a family resort in Kansas City can vary depending on location, amenities, and time of year. However, the average price range for a family resort in Kansas City is between $100 to $300 per night. While some higher-end resorts may cost more, we've made sure to include plenty of budget-friendly options that provide heaps of family-friendly amenities.

  • Which kid-friendly hotel in Kansas City is the best?

    Great Wolf Lodge is well-known as heaven for kids due to its themed accommodations, kid-friendly dining, sprawling indoor water park, character appearances, a wide array of fun-filled activities such as arcade games, mini bowling, quests, workshops, and much more!

  • What are the most affordable family resorts in Kansas City?

    There are many affordable hotels on the list such as Sheraton Kansas City Hotel, Hyatt Place, Kansas City Airport Marriott, Hilton Kansas City Airport, The Fontaine, Aloft North Kansas City, Orangewood Inn & Suites, La Quinta by Wyndham, Fairfield Inn & Suites, InterContinental Kansas City, Four Points by Sheraton, and World of Fun Village.

  • Which kid-friendly resort offers an adult-only spa?

    Lowes Kansas City provides a spa exclusively for adults, with comprehensive massage services and revitalizing therapies.