Identify your special needs, if any.
Each family is different. Some families may have needs that may not be considered needs by others. For example, for you may consider a separate crib for the baby an essential thing. For other families, this would not be a problem as they are fine with sleeping on the bed with the baby. What you should do before looking at hotels is to list down everything that you consider essential. I suggest that you list everything down – do not discount anything just because you take it for granted. Keep the list handy when inquiring about the hotel’s facilities and services. Do not be embarrassed to ask all your question – it is better to be thorough when doing your research than to be inconvenienced when you are actually there at the hotel.
Identify facilities that might get in the way of your vacation.
Is there such a thing? There most definitely is! Take this example – child-friendly hotels may offer video game consoles and similar amenities in their family suites and rooms. For some, this would be an ideal set up as they would be able to leave their children and spend some time on their own. For others though, these things just get in the way of family time. Instead of spending time with the whole family, some children might get distracted by the video game consoles and spend the entire trip indoors!