|A quiet day at the pool can help recharge everyone's batteries on a long vacation|
|A cozy spot to curl up in for a bedtime story|
We have stayed at some nice long-term stay suites with other chains, but we like the Marriott properties and as a platinum member of their loyalty club I often get upgrades and like to collect the points to use for future stays.
Anyone who has gone on a road trip with children knows that they create a lot of laundry. Every stop at a sandy beach or playground, not to mention a rainy day outdoors, adds to the normal everyday changes of clothes so unless you have a ton of space in your vehicle to pack for two or three weeks, you'll want to have access to a good washer and dryer. We've found the ones provided at long term stay hotels are generally in good condition and convenient to your room. Some are right by the pool or fitness centre so you can work out or relax while you wait for the dryer to finish.
After a day or two of relaxing by the pool (or catching up on those Netflix series you've been missing while away), everyone is recharged and ready to hit the road again.