Choosing Family Friendly Accommodation

5 Tips for choosing a family friendly place to stay

Travelling with the whole family is fun and exciting, allowing you to visit new places with your children and capture those priceless memories.

However, a family holiday can be challenging to plan and costs can escalate quickly.

Below are 5 easy tips to help take the pressure off holiday planning, especially when it comes to choosing the right type of accommodation and ensure everyone has a great time.

1. Choose Accommodation Suitable For Your Stay

While it may be easier to opt for hotels or resorts when travelling with family, this can become costly… especially when needing to take up two or more rooms for comfortable space and ensure everyone has a bed.

If you’re looking for cheaper options, which are more spacious, AirBnB, holiday rentals and serviced apartments can provide a good alternative… particularly as many are self-contained.

For visiting relatives, sporting events or similar travel, where a good night’s sleep is the main requirement for your accommodation, a well equipped motel room, can provide a convenient and budget friendly accommodation solution.

2. Look For What’s Included With Your Stay

Often the longer you stay, the cheaper your nightly rate.

Some places will offer a package with parking included or complimentary WiFi. Small but necessary items, like these, can add to overall costs so make sure you take them into consideration.

Moorooka Motel offers free parking and WiFi all year round to ensure their guests can stay connected.

3. Consider Dining Options

There is no such thing as a great holiday without great food!

Tripadvisor often has tips on where to find local best kept secrets so make sure you don’t leave until you have tried some local favourites.

For example, Café O Mai in Brisbane’s South has long been a local favourite for Vietnamese cuisine. Bordering Annerley and Moorooka, it is only 6km from the city and easy to find just off Ipswich Road.

Staying at venues which have a kitchen will allow you to plan meals around fussy little eaters while keeping down your expense – something to keep in mind.

Moorooka Motel and some accommodation providers may have basic facilities such as a microwave, toaster and kettle to ensure you can have a healthy breakfast before starting the day!

4. Location! Location! Location

Location is extremely important when choosing your accommodation. You want somewhere that is central and has easy access to the planned activities with your children.

Walking distance to shops and easy access to public transport is always a bonus.

The Moorooka Motel is a classic example where location cannot fault. It provides easy access to the city, short walk to shops and public transport.

5. Be Flexible

When travelling with children, don’t be too stringent on time to ensure you have a great family holiday.

Also be open minded and engage in different activities to what you are used to! 



When travelling with your family, getting suitable accommodation, in a good location, that meets your requirements is an important decision.

Moorooka Motel offers a family room option, which is budget friendly and conveniently located between Annerley and Archerfield, on Brisbane’s Southside.

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