Tweens & Hotels- what do they like? Los Tweens Reviews Homewood Suites by Hilton
Traveling with tweens is quite fun, but planning is the key to success. We started exposing our girls to new places when they were very young- driving to parks, traveling within our city and state, etc. As part of the Los Tweens’ route for the American Latino Heritage Road Trip we discovered the area of Hagerstown Maryland. After connecting with the wonderful staff of their Convention & Visitors Bureau – we drove to the lovely Hagerstown area. The Visitors Bureau team suggested we stay at their local Homewood Suites by Hilton based on our family size and trip itinerary.
In all of my business and leisure travel I had never stayed with this hotel brand and was interested to research their offerings. I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel staff couldn’t have been more helpful. Since the hotel layout is an all-suite hotels – it really was worth the trial. If your familia can afford the mid-level rates– it is worth it as prices include breakfast AND dinner from Monday-Thursdays. If you consider the price of an average breakfast for four (ranges between $15-40) and a mid-priced dinner will cost anywhere from $25++) then the nightly, weekly rate really isn’t so high. The accommodations were excellent. All rooms have either one or two bedrooms, one or two bathrooms and a kitchenette with small living room/office area. It is very comfortable for families. Los Tweens tell us their feedback in this video. Funny enough- their favorite aspect: their own room! Turns out not having to room with us was their favorite part- too funny!
I must say that my only disappointment was that there was no recycling offered at the hotel. This is an issue for our family as we collect all plastic bottles, bags, cardboard, etc. for recycling while on the road and have taught the kids to seek out recycle bins or locations.
All in all Hagerstown is very pleasant for families. And so many of the area historians, park staff and tourism officials were familiar with Latino contributions to the Civil War, had bilingual information and again, were accommodating. It really is too bad that we didn’t’ have more time to enjoy and get to know the area more fully. Good rationale to plan another visit soon!
Disclosure: The Hagertown Convention and Visitors Bureau coordinated complimentary lodging at the Homewood Suites. All opinions and content are strictly my own.
Cristy is the founder and publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, as well as the co-CEO & partner of DiMe Media, based in Miami. Born to Cuban parents, she’s a ‘Jersey Girl’ who is the proud mom of twin teens and wife to her college sweetheart, a “gringo” with a Latino soul! Cristy is also a teen cancer survivor, lover of travel, tech, good food, all-things beauty related, family cooking and social sharing.