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10 Best NYC Hotels for Families

01/08/2014 10:58 am ET | Updated Mar 10, 2014

Take the stress out of bringing the kids to New York by picking a hotel that has the location and perks like full kitchens and free gear that will make your life a lot easier.

By AnneLise Sorensen, NewYork.com

Picking the right hotel can make or break a vacation, and the right choice becomes even more critical when you are traveling with kids. Suddenly the whirlpool tub and king size bed you dreamed about are replaced by the desire for a mini fridge(if not a full kitchen) and enough space to fit a crib without having to walk over the bed to get around. Even in space-scrapped New York you can find hotels with rooms large enough to fit the brood, plus family-friendly amenities like strollers and cribs and on-site restaurants that can satisfy picky eaters of all ages. Location is also key with kids, and these ten hotels are all within strolling distance of major sites, from the Empire State Building to the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park -- aka New York's backyard.

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