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 At Wind Chimes Inn -- Families like this hotel not only because of the accommodations and the affordable prices, but also because they can prepare meals here, cutting down on food costs.

Caribe Hilton -- This hotel is known for its children's programs. Its supervised Kids' Klub provides daily activities -- ranging from face painting to swimming lessons -- for children 5 to 12 years of age.

Hampton Inn -- For families seeking the kind of lodging values found on the mainland, this new hotel is highly desirable, as many of its rooms have two double beds. There's also a beautiful swimming pool in a tropical setting. Suites have microwaves and refrigerators.

Inter-Continental San Juan Resort & Casino -- This hotel began a children's program last year that leaped into the lead of San Juan hotels. The Planet Trekkers Kids Club is environmentally friendly, leading children through activities such as watching the migration of an adopted sea turtle Naya on its migratory path from Panama to Puerto Rico. The program is just plain fun, with outdoor sport and pool activities, indoor game competitions, and movie and disco nights. It lets parents enjoy their stay, too.

Ritz-Carlton -- For the family seeking an upmarket resort with lots of facilities, this is among the top choices. There's a full range of children's activities: arts and crafts, bowling, sand castle sculpting, sports, board games, and Spanish lessons. It's also a great place for active families, with plenty of watersports opportunities. Lessons and rentals are available for surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, and sailing.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.