Lugging the kids to New York City can be a daunting experience. Finding a hotel that makes that experience (whether in the accommodations or in the amenities), a bit less overwhelming can be a huge help. Here are some of the city’s best accommodations for families:

Affinia Dumont (Midtown East) Real kitchens in which to cook for picky kids, plus rooms of a size that allows all the family members to spread out.

Gershwin Hotel (Flatiron District) High space-to-dollar ratio with the Family Room, a two-room suite.

Hotel Beacon (Upper West Side) In-room kitchenette, on-site laundromat, and spacious rooms in a kid-friendly neighborhood—what more do you want?

Le Parker Meridien: Cartoons playing in the elevators, a great swimming pool, a kid-friendly burger joint in the lobby, and spacious rooms and suites.

The Lowell (Upper East Side) Total luxe, but with the feel of a residential dwelling. Most units are equipped with a kitchenette or full kitchen.

Novotel New York (Midtown West) Kids 16 and under stay free in their parent’s room and eat free at the hotel’s Café Nicole.

Pod 39 (Midtown West) . Bunk bed rooms plus ping pong and pool tables in the lobby. Can you say kiddie heaven (and at an affordable rate)?

Skyline Hotel and Travel Inn (Midtown West) Inexpensive ($10) to free parking at the Skyline and Travel Inn, respectively, oversize rooms, and swimming pools (a rarity in affordable hotels).

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.