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Monday Madness: Marriott’s Tots Travel Too

Thanks to everyone that participated. The winning comment chosen by Random.org was #75. Congratulations Paula Hafner!

We all know that the certain hotels roll-out the red carpet for babies and toddlers. Upon arrival, you get diapers, wipes, bottle warmers, bibs, and more to ensure that your littlest travelers are comfortable. Most of those places, come with a hefty price-tag.

girls in crb Marriott's Tots Travel Too

Not any more. Marriott International recently launched Tots Travel Too, a program to make more than 2,500 Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, and TownePlace Suites hotels in the US and Canada tot-friendly. Praises to them for being the first chain of suite hotels and inns to make their properties nice for babies and toddlers free of charge!

So, what’s the big deal? Everyone provides  a portable crib for babies and toddlers. The complimentary Tots Travel Too not only provides provides with a travel crib, but a fresh COVERPLAY crib cover to make sure that baby’s bed is not only safe, but clean. Knowing how dirty my son’s portable crib gets, it’s nice to know that they’ve taken the extra step to make it clean for the next guest.

In addition, the Tots Travel Too provides an animal squirtie toy for the bath time, outlet covers to help baby-proof the hotel room, nightlights, Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo and baby lotion. Adorable disposable bibs will be available upon request in the breakfast areas which is great since I never seem to pack enough clean bibs for the road.

The Steal:  Win a Tots Travel Too Welcome Pack

Trekaroo is giving away a Marriott Tots Travel Too welcome pack.

Number of Winners: One (1) winner

Prize: One Tots Travel Too welcome pack which includes a COVERPLAY removable crib cover, portable crib sheet, squirtie toy, outlet covers, nightlight, baby shampoo, baby lotion and disposable bib. (Value $70)

How to enter:

Leave a comment telling us how hotel’s can make your “traveler(s)-in training” comfortable beyond portable cribs.

 

For additional entries, feel free to do any or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra entry but be sure to LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ONE.

  • Write a review on Trekaroo and post a link to it in the comments (include your Trekaroo username) one entry per review.  (each review gets you 5 entries)
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Rules and guidelines:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • US Residents only

Deadline to enter: Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 11:59PM PST

Want to buy it now? Get your own COVERPLAY crib coversheet or play yard sheets in a variety of stylish patterns from Amazon.

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97 Responses to Monday Madness: Marriott’s Tots Travel Too

  1. Erin August 16, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    For babies, toddlers, and preschoolers id like more kids tv channels, coloring books, simple, easy to clean rattles and balls, board games available, dvd players in rooms…

  2. Carrie August 16, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    Having a fridge makes everything better and a microwave makes it perfect! Easy to store and warm up leftovers and baby food and milk, all the necessities for travel with kids.

  3. Carrie August 16, 2010 at 11:19 am #

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  5. Bridget August 16, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    I like the idea of crayons and coloring books to keep kids entertained. More availability of in room fridges to keep kid drinks cold etc… I love the idea of supplying child friendly shampoo and baby wash. Especially with the limit on traveling with liquids it would just be one less thing to pack.

  6. E Woodward August 16, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    Provide family suites for people traveling with more than two young kids. Bunk beds with a trundle or hideaway plus a king for parents. Maybe a bed rail if needed too!

  7. Bridget August 16, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    I am a fan on facebook

  8. Bridget August 16, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    I just subscribed to trekaroo on my reader

  9. Jessica August 16, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    I’ve been to a few hotels that didn’t have high chairs in the breakfast area- this is a necessity! Also, fridges are great for keeping milk & juice cold.

  10. Sheri Tamamoto August 16, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    I’d love it if they had bed rails that were available for our toddler who can’t sleep in the crib anymore. We usually end up pushing the bed into a corner and praying he doesn’t fall off the other side.

  11. Judith J August 16, 2010 at 4:07 pm #

    How can hotels make traveling with toddlers more comfortable? Two things come to mind. First, a clean bathtub is a must. Secondly, for hotels that have complimentary breakfasts–lots of kid-friendly items at the breakfast. Some of these would include – instant oatmeal, Cheerios, and juice boxes.

  12. April August 16, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    Offer in-room activities such as coloring books & crayons, board books is always helpful. A fridge to store milk, juice and other snacks that toddlers always seem to require at all hours. Extra pillows for the kids would be nice as well. There always seem to be just 2 pillows on the bed and none for the kids.

  13. April August 16, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

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  15. Elizabeth Bickford August 17, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    Safety proof corners or locks on the drawers. Shallow pools are always a fun thing for kids of any age!

  16. Sheri Tamamoto August 18, 2010 at 2:31 am #

    It might also be nice for hotels to offer the training toilet seat covers for toddlers that are pottying training. We have the kind that you can just place on the regular toilet seat so our son doesn’t fall into the toilet. No steps. A simple one like this would be nice so we can try to be consistent potty training even on vacation.

  17. Sheri Tamamoto August 18, 2010 at 2:35 am #

    If the hotel has a tub, a water faucet cover so we don’t have to worry about our children knocking their heads or scraping their backs on the faucet.

  18. Sheri Tamamoto August 18, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    To go with the tub faucet cover, a shower floor mat would be nice. Most tubs have something on the bottom that is supposed to help prevent slipping, but my impression is most don’t work very well or get worn over time. A tub mat would be awesome so we didn’t have to worry about our kids slipping while we bath them.

  19. Karen D August 18, 2010 at 6:52 am #

    When staying at a hotel, one of our children always manages to get clipped by a sharp corner on a piece of furniture or stub their toe on the foot of a pullout bed/couch. It’s impossible to cover them all but it would be nice if these areas could be ‘softened’ with covers or even shaved to a curve in some way.

  20. Karen D August 18, 2010 at 7:04 am #

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  21. Karen D August 18, 2010 at 7:05 am #

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  22. Kim August 18, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    I love the idea of having more family suites available – so you can put your kiddie to bed and stay up some more. And if not that, roomy bathrooms! I’ve stayed in hotels 3 times in the last month, each time hanging out in the bathroom after bedtime. Some were tiny, and some were roomy. And actually, it helps adults too to have a noisy fan (i.e., air conditioning unit) that you can manually turn up.

  23. Boglarka August 18, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    A bottle-warmer should be standard!

  24. Boglarka August 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

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  25. Boglarka August 18, 2010 at 8:27 pm #

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  27. Liz Brueseke August 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    Having a microwave and fridge is a must, as well as breakfast. It makes such a big difference and that’s how we choose hotels.

  28. Liz Brueseke August 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

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  30. Jen C August 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

    Make bathtime easier

  31. Melissa B August 19, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    When we took a trip to San Francisco recently it would have been nice if the hotel had travel baby shampoo’s. We forgot ours and had to buy a full-size while away.

  32. April August 20, 2010 at 5:13 am #

    Having a fridge helps to keep snackies fresh.

  33. Vicky Boackle August 20, 2010 at 6:30 am #

    even a small refrigerator would be great.

  34. McKim August 20, 2010 at 8:03 am #

    If they had things like a baby bath and swing that you could borrow to use.

  35. Denise B. August 20, 2010 at 9:14 am #

    We found that the hotel we always stay in in Kissimmee, FL helped us with finding a rental company for a crib when they were our of them. This company also rents many other items to make travelling with children easier, and their items are so clean. We continue to rent from them over one of those cruddy questionable cribs the hotel has.

  36. Kathryn August 20, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    I think just having those little extra traveling needs. When traveling you are most likely going to forget something: extra diaper, diaper creme, baby wash, etc. Having some of these things available can be a real life saver.

  37. Monique Rizzo August 20, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    If they had a changing table and childproof rooms with outlet covers etc..
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

  38. Joanne Hibl August 20, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    I would like to win the changing table

  39. Billie R August 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    Crayons and coloring books are a great idea, along with some simple games or easy puzzles. Room fridges are a must! Perhaps dvd players with an assortment of kids movies that can be borrowed. Thanks!

  40. Billie R August 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

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  42. Jennifer kimberly August 20, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    I just experienced problems while in vegas. It was supposed to be a family friendly hotel but for sure wasnt! First of all Bathtubs are a must! ours just had a shower, additionally dead bolts in the rooms! How bout kid friendly channels on the T.V.? Thanks for the chance!

  43. tiffany mitchell August 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    every hotel room should have a mini fridge for child snacks and formula!

    tiffany.zahnd@gmail.com

  44. Brenda Jo Gillund August 21, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    Baby Shampoo is a great “little perk”, and a fridge is vital…
    Also like the complimentary breakfast area to have access to HOT water all day, with filtered water.

  45. Brenda Jo Gillund August 21, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    Review of Splashers Water Park (one of our favorite destinations!)
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  46. Brenda Jo Gillund August 21, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    Review of Splashers Waterpark on Trekaroo
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  47. Kristen August 21, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    We make sure that we have their blankets and favorite stuffed animals. We also bring along the white noise machine.

  48. Dana August 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    I think a list of kid-friendly places to eat and any nearby parks or play areas, would be nice upon check-in.

  49. Alisha Lesage August 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    If hotels had a special “toy” that you could give your child when you went into the room I think that would make it easier on them, something inexpensive but new to them.

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  50. Alisha Lesage August 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm #

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  52. Jen M August 23, 2010 at 7:19 am #

    Hotels should offer small fridges in every room to keep bottles, baby food, etc. cold and microwaves to heat small meals. We only stay at hotels who offer these in rooms.

    They could also offer in room snacks suitable for kids and adults (Goldfish, pretzels, fresh fruit, etc.).

  53. Chriselda August 23, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    I am a follower on FB.

  54. Chriselda August 23, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    I would love to see coloring books, fruit, and a fridge available to hold kids snacks, breast milk, and juices. These would be great assets to hotels and would make traveling with small children so much easier.

  55. sarah woods August 23, 2010 at 7:33 pm #

    The welcome pack is the perfect joy for any who feel like nomads in the camel travel train when you pack for all the expecteds and the unexpecteds for the little ones; not counting the adults. Thanks SW

  56. Mayling August 24, 2010 at 10:41 am #

    Having a separate bedroom is a requirement. this way the kids go to bed early but mom and dad can stay up a bit later.

  57. Annette D August 24, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

    A microwave and fridge would be great! Also, coloring books, crayons and other small toys would be wonderful!

  58. Annette D August 24, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

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  60. Christa L Singleton August 24, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    I’d like to see some more childproofing in hotel rooms!

  61. Christa L Singleton August 24, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

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  62. ashley August 25, 2010 at 9:59 am #

    Small refrigerators!!! To keep milk cold!

  63. Kimberly August 25, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    Some things I’d like to see in more hotels are booster seats, night lights, and childproof door knobs!

  64. Kimberly August 25, 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    I’m an email subscriber.

  65. Kimberly August 25, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    I follow you on twitter @Aerated

  66. Kimberly August 25, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    I subscribe via google reader.

  67. Kimberly August 25, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    I subscribe via email.

  68. Kimberly August 25, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    I tweeted. Thank you! http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/22117180317

  69. israel y August 26, 2010 at 7:08 am #

    if hotels can provide babysitters so parents can go out in the evening to enjoy their vacation at night.

  70. julia August 26, 2010 at 6:43 pm #

    by providing nightlights

  71. Marjorie Whitney August 27, 2010 at 8:30 am #

    Fridge,microwave, and listing of nearby parks/playgrounds would be priceless!

  72. Darrell Bennett August 27, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

    Thanks

  73. Melodic Mom August 27, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    Fridges & an extra diaper or 2.

  74. Paula Hafner August 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    A child size blanket and pillow would be nice. Last time we stayed in a motel and requested a crib, they put a regular size pillow and blanket in the crib. Luckily we had brought our own.

  75. Paula Hafner August 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm #

    subscriber through Google reader

  76. Hope August 28, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    A mini fridge and a mini microwave in every hotel room would be nice

  77. Hayley August 28, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    Hotels could make it easier by having high chairs in their restaurant area’s. I have been in so many that have no where for babies to sit during breakfast and that sucks!

  78. Stephanie Hrouda August 29, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    I’ve been to a few hotels that didn’t have high chairs in the breakfast area- this is a necessity! Also, fridges are great for keeping milk & juice cold.

  79. Celia August 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Having portable cribs that do not collapse, as it happened to my daughter when she was a baby, and we were traveling! Luckily she was not hurt.
    A white noise machine would come handy too!

  80. Stephanie August 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    If they provide booster seats, kid menus and coloring supplies in their restaurants.

  81. Stephanie August 29, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    I subscribe to your blog in google reader.

  82. Stephanie August 29, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    I am a follower of trekaroo on twitter. gnwg

  83. Stephanie August 29, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

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  84. Stephanie August 29, 2010 at 4:41 pm #

    I subscribe to your blog by email.

  85. amy d August 29, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    stove and a mini refrigerator
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  86. susan August 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    coloring books and a portable dvd player. suelee1998 @gmail.com

  87. Melissa B. August 29, 2010 at 7:31 pm #

    They could provide a soft toy and age appropriate snacks.

  88. Tim August 29, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

    Complimentary coloring books and such, as well as healthy snacks would be awesome!

  89. Tim August 29, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

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  90. Tim August 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

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  91. Tim August 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

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  94. Free PSDs November 9, 2012 at 4:07 am #

    I visited a hotel the other month and was plesently suprised when the seperate room had gaming consoles for the childen :) made my weekend that much easier

  95. Considering I have two little kids whom I have taken on plenty of travels, a hotel room with a shower or bath big enough to wash the kids in would be nice, along with child safe furniture. Cheap hotel furniture can be just plain dangerous, especially if it has loose screws or bolts.

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