Capella Singapore Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Capella Singapore's location right next to Universal Studios makes it a popular family pick. This luxury hotel in historic colonial-style buildings on Sentosa Island has beautiful rooms with modern Asian décor, rainforest showerheads, iPod docks, and big flat-screen TVs. Two-bedroom villas with private plunge pools can easily fit families, as can the massive manors with larger private pools. Both cribs and babysitting services are available, and guests get their own personal assistant. Fine dining, a comfortable library, a bright fitness room, and lovely outdoor pools round out the experience.
Raffles Hotel Singapore Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Raffles in Singapore is a sight many visit even if they are not staying at the hotel; the colonial-style building opened in 1887, and after extensive renovations, reopened in 1991. The downtown location is convenient, and the iconic property is a great pick for families who appreciate history and old-fashioned charm. It has hosted everyone from Glenn Close to the Queen of England and it has a hall of fame to prove it. Numerous amenities contribute to its iconic feel, including a museum, a shopping arcade with high-end shops such as Louis Vuitton, antique-filled common areas, and beautiful gardens. The hotel also features fifteen restaurants and bars, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a luxurious spa. All rooms are spacious suites with classic decor, including oriental rugs and mahogany furniture -- but the old tube TVs could use an upgrade. The 24-hour personal butlers can arrange for babysitting services or provide toys and games for young ones. Cribs are available upon request.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Ritz-Carlton is one of the premier luxury options in Singapore, but it's also one of the premier options for families, thanks to its massive rooms and suites. Rooms with two double beds are available, as are huge two-bedroom suites. Greenhouse restaurant, which is open for all three meals, has a dedicated a la carte kids' menu. Cribs are available upon request and babysitting services can be arranged. The hotel is packed with amenities, including a 24-hour business center, pool, fitness center, and spa. There are three restaurants on-site and the location is in the Marina Bay area, within walking distance to the heart of downtown.
Hotel Fort Canning Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Hotel Fort Canning has an excellent location for families inside the historic Fort Canning Park, one of the city's most important historic landmarks, and near bustling Orchard Road. It's a great location for seeing the sights, but the park setting is serene. Families will also likely appreciate the kiddy pool and the pizza bar. Sleeping cots, cribs, and babysitting services are available.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Once home to the General Post Office, the Fullerton is one of Singapore’s grand dames. It has the extensive amenities you'd expect at a 5-pearl hotel, including four stately dining venues, a bar, a well-equipped fitness center (though machines lack individual TVs), a spa, and a pretty infinity pool with views of the Marina Bay and the skyline. Cots are available in the rooms, as are cribs, and welcome kits with items such as crayons and coloring books can be provided.
The Fullerton Bay Hotel Rating: 5.0 Pearls
This upscale boutique opened in 2010 is one of the newest hotels on the Marina Bay waterfront. It's intimate by Singapore hotel standards (100 rooms), and with its top-notch service and wonderful amenities, the property feels exclusive and private. Spacious rooms have masculine decor, with dark colors and wood accents, and come equipped with high-end amenities, including Egyptian cotton linens, Molton Brown toiletries, Nespresso coffeemakers, and iPod docks. Kids under 12 stay free with their parents, and cots, cribs, and connecting rooms are available.