Starwood sponsored our recent trip to the Sheraton Springfield  Monarch Place Hotel for a family vacation to Six Flags New England.  We live in Massachusetts, however Six Flags is a two hour drive west for us.  I hadn’t been to the park sense before Anthony was born because of the long drive.  After a long fun day at an amusement park, who wants to drive 2 hours home with 3 tired and cranky kids!  The Sheraton Springfield is now our resolution to that problem, a family friendly, reasonably priced, CLEAN hotel, that is only 10 minutes away from Six Flags New England!

We arrived at the hotel after spending the day at the Hurricane Harbor, Six Flag’s water park.  Check-in was a breeze, the staff was super friendly and we were in our room within minutes.  We had a king guest room with a connecting double queen guest room.  These worked perfectly for our family of five!

 
If you are a bit hungry after the park or want a great breakfast to start your day off, the hotel has plenty to offer you on site.  Room service is always a fun option and the hotel has a full room service menu, My kids were particularly fond of the chocolate brownies.  The MVP pub is on site for lunch, dinner, or dessert and a cocktail.  We ate breakfast at PICKS restaurant which is also on site.  The food at picks was phenomenal!  If you are a French toast fan, you have to try the bananas foster French toast it was very good.  Antonio got the New England lobster eggs benedict and he loved it also.
Sheraton Club Level guests also have access to a complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors dourves in the Sheraton Club.  Which may I add was also the perfect spot for my husband to sneak away and grab the sports scores during our stay, without changing the TV’s in our rooms that the kids were watching.
Our kids weren’t water logged from the day at the park so once we checked in and ate, their minds were focused on finding the swimming pool.  The indoor pool is located adjacent to the fitness center and pool towels are provided.  I liked that the sliding doors led right out to a large outdoor sundeck.  We sat out on the sundeck at night and enjoyed the refreshing summer night air with the city lights and stars.  The kids weren’t thrilled about the stars, they were all about swimming and jumping around the pool.
The architecture within the hotel was fun, the boys loved the openness of the hallways and the different colored  changing lights that shined from the balconies.

After a relaxing night poolside, we got to get a restful night sleep that made it easy to have another great day at the park.

One of the best things I noticed was check out isn’t until noon time.  This may seem like a minor benefit, however my family has traveled a lot this summer as you can see from this blog and every hotel we have stayed at has had a 11:00 or even 10:00 check out time.  As a traveling mom with little kids, the hardest part of traveling for me is usually check out.  Getting the room packed up, 3 kids dressed, everything in the car, and trying to get myself presentable before 10:00 in the morning after a fun touristy night is not fun at all.  The extra hour to two the Sheraton gave me was a breath of fresh air.  I was able to wake up, have my coffee, pack, even eat breakfast before leaving!  This alone was enough to win my heart.

 
All in all, this hotel is a great option when looking for a family friendly place to stay within minutes of Six Flags New England Amusement Park, The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, The Big E fair, the MassMutual Center, Dr. Suess National Memorial Sculpture Garden, and more. 
I never realized how many fun things there were to do in the Pioneer Valley, I cant wait to go back and explore more!

Learn more about the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, including amenities and area attractions: HERE

*Disclosure: My trip was sponsored by Starwood Hotels and Resorts to help facilitate this post; as always my opinions are 100% my own.*

 


26 Comments on Family Travel Fun at the Sheraton Springfield and Six Flags New England

  1. Masshole Mommy
    August 31, 2014 at 12:04 am (3 years ago)

    I've stayed there a few times. My husband is in the reserves at Westover, the Air Force base in Chicopee and when they run out of room on base, they put the higher ranks up at hotels and this is one of the ones they use a lot. Nice hotel, but it's very noisy there at night.

  2. Katrina
    August 31, 2014 at 2:07 am (3 years ago)

    We stayed on a week night so that may be why, but the hotel was practically empty during our stay… thankfully because my kids are very light sleepers :/

  3. Joyce Duboise
    August 31, 2014 at 3:31 pm (3 years ago)

    If I am ever that way I will definitely remember this review and stay there. That hotel sounds really nice! What a great trip!

  4. Nancy Partin
    August 31, 2014 at 5:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Looks like a great time. Those French Toast are making me super hungry right now.

  5. mail4rosey
    August 31, 2014 at 6:19 pm (3 years ago)

    You got some great pictures. We were going to try and do a Six Flags trip here before school started, but we missed our window!

  6. Janell
    August 31, 2014 at 8:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow – what a beautiful hotel. I will have to check it out if we are in that area

  7. Lori Gunn
    August 31, 2014 at 9:45 pm (3 years ago)

    What delightful pictures of the trip. It is always nice to have time to refresh before the drive home. Sheratons are wonderful places to stay!

  8. Amber
    August 31, 2014 at 10:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Awww I love all the pictures! The hotel looks beautiful and looks like everyone had a fun time!

  9. Pam
    August 31, 2014 at 11:56 pm (3 years ago)

    That looks like a fantastic place to stay. The cheese plate picture has me drooling.

  10. jaime
    September 1, 2014 at 1:52 am (3 years ago)

    What a fun, cool hotel! The food looks amazing.

  11. Tami
    September 1, 2014 at 2:57 am (3 years ago)

    Sounds like a memorable trip. Your pictures are amazing, especially the food! 🙂

  12. Beth@KCMompreneurs
    September 1, 2014 at 4:13 am (3 years ago)

    The hotel looks great. And the food looks delish!! Looks like a great family trip.

  13. debdenny
    September 1, 2014 at 1:23 pm (3 years ago)

    What a wonderful place. Looks like so much fun. Comfy place to stay also.

  14. The Rebel Chick
    September 1, 2014 at 1:42 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow, that Sheraton looks awesome! I can tell that everyone had a blast! That bed looks SO comfy too!

  15. BrettBMartin
    September 1, 2014 at 1:52 pm (3 years ago)

    haven't stayed there, but i would. i actually think i've shot some wedding parties in that hotel (with a camera, i am a second shooter for a western mass bridal photographer)

  16. Krystal Butherus
    September 1, 2014 at 7:28 pm (3 years ago)

    The hotel seems very nice! I've never been to a Six Flags before!

  17. Shop with Me Mama
    September 1, 2014 at 7:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Whoa! Look at all that delicious food! YUM! And what a place to stay at! Love all the things it has for the family.

  18. Melinda
    September 1, 2014 at 10:44 pm (3 years ago)

    thats a beautiful hotel. looks like the kids had fun

  19. Mickie Hinds
    September 1, 2014 at 11:38 pm (3 years ago)

    What a beautiful hotel. Looks like you guys had a great little vacation. I have never been to Six Flags or this hotel, but it sure makes me want to!

  20. Paula Parker
    September 2, 2014 at 12:13 am (3 years ago)

    Wow! What a super fun time at a beautiful hotel. Thanks for sharing your pics.

  21. Barbie's Beauty Bits
    September 2, 2014 at 1:49 am (3 years ago)

    Fun, fun and those desserts looked amazing! I'm not a roller coaster fan in my adult years, but that would be fun for my boyfriend!

  22. Ann B
    September 2, 2014 at 3:15 am (3 years ago)

    I want one of those brownies right now! What a nice hotel. Sounds like you had a lot of fun and the room looks great.

  23. Chrystal Mahan
    September 2, 2014 at 1:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Looks like a lot of fun. I love it when hotel rooms pay attention to small details like Tazo tea and Starbucks.

  24. Melissa
    September 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Looks like you had a fun family trip! And i have to say that your accommodations look awesome, especially the food.

  25. Anonymous
    September 17, 2014 at 9:52 pm (3 years ago)

    OMG I've been to that hotel before and Kove it there. Definitely super clean and there's so much for kids to do in western mass!