This trip provided a big first for us: first night with kids in a hotel room. I was a little leary of this, but we managed just fine. Truth is between the pools and long days out and about, we didn't have much time in the room and the kids were usually exhausted so we didn't have too much toddler energy driving us crazy in one confined room. We stayed at the Hilton Hill Country Resort, about a mile from Sea World. For us, it was a great match. I think everyone staying there had at least 2 kids under the age of 8. This was not a newlywed destination. It was very kid friendly, a definite bonus for us!