Hotel Divorce – I can totally relate! A Dad’s Point of View!

Hotel Divorce – I can totally relate!

A Dad’s Point of View!


It was 5:00 a.m.  I was in a hotel “suite” with six other people in upstate New York and nobody was sleeping. I had just spoken to my daughters – who were sharing a bed on the far side of the room – for the third time, telling them to keep their hands off one another. My son, in a Pack ‘n Play at the foot of my pull-out sofa bed, was awake and acting as if it were 2:00 in the afternoon. He’d heard my bed squeaking repeatedly as I got in and out to tell the girls to quiet down, and he was up for the day. My in-laws groaned, praying that the kids would simmer down long enough for a few more minutes of sleep, but it wasn’t happening. This isn’t how Amy and I had pictured this “relaxing” hotel stay playing out.  Has this ever happened to you?

I think back to this trip and realize that was the morning that we divorced hotels.  Yes, “Hotel Divorce,” a concept coined by Global Resort Homes in Kissimmee, Florida, explains what happens when a family – for whatever reason – outgrows staying in a hotel room while vacationing.

Maybe it’s time you finally had a private swimming pool; maybe you just want your own darn bathroom; maybe you want to go to bed when you want to go to bed and you don’t feel like worrying about waking sleeping children!  Whatever your reason for moving on, you know it when you’ve had enough.  The solution, while not yet available in all corners of the country, is the vacation home.  You heard me.

Imagine coming back from a long day at the theme parks in central Florida and – after you put the kids to bed, of course – taking a dip in your private pool to cool off, or enjoying a glass of wine with your spouse on the veranda.  I’m not joking.  You can have a vacation like that.  I know because I stayed with Global last summer and I’ll be staying with them again in about three weeks.

A vacation should be relaxing, but my family returned from that fateful trip to New York tired and stressed out.  I was sore from sleeping on a pull-out, nobody got more than five hours of broken sleep, and it’s no fun having to wait a half hour to use the bathroom.

This year, I contacted Global again because we had such a wonderful trip last summer.  I told them seven people would be staying and we needed at least four bedrooms.  Global reserved a 2,128 square foot townhome for us in their beautiful Paradise Palms Resort.  It has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a bunk bed for the girls, laundry facilities, a full kitchen, and, of course, a pool.  Here are a few pictures of my family’s reaction to seeing where we’ll be staying.

Anderson Family

Kylie was psyched about the bunk bed.


Anderson Family

Cailin couldn’t believe a PS3 setup with dual flat-panel TVs was going to be in her room!

Amy Anderson
Now, this is going to be a vacation.  Once you’ve gone through your own Hotel Divorce and you find yourself bound for central Florida, I strongly encourage you to contact Global Resort Homes.  You won’t be disappointed with the experience.


This is the link to the gorgeous home we will be staying with Global in a few weeks!

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*Thank you to Global Resort Homes for providing a discount in exchange for a review for my family and me to stay later this month.  All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. I’m very intrigued by Global Resort Homes – vacation is always tough because we go with my family and there are so many of us in such a little space but this could solve our problems!

  2. I’m bookmarking this! I haven’t heard of this but I am glad to know this is available! With our growing family, we can totally relate to that family in the video! I laughed at it because it’s so true!

  3. The cost of a vacation home always surprises me. Most families think it’s out of their vacation budget, but Global Resort Homes has something for every price range! I love coming home from a vacation feeling rested, still liking my family members, and HAVING NO DIRTY LAUNDRY TO DEAL WITH.

  4. lol, this made me laugh. I only have one child, but I totally know the feeling of wanting them to settle down, especially in small spaces.

  5. @CanCan, that’s the best part about these homes for us, they are BETTER than our house! We only have one bathroom for 5 people at home. Everything about these homes truly makes this an amazing vacation for us! After all, vacation should be better than real life, right?

  6. This is definitely the way to travel. Someone was talking about staying in a hotel with their kids and what a hassle it was, and I immediately thought of this video, LOL!

  7. Fun video! I’ve heard a lot of great things about Global Resorts and I hope to experience one of their homes sometime when we visit Florida. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Mom always knows best! I love the part where the action is happening all around the dad behind him in the hotel and the look on his face! This is totally the way my DH would see it – saving money by staying in a hotel. I would love to stay at a Global Resort Home….so much space for everyone!

  9. Finding the perfect living arrangement is like piecing together a puzzle where every element needs to fit just right. Personally, I’ve discovered that living in a shared house has been a game-changer for me

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