I'm looking to go away for a long weekend with dh and ds who is 1. Do 'family rooms' exist, with an adjoining room or slightly separate part? Or is it called a 'suite'? That sounds like it would cost a fortune though... When I try and google for hotels with family, I just get a room with a cot in it. What do people generally do when staying in a hotel?
Family rooms tend to just be 1 double and 2 singles in one space. If you are lucky the singles are off to the side, perhaps with a partition wall depending on the shape of the room. tbh we've never had an issue with sharing a room with a lo. You just postion the cot in the darkest part and read/watch tv quietly once they have nodded off.
Sorry OP agree with above posters. If you want a separate room or space then you are looking at a suite or paying for 2 separate rooms so yes double the price. Find a hotel with a nice bar/tv room and a listening service so you only go up to your room when you want to go to bed. have stayed in places with little side rooms off but kids still stayed awake with the TV so went for the other option or self catering.
We always used to try and get a suite, or use places like Citadines where you get a separate bedroom. Where are you thinking of going, and what's your budget? I am sure we could help you find something.
Not sure where you're planning on going, but last year I arranged interconnecting rooms at a Holiday Inn for only £20 more than a family rooms price, had to phone them to get it though. Think that might be your best option, to phone them as they're never on online booking as far as I've seen.