Pros: Kid-Powered Elevator, Lots of Accessories, Durable.
Cons: One Hotel Employee?
The Fisher Price Loving Family Sweet Streets Hotel offers excellent make-believe fun. With two floors of rooms and accessories, it is understandable that children enjoy play sessions ranging in time of 20 minutes to 1 hour. Add in other parts of the Fisher Price Loving Family Sweet Streets series and young children are likely to play longer.
My youngest 7 continues to enjoy this set and other Sweet Streets components. A nice attribute is that the age spans of interest, for this line varies, allowing children 3 years and up to play together. I like to include toys such as this (ones that attract multiple ages of children) in my home toy assortment, because children benefit when interacting with various ages of peers. In addition to such gains such as increased communication, vocabulary enhancement, and social understanding, children also learn how to work together toward one goal.
This Hotel structure is durable, easy to tote, and it has splendid attention to detail. Included accessories are plentiful and contribute to the overall success of this child toy. Children enjoy creating conversations between the family members and bellhop. They also like to recreate hotel visit after hotel visit.
This building has a working elevator via kid powering of a dial, a lobby/reception desk, a pool facility, dining hall, guest-rooms, and more. Isn't it nice to have toys that don't emit sound?! My only complaint is the inclusion of just one Hotel employee. This makes for one very busy Bellhop!
The included dolls bend at the waist, allowing them to sit in chairs. Made of molded plastic, the majority of clothing is part of the doll body; thus aiding the ability of this set to facilitate play needs of children as young as three, yet still be enjoyed by older kids.
Response to this set and others within the Fisher Price Loving Family Sweet Streets has been overwhelming positive. Considering the reception this set has received from my daughter and the children attending my in-home daycare/preschool, I recommend the Fisher Price Loving Family Sweet Streets Hotel for purchase. This set is a good selection of at home, on the go, at Grandparents, or in businesses desiring to offer toys for young visitors. All pieces are easy to clean via use of a damp cloth or a baby wipe.
Initial Purchase Includes
Sweet Streets Hotel
Opened: Approximately 24 wide, 6 deep, 11 tall
Closed: Approximately 14 wide, 6 deep, 11 tall
This child toy has a pink handle on top, which doubles as an ornamental arch over middle of rooftop. The roof is blue, the rest of the Hotel is primarily pink and purple. All of the rooms within the Sweet Streets Hotel are embellished with stickers (already attached, hooray Fisher Price!). In addition to the stickers, much of the Hotel is embellished with embossed type of accents. For example floral vines trim a majority of the rear of the structure. Other noteworthy embossing includes the accents around windows, a tree with a birdhouse hanging from it, garden settee areas, and much more. A sticker indicating Boutique sets above the window on one of the fold out sections. The other fold out section is labeled cafe.
Extending upward, in the middle of the Sweet Streets Hotel, there is a working elevator. This elevator is kid-powered, via a knob atop the roof. The knob/dial rotates with ease, allowing the bellhop and guests to reach the guest floor. The upper floor has two guest-rooms. Follow a small stairwell located to the right of the elevator to reach the room with twin beds. For the luxury master suite, step off the elevator to the left.
One of the children preferred rooms the pool area is located on the ground floor. This area has a pool, pool slide, a waterfall, and a stairwell leading to a Jacuzzi. Ah luxury! Kudos to Fisher Price for including a Life Preserver Ring. This lime green ring is shaped like a sea horse, and is attached to the structure via a pink rope.
All Accessories are Constructed From Plastic.
- Bright Pink
Embellished with a blue lamp, green plant, white ledger, keys, computer, phone, and more.
- Blue table with pink linens. Full setting. Elegant Plates, Linen Napkins, Utensils (Properly Set), Platter, Food Dishes - Desserts are served!
- Blue. Pink TV.
- Lime green configuration of several luggage pieces.
Two Twin Beds
- Embellished With Cream Colored Comforter, Pink Pillows, Cream Colored Sheet, And Cream Colored Bed Ruffle
Double Size Bed
- Embellished With Cream Colored Comforter, Purple Pillows, Cream Colored Sheet, And Cream Colored Bed Ruffle
- Blue Tray with full service breakfast.
Three Member Family and a Bellhop
(All Bend At Waist, Fitted With Plastic Molded Clothing)
3 Tall | Brown Hair
Khaki Slacks, Coral Colored Shirt, White Shoes
2 ? Tall | Sandy-Brown Hair
Blue Pants, Red Shirt, White Shoes
- Child (Girl)
2 ? Tall | Sandy-Brown Hair w/Lime colored hat
Pink bodysuit, Lime Skirt, Lime Shoes
3 Tall | Brown Hair
Blue Bellhop Uniform, Black Shoes
The attention to detail is admirable, adding to the fun-filled pretend play. Children often play with this set and others from the Sweet Streets line, for 20 minutes up to 1 hour. Other sets in this well accepted line include a Beach House, Country House, Townhouse, Pet Shop, Dance Studio, Ice Cream Truck, and various other accessories. You can literally build an entire town; complete with the fabric play mat purchase directly from Fisher Price - that offers roads and such.