Top Multi-Room Tents Reviewed

A good multi-room tent is the perfect shelter for family camping or any bigger-sized group spending a few nights out in the backcountry.

Multi-room tents offer more space than traditional, smaller tents, with the option of adding walls for added separation and privacy between each campers sleeping quarters.

While many people head outdoors for the ruggedness of living without the comforts of home, there are plenty of benefits of bringing much of those comforts with you on the trail.

In fact, many campers are making the outdoors so comfortable that there is now a new category of camping called “glamping”.

Fortunately, there are shelters for these people and we’ve written about the different types of multi-room tents for glamping, along with the benefits of this style of camping.

These kinds of tents are perfect for campers who are bringing things like electronics, ATV’s, air mattresses, and any cool toys and gadgets that enhance the experience of the outdoors!

You also get a lot of cool features like tents with porches, big screened windows, storage pockets, solid weather protection, generator accessibility, and hooks to hang fans!

There is a lot of variety of styles of these kinds of tents, the most popular being dome or cabin tents.

Be sure to check below for our ratings and reviews of the best multi-room tents along with a buying guide with tips on finding the best multiroom tent for your next adventure!

Top Multi-Room Tents Rankings

  1. CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent

  2. Editors Rating:
    (5 / 5)

    People 9
    Seasons 3
    Weight 36.4 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions L 14' X W 9' X H 78"
    Rainfly Yes
    Current Price $219.99
    Pros Quick, easy setup, Room for 2 queen size beds and all your camping goodies, Fully water and windproof, 78 inches of headspace, Included rainfly
    Cons Door zippers can let some water in if the rain is heavy, , , ,
    Our Take:

    The CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent is a big, spacious, instant tent that works great for any group or family camping experience.

    This is an instant tent so it sets up super quick, in only a few minutes.

    All you have to do is simply remove it from the box, lay it out over a tarp and simply extend the poles and lock them in to secure the tent’s form.

    Setup can be done by 1 person easily, although because this is a bigger tent, 2 people can get it done in half the time.

    All the sides are already hooked into the mainframe, which saves some time as well.

    As opposed to some other instant tents, this tent comes with stakes which are absolutely recommended to keep this tent in place and to keep its form.

    There’s even a rain fly, which is another great add-on that you don’t find with many instant tents, that can even be fully tied down.

    At 14 x 9 feet, this tent has plenty of space for 2 queen size beds and many other goodies that you want to have when you’re glamping.

    The center is 78 inches which offers plenty of headspace and makes it so you can actually stand up inside the tent.

    Although it’s advertised as a 9-person tent, you’re best off using this for 4 or 5 people with a ton of extra space.. although in a bind you could fit 9.

    The Core tent handles very well in heavy rain in wind. Not sure how it does in a monsoon, but it can handle most bad weather conditions.

    The only complaint on the rain fly is that it does not create an awning or vestibule which can lead to some water leaking on you as you enter or leave the tent.

    The room divider is nice, especially if you’re a family traveling with children, it’s almost like a slice of home.

    There’s also plenty of windows that easily zip open to keep the tent ventilated along with multiple doors for easy entry and exit.

    If you’re looking for a touch of low-maintenance luxury on your camping trip and want to keep your whole crew together then this tent will work perfectly for your adventure!

    Read our full review of the CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent


  3. Coleman Evanston Screened Tent

  4. Editors Rating:
    (4.9 / 5)

    People 6
    Seasons 3
    Weight 19.4 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 10"L x 10"W x 28"H
    Assembled Dimensions 168"L x 120"W x 69"H
    Current Price from $106.89
    Pros Lots of space for up to 4 people, Built in porch for extra space, Awnings built over the windows help keep water out, Lots of ventilation,
    Cons Some problems being able to full zip because of the nonstretchy material, Not great weather protection, Cheap mesh on the windows, ,
    Our Take:

    The Coleman Evanston Screened Tent features a very spacious interior both horizontal and vertical.

    An averaged size person can easily stand inside this tent.

    4 people can sleep very comfortable inside with all their gear included. 6 people might be a tight squeeze but depending on their size can conceivably be done.

    2 people will live like kings. We’ve taken this out into the rain and it actually holds up quite well against very harsh rain and wind.

    Setup is fairly easy, only because of the size does it take a little longer but can be fairly simple even for the novice camper.

    The tent consists of a main room and a “porch” of sorts, which can act as a nice area to use for extra storage.

    Keep your dirty, smelly gear away from where you and your camping mates are sleeping, everyone will be happier.

    If you have an overflow of people, stick them on the porch or sleep there yourself for some extra space.

    Even the porch area stays mostly dry in the harsh rain.

    If you anticipate rain coming, try setting up your tent so the porch faces slightly downhill as there is a 2-inch mesh rim the connects the porch floor to the porch screen that helps filter water off the tent material.

    Also, keep in mind that it can get quite chilly in colder weather due to all the extra ventilation.

    Read our full review of the Coleman Evanston Screened Tent


    People 9
    Seasons 3
    Weight 36 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions 14' X 10' X 7'
    Rainfly Yes
    Current Price $237.21
    Pros Lots of room inside 14' L X 10'W X 7' H, Easy setup even for 1 person, Included room dividers, Comes with a fan, light, and battery pack, 5 windows for great ventilation
    Cons Only one door, , , ,
    Our Take:

    The Coleman Prairie Breeze 9-Person Cabin Tent is a great, big tent that will give you and your group, family, or posse enough space to stay comfortable and really get the most out of the outdoors.

    It is 14′ L X 10’W X 7′ H, so there’s plenty of room area and also plenty of space to actually stand up inside which is hard to do in most smaller tents.

    Although this is a massive tent, it can still be easily set up by one person in about 20 minutes. Having a second or even third set of hands would definitely speed up the process, and if you need this tent in the first place, chances are you’ll have that extra set of hands!

    It is a Coleman fast pitch tent and the poles are color coded for some extra help in arranging and pitching the tent.

    There is one door, which is kind of a drawback since multiple doors on such a big tent would seem more appropriate. Not a deal breaker but just keep this in mind.

    However, there are 5 zip-up windows all the way around the frame of the tent for excellent ventilation.

    This tent is hooked up with features as it comes with a fan that easily connects to the top with a switch that runs it in 2 speeds and 2 directions. The fan is fairly basic so don’t expect it to necessarily cook you off on a hot day, but it is great for added air circulation.

    There is a light on the fan which comes in handy at night and gives you one less thing to bring on your glamping trip!

    The tent includes a small zip-up port of entry for cables to come inside if you’re running a generator or any power outside the tent.

    There’s even a room dividing wall for those groups who want a little extra privacy.

    Read our full review of the Coleman Prairie Breeze 9-Person Cabin Tent


  5. CORE 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent

  6. Editors Rating:
    (4.8 / 5)

    People 12
    Seasons 3
    Weight 52.5 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions L 18' x W 10' X H 6'8"
    Rainfly No
    Current Price from $341.16
    Pros Lots of space, enough for 12 people, 2 wall separators make 3 separate rooms, 80 inches of head space, Instant, pre-built frame, Included Rain Fly
    Cons Zippers can break easily, , , ,
    Our Take:

    The CORE 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent – 18′ x 10′ is a giant tent that works perfectly for bigger families, scout groups, or smaller groups who just want a whole lot of space.

    Total floor space in the CORE 12 person tent is 18′ x 10′ which is a lot of floor space to work within the outdoors.

    Unlike some other multi-room tents this all just one big room, versus wasting space on tunnels and extra patios.

    There is also 80 inches of headroom so it will fit most campers, even tall campers can stand straight up in this tent.

    You get 2 room dividers which will turn this into a 3 room tent which is perfect for families who want to keep parents and kids separate.

    There are 2 doors, one on the front and one on the back sides of this tent for easy entry and exit. Especially with a tent that can hold so many people, this is very important.

    This is an instant tent that comes with a pre-assembled frame so setup is a breeze. Simply unpack the tent unfold it and then lift the poles and bars into the right spaces and clip the shell material. This can be done in under 5 minutes.

    There are plenty of zip up windows all the way around the tent which helps to create plenty of air circulation.

    There are even adjustable air intake vents which draw in cool air from the ground for added air ventilation.

    The CORE 12 also has you covered for rain protection. It comes with a fully taped rainfly with sealed seams, while the entire tent itself is built with water repellent fabrics including rain-resistant doors and window seals.

    The rain fly even creates a bit of a canopy over the door and gives some space over the windows to keep any rain from getting inside the tent.  It’s also very easy to clip into the main frame of the tent.

    The T-style front door makes getting in and out easy and secure and the back door is built as a D-style and doesn’t zip all the way down.

    There are multiple clips overhead for lamps, etc and plenty of storage pockets all around the tent for storing smaller items.

    Read our full review of the CORE 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent


    People 8
    Seasons 4
    Weight 84.6 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions L 10' X W 14' X 6'6" H
    Rainfly No
    Current Price $599.00
    Pros Plenty of space inside with 6'6" of standing space, Super tough steel pole construction, Lots of ventilation, Materials are made from Hydra-Shield, 100% cotton duck canvas, 4-season large tent
    Cons The floor is not bathtub style and can sink easily into puddles, , , ,
    Our Take:

    The Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Deluxe 8-Person Tent is a super tough and durable 4-season tent that you can take on any outdoor adventure, anywhere in the world in any condition to fit any larger group of campers.

    The tent’s exterior is made form Hydra-Shield, 100% cotton duck canvas that is durable, watertight and breathable materials. This is stitched together with a tight weave and silicone finish making this tent watertight and breathable. This also helps to eliminate condensation and mugginess.

    The seams are double stitched while the corners are double reinforced so you get an extra strong tent that can hold up to rain, wind and even snow.

    The frame can be easily put together by one person and includes 1-inch steel tubing and solid spring rods made from high tensile spring steel to make this one of the toughest tent constructions you will find.

    The floor is built with 16-ounce vinyl that is thick enough to stay puncture proof and will keep water out. This is great, especially when taking this Kodiak tent out into rougher weather conditions.

    Along with having capacity for 8 campers, the height is 6’6″ so you most people can actually stand inside this tent.

    The zippers are also built tough to withstand the rigorous wear and tear that comes with most camping tents.

    You get 2 doors with this tent which is a huge plus in a higher capacity tent. This eliminates having to walk over other campers to get in and out which comes in handy, especially at night.

    The windows come in handy in the warmer months to increase air circulation which is very important especially for a heavier, winterized tent like this, but even in the colder temps, there are several air flow vents that will help circulate air when the windows are up.

    There is a gear loft and plenty of pockets which come in handy to keep more important items off the floor and help keep you organized.

    One of the most useful features is the added awning which attaches to the front which especially comes in handy when it’s raining. It can be used to cover the entrance, store extra gear without fear of it soaking and even open the front windows while the rain is falling for more ventilation.

    Packing up is easy with the strap and cinch storage bag that easily wraps around the tent for faster clean up, versus having to jimmy it all inside a small bag like you get with most tents.

    Read our full review of the Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow Deluxe 8-Person Tent


    People 9
    Seasons 3
    Assembled Dimensions L 10 X W 15 X 87"
    Current Price $193.00
    Pros Lots of space inside, 87 inches of height to stand, Room divider, Vertical walls, Easy setup
    Cons Door zippers use cheap pull string, , , ,
    Our Take:

    The Browning Camping Big Horn Family/Hunting Tent is a great family tent for anyone looking for extra space in the outdoors.

    This tent is absolutely massive and offers plenty of space for a big group at 10 feet by 15 feet with an 87-inch ceiling.

    This means, not only is there plenty of space for all your glamping gear, but there’s even enough space to actually stand up which is rare in most other camping tents.

    One big advantage to this tent over other bigger tents is that the walls are actually vertical as opposed to other tents which slope a bit. This little adjustment actually offers even more space and helps with water from the rain.

    There are 2 large doors which we love since this gives more options for getting in and getting out no matter what part of the tent you’re in, versus having only one door and needing to step over other people.

    There’s a room divider which is great for parents who want some privacy away from the kids.

    This is a free-standing tent that includes fiberglass poles so setup is fairly simple and can be done in a matter of minutes, even by one person, while the frame stays strong and durable. This helps especially in windy situations.

    Along with the 2 doorways, there are 6 windows circled around the tent, along with a mesh roof which gives this tent plenty of ventilation making this a great summer tent no matter where you’re going.

    It even comes with a polyester rain fly to protect your family from the rain.

    Inside the tent, there are a number of well-placed storage pockets to store all your important supplies, games, lights, phones, etc.

    There are stakes included for added stability and will also help the Browning Camping Big Horn Family/Hunting Tent keep its form especially in less than ideal conditions. You may want to invest in some stronger and thicker stakes since the tent is bigger and can use more support.

    The zippers on the door are thick and glide quite easily along the teeth of the zipper. One drawback is that they’re held by strings which over time will wear down and maybe even fall off.

    Read our full review of the Browning Camping Big Horn Family/Hunting Tent


  7. NTK Super Arizona GT 12 Person Tent

  8. Editors Rating:
    (4.7 / 5)

    People 12
    Seasons 3
    Assembled Dimensions 20.6 (L) X 10.2 (W) X 6.9 (H)
    Rainfly Yes
    Current Price $429.95
    Pros Large enough for 12 people, Vestibule included, Bathtub style, tough built flooring, 6'9" height in the center,
    Cons Rain fly can be tough to set up, , , ,
    Our Take:

    The NTK Super Arizona GT up to 12 Person 20.6 by 10.2 by 6.9 Height Foot Sport Family XL Camping Tent is a monster tent built by NTK that will fit a few families, a big group or just a solo glamper who wants lots and lots of space!

    The tent’s dimensions are 6.9 (H) x 10.2 (W) x 20.6 (L) and weighs 39.77 lbs.

    This tent includes 2 doors which makes getting in and out very easy, along with a room divider which comes in handy especially if you’re traveling with multiple groups.

    There are 3 windows that are made from an ultra-slim polyester micro-mesh material that protects you and your family from mosquitoes and other small insects.

    The frame is sturdy and durable consisting of fiberglass rods connected with internal elastic and chrome plated ferrules along with high-quality and extra-thick Nano-Flex technology, which keeps the tent poles interconnected with high-performance bungee and durable galvanized steel parts.

    The outer shell is made with 100% Waterproof 190T polyester laminated with polyurethane (2500mm water column) and partially aluminum, heat-welded and seam-sealed with UV protection.

    The rainfly is also very effective at keeping everyone and everything inside the tent high and dry.

    The tent floor is designed with NTK’s state-of-the-art bathtub-style construction, made from a durable anti-fungus seamless polyethylene and an inner silver-coated layer to ensure you stay dry and protected. This helps keep any puddles or even seepage below you from getting inside.

    Setting up the NTK Super Arizona 12 Person tent is fairly easy with an innovative pin-and-ring system for enhanced, easy assembly.

    This freestanding tent has a max height of 6’9″ which is great for taller campers and anyone who wants to actually stand up inside.

    We loved the outside vestibule, especially if it rains, it allows you to keep the door open to let in fresh air. Just be careful of the bugs. It also provides extra storage for any dirty, muddy backpacking gear.

    Read our full review of the NTK Super Arizona GT 12 Person Tent


  9. Ozark Trail 10-Person Family Tent

  10. Editors Rating:
    (4.7 / 5)

    People 10
    Seasons 3
    Weight 28.3 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions L 21' X W 15' X H 6.5'
    Rainfly Yes
    Current Price $124.72
    Pros Fully waterproof tent, Can fit 10 people, 2 room dividers break it into 3 rooms, Included rain fly, Vestibule and sturdy frame
    Cons The front door zippers get stuck sometimes, , , ,
    Our Take:

    The Ozark WT172115 Trail 10-Person Family Tent is a versatile, large tent that works perfectly for large family camping trips and as a main basecamp tent.

    This 10-person tent is built incredibly well.

    It’s total space dimensions are L 21′ X W 15′ X H 6.5′.

    There are 2 wall dividers, with that create 3 separate rooms which work perfectly for anyone who wants to create a bit of privacy.

    You can easily fit 2 or 3 queen sized air mattresses inside.

    There’s even an attached screen porch made of polyester taffeta and polyester mesh which creates a small front patio where you can sit outside on a nice day and enjoy the outdoors without getting bit up by mosquitos.

    This OZARK 10 person tent is totally waterproof made from polyester taffeta and polyester mesh while the floor is coated with polyurethane.

    While the floor is waterproof and contains fully taped seams it is not tub style, unfortunately.

    However, there is a rainfly that comes with the tent that rolls back for more exposure to the open windows and top ventilation.

    There are even some small buffers against the front door to help keep water from seeping inside from the wet ground.

    There’s also ground vents around the tent to get some ventilation coming from the floor.

    The rainfly even covers the front “patio” screen to create a vestibule for extra space and storage.

    There’s even a small compartment on the front wall where you can store shoes to help keep bugs out.

    All around the tent are small storage compartments to store all kinds of smaller, important supplies like phone, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc

    The fiberglass pole frame is sturdy and easy to put together.

    There’s an E-port on the front where you can run cords in and out of the tent.

    One of the coolest parts about the OZARK Trail Family Cabin Tents is that you get a ton of options for different sizes, designs and colors.

    These tents come in 4/6/8/10/12 person capacity tents, and many even come with an included airbed.

    They also come in a number of different colors and layouts including a more flat and straight layout to adding on screened patios and vestibules.

    Read our full review of the Ozark Trail 10-Person Family Tent


  11. CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent

  12. Editors Rating:
    (4.6 / 5)

    People 9
    Seasons 3
    Weight 36.4 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions L 14' X W 9' X H 78"
    Rainfly Yes
    Current Price $219.99
    Pros Quick, easy setup, Room for 2 queen size beds and all your camping goodies, Fully water and windproof, 78 inches of headspace, Included rainfly
    Cons Door zippers can let some water in if the rain is heavy, , , ,
    Our Take:

    The CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent is a big, spacious, instant tent that works great for any group or family camping experience.

    This is an instant tent so it sets up super quick, in only a few minutes.

    All you have to do is simply remove it from the box, lay it out over a tarp and simply extend the poles and lock them in to secure the tent’s form.

    Setup can be done by 1 person easily, although because this is a bigger tent, 2 people can get it done in half the time.

    All the sides are already hooked into the mainframe, which saves some time as well.

    As opposed to some other instant tents, this tent comes with stakes which are absolutely recommended to keep this tent in place and to keep its form.

    There’s even a rain fly, which is another great add-on that you don’t find with many instant tents, that can even be fully tied down.

    At 14 x 9 feet, this tent has plenty of space for 2 queen size beds and many other goodies that you want to have when you’re glamping.

    The center is 78 inches which offers plenty of headspace and makes it so you can actually stand up inside the tent.

    Although it’s advertised as a 9-person tent, you’re best off using this for 4 or 5 people with a ton of extra space.. although in a bind you could fit 9.

    The Core tent handles very well in heavy rain in wind. Not sure how it does in a monsoon, but it can handle most bad weather conditions.

    The only complaint on the rain fly is that it does not create an awning or vestibule which can lead to some water leaking on you as you enter or leave the tent.

    The room divider is nice, especially if you’re a family traveling with children, it’s almost like a slice of home.

    There’s also plenty of windows that easily zip open to keep the tent ventilated along with multiple doors for easy entry and exit.

    If you’re looking for a touch of low-maintenance luxury on your camping trip and want to keep your whole crew together then this tent will work perfectly for your adventure!

    Read our full review of the CORE 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent


    People 6
    Seasons 3
    Weight 31.6 lbs
    Assembled Dimensions 13' H X 7' W X 6'6" H
    Current Price from $210.00
    Pros Good size tent for a family of 4 or 5, Foot cabinets for extra storage, Plenty of storage pockets around the tent, Rain fly included,
    Cons Rain fly not totally sealed, , , ,
    Our Take:

    The Coleman Tenaya Lake 6 Person Fast Pitch Cabin with Cabinets is a great 2 room tent that will work great for family camping trips by the lake or anywhere you anticipate dealing with unpredictable weather.

    The dimensions of this tent are 13′ H X 7′ W X 6’6″ H.

    Setting up this tent is very easy and can be done quite fast.

    Although not an instant tent, the poles of the Tenaya Lake 6 person tent are all connected through a pre-attached, color-coded hub that helps to alleviate precious setup time looking at directions and wondering which side of poles clip to other sides of other poles.

    These fiberglass poles are strong and can stand up to stronger wind gusts.

    The pole footings are also easily placed into the ground with Coleman’s fast footing ends.

    The sides of the tent walls easily clip onto the poles via Coleman’s Insta-clip suspension.

    Coleman advertises this as enough space for 6-8 people. To fit 8 people would be a stretch but a family of 4 or 5 will find plenty of space in this big camping tent.

    There is 1 room dividing wall that will give a nice separation between parents and kids. Each room will be able to fit a queen size mattress or 2 small twins plus camping gear.

    There are a number of good size zip up, mesh windows all the way around the tent for excellent air circulation.

    The rainfly is also quite easy to pitch and stake out.

    The rainfly is built tough, although you may want to spray some extra waterproofing or sealer on since some of the seams are not fully stitched.

    Also keep in mind with the rain fly on, that it angles above the door in a way that you may get some water inside the door if it’s left open while it’s raining.

    The feet cabinets are a really cool feature as they can be added onto the tent and allow you a 2’X2′ space for extra shoe and gear storage. This is huge since this tent doesn’t include a vestibule.

    Inside the tent, there are also a few included storage pockets for smaller items.

    Read our full review of the Coleman Tenaya Lake 6 Person Fast Pitch Cabin


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Multi-Room Tents Buying Guide 2019

How to Pick

Each tent will come with its own set of features and amenities.

Keep your eyes open for:

  • The tent’s dimensions both unfolded and packed: This will help you know how big of a space or lot you need, and how the tent will fit in your car.
  • Tent weight:Its safe to assume you won’t be doing any long distance backpacking, but if you’ve got some distance between your campsite and your car this will be good to know.
  • Tent Materials: Stick with ripstop nylon, high denier polyester, or canvas for colder weather.
  • Rainfly: Not every tent will have a rainfly
  • Windows: Windows in your tent make warm summer camping bearable. Get those cool breezes in your tent without the mosquitos.
  • Side pockets: Many cabin tents come with pockets around the sides which is great for extra storage purposes.

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Nick spent his mostly unsupervised youth raising hell in the woods and ponds of 16 Acres in Springfield, MA (AKA Hell's Acres). He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and loves hitting the northeast trails when his schedule allows and camping on his roof deck when it doesn't.

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