The Best 3 Room Tents For a Little Extra Privacy
As much as I love camping, there are always one or two little things that you wish could be changed. One of the biggest complaints we normally hear at amazingoutdooradventures.com about your average tent is the lack of privacy.
While the only solution for complete privacy is to go camping all by yourself in the middle of nowhere – there are some tents that are designed to add extra privacy to camping trips by creating multiple rooms and private areas. These tents won’t provide complete privacy, but even having a little private area can help make your camping trips much more enjoyable.
These are some of the best 3 room tent reviews broken down by company – because camping all by yourself in the middle of nowhere just isn’t nearly as much fun.
Quick Reference Chart
Here are our picks for the five top rated 3 Room tents that we reviewed – with a much longer review of each one listed below!
The Best 3 Room Tents
|Ozark Trail 16x16 - 3 Room Instant Cabin Tent||Click for Price!|
|Ozark Trail ConnecTENT 10 Person 3 Dome Tent||Click for Price!|
|Ozark Trail 10-Person 3-Room Cabin Tent w/ Front Porch||Click for Price!|
|Ozark Trail 14-Person 3 Room Vacation Home Cabin||Click for Price!|
|Semoo Water Resistant 9-Person 3-Room Family Tent||Click for Price!|
Ozark Trail 16×16 3 Room Instant Cabin Tent
This is by far the easiest multi-room tent to setup. With pre-attached poles, the setup is basically already done for you – all you need to do is snap everything into place. We can safely say setup should only take between two to three minutes to complete. I love the look, which is almost L-shaped, and it does have a front “canopy” area for a little extra shade. This is the perfect spot to place some lawn chairs during the hottest part of the day and crack open a soda or a beer based on whatever your preference is, and just enjoy the day, the shade, and the company!
Each room measures roughly 8’ x 8’ and has enough room to fit an air mattress and some gear. The walls zip closed, so it really does feel like you are in three individual tents (and it also makes it easy to separate adults from children). There are seven total windows, allowing plenty of airflow for each individual area so everyone can stay comfortable and in their own little private sleeping area. This is especially great for introverts who have their group of close friends, and love to come out camping, but they also just sometimes need their own little space to recharge.
This Ozark Trail 3-room tent is one of the more expensive options, usually somewhere around $350. Also, pre-attached poles tend to snap or break easier than tent poles that are not pre-attached, so be gentle during take down and storage. This is the perfect tent for a group of friends that want a little extra privacy at night, and we’re proud to have it at the top of our list of the best options currently available.
Ozark Trail ConnecTENT 10 Person 3 Dome Tent
This is the most unique choice for the best 3 room camping tents. It isn’t one tent with separate rooms, but rather 3 tents that are connected together with passage ways. Setup is generally 15 minutes, and you set up the individual tents first than connect them all together.
The middle tent is the biggest with manufacturer dimensions of 10’W x 9’D x 72”H. The two outer tents have manufacturer dimensions of 7’W x 5’D x 42”H. You can also only set up one or two of the tents if not all three are needed. Each tent has some storage pockets, gear lofts, and a separate entrance. It is also lightweight, making it easy to store, back up, and carry around. This is a bit unusual for larger tents but it is definitely a positive because who likes hauling around a really heavy and bulky tent?
I love this tent for family camping, where the parents can have the middle tent, and children can be divided into the side tents. This tent is a head turner; there are not many on the market like it, making it perfect for people looking for something a little bit different. The cost is also excellent, normally around $175, making it one of the best values currently available for a multi-room tent.
Semoo Water Resistant 9 Person 3-Room Family Tent
This is one of the best 3 room tents for families. This tent has two dividers, so depending on the situation, you can have one large family room, 2 rooms, or 3 rooms. There are four doors, two into the main entrance, and one on each side which gives each room its own separate entrance and exit.
All the doors and windows allows for great ventilation, helping to keep the tent cool during summer afternoons. It has an eye catching white and blue color scheme, with a very affordable price tag around $200.
I highly recommended this tent for families because of two reasons. One is because it provides ample space for 5 or 6 people and a couple of pets. The other is because of the room dividers. The room dividers are very easy to unzip, so for families with younger children, if they get scared in the middle of the night, simply unzip the dividers and you have one big family room again in just a matter of seconds. This adaptability is definitely helpful and makes for a great camping experience especially in the beginning as you are getting children used to sleeping outdoors and camping.
Ozark Trail 10-Person 3-Room Cabin Tent w/Front Porch
Any best 3 room tent reviews list would not be complete without this Ozark Trail tent listed. This tent is suitable for either family camping or for camping with a larger group of friends. The biggest drawback to this tent is there is only one front entrance, so each room does not have its own private entrance and exit like some of the other options have.
Each room is big enough to fit a queen sized mattress, and since it is a cabin style tent, there is plenty of headroom. The front porch area is perfect for providing some shade during the day, and creating a nice socialization space. The tent is very affordable, somewhere from $180 to $220 depending on sale price. The setup does take some time, normally 20 to 30 minutes depending on expertise level.
Ozark Trail also offers a version of this tent that is almost identical, but without the front porch. Not having the front porch will make the tent more affordable, but you lose the benefits of having that porch space. We recommend that if you are going to buy this tent, spend the extra money to get the full amount of space. You’ll never regret giving yourself a little bit more space.
Ozark Trail 14-Person 3 Room Vacation Home Cabin
We like this tent, well, because it just looks like a fun party tent. Technically, it is a 3 room tent, but we should clarify that a little bit. There is one center divider that separates the space into two rooms, and another divider that can be used to create the 3rd room. They are not the most private of areas the way that many of the other tents on this list are, but they do allow for division of the tent into 3 separate spaces.
The selling point with this tent is size. It is a 14 x 14 space when setup, and it has a whopping 87 inch height. It is the perfect tent to socialize in, but still have a room blocked off if someone needs to take a nap. It is heavy, weighing about 55 pounds, but is perfect for a longer camping trip where lots of storage space is needed, and a large social space is required. We recommend this as the perfect party tent for a group of friends.
Some tents are perfect for families, some tents are perfect for couples, and this is the one we love for re-connecting with the buddies and really enjoying the outdoor reunion our way. So I guess you could say this is our #1 choice for a 3-room party tent for your next outdoor get-together with friends.
2017 Update: Texsport Highland 3 Room 8-Man Tent
This 3 room tent is definitely an interesting addition, and is being added with the April 2017 update to this article, a full year after it was originally written. Like I said, we like to keep ya’ll updated. While our top 5 doesn’t change as those are clearly the head and shoulders top options when it comes to getting a roomy divided tent however recent reviews of this tent from Texsport indicates they may have upped their game as far as creating a really good tent that has fixed many of the past problems of potentially leaky seals.
While it has good, not great, reviews online there’s a distinct pattern of really good and great reviews the past couple years with most the negative ones from 2014 or before. They’re trending in the right direction and although we’d recommend the top five on this list (obviously), this does add a legitimate other option that is good looking, comes with a quality rain tarp, and is flame retardant to boot. This increases the safety while offering the full array of conveniences you hope for from a multi-room tent.
This tent comes with an electrical access port as well as stakes so you can get set up from the get go and with the right power source recharge those electronics that you will find yourself needing later in the day. Definitely a worthy one to consider as long as they keep the quality up where it needs to be.
There are a lot of fun three room camping tents to pick from. All of them provide some extra privacy to try and make your camping trip more enjoyable. We would recommend picking a tent that has all of the features suited for your personal situation. If your camping trips are mostly with friends, pick a tent that has separate rooms with separate entrances. For family trips, pick a tent that can easily go from one big family room to separate bedrooms in a flash, and for a party tent, pick the Ozark Trail 14-Person Vacation Home Cabin. You will not be disappointed with this amazing large tent!
If you need ideas on where to go for a family camping trip, check out this article on fun family camping destinations!
Check out this video from Ozark Trails about our highly rated Ozark Trail 16 x 16 3 Room Instant Cabin Tent!