Tents With Three Rooms

If you need a camping shelter that offers some privacy, you will want to check my selection of tents with three rooms suitable for families with kids or for several couples.

Family camping tents with 3 rooms are frequent among tunnel tents and also among cabin-type tents. But there are some great examples of such structures among bell-shaped and dome tents.

Privacy in a camping tent cannot be great, but such rooms still help. In some cases, you have just removable curtains, but there are also tents with sewn-in walls.

Clearly, the list presented here contains tents with this common inner 3-room organization, but I have tried to add examples with some extra features. They include the following:

  • Dark rest design.
  • Instant setup.
  • Insulation.
  • Solid windows.
  • Inflatable beams instead of solid poles.
  • Awning or porch, etc.

My list of best 3 room camping tents

So here is the list of tents ordered by the floor area from smaller to larger:

 

If you are new to this, perhaps the brands that you see in the list mean nothing to you. In this case, I wish to stress that these are the best-known names in the outdoor industry.

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1. Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Plus Tent

Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Plus Tent.
Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Plus Tent.

This Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Plus tent has an inner tent with a removable divider, and this is the sleeping area, but it is of a particular type. They describe it as a blackout design. They claim that 99% of the daylight is blocked and the bedrooms are up to 5°C cooler during the day. This is why it is included also in my list of best dark rest camping tents. They also write that the tent offers SPF 50 protection level.

The third room is a large living room visible in the picture above. The structure is tunnel-type and it is supported by three fiberglass loops. The official rating of its shell is an impressive 4500 mm. The floor is a durable polyethylene fully sewn-in and with welded seams. In view of all this, I would describe it as a true 3-season tent.

There are 5 windows and 4 of them are solid and with inner shatters for privacy. The door is also impressive and large full-height double-layer with a mesh and with a panel. In the picture above you can see one nice detail, the drop-down bottom section for a totally flat entrance suitable for wheelchairs and for kids running around.

There is around 120 ft² (11 m²) of the inner fully protected area, and the official capacity is 5 people. Note that the tent is quite heavy, it weighs 37 lb (16.8 kg). The packed size is 27.5 x 12.6 x 11.8 inches (70 x 32 x 30 cm).

What I like:

  • Very dark inner rooms.
  • Solid windows for great views and protection from elements.
  • Great waterproof rating.

What I dislike:

  • Heavy.


2. Vango Airbeam Odyssey Air 500 Villa Tent

Vango Airbeam Odyssey Air 500 Villa Tent.
Vango Airbeam Odyssey Air 500 Villa Tent.

Vango has several tents in its Odyssey series, this presented here is one of the smallest. But this is still a 3-room structure with an area of 140 ft² (13 m²). The area includes an inner tent with two asymmetric sleeping rooms and one large living room in front of it. The sleeping area is what they call a lights-out design, so you have a darker fabric that reduces glare.

The tent can be used in practically all seasons. You have solid windows, and the shell tent is 70D polyester with a 4000 mm HH rating. All seams are factory sealed. According to their statements, the fabric satisfies ISO5912 standards regarding requirements on safety, performance, and rain resistance. You also have UPF 30 UV protection. The floor is fully sewn-in and this is a waterproof polyethylene.

There are several low and high vents, and this is what makes it suitable also for summer camping. Note that this is a tall tent with a peak height of 82.7 inches (210 cm).

As you realize from the name, it is supported by air beams instead of classic poles. The only solid pole is the short brim pole that you see above the door. A manual double-action pump is included. There is also an E-cable port. The tent weighs 40.9 lb (18.55 kg), and the packed size is 27.6 x 15.7 x 14.6 inches (70 x 40 x 37 cm).

What I like:

  • Solid windows.
  • High tent.
  • Great waterproof rating.

What I dislike:

  • Heavy.


3. Coleman Red Canyon 8 Tent

Coleman Red Canyon 8 Tent.
Coleman Red Canyon 8 Tent.

I wanted to include at least one tent from the dome-type group. So this Coleman Red Canyon 8 person tent is with a central dome part and two extensions on the sides. It is incredibly popular, as of the moment of writing this text there are around 4000 reports about it on Amazon alone.

The good side of such dome tents is that they are compact when packed. So this tent packs to 25.6 x 11 x 10.2 inches (65 x 28 x 26 cm). But this is a huge tent, the dimensions are 17 x 10 ft (5.2 x 3 m), and its floor area is 170 ft² (15.6 m²). Note that it is not very tall, the peak height in the central dome section is 72 inches (1.83 m).

It has two dividers and this is what makes it a 3-room tent, but privacy in this tent is a bit limited. The tent is ventilated, you have mesh areas and a floor vent. There is one door and one window on the opposite side.

You have 6 poles in total and this is fiberglass. I would describe it as a 3-season tent but it is best not to use it at places with lots of wind. Note also that the tent is incredibly affordable.

What I like:

  • The packed size.
  • The weight.
  • The price.

What I dislike:

  • Only one door.


4. Core 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent

Core 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent.
Core 12 Person Instant Cabin Tent.

The tent is huge with its floor area of 180 square feet (16.7 m²) and its peak height is 80 inches (203 cm). But this is also an instant tent, so the frame is preattached to the tent and one person can set it up in just a couple of minutes.

There are 2 dividers inside and this is what makes it a 3-room construction. As you realize from the picture, this is a boxy cabin style tent most suitable for summer camping or perhaps for two seasons in the warmer part of the year. It has been on the market for a number of tears already so all is known about it, and you have a great brand behind this tent.

Note that they also have a lighted version of this tent and it is included in my list of best 12-person camping tents. There are two doors here and 7 separate windows. You also have a gear loft and an electric cable port. The tent is nicely ventilated, you have plenty of mesh on the ceiling and on the windows, plus two large floor vents.

What I like:

  • Ease of use.
  • Freestanding design.
  • Tall & pleasant tent.

What I dislike:

  • The weight.


5. Ozark Trail 12 Person Instant Cabin 16 x 16 3-Room Tent

Ozark Trail 12 Person Instant Cabin 16 x 16 3-Room Tent.
Ozark Trail 12 Person Instant Cabin 16 x 16 3-Room Tent.

Here you have a very typical cabin-style tent most suitable for summer camping and for calm weather conditions. It is L-shaped and fully freestanding, with numerous leg poles. The area is around 192 ft² (17.8 m²) and it is organized into 3 rooms, this is why it is here. It is also included in my list of best tents for 12 people. About rooms, you will want to know that the dividers between its rooms are fully sewn-in.

The mentioned area is not all, you also have a huge awning/porch area that makes the total covered area rectangular, and this is behind the numbers 16 x 16 in its name, they give the dimensions in feet. The mentioned awning is a part of the fly and you have the pole for its support included.

The frame is steel and the poles are telescopic, everything is pre-attached to the tent, and this is behind the word Instant in the name. Although it is huge, one person can set this tent up in just a couple of minutes.

The partial coverage fly is a durable 68D polyester with a PU coating and a 600 mm waterproof rating. The floor is a 1000D thick polyethylene with a bathtub design. The materials meet the flammability requirements of CPAI-84.

You have 7 windows and 2 huge doors. It is also nicely ventilated with its two floor vents visible in the picture above. The tent weighs 61 lb (28 kg) and it is very tall with a peak height of 82 inches (208 cm).

What I like:

  • Incredibly large.
  • Freestanding.
  • Very pleasant.
  • 3 Rooms.
  • Integrated awning.

What I dislike:

  • Heavy.
  • Long when packed.


6. Ozark Trail 20 x 10 Dark Rest Instant Cabin Tent

Ozark Trail 20 x 10 Dark Rest Instant Cabin Tent.
Ozark Trail 20 x 10 Dark Rest Instant Cabin Tent.

This Ozark Trail 20 x 10 Dark Rest Instant Cabin Tent is yet another of tents with the so-called dark rest design and it is among the best-known tents of this type. The official capacity is 12 people.

The material is very dark and it has openings on the roof so you can also regulate the amount of light and reduce glare. The biggest part of the ceiling is a double layer with mesh, and underneath it you have panels with zippers. So to reduce the glare, you can close the ceiling almost completely. However, there are a few areas that are with mesh for ventilation.

But the tent is here because its inner space is organized into 3 separate rooms. The structure is huge, the overall dimensions are 20 x 10 ft (6.1 x 3.05 m), and the floor area is 200 ft² (18.6 m²). The peak height is 80 inches (203 cm). However, in spite of such a size, this is an instant setup tent that you can have ready in a couple of minutes only. It is included also in my list of best instant family camping tents.

This is a synthetic tent and a very typical cabin type. It is best suited for summer camping. The fabric is 190T coated polyester. As you realize from the picture, there are many windows and they all are the double-layer type with mesh and panels. The floor is a bathtub-type polyethylene.

The tent packs to (L x D) is 43 x 11 inches (109 x 28 cm), and the weight is 54 lb (24.5 kg). It is included also in my list of best 12 person family camping tents.

What I like:

  • Numerous windows.
  • Separate rooms.
  • Very dark interior and reduced glare.
  • Reasonable price.

What I dislike:

  • The weight.


7. Crua Loj 6 Person Tent

Crua Loj 6 Person Tent.
Crua Loj 6 Person Tent.

This tent is officially for 6 people only, yet its total inner area is 235 ft² (22 m²), and you also have a porch that adds 65 ft² (6 m²) to it. The porch is without a floor, so this is the place where you can sit with camping chairs and you can use it for cooking.

But it is here because of its 3-room structure. So related to this, this is an impressive tent and there is nothing even remotely close to what it offers. There is an inner sleeping area which is an insulated tent within the shell tent, it has an effective R-value of 4. One huge living room is in front of this inner tent.

There are 3 external doors and 2 inner doors. The frame is steel and the fabric material is breathable, this is a laminated poly-cotton 80/20. You will want to know that the tent comes with a footprint included and with an insulated carpet. The sleeping area is a dark rest zone, it is completely dark inside even in the broad daylight. The tent provides a bit of sound insulation too.

But this is not all. There are 6 solid PVC windows, an awning configuration shown in the picture, and much more. If you want the best example of a 4-season tent, this is it. It will protect you in any weather conditions. They claim it can handle winds of over 60 MPH.

But see the weight which is 218 lb (99 kg). The dimensions (L x W) are 277 x 158 inches (700 x 400 cm). The tent is also very tall, the inner peak height is 83 inches (211 cm).

What I like:

  • Almost everything, but see the next line.

What I dislike:

  • The price.
  • The weight.

Final thoughts

So this was my selection of best tents with three rooms, I could have added a few more but it would be confusing, you already have quite a number of different designs here.

Now, how to choose? Each of these tents has some extras, but there are overlapping with respect to features. For example, you have a few tents with dark-rest design and also with instant setup. So make a list of priorities and check for the remaining features.

For daily updated prices please follow the links, the prices change all the time. But there are huge differences with respect to price, and this is up to a factor of 8 or so. Therefore it makes sense to check carefully if you are on a budget.

Editor’s Choice tent

The tent presented below is not for everybody’s pocket. But I had to put it forward because it is so exceptional and so packed with features. Note that this is the only brand currently that specializes in building insulated tents that are available more or less globally.

Insulated tent and plenty of great features
Crua Loj 6 Person Tent.

Product Name: Crua Loj Premium Quality Rugged Durable 6+ Person Insulated Tent

Product Description: It is impossible to find a tent that would match the features of this Crua Loj 6 tent. This is why it is my choice tent.

Brand: Crua Outdoors

SKU: B00YSMDOCW

  • Features - 9.9/10
    9.9/10
  • Design - 9.8/10
    9.8/10
  • Quality & craftsmanship - 9.7/10
    9.7/10
9.8/10

Summary

This tent scores great in my rating criteria, and this for all the good reasons.

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User Review
10/10 (1 vote)

To realize why this is my choice tent, please see this video:

And here is a bit more from inside the tent:

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