Guide to Barcelona’s Best Family Friendly Hotels

Baby at Barcelona Beach

Guide to the Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona is a perfect place for a family vacation. Walking through the streets of the city, you can meet many couples having fun and a good time with their children in unique playgrounds that are located throughout Barcelona, ​​as well as in parks and squares. In Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, there is entertainment for every taste for both adults and children. More detailed information on where to go for fun with a child can be found in this article as well as recommendations for the best family-friendly hotels in Barcelona.

Baby at Barcelona Beach

When traveling to Barcelona with children, it is very important to choose a good hotel in which you and your loved ones will be offered quality service and all the necessary amenities for families.  Look for hotel recommendations that will make your stay with your child in Barcelona the most comfortable below. The high-class staff of the hotel complexes will take care of you and your child, and you, without bothering yourself, can enjoy all the charms of the capital of Catalonia.

The best city center hotels for families traveling to Barcelona

For fans of outdoor activities and rich cultural programs, we offer hotels in Barcelona for families with children which are located in the city center or calm urban areas, and from where you can easily get to the main places of interest. The main advantages of these hotels are the location and special types of services provided for children of different ages.

Hotel Roger de Lluria, 5*

This place is very well suited for families in Barcelona. You will find it in a quiet area of ​​Eixample that has many playgrounds and parks. It will take you ten minute’s walk on foot to Plaça Catalunya and the Old Town, fifteen minutes to the Arc de Triomphe, Ciutadella City Park, which often hosts various events for children, and the Barcelona Zoo. In Plaza Catalunya, you can take a special bus to the amusement park on Mount Tibidabo. The bus leaves every 20 minutes. The hotel provides babysitting services and individual beds for children.

Splendom Suites Barcelona, 4*

This hotel for children in Barcelona is located in a quiet area of Eixample on Valencia Street, not far from Plaza Catalunya and the city center. The hotel building has a small room of games, which is next to the reception, in family rooms for young guests – board games and children’s television. Splendom Suites Barcelona is good for families with an infant, as children under two years stay free. Baby cribs, chairs, and a bathtub are available upon request.

Barcelona Family Activities

Petit Palace 4*

This chain of hotels are great for children ​​since they provide many conveniences for a comfortable family vacation: multi-bed rooms for little fellows, babysitting services, a gift set with toys, games, and DVDs have been prepared for young guests. Guests can rent bicycles with individual child seats included.

The hotel is situated in the Eixample area near the well-known Passeig de Gràcia commercial street (Cat. Passeig de Gràcia).   If to go from Plaça Catalunya and Rambla, it will take you 10-minutes to reach. The hotel is situated at Roger de Llúria, 21. This hotel`s advantage is that while it’s in the city center, it’s on a quiet street away from noise and crowds of people.

Barcelona’s Hotel Petit Palace Boquería Garden is situated in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. If you need to plunge into the tourist life of Barcelona, ​​then this location will please you. Nearby you will find many souvenir shops and La Boqueria market, and not far from the hotel – Rambla, Plaça Catalunya, and Royal Square (Cat. Plaça Reial). Hotel address:  La Boquería 10.

Hotel Petit Palace Museum is another hotel good for children in the center of Barcelona. The hotel’s convenient location allows you to walk to Plaça Catalunya, Paseo de Gracia, and the Ramblas in 5 minutes.

Hotel Novotel Barcelona City, 4*

This is a comfortable hotel that is perfect for travel to Barcelona with children.  It offers family rooms, children’s television, a playground, a video games area, board games, and a children’s bathtub is available on request.

If you pick this one, you will find it in the commercial area, close to great shops, shopping, and business centers (Akbar Tower, Glories Square Market, Diagonal Mar Shopping Center). The Sagrada Familia is a 20-minute walk away. The center can be reached by metro from Glories Station, by tram or bus.

Hotels for family holidays in Barcelona by the sea

For parents who are planning to combine a beach holiday with a visit to city places of interest, we offer beachfront hotels for children in Barcelona. The advantages of these hotels are its direct proximity to the beach, developed infrastructure near the complex, as well as the availability of all types of transport.

Barcelona Beach Hotels

Hotel Arts Barcelona, 5*

This is a comfortable hotel for relaxing by the sea with children in Barcelona. It provides its guests with family rooms with views of the beach and the port of Olympic. The hotel is situated next to the coastline and the beach of Barceloneta, and it will take you ten minutes to Ciutadella Park, where you can take a step with kids or have a picnic, as well as the Barcelona Zoo.

For a comfortable stay with children in Barcelona, ​​it offers its guests a babysitting and a kids club. On the territory of Arts Barcelona, ​​you can find a children’s pool where an experienced instructor can teach your child to swim.

Hotel SB Icaria Barcelona, 4*

This hotel is located on Avenue Ikaria, 195, just 300 meters from the clean beach of Nova Ikaria and next to a small park. It is going to take ten minutes to reach out Ciutadella Park and Barcelona Zoo if to walk from the hotel`s center – only two metro stations. Near the Icaria Barcelona Hotel is a small shopping mall, El Center de la Vila, with shops for children and a playground.

For the smallest visitors, it provides babysitting services with a special children’s corner. Extra beds are available for kids.

Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel GL, 5*

It is also suitable for families visiting Barcelona with a child. It is located in the complex of the International Trade Center in the port of Barcelona. There are beautiful views of the sea and the historic city center in the suites. Walking along the coastline, you can walk to the large Maremagnum shopping center, with shops for toys and clothes for kids, as well as the famous Barceloneta Beach, where you can sunbathe and swim. The hotel offers babysitting services as well as extra baby cribs in the suites.

There is an Aquarium not very far from the area of the hotel, a visit to which will be a real holiday for children, as well as the Maritime Museum and the funicular, which will take you to Montjuic.  The hotel offers discounts on accommodation with children.

About The Author:  Melisa Marzett is a former journalist, a translator and a content writer who is currently working for  As a little girl, she wanted to be a vet, but later, she decided that to connect her life with writing is what she would want to do, but she remains an animal rights activist who cares for animals, does not wear natural fur, and have a cat at home.

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