Barcelona's Best Family-Friendly Hotels, Most Accommodating Places to Stay on Vacation

In a city as busy and full of tourists as Barcelona is, it's no surprise that there is an overabundance of hotels in order to accommodate all tastes and travel styles. In particular, Barcelona is an extremely 'family-fun' vacation destination. Not only is it a city known for its tapas, sangria, siestas and fiestas, but it's full of unique and fun exhibits, history, eclectic markets and above all there's always something going on that'll keep kids and the entire family entertained. Whether you're watching the street performers on La Rambla or the traditional Catalan dances on the weekends in Portal de L'Angel or checking out the Magic Fountain show in Plaza Espanya, it's one city in which you'll never be bored. Therefore it's only suiting that Barcelona be equipped with a variety of family-friendly hotels; where the children have enough to keep them entertained after a busy day and the adults can relax, kick back and enjoy some quiet time after a long day of touring.

Some of the best hotels for families are the ones closest to the city center as it's easy to walk to most of the major sites and more exciting areas. Even if you want to stay away from the heart of the action and in a quieter location, there are plenty of centrally situated hotels that are off the main street yet still close to the downtown core. La Rambla street as well as the Born and Gothic neighborhoods have a variety of family-friendly hotels, as does the Ribera and Eixample neighrbohoods. The Eixample is slightly removed from the city center but it's also in the middle of the Old and 'Newer' part of town, which is a very pretty area to stay and still very well situated.


Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
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In a busy city like Barcelona, it's nice to come home to a hotel with an overabundance of ways to kick back and take the edge off. From its chill out Mimosa Garden with its Lebanese cuisine, to the 9th floor wading pool (only two feet deep), to...  Read More

Port Vell-old Town
Royal Ramblas
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This hotel is all about location, which is nice especially if you have young kids. Located on La Rambla it's a short stroll to the Boqueria market where you can buy fresh o.j., baguettes and cheese for breakfast (even though you can eat...  Read More

H10 Montcada Boutique Hotel
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The H10 Montcada boasts a comfortable mix between elegance and comfort. The staff are down to earth and eager to please; so eager in fact that its not rare for them to follow you out of the dining room (after breakfast) if they see you heading...  Read More



It's hard to believe there is a hotel located directly across from such a visage; Barcelona's famous Cathedral. In addition to the hotel's ideal location, the Colon is a small and quaint getaway from the typical loud and noisy atmosphere found...  Read More

Grand Hotel Central


The infinity pool on the hotel's rooftop terrace is but one of the many intricate details that makes the Grand Hotel Central so incredible. Its 1920's fa--ade is complemented by the modern and sleek interior and its eco-friendly solar panels...  Read More

Port Vell-old Town
Hotel Jazz
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This one of the best hotels for families in Barcelona. Friendly, warm and personable, the Jazz is casual yet classy and above all its stellar location is unbeatable. It's next door to Plaza Catalunya, close to the Raval and the rest of the Old...  Read More

Port Vell-old Town
Soho Hotel Barcelona
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The Soho is a comfortable and contemporary hotel with an awesome location; close to Plaza Universitat, La Rambla, Plaza Catlalunya and pretty much walkable from most places in Barcelona. It's great for families, especially those with young kids...  Read More

Port Vell-old Town
Le Meridien Barcelona
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Walking into Le Meridien's lobby you're instantly thrown into a lively, friendly and warm atmosphere, one that is perfect for young families. The hotel is ideally situated, close to the Boqueria on La Rambla and half way between Plaza Catalunya...  Read More

Hotel Arts Barcelona


Not only can't you walk by a single staff member (at any time of day) without being greeted with a friendly, 'buenos dias', but the Hotel Arts embodies the terms class and luxury and is a super place for families who just want to kick back and...  Read More

Hotel 1898
Photo courtesy of Hotel 1898


The 1898's rooftop terrace is next to unbeatable. Boasting 360-degree views of the entire city, with its medium sized pool and plenty of deck space it's an ideal spot for family meals at their outdoor restaurant or just fun to laze around, soak...  Read More


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