Heading to Barcelona with your kids and want to find a hotel that will make the stay enjoyable? You came to the right place. I have traveled to Barcelona with children and have been through it all. That is why I curated this list of the best family-friendly hotels and apartments in Barcelona.
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The Best Family-Friendly Barcelona Hotels
For me, family-friendly doesn’t mean that they have a little sticker on their site that says “we love kids!” It means that you as a parent will be able to relax at the hotel because it is accommodating to kids. I am not talking about the staff, Italians adore children so you will have no problem with that at any hotel in Italy.
I look for a few things when selecting a great hotel or rental property when traveling with my kids. First is space for kids to move around. That could be a rooftop, courtyard, or nearby park. I also like larger rooms so you don’t feel cramped. They may just have larger rooms or they are on the cheaper side so you can upgrade your room. A pool is also a big bonus, but you can’t find that everywhere. Traffic is a big concern for me so I avoid properties on high-traffic streets. I break that rule occasionally if the hotel is also close to a peaceful park or pedestrian area to run around.
A big tip when traveling with kids is not to overwhelm them with sightseeing if they are 7 and under. Plan three-hour activities that are less ambitious before returning to a place where they can play. You can even sight-see for longer than that if you plug in an hour playground break.
Casagrand Luxury Suities
4 Star | Luxury Suites | Eixample | Luxury Suities | Rooftop Plunge Pool | Family Friendly
Casagrand is my #1 pick for multi-generational or multi-family travel. Even single family travel as they do have a smaller suite. Why?
I am not a huge AirBnB fan when visiting cities for many reasons, but mostly because I like a front desk. Casagrand is a serviced apartment rental building with beautiful apartments that are pretty reasonable if you are traveling with other groups.
They offer a ton of privacy and the building is not over-run with other guests. These types of listings get me super excited about traveling and while I have not personally stayed here, I will definitely be checking it out in the near future.
El Palace Hotel Barcelona
5 Star Hotel | €€€ | Eixample | Rooftop Pool
I really like this hotel for a few reasons. First, the location is just about the best in the entire city. This is because it is near all the great shops of Eixample & Passieg de Gràcia, but walking distance to the Gothic quarter which is super picturesque for day-time strolls.
The hotel itself is incredibly reasonable in terms of pricing. This level of hotel in Paris or Rome would cost twice the price for a standard room.
This is an easy choice for anyone that wants a great hotel in a great area at a great price. The low prices may only be available for a short time based on demand during the pandemic. My recommendation is to book an upgraded room so you have more room to spread out with your family.
Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux
5 Star | €€ | Gothic Quarter | Relias & Chateaux Boutique | Family Friendly
Hotel Neri is a great choice for a small family in my eyes. This is because it is situated right in the Gothic Quarter which is great for fun nights out and peaceful strolls.
The hotel itself is modern and has a lot of fun features. They also have an apartment named “Casa Neri Apartment” which is reasonably priced for a family with some amenities that could come in handy like a terrace, private pool, and kitchen!
For the price, I likely am going to reserve this one with the wife which feels like a safe choice for families.
Hotel SB Glow
4 Star | € | Modern | Rooftop Pool | Family Friendly
Beautiful 4 star hotel in a great location of Barcelona with an epic rooftop pool. The prices are too good to be true so book sooner than later!
Hotel Catalonia Catedral
4 Star | € | Updated | Rooftop Pool
Hotel Catalonia Catedral is a clean, comfortable, and centrally located hotel with a great rooftop pool. This makes it excellent for families, couples, and travelers on a budget.
5 Star Hotel | €€€ | Eixample | Luxury & Modern | Rooftop Pool
I love this hotel for many reasons but above all the design and location. The soft earth-tone colors are relaxing which is what you really need on vacation. Sitting on the balcony and having a fresh-squeezed orange juice with plenty of space for the kids to run around sounds like a dream.
It is also in this perfect little pocket very close to everything. You could walk into the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona or hang around Passeig de Gràcia and do some shopping.
They also have some killer deals for their “buy now, stay later” feature on the site. Flexible stays for the future at discounted rates. I love it!
Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection
5 Star | €€ | Modern Luxury | Eixample | Rooftop Pool
The Cotton House is a really nice hotel at a great price with some beautiful common areas. There is a fantastic rooftop pool, beautiful bistro-looking restaurant among other beautiful spaces.
It is a very nice hotel at an even better price. I highly recommend taking a peek at this one and considering a typology upgrade to get more space.
The One Barcelona
5 Star | €€€ | Eixample/Passieg de Gràcia | Incredible Facilities | Rooftop Pool
With a name like “The One” you’d hope it would be an easy choice and it is. Very reasonable prices per night given how nice property is combined with a rooftop pool and some incredible on-premises bars & restaurants makes it… the one!
I recommend picking a room typology with a balcony as it adds to the experience!
Grand Hotel Central
5 Star | Barcelona Cathedral | Mondern | Rooftop Pool
Grand Hotel Central is a modern hotel with great location at a good price which makes it an easy choice. There is a fantastic rooftop pool and cool dining facilities on site. It is just outside the Gothic Quarter which means easy access to history, beaches, and lots to do.
5 Star | €€ | Gothic Quarter | Contemporary Upscale | Rooftop Pool
Ohla is a real gem because it is a large contemporary hotel in the Gothic Quarter that is priced reasonably. Standard rooms sit in the mid 200s which means you can upgrade to a larger typology if you have a stronger budget.
Nobody “needs” a huge layout when they travel but it sure is nice!