Barcelona Family Hotels – Tips and Recommendations

There are many great hotels in Barcelona. We’ve picked a few hotels that we believe are especially well suited for families. In general, we recommend to stay in the following areas:

  • Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) east of the Ramblas and El Born all the way to the Parc de la Ciutadella – best if you want to stay downtown, close to the sightseeing action;
  • L’Eixample (especially L’Antiga Esquerra de l’Eixample), still downtown, but more the modern Barcelona;
  • Gràcia, a nice traditional quarter of Barcelona, stay in a typical neighborhood;
  • There are some other areas of Barcelona which are great, we picked some hotels below which are not necessarily within these areas. – the best website for booking hotels in Barcelona. Click on the hotel name to get the latest prices and deals.

If you go with an agency for holiday homes, make sure the properties are licensed and the agency complies with local laws and insurance requirements.

Note: The chronological listing is not an indication of ranking.

Check out our updated guides – Barcelona Travel Guide, and our activities guide for families in Barcelona. As an alternative to staying in Barcelona, you could consider Sitges. Sitges is a beautiful village by the beach, just south of Barcelona. You need ca. 30-40min by car or public transport to get there. Check out our Best Family Hotels in Sitges.

The 10 Best Hotels for Families in Barcelona


Duquesa Suites, Barri Gotic, luxury

Small boutique hotel in the Gothic Quarter but close to Port Vell and Passeig de Colom. The rooftop terrace with swimming pool is amazing. Set in an 18th-century building, this wonderful hotel has triple and family rooms available. The rooms are equipped with a small kitchenette. Some suites have sofabeds, living rooms and a nice view over the port. Try to book here off-season. Tel: +34 937 37 91 25.

Aparthotel Arai, Barri Gotic, luxury

With a perfect location in the Gothic Quarter, this boutique hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, sauna, and a rooftop terrace. It’s set in an 18th-century building and each room comes with a small kitchenette with a fridge, microwave, and a coffee maker. Perfect for families. Tel: +34 933 20 39 50.

Hotel Catalonia Ramblas, Ciutat Vella, luxury

As the name suggests, between the Ramblas and Plaça Universitat. Very nice (seasonal) outdoor pool, indoor pool, spa and gym Suites even have a private jacuzzi/pool (ask for it). Located in a modernist building with spacious rooms and wooden floors. It has a family room for up to three children and is also pet-friendly.. Tel: +34 933 16 84 00.

Hotel H10 Madison, Barri Gotic, luxury

Modern hotel not far from the cathedral, housed in an early 20th-century restored building. Lovely rooftop swimming pool with views of the cathedral. Family rooms are available. Soundproof rooms. Tel: +34 932 38 21 37.

Hostal Goya, Eixample, mid-range

Well located in the modern Eixample district, close to Plaça de Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia and the Ramblas. There are two options: bed and breakfast or apartments. Friendly, family-style accommodation. Tel: +34 933 02 25 65. Map

Hotel Roger de Llúria, Eixample, mid-range

Boutique hotel with good and central location in the Eixample, not far from Plaça de Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia. Large buffet breakfast helps to get started. There are triple rooms and spacious family rooms available. Tel: +34 933 43 60 80.

Hotel Petit Palace Boqueria Garden, Barri Gotic, mid-range

Right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, across from Liceu and the Boqueria market. Historic 19th-century building with very modern rooms, free iPads, and free bicycles. It has a beautiful hotel bar which is set in a courtyard and garden that is a listed site of architectural heritage in Barcelona. Family rooms available. Tel: +34 933 02 00 92.

Andante Hotel, Ciutat Vella, mid-range

3-star hotel, close to the Ramblas and the port. Very modern building with a small, but nice rooftop infinity pool. It has a gym and family rooms. Eco-friendly hotel that complies with the principles of the World Charter for Sustainable Tourism. Tel: +34 934 41 25 45.

Citadines Ramblas Barcelona, Barri Gotic, mid-range

Right on the Ramblas and not far from Plaça de Catalunya, the Citadines chain is known for its affordable apartments in top locations. All apartments feature a kitchen with a fridge, dishwasher, and microwave. The apartment is cleaned once a week. Nice rooftop with sunloungers. Tel: +34 902 20 06 99.

Hotel Catalonia Park Güell, Gràcia, budget

There aren’t too many budget options for families in Barcelona. This is one of them. Although not centrally located, it is close to a metro station in the popular residential Gràcia district. Gaudi’s Parc Güell is also not too far. It has a nice rooftop (year-round) swimming pool with views over the city. Family rooms available. Tel: +34 932 19 12 04.

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