The Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Valencia, Spain

Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort has a giant outdoor pool and is just next to the sandy Cabanyal beach
Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort has a giant outdoor pool and is just next to the sandy Cabanyal beach | Courtesy of Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort / Expedia
Alice Snowsill

Valencia is a vibrant city in southeastern Spain that extends a warm welcome to visitors of all ages. You only need to look at architect Calatrava’s playful built fantasies to feel the pulse of the place. It’s also got a beautiful beach and stunning old-town quarters to explore. What’s more, young ones will love playing in the Turia Gardens, one of the biggest urban parks in the country. So come and enjoy the best family-friendly hotels Valencia has to offer – bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort


The giant outdoor pool area with white loungers, umbrellas and canopied daybeds at the Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort
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This aged but glam resort has facilities in spades: giant outdoor pool, breezy brasserie, spa and generous buffet breakfast, all right beside the sandy Cabanyal beach. Families will love the connecting classic rooms – where you can have your own space but keep an eye on the kids next door – as well as the rollaway beds and cots. It’s a 20-minute walk to the sights of the old town, but you can split your time between there and the expansive beach and promenade fun nearer to the hotel.

2. Hotel Valencia Oceanic


The outdoor pool and sun lounging terrace at Hotel Valencia Oceanic.
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Spanish brand Meliá does crisp, white-on-white style and comfort like no other, and at this smart branch between the old town and the marina, several of the rooms cater beautifully to families, too: expect generously sized bunk beds and welcome gifts for little ones. Older kids will love splashing about in the lawn-trimmed outdoor pool, and you’re a one-minute walk from the rambling Turia Gardens, with its children’s funfair, minigolf and skate park.

3. Hotel Valencia Alameda

Boutique Hotel

The contemporary lobby at Hotel Valencia Alameda.
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Self-cater in clean, modern surroundings at this central boutique hotel, with family rooms including kitchenettes, microwaves and pull-out beds at an affordable price point. Vending machines in the lobby defuse snack emergencies at all hours, and there are only 35 rooms, so you won’t wait for staff assistance. There are smart TVs preloaded with shows for all ages. Meanwhile, grown-ups will love the fresh, monochromatic decor and the leafy park views.

4. SH Valencia Palace

Spa Hotel

Electric-blue indoor pool at SH Valencia Palace with lanterns and a view of a picturesque sunset through the large picture windows
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This super-central city base is most loved for its enormous swimming pool and generous sun deck. Family suites give parents their own double room, with kids on a pull-out bed in the room next door (cots are also available), which transforms to a living room by day. Expect concierge, 24-hour room service and luggage storage – all saving you time and hassle on flying visits. The staff are brilliant, too – just contact them and they’ll deal with whatever you throw at them.

5. Petit Palace Ruzafa


Outdoor terrace overlooking the city at Petit Palace Ruzafa hotel in Valencia.
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Want to stay in a hip neighbourhood with everything on hand for a smooth family trip? Choose Ruzafa, a burgeoning neighbourhood of slick tapas bars, concept stores and cafe-bookshops. This smart townhouse hotel is perfect for families, with triple rooms of three twin beds; there are also family rooms with bunk beds, and even quintuple rooms squeezing in five – meaning you can direct more of your holiday budget at the cool shopping, dining and arts district outside.

6. Apartamentos Ramirez

Hotel, Serviced Apartment

Cosy lounge space at Apartamentos Ramirez hotel in Valencia, Spain.
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This selection of loft-style apartments sleeps two adults and two children comfortably, thanks to high ceilings, plush sofas and gorgeous black-and-gold kitchens with dining areas. It’s a far cry from cramming three or four into one hotel room – here, you can self-cater for most meals and have evenings at home when you want to, but you’re also well placed for the restaurants and shops of Gran Via and the leafy Turia Gardens.

7. Ad Hoc Carmen


Double room at Ad Hoc Carmen hotel in Valencia, painted in a bright lime green with simple, white furnishings.
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Zesty lime-green rooms have stairs up to mezzanine levels in this chic boutique hotel of family duplexes sleeping up to six. The hotel is in a 15th-century building in the historic centre, where attic rooms with wooden beams have been transformed into light, bright family pads. Kids will love bagging the mezzanine beds up on high platforms; downstairs you’ll find tasty croissants, fruit and yoghurt each morning, plus helpful reception staff who can rent you bikes for exploring.

8. Malcom and Barret


Spacious queen room at Malcom and Barret hotel in Valencia.
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This is a cutting-edge design hotel with a cool colour palette – but inside you’ll find handy triple rooms featuring a double and a kid’s bed, plus family rooms sleeping four. It’s in Na Rovella, close to new-build apartment buildings, department stores and coffee shops, and walkable from the huddle of restaurants in Eixample. With a chic coffee and cocktail bar, palm-print wallpaper and botanical sketches framed in rooms of dark green and yellow, it’s a cosmopolitan choice.

Still not found your perfect stay? Check into one of the best beach hotels in Valencia. Looking for more family-friendly hotels in Spain? Discover the sun-kissed shores of Menorca, the easternmost of the Balearic Islands, where golden beaches and turquoise bays create a tranquil setting for your next family getaway. For a spot of adventure, pay a visit to Lanzarote, a UNESCO Geopark with volcanic origins as well as an abundance of beachside holiday resorts, there’s something for everyone. Wherever your itinerary takes you, be sure to book your stay securely with Culture Trip.

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