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 | Courtesy of Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort / Expedia
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 in Valencia – bookable on Culture Trip.
Hotel Las Arenas Balneario Resort
4.6/5 (980 Reviews)
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Now from $158 per night
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.
Hotel Valencia Oceanic
4.3/5 (687 Reviews)
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Now from $87 per night
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.
Hotel Valencia Alameda
4.7/5 (59 Reviews)
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Now from $105 per night
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.
SH Valencia Palace
4.4/5 (960 Reviews)
Now from $131 per night
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.
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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.
Hotel, Serviced Apartment
4.8/5 (162 Reviews)
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Now from $112 per night
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.
Ad Hoc Carmen
4.4/5 (283 Reviews)
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Now from $97 per night
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.
Malcom and Barret
4.4/5 (519 Reviews)
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Now from $71 per night
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.
These recommendations were updated on July 23, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.