Barcelona is an ideal city for a family holiday since it is full of attractions that are enjoyable for tourists of all ages (you can find detailed information about them in many pages like Kids and Families in Barcelona). Befitting a tourist city that focuses on families, Barcelona offers a wide range of family-friendly accommodation options.
For families who are looking for a comfortable and pleasant accommodation in Barcelona, it is recommended to choose one of the following options:
Family-friendly Apartments in Barcelona
There are a wide range of apartments in Barcelona, many of them are suitable for families and we strongly recommend to consider this option. Booking an apartment means that you lose the facilities of a hotel (room service, reception and cleaning services are not included, and breakfast would be served Independently). The advantage of an apartment is that you will earn a comfortable and spacious accommodation that includes a kitchen, where you can prepare your own meals, and a washing machine – a big advantage for most of the families (for additional information – Apartments in Barcelona).
There is a large concentration of family-friendly apartments in the Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) and in the area of La Rambla that are close to the city’s main tourist sites (for additional information – Hotels near La Rambla and Hotels near Barri Gotic). In the area of Placa de Catalunya you will find more expensive and smaller apartments (for additional information – Hotels near Placa de Catalunya).
Cheaper and more spacious apartments can be found in areas such as Eixample, the surroundings of Passeig de Garcia, areas between Placa de Catalunya and Avinguda Diagonal and near Parc de la Ciutadella (Citadel Park).
Budget Hotels for Families in Barcelona
If you would like to stay in a cheap 2 star, 3 star or 4 star hotel, you either split in rooms or choose hotels with triple or quadruple rooms (and are also providing good prices for families and children). The second option is of course cheaper but in the first case you can get more space and privacy.
It should be taken into account that in both cases you will be provided with hotel services and pampering, but you lose the benefits of an apartment (for instance: space, kitchen for cooking, etc).
Before you make your decision you should consider several aspects:
- For families with small children: though most of the hotels hosts small children, there are some luxury hotels (not many) that do not allow them to be accommodated.
- If you are traveling with babies, it is recommended to make sure that the hotel provides with all of the conditions needed (for example such facilities as cot and a kettle).
- Price issues: in order to reduce your expenses, it is important to know the following possibilities; many hotels provide accommodation for children up to a certain age without any additional cost, in Barcelona the age limit is usually 12 years, but there are a few hotels where the age limit is 3 or 5 years. There are also hotels where you do not need to pay any extra money for a cot and for hosting of babies.