Family Friendly Hotels in Madrid

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Family friendly travelling in Madrid

Theme parks, row boats, hot chocolate, and cartoon characters roaming the streets—Madrid has everything you need for fun in the sun with the entire family! With so many family-friendly attractions, delicious local food, a wide variety of shops, and a rich sports heritage, there’s something for everyone in Spain’s capital city. Add beautiful green spaces and museums showcasing everything from art and architecture to archaeology and ship-building, and you’ve got the perfect setting to create special memories of your family vacation in Madrid.

Things to see in Madrid

Take a picnic to Retiro Park—explore the gardens, hire a row boat for an adventure on the lake, or enjoy a free puppet show on weekends. Princes and princesses of all ages will marvel at the Palacio de Cristal, a sparkling structure straight from the pages of a fairytale. Parents can relax with a coffee at the plaza at Puerta del Sol, while the kids meet their favorite cartoon characters strolling down the street. The Madrid Rio is close by, a child-friendly beach area on the Manzanares River featuring children’s slides, ziplines, and more. Bernabeu Stadium, home to Real Madrid, is a must for football fans, while the Chocolateria San Gines will make the whole family smile with their famous chocolate con churros. Just south of the city is the Warner Bros. Park—rollercoaster rides, live-action shows, and themed attractions make this a day of family fun in Madrid.

Family-friendly hotels in Madrid

The abundance of family-friendly hotels in Madrid means that whether you’re looking for affordable accommodation for a family vacation on a budget, or a touch of luxury for a special celebration, you’re sure to find the perfect solution. Spacious triple and family rooms are ideal for fun family sleepovers, while adjoining rooms allow larger groups to stay close together. Some of the child-friendly amenities available include swimming pools, child care, play facilities, bike hire, packed lunches, and organized tours and day trips, so your family vacation in Madrid can go off without a hitch!

Where to stay in Madrid

La Latina has a good range of traditional family-friendly accommodation—this easy-going neighborhood, known as the tapas center of Madrid, is a great place to spend lively evenings with the kids. A stay in the Centro district situates you at the heart of the action, with stores, restaurants, cinemas, and theaters, as well as buzzing Plaza Mayor and its entertaining street performers on your doorstep. The area around the city’s main Atocha railway station has plenty of child-friendly hotels—as an extra bonus, the station houses magnificent tropical gardens, where kids can visit the friendly terrapins who live amongst the exotic flora.

How to get to Madrid

Madrid’s Barajas Airport offers easy access to the city center, with taxis and bus and metro lines on site. Alternatively, hire a family-friendly car and drive to your destination, or avail of the Aerocity taxi shuttle, which caters for large family groups at competitive prices. The bus and metro network provides fast, efficient service within the city—save time and money by purchasing a 10-trip travel pass, and ask about discounts for children under a certain age. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes—walking is a fun and healthy way for the whole family to enjoy Madrid’s top city sights.

Madrid travel guides

Madrid Travel Guides