The Best Family Hotels in Hanoi

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Updated: March 29, 2024
By Santorini Dave

Our Favorite Hotels in Hanoi

• 5-star: Capella
• 4-star: Scent Premium
• 3-star: Golden Sun
• New: Media Central
• Boutique: La Siesta
• Cheap: Golden Sun
• For families: Fraser
• Couples: Capella
• Pool: Peridot Grand

Colorful balloons sit on a sidewalk in front of a temple.

Temples and street sellers around Hoan Kiem lake.

Hanoi Family Hotels – My Recommendations

  • My favorite area to stay in Hanoi with my family is north along West Lake. Mainly because the High-rise hotels and apartment buildings offer gardens and space absent from the Old Quarter.
  • The Old Quarter is stressful. Packed sidewalks filled with people, parked motorcycles, and store merchandise make it hard to move around with young ones. To explore this area, use a cycle rickshaw or join an organized tour.

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The 9 Best Family Hotels in Hanoi

The Best Family Hotels for Kids in Hanoi

1. Fraser

A children's side sits next to a curved pool.
Hotel phone: +84 24 3719 8877
Luxury apartments north along West Lake. These modern studio- to three-bedroom apartments offer security, 24-hour reception, and a concierge. The spaces have a full kitchen, washer and dryer, daily housekeeping, and baby cots available for a fee. There’s a children’s playroom and the main swimming pool for the younger kids. For those over 16, the rooftop pool offers daybeds, excellent 360 views of West Lake, and a lounge area. There’s a sauna, steam room, and a sizeable 24-hour Gym. Three restaurants serve delicious Asian and Western fare, and Sky Lounge’s rooftop bar (next to the pool) has a DJ and signature cocktails. It’s a bit far from the sites but the complimentary shuttle bus services within the city.
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2. Oakwood Residence

Hotel phone: +84 24 3880 3880
High-rise apartment in North West Lake. The building has barbecue facilities, a laundromat, a co-working space, housekeeping, and limousine service. The Two-Bedroom Apartment has two bathrooms, two bedrooms, a kitchen, dining table, a living area, and sleeping space for five. All apartments have a patio. There are spectacular views of West Lake from the all-season infinity pool inside the fitness center, and toys and games fill the kids playroom. The restaurant offers contemporary Vietnamese cuisine, and the lobby lounge serves tea, coffee, pastries, gelato, and chocolate. It’s close to restaurants, retail shops, and amenities.
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3. Imperial

Hotel phone: +:84 24 3933 5555
Beautiful hotel in a busy area within a short walk to the north end of Hoàn Kiếm Lake. The Family Suite has one queen bed and a twin (baby beds available), one bathroom, child safety covers, hypoallergenic, and streaming services (like Netflix). There’s also a mini fridge and a small desk. There’s no pool, but they have bike rental. On the top floor, there’s a spa and a restaurant with city views that serves traditional Vietnamese cuisine.
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4. Somerset Grand

A tall apartment with lots of windows.
Hotel phone: +:84 24 3934 2342
Apartments along wide streets south of the Old Quarter. It has nice sidewalks and is within walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake, Old Quarter, St. Joseph Cathedral, and Hanoi Opera House. Apartments range from one- to three-bedrooms and come with a full kitchen and living room, with some having multiple bathrooms. Some rooms don’t offer extra beds or cribs, so be aware when booking. There’s a daily breakfast, daily housekeeping service, on-call doctor, international kindergarten, babysitting, laundry, and 24-hour security. The outdoor swimming pool has a children’s pool. There’s also a children’s playground, tennis court, jacuzzi, and sauna.
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5. Meliá

a tall shiny hotel.
Hotel phone: +:84 24 3934 3343
Just down the block from Somerset Grand is Melia Hotel. Suites and Rooms offer two twin beds or a king with a crib or extra bed available. There’s an outdoor pool, 24-hour gym, spa, and three restaurants serving authentic Asian street food, Asian cuisine, and Mediterranean.
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6. InterContinental

a hotel sits on stilts over a green lake.
Hotel phone: +:84 24 6270 8888
Uniquely positioned hotel north of the Old Quarter, with free-form pathways and (some) rooms over the water. There are many choices for rooms or suites with options to add a crib or extra bed. All have a balcony with views of West Lake or the city. There’s an on-call doctor, outdoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, and a spa. Sunset bar has excellent views of the sunset and lake, and there are three restaurants (one a French brasserie). It’s excellent for a respite from the city, but you will need transportation to most attractions.
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7. The Hanoi Club

Hotel phone: +:84 24 3823 8115
Multi-story hotel along West Lake. Many room options include king, queen, or two twin beds, and additional cribs or beds are available. Rooms feature city or lake views. For food, there’s a restaurant, deli, and lounge, plus an ice cream bar by the outdoor pool. For activities, there’s a spa, sauna, steam room, hot tub, pool by the lake, tennis courts, and a driving range into West Lake. The hotel offers babysitting, a hair salon, and a kids club. Nearby is a playground, fishing, canoeing, and Segway and bicycle rentals. It’s a ways from everything so you will need to get transportation to attractions.
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8. Sheraton

A garden with a pond and a gazebo.
Hotel phone: +:84 24 3719 9000
High-rise hotel next to West Lake with access to the path around it. The grounds have a lovely garden, a tennis court, a free-form pool, and a kids pool surrounded by stone and trees for privacy. The hotel offers many rooms, a one-bedroom executive suite, and the option to book on a high floor with better views. The 24-hour fitness center has certified personal trainers and daily group classes. The spa has massage, sauna rooms, and a Jacuzzi. There’s a lounge, two restaurants, and Sunday brunch. It’s not close to the sites so you will need to find transportation to them.
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9. West Lake 254D

bikes sit outside a hotel.
Hotel phone: +:84 24 3843 0030
Studios to three-bedroom apartments with views south along West Lake. There’s an outdoor pool, children’s playground, indoor playroom, fitness center, and restaurant. Though it’s not close to sites, there is a free shuttle to the city center, and they offer bike rentals.
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    Hi, me and my husband are thinking of traveling to Vietnam with our 2 year old daughter. Any special advice? Or even share on your opinion if it is a good idea to do it with a 2 year old. Thanks! Gaby

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      I think it’s great. The Vietnamese love kids so be prepared for a lot of attention. If budget allows get a hotel with a pool (easy to find in the mid-range category). Hoi An is a wonderful town with a slower pace if you find the big cities too hectic.

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    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

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