The Best Family Hotels in Madrid

by Santorini Dave • Updated: November 27, 2018

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Madrid with Kids – Where To Stay

Madrid Family Hotels – Tips and Recommendations

  • The best hotel for families in Madrid is the Gran Via Capital (Smart Rentals). The hotel has large one and two bedroom suites great for families with full kitchen, washer/dryer, and a good central location close to sightseeing, shopping, and restaurants. We love this place.
  • For soccer fans the very cool tour of Real Madrid’s Bernabéu Stadium might be the highlight of a Madrid visit. Walk on the field, visit the dressing rooms, and explore the stadium over the one hour tour.
  • My favorite restaurant for families in Madrid is Lateral – delicious food (small plates) in a fun relaxed atmosphere. (Several different locations make it a good option regardless of where you stay.)

The 5 Best Kid Friendly Hotels in Madrid, Spain

1. Smart Rentals Gran Via Capital

Large family suite with kitchen and living room.
Central location with large family suites. Avoid the cheaper rooms but the one and two bedroom apartments are good value with nice amenities. Hotel phone: +34 910 243137

2. Petit Palace Lealtad Plaza

Large kid friendly room with extra beds.
Picturesque, great value, 4-star boutique hotel set in a restored building with funky apartments (sleep families of 4 to 6) with free ipads, ipod docking stations, free breakfast for kids in family rooms & citywide mi-fi (direct booking) and kitchens. Superb location in the upscale Prado neighbourhood, within easy walking distance of the Prado museum, El Retiro Park, metro station, shopping district. Hotel Phone: +34 915 224547

3. SmartRentals Atocha

Inexpensive hotel for Families visiting Madrid, Spain.
Surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores & more, this very central, trendy apartment complex offers very stylish, modern, bright 3-bedroom apartments (up to 8 people) with skylights over beds, wooden floors, living rooms with sofa beds and very well-equipped kitchens (full-size fridges, stoves, ovens, dishwashers, washing machines, blenders, sandwich toasters). Close to the subway station and it’s an easy walk to the central market, main square, museums and all of Madrid’s top attractions. Hotel Phone: +34 915 217 710

4. Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via

Family room at Madrid chain hotel.
Fashionable, 4-star, literary themed hotel (quotes on walls & library) set in a restored building having colourful family rooms (sleep family of 4) with sofa beds & supplementary roll beds, bathtubs, balconies (some) and mini-bars (additional charge). Has a great rooftop terrace and major museums, train and underground lines, shops, restaurants and tapas bars are a short stroll away. Hotel Phone: +34 915 237980

5. Petit Palace Mayor Plaza

Family room with separate sleeping area for kids.
Very well-located hotel, across the street from the famous San Miguel market, having stylish sextuple rooms (up to 6 people) with mini-bars, free ipads (on request) including mi-fi services and balconies. Has a buffet breakfast and bike rentals. Many supermarkets, cafes & shops in the area and is within easy walking distance of the Royal Palace. Hotel Phone: +34 915426999

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6 Questions and Comments

  1. Spain and Portugal with Kids

    Hi Dave,

    You gave us great advice to visit Naxos a few years ago which we LOVED. Now we’ve booked a trip in and out of Lisbon for 11 days in late June/early but want to incorporate Madrid. Good or bad idea? We have a 7 and 4 year old. Any other spots in the region that are a must? We were also thinking on trying to go south and stay at a beach resort for a few days. Don’t want to overdo it, though!

    Thanks so much!
    Melissa

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Honestly, there is so much to see in Portugal and it’s such a charming country I would stick to it for your 11 days. Do Spain on its own trip.

  2. Hotel for A Family in Madrid Neighborhood

    We are in Madrid for the tennis ATPs in May. The tennis is on in the Caja Magica and I am looking for somewhere for a family to stay not too far from there. This is our first visit so I’m not familiar with the neighbourhoods.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      There are not many hotels or rentals in that area of Madrid. Try Artrip Hotel in central Madrid. It has large family rooms with bunk beds and is close to Lavapies subway station with direct trains to San Fermín station – a short walk from the stadium.

  3. Is One Week in Madrid Too Long with Kids?

    Hello,
    I really enjoy your blog! How many days did you stay in Madrid? Did you visit any other cities either before or after your stay there? I’m questioning whether 7 days is too long for the kids.
    Thanks!
    -C

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Unless you’re really interested in Spanish culture, art, and history then yes, with one week, I would try to get to at least one other city (Seville or Barcelona).

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