As a city filled with history, Granada is an excellent destination for a family trip. Adults and kids alike love exploring the streets of the Albaicín, walking the grounds of the Alhambra, and discovering the city's unique history. On top of excellent locations, the best family-friendly hotels in Granada offer perks that kids love, such as extravagant breakfast buffets, spacious rooms, on-site restaurants, and rooftop terraces.

Hotel Alhambra Palace

Huge rooms for the family (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alhambra Palace)

Though not in the Alhambra itself, the Hotel Alhambra Palace is just an easy, kid-friendly 10-minute walk through the monument's beautiful park. The property's designer used the Alhambra (Nasrid's grand building) as inspiration, opening this luxury accommodation in 1910. The interiors are truly stunning, and the entire hotel sits on a cliff with views of the city, Sierra Nevada mountain range, and surrounding valley. Enjoy the ​​brick archways, white columns, tiled walls, wood ceilings, and all the other nods to the actual palace.

You'll also be about 10 minutes away from Granada's Old Town, so this is an excellent location for exploring all that the city has to offer. To get to sites like the Cathedral, Darro River, and Albaicín, you'll stroll down the hill through charming, twisting streets. The climb back up is more pleasant through the park, but you can always use a taxi.

You'll have your choice of classic and deluxe rooms, plus suites. All offer spacious quarters and modern bathrooms, as the hotel completed a renovation in 2017. If you'd like to enjoy vistas of the Alhambra gardens or the city, opt for rooms with views, such as the suites (especially those on the top floor) with separate seating areas or private terraces. These rooms are also great for families that prefer a little more space. Enjoy the views from the common areas, and grab breakfast at the hotel's buffet, an extravagant spread with anything you could want. And from the rooftop restaurant or other terraces, take in what the hotel calls "the best sunset in the world." Learn more

Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula

Explore all the hidden corners of a historical hotel (Photo courtesy of Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula)

As one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Granada, you'll get both history and modernity with Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula. Its facade, reception, and rooms all feel new, modern, and sleek, yet you can still enjoy the building's unique past as a 16th-century Santa Paula convent and 12th-century house. The large inner courtyard terrace is a beautiful setting to enjoy a meal (as the on-site restaurant offers alfresco dining) or to sit with a drink and a book. You'll also find frescoes, archways, a chapel, and smaller courtyards throughout the grounds.

Set on Calle Gran Vía de Colón—the city's main artery lined with 18th- and 19th-century architecture—the hotel is in the heart of it all, within walking distance to the train station, plus significant sites like the Catedral de Granada and the Albaicín. You'll be just one block from Calle Elvira, an excellent stretch for tapas bars and craft shops, so you and your family can enjoy the city's unique culture. 

Rooms feature wood-beamed ceilings, warm colors, modern furnishings, and spacious bathrooms. But if you want to truly experience the hotel's historical charms, opt for a suite with preserved wood paneling and windows, antique furniture, and four-poster beds. Some rooms have more privacy, too, with entrances in separate courtyards, which kids tend to love. Learn more

Hotel Casa 1800 Granada

Breakfast with a view (Photo courtesy of Hotel Casa 1800 Granada)

Hotel Casa 1800 Granada lets you sleep in the most historic part of the city (the Albaicín neighborhood) in a 16th-century Arabic house, once home to lords and counts—something kids will love. You'll find many hidden nooks on the property, where you can relax and enjoy the history, such as a Castilian doorway, a grand staircase, and Mudejar influences in the courtyard. Enjoy a breakfast buffet in a charming lounge and dining area, where you'll also find complimentary snacks and drinks in the afternoon. 

The historic Albaicín neighborhood, the old Moorish area of the city, has the bulk of city highlights. You'll be just across the narrow and trickling Darro River from Iglesia de San Gil y Santa Ana, putting you right along the scenic cobblestone river walk. Enjoy wandering through the neighborhood's twisting hillside streets and visiting sites like Casa Horno del Oro and numerous viewpoints. The Catedral de Granada is less than 10 minutes away by foot, and the Alhambra is about a 15-minute walk. 

A small boutique hotel, Casa 1800 has just 25 rooms and suites, all featuring beautiful historic elements like wood-beamed ceilings, antique furnishings, and wainscoting along the walls. Some have iron Juliette balconies, seating areas, private terraces, and/or views of the Alhambra. As one of the best mid-range family-friendly hotels in Granda, you have your choice of bed configurations to accommodate the entire brood. Bathrooms are spacious and modern with Molton Brown luxury toiletries. Learn more

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Áurea Catedral

You'll be right across the street from the Cathedral (Photo courtesy of Áurea Catedral)

Áurea Catedral encompasses several historic houses and preserves its history in unique ways, such as with ​​Neo-Pompeian paintings on its facade and a private archaeological area with old stone ruins. Because of the hotel's location, its terrace has unbeatable views of the Cathedral and is a great place to relax at sunset. The breakfast buffet is quite extensive and served in a comfortable dining area, though you can always take your meal onto the patio. You can also enjoy the on-site gym, sauna, Turkish bath, the hotel's art gallery, and an archaeological area featuring preserved Arab ruins.

Rooms and bathrooms are simple without much character, though spacious and comfortable. Families can book rooms with two double beds, and those wanting a little more space can opt for the junior suites, some with balconies or terraces with Cathedral views.

You'll find the hotel across the street from the Catedral de Granada, so it's in the city's core and walkable to numerous sites, including the Albaicín neighborhood, La Alcaicería, and the Alhambra. Áurea Catedral is also a great spot for foodies, as you can easily walk to numerous restaurants, tapas bars, and cafés. Learn more

Hotel Puerta De Las Granadas

Spacious, cozy rooms for families (Photo courtesy of Hotel Puerta De Las Granadas)

This modern, bright, slightly chic hotel offers a unique location just two minutes from the historic 16th-century Puerta de las Granadas, a stone archway leading to the Alhambra. This site is where the property gets its name, Hotel Puerta De Las Granadas. It's also a good option for those who want to be in a quieter part of the city yet still close to all the popular sites and charming hidden corners. You can easily enjoy the buzz of the Albaicín and the city center, then head back to your reprieve on the hill.

As one of the best standard family-friendly hotels in Granda, you'll enjoy quite a few amenities that support traveling with the kiddos, including a large breakfast buffet, an onsite restaurant, and common spaces like a courtyard and library. You'll also find a gym on the lower floor and three terraces on the rooftop. Grab a drink from the bar and enjoy it at sunset on one of the rooftops. 

Some rooms are a bit better than others, so we suggest bypassing the standard options and booking one with either a private patio, balcony, or Alhambra views. For more space, opt for a studio. These rooms have one double and two twin beds, which also work well for families. The bathrooms are clean but very small. Learn more

Palacio de Santa Ines

Lots of room to spread out (Photo courtesy of Palacio de Santa Ines)

Palacio de Santa Inés gives you a quiet option in the buzz of the Albaicín. The hotel used two 16th-century Mudejar buildings to create its space, and you'll notice several preserved elements, including wooden terraces in its traditional inner courtyard. The top-floor lounge is definitely a highlight, as it features comfy sofas and a vaulted glass ceiling, so you get those perfect Alhambra views. There's also a simple breakfast buffet that transforms into a bar in the afternoons.

The hotel's architecture is stunning, but the rooms feel a little left behind, especially the standard category. We recommended booking early to secure a room or suite on the top floor with views of the Alhambra (some with private enclosed terraces). The bathrooms are a little simple but are bright and modern. You might like the family rooms with lofted sleeping areas if you're traveling with older kids who can climb stairs easily.

The hotel feels tucked away with its own little square in the Albaicín, though just about one block from the busy Carrera del Darro. You can easily walk to all the city's main sites, including the Catedral de Granada and the Alhambra, plus all that there's to see in the Albaicín and Sacromonte neighborhoods. Learn more

Casa del Capitel Nazari Hotel

Fun courtyards and corners to explore (Photo courtesy of Casa del Capitel Nazari Hotel)

For basic yet historic accommodation, Hotel Casa Del Capitel Nazarí is a good option. The hotel is in a restored 16th-century palace with original wood ceilings and other historical elements, plus an ideal location in the Albaicín neighborhood. You'll enter the hotel through a brick archway, wooden door, and features like Tuscan and Roman columns with Corinth (Greek) adornments, Arabic chromium-plated beams, and Renaissance-era wooden ceilings.

Rooms are simple but maintain a few historic elements, like wood-beamed ceilings, tiled floors, and iron bed frames. Most have windows overlooking the inner courtyard, so opt for a superior room for more space and natural light, and families can book rooms with three or four twin beds. Bathrooms are just as simple as the room, yet clean and functional.

The location and building history are the hotel's biggest appeal, but you can enjoy a decent breakfast buffet and relax in the inner courtyard. Learn more