Barcelona's historic center is the perfect place for families to stay, with so much to do in the Gothic Quarter, Eixample, and El Born neighborhoods. These areas also offer family-friendly accommodation for any budget. Some of the best standard hotels in Barcelona still provide those fun amenities that kids love, like rooftop terraces, convenient (and tasty) on-site restaurants, and cozy lounges for reading or playing board games.

Hotel Regina Barcelona

Cozy, tranquil lobby (Photo courtesy of Hotel Regina Barcelona)

Hotel Regina's vibe is relaxed and homey, so you and your family can feel comfortable from the start. All rooms are bright and fresh, using light-wooden tones to maintain a relaxing atmosphere. Families can choose triple or quadruple rooms or opt for connecting rooms. When not enjoying the comfy quarters, spend time in the spacious lobby, full of nooks and crannies to sit, play games, read, or sip drinks from the bar. 

Hotel Regina has one of the best breakfasts in the city, featuring ​​homemade cakes, an abundant variety in its buffet, and outdoor seating in a leafy and breezy inner courtyard. If you'd like to spend time on a rooftop terrace, you can access the one next door at Regina's sister-property. You can also grab breakfast or lunch at the restaurant La Esquina two doors down, also owned by the hotel. This relaxed café won a culinary award for its exceptional sandwiches—definitely a kid favorite!

When ready to leave the coziness behind for a day of sightseeing, you'll be right in the heart of Barcelona, less than one block from La Rambla and Plaça de Catalunya, with its entertaining events and fountains. In about 10 minutes, you can walk to the Mercat de la Boqueria, the Barcelona Cathedral, and Casa Batlló. For family trips to the beach or Sagrada Família, you'll have your choice of three nearby metro stations. Learn more

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Sonder Casa Luz

Everyone can enjoy breakfast on the terrace (Photo courtesy of Sonder Casa Luz)

Though just a standard option, Sonder Casa Luz is one of the best rooftop hotels in Barcelona, and you'll find a beautiful view and breakfast buffet on the terrace. The staff puts a lot of care into presenting the buffet, greeting you upon arrival, and delivering fresh juice and coffee right to your table. You can also enjoy lunch and dinner from the rooftop restaurant, which features live music on the weekends. The rooftop has a pretty relaxed vibe, so although it does draw a younger crowd in the evenings, kids are always welcome. 

As a boutique hotel, the rooms have a trendy and relaxed feel, with warm wooden tones and a minimalist vibe. Despite being a smaller property, the rooms feel spacious and come with balconies and views of the street or inner courtyard. Some units even have a private terrace for a bit more space and room to relax. Families can enjoy staying here, too, as some rooms have multiple beds or bunk beds that kids will love. 

As for location, Casa Luz is just a few minutes from La Rambla and Plaça de Catalunya. You can easily walk to sites like Mercat de la Boqueria, Passeig de Gràcia, and the Gothic Quarter. And for the metro, the hotel is just across the street from the Universitat station, so it's easy to zip around the city, have a family beach day, and see sites like Barceloneta and Sagrada Família. Learn more

Hotel Praktik Èssens

Relax on the outdoor terraces with the kids (Photo courtesy of Hotel Praktik Èssens)

Hotel Praktik Èssens provides a unique experience centered around olfactory memory and sense of smell, so you and your family will never forget your stay here! Upon arrival, the lobby greets you with perfumery, where you can purchase scents specific to Barcelona. You'll find these fragrances throughout the hotel in rooms and common areas, such as the outdoor terrace and lounge, which offer 24/7 coffee and tea service, afternoon kid-friendly snacks, and a daily happy hour. You and your family can relax all day on the comfy couches outside if you wish!

You'll choose from five room types, but we suggest premium rooms for families, as they have a bit more space and private terraces with sun loungers and outdoor baths. You can also opt for the interconnecting family rooms, which are great if you have older kids who'd like a little privacy. 

What makes this boutique hotel especially unique is its location in the picturesque alley housing El Nacional (one of the best fine-dining restaurants in the city) right off Passeig de Gràcia, which puts you just down the street from Casa Batlló and a few minutes from Casa Milà. Other sites within walking distance include Plaça de Catalunya, La Rambla, and the Arc de Triomf, among others. Those tiny legs will thank you! Learn more