If you're planning a family trip to Spain and have your sights sets on Granada, know that you can find some of the best standard family-friendly hotels within walking distance of all the historical sites. Some of our top picks sit perfectly between the Alhambra and the city center, making it easier for kids to explore the city.

Staying in Granada

The historic fountain at Plaza de Bib-Rambla in Granada's historic center

Traveling with your family is a lot of fun, and a good way to do it is to choose the accommodation that makes it a little easier for the entire crew. Some of the best standard family-friendly hotels in Granada work for any budget while still providing those perks that kids will love and adults will appreciate. Convenient onsite restaurants, fun places to relax like libraries and rooftop terraces, and locations that are walkable to all the city sites help support family travel. 

To properly explore the city, we recommended staying in one of the central neighborhoods, such as the Albaicín, the historical center, or the Jewish Quarter near the Alhambra. Some of the best things to do in Granada are in these areas, so you can easily walk to sites like the cathedral, viewpoints, historic Islamic homes and palaces, and streets lined with crafts shops, tapas restaurants, and tea houses.

Hotel Puerta De Las Granadas

Cozy rooms with sofas (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.

You'll enjoy quite a few amenities for a standard hotel, including an extensive breakfast buffet, an onsite restaurant, and shared 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 on the rooftop at sunset. 

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.

Palacio de Santa Ines

Stay central for easy city exploration (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). Bathrooms follow the simplicity 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.

Casa del Capitel Nazari Hotel

Family rooms with a little extra space (Photo courtesy of Casa del Capitel Nazari Hotel)

Hotel Casa Del Capitel Nazarí is a good option for basic yet historic accommodation. 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 and wooden door, plus 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 appeals. You'll be right in the Albaicín neighborhood and within walking distance to sites like Iglesia de San Gil y Santa Ana, the Alhambra, the cathedral, and the Darro River walkway. As an additional perk, you can also enjoy a decent breakfast buffet and relax in the inner courtyard.