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7 fantastic family-friendly hotels in Spain

Whether you’re travelling with a toddler, a teen or any age in between, you’ll want an accommodation that welcomes your whole merry band of travellers. Our data scientists have done the research for you, and identified this selection of Spanish properties that families love.*

Catalonia Ronda, Ronda

Enjoy the sensational views from Catalonia Ronda's rooftop pool

Enjoy the sensational views from Catalonia Ronda's rooftop pool

Not only does Catalonia Ronda’s rooftop pool have sensational views, but it’s located just steps away from this hilltop town’s main attractions. Rated a whopping 9.9 out of 10 by guests with kids, the friendly service is particularly appreciated – details count, especially when you’re travelling with children. The staff at Catalonia Ronda takes care of the little things, like valet parking, so that you can free yourself from logistics and take full advantage of your time with your family.

Hotel Cuevas, Santillana del Mar

The whole family can relax in the dappled shade of Hotel Cuevas' pretty garden

The whole family can relax in the dappled shade of Hotel Cuevas' pretty garden

In the northern province of Cantabria, the village of Santillana del Mar attracts visitors from far and wide to its perfectly-preserved medieval streets. Its misleading name (since it is not saintly, nor flat, nor by the sea) has earned it the nickname, 'The Town of Three Lies'. It is, however, home to the captivating Cave of Altamira with its prehistoric cave paintings. After visiting the replica cave and museum, you can recuperate in the calm interior of Hotel Cuevas. The outdoor pool and vintage Volkswagen bus bar are highlights, as well as the spa baths in certain rooms. Guests especially appreciate the amiable staff and attention to detail in the hotel’s design.

H10 Casa Mimosa, Barcelona

Enjoy views of Gaudí’s Casa Mila from the rooftop terrace of H10 Casa Mimosa

Enjoy views of Gaudí’s Casa Mila from the rooftop terrace of H10 Casa Mimosa

H10 Casa Mimosa is right in the heart of Barcelona, with views of Gaudí’s Casa Mila from the rooftop terrace. Guests love the calm oasis that the hotel provides after a long day of sightseeing in the city. They particularly appreciate the hospitable and helpful staff. Fuel up on the continental breakfast buffet before hitting the sights, and return to the hotel for a relaxing end to the day, cooling off by the pool.

Suitopía - Sol y Mar Suites Hotel, Calpe

The kids can spend the day splashing their way through Suitopía’s waterslides and outdoor pools

The kids can spend the day splashing their way through Suitopía’s waterslides and outdoor pools

Suitopía has truly been designed with families in mind; there’s everything you need to keep the children busy, while parents can take a break and relax. If the kids aren’t exhausted after a day splashing their way through the hotel’s waterslides and outdoor pools, there’s plenty of indoor fun to be had. You can explore the games areas suited to various age groups and in high season, each day is filled with animation activities for the little ones. As for the bigger people, the spa and the sky bar are amongst guests’ favourite features, without forgetting the helpful, friendly staff.

Catalonia Magdalenes, Barcelona

Catalonia Magdalenes' rooftop pool provides cool relief from the busy Barcelona streets

Catalonia Magdalenes' rooftop pool provides cool relief from the busy Barcelona streets

Barcelona’s popularity keeps rising, and the choice of accommodation reflects the number of visitors. Here’s another high-scoring hotel that will make that choice a whole lot easier; with its top-notch location in the Gothic Quarter and its rooftop pool and sun terrace, Catalonia Magdalenes provides cool relief from the busy streets below. Dining in Spain is a late-night affair, so you’ll be pleased to know that hungry kids (and adults) can fill up on the free afternoon snacks to keep them going until dinnertime – a detail that guests with families particularly appreciate.

Hotel Carlos I Silgar

Hotel Carlos I Silgar has several swimming pools, including a dedicated children's pool

Hotel Carlos I Silgar has several swimming pools, including a dedicated children's pool

Sanxenxo is known for its gorgeous beaches, and Hotel Carlos I Silgar is just 50 metres from one of these golden sandy stretches. Families get to make the most of the beach, while also having the chance to escape at peak hours to the hotel’s swimming pools. There’s even a dedicated children’s pool, where kids can have a splash about at any time. Guests appreciate the extensive spa area and professional service.

Resotel, Villares de la Reina

Resotel's fun, motorsports-themed décor is complemented by the friendly, personal service

Resotel's fun, motorsports-themed décor is complemented by the friendly, personal service

If you’re travelling between the north and south of Spain or towards Portugal, Resotel is the ultimate pit stop for you and your family. Its fun, motorsports-themed décor is complemented by the friendly, personal service. It has its own petrol station, 24-hour shop and front desk, and is conveniently located just off the Valladolid motorway. Guests love the quirky style of the hotel, and many have adopted it as their regular overnight stop for this route. The hotel has great WiFi, cots and family rooms, children’s TV channels and babysitting services. And if your family includes four-legged members, Resotel also welcomes dogs with open arms.

**The data scientists at Booking.com dug into internal endorsement data to find the most highly rated accommodations for 'family-friendly' travel in Spain, according to global travellers.