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The Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Madrid

Benjamin Kemper | January 12, 2018

There's no shortage of family fun to be had in Madrid: Kids love exploring Retiro Park, where local niños meet for pick-up soccer games; touring the Palacio Real, a palace of epic proportions with hidden nooks and crannies; and winding through the Natural Science Museum, home of taxidermied beasts and digital gymkhanas. Of course, you'll want a family-friendly hotel to complement the city's boundless entertainment; here are our top picks on where to stay.

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Room Mate Laura

Why it made the list

Room Mate Laura’s aesthetic may be a tad over the top, but we’ll take playful originality over cookie-cutter corporate any day of the week. The hotel’s portable wifi (inquire at the front desk) is a huge money saver for families without international carrier plans, and though we can’t rave about the breakfasts, there are plenty of delicious, affordable food options right outside your door.

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Hotel Catalonia Las Cortes

Why it made the list

Hotel Catalonia Las Cortes strikes a balance between old-world service and modern conveniences, between luxury and affordability. Extra beds and cribs are available upon request, and you'll feel right at home on Plaza de Santa Ana, a quaint square lined with bakeries and quirky shops.

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Hotel Palacio del Retiro, Autograph Collection

Why it made the list

Sojourning in a converted palace with unobstructed park views and king-size beds: You don't have to ask us twice. Beyond its proximity to Retiro Park, a boon to any outdoorsy family, the hotel can make babysitting arrangements, for when you plan your parents-only tapas and cocktail crawls.

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Hotel Preciados

Why it made the list

In a 19th-century building on the quieter edge of one of Madrid's main shopping districts, Preciados is a charming mid-range hotel ideal for travelers who value space and comfort. La Varela, the property's historic café and restaurant with roots in the late 19th century, offers kids' menus, in addition to its usual seafood-heavy Galician fare.

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Only YOU Atocha

Why it made the list

In a city where bland, business-style hotels are a dime a dozen, the Only YOU Atocha is a breath of fresh air. Its distinctly hip, urban aesthetic (read: sprawling spaces, flashy lights, and plenty of people-watching), in addition to its diverse dining options and robust fitness center, make this property the perfect choice for families traveling with pre-teens and high schoolers.

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Villa Magna

Why it made the list

Located on the shady Castellana mall, Villa Magna is the city’s modern luxury hotel par excellence, and though you might run into celebrities and high-society types in its lobby, the property is a surprisingly excellent choice for families. Rooms are spacious and quiet, and many sleep four guests. There's a playground right around the block.

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