So you’ve decided on Seville as your next family getaway destination (great choice, by the way!). Now it’s time to find a comfortable, safe home base.
Figuring out where to stay in Seville depends on your personal tastes, budget and more. However, when you throw some kids into the mix, there are a whole host of other factors to think about. Would you prefer a quieter residential neighborhood, or one closer to the sights? Will you have to worry about pushing a stroller around? Where will everyone in your group feel the most comfortable? We hope that this guide to where to stay in Seville with kids will help you answer all of those questions and any more that may come up. Get ready for an unforgettable family trip!
Just steps away from bustling Santa Cruz yet with a calmer and more laid-back feel, the Arenal neighborhood is where to stay in Seville with kids if you want to be close to the sights but not overwhelmed. It offers an ideal location right in between the historic center and the river, encompassing landmarks such as the Torre de Oro and the Maestranza bullring. Safe, quiet, and with easy access to plenty of delicious food, kids will feel right at home here in one of Seville’s most charming quarters.
Accommodation pick: Apartamentos Torre de la Plata offers modern boutique apartments in a beautiful historic building just steps from the Torre de Oro.
A vibrant, lively subset of the Macarena neighborhood, youthful and family-friendly Alameda has experienced a resurgence of popularity in recent years. Its most famous thoroughfare, the Alameda de Hércules, is a sprawling promenade with tons of space for kids to enjoy (there’s even a playground!) while parents enjoy a drink at one of the trendy cafes just beside it. When the weather is nice, the area becomes a hotspot for live music events, open-air markets, and organized activities for kids.
Accommodation pick: The bright, beautiful suites and apartments at Singular Castellar offer all of the comforts of home and then some at unbeatable prices.
Located across the river from the city center, Triana is where to stay in Seville with kids if you want to immerse yourself in local culture from day one. The neighborhood identity here is so strong, in fact, that many people refer to themselves as being from Triana rather than from Seville itself! However, despite their pride, trianeros are also friendly and welcoming to all who come to visit their revitalized barrio, and the importance of family runs deep here. It’s also home to dozens of bustling tapas bars for a great meal out, as well as one of Seville’s most emblematic fresh food markets.
Accommodation pick: We love the spacious family rooms at Hotel Zenit Sevilla, a contemporary hotel with plenty of Andalusian flair.
Located just south of Triana, tranquil Los Remedios is considered one of Seville’s poshest districts. True to its original intention as a residential neighborhood, it’s a great place for families, and its wide avenues make it ideal for getting around with strollers. Plus, with plenty of shopping options and a handful of metro stations connecting the neighborhood to the city center, you’re never far from the action. Without a doubt, Los Remedios is where to stay in Seville with kids if you’re looking for the best of both worlds: a quiet, calm environment and plenty of vibrant local life.
Insider’s tip: While Los Remedios is a lovely option for families most of the year, come springtime it’s also the headquarters of Seville’s legendary April Fair. The area can get pretty noisy and crowded this time of year, with accommodation prices skyrocketing, so keep that in mind if you plan to visit in the spring.
Accommodation pick: Hotel Monte Carmelo offers large, beautiful rooms with plenty of family-friendly amenities, as well as a delicious breakfast buffet.
More family-friendly hotels in Seville
If you’re flexible as far as neighborhoods go, there are still plenty of excellent options for where to stay in Seville with kids! Here are a few more family-friendly hotels we love.
- Gran Meliá Colón: Located in the revitalized Macarena neighborhood near Alameda, this gorgeous art-themed hotel provides comfort with a touch of culture.
- Hotel Doña María: An unbeatable location right by the cathedral, a rooftop pool, stunning family-friendly rooms—what more could you want?
- EME Catedral Hotel: Modern urban luxury and plenty of traditional charm converge at this lovely hotel in the heart of the city.
- Hotel Alcántara: Immerse yourself in the passion of Seville at this stunning option in Santa Cruz, where your family can enjoy a flamenco show at the adjoining venue.
- Petit Palace Canalejas: We can’t get enough of their spacious, comfortable family rooms or kid-approved amenities, like free iPads and bike rentals!
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Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.