The Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Portugal

Where to Stay for a Family Vacation with Kids in Portugal

Albufeira, Portugal Albufeira, Portugal

Portugal is a great family-oriented vacation destination, so if you're looking for kid friendly hotels, we've got plenty of suggestions. After comparing many of the hotels in the area, below is our list of the best family-friendly hotels in Portugal for your next vacation based on amenities, previous guest ratings, location, activities, and price. So, even if you're traveling as a family of 4, a family of 5, or even a large family, you can find the best hotel that meets your needs. After all, when traveling with children, you're probably looking for kid-friendly features such as swimming pools, game rooms, kid's activities, and extra space. Of course, it also helps to have a kitchen so you can cook some family friendly meals, and extra bedrooms if you have a larger family. Many of the top family friendly hotels and resorts in Portugal will offer some of these features, so you're in luck. If you're looking for where to stay as a family in Portugal, here are the best family hotels.

Just to get started, you'll have a combination of amazing beaches, historical cities, castles, national parks, mountains, and more. Family-friendly beach resorts in the Algarve offer more than just a beach vacation, as you can also explore the cliffs and sea caves as well as old fishing villages, and even take a dolphin watching cruise. Up the Atlantic coast are more beach towns such as Praia da Costa Nova, Figueira da Foz, or Peniche, all with rich cultural and outdoor experiences. Sintra has castles to explore and public gardens, and the big cities of Lisbon and Porto offer family friendly museums, amazing viewpoints, fun trams, tuk tuk tours, and yummy foods. The interior of the country is home to fun national park and wildlife areas with camping, hiking, and scenic viewpoints. You can also tour monasteries, uncover ancient ruins, and explore old castles that dot the landscape. Kids will love every bit of it.

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Vidamar Algarve Hotel Dining Around

Funchal, Portugal
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $107 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for a Family Getaway to Portugal
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

Located at Estrada Monumental 175-177, Vidamar Algarve Hotel Dining Around has great rooms from $107 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. It has a terrific 8.60 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, families will especially love scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and breakfast at this family-friendly hotel. Nothing says relaxation like having room service delivered. The price of this hotel is less than average for family-friendly hotels, which makes it a great value.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Saltwater pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Kids' club
  • Beach


Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel

Sagres, Portugal
5-star Resort with prices starting at $127 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Hotels for a Family Trip
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel which has nice rooms starting at $127. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving, it also has a great guest rating of 9.00 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Quinta do Martinhal, Apartado 54. This kid-friendly hotel is also nice because it offers snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, and rooms with kitchens which families with kids will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. You'll love relaxing in the heated pool after a busy day exploring.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchen
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Kids' club
  • Beach


Monte Santo Resort

Lagoa, Portugal
5-star Resort with prices starting at $85 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Perfect Hotel for a Trip with Kids to Portugal
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Water park
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

We found Monte Santo Resort to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $85. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, room service, a water park, a restaurant, and a fitness center, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.60 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Sitio Do Mato Serrao. You'll also find scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, outdoor tennis, and hiking which visitors with kids will love. And this family hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Having a water park here is a terrific addition, too. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Pool table
  • Microwave
  • Kids' club
  • Picnic area


Hotel Vila Gale Albacora

Tavira, Portugal
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $85 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for Children
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

With terrific rooms from $85, Hotel Vila Gale Albacora, at Quatro Aguas provides an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. Its terrific guest rating is 8.30 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. Travelers will really like this fun hotel which also offers snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, and hiking. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. Make sure to set aside some time for swimming in the pool, too. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Pool table
  • Tennis
  • Kids' club


Belmar Spa & Beach Resort

Lagos, Portugal
4-star Resort with prices starting at $103 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Terrific for a Family Vacation to Portugal
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

Belmar Spa & Beach Resort has a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center. The great rooms here start at $103 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at Praia Do Porto De Mos. Furthermore, it also offers scuba diving, snorkeling, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, and hiking, which is nice for families. Just a short drive from the city center, this relaxing hotel is a terrific choice. Having the delicious restaurant in the hotel is an added bonus. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchen
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Picnic area
  • Beach


Hilton Vilamoura Vilamoura

Vilamoura, Portugal
5-star Resort with prices starting at $353 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Kid-Friendly Hotel in Portugal
  • Outdoor pool
  • Water park
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

The great guest rating of Hilton Vilamoura Vilamoura is 8.40 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a water park, and a restaurant. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $353, and it's located at Rua da Torre d Agua Lote 4.11.1B. We also love the a fitness center, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, rooms with kitchens, and rooms with kitchenettes which are great for families with kids. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. That hot tub is terrific after a long day of sightseeing.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Restaurant
  • Child pool
  • Pool table
  • Kid-friendly
  • Microwave
  • Kids' club


Hotel Porta Do Sol Conference & SPA

Caminha, Portugal
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $145 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Top Family-Friendly Hotel
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

A cool place is Hotel Porta Do Sol Conference & SPA because it has great rooms that start at $145. It has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.40 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Marginal - Lote 1. Only a short distance from the city center, visitors with kids will especially love a bar, breakfast, outdoor tennis, hiking, and mountain views at this family-friendly hotel. We love an indoor pool because you can enjoy it any time of the year.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free breakfast
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Child pool
  • Pool table
  • Kids' club


Vale Paraiso Natur Park

Nazare, Portugal
3-star Resort with prices starting at $133 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Terrific Place to Stay with Kids in Portugal
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Water park
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

Vale Paraiso Natur Park offers an outdoor pool, a water park, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $133 (before taxes). It's located at Estrada Nacional 242 and has earned a guest rating of 8.00/10. This kid-friendly hotel is also nice because it offers a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, rooms with kitchens, and rooms with kitchenettes which travelers will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Being able to prepare food in the room is also very convenient.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry service
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
More Great Amenities
  • Water park
  • Restaurant
  • Child pool
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis
  • Kid-friendly
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Kids' club
  • Picnic area
  • Beach


Agua Hotels Vale Da Lapa

Lagoa, Portugal
5-star Resort with prices starting at $96 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Recommended for Families
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

Located at Estrada Das Sesmarias, Agua Hotels Vale Da Lapa has great rooms from $96 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving. It has a terrific 8.90 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find snorkeling, a bar, hiking, rooms with kitchens, and child care which families will love. And this family hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. Don't forget that there's a kitchen in the room to cook your meals, too. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for family-friendly hotels.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkeling
  • Child pool
  • Pool table
  • Microwave
  • Kids' club


Suites Alba Resort & Spa

Lagoa, Portugal
5-star Resort with prices starting at $173 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Great Hotel for Family Fun
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool

A great place to stay is Suites Alba Resort & Spa which has nice rooms starting at $173. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and scuba diving, it also has a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Praia de Albandeira. Families with kids will really like this fun hotel which also offers a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, rooms with kitchens, and rooms with kitchenettes. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too.

Family-Friendly Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Indoor pool
  • Kids meals
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Saltwater pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Child pool
  • Tennis
  • Microwave
  • Kids' club
  • Beach


For more terrific hotel ideas in Portugal, make sure you also see Best Beach Hotels in Portugal, Best Cheap Hotels in Portugal, Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal, Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Portugal, Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Portugal, Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in Portugal, Best Hotels for One Week in Portugal, Best Hotels for One Night in Portugal, Best Romantic Hotels for Couples in Portugal, Best Adults Only Hotels in Portugal, Best Party Hotels in Portugal, Best Hotels for Scuba Diving in Portugal, Best Hotels for Skiing in Portugal, or Best Business Hotels in Portugal.


How much do family-friendly hotels cost in Portugal?

Portugal Average Family-Friendly Hotel Price
$111

After analyzing 688 family-friendly hotels in Portugal, we found the average family-friendly hotel price to be a remarkably economical $111. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic family-friendly accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Portugal.

The average prices of our suggested family-friendly hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $195
  • 4-star hotels: $105
  • 3-star hotels: $88


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