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Looking for a quiet yet central hotel in Porto, where you can stay and relax with your family?

Here’s my personal choice of the 7 best family hotels in Porto. Don’t worry, I also included some really nice apartments – I hope you like them! 🙂

It’s business time: What are the best family hotels in Porto?

Pensão Favorita 

My first choice on this list of the best family hotels in Porto is definitely Pensão Favorita.

This lovely guesthouse has large suites that can easily accommodate families with kids. It has double suites but also triple ones that can fit up to 5 people. One of the triple suites has a small dining room, which is perfect for an afternoon snack after a day walking in Porto.

There is also a lovely garden on the back, and a very cosy resting room where you can find yourself reading or simply meeting the other guests. It’s perfect!

How to get there: 15min walking distance from the subway station Lapa (blue line).

Porto Insight Apartments Cardosas

When talking about the best places to stay in Porto with kids it is inevitable to talk about Porto Insight Apartments Cardosas. These apartments are located in Largo dos Loios, a premium location in between the famous São Bento train station and Avenida dos Aliados, so you couldn’t possibly ask for a better location.

The apartment itself is very convenient for families because it has a lovely living room with a wardrobe that is actually a double bedroom for the kids. The adults, on the other hand, have a charming bedroom for themselves.

Two commodities that make Porto Insight Apartment even more comfortable and convenient is the existence of an elevator (something rather unusual in the buildings in Porto) and a car park, in case you are planning to rent a car.

How to get there: the subway station São Bento is just across the street.

Stories & Homes Fontainhas

The keyword for this amazing apartment in Porto is… terrace 😀 That is right! This apartment has one of the largest terraces in the city and who doesn’t want that during hot summer days? It is perfect to have a lovely breakfast outside, make a barbecue or simply play with your kids.

The living room of Stories & Homes Fontainhas is reasonably large and it functions as the kids’ bedroom during the night.

How to get there: the subway station 24 Agosto is 10min walking distant.

Porto República

This place is quite a surprise. This so-called hostel, located at a quiet neighbourhood in Porto, is very suitable for families with kids. It has not only very spacious dorms but also nice suites where they can easily place a crib or even some extra beds.

Besides the cozy atmosphere, Porto República has a large kitchen (where breakfast, which is included on the price of the room, is served), as well as a big backyard and a contract with a nearby car park.

Last but not least, the location is perfect – close enough to the city centre yet on a quiet neighbourhood, and a supermarket just 1min away. It’s definitely one of the best family hotels in Porto! 🙂

How to get there: 10min walking distance from the Subway station Lapa (blue line).

Flores Village Hotel & Spa

This is the most expensive option on this list of the best family hotels in Porto, but it’s really worth the price.

This eighteenth century house is located right at the city centre, very close to São Bento train station, but it has an inside yard and a swimming pool that makes it perfect for families with kids.

Flores Village Hotel & Spa has both room and lofts / studios for rental. I believe the best option for families with kids is to rent a loft or a studio, as you’ll have all the kitchen facilities you might need during your stay in Porto, but access to the hotel’s facilities (and an amazing breakfast waiting for you everyday!).

How to get there: 10min walking distance from the Subway station São Bento (yellow line).

BnApartments Carregal

When I was a little girl, my mom used to put me on diapers and let me roll free on the grass, much to the dismay of the rest of the family. I was what you’d call a tomboy – and she respected that, which is why I have such great memories from my childhood.

Such sweet memories always make me fall in love with places with grass, which I think are great for kids! This is why I am recommending BnApartments Carregal, an amazing complex with independent apartments with a giant swimming pool and a big, big garden!

Another reason why BnApartments Carregal is one of the best family hotels in Porto is that it has bikes for rental, free car parking and a transfer service from the airport (for an additional cost).

How to get there: 10min walking distance from the Subway station Aliados (yellow line).

Bom Jardim Apartments

You shouldn’t tell anyone about Bom Jardim Apartments because it is not only one of the best places to stay in Porto but one of the very few with a swimming pool in the city centre. No wonder that it gets such phenomenal reviews from anyone staying there but specially from families!

These apartments can accommodate up to 4 people that are distributed in a large double bedroom and a sofa bed in the living room.

It has an amazing location, close to Trindade, the central subway station in Porto.

How to get there: 5min walking distance from the Subway station Trindade (all lines).

You might also like to check my Top 8 activities in Porto for families with kids! 😉

Mouzinho 160 Apartments

For families that would rather stay at an apartment, I strongly recommend Mouzinho 160 Apartments. It’s a-ma-zing: very central, incredibly cozy, spacious and with a lot of light, and it has all the amenities for a pleasant stay in Porto.

Some of the apartments are sound proof – something essential of you’re a light sleeper like myself.

A local tip: make sure that you book one of the apartments that have balconies, as the views are gorgeous from there and it’s definitely a great spot to serve a sunny breakfast to your kids! 🙂

How to get there: 10min walking distance from the Subway station São Bento (yellow line).

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Golden Porto Cardosas Apartment

Golden Porto Cardosas Apartment is such a cute little apartment that it will lift your spirit as soon as you enter the door. At least that is the effect that the blue and yellow themed living room has on me personally.

This is one of the best apartments in Porto for young couples with small kids that want to stay close to the main attractions. Moreover, really close to this apartment is Santini, one of the best ice cream shops in Porto.

The Golden Porto Cardosas Apartment comes with a dishwasher and a washing machine, making it perfect for those of you who prefer to cook at home than facing a restaurant with kids.

How to get there: the subway station São Bento is just across the street.

DesignPalacioFlats

I think DesignPalacioFlats is a great option for families with kids because it has several different types of bedrooms: all of them have a large bed for adults, and then you can have either individual beds, sofa beds or even bunk beds (I used to love them when I was a kid!). And, of course, it has a garden 🙂

I also really like its location, close to cathedral of Porto but far away from the nightlife district. I would definitely recommend it as one of the best family hotels in Porto!

How to get there: 5min walking distance from the Subway station São Bento (yellow line) and the main bus hub in Campo 24 de Agosto.

River Front

I picked these apartments because they have the most wonderful view towards the Douro river. They are located in the most touristic area of Porto, Ribeira, very close to Luis I bridge and to the famous Port wine cellars.

They are also within a 10min walking distance from São Bento train station, and from Rua das Flores, a lovely street filled with street artist and souvenir stores. It’s ideal for a walk with your kids!

How to get there: 10min walking distance from the Subway station São Bento (yellow line) – but always going uphill!

Moov Hotel Porto Centro

Usually I assume that parents prefer to rent an apartment than to stay in a hotel but I think that Moov Hotel Porto Centro is one of the best family hotels in Porto due to its versatility. 

If you stay at this hotel you can choose between double bedrooms, twin bedrooms or – my very favourite option – a superior room with TWO double beds AND a sofa bed. I don’t know about you, but this would have been a lovely solution when I travelled with my parents and my sister.

The Moov Hotel Porto Centro might not be the most charming hotel but it is affordable, it has an excellent location close to Batalha square and a lovely terrace on the backyard.

How to get there: 5min walking distance from the Subway station São Bento (yellow line).

Fabrica Lux Apart

Fabrica Lux Apart do not offer as much privacy as other options on this list of the best family hotels in Porto because there is practically no physical barrier between the double bedroom and the living room (but some parents might actually prefer it to be like this!).

On the other hand, it has a lovely terrace where you can sip some Port wine while overlooking the city.

This apartment is located close to Lello bookshop and just a couple of minutes away from both São Bento train station and Aliados subway station, making it one of the most convenient apartments in town.

How to get there: 5min walking distance from the Subway station Aliados (yellow line).

Urban Apartment Casa da Portela

I completely fel in love with Urban Apartment Casa da Portela because it has one of the most scenic views of Downtown Porto.

This is not exactly one of the best family hotels in Porto but rather a large loft (55m^2) where a young family can fit comfortably.

The kitchen is particularly well equipped but if you don’t feel like cooking there are plenty of good bakeries and restaurants in this area.

How to get there: 5min walking distance from the Subway station São Bento (yellow line).

Disclaimer: Unfortunately I had to use pictures taken from booking.com, because my Mac got stolen and I didn’t have a back up of my photos (yes, I know… but trust me, I’ll never do that mistake again! 🙁 But I have personally been to all of these places, otherwise I’d never recommend them.

Extra: Go on a family tour in Porto!

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