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Top Bournemouth Family-Friendly Hotels

Carrington House Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, England
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The price is £29 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
3.1/5 (955 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, near the beach, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"We really liked our stay. 10-15 minute walk to the beach through beautiful Boscombe chine gardens with a playground (inc wet play if no virus restrictions). Had a family room that could sleep 5 which is unusual these days & very valuable. Property is a bit dated & does need some cosmetic maintenance ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

Carrington House Hotel
Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
Upper Terrace Road, Bournemouth, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £67 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
4.4/5Wonderful! (896 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travellers say...

"It was clean and comfortable. They have dealt very well with the current COVID-19 regs without causing difficulty to patrons."…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2020

Hampton by Hilton Bournemouth
Chine Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
25 Boscombe Spa Road, Bournemouth, England
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4.3/5Excellent! (671 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, playground, near the beach, laundry
Great pool!

"Great experience. The Pool is fantastic!"…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2019

Chine Hotel

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Royal Exeter Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Exeter Road, Bournemouth, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £84 per night from 6 Oct to 7 Oct
4.2/5Excellent! (962 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Extremely clean and staff excellent, the new bar/carpark is an excellent addition to a struggling hospitality industry ,but the Management must be fully aware of correct Social Distancing It’s no hassle having good safe parking within 1min walk"…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2020

Royal Exeter Hotel
Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments Alum Chine
Great for families
3 out of 5
12-16 Burnaby Road, Bournemouth, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £64 per night from 6 Oct to 7 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (681 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, games room, near the beach, extra beds/cots
Travellers say...

"nice room …. disappointed that no internet avalailable in room"…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2020

Riviera Hotel & Holiday Apartments Alum Chine
Elstead Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
12-14 Knyveton Road, East Cliff, Bournemouth, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £60 per night from 22 Oct to 23 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (575 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, laundry
Travellers say...

"Good location, clean hotel and lovely staff. I would happily return."…"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2020

Elstead Hotel
The Ashleigh
Great for families
3 out of 5
6 Southcote Road, Bournemouth, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £50 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (186 reviews)
Families like: outdoor tennis court, laundry
Cute room

"Great room.Clean. warm .nice decor .Modern bathroon everything one would need.Lovely bed and clean towels shampoo and wash stuff.Cosy ."…"

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2019

The Ashleigh
Marsham Court Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
3 Russell Cotes Road, Bournemouth, England
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4.1/5Very Good! (579 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby
One night stay

"Room very clean as was ensuite. Staff very friendly. Ensuite was disappointing as plug got stuck fast and would not let water out so spent lots of time scooping out water to empty it. WC was very slow running and water crept three quarters up before slowly going away, appeared slightly blocked. Only ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Marsham Court Hotel
Village Hotel Bournemouth
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
Wessex Fields, Deansleigh Road, Bournemouth, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £62 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
4/5Very Good! (972 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, near the beach
Travellers say...

"Absolutely amazing hotel staff facilities can not fault very friendly and Covid safe me and my wife enjoyed are stay will come again definitely"…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

Village Hotel Bournemouth
Best Western Hotel Royale - OCEANA COLLECTION
Great for families
4 out of 5
16 Gervis Road Cliff East, Bournemouth, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £59 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct
4/5Very Good! (804 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travellers say...

"The hotel is situated in a tree-lined road, around ten minutes walk to the town centre and beach. We had a good sized bedroom, very clean. Due to Covid restrictions, if you wanted the room cleaned during your stay, you needed to request it. Hotel breakfasts were tasty and with plenty of variety. ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2020

Best Western Hotel Royale - OCEANA COLLECTION
The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION
Great for families
4 out of 5
27 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £59 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct
3.9/5Very Good! (968 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Travellers say...

"Over all a very nice hotel. The food was superb, and the areas were well presented and well finished, although the sofas were not very comfortable. Aslo the rooms were a bit underwhelming and the bed very uncomfortable and for the standard of hotel of betta quality ."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2020

The Cumberland Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION
The Norfolk Royale Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, England
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3.9/5Good! (901 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, near the beach, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"The hotel had a lovely 1920s/30s feel to it. It felt like stepping back in time. It was very relaxing."…"

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2020

The Norfolk Royale Hotel
Bournemouth East Cliff,Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Great for families
3 out of 5
East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £53 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct
3.8/5Good! (802 reviews)
Families like: on the beach, near the beach, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"All safety measures were in place to ensure everyone enjoyed there stay in a very pleasant environment. Only a 10 min walk to find places to eat and drink, the room was massive very comfortable only one small issue the bathroom floor was very slippy under bare foot. Would return to this hotel it’s ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

Bournemouth East Cliff,Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Bournemouth Carlton, BW Signature Collection
Great for families
3 out of 5
East Overcliff, Dorset, Bournemouth, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £71 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
3.7/5Good! (687 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, near the beach, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Lovely spacious room, great location and friendy staff. Great hotel."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

Bournemouth Carlton, BW Signature Collection
The Durley Dean Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
28 West Cliff Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct
3.7/5Good! (913 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travellers say...

"Busy holiday hotel, friendly staff - at a distance behind a covid screen. Room was small but otherwise comfortable, close to sea front, restaurants and pubs. Good base for walks along thd front and town centre."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

The Durley Dean Hotel
Wessex
Great for families
3 out of 5
WEST CLIFF ROAD,, Bournemouth, BOU
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3.6/5Good! (877 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, games room, laundry
Good Hotel - now closed

"This review is irrelevant as the hotel is now closed"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2018

Wessex
Suncliff Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION
Great for families
3 out of 5
29 East Overcliff Drive, Bournemouth, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £40 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct
3.4/5Good! (841 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, on the beach, near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Travellers say...

"Friendly and helpful staff. What I did not like was how noisy our room was over night. Loud Generator had to close the window which didn’t really help that much, it made us hot, sweaty and uncomfortable. We also had to complain in the very early hours of the morning because some one kept opening ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

Suncliff Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION
New Westcliff Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
27-29 Chine Crescent, Bournemouth, England
The price is £49 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep
3.4/5Good! (374 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, near the beach, laundry
Travellers say...

"Love the place friendly staff and overall good wanted to stay longer but unfortunately no rooms sadly"…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

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Where should we stay in Bournemouth?

The welcoming destination of Bournemouth is a good choice if you've been thinking about a trip with your children. The beaches, entertainment and surfing spots are just a few things that make this an attractive holiday destination for families. Arrange a flight into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is the closest airport, or Southampton (SOU), which is located 27.7 mi (44.6 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where to stay in Bournemouth, you might want to consider one of the 89 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

Holidaying families have positive things to say about these places to stay:

Carrington House Hotel – Offers an indoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort at this 3-star hotel.

Wessex – Features an indoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. The overall comfort and central location make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

Suncliff Hotel - OCEANA COLLECTION – Offers an indoor pool, a restaurant and free WiFi. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 3-star hotel.

Heathlands Hotel Bournemouth – Features an outdoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. This 3-star hotel is popular with guests for its quiet location.

When should we visit Bournemouth?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to decide when to pack up the children and head to Bournemouth.

  • Hottest months: August, July, September and June, with an average temperature of 19°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 4°F
  • Driest months: April, December, May and November, with an average rainfall of 1.75 inches
  • Rainiest months: August, September, July and December, with an average rainfall of 3 inches

What should we see and do in Bournemouth?

While you are holidaying in Bournemouth, you and the family may want to see some interesting spots such as The Square and Genting Casino Bournemouth. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth Beach and Poole Harbour.

Bournemouth is also known for the:
  • Beaches
  • Surfing
  • Gardens
  • Coral reefs
  • Entertainment

Getting around Bournemouth

To venture out into the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Bournemouth Station or Pokesdown for Boscombe Station. Bournemouth might not have as many public transport options so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Frequently asked questions

What's Bournemouth like for family-friendly holidays?
The welcoming destination of Bournemouth is a good choice if you’ve been considering a getaway with your children. The beaches, entertainment and surfing spots are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family holidays. Take to the air and fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is the closest airport, or Southampton (SOU), which is located 27.7 mi (44.6 km) from the city centre.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to Bournemouth?
Carrington House Hotel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your family trip include Bournemouth East Cliff Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by BW and Chine Hotel.
How many family-friendly hotels are there in Bournemouth?
Expedia has 79 hotels in Bournemouth that are perfect for families.
What's the seasonal weather like in Bournemouth?
The hottest months are usually August and July, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 7°C. Average annual precipitation for Bournemouth is 786 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Bournemouth?
While you are visiting Bournemouth, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre and O2 Academy Bournemouth. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Bournemouth Beach, Poole Harbour and Corfe Castle.
What's the best way for us to get around Bournemouth?
To see more of the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Bournemouth Station or Pokesdown for Boscombe Station. Bournemouth might not have very many public transport options, so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

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