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Top Cologne Family-Friendly Hotels

Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom
Great for families
Trankgasse 1-5 / Domplatz, Cologne, NW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £199 per night from 5 Nov to 5 Nov
4.7/5 Exceptional! (884 reviews)
Families like: babysitting, laundry
Travellers say...
"Beautiful place and perfect location, safe area, many shops and food areas"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2021

Excelsior Hotel Ernst am Dom
Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg
Great for families
5 out of 5
Kadettenstr., Bergisch Gladbach, NW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £165 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
4.7/5 Exceptional! (319 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, babysitting, bike rentals, laundry
Travellers say...
"I loved it! The only thing the mattress could be more comfortable!"

Reviewed on 5 Feb 2020

Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg
Hotel Domstern
3 out of 5
Domstraße 26, Cologne, NW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £83 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
4.3/5 Excellent! (283 reviews)
"Very friendly staff, excellent location and super clean and spacious room and bathroom."

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Hotel Domstern
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Buchholz Downtown Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Kunibertsgasse 5, Cologne, NW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £105 per night from 4 Nov to 4 Nov
4.3/5 Excellent! (221 reviews)
Families like: bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travellers say...
"Location was great, close to the main train station. Breakfast was included and had a large selection of quality ingredients and also the option for freshly prepared eggs. Relaxing music was always playing in the reception and the staff were very helpful."

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2020

Buchholz Downtown Hotel
Dorint An der Messe Köln
Great for families
4.5 out of 5
Deutz-Muelheimer-Str. 22 - 24, Cologne, NW
The price is £100 per night from 29 Oct to 29 Oct
4.3/5 Excellent! (986 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...
"Staff should be nicer and friendlier"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2021

Dorint An der Messe Köln
art'otel Cologne, part of Radisson Hotel Group
Great for families
4 out of 5
Holzmarkt 4, Cologne, NW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £85 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
4.2/5 Excellent! (984 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...
"Great location. Friendly employees"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2021

art'otel Cologne, part of Radisson Hotel Group
Hilton Cologne
Great for families
4 out of 5
Marzellenstr. 13-17, Cologne
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £104 per night from 21 Nov to 21 Nov
4.2/5 Excellent! (993 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...
"Very good hotel , excellent location"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2021

Hilton Cologne
Hotel Lyskirchen
Great for families
4 out of 5
Filzengraben 26-32, Cologne, NW
Fully refundable
The price is £64 per night from 21 Nov to 21 Nov
4.2/5 Excellent! (985 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, laundry
Travellers say...
"Very nice hotel in the central area. Steps away from Heumarkt and Altmarkt. Friendly staff and our room was spacious."

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2021

Hotel Lyskirchen
Dorint Hotel am Heumarkt Köln
5 out of 5
Pipinstrasse 1, Cologne, NW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £109 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
4.2/5 Very Good! (986 reviews)
"Excellent sound isolation - can't hear any outside noise, even though I'm pretty sensitive. Nice sheets cleaned with fragrance free detergent. Empty fridge for our use was also a plus. Bath products had unwanted chemicals, so we used our own. Hotel sent us two emails, but none mentioned that a COVID ..."

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2021

Dorint Hotel am Heumarkt Köln
Novotel Köln City
Great for families
4 out of 5
Bayenstr. 51, Cologne, NW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £71 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
4.2/5 Very Good! (974 reviews)
Families like: bike rentals, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...
"Shower height was too low and the gym lacked free weights and proper space"

Reviewed on 9 Feb 2020

Novotel Köln City
Maritim Hotel Köln
Great for families
4 out of 5
Heumarkt 20, Cologne, NW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £95 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
4.1/5 Very Good! (970 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, babysitting, laundry
Travellers say...
"Parking is too expensive."

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2021

Maritim Hotel Köln
Holiday Inn Express Köln-Mülheim
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
Tiefentalstr. 72, Cologne, NW
Fully refundable
The price is £61 per night from 21 Nov to 21 Nov
4.1/5 Very Good! (991 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Highly Recommended. A++ Hotel / Staff
"A+++.. i highly recommend this hotel. It felt classy as soon as i stepped into reception. The staff are at the top end of hospitality.. very professional and very accommodating.. so a big thank you to them. Very safe in these times of Covid.. they obviously have put a system in place to ensure their ..."

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2020

Holiday Inn Express Köln-Mülheim
Holiday Inn Express Köln-Troisdorf
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
Echternacher Str. 04, Troisdorf, NW
Fully refundable
The price is £50 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
4/5 Very Good! (983 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travellers say...
"The breakfast was good. My TV did not work,"

Reviewed on 23 Jul 2021

Holiday Inn Express Köln-Troisdorf
Hotel Am Freischuetz
3.5 out of 5
Zunftweg 1, Huerth, NW
The price is £75 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
4/5 Very Good! (181 reviews)
"Very clean, spacious, modern room. Great value. Breakfast was not before 8AM, so I didn’t have time to try it."

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Hotel Am Freischuetz
Hotel An der Philharmonie
Great for families
4 out of 5
Grosse Neugasse 36 - 38, Cologne, NW
Fully refundable
The price is £92 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
4/5 Very Good! (436 reviews)
Families like: bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travellers say...
"Nice hotel, nice staff. Always strange when you have to walk steps after you took an elevator but understandable."

Reviewed on 1 Mar 2020

Hotel An der Philharmonie
Dom Hotel Am Römerbrunnen
Great for families
Komödienstrasse 54, Cologne, NW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £49 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
3.7/5 Good! (351 reviews)
Families like: bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travellers say...
"We couldn’t even get our room, they claimed we were in room 999, our access code didn’t work but another guest let us in, there wasn’t a room 999. We called over and over, the man who answered admitted they were overbooked, couldn’t put us in another room, and kept claiming he was contacting someone ..."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Dom Hotel Am Römerbrunnen
Novum Hotel Leonet Köln Altstadt
3 out of 5
Rubensstrasse 33, Cologne, NW
Fully refundable
The price is £52 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
3.4/5 (977 reviews)
"Cheep and chearful"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2021

Novum Hotel Leonet Köln Altstadt
Novum Hotel Ahl Meerkatzen Köln Altstadt
Great for families
3 out of 5
Mathiasstrasse 21, Cologne, NW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
3.3/5 (962 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...
"This property is surrounded by gay bars and sex shops. Very old hotel with cranky people that do not help much when you make requests. Overall it was not worth the money we paid for the room. The only good thing was it was in walking distance to Heumarkt that had good restaurants."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2021

Novum Hotel Ahl Meerkatzen Köln Altstadt
a&o Köln Hauptbahnhof
2 out of 5
Ursulaplatz 10, Cologne
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £48 per night from 14 Nov to 14 Nov
3.3/5 (271 reviews)
"Place is good.you need to pay for sheets aparts from charges"

Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020

a&o Köln Hauptbahnhof
SMARTY Cologne City Center
Great for families
2 out of 5
Engelbertstrasse 33-35, Cologne, NW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £47 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
3.1/5 (435 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry facilities
Travellers say...
"The pictures are really misleading. The property can barely be used as some place where you just sleep during the nights. The rooms are nowhere close to as nice as shown in the pictures. They are old, with all kinds of stains of the walls, the washroom is decent. Overall the area is extremely tiny. ..."

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2021

SMARTY Cologne City Center
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Where should we stay in Cologne?

The historic destination of Cologne is a good choice if you've been considering a getaway with your children. The museums and cafes are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Take to the air and fly into Cologne (CGN-Cologne - Bonn), which is the closest airport, or Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.), which is located 24.6 mi (39.7 km) from the city centre. Cologne offers 157 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you'll have a variety of options when you're deciding where you should stay.

Families on holiday have good things to say about these places to stay:

Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg – Offers an indoor pool, 2 restaurants and laundry facilities. Guests like the central location and helpful staff at this 5-star hotel.

Hotel Lyskirchen – Features an indoor pool, laundry facilities and free WiFi. This 4-star hotel is popular with guests for its central location.

Holiday Inn Express Cologne Troisdorf – Offers free breakfast, laundry facilities and free WiFi. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 3.5-star hotel.

Novum Hotel Leonet Köln Altstadt – Features laundry facilities, free WiFi and an arcade. The comfy beds and clean rooms make this 2-star hostel popular with guests.

When should we visit Cologne?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to plan when to pack up the children and head to Cologne.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 22°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of -2°F
  • Driest months: March, February, April and December, with an average rainfall of 41.75 inches
  • Rainiest months: July, August, June and October, with an average rainfall of 62.50 inches

What should we see and do in Cologne?

Romano-Germanic Museum and Wallraf-Richartz-Museum are interesting attractions that you and your family may enjoy exploring while you are staying in Cologne. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities such as Cologne Cathedral, City Hall and Alter Markt.

Cologne is also well-known for its:
  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Historical sites
  • Cafes
  • Cultural attractions
  • Restaurants

Getting around Cologne

Cologne has transport options that will make it easy for your family to get around. You can access metro transport at Appellhofplatz Breite Strasse U-Bahn, Neumarkt U-Bahn and Heumarkt U-Bahn. If you want to see more of the area, hop aboard a train from Cologne Central Station, Cologne Hansaring Station or Cologne West Station.

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