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Featured Dorset Family-Friendly Hotels

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Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
Best Western Weymouth Hotel Rembrandt
3.0 out of 5.0 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, England
Free cancellation
4.0/5 (539 reviews)
£100/ night for 2 guests

I loved the pool & the breakfast buffet. It wouldve been good to have a chkldrens channel on the tv though.

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2019
The Crown Inn
The Crown Inn
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5/5 (239 reviews)
£79/ night for 2 guests

Beautiful location. Lovely room and ensuite bathroom. Good choice for breakfast, cooked to order

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2019
Langham Hotel
Langham Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0
4.5/5 (82 reviews)

Great location and excellent hosts. Very accommodating with us and our young children, nothing was too much trouble for them. Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed on 1 May 2019
Moonfleet Manor
Moonfleet Manor
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3/5 (113 reviews)
£108/ night for 2 guests

We had a lovely stay at Moonfleet, it was out 6th wedding anniversary and we took our 4 children along(5,4,1 & 1) there is no denying how fantastic this hotel and concept is for familes, we enjoyed the free child care and also the Sunday break fast club so felt like we had a real break and rest. ...

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2019
Grosvenor Lodge Guest House
Grosvenor Lodge Guest House
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6/5 (203 reviews)
£85/ night for 2 guests

So far so good! Comfortable bed. Nice location. Very nice overall!

Reviewed on 5 Aug 2019
Cosy Character Cottage With Wood Burning Stove, Sleeps 5 + Baby/toddler
Cosy Character Cottage With Wood Burning Stove, Sleeps 5 + Baby/toddler
4.6/5 (67 reviews)

Super little cottage. Secure back garden so we were happy to leave dog when we went out in the afternoon. Only down side was low, twisty stairs which, for six foot plus, was a challenge if you needed bathroom in middle of night. Would book again anyway. Great....

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2019
Petherton Cottage
Petherton Cottage
4.0 out of 5.0 Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, England
4.8/5 (74 reviews)
£85/ night for 2 guests

very clean,comfortable,excellent breakfast.set in nice surroundings.

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2019
The Old Telephone Exchange 4 Self Catering Cottage in Corfe Castle Village
The Old Telephone Exchange 4 Self Catering Cottage in Corfe Castle Village
Wareham, England
4.6/5 (16 reviews)

What a lovely cottage Beautifully and tastefully decorated Immaculately clean,you could have eaten dinner off the floor. Owners were lovely and very helpful allowing us to extend stay as our builders hadn't finished. I would recommend this property to anyone and we will definitely use it again for ...

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2019
St. Johns Guest House
St. Johns Guest House
4.0 out of 5.0 7 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, England
4.7/5 (122 reviews)
£84/ night for 2 guests

Very central, parking in property. Quiet sunny room. Hosts really lovely. Breakfast amazing and the room was spotlessly clean, bed amazingly comfy with great pillows and linen in bed. Shower great, chocolate gift on bed. Wonderful place to stay. What’s not to love !!!

Reviewed on 17 Jul 2019

Pocket Guide: Family-Friendly Hotelss in Dorset

Spending time with your family is an important part of any time away from the stresses and strains of daily life. With acres of outstanding countryside, the rugged charms of the Jurassic Heritage Coast and a host of delightful attractions, Dorset has long been a popular destination for those with children. While many exclusive hotels won't cater for children, there's plenty of family-friendly accommodation in Dorset, ranging from warm and welcoming mid-range hotels to luxury establishments that promise to show your family a slice of the high-life.

I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside: Family-Friendly Hotels In Dorset

When it comes to attractions, Dorset's beaches must take centre-stage. The Jurassic Coast offers archaeologists of all ages the chance to uncover fossils and learn about the prehistoric creatures that once called the county home. For traditional seaside adventures, Weymouth Beach and Bournemouth Beach are packed with old-school fun, such as donkey-rides, Punch and Judy shows and sandcastle competitions. Bournemouth Pier even has the world's first pier-to-shore zip wire, for families who like a little shot of adrenaline thrown into the mix.

Keeping An Eye On The Budget

Both Bournemouth and Weymouth are popular with families and there are plenty of hotels to choose from. If you're staying in Bournemouth and want to keep the costs down, then there are a good number of inexpensive hotels, such as the Chine Hotel and the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth Carlton. Weymouth is also well served by mid-price hotels, such as the Langham Hotel.

Towns To Explore

However, while Bournemouth and Weymouth are big hitters with families, there are plenty of other towns with equally exciting things to see and do. Tower Park, in Poole, is a massive leisure and entertainment complex that was the first of its kind, when it was built in the late 1980s. Poole also boasts Poole Harbour, on which families can get down to some serious water sports such as kayaking, kitesurfing and sailboarding. If you're looking to treat your family to a truly luxurious break, the Sandbanks Hotel is a fine example of some of the top-end hotels in the county.

Dorset is a fabulous county for family holidays and offers innumerable activities and attractions. Whether you want an unpretentious base from which to explore the region or want to live it up in the lap of luxury, there's accommodation to suit all tastes and all budgets.