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Top Santander Family-Friendly Hotels

Gran Hotel Sardinero
Great for families
4 out of 5
Plaza de Italia 1, Santander
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The price is £74 per night from 5 Nov to 6 Nov
4.6/5Exceptional! (228 reviews)
Families like: on the beach, laundry
Travellers say...

"Excellent hotel, right in front of the Sardinero beach in Santander. The room was large, clean, looking new or recently renovated. Parking is available on the hotel itself, also spacious (no risk of scratching your car at all). Good cafe for breakfast (better to avoid the "breakfast included" option ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Gran Hotel Sardinero
Hotel Bahia
Great for families
4 out of 5
C/ Cádiz, 22, Santander, Cantabria
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £72 per night from 5 Nov to 6 Nov
4.6/5Exceptional! (736 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, laundry facilities
Travellers say...

"We stayed here for one night after our ferry docked in Santander. We then had an additional night’s stay when our return ferry was delayed. The hotel is exceptionally convenient for the ferry terminal. We had an excellent clean room (the same each time) overlooking the bay."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Hotel Bahia
Art Suites Santander
Great for families
2 out of 5
Calle Hernán Cortés 25 1, Plaza Pombo, Santander, Cantabria
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The price is £43 per night from 9 Nov to 10 Nov
4.6/5Wonderful! (38 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, washer and dryer
Travellers say...

"Decor. Equipment. Location. Secure apartment with nearby parking"…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2019

Art Suites Santander

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Hotel Hoyuela
Great for families
4 out of 5
DE LOS HOTELES,7, Santander
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4.4/5Wonderful! (92 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, extra beds/cots, laundry
Nice friendly hotel.

"Nice colonial looking building with the rooms built around a central atrium. The check in was easy and the staff pleasant. We were directed how to navigate the roadworks to get to the parking garage. The room was clean with a comfy bed and the bathroom had a good shower. This is not an overly modernised ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2019

Hotel Hoyuela
Gran Hotel Victoria
Great for families
4 out of 5
Calle Maria Luisa Pelayo, 38, Santander, Cantabria
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £58 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (128 reviews)
Families like: playground, babysitting, near the beach, bike rentals
Travellers say...

"Fantastic location between beaches! Easy access to shops and restaurants as well."…"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2019

Gran Hotel Victoria
Hotel Apartamentos Don Carlos
Great for families
3 out of 5
Calle Duque de Santo Mauro, 20, Santander, Cantabria
The price is £70 per night from 7 Nov to 8 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (39 reviews)
Families like: playground, babysitting, outdoor tennis court, bike rentals
Don Carlos

"The location of the hotel was great .the cleanliness was very good .the only negative is the walls were very thin.we could hear next doors conversation"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2018

Hotel Apartamentos Don Carlos
Hotel Chiqui
Great for families
3 out of 5
Avda. Manuel García Lago 9, Santander, Cantabria
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The price is £54 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (400 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, babysitting, on the beach, bicycle rentals nearby
Travellers say...

"Personnel très sympa Emplacement hôtel avec parking Vue sur mer"…"

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2020

Hotel Chiqui
Hostería Santander
2 out of 5
Joaquín Costa 43, Santander
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4.3/5Excellent! (43 reviews)
Dog friendly ultra modern hostal near lovely beach

"Overnight after ferry with dog. Chosen because dog friendly then realised we have eaten ( but not stayed) there before - near lovely beach and on very lively street. Traditional on outside, very modern inside. Good. Real fast. No. From midnight all quiet!"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2019

Hostería Santander
Vincci Puertochico
Great for families
4 out of 5
Calle de Castelar, 25, Santander, Cantabria
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The price is £60 per night from 22 Nov to 23 Nov
4.2/5Excellent! (314 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travellers say...

"Lovely hotel. Beautiful room with a view of the harbor, excellent location"…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020

Vincci Puertochico
Hotel Santemar
Great for families
4 out of 5
C/ Joaquin Costa, 28, Santander, Cantabria
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £54 per night from 5 Nov to 6 Nov
4.1/5Very Good! (554 reviews)
Families like: games room, babysitting, near the beach, laundry
Travellers say...

"A due passi dalla spiaggia e dagli autobus per arrivare in centro, camera spaziosa, confortevole e pulita. Ottima colazione a buffet"…"

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2020

Hotel Santemar
Hotel Silken Rio Santander
Great for families
4 out of 5
Avenida Reina Victoria, 153, Santander, Cantabria
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £49 per night from 15 Nov to 16 Nov
4/5Very Good! (278 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travellers say...

"Recien renovado, habitaciones cpn vistas al mar. Muy bien"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2020

Hotel Silken Rio Santander
Hotel Sercotel Suite Palacio del Mar
Great for families
4 out of 5
Calle Alcalde Vega Lamera, 5, Santander, Cantabria
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The price is £45 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
4/5Very Good! (131 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, babysitting, near the beach, extra beds/cots
Excellent Hotel in Santander

"Our ferry was late in and we didn’t get to the Hotel until about 11pm, we had booked a meal in the restaurant in advance and the staff waited for us a cooked us a meal, which was excellent and the staff were fantastic they couldn’t do enough for us. The room was roomy and set out well and a comphy ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2018

Hotel Sercotel Suite Palacio del Mar
San Millan
Great for families
3 out of 5
C/ Ortega Y Gasset, 94, Santander, Cantabria
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3.8/5Good! (40 reviews)
Families like: playground, extra beds/cots
Good place to stay near the ferry port

"Really good location, close to the ferry and the town centre, but quiet too. Nice view to the mountains, good parking. It is busy with people using the gym, but we managed to park for 3 nights. Good breakfast too, plenty of choice. The staff are very friendly, even gave us a heater to use in the ..."…"

Reviewed on 6 Feb 2018

San Millan
Cabo Mayor
Great for families
2 out of 5
C/ Cadiz 1, 2ª Planta, Santander, Cantabria
The price is £36 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct
3.7/5Good! (128 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Travellers say...

"Staff rude. Hotwater was damaged in property and so sent us to another one. I arrived at 11:30 at night and neither could be accessed. Stayed at Hotel Alisa which was amazing.if you are arriving past 10pm make sure you tell them otherwise will be very rude to you the next day."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun 2019

Cabo Mayor
Apartamentos Las Brisas
Great for families
3 out of 5
AVDA. FERNÁNDEZ CASTAÑEDA 17, (El Sardinero), Santander, Cantabria
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £40 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct
3.7/5Good! (76 reviews)
Families like: bicycle rentals nearby, laundry
Just buy the beach

"Very nice apart hotel excellent situation just across the beach. Several buses pass on front to take you to downtown. There is a cafe below where food and coffee are at very good prices"…"

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019

Apartamentos Las Brisas
Hotel Bedoya
1 out of 5
Federico vial 3, Santander, Cantabria
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3.6/5Good! (341 reviews)

"confortable room in the downtown with some good restaurants around."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2020

Hotel Bedoya
Hotel San Glorio
2 out of 5
Federico Vial 3, Santander, Cantabria
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3.6/5Good! (139 reviews)
Convenient !

"Near the ferry ! Convenient ."…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2020

Hotel San Glorio
Arha Santander
Great for families
3 out of 5
Ruiz De Alda 15, Santander, Cantabria
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3.4/5 (56 reviews)
Families like: on the beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cots
Travellers say...

"The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean and well presented. We had an enjoyable stay."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2019

Arha Santander
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Where should we stay in Santander?

The culturally rich destination of Santander is a good choice if you've been thinking about a trip with your children. The boating, beaches and parks are just a few things that make this an attractive holiday destination for families. Arrange a flight into Santander (SDR), which is located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Santander, you might want to consider one of the 20 family-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

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

Hotel Apartamentos Don Carlos – Offers a restaurant, laundry facilities and free WiFi. Guests like the comfy beds and helpful staff at this 3-star aparthotel.

Hotel Chiqui – Features a children's club, a restaurant and free valet parking. The clean rooms and breakfast options make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

Hotel Sercotel Suite Palacio del Mar – Offers an indoor pool, a restaurant and laundry facilities. Guests like the helpful staff at this 4-star hotel.

Vincci Puertochico – Features 2 restaurants, laundry facilities and free WiFi. The comfy beds and clean rooms make this 4-star hotel popular with guests.

When should we visit Santander?

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

  • Hottest months: August, July, September and June, with an average temperature of 24°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 7°F
  • Driest months: July, August, May and December, with an average rainfall of 2.50 inches
  • Rainiest months: May, December, January and June, with an average rainfall of 3 inches

What should we see and do in Santander?

While you and your family are visiting Santander, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Plaza de Canadio, Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria and Mercado del Este. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities such as Santander Cathedral, Gran Casino del Sardinero and Palacio de la Magdalena.

Santander is also known for its:
  • Monuments
  • Beaches
  • Cultural attractions
  • Historical sites
  • Boating
  • Parks
  • Shopping

Getting around Santander

To see more of the larger area, hop on a train at Santander Station. Santander may not have many public transport options so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Frequently asked questions

What's Santander like for family-friendly holidays?
If you’ve been thinking about a trip with your children, the culturally rich destination of Santander is a good choice. The boating, beaches and museums are just a few things that make this an attractive holiday destination for families. Arrange a flight into Santander (SDR), which is located 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from the city centre.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Santander?
Hotel Silken Rio Santander is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other good options to stay with the children include Hotel Santemar and San Millan.
How many family-friendly hotels can I expect to find in Santander?
Expedia has 20 hotels in Santander that are perfect for families.
What's the seasonal weather like in Santander?
The hottest months are usually August and July, with an average temperature of 19°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 11°C. Average annual precipitation for Santander is 891 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Santander?
Santander Ferry Terminal and Centro Botín are interesting attractions that you and your family may enjoy exploring while you are staying in Santander. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Palacio de la Magdalena and Cabarceno Natural Park.
What's the best way for us to get around Santander?
To venture out into the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Santander Station. Santander might not have very many public transport choices, so consider renting a car to explore more.

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