The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Ritz-Carlton brand is known for its great kid-friendly amenities, and this hotel in no different. The luxurious property offers a comprehensive kid’s program that includes a welcome gift, babysitting services, an in-room safety program (power outlet and edge protections, drawer locking), and children’s menu. There are also baby tubs and heating equipment for baby bottles available. For adults, the hotel offers elegant rooms with modern amenities, a large spa, indoor pool, sauna and fitness center. There are also several dining options and 24-hour room service.
InterContinental Berlin Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This luxury property is a popular choice for large conferences, but it has a few solid amenities geared toward families, such as free welcome gifts for kids, babysitting services, and a Sunday brunch menu for kids. The hotel’s convenient location in central Berlin, overlooking the Zoological Gardens and a short walk from the famous Tiergarten, is great for families who want to be close to the sights and to kid-friendly attractions. For parents, the InterContinental has all of the amenities you'd expect from a big, upscale chain: an extensive spa, indoor pool, fitness center, and two restaurants (including one with a Michelin star).
Precise Casa Berlin Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The Precise Casa Berlin is a mid-range boutique hotel with 35 simple, minimalistic rooms and suites. Apartments are a great pick for families, with lots of space, sitting areas, huge soaking tubs, and kitchens. The location in elegant Charlottenburg is near excellent shopping, including the famous Kurfurstendamm, attractions and public transportation. Convenient extras here include a cozy, modern breakfast room and a bar off the lobby.
Best Western Grand City Hotel Berlin Mitte Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The Best Western Grand City Hotel Berlin Mitte is a 166-room urban chain hotel. Rooms are comfortable and clean with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and sofa beds, perfect for families traveling with kids. Decor varies in different room categories, but some rooms have soaking tubs and fun design features like sheer curtains separating the bedroom from the living space, which adds privacy. A restaurant, cozy terrace bar, and small fitness room round out the hotel features. Though the breakfast is pricey this hotel offers a central location and decent value for families.
Hollywood Media Hotel Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The Hollywood Media Hotel is a quirky, film-themed property right on Ku'Damm, a central shopping strip in Charlottenburg. Film posters, paintings, and statues cover the lobby, hallways, and elevators. While each of the 182 rooms is named after a different filmmaker or movie star, the decor is surprisingly simple and on the verge of bland. But the plain, slightly old-fashioned rooms are big in size, and can accommodate families; the Family Rooms, in particular, are convenient, with two bedrooms (one with two twin beds). Hotel perks include a breakfast buffet, small fitness center with sauna, and on-site restaurants. With a convenient location in the heart of Charlottenburg, this hotel is a good, quirky pick owned by a German film director.
Hotel Astoria am Kurfuerstendamm Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The simple 32-room Hotel Astoria -- built in 1888 -- is tucked away in a quiet street off Kurfürstendamm. Big, clean rooms are decorated with classic touches including dark wood furniture. Family Rooms have extra beds that can accommodate up to four guests. A wave of recent refurbishments have introduced more modern amenities, such as flat-screen TVs and fluffy white duvets. Some rooms have a private balcony, and all guests can enjoy the communal outdoor terrace. While indoor common areas could use some updating, this cozy hotel offers an extensive free breakfast, a nice bar, bike rentals, and free Wi-Fi.
Hotel Berliner Hof Rating: 2.5 Pearls
Hotel Berliner Hof is a basic, no-frills hotel near Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The 76-room property occupies part of a larger commercial building, and its simple, big rooms are clean and offer great light. One unique feature here is the availability of family rooms that can sleep up to five people. Also, kids under 16 stay for free and get free breakfast when accompanied by a paying adult.