Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Few Lisbon hotels can compare to the Four Seasons. In addition to the top-notch service the brand is known for, the hotel goes above and beyond with its amenities; it features a stylish indoor pool, an impressive fitness center with an outdoor running track, a luxurious spa, and great family-friendly perks. These include kids' welcome amenities, kids' toiletries, and kids' menus. Cribs and rollaway beds are available free, as are baby bottles, diapers, pacifiers, and strollers. Children also get free use of toys and video games. Babysitting service can be arranged with 24 hours' notice. There's also an indoor pool that kids are allowed to use (though those under 12 must have parent supervision).
Hotel Florida Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Hotel Florida is a historic boutique located off Avenida da Liberdade with a cool retro vibe throughout. Rooms feature fun, quirky decor (such as framed movie posters and green, geometric prints); plush beds with crisp white linens; electric kettles; flat-screen TVs; and mini-fridges. Family rooms are great for families and groups, as they offer a little more space and a third bed. Bathrooms still have generic Best Western style (the hotel used to be owned by the international chain until it was bought by Sterling Design), but feature Saboaria Portugueza toiletries, and are generally very clean. Property highlights include a pleasant winter garden with comfy couches, a full-service business center with an area for kids to play while parents use the computers, and a small bar. The restaurant attached to the hotel is a popular spot serving up international and Portuguese cuisine. Babysitting services, cribs, and connecting rooms are available.
Heritage Av Liberdade Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This 40-room hotel housed in an 18th-century building on bustling Avenida da Liberdade mixes modern decor with restored historic touches. (Most of the ironwork is original, as is the wooden front door.) The predominant look is sleek and contemporary. While the room decor isn't quite luxurious, it's certainly attractive, with warm chocolate and beige tones, pops of pattern, wood floors, and sepia-toned photographs. The reading lights attached to the headboards are a convenient detail. Many rooms have Juliette balconies looking out onto the tree-lined street, reminding guests of the hotel's fabulous location; numerous major sights -- as well as popular neighborhoods -- are within walking distance, so families seeing the sights won't have to walk far. Other family-friendly amenities include a jet pool, 24-hour room service, a laundry, a video library, babysitting services, and cribs. Also, the entire hotel is non-smoking.
NH Liberdade Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The 83-room NH Liberdade is a solid option for families with a great location right on bustling Avenida da Liberdade. Spacious rooms are a decent value, and feature attractive, modern decor with nice touches such as patterned throws, striped curtains, sleek furniture, large flat-screen TVs, and wet bars. The restaurant and bars are simple but nice, and most room rates include a cold breakfast buffet (with hot items on request). There's a seasonal pool which kids may appreciate, and babysitting services and baby cots are available. Kids two years and under stay free in a parents' room, and one child up to age .11 gets a free breakfast when sharing parents' room. Rooms have queen-size beds or two twin beds, and Suites have separate living rooms with a couch. All in all, it's a stylish, family-friendly four-pearl choice.
Hotel Britania Lisbon Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Hotel Britania has a loyal set of customers who return year after year. Its location on a tree-lined street just off of bustling Avenida de Liberdade is convenient, but removed from the loud noise of the city. It's a boutique, with only 32 rooms, and it lacks the amenities of a larger property -- there is no fitness center, spa, or full restaurant. However, the hotel does offer a breakfast buffet as well as 24-hour room service, and guests can grab a drink at the wood-paneled bar. Built in the 1940s, the hotel maintains the Art Deco look: The lobby is outfitted with marble columns and impressive chandeliers, and the spacious rooms have dark woods, silver accents, funky light fixtures, and marble bathrooms. Cribs, babysitting services, and connecting rooms are available -- but no rollaway beds. Families with two children must book two rooms.
Hotel Lisboa Plaza Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The 94-room Hotel Lisboa's is an elegant hotel in a central location, just off of Avenida da Liberdade and within walking distance of numerous sights. Unlike some of the smaller Heritage hotels, Hotel Lisboa features a full restaurant and a fitness center (though it's tiny), as well as great common areas. The luxurious lounge, dubbed the "Chill Out Room," features plush furniture, paneled ceilings, and fresh flowers, while the rooftop terrace is lit up at night and has a (non-alcoholic) honesty bar. The rooms are simple but charming; half have antique-style mahogany furniture, and the other half are more modern, but all are meant to evoke the feel of a Portuguese home. Marble bathrooms have shower/tub combos and bidets. Babysitting services and cribs are available.
Altis Belem Hotel & Spa Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Altis Belem Hotel & Spa is a 50-room boutique in Belem, a residential neighborhood on the Tagus River. Belem is slightly removed from the city center, but has several of its own attractions, as well as gorgeous marina views and lovely restaurants lining the river. The hotel's vibe is sleek and sexy, but rooms are spacious and some have balconies with private whirlpools. Features include a spa, a big indoor pool, and a Michelin-rated restaurant. Babysitting services and cribs are available upon request. Though the Altis is more luxurious than the options higher on this list, its location, lack of bathroom privacy, and adult-oriented vibe make it a slightly less appealing choice for families.