Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in Athens.
InnAthens is a mid-range boutique hotel set in the back secret garden of a restaurant in central Athens, a four-minute walk to Syntagma Square. The location is ideal for exploring the city by foot, as there are several dining, shopping, city attractions, and public transport options within walking distance. The entire hotel features a contemporary design with minimalist, artsy interiors. This includes the 20 guest rooms, which each feature individual decor and amenities like flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi. The two main highlights here include the central atrium with lovely plants and seating areas to relax in, as well as the free Greek buffet and a la carte breakfast. As an alternative, travelers can also consider Plaka Hotel, with similar features (including rooftop bar) for lower rates; though it's not nearly as modern.
Still shimmering from its 2016 opening, the luxury Electra Metropolis Athens occupies a prime spot downtown, just a 10-minute walk from the Acropolis. Near sights, shopping, and business destinations, it draws a mix of leisure and corporate travelers, plus families. Plush interiors throughout are smartly accented, and sleek design extends to the 216 rooms. The rooms are stylish and elegant, outfitted with smart TVs, minibars, and AC, and upgrades include living areas and balconies with Acropolis views. Everyone can get a piece of the action at the rooftop pool and restaurant, which afford stunning Athenian panoramas. A swish spa has an indoor pool, and meeting rooms cater to business guests. For a classy stay that's lighter on the wallet, check out the Divani Acropolis Palace Hotel.
The Coco-Mat brand (formed in 1989) sells natural sleep products, such as innovative mattresses that do not need springs, and the Coco-Mat Hotel Nafsika was created to showcase its products. Guests should get a sound night’s sleep in the 22 sophisticated rooms at this luxury boutique hotel, which is located in Athen's ritzy Kifissia suburb. The healthy, airy Mediterranean restaurant with open kitchen and honesty bar is a highlight, and a gourmet breakfast is included in many rates. Though the hotel is not convenient for sightseeing, it is suited for business travelers who need access to the road system.
Electra Palace Hotel Athens is a beautiful luxury property with 150 rooms in the neighborhood of Plaka. The grounds and facilities are gorgeous, featuring an outdoor garden with manicured lawns and a pavilion where guests can enjoy the free breakfast. The rooftop restaurant, pool, and surrounding deck offer stunning views of the Acropolis. The hotel has a spa with a large indoor pool and hot tub as well as a fitness center. Rooms offer classic decor with crown molding, wooden floors, and area rugs. Guests looking for more modern accommodations may want to check out the less expensive New Hotel Athens, which is nearby.
Located in the hustle and bustle of Athens, Plaka Hotel is a mid-range property with 67 guest rooms in an excellent location for sightseeing. Both the Parthenon and Acropolis can be reached in less than 15 minutes by foot. The rooftop lounge is the highlight of the hotel with its comfortable seating and stunning views of the Acropolis. Guest rooms are on the small side however and some still have tube-style TVs. The free breakfast buffet offers Greek items like feta cheese and olives. There’s no pool or fitness center, and guests looking for posher accommodations may want to check out the similarly priced Y Hotel, which has chic guest rooms and a fitness center but no rooftop bar.
A well-maintained, family-run hotel, Hotel Tony is located between Filopappos Hill and Syngrou Avenue. The property is close to Syngrou/Fix Metro Station and the Dora Stratou Greek Dances Theatre. It’s a warm and welcoming place to stay, and the garden is picturesque with plenty of pretty potted plants. Tony, the owner, is quite a character himself -- a larger than life man, and very funny -- whose tastes in furnishing and decor matches his personality. There are very few amenities here, but rooms feature kitchenettes and large flat-screen TVs.
This mid-range, 45-room hotel is a clear favorite for families, couples and older travelers desiring a quiet, safe and convenient location. Rooms are modern and clean. Common areas include a library, a small rooftop deck, and a cute children's' playroom with a Little Tykes house, toys, books and markers. The location in the heart of Plaka is excellent, and within a 15-minute walk to the Acropolis. Younger travelers looking for a slightly trendier vibe may want to consider the similarly priced Athens Center Square.
Not far from downtown Athens, the 16-room value Marble House is a friendly, family-run hotel ideal for tourists on a budget. It's situated near a metro station and bus stop, plus many of the city's sights can be reached on foot. There are almost no amenities to speak of, but the property's peaceful cul-de-sac location and quaint terraces with plenty of greenery are appealing. A classic theme is found throughout the public spaces, while colorful rooms are more simply decorated. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, safes, and mini-fridges, but some share bathrooms or lack balconies. Note that in-room air-conditioning and the continental breakfast require fees, but Wi-Fi is free. It's worth comparing rates with Athens Studios, which offers free breakfast and a sports bar.
Colorful and fresh, the Novus City Hotel is an upper-middle-range property, just north of Athens' historic center. Many of the city's attractions can be reached on foot, plus a subway station is around the block. Bold palettes throughout extend to bar and restaurant terraces around a rooftop pool, and spectacular city views here encompass the iconic Acropolis. The 85 spacious rooms have solid desks, flat-screen TVs, and AC, but traffic from below can make them noisy. Food here is generally well-reviewed, including the free buffet breakfast. Child-friendly menus cater to little ones, but there are no dedicated kids facilities, nor any fitness amenities. Families should consider the Novotel Athenes, which offers more pool space, plus kiddy fun.
Katerina Hotel is a mid-range property located near a metro station in Metaxourgeio, but it is far from sightseeing attractions. It's close to some run-down neighborhoods that not all travelers would be comfortable in. The hotel’s 51 rooms are slightly dated and have small showers, but adjoining rooms that can accommodate up to four people are available. A tasty breakfast buffet is included in the room rate, and the hotel has a bright cafe/bar area. Guests might want to check out the Plaka Hotel, a three-pearl property with a seasonal rooftop lounge that's within walking distance of the Acropolis, but has slightly higher rates than the Katerina.
The mid-range Central Hotel Athens is located in the Old City and offers views of the famous Acropolis from some rooms, private patios, and its modern and chic rooftop terrace bar. Its 84 rooms feature a bright and clean contemporary style and modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi, but they can be quite small and only some have coffee/tea facilities. The hotel has a hot tub and offers free breakfast, while business travelers are catered to with a few meeting rooms and a business center. But many guests complain about the property's tiny elevator. The Athenian Callirhoe Exclusive Hotel is a good nearby alternative with a fitness center and multiple on-site dining options.
A modern hotel built just before the Olympic Games kicked off in 2004, the Arion Athens hotel is a mid-range option, with 51 Double and Triple Rooms in a seven-story building. It's hard to beat the unobstructed views of the Acropolis from the rooftop terrace, which can also be spotted from the front rooms. Located 500 meters from Monastiraki station and the nightlife of Psiri, it’s a top choice for travelers who want to explore Athens on foot. Competitive prices include a buffet breakfast and free Wi-Fi. This is not a super fancy hotel, but it has everything most guests need.
The behemoth-size Divani Caravel is a luxury chain property that has 471 rooms, 42 suites, and two presidential suites, and offers gorgeous panoramic views of the Acropolis. Located close to the Kolonaki district of Athens, the hotel is near art galleries, authentic Greek restaurants, shopping, and historical sights. The hotel is pleasant, with marble flooring in a spacious lobby, an outdoor heated swimming pool, and a large indoor spa. Rooms are fresh, and feature artwork and creative lighting. But overall, the hotel lacks a “wow” factor, and it could use an update. The ubiquitous office ceiling tiles and dark-brown furniture age the place. Visitors might want to check out the Royal Olympic Hotel, another luxury hotel nearby where rates are generally lower.
The 76-room Airotel Alexandros is an upper-mid-range hotel in a convenient location in Athens close to the Acropolis and two metro stations. There's no pool or spa, but the hotel does have a small business center and private parking. The grounds are well maintained, and rooms here are clean and cozy, with a fresh, minimal feel in the more recently updated rooms, which come with flat-screen TVs and stocked minibars. Some lower-level rooms are not renovated and are sporting dated decor. The free buffet breakfast is full of tasty and healthy choices, and Don Giovanni is a traditional, cozy restaurant with a decent buzz. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.
The 22-room Acroplis Museum Boutique Hotel is a mid-range hotel in the heart of Athens' historic center. Ideally located for tourists, the hotel is within walking distance of major attractions such as the Acropolis, Parthenon, and Plaka. Rooms vary in style -- some feel dated and dark, while others feel bright and modern and have balconies -- and can be small, but accommodations are clean and well-maintained. Rates include free breakfast and Wi-Fi, but there are few additional features.