The capital of Belgium, Brussels is a top travel destination for couples and families alike. Between wandering the gorgeous, historic streets, and sampling delectable eats at the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate, there’s plenty to keep kids entertained. We visited the city’s top hotels to see how they compare, so you can take the guesswork out of finding a room. Here are our top picks for kid-friendly hotels in Brussels.
With a convenient but relatively quiet location in Brussels’ financial district, about a five-minute walk from Grand Place and shopping, NH Grand Place Arenberg is reasonably priced compared to other hotels in the neighborhood. The 155-room, mid-range property looks and feels like a nicer chain hotel, and in spite of its lack of color and personality, it is clean and cheery. Guest rooms have comfortable beds and coffee/tea facilities, and the hotel offers underground parking (for a fee) and a modern meeting room. Its location makes it ideal for travelers doing business in the congress district, as well as tourists and even families. Like all NH hotels, it offers a kids' breakfast (for a fee) and adjoining rooms.
The property, situated in the Louise neighborhood of Brussels, offers five different types of modern, apartment-style guest-room configurations. All units have full kitchens and large baths, and are clean if a touch spartan. Though the hotel is removed from the city center, visitors can still reach it in about 15 minutes via public transport.
This small boutique-style hotel is incredibly fun and colorful, and has 61 simple, modern rooms dressed up with brightly hued accents. The property's Pantone color matching theme provides an excuse to give each hallway in the building a different shade and to insert splashes of color everywhere, which kids will enjoy. The hotel is fairly light on amenities apart from a lobby lounge and the restaurant, and is in need of some small cosmetic repairs. The location is removed from the main tourist action; it's about a half-hour walk to Grand Place, the city's central square.