Take a look at the best kid-friendly hotels in Seville.
The 65-room Monte Carmelo is a solid mid-range pick in Los Remedios neighborhood, a local area outside the historic center (but still within a 15-minute walk of most major attractions). Clean, spacious rooms feature flat-screen TVs, pillow menus, free but limited Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and minibars. Room decor is midway through renovations as of January 2018, and modernized units are serene and streamlined. The lobby and dining area received much-needed renovations in 2015, transforming these areas into bright, contemporary spaces. There’s little in the way of amenities -- just a quality breakfast buffet and lobby bar -- but the price is right here. It's worth considering El Rey Moro Hotel Boutique Sevilla, a charming property with a rooftop whirlpool, quality restaurant, and multiple freebies.
This three-pearl property is set amid the cobbled streets of Seville's Old Town, within walking distance of major attractions, restaurants, and shops. Its glass-topped central atrium, surrounded by Roman arches, exemplifies the Mudejar architectural style that draws tourists to the area. The decor and furniture in the 56 rooms are stylish, but veer toward plain and aging, and past guests have reported audible noise. Coffee and juice are free, though there's no restaurant or drink service on the panoramic rooftop deck. Breakfast may be purchased in the mornings. Bikes, iPads, and Wi-Fi are free to use. Travelers seeking on-site restaurants or fresher decor should check out the nearby Vincci la Rabida, but it's pricier.
Sometimes travelers crave a familiar name in a foreign city, and this upper-middle-range 140-room Hilton-family hotel -- situated in a business-oriented section of northern Seville -- certainly fits that bill. The contemporary rooms, consistent with brand standards, are clean, comfortable and comparatively spacious. Better yet, the property’s perks include not only free Wi-Fi, a business center and a restaurant, but bonuses that are hard to find in urban European accommodations, among them a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and on-site parking. The trade-off is that this well-priced Garden Inn outpost lacks local color and its isolated suburban location isn't particularly tourist friendly. Visitors that find those downsides a deal-breaker would be better off booking a pricier alternatives such as the Hotel Casa 1800 Sevilla.
Barcelo Sevilla Renacimiento is a modern upscale hotel with plenty of features, including an outdoor pool and kids' pool, 25 meeting rooms, kid-friendly activities, a gym, and multiple dining options -- though no spa. Its 295 guest rooms are spacious and contemporary, equipped with flat-screen TVs, minibars, kettles, and iPod docks. A notable downside is the location, however, as it's not within walking distance of the main attractions. For something in the city center, travelers might want to check out the Gran Melia Colon, a five-pearl property with a spa -- but no pool and pricier rates.
The 128-room Hotel Zenit Sevilla is a budget property located in the Triana quarter of Seville, a 15-minute walk from the heart of the city's Jewish quarter. Situated on the west bank of the Guadalquivir, the hotel sits in a lively pedestrian area with a village-like feel; there are plenty of bars and restaurants in the neighboring streets. Rooms are slightly dark and old fashioned, but are good value. The property has a tiny fitness center, rental bikes, and parking for a fee. The hotel can sometimes get crowded with organized groups, but there is free Wi-Fi and lots of space to lounge in the large lobby.
The NH Collection Sevilla is a mid-range, modern hotel set slightly west of the tourist center of town. The property is about a 30-minute walk to the Jewish quarter in an area characterized by shopping malls, large avenues, and mid-rise apartment buildings. The hotel offers clean, modern rooms with slightly small bathrooms, LED reading lights, and Nespresso machines. There are a modest fitness center, a rooftop pool with lounge chairs, a modern restaurant and bar, and several large meeting areas for business clients. The cited inconveniences include the location away from the city’s tourist center and the fact that many staff don’t speak English.
This three-pearl, 52-room hotel is located in Seville's historic Santa Cruz neighborhood, a short walk from numerous shops, restaurants, and important attractions. Housed in a historic building, it offers simple rooms and fresh, modern interiors. Guest rooms are small, but include air-conditioning, hydro-massage showers, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. Larger Family Rooms are available, with extra living space and bunkbeds for kids. The hotel has a Spanish restaurant and bar serving wine and tapas, plus a breakfast buffet with hot and cold options (but this costs extra). Other highlights include a cozy communal living room with sofas and a TV, free bike rentals, and iPads on request. Travelers on a budget might also like Hotel Adriano Sevilla, which adds a rooftop terrace with stunning city views.
One of four Seville locations of an urban hotel chain, Meliá Lebreros is a bit outside of the historic center and has one of the larger outdoor pools in the city. Parts of the older building, including higher-level rooms, have been renovated, but some areas could still use updating. Nonetheless, the Meliá is more affordable than other comparable properties, and also offers special family rooms with kid-friendly decor. The amenities, aside from the pool, include a gym open 24 hours daily, restaurants, bars, a nightclub that pays homage to New York’s Studio 54, and several meeting rooms.
The 365-room Melia Sevilla is an upscale chain hotel catering to business travelers outside the city center of Seville. Located in a quiet part of the city across from the Plaza España, this modern, fresh property has many conveniences including a spa, hair salon, fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool, and indoor pool. Even more conveniences are available to VIP guests staying on The Level, an exclusive floor with its own reception and private lounge. There is a huge breakfast buffet (for a fee), a lounge, and a restaurant. Rooms are stylish with stocked minibars and sleek bathrooms, but there is a fee for parking. A more affordable option with less amenities is the Monte Carmelo Hotel.
The three-pearl Apartamentos - Suites Santa Cruz offers spacious accommodations close to major attractions like the Seville Cathedral and the Royal Alcazar. The 34 apartments have a peaceful vibe, cozy decor, and most include kitchens -- but not all have Wi-Fi, though it's available in the reception area (located in another building). Beyond a breakfast option (for a fee), there’s not much else in terms of amenities, but it’s a great choice for extended-stay guests or families who want to save money by self-catering. Travelers could also consider the similarly priced Hotel Fernando III, which has a rooftop pool, an on-site restaurant, and rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Mid-range Hotel Abanico Sevilla is located on a narrow street in a central area of Sevilla's historic district. Restaurants, shops, and public transportation are within easy walking distance. Inside of an 18th century building, this hotel is charming and quaint. Rooms have antique features like bright Spanish tile and light fixtures, but the style lacks polish and at times feels dated. Some rooms have balconies with city views while others have bars or grates on the windows. Additionally, some rooms receive street noise. There is a quality breakfast buffet and an on-site cafe offers free items such as coffee and pastries. Wi-Fi is free (though the connection may be poor). This hotel does not offer any on-site parking.
The 24-room Sacristia de Santa Ana is an upper-middle-range boutique hotel constructed in classic Andalusian style, based around an interior courtyard with three floors and a glassed-in atrium. Situated about 20 minutes on foot from the old center of Seville on lively Alameda de Hercules square, the area is lined with cafes and restaurants that stay hopping well into the evening. Individually outfitted rooms feature Spanish Empire style decor with modern touches and include decorative striped headboards, glass chandelier sconce lights, and chintz screen closet doors. Some guests have complained that noise from the square filters into the outward-facing rooms at night.
The Vertice Sevilla is a mid-range chain hotel, situated about 45 minutes west of Seville’s main tourist area via public transportation. Because it's located just a seven-minute drive from a large convention center, it caters largely to business travelers (the airport is also nearby). The hotel is clean and adequate in terms of comfort, but has a generic feel from mauve vinyl easy chairs in the lobby to the laminate wood furniture throughout. There is a fitness center with a dry sauna, an outdoor pool that converts to an indoor pool in the winter, and free breakfast for early risers. Most agree that the neighborhood holds little appeal and that room decor is a little dated, but that the rooms are comfortable and the property is a good value.
The 170-room Novotel Sevilla is a three-and-a-half-pearl hotel situated next to the soccer stadium and a three-minute walk to the Nervion Metro station. It's a bit removed from the city center and major attractions, but there are restaurants and cafes nearby. Rooms that have been renovated are modern and fresh, but some still have outdated carpeting and need a refresh. A restaurant serves Mediterranean fare for all meals, including a breakfast buffet, and the rooftop pool is a nice addition. There's also a small fitness room. Travelers who'd like to be closer to the city center and major attractions without spending a lot more money could check out the Hotel America - Seville, a somewhat drab hotel in an excellent location.
The upper-middle-range Hotel San Gil is a charming property located on the northern edge of the historic center of Seville. Although there are few major attractions within easy walking distance, two bus lines and the tourist hop-on, hop-off bus stop nearby. Its 85 rooms vary in size and decor style -- classic or modern -- but all feature flat-screen TVs, minibars, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and safes. The restaurant serves a great breakfast buffet (not included in the standard rate) and tasty regional cuisine for lunch and dinner. It shares a lovely courtyard with the hotel bar, which has a long drinks menu and a few snacks. The small rooftop pool is a great perk in the hot summer months, and there are seasonal flamenco shows on-site. In this price range, Hotel Alcazar is a good alternative closer to the main sights.