With easy access to Pompeii, Capri, and Amalfi, Sorrento is an excellent destination for traveling families. They city has a stunning setting with cliffside hotels and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Naples. We headed to the city to check out the top hotels and see how they compare — including the rooms, pools, and level of service. So if you’re taking the kids to Sorrento and want to know which hotels are the most family-friendly, look no further. Check out the best kid-friendly hotels in Sorrento and start planning your vacation.
Guests rave about the helpfulness of the staff at the 58-room Best Western Hotel La Solara. Proof of the chain hotel’s happy customers is in the pictures of returning guests featured on a wall in the restaurant. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from the center of Sorrento, but a free shuttle is available. Family-friendly amenities include an inviting restaurant serving Campania cuisine and a breakfast buffet, a big outdoor pool with deck facing the Bay of Naples, and an outdoor garden with lemon trees and a foosball table.
The 252-room Grand Hotel Vesuvio is a big, mid-range chain hotel a mile outside of Sorrento. The hotel offersbeautiful views of the Bay of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. There’s a lovely garden with a wisteria covered pergola and a big outdoor swimming pool with a hot tub, snack bar, and children’s pool. The restaurant has panoramic views and a bar with terrace seating, but for an advertised four-star property, rooms are bland and furnishings are in need of an upgrade.
The 12-room Maison Tofani is an intimate four-pearl boutique in the historic center of Sorrento. There aren't any sea views from rooms, but surrounding cobblestone streets lead to nearby restaurants, shops, museums, and cathedrals. Past guests rave about excellent service and the free daily breakfast. Maison Tofani Sorrento is friendly and cozy with an atmosphere that makes both families and couples alike comfortable. Rooms are spotlessly clean and stylish; some have balconies and whirlpool tubs, though views can vary.
The stylish Hotel Parco dei Principi was built in the early 1960s, retaining modernist design elements and striking graphic decor augmented by an impressive location perched above the sea. The hotel is on the outskirts of the town of Sorrento; the town center is about a 15-minute walk away. Guests have commented favorably on theattractiveness of the grounds and the stunning views as well as the cleanliness of the property.
Grand Hotel Aminta’s 600-foot-high hillside location gives remarkable views and is within walking distance to the hubbub of Sorrento. With its welcoming mansion-like appearance, it calls to mind grand hotels of days past but with completely modern touches. Still, some guests may feel the clean, simply styled rooms are a bit tight. An exclusive feature of this hotel is its weekly gala night dinners for guests -- an elegant affair with local dishes, music, and a vintage vibe. The property also has a large pool and fantastic views.