In the blog family-friendly hotel Haarlem, we are going to show you the different options you have as parents with kids to stay overnight in the city of Haarlem. In Haarlem, you don’t have super many family-friendly hotels where you can stay with a family with two kids, but that’s not a bad thing either since you do have some really nice options. In all, we ourselves slept in three different family hotels in Haarlem.
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We ourselves, when booking a family hotel in Haarlem, always pay attention to the location, the facilities of the family room and the reviews given by families with kids who have slept at the hotel. Based on our own findings, we list the nicest hotels with family rooms in Haarlem below.
1. Ibis Styles Haarlem City
At the first family-friendly hotel in Haarlem, we ourselves slept with our family. Ibis Styles Haarlem City is dedicated to a variety of sports, and you can park your car for free in the parking lot of the squash club located across the street from the hotel. The hotel itself has parking spaces, but that is paid parking.
The hotel is not quite in the center (it’s about a 25-minute walk from the hotel to the center), but what makes the hotel family-friendly is that you do have a large playground (Burcht Ter Kleeff) in the area just a few minutes’ walk away, as well as the Haarlemmer KweekTuin, which is fun to visit, because of its catering and nature playground. Also, this family hotel in Haarlem is located next to Haarlem’s skating rink.
In addition, the hotel is close to the beach and nature reserves, and you can rent bikes with the family at this family hotel in Haarlem. The hotel has a family room 23m2 in size, where parents sleep in a double bed and kids sleep on a sofa bed. You can also see the sports theme in the rooms. For example, we had a picture with ice hockey players in our family room in Haarlem.
We found the price-quality ratio of this room very good. The family room was fully equipped and all three of us slept there wonderfully as well. The bathroom in the room was also modern and clean. In the morning we also took advantage of the hotel’s breakfast, which was extensive and very tasty.
Ibis Styles Haarlem City review
This hotel receives an overall rating of 7.8 out of more than 1270 reviews. More than 390 families with kids have also rated this hotel and we have read all the reviews of these families about the hotel. Based on these reviews, we list the positives and negatives of this family-friendly hotel in Haarlem.
Positives Ibis Styles Haarlem City: Several families report that the hotel staff is very friendly, the breakfast is tasty and the rooms are clean.
Negative points Ibis Styles Haarlem City: several families who stayed there in the summer found the room a little too warm. Also, some families find a disadvantage that there is no restaurant at the hotel. We ourselves solved this by just eating somewhere downtown.
2. Carlton Square Haarlem
We also stayed at the second family-friendly hotel in Haarlem in this list ourselves. The Carlton Square Haarlem is located slightly outside the city center and in about ten minutes you can walk to the center from the hotel. You’ll do this along all sorts of quaint streets and courtyards, making it definitely not a boring walk.
You can park your car (paid) under the hotel as well as near the hotel. The lobby of the hotel is very cozy and the lobby is a great place to have a drink with the family and play a game. This hotel also offers different types of family rooms in Haarlem. We ourselves had also booked a family room at this four-star hotel.
This family room was 29m2 in size and suitable for a family of four. This family room was also fully equipped with a luxurious box-spring bed for the parents and a bathroom with a fine rain shower. By the way, you also have family rooms with a bath. In addition, the minibar in the room was included and bathrobes and slippers were provided in the room for all family members. An excellent room for relaxing. Nice detail in the room was the monopoly board game that was in the room.
At this hotel we also rented bikes with our daughter and took a very cool bike ride to the beach and South-Kennemerland Nature Park. At the hotel there is a restaurant and a bar, so you can eat here three times a day at the hotel. Of course, there are also plenty of catering establishments in the area, where you can grab a bite to eat and a drink.
Carlton Square Haarlem review
The hotel receives an overall rating of 8.2 from more than 1,100 reviews. Families with kids give the hotel even a slightly higher score of an 8.9. A total of more than 225 families with kids rated the hotel.
Carlton Square Haarlem positives: the beautiful and spacious family rooms are named as positives of this hotel. The hotel’s location is also mentioned by many families with kids as a positive point of the hotel. Most families also found breakfast very tasty and extensive. In addition, the friendliness of the staff is also praised at this family hotel in Haarlem.
Negative points Carlton Haarlem: some families found the price of the hotel a bit on the high side and also the price of breakfast. Of course, you can make your choice on this beforehand whether you think it’s worth the money or not.
3. Hotel Lion D’Or
The last hotel in this list of family-friendly hotels in Haarlem where we ourselves slept is the hotel Lion D’Or. This hotel really has a super central location and is opposite Haarlem’s central train station. As a result, this family hotel in Haarlem is also very convenient if you are going to visit the city of Haarlem by train. If you come by car, you can park your car in the paid parking garage near the hotel.
In the hotel lobby you can have a fine drink and play a game with the kids. The hotel has both family rooms for families of three and four. We ourselves had a family room for four for our family. The family room for four is 25m2 in size and is fully equipped. We thought it was a very nice room.
The hotel has a café lounge, where you can eat three times a day, but of course the hotel’s central location means there are dozens of restaurants around the hotel where you can grab a bite to eat and a drink. For more information about Hotel Lion D’Or, take a look here.
Hotel Lion D’Or review
More than 2,370 guests have rated the hotel and they give an overall score for this family-friendly hotel in Haarlem an 8.4. The 750 families with kids (who rated the hotel) gave the hotel a slightly higher overall score still. In fact, they give a 9.2 as an overall score.
Positives Hotel Lion D’Or: Almost all families with kids indicate that the location of this family hotel in Haarlem is a very positive point of the hotel. In addition, the beautiful and nice rooms, the friendly staff and the hotel’s atmosphere are highly praised by families. The extensive breakfast is also often mentioned as a positive point of the hotel.
Negative points Hotel Lion D’Or: few negative points are mentioned several times. Most families also indicated that they could not find any negative points about this hotel. A few indicated that the view from the room was not super.
4. Hello I’m Local – Boutique Hostel
This list of family-friendly hotels in Haarlem also includes a hostel. We always like a hostel and we have slept in hostels in several cities in the Netherlands. In particular, we always find the atmosphere in a hostel very relaxing, and especially with kids it can be nice when there is just a little looser atmosphere in the accommodation.
This hostel is one kilometer from the central train station in the middle of the city. The hostel has several family rooms for families of four, and all rooms are designed by students of the Haarlem School of Architecture. With several family rooms at this hostel, you also have many choices in terms of beds as a family. The hostel also has a spacious 50m2 apartment for rent with its own kitchen and dining room in the apartment as well.
The hostel has its own café, where you can go for a snack and a drink. The hostel also serves breakfast to guests in the morning. The hostel does not have its own parking garage, but you can park your car nearby in a paid parking garage.
Hello I’m Local – Boutique Hostel review
The hostel receives an overall score of 8.8 out of more than 950 reviews. Families with kids rate this hostel even higher with a 9.4 overall score. A total of more than 170 families have rated this hostel.
Positives Hello I’m Local: especially the hostel atmosphere and friendly staff are highly praised by families with kids.
One parent describes it as follows: “the family room and staff were great. The atmosphere in the hostel is so nice and cozy and everything seemed renovated. Our family room had an “upstairs” and that was a treat for the kids and then the general atmosphere in the hostel, really top notch! Normally always stay in hotels, but in this family hostel I would like to come back more often. Absolutely recommended for families who like a cozy atmosphere”.
Negative points Hello I’m Local: A number of families indicated that especially in the summer, some rooms were very hot. Some families also report that there is no WIFI in the room and that the bathroom light comes on when you walk by it.
5. Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem
You can also sleep in Haarlem at a van der Valk hotel. We are always fans of this hotel chain and have also slept in these hotels in several cities. However, one drawback of the hotels is that they are not located in the center of the city. The van der Valk Haarlem is about ten minutes by car from the center of Haarlem. One advantage, however, is that you can park your car in front of the door for free.
The hotel has several luxurious family rooms, with the largest family room suitable for families of six and this room is a whopping 62m2. The rooms are very luxurious and the kids sleep in bunk beds and all have their own TV by the bed. Also, most family rooms have bathrooms with bathtubs, which we ourselves always like.
You don’t have to leave the door to eat and drink at this family-friendly hotel in Haarlem, as the hotel has a restaurant, where you can eat and drink three times a day. The breakfast buffets at van der Valk are always super good and very extensive. In the various hotels where we have eaten, this was always super arranged.
Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem review
This family hotel in Haarlem has been reviewed by nearly 3,000 guests and as an overall score this hotel received an 8.6. Families rate the hotel slightly lower with an 8.2 overall score. In all, more than 530 families rated the hotel.
Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem positives: most families cite the nice, clean and spacious family rooms offered by the hotel as a positive point. Breakfast and free parking are also often mentioned as positive points.
Negative points van der Valk Hotel Haarlem: few negative points are mentioned about this hotel. A single family did report that it was very crowded at breakfast.
Hotel Haarlem with swimming pool
Looking for a hotel with pool in Haarlem, here you have no hotels with pool in Haarlem that also offer family rooms. There are no hotels with pools in Haarlem at all. However, there are a number of hotels with swimming pools in the Haarlem area. We list some hotels that are less than a 15-minute drive from the center of Haarlem.
Fletcher Hotel Spaarnwoude: this hotel with swimming pool is located 7 kilometers from the center of Haarlem, The Fletcher Hotel Spaarnwoude has several family rooms, of which the largest family room is 30m2. The hotel has a brasserie and a fairly large indoor pool with several loungers around the pool.
That way, you can read a book at this hotel just fine while the kids are playing in the pool. The hotel does get only a 6.8 as an overall score, which we always find on the low side. Then again, families with kids give this hotel a higher rating of 8. For more information about the Fletcher Hotel Spaarnwoude, take a look here.
Corendon Plaza Amsterdam Schiphol: This hotel with pool is located near Schiphol Airport and about 12 kilometers from the center of Haarlem. This hotel also has a fairly large indoor pool and gets an overall score of 8.2. The hotel also has a sauna. Families rate this hotel an 8.6 overall.
Hilton Amsterdam Airport: the last hotel in this list of hotels in Haarlem with a pool is also located near Schiphol Airport about 12 kilometers from the center of Haarlem. The hotel receives an 8.5 overall rating from more than 2,640 reviews. Families give this hotel a 9.3 as an overall score. The pool at this hotel is very small though and not really a pool for kids to play in. For more information about the Hilton Amsterdam Airport, take a look here.
Hotels with family room Haarlem
Above we have listed the five best options concerning hotels with family rooms in Haarlem. We have also given some more options for hotels with swimming pool near Haarlem. Although there is not much else to choose from in terms of hotels with family rooms in Haarlem, there are some other options, including private individuals offering accommodation for families with kids. If you want a list of all hotels with family rooms in Haarlem, check here.
Family Hotel Haarlem
If you are looking for a family hotel in Haarlem, we have given five good options above. Once again, we list below all the given options of family hotels in Haarlem.
Family Hotel Haarlem:
- Ibis Styles Haarlem City
- Carlton Square Haarlem
- Hotel Lion D’Or
- Hello I’M Local – Boutique Hostel
- Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem
Hotel Haarlem with swimming pool