In this blog Family Hotel Groningen we are going to show you the different options you have as parents with kids to stay overnight in the city of Groningen. In Groningen you have several nice family hotels where you can stay overnight and we ourselves have stayed here a few times. We ourselves pay attention to a number of things when booking a family-friendly hotel in Groningen such as the location, the facilities and the reviews written about the hotel. Based on this, we made a list of children’s hotels in Groningen and we share this list with you in this blog.
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1. City Hotel Groningen
The first family hotel in Groningen is the City Hotel Groningen and this is where we stayed ourselves. That way we can give a good review about this hotel itself. This children’s hotel in Groningen is located right in the center and has its own paid parking at the hotel, where we can park the car.
What strikes you immediately in the hotel is that they are very hospitable and also immediately think with us about what we can do with our daughter in Groningen. This gives us a fun scavenger hunt through the city right away that we can walk. Furthermore, you also have a cozy bar sitting at the reception, where you and kids can have a great game at the end of the day. The hotel also has a sauna and Turkish bath, for those who want to relax at the end of the day.
The City Hotel Groningen offers several family rooms in Groningen for families of three. If you are with a family of four, then you better look at the other hotels in this list, all of which do have family rooms in Groningen for four people. We had booked the Executive room at the City Hotel which is for three people and is 24 square meters.
This was a luxurious room with all the amenities and even had a large whirlpool tub on the bathroom. We as a family love a nice bath, so we took full advantage of that! The hotel serves breakfast in the morning and it was very extensive and delicious. For lunch and dinner, they have plenty of great tips at the hotel, and the hotel’s central location means there are dozens of dining options within walking distance of the hotel.
Finally, the hotel has a cool rooftop terrace with tables and chairs and where you have a nice view of the Martinitoren. Especially in the summer months, you can enjoy a drink with your family on this terrace! For more information about the City Hotel Groningen, take a look here.
City Hotel Groningen review
City Hotel Groningen has been reviewed by more than 2,500 guests and the hotel’s overall score is an 8.2. More than 500 families also rated the hotel and they arrived at an overall score of 9.3 for the hotel. A lot higher than the rest of the guests. For each hotel, we also list the positive and negative points based on the input families from the Netherlands and Belgium have given about the particular hotel where they slept.
Positives City Hotel Groningen: the location, friendly staff, parking with charging points and the tasty and extensive breakfast are cited as positives of this family-friendly hotel in Groningen. Again, several examples are given about the staff being so helpful and so much appreciated by the families.
Negative points City Hotel Groningen: a number of families indicated that they found the room a bit on the small side and that the pillows were quite hard. The latter, of course, is a preference you may have. You can always bring a pillow from home and put it in the car and test the pillow right when you get to the room.
2. Best Western Apartments Groningen Centre
At this family hotel in Groningen, they have several apartments for families, with the largest apartment suitable for a family of six. We also spent a night here and can give an excellent review of the apartment we booked here.
The apartments are separate from the Best Western Hotel that was across the street from our apartment. We can park the car in the paid parking garage below the hotel and this is a tight parking space, though. In doing so, we also had to leave our key so that the staff could move our car so that the cars of other guests could possibly get out.
The hotel has a number of different apartments located around the hotel. We had apartment 47 and it was right across the street from the hotel. This apartment was absolutely superb and gave us a huge homey feeling. The apartment had two bedrooms and a living room. Super spacious and so plenty of privacy for the parents as well. The apartments have a size of between 52m2 and 168m2 which is therefore very spacious.
This apartment is located in the city center (within the canals) and what is an advantage of the apartment is that you get to use the facilities of the hotel. Thus, in the morning you can have breakfast in the hotel’s breakfast room. In addition, the apartment has its own kitchen, allowing you to cook for yourself (if you like). We ourselves got sushi in town and ate it in our apartment.
If you are looking for a family hotel in Groningen, where you need to stay for an extended period of time, for example, these apartments are of course really ideal to stay with the family. For more information about the Best Western Apartments Groningen Centre, take a look here.
Best Western Apartments Groningen Centre review
In total, more than 510 guests reviewed these apartments and the overall score was an 8.5. A total of more than 250 families have rated the hotel and they give it a 9.3 as an overall score.
Positives Best Western Apartments Groningen Centre: almost all families greatly appreciate the spacious apartments. As one family of six describes it: beautiful apartment with a large kitchen and a large dining room where six of us could eat and be together and where we could all bathe extensively. This was a lot more economical for us than booking three separate hotel rooms. Many hotel guests also cite the advantage of being able to use all of the hotel’s facilities. The location is also cited as a huge plus.
Negative points Best Western Apartments Groningen Centre: a number of families cited the cramped parking lot as a negative point of the hotel, and also a number of guests indicated that some of the apartments did get noisy.
3. Best Western Plus Hotel Groningen Plaza
Located just outside the center of Groningen, this family-friendly hotel in Groningen offers several family rooms for families with two kids. In addition, what makes the hotel so family-friendly is that it has a heated indoor pool and a spacious garden. Especially if you are looking for a hotel with kids, this is a huge plus. The hotel is in a beautiful waterfront location.
On weekends (Friday and Saturday) you can use the free shuttle service between the hotel and the center of Groningen. The hotel has its own restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can park your car for free in the hotel’s parking lot.
You can book three different family rooms that are about 30m2 in size at this family hotel in Groningen. With the Deluxe King room, you also have a separate bedroom, giving parents privacy as well. In all of these family rooms in Groningen, the bathroom is in the room and some of these rooms also have a bathtub in the bathroom. It is also possible to rent a sloop from the hotel and go out on the water with the family.
Best Western Plus Hotel Groningen Plaza review
The hotel receives an overall score of 8.3 from no fewer than 2,900 reviews. An 8.4 is the overall score for the hotel from all families (640 total) who rated it.
Positives Best Western Plus Hotel Groningen Plaza: the family rooms are much appreciated by families, especially the extra bedroom. The hotel’s swimming pool is also often mentioned as a positive point. One parent also indicated that you can actually swim laps in the pool. Despite not being downtown, the location is mentioned by many families as a positive point. You can take walks right from the hotel in the nature surrounding the hotel.
Negative points Best Western Plus Hotel Groningen Plaza: there are few negative points named by families with kids. A few indicated that they found the family room a bit on the small side and that it can be very hot in the room, especially in the summer.
4. Suite at the A
Also Suite on the A is not really a hotel, but here apartments in Groningen are offered. These apartments are often booked by families, and apartment Split Level is a whopping 70m2 and suitable for a family of four. Thereby, the parents have a separate bedroom in this apartment and the kids sleep on the sofa bed in the living room.
The apartment also includes a full kitchen with oven and refrigerator, so you can also cook your own meals here in this apartment. Also included with the apartment is a terrace. In this regard, the apartment is fully equipped. This apartment pretty much sits in the center of town. From the apartment you can walk to the city center in five minutes.
It is also possible to park for free at the apartment, but you must indicate this in advance when booking.
Suite to the A review
Overall, Suite at the A receives a 9.1 as an overall rating out of more than 390 reviews. Families from these reviews are even more positive, giving an overall rating of 9.8. This is obviously an extremely high rating from the more than 220 families who have reviewed this hotel.
Positives Suite to the A: many families report that the apartment is super clean and that you are kindly received at the apartment. Location is also seen as a positive point by most families. The beds are also often mentioned as being wonderful. As one parent describes it: Lovely fresh and cozy and modern apartment in a charming old building. The apartment is fully equipped including use of Rituals products, delicious fresh coffee and Netflix on a good television in the apartment.
Negative points Suite to the A: the fold-out bed of the apartment is a bit fragile for older kids. But that is one family noting this, and the rest of the families indicate that there are actually no negatives. That’s hardly possible when the apartment receives an overall score of a 9.8.
5. Hotel Miss Blanche
This family hotel in Groningen is also located right in the center of the city. You can park your car in the hotel’s underground parking garage, and the hotel offers three different family rooms for families with kids. The hotel does not have its own restaurant, but it has a partnership with several restaurants where you can have breakfast with the family in the morning.
The three different family rooms offered by this family-friendly hotel in Groningen are very large. For example, the smallest family room in this hotel has an area of 80m2. In this, families can cook in the kitchen of this family room and, of course, there is also a bathroom in this family room.
The largest family room at this family hotel in Groningen is 120m2 and has two separate bedrooms with a large double bed in both bedrooms. For more information about Hotel Miss Blanche, take a look here.
Hotel Miss Blanche review
This hotel has been reviewed by more than 1440 guests, who give it an overall score of 8.6. The families who reviewed the hotel came up with an overall score of 9.5. In all, more than 225 families rated the hotel.
Positives Hotel Miss Blanche: the spacious rooms, the friendly staff, the location and a very nice interior are mentioned as positives of this children’s hotel in Groningen. As one parent described the hotel: Super friendly staff and felt like I was at home. Really had a very relaxing stay. We had the space to just relax and could also cook for ourselves. We enjoyed it immensely! Also a beautiful view from our family room in Groningen.
Negative points Hotel Miss Blanche: a number of families mentioned that it can be quite hot in the room, especially in the summer months.
Hotel Groningen with swimming pool
You have a number of hotels in Groningen with swimming pools. Of course, if you’ve been in Groningen all day, it can be nice to take a splash in the hotel pool. If you look at which hotel in Groningen with pool qualify for this, only the Best Western Hotel Plus Groningen Plaza is a suitable hotel for this. This is the only hotel in Groningen with a pool that also offers family rooms for families with two kids.
However, there are two hotels with pools just outside Groningen that offer family rooms, and we list these hotels below.
Fletcher Family Hotel Paterswolde: this children’s hotel is just over a 15-minute drive from the center of Groningen. Located along Lake Paterswoldem, this four-star hotel has a family room for families with two kids. This family room has a double bed for the parents and two twin beds for the kids and also a bathroom with a bathtub. This hotel has a swimming pool surrounded by sunbeds and you can also go to the sauna here.
Free parking is available around the hotel and in the morning the hotel serves a buffet breakfast. Families with kids give the hotel an 8.6 overall score. For more information about the Fletcher Family Hotel Paterswolde, take alook here.
Hotel Waddengenot: This hotel with pool also offers family rooms for families with two kids. This family room is 25m2 and has a double bed and a bunk bed in the room. The hotel has a heated indoor pool and also a sauna, making this family hotel a great option even in winter. This hotel is also suitable for larger families, as they rent houses for as many as 11 people and smaller family rooms for five or six people, for example.
Children’s Hotel Groningen
Of course, you still have a number of children’s hotels in Groningen where you can stay overnight in the city, despite most hotels not having family rooms for families with two kids. We have considered location, reviews and hotel room facilities in this list of children’s hotels in Groningen. In total, you also have only 5 to 6 hotels where they have rooms this size. However, there are other accommodations (often privately owned) and if you want the whole list of family-friendly accommodations in Groningen check here.
Family-friendly hotel Groningen
If you are looking for a family-friendly hotel in Groningen, we have now listed the best options above. We briefly list all these family-friendly hotels in Groningen.
- City Hotel Groningen
- Best Western Apartments Groningen Centre
- Best Western Plus Hotel Groningen Plaza
- Suite at the A
- Hotel Miss Blanche
Hotel Groningen with swimming pool.