Our pick of the best family hotels in Singapore for a fun Singapore family holiday. Includes Sentosa Island family hotels and Singapore city centre hotels.
Singapore is such a fabulous city to visit with kids. There are so many family-friendly attractions in Singapore, people are welcoming to families wherever you go, and as such there is a huge choice of family hotels in Singapore.
What is the best area to stay in Singapore?
If you are trying to decide which is the best area to stay in Singapore with family, it depends on your preferences. Many of Singapore’s best family hotels are located on Sentosa, but other people prefer a city centre location.
There is so much to do in Sentosa with kids, from the child-friendly beaches to the numerous family friendly Sentosa attractions, that staying in a family hotel in Sentosa makes sense – and you will see that five of our best family friendly hotels in Singapore are located on Sentosa Island.
But many people prefer to be closer to the action of the city centre when visiting Singapore with kids.
So we have also included a selection of centrally located Singapore family hotels where you can enjoy views of the famous Singapore skyline from a hotel in Marina Bay, or be close to all the fabulous shopping malls of Orchard Road.
So if you are deciding where to stay in Singapore with family, here we give you our pick of the best family hotels in Singapore for a fun Singapore family holiday.
This includes both Sentosa Island family hotels and Singapore city centre hotels.
The Best Family Hotels on Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island is a popular choice with families coming to Singapore. It is where you will find many of Singapore’s fun attractions such as Universal Studios Singapore and the SEA Aquarium. It is also where you will find the best beaches in Singapore and also have a good choice of restaurants, bars and beach clubs.
Many of Singapore’s top hotels are located on Sentosa too. Read on for our recommendations.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa is often regarded as the best hotel in Singapore for family vacations as well as family staycations in Singapore. Singapore’s only truly beachfront resort has an abundance of family friendly facilities, making it ideal for a family vacation.
One of the largest freeform swimming pools in Singapore features a children’s pool complete with water slides and water play area.
The sea sports centre provides a variety of equipment including kayaks, pedal boats and bicycles to rent, while daily organised family activities include beach games, water exercise, fitness fun and garden tours.
Together with its fabulous water play facilities, what really sets this family friendly Singapore resort apart is its amazing kids club. The Cool Zone caters for kids aged 5 to 12 and spans 100sqm over two stories.
The centrepiece of the Cool Zone is a giant tree-house slide that winds down three stories into a pool of colourful balls, while the Mini Toots toddler zone has lots of soft-play areas. No wonder this has the reputation as one of the best Singapore resorts for families.
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa
Another contender for the best family hotel in Singapore is the Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa. Set atop a cliff amongst 27 acres of tropical rainforest on Sentosa Island, this kid friendly hotel in Singapore is a tranquil haven boasting views out over the South China Sea.
A range of plush contemporary rooms and suites are available at this luxury family hotel in Singapore, or spoil yourselves with an idyllic Villa du Jardin, each with its own driveway, two elegant bedrooms, swimming pool and garden terrace.
The star of the show here, and what helps make it one of the best resorts in Singapore for families, is the 33-metre outdoor midnight blue swimming pool.
Other leisure facilities include two floodlit tennis courts, an indoor gym, outdoor badminton/volleyball court and petanque court.
We love that Tanjong Beach is just a short walk away via wooden steps through the rainforest for more family fun in the sun.
If you can manage to get some adults-only time at this beautiful luxury Singapore hotel, then be sure to check out the gorgeous So Spa, with its whirlpools, waterfalls and mud baths in tropical surroundings.
The Kids Club is handily located right next door, ideal!
Another fabulous choice of Singapore family resorts is the spectacular Capella Singapore. Designed by renowned British architects Foster + Partners, this luxury family hotel combines the best of old and new Singapore, incorporating curved, modern structures with two 19th century colonial buildings.
This upscale Singapore family accommodation boasts views out over the South China Sea from many of its spacious rooms and suites, while the hugely stylish villas and manors all have private plunge pools and outdoor bathing facilities.
We particularly love the four cascading swimming pools that are set amongst the rainforest for relaxing afternoons, and if you are lucky enough to get some me-time, the luxurious Auriga spa is one of Singapore’s very best and is an experience not to be missed.
Festive Hotel Sentosa
Specifically aimed at families looking to get the most out of Sentosa’s family attractions, the Festive Hotel is in the heart of the action of Resorts World Sentosa and is one of the best Singapore hotels for families.
This family hotel Singapore is close by to all the fun attractions of Sentosa, with the Universal Studios, the SEA Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark right on its doorstep, and the beach just a short ride away by monorail.
The Festive Hotel family rooms are brightly decorated and ideal for families – choose from the Deluxe Twin room, which includes a pull out sofa bed; Deluxe Family King, which includes a living area, loft bed and pull-out sofa bed; or the Deluxe Suite, which comes with a large living area for the kids to run around in, making this a great choice for Singapore accommodation for family of 4 or more.
Kid-friendly amenities abound too, including welcome novelty packs, tailored bathrobes and babysitting, while the fun freeform swimming pool boasts a separate kids pool and wet play area.
Hard Rock Hotel Singapore
Another of the Sentosa Island family resorts, also within the Resorts World Sentosa complex, is the Hard Rock Hotel. The contemporary rooms and suites are decked out with unique modern furnishings and dramatic ambient lighting, and feature state-of-the-art entertainment systems.
Another reason that this is one of the best child friendly hotels in Singapore, is that all rooms come with pull-out beds to accommodate all the family. Those checking into the Rock Star Suites will also enjoy a large living room area and pool-facing balconies.
Kids will love the free-form pool, with its pool-side cabanas and sandy beach complete with swaying palms, a full bar and beach volleyball court.
Best Family Hotels in Downtown Singapore
While Sentosa is popular due to its beaches and proximity to many of Singapore’s family attractions, many people prefer to be closer to the heart of the city.
Areas such as Marina Bay and Orchard Road are great locations for a family trip to Singapore, thanks to their good transport links and good choice of restaurants, shops and museums.
Here is our pick of the best downtown Singapore hotels.
The Shangri-La hotel brand is well-known for its luxury hotels and five-star service, and the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is where it all began more than 40 years ago.
Read our full review of the Shangri-La Singapore here.
Their flagship property is set amidst 15 acres of tropical landscaped gardens just a stone’s throw from Orchard Road in the heart of Singapore, making this one of the best centrally located Singapore accommodation for families.
This kid friendly hotel in Singapore features 747 elegant guestrooms and suites within three distinctive wings: the contemporary Tower Wing, the relaxing Garden Wing with its open-air balconies and the exclusive Valley Wing, with its private entrance, and luxurious amenities.
What really sets this luxury Singapore hotel apart for families is the recently refurbished Tower Wing with its impressive family floor, including their amazing themed family suites and the fabulous kids club Buds by Shangri-La. My kids continually ask to go back to this hotel for the themed suites.
The kids club extends outdoors to a super fun water play splash pad area and pirate ship playground.
Kids will also love the outdoor fabulous outdoor freeform swimming pool, with Jacuzzi and water fountains and expansive grass areas. Free wi-fi, reliable babysitting and child-friendly restaurants all make this one of the very best family friendly hotels in Singapore.
Fullerton Hotel Singapore
The Fullerton Hotel is one of the best-loved luxury hotels in Singapore. The stunning colonial building was completed in 1928, and was named after Robert Fullerton, the first Governor of the Straits Settlements.
Its magnificent lobby and atrium lead the way to 400 luxurious rooms and suites, but we particularly love is the stunning rooftop swimming pool.
Lined by Doric columns, the swimming pool of this luxury family Singapore hotel peers over the Singapore River to the surrounding neo-classical buildings of the Colonial District, making for a truly unique Singapore backdrop.
Kids are given activity colouring books and ice cream vouchers on arrival. We also love that the Fullerton Hotel is situated right on the Singapore River pedestrian zone, making it easy to walk to the many nearby restaurants with a stroller.
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
It’s hard to do a roundup of the best hotels in Singapore without mentioning the Marina Bay Sands. This large luxury Singapore hotel hogs the city’s skyline with its three grand 55-storey towers and boat-like roof structure that presides over the Marina Bay area.
The three staggering hotel towers house 2,500 guestrooms and suites, and are linked to convention and exhibition facilities, theaters, a casino, an enormous shopping mall and numerous restaurants.
While the enormity of the hotel can make it feel somewhat impersonal, its amazing rooftop swimming pool means that this will always be one of the most popular family hotels in Singapore.
This 150m infinity pool on the 57th floor provides some of the best photo opportunities anywhere in Singapore. It’s worth spending a night here just for a dip!
There is also a choice of fabulous rooftop bars and restaurants if you can book a babysitter for the evening.
Raffles Hotel Singapore
If money is no object when looking for a family friendly hotel in Singapore, then it is hard to look past the most famous hotel of them all: the exceedingly luxurious Raffles Hotel.
Renowned for its opulence and colonial splendour, Raffles Hotel is one of the most famous hotels in the world and perhaps not where you would initially think of when you think of family accommodation in Singapore.
But we found it pretty family friendly overall. If you are looking for family rooms in Singapore, many of the bedrooms come with two double beds and plenty of space. There is a huge choice of restaurants around the hotel and in the adjoining arcade, with even more within a short walk.
It has a swimming pool, is close to public transport (there is an MRT station across the road in Raffles City shopping mall) and is overall just a fabulous experience. If you have cash to splash then I would definitely consider Raffles as a choice for your family hotel in Singapore.
Other luxury family friendly Singapore hotels
Other family friendly hotels in Singapore worth checking out include the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore and the Ritz Carlton, Millenia Singapore (ask about their Ritz Kidz Night Safari in-tent sleeping experience). Both these luxury Singapore hotels boast easy access to the Marina Bay area, and views of Marina Bay and the Singapore skyline.
If you prefer to be close to all the shopping of Orchard Road, then check out the St Regis Singapore, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel – all will be able to provide you with a fabulous family-friendly experience for your Singapore family vacation.
Budget Hotels in Singapore for Family
Yes Singapore is expensive and it can be hard choosing where to stay in Singapore with family on a budget. The following cheap family hotels in Singapore should help.
Holiday Inn Express Singapore
The Holiday Inn Express is ideally located on the river at Clarke Quay, just a short walk from a large choice of restaurants and just a 5-minute walk to the MRT station.
Rooms are small compared to other family accommodation in Singapore, but interconnecting rooms are available. The highlight of this hotel in Singapore for families is the rooftop 40m infinity pool.
Breakfast is included in the price, and there is free Wi-Fi and a self-service laundry.
Wink Capsule Hostel Singapore
If you are willing to brave staying in a hostel with your family, then the Wink Hostel is your best bet for cheap family accommodation in Singapore. Located in the heart of Chinatown, the Wink hostel is a ‘capsule’ hostel, providing individual pods for travellers within a dorm room.
Families can rent entire dorms for themselves though, ensuring privacy. Rooms range from 4 to 8 pods in each. Kids will love having their own pod, complete with individual backlight, reading light and power socket.
Bathrooms are shared, but modern, spacious and clean. There is a fully equipped kitchenette with dining table and self-service laundry. The hostel provides a free breakfast and free Wi-Fi and is just a 3-minute walk from the MRT.
Note there are a lot of stairs in this hostel, so may not be suitable for toddlers or if you are traveling with a baby in a stroller.
If you love city breaks with your kids, check out our guide to the best family friendly hotels in Hong Kong.
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