So, you’re thinking of diving into the enchanting world of Sintra with your family? Great choice! In this blog post, we’ll cover the best hotels in Sintra Portugal for families with kids. We’ll also get into alternative stays – think mountain chalets and charming guesthouses, in case you’re feeling more adventurous. From 5-star resorts with fancy golf courses to quaint boutiques oozing history, Sintra’s got it all. But what about those hidden gems off the beaten path? I’ve got the details on those, too. 

Whether you want to stay in the center of town or off the beaten path, I’ve got all the details to help you plan the perfect accommodations for your family. For more details about what to see, things to do, where to eat, and more in our post: Sintra, Portugal With Kids: A Family Travel Guide.

Best Hotels in Sintra for Families with Kids

Here are the best hotels in Sintra Portugal for families with kids, and keep reading for more ideas of where to stay, plus more of our tips for traveling around Portugal!

1. Palácio de Seteais

Families will appreciate the spacious rooms with panoramic views of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The outdoor pools are perfect for a refreshing dip, while the surrounding romantic gardens provide an idyllic setting for leisurely strolls. Just a short drive away lies the iconic Pena Palace, offering a fairytale experience for all ages. Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, creating cherished family moments.

Book your stay at the Palácio de Seteais HERE

Fun things to do nearby: 

Explore the gardens, take a short drive to Pena Palace, and enjoy the cultural richness of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.

Get your Pena Palace Skip the Line + Park Ticket HERE

2. Lawrence’s Hotel

Steeped in history as the oldest hotel in Sintra, Lawrence’s Hotel welcomes families to an authentic 18th-century atmosphere with high ceilings and original features. Located within walking distance of the Sintra National Palace, this hotel offers a unique blend of tradition and comfort. Families can embark on small-group trips to the nearby Moorish Castle or explore the historic town center, immersing themselves in the rich cultural tapestry of Sintra. A stay at Lawrence’s Hotel is a journey back in time, filled with timeless memories for the whole family.

Book your stay at Lawrence’s Hotel HERE

Fun things to do nearby:

Take a stroll to the Sintra National Palace, join a small-group trip to the Moorish Castle, and explore the historic town center.

Get your Castle of the Moors Fast Track Ticket HERE

3. Penha Longa Resort

Indulge in luxury at the Penha Longa Resort, a 5-star haven surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Sintra hills. Families can unwind in spacious rooms or take advantage of the 27-hole championship golf course for a day of leisure. The dedicated kids’ club ensures little ones are entertained. Each day a new adventure within the peaceful grounds of the Sintra-Cascais Nature Reserve.

Book your stay at Penha Longa HERE

Fun things to do nearby:

Enjoy a day trip to the Atlantic Ocean, explore the lush gardens, and take part in family-friendly activities organized by the resort.

Book your Sintra Beaches Private Tour in Classic Car HERE

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4. Hotel Sintra Jardim

Located in the heart of Sintra, this 150 year-old residence is surrounded by a garden with a swimming pool and an amazing view of Sintra’s Moorish Castle. Breakfast is served daily, but it’s only a 10-minute walk to Sintra’s center for other great restaurants.

Book your stay at Sintra Jardim HERE

Fun things to do nearby:

Visit the Sintra’s Moorish Castle, take a short walk to the Sintra City Centre, and explore the surrounding area of this charming town.

Book your Sintra Full Day Tours HERE

5. Vila Galé Sintra

For a contemporary and family-friendly experience, Vila Galé Sintra stands out with its landscaped garden and outdoor swimming pool. Families can choose comfortable family rooms while being within a short drive of the Quinta da Regaleira. You’ll enjoy the convenience of being close to Sintra’s cultural and natural treasures. Vila Galé Sintra offers a modern retreat for families looking to make the most of their Sintra experience.

Book your stay at Vila Gale HERE

Fun things to do nearby:

Venture to the Quinta da Regaleira within a few kilometers, participate in small-group trips, and relax in the hotel’s kid-friendly atmosphere.

Get your Quinta da Regaleira Ticket + Audio Tour HERE

Other Places to Stay in Sintra

1. Vacation Rentals:

Experience Sintra like a local by choosing from a variety of accommodations, including cozy chalets and apartments. With a range of options, families can enjoy a personalized stay and follow planet-friendly itineraries suggested by their hosts.

Check out this Modern apartment in Sintra HERE

2. Guesthouses in the Historic Town:

Stay in charming guesthouses within the historic town center, offering families a chance to immerse themselves in the local culture. Take short walks to the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and explore the quaint streets of the Sintra town center.

Check out this Farm Gust House in Sintra HERE

3. Mountain Chalets:

Escape to secluded mountain chalets, offering a peaceful retreat amidst the rolling hills of the Sintra-Cascais Nature Reserve. Explore the scenic route leading to the Várzea de Sintra and have a family day in the lush surroundings.

Check out Chalet Saudade HERE

4. Eugaria Country House:

If you love historic buildings, stay at the Eugaria Country House, a historic 18th-century manor that provides families with an authentic and unique experience. Enjoy private trips to the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park and indulge in Michelin-starred dining within an intimate setting.

Check out the Eugaria Country House HERE

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5. Storytellers Villas:

Immerse yourself in an authentic 19th-century manor house with Storytellers Villas, where original features and lifetime experiences take center stage. Families can plan their days with recommended itineraries and connect with like-minded people in a tranquil setting, ensuring a memorable stay in Sintra.

Check out the Storytellers Villas HERE

Remember, Sintra has a range of options to suit different preferences and budgets. Whether you choose a luxury resort or a cozy mountain chalet, you’re sure to create lasting memories in this enchanting town.

Before you go, if you’re staying in Sintra you should check out our favorite things to do there with kids!

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