Best Kid-Friendly Hotels In NSW

With everything from regional country delights, a bounty of beautiful beaches with spectacular surf and more national parks than you could possibly count, New South Wales is host to a plethora of tourist hotspots that offer fantastic family getaways at every turn. 

Whether it’s coast, country or city you’re after, we’ve got you covered on where to stay. These family-friendly hotels are the ellaslist pick of the bunch. 


Discover the Best Family-Friendly Getaways in New South Wales

1. Swissôtel Sydney

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The perfect kids room in Sydney.

Centrally located on Sydney’s CBD’s doorstep and bursting with 5-star style, Swissôtel Sydney will delight the whole family, thanks to designated Kids Rooms that are located within adjoining rooms. 

Tailored to meet the needs of Swissôtel Sydney's younger guests aged 2-12, these bedrooms have all the features that will entertain children or teenagers. Each Kids Room is stocked with age-appropriate toys, DVDs and/or video games, and they’re not only designed to keep your children happy but also to provide you with total peace of mind so you can relax and enjoy your stay. PLUS 50% off an additional room when you book a kids room! 

2. Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, McGallery By Sofitel 

Ready for the the Fairmont KidsZone?


It’s not the first time Fairmont has cropped up on ellaslist, and it probably won't be the last. When it comes to family-friendly accommodation, Fairmont is practically impossible to beat—throughout NSW and beyond. 

It’s got five (count ‘em, FIVE!) kid-friendly restaurants on site, as well as an amazing (and we mean amazing) KidZone. With two indoor play centres, an indoor heated pool, an outdoor maze, junior golf, merry-go-round and mini-train, the Fairmont KidsZone is the hotel’s major drawcard for families (alongside an upmarket and enjoyable ambience for adults.) Their range of family suites and interconnecting rooms mean that everyone gets some space, whilst enjoying some downtime together.

3. Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Meet Flynn and his friends at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney!

This is a five-star hotel that doesn't turn its nose up at kids! The Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, located on the edge of Sydney Harbour welcomes little travellers with open arms. The family package offers delightful gifts for the young ones, including a cuddly companion named Flynn the Koala. An exclusive in-room kids' movie night and daily breakfasts are part of the experience. For those staying in a suite, children are treated to their very own in-suite tent adventure. Families are encouraged to capture fun moments with Flynn throughout the hotel. Meanwhile, parents can indulge in the special Flynn cocktail at the Grain cocktail bar (additional charges apply). The ultimate family fun awaits at Four Seasons!

Read our review of the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Flynn experience.

4. Peppers Manor House, Southern Highlands

Peppers Manor House has something for every member of the family.

Set upon a gorgeous historic estate, Peppers Manor House will delight kids as they explore the grounds and vintage leisure pursuits on offer. With a range of suites to choose from, the whole family will love spending time in the most idyllic of settings. 

An outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, volleyball courts, badminton courts and croquet and boules facilities mean there is simply no reason to leave Peppers Manor House. The golf course, award-winning restaurant and onsite babysitting services make it the perfect choice for a remote family getaway.

5. Mantra Ettalong Beach, Central Coast

Dive on in to Mantra Ettalong.

Soak up this stunning stint of beaches, located just an hour north of Sydney. Located right opposite the beach, Mantra Ettalong offers studio, 1 and 2 bedroom suites, all with spa baths and private balconies. Choose from hinterland, pool or ocean views, or opt for a room opening straight onto the resort style pool and views of Brisbane Water and Broken Bay. The gorgeous resort-style pool and proximity to the beach mean that water-loving kids will have a whale of a time at Mantra Ettalong.

6. Kings Point Retreat, Ulladulla

Slide into fun at Kings Point Retreat.

Ensconce yourself in one of Kings Point Retreat’s family cottages or family retreats to fully enjoy all that the picturesque South Coast has to offer. Equipped with an array of modern conveniences, they’re the perfect base for exploring the rest of the resort and beyond. 

Facilities such as waterslides, swimming pools, kids playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, a games room and a squash court will keep kids entertained for hours on end, giving you the chance to enjoy one of the onsite spas and saunas.

7. Opal Cove, Coffs Harbour

Enjoy the Coffs Coast form idyllic Opal Cove.

Located only metres from the beach and picturesque bushland of Coffs Harbour, Opal Cove’s family suites and contemporary beachfront apartments are perfect for families looking for a stylish getaway.

When it comes to resort facilities, Opal Cove’s offering is second to none. The swimming pool with slide offers heaps of fun for the whole family, while the tennis courts and arcade-style games room complete with table tennis, pool and a simulated bike will keep children and teenagers occupied for hours. 

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