Wondering where to stay in Prague for families? We’ve got you covered with recommendations on the best areas to stay in Prague, plus suggestions of the best hotels in those areas. 

Prague, with its stunning architecture, rich history, and kid-friendly activities, is a dream destination for families. It’s a large, bustling city with plenty to see and do, and like the activities and attractions, accommodations are spread throughout the city’s different districts. 

When I was planning our trip to Prague, I found it to be a little overwhelming to know which area was the best place to search for accommodations.

I’ve visited Prague several times in my solo travel days and stayed in different areas each time, but when travelling with kids, the right location can make or break your travel experience. Things like convenience, comfort, safety and kid-friendly amenities are big considerations.

Whether you’re looking for a hotel with a pool, an apartment with space for the kids to play, or simply the best value for your money, we’ve got you covered. Let’s explore where to stay in Prague for families, ensuring your trip is as magical as the city itself.

⭐ Quick Picks: Best Accommodations in Prague for Families ⭐

Old Town: Hotel Leon D’Oro
New Town: Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square
Mala Strana: Hotel Waldstein
Vinohrady: Clarion Hotel Prague City
Airport: Courtyard by Marriott Prague Airport

Tips for Choosing Accommodations for Families

When planning a family trip to Prague, the choice of accommodation can make a big difference in your overall experience. For families, it’s not just about finding a place to sleep, but also ensuring the stay is comfortable, convenient and caters to the needs of both adults and children. Here are some key tips to consider.

Family-friendly amenities: Look for hotels offering family-specific amenities, such as family rooms, kid-friendly meals, childminding, and even amenities such as kitchenettes or separate sleeping and living areas. 

Aparthotels and Apartments: For longer stays, aparthotels and apartments can be a more comfortable and economical option. These accommodations usually offer more spaces, including separate living and sleeping areas, and kitchenettes, which allow families to prepare their own meals, and provide a budget-friendly and healthier option than eating out for every meal. 

Location: The location of your accommodation is important. Staying centrally might be more expensive, but it can save time and energy by reducing the time to take public transportation to major attractions. However, considering neighbourhoods just outside the city centre often offer better value for money, while still providing easy access through public transportation. 

charles bridge crossing over the vltava river with the tower nad old town in the background

Best Areas to Stay in Prague

Prague’s top sight is the Old Town Square, so understandably many people choose to stay in the Old Town. And while staying there does make it close to many of the other top sights in Prague, it’s also the most popular area to stay in and prices (and availability) do reflect that. 

The New Town, while not actually that new, also boasts many of Prague’s top attractions and accommodations here are just as convenient for families. Prices are slightly less expensive and there’s easy access to public transportation. 

Mala Strana is another great option for family accommodations. Set beneath the impressive Prague Castle, the options here range from boutique hotels to cozy apartments and it’s quieter than in the Old Town or New Town. 

Old Town: easy walking distance to main sights and attractions
New Town: close to main sights, easy to access public transport
Mala Strana: quieter neighbourhood, good for families
Vinohrady: quiet neighbourhood, close to sights

Where to Stay in Prague for Families

Prague has many different neighbourhoods offering accommodations for travellers. Below are the top areas to stay in Prague for families, providing easy access to the city’s sights while balancing the needs of travelling with kids.

Old Town: Staré Město

Prague’s Old Town, or Staré Město, is the heart of the city, and here you’ll find many of the city’s main sights and attractions. With centuries-old architecture and cobblestone lanes winding past iconic historical landmarks, this area is an ideal place to soak up Prague’s rich history. 

However, while the Old Town’s central location is highly convenient and boasts easy walking for families, it’s not the most affordable area to stay in, given its popularity and prime location.

It’s also not as quiet as other areas of the city. Streets are often filled with entertainers and performers, as well as plenty of tourists, making for a lively, and busy atmosphere. 

What to See and Do in the Old Town: 

  • Visit Old Town Square 
  • Climb to the top of Old Town Hall for a view of the square
  • Admire the Astronomical Clock
  • Walk Under the Powder Gate
  • Stroll Across Charles Bridge
an empty cobblestone street in Old Town Prague with shops and hotels along the main level

Where to Stay in Prague’s Old Town

Luxury: Grand Hotel Bohemia
With a prime location just steps from the historical centre of Prague, the Grand Hotel Bohemia is convenient for seeing the sights and attractions in the Old Town. There’s a restaurant, which offers kids meals, and babysitting or child care services are available, if needed.

Mid-range: Hotel Leon D’Oro
Located in a beautiful historic building, the Hotel Leon D’Oro offers spacious family accommodations with triple, quadruple and standard family rooms. The hotel is less than a 5-minute walk from Old Town Square and offers an excellent breakfast to start the day off right.

Budget: Old Prague Hotel
Set in a historic building within walking distance from Old Town Square, the Old Prague Hotel is a great choice for families. Triple rooms can accommodate families (up to four), and there are plenty of things to do in Prague with kids nearby, including the Franciscan gardens and the Lego Museum. 

New Town: Nové Město

Prague’s New Town, contrary to what its name suggests, is not a recently built district, but a historic area established in the 14th century. This area, known as Nové Město, offers a contrasting experience from the narrow, busy streets of the Old Town with wide boulevards and spacious squares, such as Wenceslas Square. 

It’s within easy walking distance from the Old Town, or for attractions and sights that are a little farther away, there is easy access to public transportation with numerous tram and metro stations around the area. The central train station is also nearby. 

Families can easily explore Prague’s attractions without the need for lengthy walks or complicated travel arrangements, which is a plus for families with young children. 

What to See and Do in New Town: 

  • Visit the National Museum, including it’s great Children’s Museum
  • Explore Wenceslas Square
  • See the Dancing House
  • Find other unusual things to see in Prague, like the Rotating Head and the Upside Down Horse 
  • Visit the Franciscan Gardens, with a great playground for kids
Wenceslas Square in prague at night with the national museum lit up and the wide boulevard leading up the length of the square illuminated but streetlights

Where to Stay in New Town 

Luxury: Radisson Blu Hotel Prague
With its contemporary design and modern amenities inside adjoining historical buildings, the Radisson Blu Hotel Prague is perfect for families looking for a touch of luxury.  Its central location, only steps away from the Dancing House on the edge of New Town, provides easy access to both New Town’s attractions and public transport options.

Mid-range: Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square
The Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square is a great choice when considering where to stay in Prague with family. This hotel offers a family-friendly environment, with family rooms and extra beds, blackout curtains and soundproofing, as well as an indoor swimming pool. Just a short walk from the National Museum and Wenceslas Square, as well as the I.P. Pavlova transportation hub, it makes for an ideal base for exploring Prague.

Aparthotel: MOOo Downtown
For families who prefer a bit more room, the MOOo Downtown is a great choice. Offering modern apartments in a historical building, these one and two-bedroom units feature a living room and a fully equipped kitchenette, which is great for preparing meals and snacks and saving a bit of money.

Mala Strana 

Mala Strana, also known as Lesser Town, is a perfect option for families looking to stay in a quieter part of Prague, while still being close to Prague’s attractions and historical sights. 

Set below Prague Castle and across the Vltava River from the Old Town, Malá Strana is a beautiful area with narrow winding lanes, pretty gardens, a quaint atmosphere, and of course, views of the impressive castle.

It’s a great area to wander and get lost amid the cobblestone lanes, and while it does get busy with tourists during the day, it’s less crowded than the Old Town.

This area is also home to some of the best playgrounds in Prague, with the fantastic play area on Children’s Island, a playground at the bottom of Petrin Hill, and a small, but fun playground just beneath Charles Bridge. 

Things to See and Do in Malá Strana: 

  • Explore Prague Castle
  • Cross Charles Bridge
  • Take in the view from Petrin Hill
  • Visit Kampa Island
  • See the John Lennon Wall
charles bridge leading under the gate to mala strana and Prague Castle at dusk - lamps along charles bridge are lit giving a glow to the bridge

Where to Stay in Malá Strana 

Luxury: Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa
For those looking to indulge in a bit of luxury while staying in one of Prague’s most historic districts, the Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa provides an unforgettable experience. With spa facilities and luxurious decor, as well as its proximity to Prague Castle, it’s an ideal place for families to relax after a day of exploring. Family rooms are spread over two levels, with twin beds in one room and a queen-sized bed in the other and fantastic views over Prague’s rooftops from the balcony. 

Mid-range: Hotel Waldstein
Set in the picturesque district of Mala Strana, Hotel Waldstein provides families with a quiet oasis amidst the bustling city of Prague. The hotel offers spacious and elegantly furnished rooms, all with a touch of historical charm. Its fantastic location makes it convenient to explore Prague Castle, stroll across Charles Bridge or visit Kampa Island and the excellent play area at Children’s Island.

Budget: Hotel Malá Strana
This cozy and budget-friendly hotel offers comfortable accommodations, within easy walking distance from Charles Bridge and the Vltava River. Breakfast is included, and with its central location and easy access to tram stops, it’s a great choice for families looking to explore Prague from a quieter location.

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Vinohrady, once home to a vineyard, is a great choice for those who are wondering where to stay in Prague for families. This residential area, with its leafy streets and quiet neighbourhoods, provides a more relaxed pace compared to the bustling city center.

Just a short walk from Wenceslas Square, staying in Vinohrady is a great way to experience the local life of Prague while still having convenient access to the city’s attractions. 

What to do in Vinohrady: 

  • Relax at Riegrovy Sady, with its large green spaces, wooded areas and stunning views of the city as well as a kids’ playground
  • Visit the year-round outdoor markets at Náměstí Míru, or “Peace Square”
  • Explore Havlíčkovy Sady, Prague’s second-largest park
trees and evergreen trees in Havlíčkovy Sady in the vinohrady district in prague. it’s a great area when wondering where to stay in prague for families

Where to Stay in Vinohrady

Luxury: Le Palais Art Hotel Prague
Perched atop a hill in Vinohrady, this former residential palace is now a luxurious and historical hotel that offers great views of the city. Close to Folimanka Park, with plenty of green space and a playground for kids, it’s a short 15-minute walk to Wenceslas Square and makes for a great spot to explore the quieter areas of Prague. Le Palais Art Hotel Prague also features an onsite restaurant, art collections in the lobby and spa services, which are available at an extra cost. 

Mid-range: Clarion Hotel Prague City
Known for its excellent value and convenient location, the Clarion City Hotel is another great choice in the New Town. We stayed here when visiting Prague in December, and enjoyed our stay. Rooms were comfortable and clean, and there were plenty of restaurants nearby, as well as one of the smaller Christmas Markets right outside the hotel. The I.P. Pavlova metro stop is only half a block away, where it’s easy to catch a tram to explore other areas of the city, or it’s a short walk from Wenceslas Square and the central train station.

Apartment: Hotel Orion
Located just steps from the Náměstí Míru metro station, the Hotel Orion is a great choice for families looking to experience Prague’s local life. The hotel features apartments with fully equipped kitchenettes and a separate bedroom, which is a great option when travelling with kids. A complimentary buffet breakfast is also offered every morning. The hotel is conveniently located near the large Havlíčkovy Sady park, and Wenceslas Square is only a short walk away. 

Other Areas to Stay in Prague

Dejvice: A bit further from the city’s sights, this area is a quieter neighbourhood with more communist-era architecture and is home to Stromova, the largest park in the city. It’s only a 10-15 minute walk to Prague Castle. Tram 41 starts here and takes 15-20 minutes to reach Prague’s Old Town. 

Hradcany: Known as the Castle District, this historic area is a quieter neighbourhood, while still being close to the city centre and it’s attractions. It’s proximity to Prague Castle makes it easy to walk through and explore the castle, and it’s only 30 minutes walk to Old Town. 

Zizkov: A cheaper district for accommodations with many students, this might not be the quietest spot as it’s known to be a good spot to party, but it’s an option for families looking for budget accommodations. This area is home to the Zizkov TV tower and it’s a bit of a walk to the historic centre, at around 40 minutes.

red roofed houses centered around a tall tv tower in zizkov neighbourhood in prague

Where to Stay in Prague for Families Outside of City 

Near the Airport 

While we definitely suggest staying IN Prague to be able to see and experience everything that the city has to offer, if you arrive late or have an early morning flight, it’s often easier to stay right at the airport. The Courtyard by Marriott Prague Airport is right next to the airport and is a great choice for families. Modern rooms are designed with families in mind, featuring spacious accommodations, and the on-site dining provides easy and kid-friendly meal solutions. 

Best Waterpark in Prague for Families

While it’s a bit outside of the city, we have to mention Aquapalace Hotel Prague because it’s such a great place to stay in Prague for families!

A 30-minute drive to Old Town, Aquapalace is the largest water park in Central Europe. With 12 slides, a wild water river and a pirate ship play area, it’s a great spot for families to take a break from sightseeing.

Rooms include connecting, family rooms with bunks and there’s also a pirate-themed suite, which is fun for kids. Staying overnight here gives you access to the water park as well.

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Getting Around Prague with Kids

Navigating Prague with kids is surprisingly easy, thanks to the city’s efficient and family-friendly transportation system.

From the Airport to the City Centre: The easiest way to travel from Václav Havel Airport to the city centre is by airport express bus, taxi or a private transfer.

While I used the public express bus when I visited Prague solo, when I travel with kids it’s often easier to use a private transfer or a shared shuttle. The door-to-door service eliminates the need to navigate public transport with luggage, strollers and little people. 

Public Transportation Within the City: Prague’s public transportation network is extensive, consisting of trams, buses, and the metro, all interconnected and covering the entire city.

Kids under 15 travel free on public transportation, and many metro stations and trams are stroller-friendly. However, the city’s historic areas are not always as stroller-friendly, as the cobblestone streets can be challenging for stroller wheels. 

a red tram passing in front of a historical building in prague

Tips for Finding Great Accommodations in Prague

Finding the right accommodations in Prague can seem daunting. There’s so many options, and a range of prices, that it can be hard to choose which is right for you.

I suggest starting your search early to find early bird discounts, which are often available on Expedia or Booking.com.

Keep an eye out for accommodations offering family rooms or suites, as these often provide the best value, combining sleeping areas for both parents and children in one convenient space.

Also, consider the timing of your visit. Rates fluctuate throughout the year, and you can often find lower prices during Prague’s shoulder seasons. Summer months and December are busy tourist seasons, which means higher accommodation prices.

Opting to stay a bit farther from the city center can also lead to savings. Public transportation in Prague is easy and efficient, and can easily take you to the heart of the city without having to pay a higher price to stay in a central location.

Making the Most of Your Prague Stay

Prague is a city of rich history and culture, and while it’s known for its tourist attractions, there’s much more to see beyond the popular sights. Here’s how you can make the most of your stay. 

Explore Beyond the Tourist Spots: While Old Town Square and the Astronomical Clock need to be seen, there’s so much more to see in Prague as well. Venture beyond the main sights to districts like Vinohrady, Dejvice or Žižkov, where you can experience the city’s local life. These areas offer cozy cafes, green spaces and a glimpse into everyday Prague away from the crowds. 

Family Activities: There are plenty of fun, family-friendly activities in Prague. The Prague Zoo is a fantastic day out for families, or the city’s numerous parks, like Letná, Petrin or Stromovka, are perfect for leisurely picnics and have great playgrounds for kids to burn off some energy. 

In Prague’s main historical areas, there are also plenty of attractions for kids, including the Lego Museum, the Gallery of Steel Figures and the Children’s Museum at the National Museum. 

FAQs: Accommodations in Prague

Is it better to stay in Prague New Town or Old Town? 

Prague 1, also called Old Town, is full of tourist attractions and the city’s top sights. Staying here means you can easily walk to any of these sights and take in the magical atmosphere that Prague is known for. Prague 2, or New Town, is still conveniently located near many attractions, but offers a quieter atmosphere, away from the busy crowds of the Old Town. 

Where is the best place to stay in Prague for the Christmas Markets?

The Old Town is the best place to stay for Prague’s Christmas Markets. Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square are home to the two biggest markets in the city. It is a busy time of year though, so be sure to book ahead.  

Is Prague good for families?

Yes, Prague is a great for families! There’s so much to see and do, and so many kid-friendly things to do, from a fairytale castle to parks and playgrounds, and attractions that the whole family will enjoy.

Final Thoughts: Where to Stay in Prague for Families

From the historical allure of Old Town and the nearby New Town to the charming Mala Strana or the quieter Vinohrady, there are plenty of options when deciding where to stay in Prague for families. Prague is a fantastic place to visit and the city caters to all types of travellers and families.

Whether you’re looking for luxury accommodations, budget-friendly hotels or the practicality of aparthotels and apartments, you’re sure to find something that’s perfect for your family. 

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