Top 10 Family-Friendly Hotels In County Kerry, Ireland - Updated 2024

Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina 
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County Kerry is a lovely coastal region in southwest Ireland. One of the highlights of this county is the “Ring of Kerry”, which is a circular route comprised of the finest landscapes in the country. The beautiful coastlines and scenic mountains surrounding the cultural attractions and ancient buildings in the region attract hordes of tourists every year. Killarney National Park, the country’s first national park, is a nature lover’s paradise. Though this county is the second most touristy site in Ireland, it has a more laid-back vibe as compared to the more popular County Dublin. While here, do visit Skellig Michael, a UNESCO-listed site and the largest among the Skellig Islands. For a great stay, check out this list of the top family-friendly hotels in County Kerry, Ireland.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to family-friendly amenities and activities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 28, 2024.

1. Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee (from USD 194)

Located in Tralee, Meadowlands Hotel is just a short stroll away from the town center. A small family of two adults and two kids will enjoy spacious air-conditioned family rooms equipped with cozy thick beds, free internet for browsing, and a flat-screen TV.

Feeling peckish? Head to the on-site restaurant and bar spread across two floors and specializing in seafood dishes. Kids’ meals are available at an additional charge. The property is enclosed by a lush garden, where kids can play.

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Meadowlands Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Oakpark

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace

2. Hotel Killarney (from USD 177)

This hotel offers cozy family rooms and fantastic amenities that will keep your kids entertained. The guest rooms are furnished with thick cushioned beds, a coffee/tea maker, a satellite TV, and a deluxe bathroom.

Kid-centric amenities include a huge sandpit, a playground, a children’s club, outdoor karting, and an indoor pool. Adults have access to the leisure club, fitness center, sports hall, and spa facilities. The whole family can enjoy a hearty meal at the in-house Lannigans Steakhouse. The Fitzgerald Stadium and Killarney Train Station are both a five-minute drive away.

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Hotel Killarney

Wifi Available

Address: Cork Road

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms

3. Royal Valentia Hotel, Valentia Island (from USD 260)

This 18th-century hotel offers country-style rooms with modern comforts like TV, Wi-Fi, a coffee/tea maker, and an en-suite bathroom. Those traveling with kids can book the standard family room that comes with a double bed and a single bed. A baby cot is available on request. The hotel also has a game room and a restaurant serving Irish and European fare, including kid meals.

Built on Valentia Island overlooking the west coast of Ireland, the hotel is an 80-minute drive to Kerry Airport. If you wish to venture out and explore, the Knightstown center is just a four-minute walk away. The hotel also organizes boat trips to the Skellig Islands, where you can enjoy bird- or whale-watching.

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Royal Valentia Hotel

8.4 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Knightstown

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Tennis court Garden Non-smoking rooms

4. Dingle Bay Hotel (from USD 259)

Smack dab in the middle of the town, this three-star hotel stands out with its bright red façade. It entices guests to check into their cozy rooms, which have enough space to host small families. Each room comes with thick cushioned beds, a flat-screen TV, a dinette, and an immaculate en-suite bathroom.

The on-site Long’s Restaurant serves a hearty Irish breakfast with various bread, organic yogurt, and pastries. Fresh lobster, mussels, and lamb dishes are also on the menu. Enjoy old-fashioned West Kerry and Irish music with pints of ale at Paudie’s Bar. Its strategic location allows guests to explore the town attractions, such as Eask Tower, Dingle Peninsula, and Slea Head Drive.

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Dingle Bay Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Strand Street

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

5. Brook Lane Hotel, Kenmare (from USD 262)

If you’re traveling with your family to the town of Kenmare, this four-star boutique hotel is perfect for you. Kenmare Golf Club and Kenmare Pier are less than 2 km (1.2 mi) away from the property, while the center of Kenmare is just a 5-minute walk away.

The hotel offers capacious rooms that sleep up to five guests. The rooms feature underfloor heating, a huge bed, sound-proof windows, a lounge for watching TV, and a private bathroom with a power shower. When feeling hungry, enjoy gourmet Irish and international fare at the on-site restaurant. Kids’ meals are also available at an additional charge. Sink into deep-cushioned armchairs and enjoy the finest wine and coffee at the hotel’s bar and bistro.

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Brook Lane Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Sneem Road

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms

6. The Bianconi Inn, Killorglin (from USD 130)

This inn is conveniently located in Killorglin’s center, along the driving route of Ring of Kerry. Killorglin Golf Club is just a five-minute drive away, while River Laune is within walking distance of the property.

The hotel features tastefully decorated guest rooms that can sleep up to three guests or a couple with a kid. Sink into deeply cushioned beds while watching TV or surfing the net using the free Wi-Fi. Pamper yourself to a warm bath in the clawfoot tub of your en-suite bathroom. Enjoy European and Irish fare at the in-house Stables restaurant. A kid-friendly buffet and meals are also available at the restaurant.

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The Bianconi Inn

Wifi Available

Address: Annadale Road

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing

7. Muckross Park Hotel & Spa, Killarney (from USD 247)

This Victorian-style hotel is nestled within Killarney’s National Park. It offers five-star amenities and accommodations to guests seeking a quiet place to unwind and recharge but not too far from Killarney town and Lough Leane lake.

It offers air-conditioned rooms with elegant furnishings. While kids can watch cartoons on the flat-screen TV in the room, adults can treat themselves to a relaxing spa treatment at the on-site wellness center. Guests aged 18 and above have complimentary access to the thermal area and vitality pool. Dine in style under high beamed ceilings beside an open fireplace in the gastropub, or sip delicious cocktails at the in-house lounge.

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Muckross Park Hotel & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Muckross

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Golf course (within 3 km)

8. Killarney Dromhall Hotel (from USD 161)

Lovers of elegance and refinement must consider booking a room at Killarney Dromhall Hotel. Just a 10-minute walk away from the heart of Killarney, this 4-star hotel offers spacious rooms with complimentary wine and chocolates, a seating area, satellite TV, and a private bathroom. If traveling with family, book a triple room that comes with a single bed and a double bed. Guests have direct access to the cycling paths and mountain treks nearby.

After exploring the great outdoors, there’s a spa to soak tired limbs, while kids can splash around in the indoor swimming pool. The on-site restaurant offers Irish and international fare, along with kids’ meals. For a nightcap, head to the in-house bar and brasserie that offers indoor and outdoor dining with a huge menu of beverages.

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Killarney Dromhall Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Muckross Road

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Golf course (within 3 km)

9. Eviston House Hotel, Killarney (from USD 117)

This three-star hotel offers pet-friendly and family-centered accommodations at reasonable rates. The family rooms come with mod cons such as a TV with children’s networks, comfy beds, a private bathroom, and a tea/coffee maker. The hotel also has books, DVDs and board games to keep the little ones occupied, while parents can relax in the sauna or hot tub on site. Babysitting service is available at an additional charge, so parents can disappear downstairs for a romantic candlelit dinner.

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Eviston House Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 97 New Street

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

10. Innisfallen Hotel, Killarney (from USD 107)

Innisfallen Hotel offers family suites with modern comforts and awesome mountains views. The suites come with an open-plan area, featuring a living room, dining area, and a kitchenette, ensuring you can whip up a quick meal. It is also furnished with single and double beds and can sleep four to six people. Free Wi-Fi and a complimentary continental breakfast are also provided.

Dining options include an on-site restaurant and a bar with an assortment of beverages and bar chow. Killarney Riding Stables, Killarney center, and Farranfore Airport are less than a 10-minute drive away from the property.

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Innisfallen Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Fossa

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services Laundry

Enjoy a family vacation in County Kerry

County Kerry is filled with natural sites, quaint towns and villages, and historical landmarks. If traveling with your family and want to keep everyone happy on vacation, book one of the above listed family-friendly hotels in County Kerry, Ireland.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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