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Best things to do in Adelaide with Kids

 

If you’ve got an Adelaide family holiday coming up and now you’re looking for the best Adelaide family accommodation, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’m going to share with you some of the best family accommodation Adelaide has on offer.

 

Places to stay in Adelaide with kids can be expensive for families, but it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.  When it comes to where to stay in Adelaide with kids, there are some great properties to be found. Plus given how easy Adelaide is to get around – provided your accommodation is well positioned for public transportation (particularly along the free tram or bus route) then it really doesn’t matter which family-friendly accommodation Adelaide has that you book into.

 

If you don’t have the time or energy to search for the best family holiday accommodation, Adelaide has then you will love this guide.  I’ve already done all the research for you and located the perfect places for your family trip to Adelaide.  I’ve ensured all the places recommended in this guide are in a fantastic location, not too expensive and have great family-friendly amenities.

 

This guide covers all sorts of accommodation options.  Whether you prefer cheap family accommodation Adelaide offers, the spacious family apartments Adelaide has or even one of the family hotels Adelaide provides with facilities such as a swimming pool – you’ll find an excellent option for your family trip. 

 

So let’s get started and find you some excellent Adelaide family accommodation.

 

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A Quick Overview of The Best Adelaide Family Accommodation

 

Below is a quick overview of all the accommodation in Adelaide with kids that are reviewed in this guide.  You can use this guide to quickly determine if the accommodation is right for you and your family.  For a more comprehensive review, keep reading below.

 

HotelLocationTypeAmenitiesClosest Public TransportPrice GuideBook Now
Adelaide Riviera HotelCBDFamily Room with 1 large double bed and 2 single beds● WIFI
● Tea & Coffee
300m to the City West free tram stop$$$Book Now
Breakfree AdelaideCBD2 Bedroom Apartment with 1 large bed and 2 singles● WIFI
● Washer
● Dryer
● Kitchen
Free city loop bus stop right outside or 300m to the Royal Adelaide Hospital free tram stop$$$Book Now
Adelaide Backpacker InnCBDPrivate Family Room with 1 large bed and a set of bunks● WIFI
● Kitchen
450m to the City West free tram stop$Book Now
RNR - Sturt StCBD2 Bedroom Apartment with 2 large beds● WIFI
● Kitchen
● Washer
● Dryer
● Parking
The City South free tram stop is right outside$$Book Now
Adelaide Central YHACBDPrivate Family Room with 1 large bed and a set of bunks● WIFI
● Tea & Coffee
● Parking
450m to the Pirie St free tram stop$$Book Now
York Apartments on GrenfellCBD2 Bedroom Apartment with 2 large beds & 1 sofa bed● Pool
● WIFI
● Kitchen
● Washer
● Dryer
● Parking
350m to the University free tram stop$$$Book Now
Adelaide ParingaCBDFamily Room with 1 large bed and 2 singles● WIFI
● Tea & Coffee
260m to the Adelaide Railway Station free tram stop & the Railway Station$$Book Now
Seawall ApartmentsGlenelg2 or 3 Bedroom Apartments● Beachfront
● Parking
● WIFI
● Kitchen
750m from the Mosley Square Metro stop or 900m from the Zone B Colley Tce West Side bus stop$$$Book Now
Atlantic Tower Motor InnGlenelgFamily Room with 1 large bed and 2 singles● WIFI
● Tea & Coffee
● Parking
600m from the Mosley Square Metro stop or 230m from the Anzac Hwy North Side bus stop$$Book Now
Watermark HotelGlenelg3 Bedroom Apartment with 1 large beds & 4 single beds● WIFI
● Kitchen
● R/rant
● Parking
● Bar
650m from the Mosley Square Metro stop or 180m from the Anzac Hwy North Side bus stop$$$Book Now

 

Where to Stay in Adelaide with Family

The Adelaide CBD is much smaller than many other Australia cities; and with the free tram and bus route, it really doesn’t matter where you stay within the CBD because you can easily get wherever you need to go.

 

Many people visiting Adelaide (me included) like to spend a few days at the nearby Adelaide beaches, with one of the most popular being Glenelg.  It’s only 30 minutes via public transport from Glenelg into the city centre, so Glenelg is well worth considering as a place to base yourself. 

 

In this guide, I have included accommodation options for both the Adelaide CBD as well as Glenelg.

 

Heading to other South Australia destinations?  We also have guides on Victor Harbor and Hahndorf too.

 

The Best Family Accommodation – Adelaide

 

Below I have reviewed 10 of the best places to stay in Adelaide with family.

 

1. Adelaide Riviera Hotel

 

 

The Adelaide Riviera Hotel is a great family hotel that is spacious, quiet and modern.  The hotel is only a 15-minute walk to the Rundle Mall and 300m from the City West tram stop where you can get the free city tram. This location makes it the perfect Adelaide family hotel for your holiday in Adelaide. 

 

Families are best accommodated in the spacious family rooms which have two single beds and one queen bed.  Other room facilities include Wi-Fi, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, a refrigerator, minibar, air-conditioning and heating.

 

The Adelaide Riviera Hotel also has onsite parking ($20 per day), and a guest shared laundry.

 

Why We Love it?

 

When it comes to family-friendly hotels Adelaide offers, you want one that is close to public transport, which is just what this hotel offers.  It’s 300m to City West Tram Stop where you can take the free tram all around the CBD.  Its also only 700m to the Adelaide Railway Station so you can easily get further afield.

 

What’s Not to Love?

 

Paid parking – so budget this in if you have a car with you.

 

Summary

 

The Adelaide Riviera Hotel is the perfect base for your family holiday. It’s so close to public transport so you can easily get around to all the tourist hotspots that Adelaide and its surrounds has to offer.

 

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2. Breakfree Adelaide

 

 

The Breakfree Adelaide is another great spot for your home-away-from home experience in Adelaide.  Located just 300m from the

 

The Breakfree Adelaide offers a variety of self-catering apartments in the city hub. Plus if you’re not up for a good walk each day, or the kids’ legs have suddenly decided not to work, the bus stop for the free City Loop is right outside your door.  Alternatively, the Royal Adelaide Hospital tram stop is just 300m away where you can access the free tram.

 

Families will love the space that comes with fully self-contained two-bedroom apartments.  The apartments include two single beds and one large double bed as well as a fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Other amenities include a dining room, living room, a TV with FOXTEL and air conditioning.

 

The hotel has onsite parking at the rate of $19 per day and provides free access to a local gym.

 

Why We Love it? 

 

So close to all public transport and you can save your costs by using the fully equipped kitchen for main meals.

 

What’s Not to Love? 

 

Free WIFI is only available in public areas.

 

Summary

 

For families looking for a self-contained family accommodation Adelaide city offers, that is also in the centre of the CBD, the Breakfree Adelaide is a great option. 

 

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3. Adelaide Backpackers and Travellers Inn

 

 

In a similar area as the Breakfree Adelaide, the Adelaide Backpackers is another great option for families looking for budget family accommodation in Adelaide.  With the free bus and tram service, just a short walk away and Rundle Mall only 900 metres away, it’s a great location for your family holiday.

 

There is a range of great room options for families.  Choose from a room with two sets of bunk beds or the family room which has a set of bunks and one large double bed.  Both rooms include a TV, free WIFI, a private bathroom, air conditioning, and a kitchenette with fridge, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities.

 

Why We Love it?

 

The price is fantastic.  All the rooms are private and come with cooking facilities and a private bathroom.

 

What’s Not to Love?

 

There isn’t any off-street or onsite parking available, but with public transport so close, why drive! Plus don’t expect anything too fancy – this is a backpackers after all.

 

Summary

 

For the budget-conscious family that just want accommodation at a great price, yet still in a central location, the Adelaide Backpackers and Travellers Inn is well worth considering. 

 

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4. RnR Serviced Apartments – Sturt Street

 

 

Situated just 60m from the free Tram Stop and only minutes’ walk from local restaurants and cafes, the RnR Serviced Apartments – Sturt Street is a great choice if you’re looking for a self-contained apartment. 

 

The RnR Serviced Apartments are in a perfect location a short walk from Victoria Square and the Central Markets.  It will be hard to find a better location with only a 30 minutes tram or bus ride to the Adelaide Zoo and the beautiful Glenelg beaches.

 

Families are well accommodated in the two-bedroom apartment which has a double bed in each room.  You can also add an additional single bed at an extra cost.  The apartment also includes a study, fully equipped kitchenette, laundry facilities, private balcony, air-conditioning, TV, and sitting area.

 

For families after nice modern and spacious self-contained accommodation within easy reach of all the main tourist attractions in Adelaide, the RnR Serviced Apartments are a great choice.

 

Why We Love it? 

 

Excellent location to walk to local restaurants and cafes, and of course within 60m of the free local tram stop.  You can’t go wrong.

 

What’s Not to Love? 

 

This is not a hotel, so don’t expect any 24-hour reception.

 

Summary

 

For families after nice modern and spacious self-contained accommodation within easy reach of all the main tourist attractions in Adelaide, the RnR Serviced Apartments are a great choice.

 

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5. Adelaide Central YHA

 

 

Located in the heart of Adelaide’s arty West End District, the Adelaide Central YHA is surrounded by local cafe’s, bars, restaurants and shopping. The location is also perfect for accessing the free Tram that Adelaide provides.

 

When you’re not playing pool, ping-pong or board games with the kids in the games room; you’re within easy reach to a range of attractions. The Adelaide Central YHA is only a 10-minute tram ride from the Adelaide Zoo; a 15-minute walk to Rundle Mall and the Botanic Gardens and a 45-minute tram ride to the beaches of Glenelg.  Plus the hostel provides free bike hire so the active families can even cycle around the city sights.

 

The Adelaide Central YHA also provides a mini-market just in case you forgot your toothbrush, as well as a kitchen and BBQ facilities. But my favourite is the all-you-can-eat pancakes from 8 am to 9 am in the communal kitchen.

 

Families are best accommodated in the private family room which includes one double bed and a set of bunk beds.  These family rooms are modern and spacious and include a private bathroom, TV, free Wi-Fi, balcony, air conditioning and kettle.

 

Why We Love it?

 

So close to everything and a friendly atmosphere.  AND of course the free pancakes every morning.

 

What’s Not to Love? 

 

For a hostel it is quite pricey, however the location and entertainment will guarantee a great family holiday.

 

Summary

 

Who said families can’t stay at a backpackers?  Not us that’s for sure!  The Adelaide Central YHA is the perfect spot for families.  This backpackers offers great family accommodation, with great amenities and all in a fantastic central location in the Adelaide CBD.

 

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6. York Apartments on Grenfell

 

 

The York Apartments on Grenfell are located right in the heart of the CBD, but just a little back from the main street.  This apartment is surrounded by shops and places to eat as well as having the bus right outside the front door and it is only 350m walk to the University free tram stop.

 

The apartment is spacious being able to accommodate up to 6 people in its two bedrooms.  Each bedroom has a large double bed, while the living room also has a sofa bed.  The apartment also features a fully equipped kitchen, private balcony, washing machine and dryer, WIFI, a flat-screen TV and air conditioning.   

 

The apartment complex also has an outdoor swimming pool and free parking.

 

If you’re after a five-star family holiday apartment in the heart of the Adelaide CBD, then the York Apartments on Grenfell are an excellent choice. 

 

Why We Love it?

 

Beautifully appointed apartments with plenty of space for the whole family and central location to everything Adelaide has to offer.

 

What’s Not to Love? 

 

A little pricier than the other accommodation listed in this guide, however you’re paying for the prime location and boutique luxury.

 

Summary

 

If you can afford to splash out on accommodation, definitely have a look at the York Apartments on Grenfell.  Great location for everyone.

 

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7. Adelaide Paringa

 

 

The Adelaide Paringa is in a heritage-listed building just 300m to Rundle Mall and 260m to the Adelaide Railway Station and free tram stop.  It is surrounded by restaurants, cafes and other entertainment and only a 5-minute walk to Sky Casino and a 10-minute walk to Adelaide Oval.

 

Family rooms which include two single beds and one large double bed.  All rooms also include free WIFI, air conditioning, heating, a flat-screen tv, tea and coffee making facilities and a bar fridge.  Parking is also available onsite.

 

The hotel provides neatly furnished apartments with all you need for your family trip to Adelaide.    

 

Why We Love it? 

 

The location!  Located just a short walk from Rundle Mall and surrounded by public transport, your never far from anywhere.

 

What’s Not to Love?

 

It’s hard to fault this place – good price, spacious accommodation and central location.

 

Summary

 

For families after well-priced accommodation in the centre of the Adelaide CBD, you cannot beat Adelaide Paringa.

 

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8. Seawall Apartments

 

 

Located right on the beach in Glenelg is the lovely Seawall Apartments.  These are lovely self-contained apartments in a gorgeous location and only a short walk to all the trendy cafes and shops of Glenelg.

 

Families can stay in either a two- or three-bedroom apartment.  Both apartments have two single beds in one room and a double in the main room while the 3-bedroom apartment has a second double bed.  All apartments include a TV, air conditioning, free WIFI, a kitchen, living room and dining room.   They also feature a double spa bath too.

 

The highlight of these apartments is of course the beachfront location, you’ll just love sitting outside on your private balcony and enjoying the view.  There is also free onsite parking too.

 

Why We Love It?

The beachfront location!  Can you just imagine sitting out on the deck enjoying that view?

 

What’s Not to Love?

It’s hard to fault this place, its a pinch further from the main area than the Glenelg accommodation mentioned below – but they don’t have this wonderful beachfront location.

 

Summary

 

For families looking for a long stay on the beach in Glenelg, you really can’t beat the Seawall Apartments.  Having self-contained accommodation in such a prime position and at such a good price is rare these days.

 

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9. Atlantic Tower Motor Inn

 

 

The Atlantic Tower Motor Inn is a great choice for travellers looking for a beach holiday as it is located right in the heart of Glenelg and only minutes to public transport.

 

The Atlantic Tower Motor Inn the unique, round-tower hotel in the heart of Glenelg is just 600 metres from Mosely Square and the fantastic Glenelg Foreshore Playground.  The Wigley Reserve playground is also just across the road and with plenty of cafes and shops nearby it really is in the perfect family-friendly location.

 

Family rooms can accommodate up to four people and include one large double bed and two single beds.  The room also features tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with cable channels, a refrigerator and free WiFi.  The hotel also has free private off-street parking.

 

Why We Love it? 

 

Location, views, and location!  It really is in the perfect spot with access to all the tourist spots and the views are just amazing.

 

What’s Not to Love?

 

The hotel is getting older; however it is the location that you want. And if you’re not planning to remain indoors for your entire holiday, then what does a little aged building matter!

 

Summary

 

A great place for families to stay with a playground just across the road and surrounded by restaurants, cafes and shopping.  What else would you want in a beach holiday?

 

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10. Watermark Hotel

 

 

If you like the location of the Atlantic Tower Motor Inn, but require more space as you’re a bigger family, then check out the Watermark Hotel.  Located right across the road from the Atlantic, it offers the same proximity to all the attractions in the area.

 

The kids will love having the Wigley Reserve playground across the road, as well as having the fabulous Glenelg foreshore playground just a short walk away.  The beach is just a 6-minute walk away as are the shops and cafes of Jetty Road.  You can also easily take the tram from here into the CBD.

 

Families are best accommodated in the three-bedroom apartment which includes 4 single beds and 1 double bed.  Other apartments amenities include a separate lounge area with a sofa, flat-screen TV, free WIFI, a fully equipped kitchen, small fridge, and air conditioning.

 

The hotel also has onsite a beer garden, buffet restaurant, free onsite parking and evening entertainment.

 

Why We Love it? 

 

Having restaurant onsite, especially with a kid-friendly buffet, is a bonus when travelling with your family. 

 

What’s Not to Love?

 

This hotel is one of the pricier options; however, you’re paying for the location. The Watermark Hotel Glenelg is a great family-friendly home away from home – with a few small luxuries!

 

Summary

 

The Watermark Hotel Glenelg is a lovely hotel with great facilities and well worth considering for families wanting a nice place to stay in Glenelg with easy access to everything.

 

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