When travelling as a family, especially with little ones, it is important that everyone’s wants and needs are met. As we all know, travelling with children can come with challenges, packing with kids is never light and entertainment is always a top priority. It is therefore essential to find a hotel that can accommodate younger travellers. Jersey is an incredible destination to travel to with kids from its short flight time from the UK to the incredible accommodation options on offer across the island. Jersey boasts an outstanding collection of hotels that expertly cater to travel parties with children and the best Jersey hotels for kids are just waiting to welcome your family.
Merton Hotel, St Helier
As Jersey’s ultimate family-friendly resort, the Merton Hotel offers the best of a European holiday experience without the travel time. One of the best hotel choices for families, the Merton Hotel caters for all ages and group sizes. With an array of dining options plus excellent entertainment and leisure facilities, the Merton Hotel is undoubtedly one of the best Jersey hotels for kids.
The hotel features a variety of different room types that sleep families of up to 4. Standard rooms can be supplied with extra beds or cots ensuring smaller families have no need to book multiple rooms. Family suites and bunk bed rooms are available providing an ideal base for the whole family. For larger families or families with older children, interconnecting rooms are also available offering multiple rooms close together. The rooms have great facilities in addition to 24/7 wi-fi and free family movies. All rooms are also accessible by lift, perfect for little legs or prams.
When it comes to dining, guests of the Merton Hotel have six dining locations to choose from onsite so you can rest assured that even the pickiest eater will find something to enjoy. You can grab a burger from the American themed Jersey Joe’s with a dedicated children’s menu or indulge in Italian cuisine at Bonetti’s. Cascade’s Cafe Bar sits poolside in the Aquadome serving up drinks and snacks whilst Commentary Box Sports Bar is the ideal place to catch up on the latest sporting action in a pub environment. For a spot of luxury, enjoy a sit down meal at The Belvedere or stop for afternoon tea in The Lobby Bar. Children under 12 dine at a reduced rate whilst infants under 2 can eat for free. The hotel also has the option to book a half board dining package taking the stress out of dining when travelling with children.
The Merton Hotel is bursting with excitement, activity and fun for all ages with an abundance of entertainment and leisure facilities including a games zone, ball court and play areas. For parents looking for a few hours alone and a great way to keep the children entertained, the Merton Hotel offers multiple kids’ clubs. Georgie’s Creche and Playroom offers two hours of supervised play for the smallest guests under the age of three with games, activities and crafts. For older children, the Kids Zone is a place for 4-14 year olds with fun, games and activities spread across two levels including laser tag, Bubbleology and games consoles.
However, the highlight for leisure and recreation is the Aquadome, an indoor aqua park with slides, splash areas and a lazy river in addition to the large pool. There is something for all the family to enjoy at the Aquadome, including the youngest paddlers. For a bit more adrenaline, the FlowRider Surf Wave is a unique attraction providing guests with the thrill of the waves whatever the weather. Within the dome, the temperature is kept at a subtropical 27° and lifeguards are always on duty. Heading outside, the heated outdoor pool is open during the summer months, typically May to October, and is also supervised by lifeguards.
For evening entertainment, the Star Room hosts an exciting calendar of live shows every evening including cabaret acts, tribute bands and other entertainment acts. Before the main acts take to the stage, Kids Zone live offers a nightly show of games and dance parties featuring character superstar mascots Maxx, Maddison and Krock. The seasons are also met with special events including Halloween and Christmas parties to thrill little ones.
There is no denying that if you are in search of the ultimate family-friendly hotel, suitable for children of all ages, the Merton Hotel is the best choice in Jersey. Bursting with entertainment, offering varied dining and providing supervised childcare, the Merton Hotel is a superior choice for family accommodation in Jersey.
Longueville Manor, St Helier
When you think of the best Jersey hotels for kids, an exquisite 5-star mansion house may not be top of your list. However, if you want family-friendly accommodation without compromising on luxury, Longueville Manor is the perfect choice. Holder of the only AA Five Red Star on the island, there is no doubt that Longueville Manor is the finest hotel in Jersey. Offering a luxury escape with premium accommodation, superb dining and outstanding facilities, Longueville Manor is in a league of its own. This incredible hotel is, however, extremely accommodating to families and children with superb facilities.
With six categories of room types, there is an option to suit every family. Each room has individual charm and character so you will be truly spoiled for choice. Deluxe rooms are a great starting point for families, more spacious than standard rooms with a living/dining area and a bathtub. Many deluxe rooms accommodate an additional bed, ideal for families, whilst some are also interconnecting. Suites offer even more space with room for little ones to play whilst the Cottage Suite is the ultimate family accommodation. Separate from the main building, the Cottage Suite offers accommodation across two levels with a spacious open plan lounge, two double en-suite bedrooms and a dining area accommodating eight.
Dining at Longueville Manor is nothing short of excellence. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant is headed by Chef Andrew Baird who has crafted an exceptional menu. Whilst the menu may offer gourmet cuisine, the dining experience is casual, ideal for families wanting to enjoy outstanding food. Children are welcome to dine at all hours with a dedicated children’s menu available to satisfy little taste buds. In addition, room service is available 24/7, an extremely beneficial service for families with youngsters. Whether you want an incredibly relaxed dining experience as a family or want to enjoy a meal after the kids have gone to bed, Longueville Manor’s room service menu offers the best of the restaurant’s dishes. The hotel also offers Sunday lunch, afternoon tea and a pool terrace with alfresco dining during the summer.
Longueville Manor has great onsite facilities featuring a spa, fitness centre, swimming pool and tennis court. The outdoor swimming pool is the hotel’s focal point and children love splashing about when it is open during the summer months. The pool area is lined with loungers allowing parents to pay close attention to little ones whilst the pool terrace serves drinks, snacks and light bites so there is no need to drag the kids inside to dine. For active families, the all-weather tennis court is the perfect place to burn some energy with racquets and balls available to hire. The hotel is set within magnificent grounds with plenty of space for children to play outdoors including a play area. The gardens are surrounded by seemingly endless woodland trails offering magnificent scenery for a family stroll. Meanwhile, the kitchen gardens are great to visit for education on seasonal fruit and vegetables whilst also home to 24 beehives that children will find simply fascinating.
Longueville Manor also offers a unique service called Little Needs. Inspired by travelling with their own children, the hotel owners set up this service to help families have a smoother experience. Through the service, parents can pre-order anything they need for a stay at Longueville Manor including nappies, wipes, toiletries, baby food and formula. The hotel can also supply additional items including bottle warmers, sterilisers, changing mats, potties, high chairs and baby monitors. Longueville Manor has thought of everything and is truly accommodating to any request you may have for your family. To top it off, the hotel also offers a babysitting service for an additional charge allowing parents to enjoy an evening meal together.
Ommaroo Hotel, St Helier
Overlooking Jersey’s scenic Havre de Pas, Ommaroo Hotel offers a perfect location for a family holiday. Nestled directly on the beachfront, Ommaroo Hotel is on the doorstep of family seaside fun. No need to travel, enjoy the sun, sea and sand as soon as you leave the hotel. Not only does Ommaroo Hotel boast an impressive location, the hotel is also an excellent choice for accommodation when visiting Jersey with kids.
The 82 en-suite rooms are modern and spacious with an option to suit every family type. Classic rooms are perfect when travelling with babies or toddlers with all featuring a bathtub with overhead shower and able to accommodate a cot. For larger families or families with older children, the family rooms are ideal. Family rooms feature sofa beds, bunk beds or additional single beds depending on your family size accommodating groups of up to 5 plus a baby. Many of the family rooms are located on the ground floor for easy access and several are interconnecting for families requiring multiple rooms.
Dining at Ommaroo Hotel is a relaxed affair, ideal for parties with little ones. Breakfast is included in all room rates so you can rest assured that your family will start each day with a hearty meal at no additional cost. Served daily at Palmer’s Restaurant, the dining location can seat up to 160 guests offering quick service, essential when dining with children. The restaurant also hosts the hotel’s Sunday Carvery offering a buffet-style four-course meal. Lunch and dinner can be enjoyed at Coast Bar and Bistro with stunning views overlooking the beachfront and lido. A children’s menu is supplied offering an excellent selection of dishes to choose from plus a colouring page and word search to keep kids entertained whilst dining. Afternoon tea can also be enjoyed at Coast Bar and Bistro if booked in advance. During the summer months, Ommaroo Hotel offers alfresco dining with a BBQ on select nights throughout the season.
Whilst leisure and entertainment facilities at Ommaroo Hotel are limited, the hotel does feature an enclosed garden where children can run around, in addition to an outdoor heated swimming pool. However, what Ommaroo Hotel may lack in facilities, it certainly makes up for in location with the beach, lido, shops and entertainment right outside the hotel’s front door.
Golden Sands Hotel, St Brelade
One of the island’s most family friendly hotels, the Golden Sands Hotel in St Brelade is an excellent 4 star hotel ideal for a holiday with little ones. The hotel boasts one of Jersey’s most prime locations on the beachfront of St Brelade’s Bay. Golden Sands takes in the magnificent coastal views of Jersey with golden sands, glistening turquoise waters and a rugged cliffside backdrop. The beach at St Brelade’s Bay is one of the most popular and beautiful on the island, awarded for cleanliness and renowned for exciting water sports. For a day of family fun down by the beach, the Golden Sands Hotel offers a borrowing service for beach toys including buckets, spades and fishing nets.
Whilst enjoying the beach and exploring St Brelade are top things to do for guests of the hotel, the Golden Sands Hotel features great facilities to keep families occupied. In addition to free Wi-Fi throughout the property, the hotel also has an activities room with a wealth of games and movies to enjoy. Board games, playing cards and DVD’s are also available to borrow to keep the whole family entertained in your room. Entertainment is available several times a week during the summer months with face painting and balloon modelling featuring on the events calendar. Whilst the hotel does not offer an in-house babysitting service, the Golden Sands Hotel works closely with a trusted babysitting provider and can organise on your behalf.
With a variety of room types, there is one suitable for every family arrangement. For young families, many rooms can accommodate a travel cot whilst families with older children will find the family rooms extremely beneficial. Family rooms accommodate up to four guests plus a baby with a mixture of pull down murphy beds and rollaway beds.
Dining at the Golden Sands Hotel is also brilliant for all the family. Not only do the hotel’s restaurants offer exquisite menus with a focus on fresh seafood, a dedicated children’s menu is also available with options every parent will be happy with and every kid will enjoy.
St Brelade’s Bay Hotel, St Brelade
For families looking for luxury accommodation suitable for children, St Brelade’s Bay Hotel is a spectacular choice. Overlooking the glittering waters of St Brelade’s Bay from its beachfront location, St Brelade’s Bay Hotel sits against one of Jersey’s most picturesque settings. The charming hotel offers stretching coastal views and is one of the island’s favourite hotels. Located on the doorstep of the beach, families have easy access to sea, sand and outdoor adventure.
Whilst St Brelade’s Bay Hotel offers a wide variety of room types, the family rooms are the superior choice when travelling with kids. The spacious family rooms feature two bedrooms, many of which have bunk beds and rooms can be configured to your requirements. Cots can be provided upon request and interconnecting rooms are also available. For a date night whilst enjoying a Jersey holiday, an in-room babysitting service is also available when booked in advance.
At the hotel, guests have multiple dining locations to choose from with the Bay Restaurant at its core. Serving both lunch and dinner, the Bay Restaurant offers a fine dining experience specialising in the catch of the day. The menu changes with the seasons to offer the finest and freshest dishes possible and all can be adapted for children. In the warmer months, Petit Port Cafe is a beautiful alfresco terrace that is the perfect place to enjoy light meals and snacks whilst afternoon tea is also available.
St Brelade’s Bay Hotel has facilities to suit all ages with child-focused spaces and adults-only areas. For little ones, the hotel features an outdoor play area and an indoor games room for fun no matter what the weather. The toddler area features a playroom complete with television and age appropriate DVDs whilst the area for older children boasts a pool table and arcade games. Amongst the facilities is the award-winning health club with a heated 20m swimming pool complemented by a hot tub and steam room. The pool has allocated children’s swimming times providing the best pool experience for all guests. Loungers surround the pool whilst also extending out into the garden area. Here in the gardens, guests of St Brelade’s Bay Hotel will find another two pools, a heated outdoor main pool and a children’s pool, both open during the summer months. Children of all ages can access the outdoor pools with no restrictions.
L’Horizon Beach Hotel, St Brelade
An ideal destination for families looking to stay in St Brelade, L’Horizon Beach Hotel and Spa is a perfect luxury choice for travel parties with little ones. The hotel offers the perfect blend of a family-friendly and a luxurious experience so that parents have no need to compromise when travelling with children.
L’Horizon Beach Hotel has a number of deluxe hotel rooms and a large collection of premium suites. Deluxe rooms are all interconnecting, ideal for families with teenagers or the need to book multiple rooms to accommodate the entire family. For more space, junior suites offer a separate lounge area, perfect for relaxing after the kids have gone to sleep or as a space for little ones to play. However, the ultimate family accommodation option at L’Horizon Beach Hotel is undoubtedly the two-bedroom land view suite. Separate bedrooms offer families space and privacy with a communal living area for family time. All rooms and suites are a real home away from home and if you are travelling with babies or toddlers, equipment can be provided to help your trip run smoothly. Rooms can be supplied with cots, highchairs, changing mats and bottle warmers.
L’Horizon Beach hotel offers three dining locations to choose from, all of which welcome and cater for children of all ages. The hotel’s main attraction is the 2AA Rosette awarded restaurant, the Grill, renowned for its delicious menu of fresh, local seafood. The restaurant also offers a dedicated children’s menu to satisfy all palates. The restaurant is a popular dining destination for locals as well as hotel guests which shows just how exceptional the menu at the Grill truly is. In addition, the Terrace offers either indoor or outdoor dining, weather dependent, thanks to its retractable roof. The Terrace offers the most impressive sea views over St Brelade’s Bay with an eclectic menu of scrumptious dishes and a children’s menu of light bites. In terms of facilities, L’Horizon Beach Hotel boasts an outstanding health club that features a heated indoor swimming pool. The whole family is welcome to enjoy the pool facilities at L’Horizon with dedicated times for children to splash about and have a whale of a time. The pool area features magnificent floor to ceiling windows showcasing the breath-taking views of Jersey’s coastline. L’Horizon Beach Hotel also occupies prime positioning in St Brelade with views overlooking the bay and the beachfront just a short stroll. As one of Jersey’s leading hotels, there is no greater hotel for a beachfront location making L’Horizon Beach Hotel one of the best Jersey hotels for kids. The hotel is also just a five minute drive from Jersey Airport allowing you to begin your Jersey holiday almost as soon as you arrive on the island.