The 10 Best Hotels in Cornwall for Families

Cornwall’s long coastline and wealth of family friendly attractions make it a wonderful place to spend quality time with your kids. So our Gurus have slaved away, forcing themselves to look at idyllic coastal view after idyllic coastal view, and tasting an endless array of fish and chips, tolerating the calming effect of innumerable pools and spas, to bring you their recommendations for the best hotels in Cornwall for families. The 10 best hotels in Cornwall for families are, naturally, the cream of the group, but they're by no means the most expensive, and we have sourced three great options from our list of the best value hotels in Cornwall for families.

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As far as we’re concerned the best hotels in Cornwall for families are those which tick all the boxes for all the family. They need views, beach or pool access, a great family friendly restaurant and other facilities, friendly service, the possibility of some time to relax for the adults in the party, and then something special to make them stand out as one of the best hotels in Cornwall for families.

And what will you do when you're not in the hotel? There are so many beaches to choose from, from pebbly clear-water bays to sandy surf beaches, and all those smugglers and pirates tales that go with them; then there’s Tintagel Castle, supposedly the birthplace of King Arthur and the mystical wonder that is St Michael’s Mount. As far as modern attractions go it’s hard to top the Eden Project or the Tate St. Ives!

The 10 Best Hotels in Cornwall for Families

The Best Hotels in Cornwall for Families who Love Ocean Views

Hotel Tresanton is a stylish family friendly property in St Mawes, with lovely coastal views, and lots of rooms that work for family groups. They operate a kids cliub during the peak summer months and there's a playroom and children's garden.

Hotel Tresanton

The Bedruthan Steps Hotel in Mawgan Porth, has a fantastic position overlooking the ocean. And some of the 101 rooms share the ocean view. The interiors are modern and there’s a restaurant specialising in locally sourced ingredients, so you can imagine what they serve. There are also two pools and a spa.

Bedruthan Steps Hotel

Fowey Hall is a small country house hotel well known for being family friendly. It’s very well kitted out for kids with a pool and spa and views over the coast.

Fowey Hall

The St Enodoc Hotel in Rock, has great views over the Carmel Estuary, 16 modern, airy rooms and a lively restaurant serving healthy, modern meals.

St Enodoc Hotel

The Best Beach Hotels in Cornwall for Families

The St Moritz in Trebetherick is an airy, 48 room hotel with easy access to a surf beach, two pools, a Cowshed spa and a friendly atmosphere.

St Moritz
The Polurrian Bay Hotel is right by a great, sandy beach, and there are wonderful sea views from many of the 39 bedrooms. There are also indoor and outdoor pools and a spa and a gym.

Polurrian Bay Hotel
Then there’s the glorious Talland Bay Hotel, just two minutes from the beach and surrounded by sub tropical gardens. The hotel has a New England feel, and there’s an award winning, but relaxed, restaurant and you’re just 40minutes from the Eden Project.

Talland Bay Hotel

The Best Value Hotels in Cornwall for Families

Tommy Jacks Beach Hotel in Bude is a modern 20 room hotel with a surf-y vibe and some fascinating fish tanks. Great for a beach break, and rooms start from £72 per night.

Tommy Jacks Beach Hotel
If you’re looking for a family escape The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate is a good option. There are lovely large bedrooms, but also self catering Woodland Homes, which have all the benefits of the hotel, but without having to worry about noise or space. It’s a drive to the beach but you’re surrounded by green and leafy countryside.

The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate
The Godolphin Arms is a great family escape just along the coast from Penzance and right on the beach so you get the best of both worlds. There are just ten rooms, some with spectacular ocean views, plus a friendly restaurant and bar.

The Godolphin Arms

Still not sure if any of our recommendations for the best hotels in Cornwall for Families is perfect for you?

The 10 Best Hotels in Cornwall for Families

  • Hotel Tresanton 30 rooms from £260

    St Mawes, Cornwall

    Stylish, laid back coastal hotel resting over St Mawes with views of the great blue. Marine inspired rooms are cosy, comfortable and plush. Seafood and local produce make up the innovative menu. Ideal for a romantic weekend, a family getaway and adventure enthusiasts with sailing, walks and more.

    Exclusive offer  -  Special offer
    Great walks  -  One of the most picturesque parts of the British Isles with miles of coastal trails and paths to explore.
    Sights nearby  -  Stunning three mile walk past St Mawes Castle - built by Henry VIII.
    Kids Club  -  Summer months only
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, I Escape
    Hotel Website
  • Bedruthan Steps Hotel 101 rooms from £159

    Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

    Fantastic spot overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from a family-friendly hotel. Modern interiors throughout with the comfortable rooms capturing the beach views. Herring Restaurant is Cornish throughout using locally sourced ingredients. Relax by one of the two pools, or at the spa.

    Eco break  -  A sustainable and environmentally minded hotel with an extensive responsible tourism pledge, see website for further details.
    Groups  -  This hotel is ideal for an active creative group holiday with workshops, open air theatre and plenty of fun facilities.
    Spa breaks  -  Pamper yourself at the top of the range luxury spa, using all natural products and treatments- heaven!
    Families  -  With family orientated rooms, activities, nursery and kids club its ideal for all the family.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
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  • Fowey Hall 36 rooms from £175

    Fowey, Cornwall

    Small country house hotel overlooking the south Cornish coast, kitted out for families, with pool and spa - so beware if you have none in tow.

    Families
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Kids Club  -  Fully staffed.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • St Enodoc Hotel 20 rooms from £170

    Rock, Cornwall

    Charming beachside hotel with views of Camel Estuary. Modern, breezy rooms are chic and comfortable. The lively restaurant serves healthy, modern dishes. Vibrant and cosy, with top marks for stunning location and warmth of service.

    Families  -  Family suites, games room, special kiddies menus and a wealth of fun beachside activities make this an ideal family getaway.
    Foodies  -  Fresh, local, seasonal produce is used in the hotels seafood restaurant to create flavoursome innovative cuisine.
    Beach Life  -  Right on the beach, with nautical blue and white interiors and plenty of water based fun at hand.
    Surfing  -  The hotel will organise a private surf lessons with George Stoy, a perfect introduction to Cornwall's most popular sport!
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  • St Moritz 48 rooms from £120

    Trebetherick, Cornwall

    An airy, stylish and family friendly seaside hotel near great surfing and walking. Offers a Cowshed spa, two pools and good deals off season.

    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Families
    Surfing  -  Suitable beaches nearby.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor and Indoor Pools
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  • Polurrian Bay Hotel 39 rooms from £120

    West Cornwall

    Family friendly hotel in an incredible setting with a fabulous sandy beach a stone's throw away. Breathtaking sea views can be enjoyed from the comfort of lovely, airy, bright bedrooms. Indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and gym combined with the sea air means you can't help but feel rejuvenated.

    Child friendly  -  Polurrian Bay Hotel has an Ofsted-registered crèche and there are indoor and outdoor play areas.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Families
    Kayaking  -  Go on a kayaking or coasteering trip with Lizard Adventure.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, I Escape
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  • Talland Bay Hotel from £95

    Cornwall

    Glorious hotel set in 2 acres of sub tropical gardens just two minutes from the beach. Stunning interiors feature sleigh beds, funky fabrics and bedrooms have a New England Beach House vibe. Award winning fine dining or more relaxed Brasserie. Perfect family friendly beach-chic retreat!

    Back to Nature  -  Views of the sea and the coastal path just 2 minute walk away keeps you in touch with nature
    Great walks  -  Miles of coastal paths can be explored right from the Talland Bay Hotel doorstep
    Sights nearby  -  The Eden Project which is just 40 minutes easy driving from the hotel
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Good Hotel Guide
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  • Tommy Jacks Beach Hotel 20 rooms from £84

    Bude (North Cornwall)

    One of Cornwall's newest hotels offers modern, fashionable rooms in a relaxed, surfer-inspired beach environment. Rooms available to suit couples and families. Hotel restaurant offers locally caught seafood and other hearty fare. Ideal for beach-loving people who fancy something a bit different.

    Surfing  -  Suitable beaches nearby.
    Quirky  -  Amazon basin, Mangrove and rockpool aquarium tanks.
    Great walks  -  Perfect for exploring the Cornish coast.
    Full of character
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  • The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate 65 rooms from £85

    St Austell, Cornwall

    Traditional meets woodland contemporary at The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate. Large bedrooms are tastefully designed and the spa is top notch. If you prefer to self-cater they can offer 5 star Woodland Homes with all the hotel benefits.

    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Spa
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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  • The Godolphin Arms 10 rooms from £90

    West Cornwall

    Recently renovated, family run beachside hotel on the unspoilt Cornish coast with beautiful views and modern, well-equipped rooms. The restaurant and bar offer local Cornish dishes and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Suited for families and couples alike due to excellence of staff and location.

    Bar  -  Beachside bar
    Seaviews  -  From some rooms.
    On the beach  -  In front of the hotel.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Monday, 11th July 2016
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