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Where to Stay & Play in Singapore on a Family Trip

Singapore is one of the world’s most-frequented stopover destinations, but this enthralling island country is well worth a longer stay for a family holiday. From the theme parks and coastal entertainment on Sentosa to the world’s first nocturnal zoo and futuristic waterfront arts venues, Singapore dishes out family-friendly entertainment from all angles.

Singapore’s diverse neighbourhoods, such as Marina Bay, Riverside and Chinatown, offer their own enticing family attractions. With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve highlighted the highest-rated hotels for each area and showcased the best family-friendly experiences nearby.

Singapore city skyline in morning at Marina Bay

Popular Marina Bay Hotels for Families

In addition to its obvious luxury appeal, Marina Bay boasts an abundance of family-focused experiences and sights. The world-famous Gardens by the Bay showcases 101 hectares of organic and man-made natural spoils, including the iconic Supertree Grove and interactive Children’s Garden. Looking for a spectacular view? Hop on the Singapore Flyer, a 165-metre-tall observation wheel.

Culture abounds at the nearby Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, which hosts music concerts and theatrical performances. Once night falls, people flock to Marina Bay to marvel at the award-winning Spectra light and water show.

Getting there: Catch the Circle Line or Downtown Line to the Bayfront MRT station.

Orchard Road attractions

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands bedroom

The five-star Marina Bay Sands is a world-famous leisure and nightlife destination, but it also offers an impressive array of family-focused experiences. The on-site Sands Theatre hosts Broadway shows, such as The Lion King and Kinky Boots, while The Shoppes mall features child fashion retailers, including Paul Smith Junior and Kenzo Kids.

Marina Bay Sands also boasts the renowned ArtScience Museum, along with American, Asian, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian and Japanese restaurants. Don’t forget about the extravagant rooms, all of which have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city, gardens or harbour. The Family Room offers true comfort with furnished balconies, mini bar and deep-soaking bath.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: SGD 24 – SGD 1,213
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay, Central Singapore, Singapore

Conrad Centennial Singapore

Conrad Centennial Singapore bedroom

Conrad Centennial Singapore occupies a prime location surrounded by some of Singapore’s best shopping malls, including Millenia Walk, Suntec City and Marina Square. It’s also a short walk from the MINT Museum of Toys and The Singapore Flyer. Adults and kids alike can play or rest at the hotel’s 20-metre-long pool, while the Conrad Spa offers indulgent massages and body treatments.

Families will find ample space, comfort and luxury in the three Asian-inspired suites, especially the Centennial Twin Suite, which boasts a marble bathroom, pillow menu and expansive living room. The suite also grants you access to complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening drinks in the hotel’s Executive Lounge.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: SGD 164 – SGD 416
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: Two Temasek Boulevard, Marina Bay, Central Singapore, Singapore

Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Mandarin Oriental Singapore bedroom

Families ready to splurge will have their every need met in the Mandarin Suite at the extravagant Mandarin Oriental Singapore. This two-bedroom suite exudes Asian opulence with its exotic interior decor, while the two balconies and open-plan living and dining rooms provide an abundance of space.

Kids can swim beneath some of the city’s most iconic buildings at the hotel’s pool, while adults can kick back in the poolside cabanas or enjoy a pampering treatment at the MOSin Spa. Right outside the hotel you’ll find ArtScience Museum, Youth Olympic Park and The Float @ Marina Bay, which hosts concerts and cultural events.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: SGD 247 – SGD 3,648
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Marina Bay, Central Singapore, Singapore

Crowds along Orchard Road

Popular Orchard Road Hotels for Families

Orchard Road is one of the world’s most famous shopping streets, home to a wealth of high-end stores selling hi-tech gadgets, international designer fashion, unique jewellery and lifestyle goods. Orchard Road also keeps you close to some of Singapore’s biggest sights, including the National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Art Museum.

Kids and adults alike will love exploring the shops and entertainment at Orchard Central Mall, which offers a five-storey-tall rock climbing wall, wellness services, yoga and rooftop garden. Orchard Road is also home to games arcades, cinemas and bowling alleys.

Getting there: Catch the North South Line to the Orchard MRT station.

Orchard Road attractions

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore 

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore bedroom

One of Singapore’s highest-rated hotels, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore has won over HotelsCombined visitors with its stunning pool and superb dining. The tropical-style pool is a clear highlight with its palm trees and water fountains, while the floodlit tennis court and Buds by Shangri-La kids’ room provide engaging on-site activities.

Families can pick between five Themed Family Suites and Deluxe Family Rooms in the Tower Wing, all of which have premium children’s furnishings and access to dedicated Family Concierge. The themed suites feature interactive bedroom features, such as tunnels and play areas. On-site dining includes an international buffet at The Line, Japanese cuisine at NAMI and Cantonese fare at Shang Palace.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: SGD 224 – SGD 613
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Orchard, Singapore

Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre

Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre bedroom

Under 100 metres from the Orchard Road shopping and dining strip, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre is ideally located for catching a film at Shaw Theatres Lido or exploring Fort Canning Park. The hotel more than accommodates family Singapore holidays with its “Kids Stay and Eat Free” deal for children under 12 years old from certain world regions.

The four-star hotel features cosy guest rooms with pillow menus, rollaway beds and complimentary “handy” smartphones. The suites have all this, plus separate living and dining areas and access to complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and evening drinks in the Executive Lounge.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: SGD 175 – SGD 327
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 11 Cavenagh Road, Orchard, Singapore

Grand Hyatt Singapore

Grand Hyatt Singapore bedroom

Grand Hyatt Singapore is perfect for families that love to shop, as it is mere minutes’ walk from the Ngee Ann City, Scotts Square and Mandarin Gallery shopping malls. The hotel also makes life easy with its wealth of on-site dining establishments, including Asian-Western fusion cuisine at mezza9 and authentic Italian at Pete’s Place.

Parents can unwind at the on-site Damai Spa, which uses traditional Chinese, Malay, Indian and European techniques. The Deluxe room is best for families, offering heavenly twin beds and a king-size bed in its suite-style layout with a separate living room. If you’re visiting during summer, don’t forget to take a dip in the hotel’s inviting pool.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: SGD 187 – SGD 271
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: 10 Scotts Road, Orchard, Singapore

View of Clarke Quay in Singapore

Popular Riverside/Clarke Quay Hotels for Families

Riverside/Clarke Quay is a historic neighbourhood and one of Singapore’s best dining and nightlife areas on the river. Waterfront restaurants abound within Riverside, from American-style diners to Australian pubs and fresh seafood eateries. Don’t forget about the sightseeing opportunities, which includes the thrilling G-Max Reverse Bungy ride and challenging Lockdown Singapore escape game.

Is your family interested in culture? Treat them to a day at the Asian Civilisations Museum, which is home to fascinating exhibits and interactive workshops on Asia’s oldest civilisations. See Singapore from a different angle with a leisurely cruise along the Singapore River.

Getting there: Catch the North South Line or East West Line to the Raffles Place MRT station or the North East Line to the Clarke Quay MRT station.

Riverside attractions

Fraser Place Robertson Walk

Fraser Place Robertson Walk The hub

Metres back from the Singapore River, Fraser Place Robertson Walk places you within a short walk from numerous performing arts theatres, Amped Trampoline Park and the historic landmarks in Fort Canning Park. The hotel is designed for family leisure with its outdoor playground, children’s playground and wading pool, swimming pool and steam and sauna rooms.

Fraser Place Robertson Walk is one of Singapore’s best self-contained accommodation options, providing fully-furnished one, two and three-bedroom apartments. These offer complete kitchens, separate living and dining rooms, terrace and maisonette add-ons and can accommodate up to six people.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: SGD 283 – SGD 467
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: 11 Unity Street, Riverside, Singapore

Fairmont Singapore

Fairmont Singapore bedroom

The five-star Fairmont Singapore has recently refurbished its guest rooms, offering exquisite furnishings, high-quality in-room entertainment and a “Refreshment Centre” in each one. Families can opt for two double beds in the Fairmont Premier Room or splurge on the Junior Penthouse Suite, which features a rain shower, Jacuzzi and complimentary breakfast.

The hotel’s lagoon-style pool is ideal for lounging, cocktails and pool games, while the six tennis courts can facilitate some family-friendly competition. There are also 15 distinct dining establishments on site, including the Italian-inspired Prego, locally-stocked Asian Market Café and poolside Alligator Pear. You’ll find Victoria Theatre, Clarke Quay and the Singapore Art Museum right outside.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: SGD 165 – SGD 521
Guest Rating: 9.0
Address: 80 Bras Basah Road, Riverside, Singapore

Village Residence Robertson Quay by Far East Hospitality

Village Residence Robertson Quay by Far East Hospitality bedroom

Offering a mix of riverside dining and high-end shopping, Village Residence Robertson Quay by Far East Hospitality is a staple in the city’s luxurious Riverside accommodation. The self-contained apartments come in studio, two and three-bedroom options, with the latter two offering private balconies, fully-equipped kitchens, washer and dryers and separate lounge and dining rooms. You can also upgrade to a room with a view of Singapore River.

The hotel boasts a sun-drenched pool with a waterfall that’s perfect for a leisurely swim, along with an outdoor Jacuzzi and fully-equipped gym. Take advantage of the hotel’s riverfront location to easily access a Singapore River Cruise or shop at the popular Clarke Quay mall. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: SGD 317 – SGD 690
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 30 Robertson Quay, Riverside, Singapore

Palm tree beach resort Sentosa Island Singapore

Popular Sentosa Hotels for Families

Life is all about theme parks, beaches, golf and adventure on Sentosa, a fun-filled man-made island that combines family entertainment with extravagant resorts and pampering day spas. You can experience Singapore’s biggest theme parks while on Sentosa, including Universal Studios Singapore, Adventure Cove Waterpark and Port of Lost Wonder.

Have you visited Singapore’s best theme parks? Head over to Mega Adventure – Singapore for thrilling zip-lines and a climbing wall before admiring the vibrant wildlife within the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom. Relax on the golden shores of Siloso Beach or Palawan Beach or tee off on one of the two championship-level golf courses.

Getting there: Catch the Sentosa Express tram across the harbour to Waterfront Station.

Sentosa attractions

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa

Shangri-La's Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa bedroomShangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa perfectly matches Sentosa’s emphasis on fun and relaxation with its pampering CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, kayak rentals at the Sea Sports Centre and sprawling swimming pool with two Jacuzzis. The kids can enjoy their own pool with water slides and splash pad, along with two children clubs and an outdoor playground.

The extravagant hotel is a short walk from Fort Siloso Skywalk and the zip-lines and free-fall jump at Mega Adventure. However, you’d be forgiven for wanting to spend more time than usual in the luxurious rooms or suites, all of which offer ocean, garden or pool views.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: SGD 239 – SGD 1,159
Guest Rating: 8.9
Address: 101 Siloso Road, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Le Meridien Singapore Sentosa

Le Meridien Singapore Sentosa bedroom

The colonial-style Le Meridien Singapore Sentosa is ideally positioned in the centre of Sentosa near Universal Studios Singapore, the Skyline Luge and Madame Tussauds Singapore. This upscale hotel offers a range of rooms and suites for families, including the affordable Classic Room, old-world Heritage Suite and Merlion Suite with views of the iconic Merlion statue.

Le Meridien Singapore Sentosa treats your taste buds to all-day dining at the on-site restaurant, Latest Recipe. Kids can splash around in the sun-drenched pool while their parents kick back on the sun loungers.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: SGD 160 – SGD 662
Guest Rating: 8.3
Address: 23 Beach View, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Resorts World Sentosa – Equarius Hotel

Resorts World Sentosa - Equarius Hotel bedroom

Part of the entertainment haven Resorts World Sentosa, Equarius Hotel is well-equipped for family holidays with its engaging kids’ club programmes and activities. The hotel also offers direct pool access from its Deluxe Pool Room and Deluxe Pool Suite. Both feature Egyptian cotton linen and complimentary water, while the suite also has three TVs and Bluetooth speakers.

Enjoy premium dining on site at the celebrity chef-run Forest restaurant or take advantage of nearby family-friendly eateries, such as Hard Rock Cafe Sentosa. Attractions can be found right outside, from the bustling Festive Walk and Lake of Dreams water park to Universal Studios Singapore and Trick Eye Museum Singapore. 

Star Rating: 5*
Price: SGD 214 – SGD 529
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore

Chinatown in Singapore

Popular Chinatown Hotels for Families

Singapore’s Chinese heritage is showcased within Chinatown, which features authentic Chinese stores, hawker stalls and teahouses. This haven of Chinese culture features the four-storey Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, home to priceless Buddha relics and an iconic Tang-dynasty facade. You can also visit the world-famous Sri Mariamman Temple, which boasts six tiers of sculptures of Hindu deities.

Looking for some unique souvenirs? Stroll along the atmospheric Pagoda Street while ducking into family-run shops. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head over to China Food Street to explore street-side stalls selling traditional Chinese cuisine, including barbecue seafood and roast duck.

Getting there: Catch the North East Line or Downtown Line to the Chinatown MRT station.

Chinatown attractions

Parkroyal on Pickering

Parkroyal on Pickering bedroom

Parkroyal on Pickering is perfectly located for families looking to soak up Singapore’s Chinese heritage and culture. It’s perched on the edge of Chinatown, just a few minutes’ walk from the Chinatown Heritage Centre and Chinatown Point shopping mall. The hotel’s on-site restaurant, Lime, has three open kitchens where you can watch renowned chefs create Southeast Asian and international culinary delights.

Enjoy modern comfort and convenience in the spacious rooms and suites, including the Superior Room with Chinatown views and a 40-inch TV. The award-winning St Gregory spa offers traditional Chinese treatments, while the infinity pool, poolside cabanas and 300-metre-long Garden Walk are ideal for outdoor recreation.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: SGD 197 – SGD 606
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: 3 Upper Pickering Street, Chinatown, Singapore

The Scarlet Hotel Singapore 

The Scarlet Hotel Singapore bedroomCulture vultures will love the boutique Chinese style of The Scarlet Hotel Singapore, which is comprised of 13 shophouses that were built in 1868. The rooms and suites are uniquely furnished and feature complimentary Wi-Fi and smartphones. Certain suites also come with their own exclusive amenities, from balcony Jacuzzis to pillow menus.

The Scarlet Hotel Singapore is nestled in the heart of Chinatown, surrounded by fine-dining restaurants, street-side eateries and iconic buildings, including the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Need to relax? Work up a sweat in the on-site gym or take a dip in the secluded pool before dining on delicious Sicilian dishes at the rooftop ARIA restaurant.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: SGD 101 – SGD 265
Guest Rating: 8.2
Address: 33 Erskine Road, Chinatown, Singapore

Furama City Centre 

Furama City Centre bedroomContemporary accommodation awaits at Furama City Centre, where hi-tech amenities such as a well-equipped gym and in-room smartphone offer both comfort and convenience. Guests can also take advantage of the alluring on-site swimming pool or enjoy an international menu at the acclaimed Tiffany Café & Restaurant where kids eat for free on certain nights.

The hotel features 445 guest rooms across 23 floors, where certain levels capture panoramic views of Marina Bay. The Family Room is ideal for large groups, thanks to its separate living room, bathtub, kitchenette and colourful wall decorations. Outside you’ll find Chinatown Heritage Centre and the Singapore River Cruise terminal within easy reach. 

Star Rating: 4*
Price: SGD 90 – SGD 332
Guest Rating: 7.7
Address: 60 Eu Tong Sen Street, Chinatown, Singapore

Little India in Singapore

Popular Little India Hotels for Families

Little India is home to authentic Indian culture and features some of the country’s most recognisable religious buildings. You’ll also find an array of bustling market squares, shopping malls and retail streets. Looking for authentic Indian dress and souvenirs? Wander through Little India Arcade to browse the handmade jewellery, Indian sweets and dresses.

Don’t miss seeing Little India’s prominent Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, a centuries-old Hindu temple adorned with sculptures of Hindu deities. It’s a short walk from the mesmerising Angullia Mosque and Art Deco-style Kampong Kapor Methodist Church. Feeling peckish? Check out the enticing Indian restaurants along Serangoon Road.

Getting there: Catch the North East Line or Downtown Line to the Little India MRT station.

Little India attractions

One Farrer Hotel & Spa

One Farrer Hotel & Spa bedroom

Discover the best of Little India at the impressive One Farrer Hotel & Spa, which boasts a wide range of on-site dining, from culinary demonstrations at Origins of Food to delicious sweets at One Farrer Confectionery. The exceptional facilities include the pampering Asian Wellness Spa, an Olympic-size swimming pool and in-room shopping.

Families will love the art-infused Urban Suite, cosmopolitan Skyline Suite or one of the uniquely designed Sky Villas. Each villa has its own alluring features, from designer kitchens and private spas to traditional Chinese styles and city views. Guests are also ideally positioned to walk to nearby Indian restaurants and the Farrer Park Swimming Complex.

Star Rating: 5*
Price: SGD 127 – SGD 533
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Little India, Singapore

Wanderlust 

Wanderlust bedroomA few minutes’ walk from Little India and the Tekka Centre market, Wanderlust offers cosy accommodation for families seeking true Indian cultural immersion in Singapore. The boutique hotel showcases chic interior design, from vintage baths and Origami artwork to in-room plush toys and themed loft-style rooms on the top floor.

Parents will appreciate the wealth of international wines at the Winederlust cellar door, which also functions as a dinner lounge serving sumptuous meals. You can also take some of the hassle out of your Singapore holiday with Wanderlust’s complimentary airport transfers and Wi-Fi.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: SGD 117 – SGD 212
Guest Rating: 8.4
Address: No 2 Dickson Road, Little India, Singapore

The Daulat

The Daulat bedroom

Embrace one of the most unique hotels in Singapore at The Daulat, a new boutique located in the heart of Little India where the Rochor River runs alongside the Museum of Independent Music Singapore and A Living Heritage Museum. Fusing its historical and contemporary sides, the hotel features a sunny rooftop swimming pool with underwater speakers.

There are five different room categories to pick from with Posturepedic mattresses, Nespresso machines, complimentary mineral water and soft drinks and LED smart TVs. There’s also an on-site deli where you can dine on Western Cuisine. Alternatively, wander around the streets outside to find enticing Indian restaurants.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: SGD 92 – SGD 180
Guest Rating: 7.9
Address: 16 Madras Street, Little India, Singapore

Singapore Uncovered: The Best of the Lion City for Families

Singapore is a family-friendly playground where you can find attractions that cater to all interests, from adventure-packed theme parks to immersive cultural experiences and historical hubs. The city’s range of distinct neighbourhoods lets you fine-tune your Singapore family holiday, while the most popular hotels provide spacious rooms, on-site dining, inviting pools and the convenience of nearby attractions.

Where does your family love to stay in Singapore? Let us know in the comments below.

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