5-star hotels aren’t on everyone’s budget especially when you are traveling with a clan! Singapore offers some beautiful and very cool boutique hotels that are gaining popularity with families traveling to Singapore or embarking on a staycation. We’ve rested our weary heads on many pillows to find you the best picks for family-friendly affordable stays in the city. What’s more, we have also included some fantastic low cost options and family-friendly cheap and cheerful backpacker options too.
Hotel Indigo is a new kid on the block for 2017. Located close to Katong I12, this is a perfect hotel for families looking for a couple of nights away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Rooms are spacious and come with all the amenities you need. There’s a rooftop pool which the kids will love after a busy day exploring. If you are heading to the ferry terminal to go island hopping - this is an excellent location.
Hotel Indigo, 86 E Coast Rd, Singapore 428788, +65 6723 7001, www.ihg.com/hotelindigo/hotels/us/en/singapore/sinki/hoteldetail
Hotel G Singapore is a lifestyle hotel located on Middle Road, just 5 minutes' walk from Bugis Village, the National Library and Sim Lim IT Mall. The rooms are small but they are ultra modern and provide all the amenities you need. Families should request their largest rooms - 28sqm. This is a great affordable options for families looking for a modern hotel but are not planning on hanging around it in much (no pool).
Hotel G Singapore, 200 Middle Road Singapore 188980, www.hotels-g.com
Each room has a creative layout and design, ensuring a unique and tailored experience for all. Lucas Deli is the place to go for food on the go, or enjoy a delicious meal at The Sleeping Rhino. Check out the local neighborhoods of Duxton Hill and Chinatown for their heritage and one off finds. This is a great staycation spot or a cool place for out of town visitors to stay.
Klapsons, 15 Hoe Chiang Rd, Singapore 089316, +65 6521 9000, www.klapsons.com
Located on the former Joo Chiat police station close to I12 Katong mall, the hotel is close to Changi Airport, the CBD and all of the main tourist attractions. With free WiFi, a free breakfast and lots of amenities the families not only needs but loves, this makes a great choice for your clan. Hire some bikes and go and explore the 20+km stretch of beach at East Coast park.
Holiday Inn Express, 88 E Coast Rd, Singapore 423371, +65 6723 2001, www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/singapore/sinka/hoteldetail
Want an experience? The POD is Singapore's boutique capsule hotel catering to discerning travelers who desire fuss-free and convenient living. At The POD, personalized concierge services are on hand so that you can focus on the things that truly matter. Enjoy complimentary laundry service, hot buffet breakfast, Nespresso coffee, high-speed Wi-Fi access, and more. Perfect for minimalist travelers who require a cozy bed for the night.
The Pod, 289 Beach Rd, Singapore 199552, +65 6298 8505, http://thepod.sg
This hotel in Little India is cool, cozy and comfortable. It may be small, but they have all rooms from a standard to a suite, and a lounge with a bar perfect for an evening cocktail before heading out into the evening sun. Take a stroll around Little India and explore the sights and aromas the exotic cafes and stalls have to offer.
Moon Hotel, 23 Dickson Rd, Singapore 209507, +65 6827 6666, www.moon.com.sg
A peaceful urban oasis close to the city where contemporary and hip meet classic design. The hotel even hosts a private collection of art work. Explore Tiong Bahru and the art deco atmosphere. Devour the local foods and explore one of the largest wet markets. If you need something a little more touristy, Orchard is just minutes away.
Wangz Hotel, 231 Outram Rd, Singapore 169040, +65 6595 1388, www.wangzhotel.com
Hotel Clover offers locations all over Singapore. We love the Hotel Clover The Arts. The family premier room is a relaxing escape, while fun-filled activities with the family awaits. It offers a beautiful roof terrace with views of Marina Bay and its convenient location means you’re off to a great start for a family weekend away. Take a bus tour, ride the Flyer, and eat at the hawker for a truly Singaporean experience.
Hotel Clover The Arts, 5 Hongkong St, Singapore 059648, http://hotelclover.com/singapore/thearts/
Located on the ever trendy Keong Saik Road, you’re sure to have a fun filled stay. With bars and restaurants a plenty, and all cuisines, this is a great location for a weekend away. Decked in a mixture of classic, vintage and retro, it harnesses the old fashioned spirit of the area. Some rooms might be a bit small for families, so be sure to check the size before committing.
Hotel 1929, 50 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089154, +65 6347 1929, www.hotel1929.com
If you’re looking for a little adventure in the heart of Little India, the Wanderlust is for you. Designed by award winning agencies, this 29-floor story hotel will have even little ones mesmerized and surprised. They have partnered up with some great people to ensure your stay is fun filled. While you are there, take a trip to the Alive Museum or explore the local area. Head on back for a delicious French meal at Cocotte.
Wanderlust, 2 Dickson Rd, Singapore 209494, +65 6396 3322, http://wanderlusthotel.com
This hotel is one of Singapore’s best kept secrets. It is just a stone’s throw away from the Suntec Convention Centre, the Formula One Track, and a myriad of inner-city shopping centers. If you fancy basking in the comfort of your hotel rooms, you can also take your pick between the Xbox and Nintendo Wii gaming consoles available for loan on a complimentary basis.
Naumi Hotel, 41 Seah St, Singapore 188396, +65 6403 6000, www.naumihotel.com
For a relaxing Sunday brunch, a family lunch or date night this is the perfect place to go. They also have beautiful British themed hotel rooms perfect for visiting family. With five festive suites to choose from there will be one that suits your family's personality. We love the Britannia suite with the Union Jack curtain!
Rabbit Carrot Gun, 47 – 49 East Coast Road, Singapore, +65 6348 8568, www.rabbit-carrot-gun.com
More Affordable Options:
Village Hotel Katong, www.stayfareast.com/en/hotels/village-hotel-katong.aspx
Hotel Jen Singapore, www.hoteljen.com/singapore/tanglin/stay
Royal Plaza on Scotts, www.royalplaza.com.sg
Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay, www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/singapore/sincq/hoteldetail
Hotel 66, www.hostelone66.com/MeUTZ
Sentosa Affordable Option:
Costa Sands Resort, www.dresort.com.sg/costa-sands-sentosa
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