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Singapore is one of our favorite family destinations because there are so many things to do in Singapore for visitors of all ages. There are also many stunning luxury hotels in Singapore that run the gamut from classically elegant to sleek and modern. 

While hotels in Asia tend to have rooms on the smaller side, most of these hotels on this list offer guests ample space (along with beautiful views).

Families tend to have a tough time figuring out where to stay in Singapore because the maximum occupancy in most hotel rooms and suites is three people of any age. There can be exceptions if families of four have one child in a crib, but it is at the discretion of the hotel. Kids ages 12 and older pay the adult rate in many hotels. You’ll need to know the accommodation’s maximum occupancy and age restrictions before booking.

Location is also important. Some guests prefer the newer Marina Bay area, otherwise called Downtown Core, which provides easy access to popular things to do in Singapore with kids like the ArtScience Museum, Merlion, and Gardens by the Bay. Shoppers may choose an Orchard Road hotel while those who want to explore the fantastic ethnic neighborhoods may choose to stay in one like Chinatown.

Below, I’ve summarized what stands out about the best hotels in Singapore. If you make bookings using the links in this post, I may be compensated.

Capella Singapore

Neighborhood: Sentosa Island
MRT Station: HarbourFront (the go to Level 3 of Vivocity, and get on the Sentosa Express monorail to the island)
Address: 1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098297

An aerial view of Capella hotel Singapore overlooking the South China Sea on Sentosa Island.
Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board

This is one of the few Singapore hotels that sits on ocean-front land. With 30 acres of verdant hillside and amazing views of the South China Sea, the Capella Hotel Singapore is the ultimate place to relax and unwind away from the city’s hectic pace. You can actually go to the beach here.

Here, you’ll enjoy soft Pratesi linens and Aesop bath amenities, plus the services of a personal assistant who can book excursions and make restaurant reservations for you.

If you want your getaway to be as private as possible, book one of the villas — each of which has a private plunge pool and a generously-sized veranda.

TIP: This is probably the best luxury hotel in Singapore for anyone who plans to spend multiple days visiting the Sentosa Island attractions and Universal Studios Singapore because they’re all a very short drive away. They also have flexible check-in and check-out times, convenient for those arriving on very early morning flights to Changi Airport.

Virtuoso amenities include:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for two guests per bedroom
  • A complimentary set menu dinner at the Knolls or Cassia for up to two people, once during stay (excluding alcohol, taxes and gratuities)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

*The desktop version of Virtuoso.com is where you’ll search rates and book online. If you don’t know how to enable this on a mobile device (tap the “AA” in the search bar on Safari or three dots on the bottom of a Chrome screen), send me your dates. When searching rates on Virtuoso, do not input children ages 11 and under as they will be priced as adults and can stay at no additional charge. I’m notified when you book and will add them when I contact you about your reservation. Children ages 12 and older are considered adults.


Shangri-La Hotel Singapore

Neighborhood: Tanglin
MRT Station: Orchard (board the shuttle bus to the hotel)
Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore, 258350

Pool surrounded by tropical foliage and striped blue and white lounge chairs shaded by yellow umbrellas.
The pool deck (Photo courtesy of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts)

Shangri-La Hotel Singapore is an oasis in the city. Just seven minutes away from the shopping paradise of Orchard Road, this luxury hotel is set on 15 acres of lush tropical garden, and families often book in because of the outdoor swimming pool, which has a new water play area called Splash Zone perfect for cooling down from the Singapore sun and humidity.

The rooms are lovely, with air plants instead of cut flowers, and guests are welcomed with fresh fruit platters. They offer a couple of popular themed family rooms with bunk beds for kids where families of four can stay. Speaking of kids, the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore also has amenities for its youngest guests, including Buds, the hotel’s family-friendly play space.

If you like to be pampered when you travel, look no further than the full-body wellness treatments at Chi, The Spa. Dining options include the Michelin-starred Shang Palace, as well as The Line, NAMI Restaurant, and Waterfall Ristorante Italiano. 

You can choose rooms and suites across three wings (I can help you with this). The Valley Wing is for those who want the most luxury with its private lounge, dining, space and elevated services. The Garden Wing feels like a tropical oasis. Rooms and suites have balconies that over look greenery or the pool. Finally, the Tower Wing is home to the most rooms outfitted in contemporary decor. This wing is where the Horizon Club lounge is located.

POPULAR WITH FAMILIES

Some suites can accommodate a crib and a rollaway bed.

Shangri-La Luxury Circle benefits include:

  • Upgrade to the next room type category at the time of booking – Confirmed within 24 hours, subject to availability
  • Hotel credit of USD $100 or 10% of the average daily room rate, whichever is higher
  • Complimentary full breakfast for two, including in-room dining
  • A VIP Welcome Amenity
  • Joint welcome letter from the General Manager and Travel Advisor
  • Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability
  • A strict-no walk policy and a priority waitlist clearance in sold-out hotels
  • Dedicated concierge personnel to handle all requests

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Neighborhood: Orchard
MRT Station: Orchard
Address: 190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646

Executive Suite living room view into the bedroom with soft blues and neutral decor.
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

This is one of our favorite luxury hotels in Singapore and we’ve stayed here quite a bit. We love the Four Seasons brand for sentimental reasons, but the five-star amenities are what keep us coming back.

I love the Four Seasons bedding, the L’Occitane amenities, the family rooftop pool with its comfortable cabanas, and the fact that the Four Seasons Singapore staff is so willing to customize your guest experience.

One amenity that sets this hotel apart is The Club at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore which has four tennis courts (two are indoor), a gym, and spa facilities.

The hotel as a whole is lovely, but the 1,500-piece Asian and international art collection really puts this hotel on another level in terms of decor. Definitely make time to dine at Jiang-Nan Chun, the signature Cantonese restaurant known for dim sum and Peking duck. 

FOR FAMILIES

Children ages 17 and under stay complimentary. One-bedroom suites can accommodate a crib and a rollaway bed.

Four Seasons Preferred Partner amenities include:

  • Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets)
  • Food and beverage credit of USD100
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites, villas, and private residences)
  • Welcome note at check-in acknowledging you and your travel agency and the amenities that are being extended
  • Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms; complimentary premium Internet in all suites

(I book my own Four Seasons stays using this program.)


The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore

Neighborhood: Downtown Core (across from Marina Bay)
MRT Station: Promenade
Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore, 039799

A Ritz Kids pop-up tend with stuffed animals and a small mattress inside for small kids to sleep in.
Guests may add on the Ritz Kids package to any reservation (Photo courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts)

Travel & Leisure has called The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore the best hotel in Singapore. It is, in a word, gorgeous. The rooms are some of the biggest in the city, the marble bathrooms will make you feel like you have your own private spa (they do have a Le Mer spa onsite), and there are stunning views of the city skyline over Marina Bay in just about every one of the rooms.

When you’re hungry, the Michelin-star rated Summer Pavilion is just one of the many on-property options. There are quick bites and cocktails at the Chihuly Lounge, but if you’re feeling really hungry, The Colony’s luxurious buffet is incredible. 

When you book the Club Premier Suite, Club Deluxe Suite, or Millenia Suites, you’ll get access to the top-floor Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge and the complimentary club town car. The Club Lounge serves the traditional Ritz-Carlton five food and drink presentations per day and is a highly-recommended add-on.

Also, this hotel doesn’t participate in Marriott Bonvoy so points can not be accrued here.

Virtuoso amenities include:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Daily buffet breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • USD $100 equivalent Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on car transfers, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Local delicacies (Nonya Kueh), fruit platter, chocolate-dipped madeleines
  • Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

*The desktop version of Virtuoso.com is where you’ll search rates and book online. If you don’t know how to enable this on a mobile device (tap the “AA” in the search bar on Safari or three dots on the bottom of a Chrome screen), send me your dates. When searching rates on Virtuoso, do not input children ages 17 and under as they may be priced as adults and actually can stay at no additional charge. I’m notified when you book and will add them when I contact you about your reservation.


Raffles Hotel Singapore

Neighborhood: Downtown Core
MRT Station: Esplanade
Address: 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673

Colonial exterior of the famous Raffles Singapore Hotel. The famous doormen are standing in front.
Colonial exterior with doormen (Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board)

This stately hotel is not just one of the best luxury hotels in Singapore — it’s also a piece of history. Raffles Hotel opened its doors more than 125 years ago and it is every bit as elegant today as it was on day one and finally reopened in August 2019 after an extensive two-year restoration and renovation.

It’s a great option for anyone who prefers old-fashioned sophistication like deep Turkish rugs, antique decor, and the liveried Sikh Doormen. And, now the hotel has been updated to have the modern conveniences one expects.

You can also book one of the 12 Personality Suites, decorated with photos and memorabilia featuring famous guests who have stayed in the historic hotel over the last century.

Discreet butler service is available 24 hours per day. You can dine at French, Indian, and Italian eateries on the property, along with a steakhouse, and relax in three chic bars. North Indian cuisine at the Tiffin Room is an over century-old tradition but you must go to the Long Bar for a Singapore Sling, which was created here.

Even if you’re not staying at Raffles Hotel Singapore, go to step into history and feel a sense of place. Day guests can experience the dining outlets and hotel scene, and browse the shops. The swimming pool and guest rooms are only accessible by guests.

Virtuoso amenities include:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary A la Carte Breakfast in restaurant for two guests per bedroom
  • Complimentary Singapore Sling on arrival
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

*The desktop version of Virtuoso.com is where you’ll search rates and book online. If you don’t know how to enable this on a mobile device (tap the “AA” in the search bar on Safari or three dots on the bottom of a Chrome screen), send me your dates. When searching rates on Virtuoso, do not input children ages 17 and under as they may be priced as adults and actually can stay at no additional charge. I’m notified when you book and will add them when I contact you about your reservation.


Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

Neighborhood: Downtown Core (across from Marina Bay)
MRT Station: Promenade
Address: 5 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039797

Mandarin Oriental Singapore's fantastic outdoor pool which overlooks Marina Bay.
The massive pool deck. (Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Singapore)

This luxury hotel offers guests panoramic views of the Marina Bay, a huge outdoor pool deck, chic décor with Asian accents in the rooms and in the common areas, and the largest club lounge in the city.

All the rooms at the Mandarin Oriental, Singapore have large windows that offer guests either ocean views, marina views, or city views. We suggest rooms with Marina Bay views so that you can see the evening light show.

Kids love the glass bubble elevators, and the complimentary cabanas on the pool deck make it easy to get some fresh air without even leaving the hotel. When you do want to get out and about, you’ll find the hotel is within walking distance of a lot of the major sights like Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, and the Singapore Flyer.

The breakfast buffet at Melt Cafe is outstanding and one of the largest we’ve ever seen (and we’ve enjoyed plenty of luxury hotel breakfasts). It’s not quite as sleek as other Mandarin Oriental properties, but it also tends to price well for what you get. I like staying here.

Virtuoso amenities include:

  • Upgrade guaranteed at time of booking, subject to availability (up to City Suite)
  • International Buffet breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom
  • Complimentary Glass of Champagne OR Signature Cocktail at Dolce Vita or [email protected] for two persons, once per stay
  • Complimentary Afternoon Tea for two at MO Bar, once during stay
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

*The desktop version of Virtuoso.com is where you’ll search rates and book online. If you don’t know how to enable this on a mobile device (tap the “AA” in the search bar on Safari or three dots on the bottom of a Chrome screen), send me your dates. When searching rates on Virtuoso, do not input children ages 17 and under as they may be priced as adults and actually can stay at no additional charge. I’m notified when you book and will add them when I contact you about your reservation.


The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

Neighborhood: Downtown Core
MRT Station: Raffles Place
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

A view of The Fullerton Hotel's colonial exterior from across Marina Bay at sunset.
Exterior view (Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board)

If the Asian Civilisations Museum and National Gallery are high up on your itinerary must-sees, this waterfront hotel is a great (and romantic) choice.

With its Italian marble floors, Doric columns, cornices, and glorious high ceilings, it’s hard to believe that this striking art deco building (which is now a National Monument) was once the city’s General Post Office and the chamber of commerce.

The rooms are large and elegant, the bathrooms are spa-like, and the beds are simply wonderful, but the best thing about The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is the view. Depending on your room, you may enjoy a bird’s eye view of the nightly Marina Bay light show. They also have a fairly strict three person per room or suite occupancy requirement.

TIP: The hotel offers free one-hour heritage tours that explore Singapore’s history.

Virtuosos amenities include:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability (up to Esplanade Room only) *See booking instruction
  • Buffet breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom, served in restaurant
  • Commemorative historical book or limited edition framed Fullerton stamp
  • Complimentary access to the Straits Club Lounge for up to two people (offering daily breakfast, tea items throughout the day and evening cocktails and canapes.)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

*The desktop version of Virtuoso.com is where you’ll search rates and book online. If you don’t know how to enable this on a mobile device (tap the “AA” in the search bar on Safari or three dots on the bottom of a Chrome screen), send me your dates. When searching rates on Virtuoso, do not input children ages 11 and under as they will be priced as adults and can stay at no additional charge. I’m notified when you book and will add them when I contact you about your reservation. Children ages 12 and older are considered adults.


Fairmont Singapore

Neighborhood: Downtown Core
MRT Station: City Hall
Address: 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560

Premier room interior with neutral decor and purple pillow, art, and bench accents.
Premier Room (Photo courtesy of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts)

This luxury hotel in Singapore certainly earns its five stars. It’s in a busy location, but if you don’t want to go out into the hustle and bustle of the city, you don’t have to.

There are 15 restaurants in the two towers (including the Michelin-starred, signature restaurant JAAN), a large outdoor pool area, and the Willow Stream Spa.

Guests enjoy well-equipped rooms, designer toiletries from Rose 31, cozy bathrobes and slippers, goose down pillows and quilts, fabulous views, and easy access to many of the city’s most popular attractions. 

Children ages 11 and younger stay complimentary. Ages 12 and older are considered adults.


The St. Regis Singapore

Neighborhood: Tanglin
MRT Station: Orchard (.5 mile from the hotel)
Address: 29 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247911

The lobby at St. Regis has deep red velvet chairs and rugs in addition to a gold Asian painting and crystal chandelier.
The St. Regis Singapore lobby (Photo courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board)

Stay at this hotel at the end of Orchard Road’s shopping belt and you’ll have access to 24-hour butler service and chauffeured Bentleys.

The decor here is stunning, and the hotel has one of Asia’s finest art collections in its gallery. Rooms come outfitted with Bose sound systems, Laboratoire Remède toiletries, rain showers, and deep soaking tubs.

There are four on-property dining options: French and Asian-inspired dishes are on the menu at Brasserie Les Saveurs, and LaBrezza offers Italian dishes that can be eaten poolside. There’s gourmet Cantonese at Yan Ting and afternoon tea at The Drawing Room.

This hotel is a great option for families as their double rooms and some suites allow four people —even four adults!

Look forward to hotel’s fleet of Bentleys to get you around town. Guests who reserve Specialty Suites, Premier Specialty, or Presidential Suite, receive complimentary round trip Bentley Changi Airport transfers, or equivalent luxury limousines subject to availability. Talk about opulence.

Virtuoso amenities include:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full Breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, (excludes Sunday at St. Regis, Sunday Brunch at Brasserie Les Saveurs, Dim Sum Brunch or Sunday Brunch at Yan Ting)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

*The desktop version of Virtuoso.com is where you’ll search rates and book online. If you don’t know how to enable this on a mobile device (tap the “AA” in the search bar on Safari or three dots on the bottom of a Chrome screen), send me your dates.


Six Senses Duxton & Maxwell

Neighborhood: Chinatown
MRT: Tanjong Pagar
Maxwell: 2 Cook Street, Singapore 078857
Duxton: 83 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089540

The Opium room features dark wood furnishings and walls with hints of rust-color.
Six Senses Duxton Opium Room (Photo courtesy of Six Senses)

Travel + Leisure readers have voted Six Senses the world’s number one hotel brand for good reason. Six Senses is all about creating experiences that are in harmony with the natural environment and make guests feel healthy and happy.

Their beds are designed to improve sleep quality. Their menus are designed to enhance wellness. And their spa programs are designed by experts. The two Singapore hotels are smaller boutique properties.

Six Senses Duxton is the more eclectic and opulent of the two Singapore boutique hotels (and was designed by former Bond girl Anouska Hempel). The boutique hotel. has a reputation for offering unconventional services, like tea appreciation classes. Most of the rooms have a two-person occupancy.

Six Senses Maxwell has an elegant European aesthetic, a swimming pool, and tends to be more kid-friendly. Terrace Rooms have extra twin sofa beds that would work for a family of three.

Six Senses is part of InterContinental Hotel Group so your best bet is to book on IHG.com.


How to Choose Between the Best Hotels in Singapore

Any of the above luxury Singapore hotels will take great care of you, but you may like the location and amenities of some better than others. When I help people book, I usually ask them the following questions: 

  1. Where in Singapore will you be spending most of your time?
  2. Do you need easy MRT access?
  3. Are you traveling with children?
  4. Is there a hotel brand that you prefer?

Your answers to these questions will help you narrow down your choices significantly. 

See the full list of luxury hotels in Singapore where you can enjoy extras like complimentary breakfasts, room upgrades, spa credits, and more at no extra cost to you.

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