Whether you live in Southern California or you’re traveling from out of state, families visiting the popular attractions in and around Los Angeles need a “home base” of sorts. A hotel that offers family-friendly accommodations, a few perks and conveniences, and a prime location. Here then is our list of 10 of the best family-friendly hotels in and around Los Angeles.
10 Family Friendly Hotels in SoCal
Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028
Loews Hollywood Hotel is centrally located at the Hollywood and Highland complex, making it easy to explore Hollywood as well as being just a short distance away from Universal Studios. There are more than 600 guest rooms as well as a rooftop pool. And more than that, “Loews loves kids, and teens too.”
The Loews Loves Kids programs make traveling as a family as fun and easy as possible. The hotel offers lending libraries of games, childproofing kits, a complimentary welcome gift for children under 10, and a special “kids closet” complete with toys, car seats, and more. Teens and tweens aren’t left out either. They have access to a lending library of video games including Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.
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100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
A stay at the Terranea Resort may leave families feeling as if they’re much further away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles than they, in fact, are. The Resort is located on 102 acres of “private peninsula paradise.” Additionally, families will find four ocean-view pools; a nine-hole, par-three golf course; eight restaurants/cafes; and, of course, the Pacific Ocean.
Visiting kids won’t run out of things to do including exploring the nearby tide pools, kayaking, going on nature walks, and participating in the Tide Pool Adventure Camp for Kids. Camp allows children an opportunity to get busy and creative while interacting with other kids while parents get a little time to themselves.
Magic Castle Hotel
7025 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028
At the Magic Castle Hotel, families will appreciate the hotel’s close proximity to top tourist spots as well as its charming amenities. Take advantage of the 24-hour free snack bar that includes chips, cookies, crackers, and candies, as well as the free soft-serve ice cream each afternoon, and the hotel’s laundry service. If you’re craving a popsicle, use the poolside “Popsicle Hotline,” and a free popsicle will be delivered to you!
Families can hop on the subway and be in Universal Studios in minutes, or go for a walk and explore the sights and sounds of Hollywood. Additionally, staying at the Magic Castle Hotel gains you access to the private Magic Castle Club. On the weekends, the Magic Castle is open for brunch, and the magic is family-friendly. One and two-bedroom suites are available, and both come equipped with a full kitchen. A complimentary continental breakfast is included as well as robes and slippers, which are available in kids’ sizes too!
The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey
4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Families wishing to spend time near the water may opt to select a stay at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey. The Hotel offers farm-to-table dining, a heated saltwater pool, an on-site spa, pet-friendly accommodations, and more. The Ritz-Carlton also offers a special program called, Ritz Kids. Children will participate in a special scavenger hunt, and upon completion, earn a special gift. The Hotel’s prime location also means that families will not be at a loss for things to do in the nearby area.
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles
1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles is conveniently located near The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Families may select from among the more than 300 guest rooms and suites all of which have a view of the nearby mountains.
The hotel offers a “Bed and Breakfast” deal that includes daily breakfast, complimentary valet parking, and more. Or, try the “Kids Glamping” package and kids can receive welcome sweets, slippers, a robe, a Langham teddy bear, and other goodies. Families will also appreciate the Langham Kids Library located in the front lobby where children can borrow a book.
Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212
While the Beverly Wilshire may be famous for its role in the film, Pretty Woman, it offers many family-friendly amenities. Guest rooms may be child-proofed if desired, and families may take advantage of the complimentary DVD library, cribs, and rollaway beds.
Before arriving, provide the hotel with the names and ages of your children so they can receive a special welcome including child-size robes. The Beverly Wilshire’s location makes it easy for families to explore Beverly Hills, take a drive west to the beach, or spend the day in Hollywood. Families may opt to swim, explore Beverly Hills, take advantage of the spa facilities, and more.
Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza
251 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza serves as a great base of operations for families looking to explore downtown Los Angeles and surrounding neighborhoods. The non-smoking hotel features an outdoor heated pool, two on-site restaurants, and 453 guest rooms and suites.
Families will appreciate the Omni Junior Chefs, a special program for the hotel’s youngest guests. At check-in, children receive a backpack filled with fun items including an activity book, crayons, snacks, a juice box, and more.
The Westin Pasadena
191 N. Los Robles, Pasadena, CA 91101
The Westin Pasadena offers 350 guest rooms, an on-site restaurant, a heated outdoor pool, and an on-site babysitting service. The hotel is located in downtown Pasadena within walking distance of several attractions including the USC Pacific Asia Museum and the Pasadena Museum of California Art, to name a few. Ritz Kids is a special program in which “curiosity is sparked by locally-inspired environmental and cultural experiences.” With this program, child-friendly amenities and menus are provided for young travelers.
4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91602
Families looking to explore Universal Studios Hollywood will appreciate the Universal Studios Packages offered at The Garland Hotel. Families may take a complimentary trolley to Universal and enjoy early admission to Universal Studios (based on availability). In addition, the Hotel offers family suites complete with a “separate nook with bunk beds” for kids and a king-size bed for parents. Additionally, all rooms offer a private balcony, a refrigerator, and are non-smoking. There is an on-site restaurant as well.