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.
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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).
8384 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048
The Orlando Hotel has a lot going for it, including a prime location in Mid-City Los Angeles. The hotel offers a swimming pool, is pet-friendly, and has a restaurant on-site. But perhaps most special of all, is its American Girl Hotel Package. Upon arrival, the hotel’s “paparazzi” will photograph your child with their special American Girl friend. The photo, in a special keepsake frame, will be a special souvenir to take home. Additionally, this package includes a bath robe for both the child and doll (to take home), a doll bed with blanket and pillow (to take home), and a greeting card upon arrival.
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. Kids won’t run out of things to do including exploring the nearby tide pools, kayaking, going on a nature walk, 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.
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 (including chips, cookies, crackers, and candies), free soft-serve ice cream each afternoon, laundry service, and 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 (available in kids’ sizes too!).
4375 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Families wishing to spend some 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.
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 “Family Getaway” including daily breakfast, complimentary valet parking, and special Kids Amenities. Kids receive welcome sweets, slippers, a special backpack filled with a coloring book, crayons, and other goodies. Families will also appreciate the Langham Kids Library located in the front lobby where children can borrow a book.
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 and cribs and/or 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 and head 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.
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 Kids Crew, 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, card games, and binoculars), and on their first night, kids receive their own room service in the form of milk and cookies delivered to their room.
191 N. Los Robles, Pasadena, CA 91101
The Westin Pasadena offers 350 guest rooms, an on-site restaurant, a heated outdoor pool, and 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. Westin Family is a special program designed to “enrich our youngest guests’ stay and enhance their well-being through exploration and discovery.” Kids receive a Travel Journey and a Local Activity Guide.
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 the kids and a king-size bed for the parents. Additionally, all rooms offer a private balcony, refrigerator, and are non-smoking. There is an on-site restaurant as well.