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Lots of families are looking to plan Southern California vacations right now to enjoy its beautiful weather, kid-friendly attractions, and awesome beaches and pools. Not only are there lots of great options for families in terms of things to do in Los Angeles, but also for places to stay. Here are some of the best Los Angeles family resorts and hotels to help everyone in your family be comfortable and have a great trip.
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One of our favorite hotels in the Los Angeles area for families is the Magic Castle Hotel, which offers one- and two-bedroom suites. Located on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood, Magic Castle has a free 24-hour snack bar with lots of cookies and candy goodies, free ice cream daily at 2:30pm, popsicles, and even free laundry service. The hotel is a 10-minute drive and one subway stop away from Universal Studios, a favorite destination for traveling families. Bring your family to brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at the Magic Castle Club and also enjoy the local attractions nearby, such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, and the Chinese Theater. For families, the hotel also offers kid-size robes, cribs and roll-away beds, full kitchens, and complimentary continental breakfast.
Families love staying at the Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza because of the Omni Kids Crew program that caters to young guests. Kids get a backpack filled with an activity book, stickers, crayons, games, and binoculars when you check-in. On your first night, the kids will also get milk and cookies delivered to your room. The restaurants offer coloring menus with crayons too. This Omni hotel rises 17 stories tall and also has an outdoor heated lap pool, fitness center, spa services, and two restaurants. When you stay here, you and your family will be close to the Walt Disney Concert Hall and Dodger Stadium.
To be near the Universal Studios attractions with your family, consider staying at the Garland. This hotel has a retro-chic vibe and a boutique feel. The Garland is at the heart of the city’s cultural attractions and has lots of planned activities to choose from. On Mondays, you can join arts and crafts events in the lobby for kids of all ages. There’s also the Garland live music concert series for the adults. The Garland offers family-specific rooms that have partitioned-off areas for the kids, as well as family suites that give you extra space. You can even bring your family pet here because dogs are welcomed with special amenities and a spacious dog area to explore.
A stylish place to stay in Los Angeles that also welcomes kids is the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. This luxury option is in the heart of downtown and offers great downtown views. It’s near Dodger Stadium, has a spa and onsite restaurants, and offers a pool and fitness center too. Spanning 21 floors, there are modern rooms and spacious suites here. For traveling families, the JW Marriott hotel offers cribs and play yards, as well as roll-away beds and pull-out sofa beds for extra accommodations.
You can also stay at the Loews Hollywood Hotel with your family and stay in one of the luxury rooms and suites. The Loews has a rooftop pool, a yoga studio, onsite restaurant and bar, Bodega with all-day snacks, and complimentary Wi-Fi. It’s also a top pick when visiting nearby Universal Studios. Bring the family pet along because this hotel welcomes pets and offers helpful amenities like dog-walking route maps, bowls, and treats. Families also enjoy this hotel because cribs and baby bath amenity kits are complimentary and assorted games are available to play.
Residence Inn by Marriott Los Angeles LAX/Century Boulevard has large guest suites that are ideal for families who want to be near the airport. The hotel has spacious rooms, complimentary hot breakfast each morning, 24-hour shuttle service to and from the Los Angeles International Airport, and an outdoor heated pool. Families can use the kitchenettes in the rooms, bring their pets along to the pet-friendly rooms, and make kids comfortable in the cribs, play yards, and pull-out sofa beds that the hotel provides.
For a five-star luxury experience with your family, book a room at the Hotel Bel-Air. This hotel has been a symbol of low-key elegance since 1946 and is designed like a private residence on 12 acres. Your family will enjoy seeing the lake with swans, thousands of varieties of plants, and being just a mile from Beverly Hills. Dine at the Wolfgang Puck restaurant, sip afternoon tea, and get the privacy you crave while on vacation.
For pure Hollywood glamour, plan your family vacation to the Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles. For kids, there’s the Ask Alfred Children’s Program, as well as a pool, fitness center, and Wi-Fi. This is a friendly and beautiful hotel that is perfect for making memories in Los Angeles, offering a convenient location near Dodger Stadium. It’s been the setting of many TV shows and movies and a cultural landmark that dates back to 1923. It offers a wide variety of accommodation options and you’ll be in the heart of L.A.’s cultural district and near lots of attractions, such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Broad contemporary art museum.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport is a great pick for families because it’s conveniently located near the airport and offers free breakfast each day. It has an outdoor pool to play in, free Wi-Fi, and even offers a grocery shopping service to stock up your kitchen.
The last family resort we’ll mention here is the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles, which is a Marriott hotel near the airport and with complimentary airport shuttle service. There’s an outdoor pool, laid-back restaurants, high-speed Wi-Fi, and pet-friendly accommodations to bring the family dog along. With elegant rooms and suites, the hotel offers cribs, play yards, roll-away beds, pull-out sofa beds for families as well.