YES. A stay at LEGOLAND Hotel California is definitely worth it! Especially for LEGO master builders of all ages. And you can’t miss it. The hotel is surrounded with fun and bold colored LEGO bricks!
As you may know, we love going to LEGOLAND – you can find all of my posts about the theme park under the “Explore” tab. 😉 Since the kids were on Summer break, I turned our recent excursion into a mini-staycation and the memories were worth every penny.
LEGOLAND CA RESORT HOTELS
There are two resort hotels conveniently located near the entrance of LEGOLAND CA – LEGOLAND California Hotel and LEGOLAND Castle Hotel. This post is about the LEGOLAND California Hotel, but I’m hoping to experience (and share) the other one soon!
Is a LEGOLAND California Hotel stay worth it?
Hotel guests get an early access into the park to enjoy popular rides before its open to the public, which is great during peak days! During our stay, we didn’t take advantage of this perk.
Since this was a mini-staycation, our one-night stay was after our time at LEGOLAND CA. But since most of the guests headed to the park early, we had the pool all to ourselves!
Tip: You can store luggage before check-in. We did this since we arrived to the park before the 4pm check-in time.
There’s something for everyone with five themed rooms to choose from: Pirate, Adventure, Kingdom, LEGO Friends, and Ninjago.
The details inside are incredible! Every room has a King-size bed for the adults and the kids get their own sleeping area with a bunk bed, pull out trundle, and their very own entertainment center.
Warning: Kids may never want to leave.
The moment you walk inside, you’ll find interactive LEGO features throughout the hotel. There’s even LEGO bricks to occupy the kids while you check-in.
Whatever theme you decide on, just take a moment to appreciate all the LEGO details inside – including the bathroom! My boys loved the Adventure themed room…it was an Egyptian adventure filled with LEGO pharaohs, creatures, and treasure! Also every room has a bucket of LEGO bricks to play with during your stay.
Other LEGO surprises include:
Treasure Hunt – The kids will get a scavenger sheet at check-in to search for clues throughout the hotel. The code will unlock the treasure chest inside your room. There’s two gifts inside that chest, but if there’s more than 2 kids staying in the room, be sure to get extra treasure during check -in.
Disco Elevator – Get ready for a little dance party inside the elevator. You’ll wish there were more than 3 levels – because its a short ride.
Pool – The outdoor pool has large LEGO brick that floats. I had a hard time getting Ronan to leave!
Every hotel stay includes a free buffet style hot breakfast. Woo hoo. It makes one less thing to worry about in the morning. And it has lots of good food options…its one of the best buffets we’ve been to. Picky eaters like my boys really will enjoy options like fresh smoothies, fruits, waffles, omelet station, and more! The best part, the kids have their own buffet section that’s low enough for them to grab their own food!
The buffet is only available at the Bricks Family Restaurant…be sure to check breakfast times so you don’t oversleep.
Also if the kids have LEGO mini-figures to trade, bring them. R traded his for a really good one that had several accessories! There was also a Character Meet & Greet with Lloyd – come camera ready.
Every night, starting at 6pm there’s fun entertainment happening inside the hotel like dance parties and live shows at the Pirate Ship (in the lobby). The entertainment varies and you’ll receive a schedule at check-in!
During our stay, the kids got to enjoy an outdoor LEGO movie at the pool. We missed the other things since everyone was exhausted from a long day at the park and opted to enjoy a nice dinner at Skyline Cafe.
For more info and deals, visit Legoland.com.
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Disclosure: We received a media rate during our stay and all opinions are my own.