The last time I was at LegoLand California was so long ago that they didn’t yet have their hotel. Here’s a small look at our first time staying at this property.
I had a wonderful weekend planned at LegoLand California and figured, why not just stay on property? There are a lot of benefits:
- Themed rooms that you get to choose (more on this later)
- Separate kid’s sleeping area (what really sold me)
- Early access to the park for hotel guests
- Nightly entertainment for kids
- A breakfast buffet each day of your stay
My big reason for wanting to stay on property was so I wouldn’t have to load Savannah in/out of a car, fight traffic in/out of the park, and try to find a decent parking spot. That all just seemed like way too much of a headache and that’s the last thing I wanted on my Mother’s Day weekend.
Savannah is a self proclaimed princess and calls our home her castle. I wanted to give her a true “castle” experience so I chose the Kingdom themed room. You have a choice of Kingdom, Pirate, Adventure, and Friends Forever. The rooms are all set up the same no matter the theme you choose.
The kid’s sleeping area is not completely separated by a door but Savannah loved that she had her own space with her favorite Uncle.
The kid’s room has its own TV with plenty of Lego movies playing at all times day and night. The TV came in handy while we got ready and while we were planning our route through the theme park.
This was Savannah’s first time seeing a bunk bed and she thought it was so neat. She stayed on the bottom bunk and loved having control of her own little light, which is very useful for the child that is afraid of the dark! There is a pull out trundle bed so this portion of the room can sleep three kids.
Of course even the hotel has wonderful Lego creations! The hanging crown in the bathroom was such a cute addition!
The parent bed was surprisingly comfortable although it seemed a bit small for a king. (Paul is over six feet tall so everything seems small to him!)
Every room comes with a “treasure chest” and you are given clues for the combination at check in. The clues are pretty easy (how many palm trees sort of thing) and it took us no time at all to get the four digit code. If you unlock your chest you get to keep whatever is inside! I won’t ruin the surprise but you can probably guess what gifts you’ll be getting.
There were nightly dance parties for the kids and even shows put on near the lobby. The breakfast buffet was a little bit better than your standard free continental. There was even a buffet at child level! Savannah loved being able to walk up to the buffet counter and get her own food. (Or try to at least!) The staff was so helpful and even let us check in early the day we got there! All of the staff, even the valet, are on a level above your average chain hotel.
Paul had never previously been to LegoLand and he loved the park and hotel so much that he decided this will be our annual trip destination. If you are going to LegoLand California you absolutely have to stay in the LegoLand Hotel!
To book your room go to http://www.legoland.com/california/legoland-hotel/themed-rooms/.
Happy travels! xoxo