Best Family Hotels in California

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    Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel
    Berkeley, CA
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    The hotel offers complimentary childcare services – including holiday themed activities, Friday movie screenings and tennis camps – as part of its daily resort fee. And inside the property's kids club, children can participate in arts and crafts projects and games or play with toys.
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    Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
    Anaheim, CA
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Disney's Grand Californian Hotel offers numerous family activities such as outdoor movie nights, arts and crafts tours, property tours and interactive experiences.
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    Disneyland Hotel
    Anaheim, CA
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Disneyland Hotel is designed to cater to the desires of children and families. Aside from direct access to the Disney theme parks, Disneyland Hotel offers on-site movie screenings, character meet and greets, Disney history tours, crafts and much more.
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    The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
    Palm Desert, CA
    10.6 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    This property offers the Westin Kids Club for those ages 4 to 12. Broken into two three-hour time slots per day, the club allows children to take part in both on- and off-site activities including T-shirt tie-dying and excursions to the Living Desert. There is also a teen room, a waterslide and a game room loaded with video game console hookups, a pool table, air hockey and opportunities for game tournaments.
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    Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    9.7 miles to city center
    $38 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $38 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    The resort's Splashtopia waterpark is the main draw for families.
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    Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina - San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    7.7 miles to city center
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The hotel offers a variety of children's activities, including scavenger hunts, board games and seasonal pool activities. The property's pools are family-friendly and feature three waterslides. The hotel also offers babysitting services.
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    Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, CA
    3.6 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The resort’s complimentary Kids For All Seasons program offers a variety of supervised daily activities such as swimming, painting, cookie making and herb gardening. There are also family-friendly on-site activities including movies, games, putting greens, swimming and croquet, along with off-site adventures such as sailing, mountain biking and kayak tours.
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    Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
    Huntington Beach, CA
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach offers a variety of activities for children including the Slyders water playground with three waterslides and wading pools adjacent to the main pool. The hotel also offers Camp Hyatt, a program for kids 3 to 12, featuring arts and crafts and outdoor activities for half-day, full-day and evening sessions.
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    Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
    Carlsbad, CA
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The kid-friendly amenities at Omni La Costa Resort begin with the Very Important Kid check-in. The Kidtopia Kids Club features areas that simulate the ocean, filled with sea creatures; a magical forest; and an interactive game floor. Each area is designed for specific age groups, including a nursery for infants and toddlers. All programs include lunch or dinner. In addition to the extensive recreational activities at the resort, Omni offers several programs and events for kids of all ages, including the Vibz Game Lounge.
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    The Ahwahnee
    Yosemite National Park, CA
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Guests of The Majestic Yosemite Hotel have access to Yosemite National Park’s family programs, which include one-hour guided junior ranger walks, art classes and stargazing. Other kid-friendly activities offered throughout Yosemite include ice skating, fishing, biking, rock climbing and skiing.
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    The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    7.3 miles to city center
    $37 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $37 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    The Westin Mission Hills provides a number of activities for kids. The Westin Kids Club Discovery room is for ages 3 to 12 and has a series of daily activities including arts and crafts, games, storytelling and more. There is also a koi pond, a terrarium and a tortoise den for children to visit. Kids Night Out is an evening kids club program so that parents can go out for the night; it costs $45 and includes dinner, movies, games and more.
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    Hilton San Diego Bayfront
    San Diego, CA
    2.4 miles to city center
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    The Hilton San Diego Bayfront has a variety of children's amenities including seasonal activities, video rentals and children's menus at the on-site eateries. The Splash Zone, located at the hotel's pool, includes a waterslide, fountains and toys.
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    Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
    Cabazon, CA
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $25 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Though this resort is a casino, families are welcome. The pool, waterslide and lazy river are particularly popular with families.
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    Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
    Newport Beach, CA
    $30 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    $30 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Children will enjoy the hotel's family-friendly pool which features a waterslide, a splash park and a putting green for the little ones. During the summer, activities such as hula lessons, water balloon tosses and dive-in movies take place to cater to younger guests.
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    Fairmont Grand Del Mar
    San Diego, CA
    16 miles to city center
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    The Explorer’s Club at The Grand Del Mar keeps children and teenagers occupied with video games, movies, and arts and crafts (at $15 per hour per child). Four-hour and eight-hour programs for children ages 5 to 12 include themed activities and outdoor games.
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    The Resort at Pelican Hill
    Newport Coast, CA
    $65 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $65 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    The resort offers activity programs for both young children and teens. Camp Pelican, for children ages 4 to 12, features a clubhouse with two big-screen televisions, video games, board games, arts and crafts supplies, digital microscopes and computer stations. Outdoor activities include playtime in the children's pool with its bubble jet fountain and sand play areas. Full- and half-day programs include lunch and snacks.
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    Meadowood Napa Valley
    St. Helena, CA
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Meadowood's family pool, croquet, golf and tennis facilities are popular for families with children.
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    The Beverly Hills Hotel
    Beverly Hills, CA
    8.1 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The hotel does not offer a kids club, however, amenities provided by the hotel still make young guests feel at home. Complimentary teddy bears and chocolate chip cookies add a special touch to children's stays. Babysitting services are available and can be booked through the concierge.
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    The London West Hollywood
    West Hollywood, CA
    $28.96 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $28.96 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free WiFi

    The London West Hollywood does not come across as a kid-friendly hotel. However, young guests are still welcome. Rollaway beds and cribs are available and would easily fit into the oversized suites. Younger kids also receive Paddington Bear finger puppets upon arrival, and loaner kid-size bathrobes are available.
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    Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection
    Calistoga, CA
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $45 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Amenities families would enjoy include the bocce ball courts and family pool. The family pool has water toys and the hotel also has games for families to borrow at the front desk.
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
    Dana Point, CA
    $50 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $50 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    There is no kids club on-site, but the Ritz Carlton offers amenities, facilities and activities children would be interested in. Amenities include beach toys, coloring books, a library of movies for in-room use, complimentary use of sports equipment and more. There's also on-site play centers for toddlers and elementary children as well as a marketplace that offers kid-friendly cereals, a candy station, coloring books and kid's card games. Activities include seasonal poolside movies, storytelling and cookie making, to name a few.
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    Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
    Westlake Village, CA
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Beginning with a custom welcome amenity tailored to your child’s age, the Four Seasons Westlake Village offers a wide variety of perks and activities for children. In the room, you’ll find child-sized bathrobes and children’s bath amenities. Pool toys and goggles are also available for use at the indoor family pool, and the activity lawn offers a variety of games from mini-golf to badminton and croquet. In addition, the hotel features a game room with a video arcade, pool and ping-pong tables, and foosball and air hockey tables.
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    Ojai Valley Inn
    Ojai, CA
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $35 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Camp Oak is the resort's themed program for children aged 4 to 12. Activities include outdoor adventures, arts and crafts, swimming and more. The property also features many family-friendly activities such as hiking, biking, basketball, volleyball and fishing. During the summer, the hotel offers dive-in movies where guests can enjoy movies and popcorn from the pool.
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    Monarch Beach Resort
    Dana Point, CA
    $50 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $50 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    Monarch Beach Kids offers games and guided activities for children aged 5-12. In addition, there are multiple pools and outdoor activities to choose from. Babysitting services can be arranged for a fee.
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    Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa
    Carlsbad, CA
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $40 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    The Aviara Kids Academy by Camp Hyatt offers a variety of half- and full-day camps for children ages 4 to 12. Fees vary depending on the time and offering of the session. Activities include arts and crafts, storytelling and games. Babysitting services can be arranged through the concierge.

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