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    Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel
    Berkeley, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1736 reviewsTripAdvisor (1736)
    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.
    Berkeley, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1736 reviewsTripAdvisor (1736)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
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    Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
    Anaheim, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4888 reviewsTripAdvisor (4888)
    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.
    Anaheim, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4888 reviewsTripAdvisor (4888)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Disneyland Hotel
    Anaheim, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3290 reviewsTripAdvisor (3290)
    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.
    Anaheim, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3290 reviewsTripAdvisor (3290)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Desert Willow Villas, Palm Desert
    Palm Desert, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1267 reviewsTripAdvisor (1267)
    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.
    Palm Desert, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1267 reviewsTripAdvisor (1267)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4340 reviewsTripAdvisor (4340)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
    The resort's Splashtopia waterpark is the main draw for families.
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4340 reviewsTripAdvisor (4340)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina - San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 4059 reviewsTripAdvisor (4059)
    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.
    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 4059 reviewsTripAdvisor (4059)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
    Huntington Beach, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4216 reviewsTripAdvisor (4216)
    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.
    Huntington Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4216 reviewsTripAdvisor (4216)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2737 reviewsTripAdvisor (2737)
    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.
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2737 reviewsTripAdvisor (2737)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton San Diego Bayfront
    San Diego, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5652 reviewsTripAdvisor (5652)
    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.
    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5652 reviewsTripAdvisor (5652)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
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    Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
    Carlsbad, CA
    4.5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3377 reviewsTripAdvisor (3377)
    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.
    Carlsbad, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3377 reviewsTripAdvisor (3377)
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
    Newport Beach, CA
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2043 reviewsTripAdvisor (2043)
    Free WiFi

    Situated in Newport Beach, California, about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles, the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach completed a $15 million renovation in May 2013. Its location in southern California also puts it near Disneyland and the popular shopping complex, Fashion Island. The hotel features 407 rooms, each of which is appointed with a patio or balcony, an iPod docking station, a minifridge and a flat-screen TV. Outside the room, on-site pursuits abound thanks to the hotel's plentiful facilities, which include several pools, tennis courts, shuffleboard, and a golf course. In terms of eating and drinking, guests can enjoy coastal cuisine at SHOR American Seafood Grill or sit down for coffee or cocktails in the Lobby Lounge. Apart from the variety of activities and amenities, previous guests say they love this Hyatt property's staff. Visitors noted that the hotel's employees were friendly, well-trained and went out of their way to assist guests. And, if you participate in the brand's loyalty program, you can accrue and redeem points for choosing to stay at this hotel.

    Newport Beach, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2043 reviewsTripAdvisor (2043)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Fairmont Grand Del Mar
    San Diego, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2014 reviewsTripAdvisor (2014)
    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). Four-hour and eight-hour programs for children ages 5 to 12 include themed activities and outdoor games.
    San Diego, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2014 reviewsTripAdvisor (2014)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Beverly Hills Hotel
    Beverly Hills, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1359 reviewsTripAdvisor (1359)
    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.
    Beverly Hills, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1359 reviewsTripAdvisor (1359)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Resort at Pelican Hill
    Newport Coast, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1753 reviewsTripAdvisor (1753)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Overlooking several golf courses and the Pacific Ocean, The Resort at Pelican Hill earns praise for its relaxed ambiance and luxurious amenities, as does the impressive circular Coliseum Pool. Here, you'll have your choice of bungalow or villa accommodations – villas are more spacious with separate living quarters, making them a good choice for families. No matter which type of room you choose, you will be greeted with warm neutral tones, exposed wood-beam ceilings and Italian limestone fireplaces, not to mention views of the ocean or the fairways from private terraces. Families particularly enjoy The Resort at Pelican Hill thanks to its abundant outdoor activities for teens and the Camp Pelican program and clubhouse, which offers games for kids of all ages. Adults also have opportunities for fun on the spectacular golf course, at The Spa at Pelican Hill or at one of the on-site eateries. You can find this hotel just south of Balboa Island along Highway 1.

    Newport Coast, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1753 reviewsTripAdvisor (1753)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Meadowood Napa Valley
    St. Helena, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2094 reviewsTripAdvisor (2094)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Sitting on 250 acres in quaint St. Helena, California, Meadowood Napa Valley resort automatically wins guests over with its serene landscape and isolation. The guest room decor embodies a rustic elegance, with cottage-like beamed ceilings, private terraces and, in most rooms, fireplaces. Although the cost of a stay here is admittedly steep, many travelers feel the exceptional service and on-site activities, such as croquet, tennis and golf, make the expense worthwhile. Guests will also find several pools and an extensive fitness center here. Meanwhile, those who splurged on a treatment at the on-site spa certainly didn't regret it, nor did they have second thoughts about repeat meals at The Restaurant. Should you stay at the Meadowood, you'll be close to the Castello di Amorosa Winery and Schramsberg Vineyards, both of which offer exceptional tours and tastings.

    St. Helena, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2094 reviewsTripAdvisor (2094)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa
    Carlsbad, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2332 reviewsTripAdvisor (2332)
    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.
    Carlsbad, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2332 reviewsTripAdvisor (2332)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The London West Hollywood
    West Hollywood, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2012 reviewsTripAdvisor (2012)
    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.
    West Hollywood, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2012 reviewsTripAdvisor (2012)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free WiFi
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    Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2320 reviewsTripAdvisor (2320)
    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.
    Santa Barbara, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2320 reviewsTripAdvisor (2320)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
    Dana Point, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2624 reviewsTripAdvisor (2624)
    Free WiFi

    When booking a room at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, guests expect to receive superb service. And that's what they get. On top of that, they get a breathtaking ocean view and gorgeous grounds just northwest of Dana Point Marina. If you need any help reaching inner peace, the well-reviewed spa is happy to accommodate you. And this is no ordinary Ritz: In addition to the standard pool-tennis-fitness center combination, this property has access to several area golf courses and some excellent surfing waves. Plus, guests can explore the local environment with expert naturalists on eco-adventures organized by the hotel. As for dining, you can satiate your appetite at one of several on-site eateries. And when it comes time to call it a day, you won't be disappointed with the accommodations. Previous visitors love the serene pastel blue and cream decor in the guest rooms, as well as the private balconies and technology such as flat-screen TVs and internet access (included in the $50 daily resort fee). Plus, this hotel particpates in the Marriott Bonvoy program, so members can earn and use points by staying here.

    Dana Point, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2624 reviewsTripAdvisor (2624)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Terranea Resort, A Destination Hotel
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4395 reviewsTripAdvisor (4395)
    Free WiFi
    Terranea Resort has plenty of options for kids and families. For younger children, the Tide Pool Kids Club offers a variety of games and activities – fees for the club depend on the number of hours the child spends there. For teens, a free teens hour with activities is available. There is also a children's center with games and computers.
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4395 reviewsTripAdvisor (4395)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
    Westlake Village, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1695 reviewsTripAdvisor (1695)
    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.
    Westlake Village, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1695 reviewsTripAdvisor (1695)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Ojai Valley Inn
    Ojai, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1864 reviewsTripAdvisor (1864)
    Free Parking
    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.
    Ojai, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1864 reviewsTripAdvisor (1864)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1716 reviewsTripAdvisor (1716)
    Free WiFi
    The Ritz Kids program is a kids club that provides supervised physical and creative activities for children between the ages of 5 and 12. It is offered on Firdays and Saturdays and includes immersive and adventurous programs focused on local traditions and adventure.
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1716 reviewsTripAdvisor (1716)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2345 reviewsTripAdvisor (2345)
    Free WiFi
    The Ritz Kids Day Program offers half- and full-day programs daily for children ages 5 to 12. Activities might include swimming at the pool, exploring the beach, doing arts and crafts and making s’mores. The Kids Night Out program provides supervised activities from 6 to 9 p.m.
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2345 reviewsTripAdvisor (2345)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Monarch Beach Resort
    Dana Point, CA
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3121 reviewsTripAdvisor (3121)
    Free WiFi

    Formerly a St. Regis property, guests can't stop raving about how beautiful the Monarch Beach Resort is. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Monarch Beach – about 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles – this resort caters to perfectionists. The grounds are well-manicured, the decor is both lavish, comfortable and up-to-date (accommodations were renovated in summer 2015), and the resort has a private beach. What more could you ask for? Well, you can also indulge at the handful of on-site eateries, swing a golf club in view of the Pacific Ocean or treat yourself to a decadent massage or sugar scrub at the Miraval Spa. Families love the wide range of activities for children, ranging from treasure hunts to the kids club to babysitting services. And previous visitors say the steep price is worthwhile and that the resort's staff deserves the highest praise.

    Dana Point, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3121 reviewsTripAdvisor (3121)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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