Best Family Hotels in California

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    Fairmont Grand Del Mar
    San Diego, CA
    16 miles to city center
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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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    The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
    Truckee, CA
    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The property offers the Ritz Kids winter and summer programs featuring adventure activities, recreational games and art projects for children ages 5 to 12. There’s also the Indoor Camp Out package which includes an in-room tent, bedding, camp light, a teddy bear and a s’mores kit.
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    Montage Laguna Beach
    Laguna Beach, CA
    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Montage caters to tiny guests with Paintbox Petite — a childcare facility with outdoor activities, crafts and more for ages 2 to 5. Guests ages 5 through 12 are welcomed at Paintbox, which offers half- and full-day sessions, as well as children's night out events.
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    Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa
    Carlsbad, CA
    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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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    Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, CA
    3.6 miles to city center
    • Free WiFi

    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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    Terranea Resort
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
    23.1 miles to city center
    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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. There is also a children's center with books, games and movies.
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    Ojai Valley Inn
    Ojai, CA
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
    Rancho Mirage, CA
    6.4 miles to city center
    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.
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    Monarch Beach Resort
    Dana Point, CA
    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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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    The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Los Angeles
    Pasadena, CA
    • Free WiFi

    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Langham Huntington offers a special Langham Kids Program for children ages 12 and younger, which includes welcome amenities and special family-friendly activities. A one-time additional fee of $30 per child is added to the room rate.
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    Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel
    Berkeley, CA
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    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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    The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
    Marina Del Rey, CA
    11.2 miles to city center
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Ritz Kids encourages guests between the ages of 5 and 12 to explore the property's area and learn about the environment. Upon arrival, kids are given a scavenger hunt that lets them search and discover clues about the hotel.
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    Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
    Santa Monica, CA
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    The Fairmont Miramar welcomes families with several complimentary amenities for children of all ages, including in-room movies, games and beach toys. Babysitting can also be arranged through the hotel concierge.
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    Omni San Francisco Hotel
    San Francisco, CA
    0.3 miles to city center
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    The Omni San Francisco primarily sees business travelers, but the hotel does offer the Omni Kids Crew program. Kids recieve a backpack filled with an activity book, crayons and games to stay occupied. Also, kids receive milk and cookies delivered to their guest room on the first night.
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    Carmel Valley Ranch
    Carmel, CA
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    This resort offers supervised programs for children, a kids pool area and plenty of other family-friendly activities on-site. Little Ranchers is an hourly program for children ages 2 to 5 which provides fun and educational activities daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ranch Hands Kids Camp for kids ages 6 to 12 offers a variety of outdoor activities at half- and full-day rates.
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    Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
    Coronado, CA
    4.2 miles to city center
    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The DelVentures for Kids program for children ages 5 to 12 offers many different activities and excursions, including tie dye sessions and campfires on the beach. These 1-hour daytime sessions or 3-hour evening sessions range from $20 to $65 per session depending on the amount of time and the activity.
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    Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
    Huntington Beach, CA
    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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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    Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
    San Diego, CA
    2.8 miles to city center
    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The Manchester Grand Hyatt offers a variety of family-friendly activities, including s'mores roasting at the fire pits and seasonal poolside movies. The property also has basketball, shuffleboard, volleyball, tennis and horseshoe courts. Plus, during the summer, the hotel hosts Camp Hyatt for guests ages 4 to 12.
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    Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
    Indian Wells, CA
    13.9 miles to city center
    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    Camp Hyatt offers activities for children ages 3 to 12 that help educate them about the history, culture and geography of the surrounding desert area. Kids also get the chance to play games like bocce ball, try out putt-putt golf and ride bikes, as well as engage in activities like scavenger hunts. For children younger than 3, the resort can have formula, diapers and food delivered to the room upon arrival.
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    Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
    Fish Camp, CA
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Tenaya Lodge offers a variety of family services, including the Sierra Adventure Club with daytime outdoor activities for children ages 5 to 12. Evening activities are available as well, and outside the kids club, children can enjoy amenities like a rock climbing wall, an arcade, an archery range and a kids pool with water features. Free dive-in movies are offered seasonally as well.
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    Resort at Squaw Creek
    Olympic Valley, CA
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    The Resort at Squaw Creek is a family-friendly property, offering many amenities for children, including babysitting services and children's menus at restaurants. There is also an arcade on-site. The Resort has The Mountain Buddies Kids Kamp, which is offered year-round and provides daily supervised recreational activities for children 4 to 12 years old.
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    Paradise Point, A Destination Hotel
    San Diego, CA
    8 miles to city center
    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    This family-friendly resort offers a variety of seasonal programs for children, including the seasonal Island Adventure Club for kids ages 4 to 12 with art projects and beach activities. The hotel also offers complimentary poolside activities.
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    Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel
    Walnut Creek, CA
    • Free WiFi

    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    There are various children's activities available at the Renaissance ClubSport Walnut Creek Hotel. Kids Camp is open during the summer months and offers fitness activities and arts and crafts. KidsWorld Recreational Center offers babysitting services while parents enjoy the spa or gym. Swimming instruction is also available for children age 3 to 6.

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