The LEGOLAND Hotel At The LEGOLAND California Resort!
The LEGOLAND Hotel, located at the LEGOLAND California Resort, in the Carlsbad area of San Diego, is the first of its kind to open in the Nation! We were invited to check out this fabulous hotel prior to opening to the general public, and have lots of info to share with you!
Being the LEGO-loving family that we are, we had been anticipating the opening of this hotel for over a year, and what an INCREDIBLE hotel it is! It’s absolutely fabulous! It’s the most kid-friendly hotel that we’ve experienced, with small details and extras throughout, that make it a child’s dream hotel.
When you arrive, you’re greated by a giant LEGO clock tower with a huge smoke-blowing dragon made of 350,000 LEGO bricks! Inside the hotel lobby, behind Check-In, you’ll see a wall made of 5,000 LEGO Mini Figures, with a bicycle riding LEGO man cycling across it. A large LEGO dragon centerpiece adorns the entry with a LEGO stream that leads up to the incredible LEGO Pirate Ship Play Area filled with more LEGO, a fun chalk board and more.
The Guest Rooms
This fabulous family friendly hotel has 250 guest rooms. Each of the guest rooms include two separate sleeping areas and two TVs! The adults have a Queen size bed in their sleeping area, and the kids have a bunk bed with a pull-out trundle bed in theirs. Each guest room sleeps up to 2 adults and 3 kids and features LEGO models to match the theme of the room.
The beds are comfortable, and each room has a coffee maker, and a safe. We slept well, and didn’t hear any noise from either the hallway or surrounding rooms. Although we co-slept with our baby, Pack-In Plays are available by request, on a first come, first serve basis.
The guest rooms are available in either Pirate, Kingdom, or Adventure theme. Even the bathrooms go along with the room’s theme! Rooms are available in regular or Premium Theme, with the Premium Theme rooms having more decorative elements throughout the room. The kids and I had the opportunity for a private tour of each of the styles of rooms, and loved them all. Some of the rooms even have a small patios, and/or a view of the Pacific Ocean, so if this is something that appeals to you, ask about it at the time of booking.
Every room has hidden surprises, including clues that lead to an in-room treasure chest. Follow the clues to find the chest, and inside you’ll find a prize! This is one of the many things our kids were really excited to do!
Even the bathrooms are LEGO theme, from the shower curtain, to the LEGO models on the walls! We love that they provide a stool in the bathroom for the kids, as well as a trainer seat on the toilet, perfect for little bums!
Bricks Family Restaurant
Bricks Family Restaurant is located inside the hotel, and serves breakfast and dinner. Outside guests may also dine at the restaurant. Both meals are buffet style, with a child-size buffet area, as well as adult buffet service.
The kids loved being able to walk up to the buffet to serve themselves, and talk about YUM!!! The food was absolutely delicious! We’re not talking greasy buffet, we’re talking fresh fruit and veggies, a large assortment of main course meals, and lots of beverage options. When we dined at dinner they offered items such as roast turkey with stuffing, fish, carne asada with rice and beans, salad, (the most delicious) macaroni and cheese, chicken, and SO much more. Breakfast included omlettes made to order, pancakes, French toast, salmon, scones, and SO MUCH MORE. I didn’t hear a complaint from anyone.
Mini’s Cafe is located near the large Pirate Ship play area, above Check-In. They offer an assortment of beverages including coffee, water, juice, etc… They also offer delicious cafe-style goodies such as muffins and scones. It’s a great place for a light snack in between meals. I had a cafe mocha, which was delicious.
Skyline Lounge is adjacent from Bricks Family Restaurant. This lounge offers lunch and dinner options, and serves the poolside area. One of the Hotel Concierge tells me “The Carne Asada Fries are the bomb!”. Here you’ll also find a large assortment of adult beverages.
The hotel has a heated pool with cabanas, lounge chairs, and poolside restaurant service. It has a super cool incline, perfect for you to easily sit with a tot and cool off, even if he/she isn’t ready for a full swim. The total pool depth is 5ft. Guests may enjoy “Swim Up Movies” poolside on Friday and Saturday nights during peak season.
Live entertainment, including interactive play, and storytime, is available nightly for the kids at the Castle Play Area, near Mini’s Cafe. There was a fun kids dance party with current popular music when we stayed, which really got the kids moving! It was too cute watching them! LEGO character sightings are also common in Bricks Family restaurant, something our 5 year old and 7 month old baby LOVED!!!
The hotel is CHOCK full of fun extras including…
• A Disco Elevator with music and pulsating lights, a mirror ball, and sound effects on each floor.
• An animated Whoopie Cushion on the 1st floor, just outside the elevator. Another fave of the SoCal Kids!
• LEGO, LEGO, everywhere!!! More than 3,500 LEGO models throughout the hotel, made out of more than 3 million LEGO bricks!
• Talking mirrors in the 1st floor Guest Restrooms. Turn on the water to wash your hands, and you’re greeted by a fun saying!
• Neat tables inside Mini’s Cafe and Skyline with LEGO pieces under the glass. Hubby and I thought they were neat!
• Early entry to the select rides and attractions within the Park for hotel guests!
A small hotel store is located inside the Lobby, full of things you may have accidentally left behind such as a phone charger, sunscreen, or other such items, as well as souvenirs, cold drinks, and snacks.
A fitness center is located on the 1st floor.
LEGO Event Room
A LEGO Event Room is located on the 1st floor, which can occupy up to 120 people banquet style.
Reservations may be made by calling 877-LEGOLAND, or by visiting www.LEGOLANDHotel.com.
All in all the LEGOLAND Hotel is an incredible hotel and perfect place for a family to stay either when visiting the Park, SEA LIFE Aquarium, or simply for a fun getaway. If you and or your family love LEGO, this is THE place to come and stay. It’s a LEGO lover’s dream, a kid’s paradise, while still completely inviting for adults as well. Perhaps we’ll see you there!
Many, many thanks to LEGOLAND California for inviting us to stay and experience the LEGOLAND Hotel first hand. We believe many of our readers would love to stay and experience the hotel, and we are so happy to have first hand knowledge to share with them. Our opinions are our own.