LEGOLAND California Hotel Review

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1245 Family Reviews
1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad CA 92008
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  • Fantastic LEGO-themed decor
  • Early entry to LEGOLAND Theme Park
  • LEGO-themed play areas in the hotel

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    Editor’s Review of LEGOLAND California Hotel

    Editor's Rating 4/5 Surely, if kids were in charge of creating their own resort, it would resemble LEGOLAND California Hotel. Located mere steps from the entrance to LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad, just north of San Diego, the 250-room property is a must-visit for any family with young children.

    What kid wouldn't be impressed with the fire-breathing dragon guarding the hotel's entrance, or the blocks of vibrant colors (meant to look like LEGO bricks) decorating the exterior? Depending on your age and temperament, you'll be awestruck, or at the very least, amused, by the ingenuity and whimsy displayed throughout LEGOLAND California Hotel.

    Adults will get a particular kick out of the disco elevator -- as soon as the elevator doors close,
    ... more a groovy, automated disco ball and music begin to play!

    Opened in 2013, the first LEGOLAND hotel in the United States is as colorful and creative as the iconic toys that inspired it. It's stacked with over 3,500 LEGO models, made from three million LEGO bricks. No, the hotel isn't made of LEGOs (darn those building codes!), but everywhere you turn, master model LEGO builders have worked their magic -- from the LEGO flower bouquets in the lobby, to the whimsical LEGO-linked sausages decorating the cafeteria-style restaurant. While you're waiting at the check-in area, you'll be mesmerized by a wall display made of six thousand mini-figures!

    LEGO lover or not, you'll enjoy the chance to unleash your inner child while overnighting at LEGOLAND California.
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    Over priced!
    Reviewed on 07/21/2015
    I did not feel good about this hotel after shelling out over $900 .. The food was not good and there really is not that many options on site..we ordered a cheese pizza at one point and it must have been cooked from frozen. Also ...
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    Having struggled through days at the usual Ca amusement parks such as Disneyland, Calif Adventure, and Sea World, my two sons and myself stopped at the Legoland Calif Hotel for our final stop. Even though the hotel is ...
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    Rooms

    LEGOLAND California Resort's 250 rooms are as colorful as the toys. Due to Carlsbad's restrictions on high-rise properties, LEGOLAND California Hotel has only three floors, each with its own theme. First-floor guests are treated royally in kingdom-themed rooms. Got a kid with a passion for pirates? Book a room on the second floor and bring along your eye patch for a barrel of fun! Maybe you have an Indiana Jones lover in the house? Do yourself a favor and head straight for the adventure-themed third floor.

    Juice boxes and water bottles are provided in your room each day. Each room also includes a safe, mini-fridge and coffeemaker. Bathrooms are thoughtfully designed for young children, as well, with shower-in-tub combinations and potty-training toilet seats.

    Premium Themed Rooms
    Every one of the 250 rooms in the hotel is themed, but each floor also has premium-themed rooms, costing an additional fee per night above the lowest standard room rate. Looking for serious wow-factor on your vacation? A knight's stay in a premium themed Kingdom Room, decked out in over-the-top castle decor, will likely make everyone in the family feel like royalty. You'll experience a "knight" to remember.

    These are the room categories:

    Standard Rooms
    Standard rooms sleep five guests, and are the hotel's least expensive rooms. They have a queen bed, plus a separate children's sleeping area with two bunk beds, a trundle bed and two flat-screen TVs -- one in the children's area, the other in the adult sleeping area. There are no DVD players in the room, but On Demand movies are available for purchase. Guests can bring their own game players along to plug into the TVs. Note that none of the rooms or suites have a separate bedroom with a door.

    Most rooms do not have any outdoor area, but some standard rooms on the pirate floor come with with balconies for an additional charge. If outdoor space is important to your family, ask for it when booking -- there are 42 rooms or suites with an outdoor patio, terrace or balcony.

    Premium-themed standard rooms have the same layout as the standard rooms, but are stacked with additional themed decor, including wall murals, special bedding, additional LEGO models and themed furnishings.

    Junior Suites
    Junior Suites sleep seven. They're 469 square feet in size, and have a king bed, separate children's sleeping area and a sofa that pulls out to a queen bed.

    Family Suites
    Family Suites have the same layout as the Junior Suite, but are a bit larger -- 537 square feet.

    Note that none of the suites are premium themed.

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