by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Want to stay as close to Knott’s Berry Farm as possible? Stay at the Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel. Situated just steps from Knott’s Berry Farm, families will love the ability to easily walk to the amusement park, where Snoopy is the star. With a Snoopy-themed wing in the hotel and Snoopy bedtime tuck-ins, families will love how the amusement park and hotel have entwined.
The outdoor heated pool, splash pad and sports court are fun spots to enjoy before or after your time at the park, and the onsite restaurant makes mealtime easy with a special Snoopy guest, too! This family-friendly hotel is ideal for those families who wish to be near Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City water park, but also not far away from Disneyland, which is about 15 minutes away.
At the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, you get the amenities and convenience of a theme park hotel without the big ticket price tag. Packages are available and often include discounted admission to the theme parks or free dining options for kids.
Our Editor Loves
- Snoopy-themed guestrooms
- Bedtime stories and tuck-ins with Snoopy
- Location near Knott's Berry Farm
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Onsite Dining
Rooms & Rates
The hotel features 320 guestrooms, 16 of which are located in the Snoopy Wing and feature a Snoopy theme. Cribs and connecting rooms are available by request and three rooms are able to connect if needed. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, but rollaway beds are not available. A mini-fridge is available upon request.
Camp Snoopy Rooms
These themed guestrooms feature adorable Snoopy details. Snoopy and all the Peanuts characters line the walls of this section of the hotel. If you look closely, the carpet is covered in "paw prints" and the headboards for the two queen or one king beds feature giant Snoopy cut-outs. These rooms feature a coffeemaker, flat-screen television and a shower/tub combination in the bathrooms.
A few of the extras that come with the Snoopy-themed rooms include Snoopy stuffed animals for the kiddos and a story time list by the hotel phone -- kids can call for a bedtime story from Snoopy! Snoopy also makes nightly rounds to each room and does a bedtime tuck-in for each child.
The standard guestrooms (which do not have the Snoopy decor) feature one king or two queen beds, flat-screen television, coffeemaker and a shower/tub combination in the bathroom. Outlets can be found by the bedside and some rooms feature a sleeper sofa or sleeper chair that pulls out to a bed.
We always have a great time when we stay here.The place needs a face lift other then that its great.The staff is helpful and friendly.They don't rush you out of the pool area when its closing.We just enjoy it so much.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay in this property. The room was comfortable and included a big in-room safe (a real plus), a small coffee maker, but no refrigerator. The staff is friendly. On the other hand, there were a couple of minuses: The carpet in the room was dirty enough that we left black marks on the bottom of the bathtub; the beds are firm but not as cushy as some of the local competitors'; and our Expedia reservation was not immediately available in the system when we checked in. The latter was fixed quickly.
The large outdoor, heated pool area , surrounded by lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas, is a great place for families to end a day filled with amusement rides. There is a large kids' splash pad area next to the pool that has fountains and sprayers and hoses, too. The pool is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and pool towels are provided.
A sports court is situated just off the pool area and is lighted if families want to play a game of tennis or basketball after spending time at Knott's Berry Farm.
Knott's Berry Farm
The Knott's Berry Farm roller coasters are literally in the backyard of this hotel. Families can purchase park tickets at the hotel and walk to the park. Knott's Soak City water park is only a short drive away too.
Located just off the lobby, this casual restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Families can enjoy the hot breakfast buffet or dine a la carte. Lunch and dinner include burgers, wood-fired pizzas, pasta and steak. There is a kids' menu as well.
Snoopy also makes appearances at the restaurant to say hello to all the kids each morning during breakfast. While breakfast is not included in the hotel stay, there are often hotel packages available that can include breakfast.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
The fitness center is situated near the pool and features cardio and weight machines. There are televisions, water and gym towels provided. A sauna is also situated inside the fitness center.
Coin-operated laundry machines are available for guest use.
Parking is available onsite at an additional cost.
A small market with snacks and beverages and a gift shop are situated in the lobby.
The Best Time to Visit
The summer months from June through August are the busiest at Knott's Berry Farm Hotel. October, during the annual Scary Farm Halloween event, spring break and most school holidays can also be busy times here.
The John Wayne Airport in Orange County is situated less than 30 minutes from the hotel. Los Angeles International Airport is situated more than 30 minutes from the hotel. Airport shuttles can be arranged from both airports for an additional cost.
Families can easily walk to Knott's Berry Farm and the restaurants that are situated just outside. There is also a free shuttle (reservation needed) available to take families to Disneyland. If the plan is to enjoy the area amusements, a rental car may not be necessary. But if your family plans to explore more of Buena Park or surrounding areas, a rental car is a must.
For Mom and Dad
There is a bar area inside Amber Waves, open from 2 to 11:30 p.m. and serving a wide selection of beers. Happy hour specials are offered from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.