Los Angeles hotels for families
By Rowena Carr-Allinson
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (Courtesy Four Seasons)
Planning a family vacation in California’s sunniest city? Throw caution to the wind and go the whole hog! Check into one of the city’s finest hotels that never scrimps on style and amenities – and there are a number – and really treat yourself to a luxurious stay.
We pick five of the best sleeps in the City of Angels for the ultimate family break in the hottest town in California!
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Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills
Want to stay in swish Beverly Hills? The classic choice for a luxury family vacation is the Four Seasons Hotel, just a stone’s throw away from the shopping on Robertson Boulevard and Rodeo Drive. You’ll find a gorgeous pool, tropical gardens, and 285 large guest rooms and suites all overlooking the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles or Beverly Hills. Rooms include DVD players, NXTV with 50 television channels, pay-per-view movies and video games, and iPod docking stations as well as WIFI. Kids will enjoy the welcome gift, the child bathrobes, the complimentary baby bath goodies and the kids’ menus. Rooms can be childproofed on request, cribs or rollaway beds can be booked, and colouring books and crayons come free too!
The Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles
The Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles (Courtesy Ritz Carlton)
You can’t miss this Ritz-Carlton’s striking building that offers the best of both worlds for families planning a vacation in Los Angeles. Set in the newly revitalized Downtown area, within the L.A. LIVE sports and entertainment centre, the 3,000-square-foot hotel is ideally located for getting to all the city’s major attractions. Each of its 123 smart guest rooms and 14 suites is fitted with flat screen TVs, iPod docks and 24-hour room services, as well as marble bathrooms, WIFI and jaw dropping LA views. Gourmets will be delighted with Wolfgang Puck’s WP24 for something truly innovative, while those seeking relaxation will love the spa. Families can book rollaway beds and cribs, and will enjoy the glorious rooftop pool.
Loews Santa Monica
Loews Santa Monica (Courtesy Loews)
With beautiful views over Santa Monica Beach and the Pacific Ocean, this Oceanside hotel is a luxury hideaway is a dreamy, family-friendly hotel. Its contemporary California beach inspired design, spa, choice of restaurants and oceanfront pool (renovated in 2015) make it an obvious choice for those who love the beach! With Malibu and Venice easily accessible, it’s also ideally located for Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade and Pier. There’s plenty to see and do for families, from the Beach Barn ice cream shop and amusement park rides to Muscle Beach. Watch the surfers or the street performers, or why not take a Segway Guided Tour? Great amenities include complimentary sunset drinks, turndown, same day dry cleaning, child-care and family fitness programs, as well as babysitting services and kids’ menus – not to mention the welcome gift on arrival, video games and movies lending library!
The Redbury Hollywood
The Redbury Hollywood (Courtesy The Redbury)
Check into The Redbury Hollywood for a truly luxurious experience. Facilities in the 57 suites include European-style kitchen with gas burners, walk-in rain showers, air-conditioning and 24-hour room service. All the trimmings you need to enjoy a family vacation in Los Angeles! Dine at Cleo for Chef Danny Elmaleh’s nouveau Middle Eastern cuisine or try The Library lounge for a cheeky cocktail. Sushi fans should also pop over to Katsuya by Starck, just ½-block away, while making the best of the babysitting service. Families will love the amenities for kids, especially the kids stay free policy. Rollaway beds and cribs are available and the complimentary breakfast is a welcome perk too.
SLS Hotel Beverly Hills
SLS Hotel Beverly Hills (Courtesy Starwood Hotels)
This sleek and sophisticated Los Angeles hotel is ideally located for shopping fiends, right near the Beverly Center and Rodeo Drive! Offering great views, a stunning ‘Altitude’ pool deck on the sixth floor with gorgeous cabanas, a superb spa and gourmet dining, this is one luxurious hideaway the entire family will be pampered in. Rooms have the usual air conditioning, bathrobes, in-house movies and 24-hour room service, in addition to the very stylish Starck-designed white leather headboards, Sealy Luxury Posturepedic beds and Tempurpedic pillows. Even more luxurious are the 300-thread-count Fili d’Oro linens and faux mink throws! Cool gadgets include Bose® radio with an iPod® docking station, floor-to-ceiling mirrors hiding the 40-inch Sony plasma televisions and DVD players. Design lovers will appreciate the custom infinity sinks, all-glass stall showers and organic Waterworks bathtubs. Cribs are available for the little ones too.
Rowena Carr-Allinson contributed this to MiniTime. Since the arrival of her son in 2011, she has taken him everywhere from Bangkok to NYC, writing family friendly articles en route.