The 11 Best Hotels and Resorts for Families in California!

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway where all members of the family can find something to enjoy, then check out some of the best hotels and resorts for families in California. Many of these great spots offer activities catered toward children like water parks, pools, and full-scale amusement parks. This way, the parents can enjoy some time relaxing. Here are our favorite hotels and resorts for families in the state. 

1. Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage, CA

At the Omni Rancho Las Palmas, families can head to Splashtopia, an extensive lazy river, pool, and water park that puts other hotel pools to shame. There’s also golf, spas, dining and an adults-only pool for when you get tired of the kid stuff.

2. Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground, Anaheim, CA

Not far from Disneyland is the Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground, where you can splash around to your heart’s content. A pirate theme is meant to attract family members of all ages and there are hot tubs as well as slides, a pirate ship and rooms large enough for entire families.

3. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, Fish Camp, CA

Tenaya Lodge has everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors without actually living the outdoors. Enjoy s’mores and fireside activities during the summer, barbecues, hiking, archery, biking and other family fun without ever leaving the resort.

4. Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA

Nothing is more family friendly than Disney and the Disneyland Resort does everything Disney, all the time. From breakfasts with Disney characters to mouse ears on everything, you’ll be able to entertain the kids whether or not you set foot in the park.

5. Tahoe Beach & Ski Club, Tahoe, CA

At any time of year, take the family and head to Tahoe Beach & Ski Club to enjoy water activities or snow. You’ll find classes for crafting, things to on land and water and more fun at nearby attractions, where you can zip through trees and zoom down mountains.

6. Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA

The Hotel del Coronado has something for everyone. For over 100 years, the hotel has been entertaining families with beach activities like sand castle building. You can also enjoy a beach bonfire, movies, watersports and special touches like custom family portraits and movie trailers.

7. Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, Solvang, CA

Spend the vacation on a dude ranch in the most beautiful surroundings by taking the family for a stay at Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort. Kids can get up close and personal with barnyard animals, enjoy horseback riding in a coral and engage in arts & crafts. Grownups can hit the trails, play tennis and more.

8. Harrah’s Resort Southern California, Valley Center, CA

There’s no need to head to Vegas for some family time Sin City-style. Harrah’s in the desert has a huge lazy river pool with tons of toys for tots and a swim-up bar for grown-up members of the family.

9. Legoland Hotel, Carlsbad, CA

The Legoland Hotel isn’t actually built out of Legos, but it does have a strong Lego theme. You’ll find themed Lego rooms for pirates, ninjas, and more as well as nightly entertainment geared toward pint-sized guests.

10. Marble Mountain Guest Ranch, Somes Bar, CA

Put your city slickers to work by hanging out at the Marble Mountain Guest Ranch. Families can enjoy riding lessons, try their hand at fly fishing, go rafting and even shooting. Plenty of outdoor fun with experienced instructors to keep the whole family busy and talking about their adventures for years to come.

11. Great Wolf Lodge, Anaheim, CA

Great Wolf Lodge has a host of locations throughout the country but the Anaheim destination is among the best. Featuring one of the most amazing kid-friendly indoor water parks in the country, the opportunity for family fun abounds. Slide, splash, and play on your unforgettable vacation at Anaheim’s Great Wolf Lodge. 

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