LEGOLAND Hotel Now Open in California

The first LEGO themed hotel in the United States in now open.  The LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND California Resort in Carlsbad, CA officially opened its doors to the public on Friday, April 5, 2013.  General Manager of LEGOLAND California Resort Peter Ronchetti and LEGOLAND Hotel General Manager Frank Idris joined a cast of characters at a ceremony officially opening the Hotel.  The LEGOLAND Hotel is the largest expansion in the Resort’s history and designed to extend the LEGOLAND experience by bringing children’s imaginations to life.  Continue reading for more details and photos from LEGOLAND California’s press release below.

LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND California

From LEGOLAND California’s press release:

The three-story, 250 room, all-suite LEGOLAND Hotel immerses guests in a creative LEGO world and every room is themed after one of three popular LEGO toy lines in the Park: pirate, adventure or kingdom.  Children have their own sleeping area in every room complete with bunk beds, a trundle bed and their own TV.  A spectacular entrance is guarded by a smoke-breathing LEGO dragon created out of 400,000 LEGO bricks.

LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND California

A family of four LEGO dragons reside in the Hotel: One smoke-breathing dragon at the entrance, a playful young dragon in the lobby sits on top a handle and slowly spins it to make a LEGO river flow, a baby dragon peers over the ledge of the castle in the atrium play area and an interactive bubble-blowing dragon is taking a bath on the patio as she playfully sprays water and “speaks” to young guests.

LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND California

Each room has at least eight LEGO models and theming can be found on the walls, carpeting and bedding.  There are more than 3,500 LEGO models throughout the Hotel using more than three million LEGO bricks, and seven of the large LEGO models throughout the Hotel are animated.  Behind the reception desk in the lobby is an entire wall created out of 6,000 LEGO Minifigures.

LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND California

Interactive features include a Castle Play area based on the LEGO Kingdom and Pirates line with elements from Adventure.  Inside the Castle Play area, a pirate ship with a pirate blimp attached is attempting to dock in a LEGO filled moat next to an interactive castle.  Young guests can raise the pirate flag by turning the captains wheel and a loud canon blast is sounded when it reaches the top.

Mini’s Lounge is adjacent to the Castle Play area and provides guests an opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy some beverages and quick snacks.  The Skyline Café features a LEGO skyline which includes 35 different scenes, and Bricks Family Restaurant includes a buffet station designed specifically for kids with healthy options all at a height they can reach.

LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND California

Guests staying at LEGOLAND Hotel have exclusive early access to LEGOLAND California and nightly children’s entertainment at the hotel.  I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see it and stay in the hotel.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on twitter and “like” our facebook page too.

About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.