Staying at the Legoland Castle Hotel
We told the girls to not expect presents for their 8th birthdays because we had a surprise in store. They knew we were planning to visit Legoland during our California trip, but what they didn’t know was that we were also planning to surprise them with a night in the Legoland Castle Hotel!
We were planning to reveal the surprise at the end of our first day in the theme park, but when we arrived we had to show our booking to the parking agent so that we could park in the Castle Hotel lot. My keen-eared daughter looked at us and said “Wait! What do you mean the Castle Hotel?” The jig was up. We shared the surprise and were told it was the best present ever! I just wish I would have captured the look on their faces on video!
The ultimate convenience
Staying at one of the two Legoland California hotels is truly the ultimate in convenience if you’re considering more than one day at the park. A hotel reservation comes with two days worth of park passes, plus includes breakfast. We wrapped up our theme park day and zipped right into the hotel.
We were in a Magic Wizard room in the Castle Hotel, which in itself was pretty cool. Ours had a small room for the girls with bunk beds, plus a trundle. The girls’ room had its own TV, but I’m not sure we ever turned it on because the room also had base plates on the walls and a box of Lego pieces! The girls spent a lot of time building on the walls. We found Lego statues around the room, search-and-find games on the walls, and various things that light up and glow magically! (Bonus, points for the king-sized bed for the parents, which was very comfy!)
Don’t skip the breakfast!
We ate dinner in the hotel at the Dragon’s Den restaurant. If we were to do it again, I’d skip dinner there and go offsite. We found the service to be good, but the food was just OK. There is a Lego pit near the entryway, in which kids can build, but we weren’t there long enough to make the play space worth our while.
Breakfast in the Dragon’s Den restaurant is a VERY different story. It’s included with your stay and it’s an absolutely massive buffet! We found it to be packed with choices, hot and cold, that pleased everyone. I’d definitely reccomend taking in the breakfast!
The courtyard in the Castle Hotel features a meet-and-greet area for characters and we met a couple there during our stay! Of course we enjoyed the playground. We also found an outdoor movie theatre and the pool. The girls loved the pool. It offered the best of both worlds – they could show off tricks in the deep end and play with the soft building bricks in the zero-entry shallow end. There’s also a hot tub, which was my favourite part! After all, we visited in December!
Lego photo ops anyone?
In the lobby of the hotel we found a slide… because who wants to take the stairs?!? We also took advantage of another giant Lego pit for playing and snapped pics at several photo ops! (The Castle dungeon, a throne, character statues and more.) If you’re staying on the ground floor, be sure to make a trip up the elevator because the wizard inside has a few surprises in store! Even the gym at the Legoland Castle Hotel gets a passing grade from me!
All in all, we loved our visit to Legoland and stay at the Castle Hotel!
Want to know why I think Legoland is even BETTER than Disneyland??? Find out HERE!
(Our visit to Legoland and stay at the Castle Hotel were NOT hosted, and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.)