Top 9 Kid-Friendly Resorts In California - Updated 2021

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Hold on tight to your adventure gear, you are in California, the third-largest US state and trendsetter in fashion, politics, innovation and popular culture. The state of California is also home to Hollywood, every globe trotter’s dream and a major tourist attraction. California alone fetches a large amount of income from tourism, thanks to its cosmopolitan culture. The state is home to world-famous artists, historical places, theme parks, and other attractions that are known globally. To cater to all the tourists, there are also a large number of accommodation choices here. Of all the amazing and fantastic accommodation choices, we have put together a list of the best kid-friendly resorts in California, USA, for your next holiday.

1. Palm Canyon Resorts by Diamond Resorts (from USD 69)

Book the three-star property, Palm Canyon Resorts by Diamond Resorts, if you are looking for kid-friendly accommodations. This chic hotel offers a wide range of facilities for you to have an amazing time with your kids. It includes a swimming pool with a separate kids’ section along with slides, a kiddie zone, a play area, a kids’ club and also the service of babysitters. The nonsmoking property is adorned with contemporary decor and offers other facilities like free parking, Wi-Fi, a spa, a sauna, a fitness center, a picnic area, a bar, and an onsite restaurant.

Palm Canyon Resort by Diamond Resorts


Address: 2800 South Palm Canyon Drive
Accommodates: 4

Parking Room service Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Newspapers

2. Desert Isle Resort (from USD 199)

Located just 10 minutes’ walk from the Oasis Water Park is the Desert Isle Resort. This kid-friendly resort offers a swimming pool with parasols and sunbeds and a separate section for kids. The resort also has a kids’ club and babysitters for your kids and offers one and two-bedroom private villas for you to have a relaxing and memorable holiday. There’s a restaurant on site that offers a kids’ menu and other facilities like parking, free Wi-Fi, a sun terrace, a sauna, a fitness center, and tennis courts are also available.

Desert Isle Resort, a VRI resort

Address: 2555 East Palm Canyon

Free parking Hot tub Pool/beach towels WiFi Available Non-smoking rooms Fence around pool Fire extinguishers On-site parking

3. Monarch Beach Resort (from USD 398)

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The family-friendly Monarch Beach Resort offers king and queen suites with ocean or resort views as well as ocean-view suites, executive and presidential suites with modern comfort and amenities. As a five-star resort, the property will pamper you with some of the best hospitality you have experienced. The hotel also has a range of facilities for kids like TV channels for children, an indoor play area, kids’ meals, etc. They will have a memorable time as well. All the suites feature a large and furnished balcony or terrace with views of the resort or the ocean. The entire property is surrounded by natural beauty and lies steps away from the beach.

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach

Address: One Monarch Beach Resort

Special diet menus (on request) Ticket service Live music/performance Concierge service Walking tours Snack bar Access to health care professionals Pool/beach towels

4. Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa (from USD 385)

Set amidst acres of mowed lawns in Park Lantern, California, is this rich and luxurious property by the Marriott chain of hotels. The four-star Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa hotel could be your next accommodation in California. This kid-friendly hotel has gorgeous interiors and offers private beach access for a great family time. You can choose from among king or double rooms with ocean or resort views. The Italian on-site restaurant serves some of the best food in the area. The hotel has a range of facilities for your relaxation too.

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa

Address: 25135 Park Lantern

Soundproof rooms Bridal suite WiFi available in all areas Kids' outdoor play equipment Hiking Safety deposit box 24-hour front desk Dry cleaning

5. Bear Creek Resort (from USD 79)

Located near a gorgeous lake is the pocket-friendly hotel, Bear Creek Resort. The property lies at 60 km (37 miles) from Palm Springs International Airport and offers one, two and three-bedroom houses. The rooms have double beds, and also feature a kitchenette where you can prepare your favorite meals to enjoy a nice family time. The resort also has various other facilities for kids like a kids’ pool, non-smoking rooms, and a kids’ playground. Free Wi-Fi and parking are also available for your convenience.

Bear Creek Resort


Address: 40210 Big Bear Boulevard
Accommodates: 7

Private parking Face masks for guests available Fire extinguishers Smoke alarms Free WiFi VIP room facilities Internet services WiFi Available

6. Snowcreek Resort (from USD 294)

The four-star grand hotel, Snowcreek Resort, is located on the Old Mammoth Road in California. Situated in the mountain ski area, this resort is perfect for an adventurous family holiday. The aparthotel offers one, two and three-bedroom premium and deluxe apartments with extra-large double beds and also bunk beds in some rooms. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property along with parking, a swimming pool, and more. Kids can take part in various activities like horse riding, squash, tennis, cycling, etc. The Asian restaurant onsite serves delicious lunch and dinner and you can enjoy breakfast right in the comfort of your room.

Snowcreek Resort

Address: 1254 Old Mammoth Road

Shared lounge/TV area Table tennis Airport shuttle (free) Skiing Non-smoking rooms Indoor pool (all year) Cashless payment available Free WiFi

7. Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa (from USD 429)

Tucked away near the famous Pismo Beach in California, is the Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa offering one and two-bedroom suites with pool or ocean views. If you are looking for an extravagant stay, you can book the Presidential Suite that offers 360-degree views of the resort and ocean. The four-star property next to the beach is perfect for your family holiday as it offers a range of kid-friendly facilities like board games, puzzles, play equipment, books, etc. You can enjoy refreshments and food at the onsite American restaurant. Also enjoy free Wi-Fi, parking, a sauna, a spa, a hot tub and other relaxing amenities.

Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa

Address: 2727 Shell Beach Road

Non-smoking rooms Trouser press Lift Live music/performance Concierge service Facilities for disabled guests Shared lounge/TV area Non-smoking throughout

8. The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth (from USD 229)

The upscale four-star property by the famous Westin chain, The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth is the grandest property on Old Mammoth Road, California. Known worldwide for comfort and luxury, the hotel is one of the best places to stay in California on your next family holiday. There is a range of kids’ facilities that you can consider before booking if you are visiting with kids. The hotel has one and two-bedroom suites with king and queen rooms with double beds, sofa beds and much more to choose from. Additionally, free Wi-Fi, parking, a swimming pool, a spa, a sauna, a gym and a range of other amenities are also available.

The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth

Address: 50 Hillside Drive

Pool/beach towels Family rooms Free parking Airport shuttle (free) Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Luggage storage Bridal suite

9. Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, Autograph Collection (from USD 161)

The Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa lies in the Lake Arrowhead area of California and offers beautifully decorated rooms with modern interiors. Guests can choose between king and queen rooms with a lake view. The rooms also come with a furnished balcony or terrace where you can enjoy breakfast. Some seafood restaurants and bars are located near the property, and the hotel itself offers a range of facilities for your comfort like free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool with kids’ section, babysitting services, parking, a bar and restaurant and so much more.

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, Autograph Collection

Address: 27984 Highway 189

California has it all

Talk about diverse accommodations or easy availability, the cities of California never disappoint. There are an endless number of kid-friendly resorts throughout the state that you can choose from if you are visiting with your family. Whatever is your budget, there is something for everyone here!

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