Alamy
Rachel B. Levin
January 20, 2015

The littlest visitors to Los Angeles are very important people! Their travel needs are unique, from child-sized beds and bathrobes to engaging activities. Luckily, Los Angeles is a place where the sprawl of the city allows hotels to offer large, family-friendly suites, often with kitchens and other kid-minded amenities that give families room to breathe. Location is something to consider too: well-situated hotels provide easy access to kid-beloved attractions, from the beach to magic shows to Universal Studios. Even if a hotel doesn't have such an attraction at its doorstep, it can more than make up for it with fun in-hotel activities and a concierge attuned to the desires of families. These five properties welcome families with a mix of enticements. They offer comfortable accommodations with multiple bedding options, children's menus or complimentary snacks, and either kids' programming or babysitting services to give mom and dad a vacation too!

Magic Castle Hotel

The Magic Castle is a members-only restaurant/performance space devoted to the art of magic, and guests at the adjacent hotel can gain access to the fantastical sleight-of-hand shows. One- and two-bedroom suites come with full kitchens; there's also a complimentary 24-hour snack bar plus free poolside popsicles on hot days.

Omni Hotel

Though this slick downtown property is a business-traveler favorite, it caters to families through the Omni Kids program. Upon check-in, kids receive a backpack full of goodies including crayons, a hacky sack, and interactive map. As a welcome treat, little ones are also served milk and cookies in their room.

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

The surf-side location of this Santa Monica property makes it popular for families with kids. The tots will be more than occupied with the beach, pool, and nearby Santa Monica Pier, plus skate, bike, and rollerblade rentals. When mom and dad are busy, there's professional babysitting service available too.

Beverly Garland Hotel

The rooms at this North Hollywood hotel are ultra family-friendly, with the option of twin bunk beds for kids and suites equipped with dining nooks. There's an active schedule of activities, from poolside movies to neighborhood tours. You can also hop on complimentary shuttles to nearby Universal Studios and CityWalk.

Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

This posh property pampers little ones with child-sized bathrobes, baby bath amenities, complimentary crayons and coloring books, and children's menus in all restaurants. Cribs and rollaways are provided at no extra charge. The concierge can arrange family outings to the city's top attractions, and babysitting services can also be requested.

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