Legoland Hotel Opens Up for Business in Carlsbad, California

Looking for a place to stay for your next trip to southern California? Look no further – the Legoland Hotel has a lot of rooms, although you might want to act quickly. There aren’t a whole lot of vacancies.

The hotel, which officially opened a couple weeks ago, is a LEGO playground and the perfect complement to its neighbor, the Legoland theme park in Carlsbad. The hotel is peppered with 3,500 LEGO sculptures, many of which are life-sized. Those include water shooting and smoke blowing dragons, pirate ships, and food (there’s an ice cream sundae that looks just about good enough to eat).

Inside, there are themed areas and rooms (pirate, kingdom, and adventure), along with playpits that substitute rubber balls for LEGO bricks. Outside, there’s a giant facade that looks like it was made of LEGO bricks (no dice on the whole thing being made of LEGOs – maybe we’ll get there someday). The whole thing is built from the ground up for kids, although it’s not hard to imagine that more than a few adults would be able to have a great time here.

The whole thing is three floors, with 250 rooms – all of which are booked for the foreseeable future. That said, if you’re planning a trip to Legoland far in advance, there’s only one place you need to think about staying.

You can check out more about the Legoland Hotel at My Modern Met.

Photo credit: Alice Yoo