Below is a curated list of my favorite family friendly hotels in Orange County.

Orange County is known for Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort, along with some of the best beaches and laid back lifestyle with amazing weather. (most of the time anyway) 


The Surf and Sand

A stay at Surf And Sand Resort places you in the heart of Laguna Beach, minutes from Pearl Street Beach and close to Main Beach Park. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Gallery Row and Victoria Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 167 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private patios. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while iPod docking stations and digital programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

The Island Hotel

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Arguably, one of the best locations to stay at in Newport Beach with walking distance to some of the best restaurants and shopping at Fashion Island and minutes to the beach.

The ultimate residential style in coastal paradise. The Luxury Double Queen offers two beds and a queen-size sleeper sofa, and oversized marble bathroom giving you plenty of room to spread out and make yourself at home.

family friendly hotels in Orange County.

Newport Dunes Beach cottages

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Beach cottages offer 299 sqft of space and feature inviting interiors with high ceilings and a private terrace and outdoor seating area with direct beach access. Each cottage features a queen-sized bed, a large built-in closet, and a living room equipped with a TV, kitchen and dining table. A chic and calm bathroom space offers double vanities and a spacious shower.

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Balboa Bay resort

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A waterfront address, soothing spa and shimmering pool are just a few of the advantages at Balboa Bay Resort, which also offers free Wi-Fi and private verandas. Overlooking Balboa Bay, this three-story property looks like it should be sitting on the Mediterranean Sea. The main building has rows of graceful arches, and the 160 rooms and suites, many with private balconies, have free Wi-Fi, laptop safes and flat-panel TVs with DVD players. The granite-and-marble bathrooms pamper with soaking tubs. 

Get a massage in the spa, or work out on the resistance machines and free weights in the fitness center, then jump in the seasonal outdoor pool. Sample local favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the restaurant, or order in room service for a private experience. The resort is right on the Pacific Coast Highway a mile from Newport Beach. It offers easy access to the ocean, with famous Huntington Beach Pier and Crystal Cove’s hiking and horse trails each about 15 minutes away by car. Disneyland is a 19-mile drive north. John Wayne Airport is six miles away, and Los Angeles International is 46 miles north.


The resort at pelican hill

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Pelican Hill is perched upon the coastline, just south of Newport Beach. The Resort is a 15-minute drive from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport and a 45-minute drive from Los Angeles International Airport.

When it comes to making a memorable vacation, nothing surpasses the ease of a fully appointed vacation home. And since your personal preferences have been arranged in advance, all the comforts of home await you from the moment you arrive.

The two, three and four-bedroom Newport Coast Villas are located in a private enclave within the Resort and feel like a home away from home. Our attentive Butlers, Concierge, Housekeeping and Front Desk staff work around the clock to ensure your stay is effortless. Our world-class Resort amenities, including a private clubhouse and pool for Villa guests exclusively, are the perfect complement to your fully appointed seaside retreat. Perfect for families or friends enjoying well-deserved time together.


family friendly hotels in Orange County.

Hyatt, Huntington Beach

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With a stay at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach in Huntington Beach, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to Pacific City and Huntington State Beach. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Main Street and Huntington Beach Pier.

Bay Shores

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With a stay at Bay Shores Peninsula Hotel in Newport Beach (Balboa Peninsula), you’ll be within a 5-minute drive of Newport Pier and Balboa Pier. This beach hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Huntington State Beach and 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from Fashion Island.

Hotel Accommodations and Guest Rooms 
Make yourself at home in one of the 25 individually decorated guest rooms, featuring refrigerators and DVD players. Your room comes with a pillow top bed. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. FREE PARKING

Lido House

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Designed with an effortless sense of style and a definitive beach-house vibe, Lido House is Newport Beach’s favorite guesthouse for locals and visitors. The hotel’s design and iconic architecture celebrates Newport Beach’s Cape Cod aesthetic with elegant twists on a variety of nautical themes.  Sitting on the site of former City Hall, Lido House is the old-new centerpiece of Newport Beach. 

family friendly hotels in Orange County

Marriott (Bay View) Newport Beach

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Over looking the back-bay, you still have beautiful views and great pricing options. The location is close to everything and about 5 minutes to the beaches.

Upgrade to a family suite in Newport Beach for expansive accommodations and room for five guests

Balboa Inn

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At The Balboa Inn and Resort, our sweeping Pacific Ocean views are accompanied by thoughtful, in-room comforts and perks. Free high-speed Wi-Fi keeps you connected and flatscreen televisions with cable channels guarantee you’re always entertained. Plus, spacious bathrooms feature custom-made sinks and rain shower-heads.

 Reserve one of the two-room Family Suites or VIP Oceanview Suites, which offer private ocean view balconies, plush robes, marble floors and deep sunken tubs. There’s no better way to experience Newport Beach.

Newport channel Inn

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An affordable option is NEWPORT CHANNEL INN. The perfect base for your vacation adventure. The glistening waters of Newport Harbor, the Balboa Fun Zone, Catalina Island ferry, harbor cruises, boat rentals, Balboa Island, bicycling, kayaking, sport fishing, whale watching, golf, world-class dining,entertainmentand shopping, and our famous sandy beaches are but a few of Newport Beach’s many offerings!  The hotel also provides guests with boogie boards and chairs at no cost.

Marriott Newport Coast Villas

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Make yourself comfortable in this air-conditioned condo, featuring a kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator/freezer and a stovetop. There’s a private balcony. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while a 32-inch flat-screen television with cable programming provides entertainment. A private bathroom with a shower/tub combination features a deep soaking tub and a hair dryer.

Pet Friendly Hotels

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Pet Friendly hotels listed below in case you bring your fur baby along too!

Balboa Inn – Newport Beach

Balboa Bay Resort – Newport Beach

Hyatt Regency – Newport Beach

Lido House – Newport Beach


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