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Kid-friendly bed and breakfast hotels in California

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R&R at the B&B

Think bed and breakfasts are just for romantic getaways? Think again! These California bed and breakfast hotels are great for parents and kids alike. Head out to one on your next family vacation.

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Cheshire Cat Inn & Cottages, Santa Barbara

The Cheshire Cat Inn, just a 20-minute walk to the beach, accommodates children in the cottages only. The Inn offers mid-week continental breakfast and a full breakfast on the weekends, and is located just one block from Santa Barbara's main shopping hub.

 

36 West Valerio Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Hours: Check in: 3 p.m.-7 p.m.; Check out: 12 p.m.; Rates: $189-$399 per night.
805-569-1610

 

West Cliff Inn, Santa Cruz

Located across from the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk, the West Cliff Inn is a three-story Italianate Victorian family-friendly bed and breakfast in offering complimentary bicycle rental, breakfast buffet, fresh-baked cookies, movies, books, and games for your convenience.

 

174 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Hours: Check in: 3 p.m.; Check out: 12 p.m.; Rates: $185 -$400 per night.

800-979-0910

 

Blue Lantern Inn, Dana Point

The Blue Lantern Inn offers family-friendly lodging atop a bluff above the Dana Point Yacht Harbor. This B&B offers a breakfast buffet, fresh-baked cookies, sodas, coffee, and tea throughout the day, movies, books, and games for borrowing.

 

34343 Street of the Blue Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629. Hours: Check in: 3 p.m.; Check out: 12 p.m.; Rates: $185-$600 per night.
800-950-1236

 

Hollywood Night Suites, Los Angeles

The fully-equipped apartments offer room for 4-6 people, crib rentals for a small fee, and free laundry room usage. This rental is situated in a safe neighborhood and close to Los Angeles attractions, from the Wax Museum to Hollywood Boulevard.

 

1762 Vista Del Mar Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90028. Hours: check in: 2 p.m.; check out: 11 a.m.; Rates: $129-$179 per night, minimum 2 nights stay.
310-251-5330

 

Blackbird Inn, Napa

The Blackbird Inn welcomes families to this vintage hideaway. Complimentary fresh-baked cookies, an abundant breakfast buffet, and movies, books, and games will keep your kids happy and occupied when you're not taking advantage of the many shops and restaurants nearby.

 

1755 First Street, Napa, CA 94559. Hours: Check in: 3 p.m.; Check out: 12 p.m.; Rates: $160-$285 per night.
707-226-2450

 

Carole's Bed & Breakfast Inn, San Diego

From guest rooms to a one-bedroom house, this B&B offers all the amenities a family needs. Included are a daily continental breakfast and a newly-renovated pool that the kids will love. Also close to downtown and many popular San Diego attractions.

 

3227 Grim Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104. Hours: Check-in: 12 p.m., Check-out: 11 a.m.; Rates: $69-$259 per night.
800-975-5521

 

The Homestead Bed and Breakfast Cottages, Ahwahnee

This bed and breakfast hideaway offer private, family-friendly cottages close to local entertainment, Yosemite, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and more. On site, the property offers horse layover for those traveling by horseback. Fully-equipped kitchens are stocked daily with drinks, fruit, muffins, and granola.

 

41110 Road 600, Ahwahnee, CA 93601. Hours: Check in: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; Check out: 11 a.m.; Rates: $119-$374 per night; 2 night minimum stay on weekends.
800-483-0495

 

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