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Los Angeles is central to a few different amusement parks including Disneyland and it’s sister park California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios. For long stays or a less generic lodging experience, sometimes staying in a boutique hotel is the way to go. Here are some options to popular theme parks.

Hotel Menage Anaheim
This hip and modern hotel is only half a mile from the Disneyland and has a shuttle to and from the amusement park, although it is within walking distance. The pool area includes a bar, a 24-hour Jacuzzi and there is a fitness center and sundecks for hanging out. Rooms are equipped with full-sized in case someone needs to get some work done between trips to the Magic Kingdom. Word is you can see the Disneyland fireworks right from the comfort of the Jacuzzi.

The Annabella
This mission style Anaheim boutique hotel offers discounts to guests who hold annual passes to Disneyland. The hotel is walking distance to the park and very family friendly, with a quiet pool option in addition the regular pool. The hotel also has a spa, nail salon and happy hour bar on location for the adults who need to relax at the end of the day.

Hotel Pepper Tree
The Hotel Peppertree is a rustic Spanish style hotel that offers extended stay options for guests planning on sticking around Anaheim for a while. The rooms include full kitchens and patios for a spacious and homier feel that goes far beyond typical hotels. The Pepper Tree is close to Disneyland as well as Knott’s Berry Farm and offers a Mexican-American restaurant on location.

Hotel Amarano Burbank
There are a lot of options for hotels close to Universal Studios. The Hotel Amarano in Burbank stands out with a trendy vibe and close proximity to freeways and a grocery store to stock up on snacks for the day at the park. The hotel also offers a complimentary car service for going anywhere within three miles of the hotel, which includes going to and from the Bob Hope/Burbank airport.

The Magic Castle Hotel
The Magic Castle Hotel is just over the hill from Universal Studios and is close by to Hollywood attractions like the Walk of Fame and the Chinese Theater. The hotel offers a historic charm being next to the magic Castle, a complimentary breakfast, and uniquely a 24-hour free snack bar with sodas, candy and snacks.

Quick Tip:

For hitting multiple parks in one trip, there is a Southern California CityPass, which offers a bundle price for the admission to five local amusement parks. This includes a three-day park hopper to Disneyland and California Adventure, one-day entry to SeaWorld, one-day entry to Universal Studios, and one more park of personal choice.

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