It’s Open! The LEGOLAND Hotel in California is Open! Beth Snyder April 22, 2013 I could’ve sworn I wrote about this when I first heard about it last year, but I can’t seem to find the post (or maybe I’m just not patient enough to do more than a cursory search, which is far more likely). Whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter, because now the dream has become a reality! California’s LEGOLAND has opened its new flagship hotel, and it is absolutely amazing. I keep gaping at all its fabulousness and I’m only looking at pictures…can you imagine how spectacular it’s got to be if you’re actually standing there? This one just made my short list of places I simply must visit. As you can see, the hotel appears to have been built out of LEGO bricks. Obviously it is not, because I am confident that especially in California they would not be up to building code no matter how much they can withstand in regular life. But it looks like it was, and that’s really what counts. From the drive-up portico attached to a clock tower to the pool to each of the 250 rooms, the entire thing appears to be made of the brightly-coloured plastic bricks we’ve all come to know and love. There’s even a dragon made of 400,000 bricks to guard the entrance (and that really is made of LEGO, since it’s not structural). You can find various LEGO sculptures throughout the entire building and grounds, and you get to choose between three different themes for your room: Kingdom, pirate and adventure. Apparently, I need to stay there at least three times, so I can experience each style of room. I think you’re supposed to bring kids, but whatever. No matter how old I actually am, no one ever said I had to grow up. If all you got was a room, this would totally be worth it. But you get much, much more! As a special privilege, LEGOLAND Hotel guests will get entry to select LEGOLAND rides and attractions before the Park officially opens. Each room comes with a queen bed, high-definition flat panel television with complimentary On-Demand content, Kids own sleeping area with bunk bed, pull out trundle bed and entertainment unit (sleeps up to 3), LEGO bricks to build with during your stay, and of course all the amenities you expect from a better hotel such as hair dryer and coffee pot. They even offer complimentary Wi-Fi! They also offer premium rooms with even more LEGO features for an additional cost. I’m sure it won’t surprise you to discover that these rooms are not cheap. Does that even matter? Not to me, other than needing to save up some money in order to go. Of course it depends on how many people are staying and when, but a weeknight stay for a family of four starts around $210.00 US, while a weekend (two-night stay required) is going to start at about $310.00 US per night. I will stay there, sooner rather than later. Source: Laughing Squid Share This With The World!