“We recently took the kids to Legoland and stayed at the Legoland Hotel! We had an AMAZING time! Below is our Legoland Hotel review. This is part one of our two part Legoland review for Legoland Florida!” – Shane & Jocelyn
I LOVED legos when I was a kid. I used to spend hours making spaceships, castles, and robots out of those little plastic bricks.
I can remember my dad always used to take my creations to his office and put them on his desk so his clients could see them.
I was always proud of seeing my lego art all over my dad’s office. Legos have a special place when I think about my childhood.
When we saw the Legoland Hotel for the first time, I knew it was a place we had to take the kids!
The Legoland Hotel
The Legoland Hotel is a magical place that is endless fun for kids under 10-12 years old. It’s a kid’s dream.
As soon as you walk in you are greeted by incredible sculptures made out of legos. Lego dragons, castles, monsters, city skylines and furniture are everywhere.
One of our favorite features was the wall behind the desk. The entire wall was decorated with little lego people.
The legos are not confined to the decorations. Giant pools of legos are everywhere, and are open for kids and parents to dive in and build their own creations. They even have areas to display the things you build.
We spent hours just digging through legos and letting our imaginations run wild!
Things to do in the Legoland Hotel!
Themed restaurants, nightly pajama storytimes, lego character photo opps and constant dance parties fill the lobby at all hours of the day.
The restaurants by far had the best lego sculptures. There were tons of options on the buffet for kids and adults.
There was also a full service bar for parents wanting to unwind while the kids played on the Castle/Pirate ship playset in the main lobby.
There is a huge dance party every night when the restaurants in the hotel open for dinner.
Numerous Lego characters in full costume come out to take pictures and dance with the kids.
There is also a pajama party every night that includes characters, story time and a second dance party.
The storytellers were hilarious, and they did a great job getting that last bit of energy out of the kids before bedtime!
Even the elevators are fun. When you get into the elevators, everything seems normal. Bland lighting, and soothing elevator music play over the speakers. However, when the doors shut a party erupts!
The lights dim, a disco ball drops, and 70s disco classics take over the sound system. It’s a great touch and the kids LOVED riding the elevator!
Every floor of the hotel has a different theme!
From astronauts, to pirates, to knights in shining armor. Whatever your kids love, there is a floor for them.
We had a pirate room and it was a blast. It would be worth going back just to try out a different floor.
The rooms are awesome. Our room had a separate area for the kids complete with their own TV and bunk beds. We had our own bed and TV as well. It was the perfect layout for a family of four.
The beds were comfortable, but nothing special.
The rooms were decorated with Lego wall hangings, themed carpets, and pictures. A ton of detail went into the rooms and really took the Legoland experience to the next level.
The rooms were also clean and serviced regularly during our stay.
The views from the hotel property are also amazing. Rooms on the park side are great, but the pool views are a lot of fun!
If you catch a room with a view of Lake Eloise you are in for a spectacular sunset every night!
The lake itself is also beautiful. Legoland has an awesome boardwalk down to the lake, fully landscaped and decorated with more lego statues.
You really need to see the sunset from the boardwalk to appreciate it while staying at the hotel.
The Legoland Hotel pool is awesome. It’s a perfect size for the property. It has a shallow zero depth area to enter the pool. Perfect for little ones to splash and play. There is also a great splash pad for little kids who may not be able to swim.
The pool had 2-3 lifeguards on duty at all times. They did a great job watching the pool, and I felt I could safely enjoy some sun while the kids played.
The pool is filled with floating giant lego blocks that actually work. We had a blast building towers that could literally float right on top of the water!
Even without the park, I’m pretty sure the kids would have been happy with the Legoland Pool for days!
Proximity to Legoland Amusement Park.
Finally, the hotel was SUPER convenient. It’s literally right beside Legoland Amusement Park. It probably took 30 seconds to walk from the front door to the entrance.
Legoland Hotel guests also get early entry to the park. So you can ride the best rides before the park opens to the public!
There is always something going on at the Legoland Hotel!
What could have been better.
The food choices could have been more kid friendly. The hotel didn’t have pizza…what kids hotel doesn’t have pizza?
Everything closes down at 9pm. This was a major inconvenience because the hotel has absolutely no vending machines. No drinks. No snacks. Nothing.
Make sure if you stay you bring snacks, but choose your snacks wisely. The rooms have refrigerators, but they do not have microwaves. So if you are going to buy snacks, buy things that don’t need microwaved.
Finally, bring clothes for every day. There is not an on site laundry at the Legoland Hotel. Which…is crazy. Its a hotel for KIDS! Messes will happen!
The closest laundromat is about 10 minutes away and was super expensive. This was a major headache. Plan accordingly.
Finally, the hotel is VERY expensive (See price information below). Your wallet will be open for most of the time you are at the Legoland Hotel. Be prepared to spend some money!
Where is Legoland in Florida? Orlando?
Legoland hotel is not in Orlando. It’s actually in Winter Haven, FL. Winter Haven is about an hour drive west of Orlando toward Tampa.
Legoland Hotel and the Lego land amusement park are built on what was formally Cypress Gardens, one of Florida’s first amusement parks.
If you fly into Orlando Samford Airport (SFB) It will take about an hour and a half to drive to Legoland. Flying into Tampa is closer, clocking in at right around an hour. We flew into Orlando-Samford only because we stopped for a day to go to Sea World.
Legoland Hotel is quite expensive. After taxes and fees, we spent around $500 PER NIGHT to stay on the property. It’s by far one of the most expensive hotels by Legoland.
We have stayed on Disney property, and Legoland was actually more expensive than the Animal Kingdom Lodge
However, even with the high price, the Legoland Hotel itself was worth it. Its an amazing place full of lego statues, awesome play areas, and tons of fun activities.
Eating at the Legoland Hotel is fairly expensive as well. The dinner buffet for our family of four was $80 (including tip). It was a good buffet with lots of options for adults and kids.
Was it worth $80?
Not in quality of food, but it was very convenient and there are not a ton of options in Winter Haven for dinner.
The breakfast buffet was included with your stay, and it had a ton of options. It was a great value with tons of food the kids would eat (always a plus)!
Legoland Prices: A Day At Legoland Hotel for a family of four
- Hotel (Room + Taxes + Fees): $450-500
- Breakfast Buffet (included): $0
- Lunch (lounge open, no buffet): $50
- Dinner Buffet: $80
- Other (drinks, etc.): $40-50
- Total: $620 – $680
Final thoughts – Is Legoland Hotel Worth the Trip?
Legoland hotel is perfect for families who have kids under 10-12 years old. The Legoland Hotel is awe inspiring at times. Some of the lego statues will absolutely blow you away.
Your stay at the Legoland Hotel is 100% fun from the moment you walk into the hotel, to seeing your room for the first time, to riding the disco elevators, to the Legoland hotel’s pool.
We are glad we went and will definitely go again before the kids outgrow the hotel and the park!
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