This summer our family has been doing a little hotel hopping and enjoying some mini stay-cations. We’re lucky that we are just a few hours away from some great Southern California attractions and some pretty incredible hotels. When looking for a place to get away for the weekend I have three basic requirements, a pool, wi-fi and a decent rate. Then I look for the extra’s like a drop off kids club, spa or other amenities.
This past weekend we headed down to The Fairmont, Newport Beach, which is just about an hour drive for us. We were invited to check out their current family travel special “4 for $400″ which is an amazing price for what you get!
4 FOR $400 package includes:
- Two nights in a one-bedroom suite featuring a king bed and a parlor with a pullout sofa and/or a rollaway bed. Complimentary services unique to this package include
- Daily breakfast buffet for four.
- Meals for all children under the age of 5 (1/2 priced meals for children ages 5-12).
- Roundtrip shuttle service to/from Disneyland and Newport Beach.
- Milk and cookies bedtime amenity.
- Valet parking for one vehicle.
Sunny’s Kids’ Klub
My kids did no want to leave this place, they were treated like royalty! When we arrive on Saturday night they were welcomed by face painting and a balloon artist ready to give them the star studded treatment. My kids love to do art projects and I think they might have done them all! They also got to play games, jump in the jump house, and even decorate some cookies.
Sunny’s kids club also has theme days which includes Adventure Seekers which offers fun lawn games and other sports-inspired activities and Pirate Party featuring pirate-y events including a special treasure hunt throughout the property.
Know before you go!
Now until labor day Sunny’s Kids’ Klub is available Friday - Sunday from 10am to 4pm, .
Price per child ages 5-12 is $30 and includes lunch and snack.
Sunny’s Kids’ Klub also features Sunny Kids’ Night Out every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10pm and includes games, movies with popcorn, pizza, ice-cream sundae bar, games and more.
Price is $20 per child ages 5-12.
Fairmont Family Travel Perks
We also experienced pool butler service! They brought us pool toys, noodles, diving sticks and snacks while we were in the pool. They do not allow outside food and drinks so you will need to order off the pool menu, which like most hotels is a little expensive. But they also serve the kids complimentary treats such as frozen fruits (grapes, berries, watermelon, etc.), smoothie shots, and popsicles to keep things cool.
They will also provide families with snack packs for your day trips to the beach by providing lunch/snack coolers which includes a choice of gourmet sandwiches, sides, snacks and beverages for $14 per person. This is super convenient and a fair price considering you’d spend that out at a restaurant or down by the Newport beach boardwalk.
We loved our one bedroom suite, which is always the best room to have when traveling with kids so parents can have a little space! Our kids shared the pull out couch while we slept in a giant king size bed, that was soooo comfortable. This bed is actually one of the most comfortable hotel beds I’ve slept on, and I have slept on a lot. I did not want to get out of this bed.
When we returned to our room on Saturday night, this amazing display fo milk and cookies was waiting for us. Custom with our kids names, so cute!
The pool is a pretty basic pool and on the smaller side. You will not find any kid friendly splash pads, water slides and things like that. They do have great cabanas around the pool which is great for privacy, eating lunch and even getting some work done poolside! There is also a jacuzzi and a beautiful fireplace area for late night lounging.
*In the summer on Sundays there is an adult only pool party that takes place from 12- 4 and kids are not allowed. This was no big deal for us, since we planned to put them in Kids Club on Sunday anyways. And naturally if your kids get up early you still have time to swim in the morning.