Hotel Lulu: A Budget Friendly Hotel for Kids in Anaheim
California - August 7, 2021

Thank you to Hotel Lulu for hosting us.

I know you are thinking that there is no such thing as an upscale, budget friendly hotel for kids, but I am here to tell you about Hotel Lulu in Orange County and what it has to offer families like ours. We are a multi generational family with two boys under 9-years-old and my father in law who recently moved in with us.

front of Hotel Lulu
front of Hotel Lulu

We needed a budget friendly place to stay in Anaheim. Even though Hotel Lulu is 2 blocks from Disneyland Park, 2 blocks from Anaheim Convention Center, a couple blocks from Anaheim Gardenwalk, we really wanted to stay close to home (or hotel). It was a total bonus that everything was in walking distance.

I’m also talking about a family friendly place to stay in Anaheim and relax on the off days, that’s spacious enough to want to hang out in the room, and hang out by the pool and have things to do in the hotel.

Some days you just don’t want to go anywhere with the family and need a day to relax and chill. This is called California living.

We found Hotel Lulu, a newly renovated BW Premier Collection Hotel, with 308 rooms and 7 meeting rooms for 6,700 square feet of meeting space. It has a cool, retro decor with a modern twist. Azul Hospitality Group offers a fun-loving energy for this Anaheim location and a carefree California experience.

Our rooms were spacious with a flat-screen TV, private bathrooms and a refrigerator. Since we have 5 in our family it was better to get two rooms. You can even have adjoining rooms but I think we liked our space and separation for the kids.

Hotel Lulu has multilingual staff, has self parking, offers strollers and the front desk is open 24 hours.

They even have credit card benefits with Best Western Reward MasterCard to earn points and free nights.

With great options like these, I have at least 9 reasons for families like ours to stay there. Here’s a review of Hotel Lulu in Southern California:

Craft Time With Lulu

crafts at lulu hotel

Let Hotel Lulu inspire your kid’s artistic side with arts and crafts by Lulu at the pool. Offered nightly from 4:00pm-6:00pm by the poolside bar. You will also find crafts in the front lobby during certain check out and check in times.

Dive-In Movies 

After a long day, you might want to head to relax with a dive-in movie at the pool, Offered nightly from 8:00pm – 10:00pm by the poolside bar (season and weather permitting). 

Coffee and Breakfast


I love their grab and go breakfast. You can order any type of coffee you want, hot chocolate or juice.

Everything is prepackaged and fresh. There are great options for Disneyland snacks to take with you on your way out.

Lulu’s Kitchen

In addition to a coffee shop , you have Lulu’s Kitchen, a new breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurant featuring “comfort food with a twist.” 

boys in lulu's kitchen

Perfect for snacking and sharing, whether poolside or in your room, the kids will love these kid friendly dinners like pizza and tater tots.

You can also order that special meal you want at the front desk so it’s waiting for you in your room.

Pool Deck Wine Reception


Enjoy a cocktail at the bar or grab one from the window poolside. Every guest gets a LuLu token to use for their famous “Blue Lulu” or a draft beer.

Do you love Frozen Margaritas? Then it’s time to hang out at Hotel Lulu by the poolside bar. The Hotel also offers craft beers on tap and wine as well as non alcoholic frozen drinks for everyone in our family to enjoy! We liked hanging out by the outdoor pool with the fire pits.

boy lounging at pool

The Blue Lulu consists of Vodka, soda water, special house “blue boo,” lemon lime, lemon slice for garnish.

blue lulu

Happy hour at the pool deck where kids are welcome – is a dream to most families. Offered nightly from 4:00pm – 6:00pm by the poolside bar. 

boy drinking orange slushie

The kids will get a slushie! 

Fitness Center

A Fitness Center is located on the first floor of the Hotel Lulu with a variety of cardio equipment to help guests work up a sweat in style. They have a stationary bike and treadmill too. Open from 6am – 10 pm. You can work off the Disneyland Snacks you had a Disneyland Adventure Park.

Guests staying at Hotel Lulu have free WiFi service throughout all public areas, including the pool area and hotel rooms. Guests will be able to connect right away – take it from me, the WiFi is fast!

Event Space

Hotel Lulu has a premier event space with impressive banquet rooms that can accommodate a lot people. It’s a great choice of meeting space for company-wide conferences and executive boardroom sessions to weddings, birthdays and more. The planning specialists take care of everything, so don’t worry!


You won’t have to pay more than $25 per day to park a car here either as this is a budget friendly place for family hotels Anaheim. I know it’s hard to believe but some hotels charge over $50 per day just for parking!


If you’re looking for a hotel in Anaheim, CA that provides luxury and affordability, look no further than Hotel Lulu. This family friendly hotel is situated just minutes from Disneyland Park and GardenWalk.

The rooms are spacious with comfortable beds to ensure your stay will be as relaxing as possible – plus they have an on-site breakfast every morning!

Planning your next vacation? Visit Hotel Lulu BW Premier Collection today to learn more about this wonderful property at the intersection of affordable living and luxury amenities in Orange County!

Local Attractions include:

Anaheim Packing District

Orange County Zoo

Old Courthouse Museum

Disneyland® Park

Anaheim Garden Walk

Anaheim Convention Center

House of Blues



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