Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in L.A. is a great option for families. // © 2014 Hyatt
Families traveling to Los Angeles might want to check out Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The iconic 19-story crescent-shaped hotel has been a favorite of celebrities, politicians and world leaders since it opened in 1966. Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the U.S., stayed there so often it was once nicknamed the “West Coast White House.” It also hosted another former president, Richard Nixon, and, more recently, current president Barack Obama. The historic, yet thoroughly up-to-date, property is set on seven acres and features 726 guestrooms, including suites of various sizes, a spa, a fitness center, banquet and meeting facilities and several dining options.
Somewhat of a rarity among LA hotels, Hyatt Regency Century Plaza features a large outdoor pool area — without an adults-only party scene on the ground level. There’s a stylish pool flocked by greenery, plenty of lounge space, mini wading pools, a lawn-play area and cabanas for rent. Future plans for the hotel involve the pool relocating to a roof deck, so urge clients to enjoy this classic ground-level swim spot while they still can.
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza is comfortable and luxurious, and the location is great for families — walking distance from the Century City shopping center with movie theaters, shops and eateries. Plus, it is easy driving distance to most LA attractions, including the Santa Monica and Venice beaches, local museums and Beverly Hills.