Did you know that Legoland Florida has a new hotel? On June 1, 2020, the all new Legoland Pirate Island Hotel opened to the public! After a long summer of pandemic confusion, I was happy to take a trip to stay at this new hotel at the end of summer and just now getting around to sharing with you why your family needs to book a stay for your Spring Break or Summer Vacation!
Legoland Pirate Island Hotel is technically part of the original Legoland Hotel. They share the same entrance and you will check-in at the same front desk area. But the Legoland Pirate Island Hotel has an entire separate space, pool restaurant, and play area dedicated to the “LEGO pirate” theme.
Keep reading for my full guide to the Legoland Pirate Island Hotel and get ready to vacation like a pirate.
TOP REASONS TO VACATION LIKE A PIRATE AT LEGOLAND
-Free all ye-can-eat family-style breakfast daily
-Free self-parking for ye pirate crew
-Located 130 pirate-steps away from LEGOLAND Park
-In-room treasure hunt with daily LEGO treasures
-Separate sleeping space (with bunk beds!) for young bucs
-Nightly kid’s pirate entertainment
-Free LEGO Master Model Builder Workshops
-Heated resort-style pool
THE PIRATE THEMED ROOMS “ARRR” BEAUTIFUL AND BUILT FOR FAMILIES
Legoland is known for saying that they are “built for kids.” And I find this more accurate with each new thing they add to the resort, including the special touches of this new Florida hotel.
In fact, there are so many little details that make kids feel like this place is just for them. For example, there’s a kid-sized peep hole in the door and a kid-friendly Legoland newspaper delivered to your door in the morning. The in-room treasure hunt is still being talked about today!
As a family of 5, it’s not always easy to find hotel rooms that actually fit us comfortably. However, the Legoland Pirate Island Hotel family room fit our family perfectly!
- -Designed to feel like a pirate adventure, it features 150 themed rooms, including four suites.
- -Guests can choose from a standard or lake view room overlooking Lake Eloise
- -Each room is filled with a LEGO crab, monkey and parrot made of 6,600 total LEGO bricks.
- -There is a fun treasure hunt inside every room to unlock a chest filled with LEGO surprise each night of their stay!
- -Pirate Island Hotel rooms sleep five; a king-size bed and a separate sleeping area for kids complete with a bunk bed, pullout trundle, lego wall and television.
- -Pirate Island Hotel suites sleep seven; a king-size bed, a sleeper couch and a separate sleeping area for kids complete with a bunk bed, pullout trundle and television.
- -All rooms include: two high-definition flat panel TVs with complimentary On-Demand content, mini-fridge and coffee maker, vanity/workstation, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, in-room safe, and family-friendly amenities like bathtubs, built-in toddler potty seats and step stools.
TIPS FOR STAYING AT PIRATE ISLAND HOTEL
-Arrive early; Parking is free if you have a room reservation. So regardless of your early morning arrivaly time, you can enjoy an entire day at the park or the hotel pool while waiting for your room.
-Breakfast is free, so make breakfast reservations at check-in
-Book the LEGO Master-Classes soon as you arrive because spots are limited each day. The projects change daily. *This was one of their favorite things to do on the trip.
-Don’t forget your swimsuits, because the pool is nice and heated!
-Take advantage of the nightly entertainment. Grab a drink before dinner while letting the kids play.
-Take a ride on the interactive elevators
-The food is really good. No need to plan eating off property!
-Wifi is free throughout the entire Legoland property. *Important for remote working mommas like myself.
EATING AT LEGOLAND HOTEL
I am always impressed with the food served at Legoland, both hotels and in park. So I am not surprised to report back that we had two great meals during our trip to Pirate Island.
Here are the dining options at Legoland Pirate Island Hotel:
- Shipwreck Restaurant– features the resort’s first family-style dining option. They serve bountiful platters sure to satisfy all kinds of pirate palates for both breakfast and dinner.
- The Complimentary breakfast includes a breakfast skillet to share including eggs, pancakes, sausage and bacon. Served with sides of fruit, muffins and cereal if you want.
- Smuggler’s Bar, offers local Grove Roots beer on draft, made-to-order signature cocktails and kid-friendly “mocktails.” This restaurant is located right next to the pirate themed play area, where nightly activities are held. So that makes it easy for parents to enjoy some time together, while still watching the kids have fun.
You are also welcome to dine at the restaurants at the main Legoland Hotel as well. I personally always enjoy the Skyline, so we ate dinner there right before the kids took the Master builder class. Then we enjoyed drinks from the barwhile they were building.
LEGOLAND IS A SAFE AND CLEAN VACATION SPOT IN FLORIDA
During our August visit to Legoland Florida, we felt completely safe. All of the employees are wearing masks, and all guests over the age of 7 are required to do so also. There are sanitizing stations located everywhere within the hotel as well as the park. Temperature checks are required prior to entry to the hotel and the theme park. In the theme park, rides and attractions are sanitized often and guests are spaced out.
We felt secure and it looked as clean as ever. This is a difficult year for Florida tourism and most businesses; Legoland was doing their very best to keep guests safe and happy. Be sure to check out this page of their website to find the full list of how Legoland is protecting your safety.