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The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles


Summer in the City – With Kids!

Don’t let the big city name fool you, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles made us feel like family.

I’m still not sure how they did it, but on our recent ‘Summer in the City–With Kids’ weekend, our new Ritz-Carlton family made it happen. At this very moment I am basking in the most comfortable deluxe accommodations. Nestled in a fluffy king-size bed 23 floors up, I’m typing away in the dark because I’m enjoying the neon lights of L.A. Live dancing outside my window. I have JetSet Tot snuggled up next to me and she is passed out in her new fluffy pink robe. She is clutching onto the cutest stuffed Ritz-Carlton lion which she named, “Ritzy”.  For the life of me, I can’t understand how she has fallen asleep because she’s consumed six times her weight in sugar alone today!


I certainly can’t stop thinking about the most amazing dinner we just came from at Wolfgang Puck’s WP24. William and Nikos took care of our every need and again, treated us like family. From extra-cherries in JetSet Tot’s Shirley Temple, to Nikos performing a beautiful Shakespearean sonnet for Tot and presenting her with a card from the staff, we were spoiled!

Oh, and then there was the dessert buffet this evening inside the Club Lounge a few doors down from our room with treats like miniature key lime tarts, chocolates and a fondue station. OK, and earlier there was breakfast, lunch, appetizers and those macaroons! The macaroons! OK, enough with the macaroons, but make sure you do not leave without trying the signature iced-teas. Darius puts so much love into making it everyday and the teas infused with fruit are so delicious! Jovan and Asaf was also there to help us with anything we needed while spending time in the club lounge, and Jovan really earned points with JetSet Tot by giving her the coolest toy to keep her occupied. Later that evening, the wonderful, Tory, figured out exactly what I might like and brought me a cocktail I will dream about for a long time. It was absolutely perfect!


I realize I am all over the place, but did I mention the fact that I saw with my own two eyes the Ludwig kit that Ringo Starr played with The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964? It was over at the GRAMMY Museum which is a few short steps from the hotel. The JetSet Family loves music, so walking around the GRAMMY Museum is always a special treat for us.


Today has been ridiculously amazing, too bad I can’t fall asleep because all I keep thinking about is how tomorrow we’ll be enjoying breakfast with Amy at Kerry Simon’s L.A. Market. Then off to the California Science Center to see the space ship! Yep, the same one JetSet Tot photographed last fall flying over Disneyland!

I’m going to be sad to say, “Good-bye to Alex and Olga” when we check-out, but we’ll be back. And no one took care of JetSet Tots American Girl dolls like our bellman, Jesse. He handled her prized possessions with kid gloves.

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles

Sounds pretty amazing, right? The Ritz-Carlton’s ‘Summer in the City–With the Kids’ package is available until September 2nd. Like I said, don’t let the big skyscraper fool you, this place is home.

The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles | ritzcarlton.com/losangeles | (213) 743-8800


Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Photo credits: Nicole Standley


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Review overview
  • What a great package they seem to have for kids. I never seem to stay at hotels like that. I can’t even seem to get a mint on my pillow. I am definitely staying at the wrong places, of course I am in Ohio not LA. It sure looks like you all had tons of fun that is for sure.

  • Alaina Bullock August 5, 2013

    That is such an amazing hotel! You never see so many activities for kids at most places. I’d love to stay there!

  • Suzi Satterfield August 5, 2013

    Oh,wow, that looks like the most AMAZING trip!

  • Elizabeth August 5, 2013

    Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. We went to the Ritz on Peachtree for the first night of our honeymoon. We need to go back, again!

  • Shannon Gregory August 5, 2013

    What a great place. It looks absolutely amazing and pampering!

  • Melinda August 5, 2013

    Sounds like a dream vacation! Enjoy!

  • Don Purdum August 5, 2013

    What an awesome time. I saw the space shuttle Discovery last year at the Air & Space Museum in Virginia. Just amazing!!!!

  • Anita August 5, 2013

    You made me want to go out and make a reservation. The food look awesome. What a nice treat for you and your daughter. Thanks for sharing this with us. Anita

  • Lovely keep on enjoying the sweet life…

  • Love this. Sounds like a dream vacation.

  • Jamie August 5, 2013

    Looks like a pretty nice place to stay and play =) just what’s needed during a trip sometimes.

  • What a wonderful family vacation!! Now THAT kind of summer I could get used to. ; ) Gonna check to see what’s the nearest Ritz-Carlton to me; Gracias. BB2U

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  • Sounds like a divine hotel to stay at! My six year old would be in heaven!

  • Rosey August 10, 2013

    I’m going to be flat out honest and tell you I’ve never considered the Ritz Carlton because I didn’t think they were kid-friendly. We travel quite a bit, and I will be keeping this chain in mind. It looks like you had a wonderful time, and that I was entirely too hasty w/my opinion. I’m glad you had a great time.

  • Shauna August 16, 2013

    Wow, sounds like a great time. We stayed at the Ritz in Cancun and loved all the personal touches… sounds like that is a company-wide thing. Thank you for sharing your vacation

  • Danielle @ We Have It All August 17, 2013

    WOW! What an awesome trip you had! I had no idea that the Ritz Carlton catered to kids, that’s so great to hear.

  • Mimi August 18, 2013

    Wow, that looks absolutely amazing! Sounds like your experience was once in a life time! I’ll have to see if there’s a Ritz Carlton here in the D.C. area because we do a lot of traveling around and love staying in D.C.. My boys would love it!

  • Giveaways 4 Mom September 4, 2013

    This looks like it was super fun.

  • Steph Calvert September 4, 2013

    I never got a chance to see the space shuttle before we left California, and I kinda totally regret that. This looks like it was a fab trip!

  • cindy b September 4, 2013

    Wow this place looks amazing! never stayed at a ritz carlton! Love the pics! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Natalie September 4, 2013

    Swoon! I would love to check out the Ritz in LA…however (don’t tell the kids!) I’d want to go with just the hubby 😉

  • Jennifer Hall September 8, 2013

    Sounds like a GREAT time!!

  • Jackie November 2, 2013

    It looks amazing there! I need to get to California soon to check out some of the places that your feature here.

  • Tingting R. November 3, 2013

    I want to visit one of their hotels, maybe in LA, one of these days,

  • jenny at dapperhouse November 5, 2013

    This place is a dream come true! I cant believe everything there is to eat and see and do here!

  • Krystal November 16, 2013

    New here and I must say your website is FAB! I love the look and the content! Consider me a return visitor! 😀

  • Victoria November 20, 2013

    This post sounds absolutely fab. We tend to hang out a bit at the Ritz Carlton in Berlin as this is where I live. They are always so nice and helpful.


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