The Best Hotels to Book Near Scandia Family Fun Center, Victorville

Ayres Hotel Redlands: like a villa for your visit to Victorville
Ayres Hotel Redlands: like a villa for your visit to Victorville | Courtesy of Ayres Hotel Redlands / Expedia
Matt Charlton

Combine family fun in the desert with a stay in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains at one of these hand-picked hotels.

There’s every reason to expect a good time at this Norse-themed amusement park in Victorville. You can look forward to go-karts, bumper boats, minigolf, arcades, thrill rides and more – and when you’re done with the park, there’s plenty to explore in the local area, brushing up against two national forests and with the Joshua Tree national park a few hours away. Sound good? The best hotels near Scandia Family Fun Center are bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Hilton Garden Inn Victorville

Chain Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Victorville
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It might not be the most glamorous hotel on this list, but it won’t be beaten for convenience. In fact, the Hilton Garden Inn is so close to Scandia that it share a parking lot – you could almost jump in from your room. Overslept at the hotel? You may still be at the front of the queue when the fun begins. Hungry at the park? Just cross back for a bite to eat at the hotel restaurant, before returning for a few more laps on the go-kart track.

2. Grand Pine Cabins

Hotel, Cabin, Cottages

Grand Pine Cabins
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From the bones of the historic Pines Motel, an original stopping point on the Pacific Crest Trail, this quaint, cottage-style lodging offers rustic accommodation in a tranquil part of the Sierra Nevada foothills. During a full renovation completed in 2021, rooms were given the boho-chic makeover, with macramé hangings, cute knitted cushions and a white-and-brown color scheme. There’s also a specialty craft beer and cocktail bar, ideal on those warm California evenings.

3. Saddleback Inn


Saddleback Inn
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You’ll find this solid piece of Americana nestled among the shoreline pines of Lake Arrowhead, far above the desert. The Saddleback is something of a local favorite, having been the go-to resort for Hollywood’s high-fliers down the decades, from Howard Hughes to Charles Lindeburgh. Its cozy, homey cottages – featuring log fireplaces and double whirlpool baths – will make you feel you’ve lived here for half your life.

4. Hilltop Tavern & Inn


Road-tripping through the California desert? This refurbed motel-cum-music-venue is a must, for those classic juke joint vibes and rooms with a cactus-spiked view. Leave your bags on the bed, sling on the denim cut-offs and swagger into the on-site tavern for cold beers, all-American eats and front-row seats for whatever fun-stirring tribute act is warming up on stage. When the hangover kicks in, kick back in the shady garden, scattered with old wagon parts.

5. Ayres Hotel Redlands


Ayres Hotel Redlands
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This charming hotel does a solid line in Cali-villa chic, with Mediterranean-style rooms decked out in dark wood furnishings, tobacco-colored walls and tones of gold and ochre. Comfort is dialed up with pillow top mattresses, fridges and microwaves. There’s a weeknight happy hour, complimentary breakfast buffet, fitness room, and a solar-heated outdoor pool and hot tub, plus a picturesque courtyard for unwinding after a day exploring the area.

6. Cajon Pass Inn


Cajon Pass Inn
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Located at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, this friendly and unassuming offering is just fifteen minutes by car from the fishing, swimming, camping and nature trails of Glen Helen Regional Park. Not enough? The Pacific Crest Trail, Auto Club Speedway and Glen Helen Amphitheater are also just a short drive away. There’s an outdoor pool and terrace, parking and breakfast are complimentary, and the rooms are comfortable, clean and cozy, with wifi and cable TV as standard.

7. The North Shore Inn

Boutique Hotel

The North Shore Inn
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This hidden gem deftly combines luxury and affordability in the San Bernardino Mountains. You’re guaranteed either a Lake Arrowhead or mountain view from one of the nine individually designed rooms, all of which feature free wifi and flatscreen TVs, plus coffee-makers and plush bedding. Though there are no dining options on-site, you’re moments away from a wide variety of eateries, ranging from the informal to the upmarket.

8. Courtyard by Marriott Victorville

Chain Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott Victorville
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Reliability is the name of the game here, taking all the worry out of your accommodation choice. The Courtyard offers spacious rooms in a contemporary style, providing you with a great night’s sleep before throwing yourself into surrounding attractions such as Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Ski Resort. Room amenities include wifi, premium cable, and coffee-makers, while the in-house bistro offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, with Starbucks coffee on-tap.

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