Britney Spears takes regular vacations at a hotel close to her home.

The '3' singer has amazed staff at Los Angeles' Mondrian Hotel by checking in with sons Sean Preston, four, and three-year-old Jayden James - her children with ex-husband KEVIN FEDERLINE - for a few days every month, even though the building is just a few minutes away from her house.

A source at the hotel told The Sun newspaper: "She's no reason to be here. Last time she had staff running around after her kids as they had both caught flu and she had no medicine for them.

"She uses the gym, is waited on and she uses the babysitting service."

Britney - who is rumoured to have split from her boyfriend of 10 months, Jason Trawick - recently told how she has recently learned to relax more and is feeling much less stressed since her much-publicised breakdown in 2007.

She said: "I'm learning to take better care of myself and not get stressed or down about things. I'm taking my time and not letting myself get under any pressure other than to just feel happy about myself and to work on my music.

"I want to show people I am a strong woman. I have a lot of great things ahead of me that I want to accomplish."