Hotels at Disneyland

Grand Californian

There are many hotel options for visitors to choose among when planning their ultimate Disneyland theme vacation. By knowing what options are available, guests can customize their getaway to suite their budget, family, and preferences without sacrificing comfort and convenience. Whether you choose one of the Disneyland Resort properties or a nearby hotel, you're sure to find a great home base for your trip.

Disneyland Resort Hotels

Disneyland Resort Hotels are part of the Disneyland Resort, which includes Disneyland, California Adventure, and Downtown Disney.

Benefits of Disneyland Resort Hotels

© Disney - Artisan Suite in Grand Californian Hotel
Artisan Suite in Grand Californian Hotel

People are sometimes initially hesitant to consider hotels that are directly related to any theme park, especially the crown jewel of fantasy getaways: Disneyland. While the hotels are more expensive than other hotels in the area, they offer a range of advantages not available at nearby hotels that aren't part of the Disneyland Resort:

  • They are only steps away from the park gates, which saves time.
  • Visitors staying at any Disneyland Resort hotel can enter California Adventure through a special gate located in Disney's Grand California Hotel & Spa.
  • Choosing a resort hotel eliminates the aggravation of traffic and parking at the parks.
  • Resort guests can easily return to their hotel room for any forgotten items, a quick nap, or just a break from the excitement of the day.
  • Disneyland hotels offer guests one-hour early admission to the parks on select days, so you can beat the crowds.
  • Guests at Disneyland Resort Hotels can participate in character dining experiences and other park-themed activities.
  • Vacation package specials are often available.
  • The hotels provide an immersive Disney experience.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa Grand Californian room

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is the most luxurious of the three Disneyland resort hotels. It is located steps from Disney's California Adventure theme park and Downtown Disney. Rates for a standard room without park tickets are around $620 per night for a family of four.

This beautiful hotel is built in the American Craftsman style with traditional woodcrafts that mimic nature and California in a restful and sophisticated way.

  • The hotel has more than 1,000 rooms and over 40 suites.
  • The hotel is themed as a rustic lodge, complete with a grand fireplace in the main lobby and extensive use of beautiful woods and mission style decor.
  • The natural theme is carried to the pool and hot tub area where a redwood-themed waterslide offers a quick splash on a hot summer day.
  • Luxurious touches can be found throughout this resort, while the classic Disney accents are extremely subtle. Make sure you check out the shower curtains for a peek at some favorite woodland creatures.

The hotel has a number of special amenities available to guests. Some amenities may require additional fees.

  • Fitness center
  • Business and conference rooms
  • 24-hour room service
  • Poolside cabanas
  • Laundry room and laundry services
  • Child activity center
  • Multiple pools and water slides
  • Hot tubs

The hotel offers multiple dining options including:

  • Napa Rose, a fine-dining establishment featuring California cuisine and wines
  • Storytellers Cafe, a family-friendly restaurant with pizza, sandwiches, salads, and character dining
  • Hearthstone lounge, a comfortable spot that hosts the hotel's continental breakfast and offers a full bar the rest of the day
  • White Water Snacks, which offers family-friendly foods like burgers, sandwiches, and specialty coffee drinks

Disneyland Hotel

© Disney - Disneyland Hotel
Disneyland Hotel "Towers": Fantasy, Frontier and Adventure

The classic Disneyland Hotel is the original resort at Disneyland. It is a fun, family-friendly resort hotel with a number of amenities. Rates for a standard room without park tickets are around $450 per night for a family of four.

Disney acquired this hotel in 1988 and made it part of the Disneyland Resort in 1999.

  • The hotel has 990 rooms including large, three-bedroom suites.
  • The hotel is made up of three high-rise towers with park, pool, and city views.
  • The Disney theme is prominent, with classic and fun touches throughout the property, from the sorcerer's hat statue to mouse ear mosaics.
  • Small touches, such as using the classic fantasy font for the Disneyland Hotel name, create an overall fairytale world as soon as guests enter the door.
© Disney - Disneyland Hotel Standard King Guest Room
Disneyland Hotel Standard King Guest Room

The hotel has many amenities. Some may require an additional charge.

  • Poolside cabanas
  • Three pools including the Monorail Pool with water slides
  • Outdoor hot tubs
  • Poolside dining available
  • Waterfall
  • Disney memorabilia displays
  • Near Downtown Disney
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Business center
  • Meeting facilities
  • Laundry room and laundry services
  • Convention center

The hotel has five restaurants, including:

  • Tangaroa Terrace is a quick dining establishment with an island flavor.
  • Trader Sam's is a Jungle Cruise themed lounge with a full-service bar.
  • Steakhouse 55 features prime cuts of beef, chops, seafood, and wine.
  • Goofy's kitchen is a family friendly all-you-can-eat buffet style restaurant, with character visits.
  • The Coffee House offers specialty coffee drinks and breakfast pastries.

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

© Disney - Paradise Pier Hotel Standard Room
Paradise Pier Hotel Standard Room

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel blends the fun-loving California beach lifestyle with Disney's colorful, fantasy atmosphere. This hotel is named after the waterfront area at Disney's California Adventure. The hotel overlooks this part of the park. The hotel opened in 2000. Rates for a standard room without park tickets are around $450 per night for a family of four.

  • Rooms are designed with a casual, beachy feel.
  • The hotel has nearly 500 rooms and suites.
  • Palm trees wave throughout the property.
  • The hotel has a number of rooms that fit families, sleeping as many as five guests.

The hotel offers a number of amenities and services.

  • Fireworks viewing with in-room music feeds for fireworks show
  • Room service
  • Fitness center
  • Business center
  • Laundry room and laundry services
  • Child activity center
  • Rooftop pool, water slides, and hot tub

The beach theme is carried into the hotel's three dining establishments.

  • Disney's PCH Grill offers family friendly dining with character breakfasts.
  • Surfside lounge is the hotel's beach themed cocktail lounge with a full bar.
  • Slurpin' USA is a pool side fast food restaurant that offers snacks and beverages.

Contact Information

For more information about the different hotels at Disneyland, including comparative charts, virtual tours, reservation availability (rates vary widely), and lists of current good neighbor hotels, interested guests can visit the official hotels website. For reservations at the official Disney resorts, guests can also call (714) 956-MICKEY to plan their dream vacation.

Good Neighbor Hotels

Guests who aren't interested in staying at an official Disney resort do have many options for other area hotels. To ensure their guests' comfort and happiness, Disneyland has reviewed many local hotels and certified those that meet their quality and customer service standards as "good neighbor hotels." These hotels range from a few blocks to a few miles from the parks, and free shuttles are available for guests' convenience. More than three dozen hotels qualify as good neighbors.

Anaheim Marriott Hotel

Marriott King Guest Room
Marriott King Guest Room

The moderately priced Anaheim Marriott Hotel (rooms start at about $150 per night) is about three blocks from the Disneyland Resort.

  • Shuttle service to the Disneyland Resort is available.
  • The hotel is within walking distance of the Disneyland Resort.
  • The hotel has 1,030 rooms.
  • Some rooms have views of Disney's fireworks show.
  • Guest rooms have either one king or two double beds.
  • The hotel is smoke-free.
  • The hotel does offer Disneyland packages.
  • The hotel has an outdoor pool and spa.
  • A fitness center is available.
  • The hotel offers free parking.
  • The hotel does have pet-friendly rooms available.

Anaheim Portofino Inn & Suites

The Anaheim Portofino Inn & Suites is a moderately priced (rooms start at around $90 per night), family-friendly hotel.

  • The hotel is located one block from Disneyland.
  • Shuttle service is available.
  • It is within walking distance of the Disneyland Resort.
  • The hotel offers two-room family suites with bunk beds that accommodate up to six people.
  • The hotel has an outdoor pool and hot tub.
  • The hotel is smoke-free.
  • The suites offer Disney packages.

Anaheim Residence Inn Maingate

The Anaheim Residence Inn Maingate is a moderately priced (rooms start at around $130 per night), family friendly hotel.

  • All rooms have kitchenettes.
  • The hotel is located within one mile of the Disneyland Resort.
  • A shuttle is available to the Disneyland Resort.
  • The hotel allows pets with a pet deposit.
  • The hotel has an onsite playground.
  • A swimming pool is available.

Motel 6 Anaheim Maingate

The Motel 6 Anaheim Maingate is a budget (rooms are around $60 per night) motel located less than half a mile from the Disneyland Resort.

  • The motel is pet-friendly.
  • It has an outdoor pool and hot tub.
  • Kids stay free.
  • There is a shuttle that goes to Disneyland daily. There is a small charge for the shuttle.
  • The motel offers discounted multi-day passes to the Disney parks.
  • The motel is within walking distance of the Disneyland Resort.

A Fun Family Vacation

With so many choices, you can find the perfect lodging for your family's Disneyland Resort vacation. Whether your traveling with pets or want to cook your own meals, there's a nearby hotel that meets your needs and budget.

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