When booking your Disneyland Resort vacation, you have several more options than the three on-park hotels. Unlike Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort does not offer the option of a value hotel. A stay at the cheapest hotel on the resort, Paradise Pier, starts around $250 per night at the non-discounted rack rate. While it’s amazing to never leave the magic, for some it’s too expensive or just not worth it. Luckily, there are some other great options nearby.
The first thing to look for in an area hotel is to see if it is a Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel ©. Disneyland holds very high standards when it comes to quality and customer satisfaction, and the hotels that are given this title must meet their same standards. This list is also reviewed yearly to ensure that the standards are being maintained.
If you plan to stay off-park while visiting, and don’t have a vehicle, you can reach the resort by using Anaheim Resort Transit (ART). There is a small fee to use this service, but it’s still often cheaper than daily parking and/or the cost of a rental car. The bus typically runs from 1.5 hours before the park opens until 1.5 hours after it closes. It stops in front of most good neighbor hotels and runs every 20 minutes.
So, what are you looking for in a hotel?
Proximity: There are several Good Neighbor hotels that are actually closer to the main gates than the Disneyland Hotel and Paradise Pier. If you’re looking for a hotel within a one block walking distance, look no further than these hotels:
Candy Cane Inn: One of the oldest hotels in the area, and family owned, this hotel is directly across the street from the main gates. On top of offering a free large continental breakfast, they also provide their own shuttle service if crossing Harbor Blvd is too much for you after a long day at the parks.
Sheraton Park Anaheim Resort: A lovely hotel that offers both luxury and proximity. Located next door, this hotel has its own steakhouse, pool and pool bar, and rooms that offer a view of the Disneyland fireworks.
Luxury: Do you want a posh hotel, but The Grand Californian isn’t in the budget? Check out these hotels that are close by and leave a little more spending money in your pocket.
Anaheim Marriott: This beautiful, full service hotel offers an indoor pool and free dining for kids. Since it is adjacent to the Anaheim convention center, this is a great hotel to look into if you plan to attend the biennial D23 Expo.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton: DoubleTree is known for its fine accommodations, and this one is no different. Only a couple blocks from the park, this hotel offers suites that cost less per night than a standard room at The Grand Californian.
Value: Are you simply looking for a clean, safe room to shower and sleep at night? The following hotels are well reviewed and under $100 per night.
Motel 6 Anaheim Maingate: Newly remodeled and about a half mile from the main gates, this hotel offers a heated pool and whirlpool, complimentary parking, and is pet friendly.
The Quality Inn & Suites Anaheim, Disneyland Resort: Consistently rated one of the best hotels off Disneyland, and less than $100 per night. This hotel offers complimentary continental breakfast and free parking.
Have you stayed off-park? Did I miss your favorite? Let me know in the comments! Also, all Good Neighbor hotels can be booked with your Disneyland Resort vacation package with Destinations in Florida.
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