Savings Tip for Disneyland – Good Neighbor Hotel


So you want to go to Disneyland but aren’t sure where to start or how to pay for it? Luckily we are here to help you with the best ways to Plan and Pay for Disneyland!

Let’s start at the beginning. Obviously, we need to plan before we can actually head to Disneyland, right? Let’s start with the biggest piece, where to stay, and how to stay at a clean comfortable but inexpensive hotel. Disneyland is fortunately surrounded by a plethora of “Good Neighbor Hotels”. These hotels range from 1 Star to 5 Star. In addition to the wide range of hotel choices, there are a number of studio, 1 bedroom and larger suites available at many of the hotels.

My favorite Good Neighbor Hotel recommendation for a basic, clean, comfortable hotel is the Howard Johnson Hotel. At approximately 3000 feet from Disneyland, it’s one of the closest. However, having personally grown up in the Midwest I had many memories of the “HoJo” from my childhood. Thank goodness those days are gone for this Anaheim hotel. It’s a great value resort for the family looking for a budget friendly hotel with a great water park too. Kid’s and Adult’s will love the close distance to Disneyland, the hotel’s water park and having a clean and comfortable room to return to at night.

With so many Good Neighbor Hotels available it would be impossible to list them all. However, I’ll highlight a couple more based on their proximity to Disneyland. One of the closest Good Neighbor Hotels is the Best Western Park Place Inn. At less than 1800 feet to the main gate, this is a great location. It’s also another clean, comfortable hotel. The TripAdvisor website lists this location as a 3 1/2 star out of 5 from reviewers who have stayed at this location. As an added bonus, this hotel offers a free buffet breakfast with eggs, cold cereal and other morning items. Great way to save some cash for the rest of the day. Then you can head over to Blue Bayou for dinner!

The last Good Neighbor Hotel I’ll share with you today is the Fairfield Inn Anaheim Resort. This is yet another close hotel to Disneyland at less than 2500 feet away. Trip Advisor reviewers rank it 3 1/2 stars out of 5 as well. It has a beautiful pool area for those times you need a break from the parks. There are a large number of family friendly restaurants within walking distance of the hotel as well. Unfortunately, this Marriott hotel does not provide a complimentary breakfast. However, they have partnered with Millie’s Restaurant and Bakery for their room service items.

I hope this information helps you to start the search to find the perfect hotel for your Disneyland vacation. With so many choices, not even including the 3 on-site Disney hotels, to consider you can spend hours and hours researching. Take a break from that boring part and ask for free help from me. Travel Agents are a free service to guests and we are ready to plan your perfect vacation within your budget.

When Daniel isn’t sharing Planning Tips about Disneyland he can be found planning Disney VacationsContact him or Request a Quote on the right side of the ChipandCo Page.


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