If you would like to stay on Disneyland Property, I recommend Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa or The Disneyland Hotel. There is a third hotel, Paradise Pier, however there is no immediate park access and it is quite a walk to access the parks. It is the cheaper of the three Disneyland Property Hotels and would accommodate a medium budget.
If you’re on a smaller budget, I recommend these three hotels: Howard Johnson Hotel and Water Playground, Tropicana Inn & Suites and the Castle Inn and Suites. There are plenty of hotels surrounding these three, but from all the times I’ve spent in each of them (yes, I’ve done that for you), these three are the best in terms of location, accommodations, hospitality, and price.
Tip: Being an Annual Pass Holder not only helps you with discounts at the Disneyland Properties. You can also receive a discount if you are in the military or a AAA member.
Disneyland Park Hotels
You will not be disappointed with a night here. Between the wonderful rooms, the hotel lobby the Hearthstone Lounge is open for a quick coffee in the morning or for that after the park drink. Grab a meal at Storytellers Cafe with the Disney Character breakfast or a hearty lunch or dinner. At Napa Rose, experience award-winning wines and seasonal creations for an exquisite fine-dining experience.
Take advantage of a convenient entrance to Disney California Adventure Park at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and enjoy early admission to the parks—plus experience the legendary quality and service Disney is known for.
The hotel also offers a full service spa and salon, gift shop, children’s activity center and themed pools with waterslide.
Self-parking and valet parking are available to registered hotel Guests for an additional fee. The cost for self-parking is $18.00 per night, per vehicle; valet parking is $28.00 per night, per vehicle. Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.
You may dine in classic Hollywood-style at Steakhouse 55. Discover big island bites at Tangaroa Terrace and creative cocktails at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. Craving more magic? Meet Goofy for breakfast at Goofy’s Kitchen, a delightful all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet with character.
And just in case that isn’t enough, Disneyland Hotel offers Signature Suites with Disneyland themed rooms! Stay and play as a pirate, a princess, a miner or an explorer; or experience the ultimate VIP vacation experience in the grand Mickey Mouse Penthouse.
Pam’s Recommended Anaheim Hotels
Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground is just an 8-minute walk from Disneyland. So close it’s easy to get back for a nap or a swim break. View Matterhorn Mountain, Monorail, or watch the fireworks right from the comfort of the hotel grounds. Just 4-blocks from the Anaheim Convention Center and a 10-minute walk to Downtown Disney.
Tropicana Inn & Suites is directly across the street from the Main Gate of Disneyland®. From this location, you don’t need a shuttle. From hotel door to main gate in just 5 minutes walking. It’s a great hotel location for families with young children. The hotels offers car parking for $12 a day in addition to your room fees.
Castle Inn and Suites is located across from the Disneyland® and the California Adventure®, this castle-themed family hotel features a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, children’s pool, and free Wi-Fi. A flat-screen TV, small refrigerator, and a microwave are offered in all rooms. Free parking is offered for 1 vehicle per room. Laundry facilities are available as well.