So, when you’re planning your trip to Disneyland, you’re bound to find that the issue of choosing a hotel is one of the major cornerstones and requires an informed decision. There are plenty of great options for accommodations in Anaheim: hotels in or near Disneyland itself, around Paradise Pier or on Harbor Boulevard.
To get a sense of the variety, we took a tour of Anaheim to look at some of the best lodging choices, compared different hotel ratings, and read a lot of guest reviews. As a result, we tell you about the top accommodations nearby Disneyland and their main benefits.
Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn 3*
The Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn is a 3* hotel directly opposite the entry to Disney California Adventure Park. Large family rooms (up to 6 people), good breakfast, American comfort. Room rates start at $160. Book it better a few months in advance, as at this price all quickly sold out.
Quality Inn & Suites 3*
Quality Inn & Suites Anaheim Resort is a highly rated three-star hotel conveniently situated just outside the entry to Disneyland Park. The best rate is from $120 if you reserve early. You can come here without a car at all, as there is a bus stop just a 5-minute stroll from the hotel that provides easy access to downtown Los Angeles.
Courtyard by Marriott 3*
Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Theme Park Entrance is the best hotel directly opposite the Disneyland entry, spacious and modern family rooms for four and six from $230 a night. It has a pool and its own water park with water slides. There are restaurants and cafes and Starbucks in the hotel itself and nearby. There is a self-service laundry, so washing things is not a problem. Rooms have TV, air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave and coffee machine, hair dryer and iron. Feedback is overwhelmingly positive and Disneyland and California Adventure are within walking distance.
Residence Inn by Marriott 3*
The Residence Inn by Marriott Anaheim Resort is a bit more expensive than the last one, and it too has large, well furnished family rooms. The beds are wonderful, clean and comfortable, and the breakfasts are excellent. There are self-catering studios. There is a children’s movie theater and a shallow pool for kids. The rooms have large 27-inch flat-screen TVs with Disney kids’ channels and HBO cable channels.
Disneyland Hilton Anaheim
The Hilton Anaheim is the best 4-star hotel close to Disneyland in California. It takes about 15 mins to walk to the park entrance. The Hilton needs no introduction, as everyone already knows they can count on the best comfort and service. There is a large pool, a playground, restaurants and even a spa. Rooms are smaller for couples, and spacious studios are available for guests with children. Rates start at $225.
Hyatt House at Anaheim 3*
The Hyatt House at Anaheim is another cool hotel situated at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Catella Avenue, right on the corner of the Disney California Adventure Park. It has all the amenities for guests, including an outdoor pool, hot tubs, fitness center, restaurant and bar. The family rooms have a seating space and separate children’s bedroom, and complimentary Wi-Fi is available everywhere. The hotel is fairly new and updated, and the breakfast, which is already included in the price (from $150 a night), offers a variety of dishes to choose from.
Inexpensive hotels in Anaheim with family rooms
Quality Inn and Suites Anaheim 2*
Quality Inn & Suites Anaheim at the Park is a clean and comfortable bed and breakfast, within walking distance of the entrance to Walt Disney’s theme park, from only $95 for a room for two and from $139 for four. Highly rated on Bookings and good guest reviews.
Best Western Plus Pavilions
Best Western Plus Pavilions – comfortable 3-star quad rooms with a TV, refrigerator and microwave from only $99. There is a 24-hour shuttle to Disneyland available at 20-minute intervals. Tickets to Disneyland theme park for 2 or 3 days are available right at the hotel, as well as CityPass and pick up free cards.
Kitchen hotels near Disneyland Anaheim
Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim 3*
Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim are cozy, modern 3* suites with a kitchen and living room for a full home vacation. Double, 4-bed and 6-bed options from $150. Walk to Disneyland in just 15 minutes.
Staybridge Suites Anaheim 3*
Staybridge Suites – fully furnished studios with an equipped kitchen from only $120, located within walking distance of the theme park. It’s one of the best options for independent travelers, and breakfast is also included.
What else you should know about hotels in Anaheim California
Good to know: The reasons to choose a hotel inside or outside of Disneyland are slightly different from the reasons many people choose hotels in Disney World Florida, or decide to book a hotel outside of Disney Park.
5 reasons why you shouldn’t stay in hotels right within Disneyland Park
- Very high prices, which are 2-3 times the price of accommodations in hotels near the park.
- They promise great discounts, but in reality it is nothing more than an advertising ploy to make you spend even more money by buying the most expensive tickets, albeit at a discount.
- Disneyland hotel rooms are quite small and not very comfortable.
- The close proximity to the attractions makes it impossible to have a good rest during the day due to the constant hustle and bustle and increased noise level.
- Small selection of cafes and restaurants, high prices for food compared to bistros outside the park.
The main reasons to choose a hotel near Disneyland Anaheim Park rather than away from it
- Immersion in the magical world of Disney that permeates literally everything around you.
- Short distances to the amusement parks that are easy to walk.
- Significant savings in California travel budget, discounts on tickets to Disneyland.
- Ability to buy tickets, book tours or convenient shuttle service directly at the hotel.
- Save travel time and let the kids relax in the hotel in the afternoon.
All 3 and 4-star hotels near Disneyland have family rooms with two and three beds, as well as playgrounds and activities for children. And for adults, there’s a gym, pool or spa.