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How to Choose the Best Disneyland Hotel: A Magical Guide

Planning a trip to Disneyland can be an exciting adventure, but choosing the perfect hotel can feel overwhelming with so many options available. Whether you're looking for luxury, budget-friendly options, or family-focused amenities, this guide will help you find the best Disneyland hotel for your magical vacation.

1. Determine Your Budget

Before diving into the enchanting world of Disneyland hotels, establish your budget. Disneyland resorts have 3 hotels on property.

  • Pixar Place Hotel : Fun, bright, playful, and Whimsical!

  • Pixar Place Hotel is the first and only hotel in the world to celebrate all the films of Pixar Animation Studios. Contemporary design weaves together with whimsical Pixar artistry from the lobby floor to the rooftop pool deck.

  • Disneyland Hotel : The original Disney hotel with classic Disney Magic.

  • Become immersed in the spirit of Disneyland past and present! Stay in the Adventure, Fantasy or Frontier tower—each an homage to the park’s original lands—and delight in the sleek, ultra-modern design at every turn. Or enjoy a stay in the NEW Discovery Tower in in a new villa offering more of the comforts of home. Located just steps from the Downtown Disney District, this hotel is a short stroll to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.

  • Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa: Adventure and nature meet luxury at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

  • Escape reality at a hotel that defines grandeur at every turn—from premium accommodations and Craftsman-style elegance to Disney’s impeccable service and renowned attention to detail. Hotel Guests can enjoy impressive amenities and rich dining experiences as well as utilize the convenient proximity to Disney California Adventure Park. It’s the ultimate way to enjoy thrill-filled days at the parks!

2. Consider Your Travel Party

Your travel companions play a crucial role in selecting the right hotel. Here are some considerations based on different groups:

  • Families with Young Children: Look for hotels with kid-friendly features like themed pools, playgrounds, and character dining. Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Pixar Place Hotel are great choices.

  • Adults and Couples: For a more romantic or relaxing experience, choose hotels with spa services, fine dining, and quieter atmospheres. Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa fits the bill with its luxurious amenities and serene ambiance.

  • Large Groups: If you’re traveling with extended family or friends, all three hotels offer group space, suites, villas, and even event space.

3. Location, Location, Location

Where else can you wake up in the middle of a dream? Only at one of the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. Each hotel has its own unique selection of distinctive dining and shopping opportunities, plus special features like fitness centers, themed pools and health spa. But best of all, you'll find a whole world of Disney wonder right outside your door. After all, the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort are more than a place to stay, they're a place to play!

Proximity to the parks can significantly enhance your Disneyland experience. That is what I love about these properties. You are inside a bubble and walking distance to Downtown Disney and both Disneyland Park and Disney's California Adventure Park.

4. Evaluate Amenities and Extras

Different hotels offer various amenities that can add value to your stay:

All three hotels offer:

  • Pools and Recreation- Water slides, Fitness Centers, Guest activities

  • Dining Options- Both Quick Service, Sit Down Service, and Lounges

  • Early Entry and Park Perks

  • Activities and Celebrations

  • Special access to theme parks

  • Charge to your room

  • ... and more!

5. Special Offers and Discounts

Always check for special offers or discounts that might be available during your stay. Disneyland often provides promotions such as discounted rates, package deals, or special seasonal offers that can make a deluxe hotel more affordable. CLICK HERE to view what is currently running!

Learn more about the Disneyland Resort HERE

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