Vacationing at the Disneyland Hotel

Want to know the best place to stay on Disneyland property in the heart of Southern California? It’s the Disneyland Hotel, of course! Keep reading our guide to the Disneyland Hotel for all of the information you need for the perfect Disneyland California vacation.

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About the Disneyland Hotel

If you are visiting the Happiest Place on Earth and looking to stay right in the magic, look no further than the Disneyland Hotel. From nostalgia to wonder, impeccable theming to gorgeous rose gardens, theme park views to Trader Sam’s, the Disneyland Hotel has it all, nestled right in Anaheim, California, the home of Disneyland.

For tourists and locals, longtime fans, and new Disneyland visitors, the Disneyland Hotel is absolutely enchanting. Its proximity to Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, and the Downtown Disney District — as well as its rich history and variety of amenities — make this hotel worth staying at. If it is within your budget and you want to make sure you stay on Disney property during your Disneyland vacation, this is the hotel to choose.

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In this complete guide to the Disneyland Hotel, we will share all of the benefits to staying at the Disneyland hotel, everything you need to know before your next visit, and more. For booking information, reach out to the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel!

Why stay at the Disneyland Hotel?

So, you’re planning a Disneyland Resort vacation, but why should you stay at the Disneyland Hotel? Well, there are plenty of benefits to staying on Disney property whenever you go on a Disney vacation. Let’s go over why you should stay at the Disneyland Hotel, specifically.

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. Located just steps from the Downtown Disney District, this hotel is a short stroll to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.

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What are the benefits of staying at the Disneyland Hotel?

Perhaps the greatest benefit of staying at the Disneyland Hotel is that you never have to leave Disney property during your vacation. From the moment you arrive, you are completely immersed in Disney magic. The hotel is located at the west side of Downtown Disney, and all Guests can walk through the Downtown Disney District to head to and from the Disneyland Hotel and the two Disney Parks (Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park).

Disneyland Hotel Guests also get special perks, like Extra Magic Hour, which allows Guests early access to the theme parks. On any given day, Guests can either enter Disneyland Park or Disney California Adventure Park one hour before the general public. This means that if you stay on property you have more time in the parks than regular theme park Guests!

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Of course, another benefit to staying at the Disneyland Hotel is its proximity to the theme parks. You are within walking distance of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, as well as the two other onsite hotels (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel) and the Downtown Disney District.

Who should consider staying at the Disneyland Hotel?

Keep in mind that the Disneyland Hotel is quite pricey, with a cost comparable to many Deluxe Resort hotels at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Depending on the room type and time of year, you could be paying $400-600 per night. However, there are special offers that are announced throughout the year, and of course, the Authorized Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel can assist you in finding the best price possible.

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Still, if you are able to stay at the Disneyland Hotel, we highly recommend it. Given the pools (with a Monorail water slide!) and proximity to the theme parks, this is a great onsite hotel for families. The grounds of the hotels are also very romantic, with rose gardens used for weddings, theme park views in several rooms, and even Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. Whether you want to stay with your kids, your friends, or your significant other, the Disneyland Hotel is a great option on Disneyland Resort property.

Amenities at the Disneyland Hotel

The Disneyland Hotel offers a variety of amenities for Guests. You will have access to pools and fitness centers, a variety of dining options, comfortable hotel rooms, and of course the beautiful hotel grounds that are among the most magical on Disneyland Resort property.

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What types of rooms are available at the Disneyland Hotel?

There are several room types at the Disneyland Hotel, and the price will vary significantly depending on the amenities you want, the view you’d prefer, and the number of people you want the room to accommodate.

Per the Disneyland Resort website:

Rooms at the Disneyland Hotel are both sophisticated and whimsical, paying loving tribute to the classic years of Disneyland Park. Upscale styling, state-of-the-art amenities, and special Disney furnishings—including light-up Sleeping Beauty Castle headboards and timeless artwork—provide a stay your entire family will treasure.

Standard Rooms

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The room types are:

  • Standard View (Sleeps up to five adults)
  • Deluxe View (Sleeps up to five adults)
  • Premium View (Sleeps up to five adults)
  • Premium Downtown Disney View (Sleeps up to five adults)

These Disneyland Hotel rooms include the following amenities:

  • Desk
  • High-speed Internet – WiFi Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dual Line Phone with Voice Mail
  • Ice Bucket
  • Crib Pack ‘n Play Upon Request
  • Alarm Clock
  • Interior Corridor Access
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning / Heat
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower & Bathtub Combo
  • Coffee Maker
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Safe – In Room
  • Mini-refrigerator

Club Level Rooms

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The Club Level room types are:

  • Standard View (Sleeps up to five adults)
  • Premium View (Sleeps up to five adults)

Club Level rooms include all Disneyland Hotel room amenities, as well as:

  • Nightly turndown service
  • View fireworks from the E-Ticket Club with soundtrack (excludes special ticket events)
  • Snacks from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Exclusive access to the E-Ticket Club in the Adventure Tower
  • Personal assistance from the Club Staff
  • Wine and cheese reception from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • A selection of DVDs available for checkout
  • Continental breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Cookies and desserts from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Suites

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Below is a list of the types of suites:

  • 1 Bedroom Junior Suite (Sleeps up to four adults)
  • 1 Bedroom Family Suite (Sleeps up to six adults)
  • 2 Bedroom Junior Connecting Suite (Sleeps up to eight adults)
  • 2 Bedroom Family Connecting Suite (Sleeps up to 10 adults)
  • 3 Bedroom Family Connecting Suite (Sleeps up to 14 adults)
  • Signature Suites (Sleeps up to 6 adults)

Suites include the following amenities:

  • Desk
  • High-speed Internet – WiFi Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dual Line Phone with Voice Mail
  • Ice Bucket
  • Crib Pack ‘n Play Upon Request
  • Alarm Clock
  • Interior Corridor Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Air Conditioning / Heat
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower & Bathtub Combo
  • Iron & Board
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Safe – In Room
  • Mini-refrigerator
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What are the food and beverage options at the Disneyland Hotel?

We absolutely love dining at the Disneyland Hotel, whether or not we are actually staying there! There is plenty to feast on at the hotel and there is no shortage of options for the whole family.

The Coffee House

This is your go-to spot to get caffeinated before heading to the parks!

Stop by to refuel with freshly brewed espressos, lattes, coffee specialties and assorted beverages. Fresh fruit, cereals, parfaits and palate-pleasing pastries—including croissants, cookies, muffins and more—are also available.

Goofy’s Kitchen

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Offering character dining and all-you-care-to-enjoy meals, Goofy’s Kitchen is a classic Disney restaurant bringing fun for the whole family.

Gawrsh! Enjoy a fun-filled breakfast or dinner with some beloved Disney friends at the Disneyland Hotel.

Tangaroa Terrace – Casual Island Dining

We absolutely love the tropical-inspired cuisine from Tangaroa Terrace. The outdoor dining offers views of the hotel grounds, or you can take your food to-go and bring it up to your hotel room or down to your lounge chair at the pool. This location also serves great coffee and the always iconic Dole Whip!

Inspired by the Enchanted Tiki Room, this tranquil oasis offers travelers a spacious wraparound terrace surrounded by swaying palms. Dine alfresco under tribal-print lanterns while taking in views of the pools at the Disneyland Hotel. Or find a seat inside amidst island-inspired décor. Guests of the Disneyland Hotel can even enjoy meals poolside. On select evenings as the sun goes down, unwind to the soothing sounds of live music.

Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

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A Disney classic, the original Trader Sam’s is located right here at the Disneyland Hotel. What hijinks will ensue here when you order a festive beverage in this iconic tiki bar?

Welcome, brave adventurers, to the wondrous watering hole of Trader Sam, head salesman of the Amazon. Sam is an expert at concocting head-shrinking potions and his travels far and wide allowed him to amass intoxicating ambrosial ingredients for his bubbly brews. Skip on over and try them for yourself—if you dare!

All around you are mementos of Sam’s exploits and trademark humor. You may very well laugh your head off!

Watch in wonder as the walls start to shake with volcanic eruptions all around you as you sip exotic elixirs of untold potency. You may not be able to shake the feeling that the tiki gods are watching you…

Steakhouse 55 and Steakhouse 55 Lounge

This signature dining location is not one to miss. If you are looking for old Hollywood elegance, impeccable food, and that Disney service, look no further than Steakhouse 55. There is a lounge for those wanting a bit more of a casual setting, and this location even offers afternoon tea!

For classic steakhouse fare or a delicious breakfast in an upscale setting, visit this Disneyland Hotel restaurant.

Named for the year that Disneyland Park opened, Steakhouse 55 takes you back to a bygone era of decadence, when attentive service and lavish steaks were the order of the day—every day.

Dine in a dimly lit, well-appointed space replete with dark-wood furnishings, black-and-white photos of movie and music luminaries of the era, including Walt Disney, and an impressive wine cellar. The private Oak Room can be reserved for parties of up to 24 Guests.

Dining with Distinction
Steakhouse 55 was awarded four stars by the Orange County Register and a Golden Bacchus by the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association. Zagat describes the restaurant as “amazing,” “a gem,” “elegant” and “the best rib eye in town.”

Transportation options

When it comes to transportation, you will mainly want to focus on how you are getting to and from your hotel and your home. Are you flying to Southern California and need to figure out airport transportation? Or are you planning to drive? If you drive to the hotel, you will be allowed to park your vehicle onsite in a designated Disneyland Hotel parking lot for an extra fee per night.

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What is the nearest airport to the Disneyland Hotel?

The nearest airport to the Disneyland Hotel is John Wayne Airport (SNA) of Orange County, located in Santa Ana, less than 15 miles away. The airport is relatively small but is a popular choice for anyone traveling to the Disneyland Resort from within the U.S. or even Northern California.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is of course a very popular choice as it offers many direct flights to and from Los Angeles. This airport is less than 35 miles from Disneyland Resort, so it will be a longer drive to and from LAX and the Disneyland Hotel. However, if you can get a good deal on a flight or your only option to fly direct is LAX, then it could be the better choice.

At this time, Disneyland Resort does not offer a shuttle service to and from nearby airports and the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort. If you are flying to Southern California, we recommend using a ride share service or renting a car.

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How do you get to Disneyland from the Disneyland Hotel?

So, you’ve arrived at the Disneyland Hotel, but how do you get to Disneyland? You walk, of course! You don’t have to worry about a transportation option whatsoever.

That’s right — the hotels of the Disneyland Resort (the Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa) are all within walking distance of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. There is no need to worry about transportation to and from the theme parks when you are staying on Disneyland property. The Disneyland Hotel is conveniently situated right at the end of the Downtown Disney District, making it very easily accessible.

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Booking a Trip

Booking a trip to the Disneyland Hotel at the Disneyland Resort is incredibly easy with the complimentary services of Academy Travel. You can get the best deal on a hotel room at no extra cost if you work with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. They can take care of booking your hotel, getting your theme park tickets, making your dining reservations, and more. If you want to book a Disneyland Resort vacation package, Academy Travel can make sure your vacation is totally pixie dusted.

Academy Travel can also book a variety of other Disney vacations to destinations like Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disney Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, and Hong Kong Disney Resort. You can also use Academy Travel’s services to book a Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, or Aulani vacation. The magical Disney vacation possibilities are endless!

Have you ever stayed at the Disneyland Hotel? What is your favorite Disney Resort? Let us know in the comments!

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