If you are visiting Disneyland Resort, there are a few hotel options for you to choose from. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier, and the Disneyland Hotel. While all the Resorts are amazing, many opt for the Disneyland Hotel due to the nostalgia that the Resort brings to Guests.
As we have reported, 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.
Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian Resort and Spa will range to costs in the thousands for those visiting the Disney Park, depending on your room, and would both be considered a Deluxe hotel for any Disney fan. With table service dining onsite, walking distance to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, and luxury suites, it is hard to call these locations anything but Deluxe. Plus, prior to the pandemic, Guests would often enjoy the treatment of a soft robe and slippers curated for the specific hotel.
Now, some Guests who have visited the Disney Park are speaking out on the cost of the Disneyland Hotel, in comparison to what the rooms offer. Personally, I love the Disneyland Hotel, and after a recent stay, found the standard room with a premium view of the Park to be exceptional and magical. That being said, some of the suites can become very costly, averaging over $1000.00 per night which may come with a higher expectation.
One Guest recently took to the internet to post their Disneyland Hotel suite photo with nothing but positive reviews from their Disney Park Visit. That being said, the rest of the internet was quick to point out the flaws of the Resort. Below you can take a look at the room in question.
One Guest noted, “It looks so dated. Hopefully they upgrade the rooms with the new tower.” Another stated, “Not worth it at all. Literally could stay in a nicer room at any hotel located in the convention center for half the price. This is nothing to brag about tbh.”
Another Guest who just came back from a stay at Disneyland Hotel also chimed in:
Just got back yesterday from a 5 night stay in a 3 bedroom suite there.
Looked just like this, nothing special at all except the balcony we got to watch the fireworks from. They gave us the wrong room number (and tower) when we got there. had to schlep 10 suitcases up and down elevators (and lines) and back and forth to the desk. The soda machines and ice machine didnt work. Our VIP tour guide was 30 minutes late. Think I dropped almost $15Gs just at Disney for very mediocre everything.
If we take a look at pricing of Disneyland Hotel suites, even during the “off-season”, suites typically cost over $1000.00 and will only go up in price as more rooms are added. Regular rooms without any special view start just over $500.00 per night.
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There is so much to see and do at Disney California Adventure Park! Guests can enjoy Buena Vista Street as they walk the roads Walt had in Hollywood, enjoy a hand-dipped corn dog at Award Wieners, Head to Cars Land to enjoy the neon signage and Radiator Springs Racers, check out the new Marvel-themed land in Avengers Campus, where they can meet Spider-Man, Loki, Ant-Man, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, and so many more characters. And of course, you have to ride WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy: MISSION BREAKOUT. Rock on the Silly Symphony Swings as well, and go catch Jack Jack on Incredicoaster! The list of rides and attractions never ends!
At Disneyland, there is so much for Guests to enjoy! Now that the mask mandate has dropped for fully vaccinated Guests, Guests can enter buildings without a face covering if they so choose. Walking up to Sleeping Beauty Castle is always a dream, especially when you get to go inside and relive the story of Aurora and Maleficent. Riding classics like “it’s a small world”, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain, and more will have you feeling the magic, and craving a churro! Toontown is currently gearing up for a massive change which will be revealed in 2023 with the reopening of the land, and the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Plus, now at Disneyland, Guests can enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run.
What do you think of the Disneyland Hotel? Have you ever stayed there? Do you want to?
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