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Hotels Near Disneyland

Updated on June 11, 2013

The Disneyland Grand Hotel and Spa (Anaheim, CA) is the closest hotel near Disneyland.  When you exit the hotel to get to the theme parks, you are at the door step of Downtown Disney, Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure.  The secret backdoor entrance to California Adventure makes your stay at the Grand a very pleasant and relaxing visit.  Also, if you want to bypass all the crowded entrances, you can take the Monorail directly to Tomorrow Land to get an early jump on the Space Mountain or Astro Blasters rides before the lines become too long. The Grand Hotel may be a little pricy, but after a tiring day of walking and standing in lines, you’ll be glad that this hotel is near Disneyland when you have get in your car to drive to nearby hotel or walk the extra distance to the other resort hotels.

Resort Hotels

Also located at the Disneyland Resort, the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotels are ideal if you want to stay in the theme park.  These hotels are not as expensive as the Grand Hotel and Spa, and are within walking distance to the parks and to Downtown Disney.

Like the Grand Hotel and Spa, the Disneyland Hotel is adjacent to Downtown Disney.  This also gives you Monorail access to Disneyland.  The Paradise Pier Hotel is just across the street from the Grand Hotel and Spa. Remember to use the short-cut thru the Grand to get to the three featured attractions.

All Disneyland Resort Hotels offer amenities unique to each hotel.  Upon check in, the Cast Member should give you a list of things available in the hotel and special attractions not provided to the general public.  Magic Morning is offered exclusively to hotel guests and allows access to Fantasyland and Tomorrowland attractions one hour prior to the general public.  Be sure to bring your park admission and Hotel ID card.

How Long Should You Stay at the Hotel?

A single night stay at a nearby hotel is all you need to get the most value while visiting Disneyland. We typically arrive in the morning and park our car in the hotel parking then enter Disneyland for a half-day of amusement. Hotel check in is after 3:00 PM so we head back to hotel to get our room and hotel keys. You need your hotel key to exit the parking; otherwise, you will have to pay the hourly parking rate. If you plan ahead, you can grab a really nice dinner at any of the hotels or in Downtown Disney. After dinner, you can go back into the theme park to catch the fireworks display on Main Street or just ride some more attractions.

You can easily visit and ride the majority of the California Adventure attractions in a single day. This park opens two hours later than Disneyland and closes two to three hours earlier. Just keep this in mind when planning out your trip. A “Park Hopper” ticket is required to enter the other theme park on a given day. If you plan to visit Disneyland on one day and California Adventure the next day, just purchase the single entry ticket. However, I would recommend purchasing a season pass. For slightly more than the price of two tickets, you can purchase an annual pass and enter the either theme park for free for the remainder of the year.

Consider Other Nearby Hotels

There are other options besides staying inside the resort.  The Best Western Park Place Inn comes to mind for those who are thrifty at heart and want save money on their vacation stay.  You’ll probably save half the cost of your hotel expense, yet you can still walk to since it located directly across the street from the Disneyland Resort.  With room rates so affordable, you need to book in advance to get reservations.

Even though you can save money at other nearby hotels, my recommendation is to stay at the resort. A quick mid-afternoon rest or relaxing swim in the pool can re-energize you until the parks close later that evening.  This is something you cannot do even if you stay at a hotel on the outskirts of Disneyland. The additional benefits that the resort hotels offer offsets the cost you would save at a hotel near Disneyland.

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    Howard Young 8 years ago from California

    Thanks Angela. The Anaheim Crown Plaza also has some reasonable prices with free parking and shuttle to the park.

    Be sure to read https://hubpages.com/travel/Secret-Disneyland-Buzz... It will help you get a great score if you ride Buzz Lightyear.

    A few beach hubs is an interesting thought...

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    Angela_1973 8 years ago

    Great info, I lived in Irvine for 10 years and did not know all that, next year we are taking our kids to Disneyland, so I have already printed your hub.

    One idea I have for you if you are from the LA area, write a hub about Southern California beaches, they are beautiful.

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