Wake up in the middle of the magic when you stay at a one of the hotels at the Disneyland Resort! Each hotel of the three offers their own unique personalities as well as offering for guests to enjoy and relax in. Best of all, the magic of Disney is steps away from your room! We’ll take a brief look at the three on-property resorts you can choose from - Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel, the Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is located about a block behind Disney California Adventure Park. This resort celebrates the old “heyday” of the California beachfront boardwalk. The guest rooms feature a light and airy Seaside-inspired design with all the modern amenities you would expect from a Disney Resort hotel! When you’re not playing in the theme parks, take a break and head to the rooftop pool with a waterslide. There are also several food and beverage options available.
If I were to place this hotel into a category (think Walt Disney World resort category) I’d put it in as a “Value” Resort. You’re going to get a clean and comfortable room that has Disney touches, but remember you pay for what you get. Not a variety of dining options, the pool is a subpar compared to the other hotels of Disneyland. Plan on a bit of a walk to get to the park gates.
You’ll be fully immersed in the spirit of Disneyland past and present at the Disneyland Hotel! This iconic hotel is steps away from the excitement of Downtown Disney, and a quick monorail ride that will drop you right inside the Disneyland park gates! You can also take a short walk to both theme park entrances. Guest Rooms feel more upgraded than the rooms at Paradise Pier, with upscale styling, state-of-the-art amenities, and special Disney furnishings - such as light-up Sleeping Beauty Castle headboards and timeless artwork. The pool is fun for kids of all ages! Speed down one of the two monorail waterslides or cool down in one of the two pools.
If I were to place the Disneyland Hotel into a category, I’d say a Moderate, but more like a “Premium Moderate.” You cannot go wrong when staying at the Disneyland Hotel! It’s so iconic and special. A fantastic option for those wanting to soak in all the Disney magic they can or families looking for something a bit special. The Disneyland Hotel is always a top pick for me!
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is the place if you’re looking for a relaxing escape and are still steps from the theme parks. This hotel showcases Craftsman style furnishings, impeccable service, and a variety of dining options. Guest rooms are spacious and some even offer Downtown Disney or Theme Park views! Looking for something special? Find your ultimate bliss at the Tenaya Spa. Indulge yourself at award winning dining at Napa Rose.
I would definitely place this hotel in the Deluxe category! Looking for the ultimate vacation? Then look no further because this hotel should be your home base. Grand Californian even has its own private entrance to California Adventure Park. That’s right - ONLY for guests staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel!
Why stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel? You’ll find the same legendary guest service, attention to detail, and storytelling that Disney is known for. Where else can you wake up in the middle of a magical dream? A whole world of Disney wonder is literally right outside your door!
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