Hotels Nearby Disneyland: Many hotels say they are within walking distance to Disneyland, Caflironia — but you have to remember that the park itself starts far beyond the property line and that walking will be a huge part of your day already. Let’s talk about value hotels that are really close to Disneyland!
Hotels Near Disneyland California
Today I want to talk about the hotels near to Disneyland. You’ll find that many of the hotels near Disneyland are a bit more expensive (location really is everything!) — but I had Get Away Today put together some of the best values near Disneyland. These cheapest hotels near Disneyland (that you won’t regret staying at) should fit the bill.
What is a Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel?
You’ll see this referred to pretty frequently. It’s how Disneyland chooses to work with hotels that they find up to their brand around Disneyland.
Disney itself doesn’t have enough hotel rooms for all the visitors, so they do rely on the outside hotels to provide a place for guest to stay. Usually, you can also get Disneyland tickets at Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels (but just not as cheap as you can get them here).
However, there are a lot of benefits to staying on property << so check out that post to decide if it’s worth it to you. 🙂
Priorities in Hotels Near Disneyland
I have stayed at a LOT of these hotels, and a few others that I’ll mention at the bottom of the post.
Keep in mind that hotels near Disneyland are:
- Small — the rooms are rarely spacious (although I just did a Camelot family suite and it was amazingly large, so that was nice)
- No breakfast (just one hotel on this list has breakfast, but most hotels have fridges or microwaves, so you can utilize those pretty easily)
- Nothing fancy — even though they say “Marriot” — I will admit it’s not been as nice as other Marriotts I’ve stayed at. BUT, the location is key.
Also, you won’t be in your room much. I just don’t want you to think you’re staying plush at these. You’re staying close, and that’s nice too. 🙂
Map of Hotels Near Disneyland
Like I said — a lot SAY they are walkable — but I wanted to share what is most walkable, for myself (and I have foot problems — so my walkable is very doable for families)
Although they are working on making hotels by Disneyland drive a bit more walkable, I still think the hotels on Harbor are the best option, as shown above.
When you shop at Get Away Today it’s easy to see the map option:
Ok, I’m now going to share the info I got from Get Away Today. I’ve used them since 1998 and they are my Disneyland partner. They have some good info here! I actually did a hotel tour with them with some of the best hotels for families.
Of course, I will add my two cents now and then as well. 🙂 Can’t stop myself from that. 🙂
FYI, staying close is a huge priority for me and my feet. 🙂 I have stayed at a LOT of these hotels. 🙂
Cheap Hotel Near Disneyland
Castle Inn & Suites
Only a 10-minute walk away from the Disneyland Resort, the Castle Inn & Suites is a great hotel for every type of family. As a Get Away Today guest, you can take advantage of frequent free-night specials and free parking, all while enjoying spacious rooms. Plus, kids love the castle theme at this property! If you’re looking for a comfortable hotel at a great price, then the Castle Inn & Suites is the pick for you.
Hilary’s Input: This hotel is nothing fancy, but my boys literally DIED staying here, they were so excited. It is very walkable. The rooms are clean, and well-maintained. No breakfast (you’ll find that is usually the case), but they have a mini fridge (great to keep Gogurts to eat on your way to the park).
Cheap Hotel Near Disneyland
The Anaheim Hotel
Next door to the Castle Inn & Suites is The Anaheim Hotel. This value hotel has spacious rooms, reduced parking and an in-room microwave and mini-fridge. Plus, this hotel also has an incredible in-house restaurant called The Pizza Press. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can create your own pizza using a variety of fresh ingredients. Not only is The Pizza Press delicious, but also an affordable dining option for families. In addition to all of these great features, The Anaheim Hotel is the ONLY hotel within the Anaheim area with an Olympic-sized swimming pool and nine acres of gardens. As you can see, The Anaheim Hotel is easily one of our favorite properties to stay at when visiting the Disneyland Resort.
Hilary’s Input: We have not stayed here — but it is on my list as we make our way down Harbor. I have eaten at the Pizza Press though, it’s great after a day at the parks.
Hotels Across the Street from the Disneyland Entrance
Tropicana Inn & Suites
Located directly across the street from the Disneyland Resort, the Tropicana Inn & Suites has become a staple for guests visiting the Anaheim area. Not only is the location ideal, but the Tropicana just recently renovated all of their hotel rooms – making it more modern, bright and fun for guests of all ages. Although this hotel does have a $15 parking fee per night, it still beats the $25 parking fee you’d pay at the Disneyland parking garages. With low, nightly rates through Get Away Today and a prime location, the Tropicana Inn & Suites is a great option for travelers of all ages.
Hilary’s Input: I stayed here when I went with the Jr High Band one year. Again, well-maintained, but NOTHING fancy. However, it is the hotel we have booked our next trip with because it is SO close. The price is nice and did I mention how close it is? #priorities. 🙂
I love how it has microwaves AND fridges in rooms! That is a huge plus.
Disneyland Hotels Nearby
Del Sol Inn Anaheim Resort
Across the street, you’ll be able to find the Del Sol Inn Anaheim Resort. This hotel is just a quick 7-minute walk to the front gate of the Disneyland Resort. Plus, as a Get Away Today guest, you’ll receive reduced parking and a free, continental breakfast. Additionally, this property includes an option for a room with 2 Queens and a bunk bed, ideal for those traveling with small children.
Hilary’s Input: I have not stayed here, but it is on my list to do so. I love that it does have a breakfast (keep in mind the breakfast is almost entirely sugar, so plan to eat again mid-morning, or include some protein somehow). It does have a microwave and fridge, so you could easily supplement it.
Cheapest Hotel Near Disneyland
Although the Clarion Hotel is a 10-15-minute walk to the Disneyland Resort, the low-price and fantastic amenities outweigh the longer distance. As a Get Away Today guest, you’ll be able to take advantage of 3rd night free specials, a hot breakfast buffet and free nightly parking. With so many fantastic amenities and room types to choose from, you’ll want to be sure to keep the Clarion Hotel in mind when booking your next trip to the Disneyland Resort.
Hilary’s Input: Ok guys — I have to veer from GAT on this one. I do NOT think this hotel is walkable. I’d use the ART transit if we stayed here. BUT, it is probably the best bang for your buck! Whenver I’m looking for a great price on a Disney trip — this one tops the list!
Hotel Close by Disneyland
Portofino Inn & Suites
Only 0.5 miles away from the Disneyland Resort, the Portofino Inn & Suites is a wonderful option for guests visiting The Happiest Place on Earth. Not only is it within walking distance, but you’ll also be able to get free parking, a reduced resort fee and frequent 4th night free offers as a Get Away Today guest. Plus, this hotel also offers Kid Suites, perfect for families who are looking to stay close.
Hilary’s Input: This hotel is just about too far for me. I stayed at the Deseret Inn & Suites just north of here, and my feet were very sad… BUT if you’re good walkers, it is certainly possible. 🙂
Hotels Near Disneyland on Harbor
Ok, so I noticed they didn’t include a bunch of the hotels we stayed at (honestly, they are probably not the best value) — so, I wanted to share my thoughts on the hotels on Harbor. We have actually been making our way south on Harbor the past few visits — I’ll give you a map so you can orient yourself:
This one has a nice waterslide area, but it is not open after the parks, so don’t get your hopes up. In retrospect, it is probably the nicest of the 4 hotels I’m going to share with you. But, keep in mind it’s nice for WALKABLE TO DISNEYLAND — which does not equate a “nice” hotel in other places. 🙂
We didn’t love this one much at all. It was fine, but the pullout bed was fairly uncomfortable and it feels like a VERY basic motel with the Marriot name stamped on it.
I stayed here on a recent girl’s trip. They have a family suite that has a TON of room. The pull-out couch is a total joke though. Only a very comfy child would be willing to sleep there. It’s absolutely horrible. BUT, otherwise, the hotel was really nice. Fairly quiet and well kept. They also had a TON of storage, which would be awesome for families! I love how close it is!
We’ve already talked about this, but I swear the longer I do Disneyland I just want to be as close as humanly possible, and everything else just doesn’t matter as much. Hence, the Tropicana. 🙂
And, yes — I do plan to stay at that Best Western on my next trip. #stayingdownHarbor 🙂
Do NOT miss my post on Disneyland Family Packages where I share about all the hotels I’ve stayed at in Disneyland!
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