Disneyland Resort Hotels
There are 3 Disney-owned hotels at the Disneyland Resort
As the most expensive and most immersive hotel on-property, it's the closest to the parks by far & even has it's own entrance to Disney's California Adventure Park and Downtown Disney. Disneyland Park & the California Adventure Park Maingate Plaza is a 5 minute stroll.
Our Honest Rating:
This is the most budget friendly Disneyland Resort Hotel...but it's pretty basic and a 15 minute walk to the Maingate Plaza or an 8 minute walk to the monorail station that connects you to Tomorrowland in Disneyland Park. Subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when we publish our review.
Our Honest Rating:
A Glance at the Pros & Cons of The Disneyland Resort Hotels
Fully immersive Disney experience and world renowned Disney hospitality (you never have to leave the magic of the resort)
Access to special perks reserved for hotel guests like Extra Magic Hour, Disney Character wake-up calls & Package Express (have resort purchases delivered to your hotel so you don't have to carry them around all day)
Themed Pool Areas & Waterslides with lifeguards & complimentary life jackets for little ones.
The nightly rate is super expensive! You could easily find a good hotel at less than half the price of the Disneyland Resort hotels.
You pay resort prices for EVERYTHING! Want a bottle of water, juice or pop for less than $4? You'll need to leave the property.
When you pay this kind of money, you have high expectations...which gives you further to fall when something goes wrong. We've personally experienced this twice.
The Grand Californian is our fave...
...even though it didn't score as highly as the Disneyland Hotel. Here's why:
Nothing tops our experience at the Grand Californian Hotel. It's the most immersive Disneyland vacation! We could see the Grizzly River Run and the monorail from our balcony and hear the morning rope drop announcements.
The hotel's entrance to Disney's California Adventure Park is LITERALLY right beside the pool area so we took full advantage. We'd activate our Park Passes for the day and book FastPasses using MaxPass as we lounged poolside.
The only reason we rate the Disneyland Hotel slightly higher than the Grand Californian is because of the price...Don't get me wrong, it is still a magical hotel, but make no mistake, if money wasn't an issue we'd stay at the Grand Californian every time!!!