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Stay in the Magic with Disneyland Resort Hotels

One of the most frequent questions we are asked by families looking to travel to Disneyland is usually “What is the BEST Disneyland hotel?” and this is a great question! Of course families want the BEST Disneyland hotel! But here’s the thing, the answer is going to vary for each and every single family out there.

The better question to ask is: what is the BEST Disneyland hotel for my family?

This is a question we can help with! There are no cookie cutter answers, as Disneyland Resort hotels are not cookie cutter. Each Disneyland Resort area hotel has different price points, theme, vibe, resort amenities, room options, bedding configurations, dining offerings, and little nuances which make them unique.

There absolutely is a Disneyland hotel for every family, and your Mom Approved Travel Agent will be able to match you with the best option for your family after your complementary consultation. There are many times a MAT client family has come to us with the Disneyland hotel recommendation they received from their well intentioned neighbor, their brother or friend and it was not the ideal resort for that family.

Contact our Mom Approved Travel Disneyland experts to help you find the BEST fit for you and your family!

Knowing where you will stay for your Disneyland family vacation is one of the first steps in planning your trip to Southern California! Feel free to read a little bit about each of these resorts, and then reach out to us to help you ensure the best fit for your family!

Disneyland Resort Hotels

Disney’s Grand California Hotel & Spa allows you to escape reality at a hotel that defines grandeur at every turn—from premium accommodations and dark woods, comfy Craftsman-style elegance to Disney’s impeccable service and renowned attention to detail. Your family will enjoy impressive amenities, like the Tenaya Stone Spa and rich dining experiences such as  Napa Rose, home of the Disney Princess Adventure breakfast, and utilize the convenient proximity to Disney California Adventure Park.

Incredible signature 1, 2 or 3 bedroom suites are available at the Grand Californian Hotel.
Club level: Disney’s California Adventure does have rooms with Club level ameneties.

Noteable: Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is the absolute closest option to Disneyland Park and California Adventure.

Pools: (2) Redwood Pool, Mariposa Pool with private cabanas available to rent.

As the original Disneyland hotel, you become immersed in the spirit of Disneyland past and present! Stay in the Adventure, Fantasy or Frontier tower—each an homage to the park’s original lands—and delight in the sleek, ultra-modern design at every turn. Or enjoy a stay in the NEW Discovery tower in a new villa offering more of the comforts of home.

Located steps from the Downtown Disney District, this hotel is a very short walk to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.

Pools: (3) Incredible themed pool with 2 monorail waterslides, quieter E-ticket and D-ticket pools. Private poolside cabana available for rent. Steamboat Willie themed splash water play area and (2) whirlpools.

Club level options are available at the Disneyland Hotel.
Over-the-top themed luxury signature suites available.
Villa options with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms available.

Pixar Place Hotel is the first and only hotel in the world to celebrate all the films of Pixar Animation Studios. Contemporary design weaves together with whimsical Pixar artistry from the lobby floor to the rooftop pool deck. Easy walking distance to both Disneyland Park and California Adventure.

Fireworks viewing with audio available from the 3rd floor pool deck.

1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites are available.
Club level options are available.

Learn More: Full Mom Approved Pixar Place Hotel Overview

Why stay at a Disneyland Hotel ?

The sorcerer hat entrance to the Disneyland Hotel

Staying at a Disneyland Hotel allows you to be steps away from the magic!

Why you should stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel

The most important decision you need to make when planning your Disneyland Vacation, is choosing when you should visit. The second most important decision is, where you will stay. There are several options out there, and it can feel very overwhelming. This is where your Mom Approved Travel Advisor comes in.

Your Mom Approved Travel Agent will simplify the Disneyland hotel options for you based on your unique vacation needs. Remember, it is important to know we are Professional Travel Advisors, not order takers. Your Disneyland vacation is not simply a transaction to us, we are invested in making sure you have the ideal Disneyland and Southern California experience for your family.

As an EarMarked agency and Authorized Disney Vacation Planner, we know why staying in a Disneyland resort makes the best return on investment of your vacation dollars for nearly all of our MAT client families.

Here are the benefits of staying on property at a Disneyland resort hotel

  • Convenient Location – The close proximity to the parks means you can get to the parks quicker, and spend your time actually vacationing. This means more time relaxing, playing in the pools, or eating Mickey bars in the park! This also means it is MUCH easier to take a mid-day break, or for only part of your family go back to the resort for a nap.
  • Early entry into the Disneyland Park and California Adventure theme parks – onsite resort guests will get an extra 30 minutes in the parks (with lower crowds) each morning, which some may feel is not a lot of extra time until they see the lines waiting outside the main gate at public park opening time – it’s quite the sight! And remember if you want to be at the parks when they open, but you don’t want to be there 30 minutes early- you can be 2 minutes early and be ahead of the crowds!
  • Convenience of Charging Privileges – Staying onsite means you have the option to put a credit card on file and use your MagicBand to charge dining, gift shop and other purchases to your room.
  • Discounted MagicBands – You have the option to purchase MagicBand+ at a discount when ordering through your My Disney Experience app.
  • The Disney Bubble – while this benefit is not an “official” Disney hotel benefit, it is one that will be absolutely felt by your family. It is hard to describe to folks who have only known off-site Disneyland vacation stays, but staying within the Disney bubble allows you to stay immersed in the magic of Disney storytelling, Disney details, hidden Mickeys and allows you to keep the business of everyday life away for a bit longer. Families feel more relaxed, more immersed and the experience feels a bit more fantastical.

    You may feel as if you have truly escaped the troubles of the world for a bit and your trip will feel more magical. Staying in the Disney bubble also means you interact solely with the incredible Cast Members who REALLY make the difference in your Disneyland vacation.

There are several onsite Disneyland Hotels and your Mom Approved Travel Agent will help you find the best fit for your family so you can have memories to last a lifetime!

What about luxury Disneyland hotel options ?

Westin Anaheim hotel room with view of California Adventure

The Westin Anaheim Resort offers nearby AAA Four Diamond luxury accommodations close to the theme parks.

Luxury Disneyland area hotel options

While there absolutely is a Disneyland resort hotel for all budgets, there are luxury Disneyland area hotel options for those whose travel love language or travel priorities lead them to seeking out elevated, AAA Four Diamond or luxurious accommodations as well.

The word “luxury” may mean different things to different people, so your Mom Approved Travel Advisor has the experience to find the best fit for your family based on your unique priorities.

Many of the Disneyland resorts offer club or concierge level options and incredible specialty suites that meet the needs of many families, and local celebrities. We also have a curated collection of distinctive luxury Disneyland hotels available for Mom Approved Travel client families with distinctive experiences and benefits to help your Mom Approved Travel Agent curate the Disneyland vacation you have been dreaming of.

In addition to luxury accommodations, your MAT Travel Advisor can assist with experiences to enhance your luxury Disney vacation including incredible dining options, VIP tours, special events such as fireworks viewing parties, spa experiences,  and much more.

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