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Disneyland Resort
How to Choose Your Disneyland Resort Hotel
June 22, 2023

Are you looking for the best Disneyland Resort Hotel for your vacation? This article outlines each of the 3 incredibly themed Disney-owned accommodations at Disneyland Resort. We are here to help you have the best vacation yet, at the best Disneyland Resort property for your group.

Many people first look to stay at a Disney owned hotel because these hotels are without question the most magical places to stay for your Disneyland vacation. With so many things happening at Disneyland there's never been a time when you'll want to be as close to the magic as now! And there's nothing better than being steps away from your room after a fun-filled day of Disney magic.

Whether you choose Disney's Paradise Pier, the Disneyland Hotel or Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, you're in for the vacation of a lifetime. Each has its own unique theme and incredible perks. Having stayed at each of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels, it is impossible to pick a favorite. But, here are a few of our Get Away Today highlights of each of the three hotels.

Let’s start with some of the most frequently asked questions about Disneyland Resort Hotels.

What are the Disney Owned Hotels at Disneyland Resort?

There are 3 Disney owned all surrounded by the magic of the resort in Anaheim, California.

Here is the complete list of all the Disney Resort Properties at Disneyland:

Our team at Get Away Today loves to stay at each Disneyland Resort Hotel throughout the year and look forward to trying out the Villas at Disneyland Hotel along with Pixar Place once it changes over in late 2023.

Get Away Today recommends . . .
  • Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa for the easiest access to both parks, including a private entrance to California Adventure Park.
  • Disneyland Hotel for easy access to the Disneyland Monorail and Downtown Disney.
  • Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel for the most affordable on-site accommodations.

Do Disney Resort Guests get Early Entry?

Yes, guests of Disneyland Resort Hotels get access to Early Entry. You must also have valid theme park tickets and reservations to use Early Entry.

What is the most affordable Disneyland Resort Hotel?

Typically, the most affordable Disneyland Resort hotel is Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel soon to be Pixar Place Hotel. However, Get Away Today offers savings during select dates throughout the year so you’ll never pay more than you need to to stay in the magic.

What is the most luxurious Disneyland Resort Hotel?

Most people consider Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa to be the most high end of all the Disneyland Resort hotel properties because of its fine dining options and onsite spa.

Which Disneyland Resort Hotel offers the largest standard rooms?

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel - largest and most affordable rooms, plus I love the fun beach theme (soon to be Pixar themed rooms!).

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Snapshot

Located inside Disney California Adventure Park, you'll experience the majestic beauty of the Redwoods at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

This fabulous property has it all: three-themed pools, award-winning restaurants, a relaxing spa, and all of the special Disney touches that will make your vacation extra magical - including an exclusive entrance into California Adventure.

Some of our guests have had this to say about the Grand Californian:

“Can't beat the location and experience!” -Thomas C.

“It was a very comfortable and a pleasant stay….so quiet” -Alicia N.

“The only thing this hotel room was lacking was a microwave.” -Martha B.

“A magical retreat and the location to the parks can’t be beat.” -Adam T.

See our spotlight on the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa here.

Disneyland Hotel Snapshot

Bring the magic of the Disneyland Resort back with you at the end of each day in the completely renovated Disneyland Hotel and brand new Villas at Disneyland Hotel!

Comfortable rooms with classic Disney touches, gorgeous grounds and delicious restaurants add to the excitement of your stay. Make a splash at either the E-ticket and D-ticket pool, or test the Monorail Water Slides.

Be sure to set up your special Character wake-up calls and make reservations for the on-site Goofy’s Kitchen where you can dine and rub shoulders with your favorite Disney characters. This classic hotel is a Disney vacation dream come true!

Some of our guests have had this to say about the Disneyland Hotel:

“My favorite pools around!” -Thomas C.

“Lots of fun Disney stuff from the headboard to the mickey shaped bathroom sink handles.” -Darrin V.

“So worth the money.” -Adrianna C.

“Surrounded by the Disney magic 24/7; feels truly magical.” -Carol D.

See our spotlight on the Disneyland Hotel here.

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel Snapshot

Currently undergoing refurbishment as Paradise Pier Hotel transforms into Pixar Place Hotel. Located across from Disney California Adventure Park, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable stay.

Soak up the sun and fun with their cheery beach and boardwalk theme. Check out the roller coaster inspired water slide at the scenic rooftop swimming pool. Plus, guests can use an exclusive entrance from the Paradise Pier Hotel to Disney California Adventure Park.

Some of our guests have had this to say about the Paradise Pier Hotel, even while it’s under construction: “Great location and easy access to Disneyland. Hotel was under renovation so walking was a little inconvenient this time, and the hotel was somewhat noisy.” -Lisa D.

“Paradise Pier was great. Even under renovation.” -Rebecca B.

“Even though they were in the process of remodeling the hotel, we received excellent service.” -Donna T.

“It was a good hotel. The elevator situation was a little out of hand in that you had to wait for a certain elevator for your floor.” -Yolanda B.

See our spotlight on the Paradise Pier Hotel here.

Which Disneyland Resort Hotel Should I Book?

We hope this guide has helped you narrow down your Disneyland Resort Hotel options and we would love to help you make your Disneyland vacation dreams come true.

Remember, booking with Get Away Today doesn't cost you any extra, and the same goes for our discount Disneyland tickets. You can book your Disneyland vacation right here online. Or, you can just give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY or click here to get a free, personalized Disneyland Resort vacation quote.

How to Choose Your Disneyland Resort Hotel

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