Disneyland Hotel Review

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2014 Family Reviews
1150 Magic Way, Anaheim CA 92802
82 %
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Editor’s Review of Disneyland Hotel

As you enter the lobby of the Disneyland Hotel in California, you're greeted by a soaring mural of Sleeping Beauty's castle, with "When You Wish Upon A Star" playing overhead. Outside, three retro-themed pools beckon families for a swim. Later, you can marvel at the spectacular view of Downtown Disney from your guestroom balcony (east side of the Dream Tower).

Unveiled just three months after Disneyland opened in the summer of '55, the Disneyland Hotel sits adjacent to the park. Both are a 45-minute drive from the Los Angeles airport and 30 minutes from John Wayne. With three fancifully named towers (the Wonder, the Magic and the Dream) and 990 rooms, you'll need to rustle up an old timer if want to hear about the original; every plank of the
... more Disneyland Hotel (including the parking lot) has been leveled, refurbished and re-unveiled throughout the decades.

These days, Disneyland is part of a the kingdom called the Disneyland Resort, which encompasses Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Downtown Disney, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel, and of course, The Disneyland Hotel.

Our Editor Loves
  • Monorail ride from Disney
  • Pools and waterslides
  • Character greetings
Family Interests
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
Our Member Reviews 2014 Reviews
Good location but pricey
Reviewed on 08/15/2014
Good location - about 15 minutes walking distance to the entrance but honestly you could save your money and stay at other hotels that are about the same distance away. The Disneyland Hotel goes above and beyond for birthdays and ...
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Happiest Place!
Reviewed on 06/12/2014
This was the best trip I have taken. I took my grandson and daughter and could not have asked for a better trip. Flight to LA was very good, transportation from airport to hotel was a very uneventful ride. Arrived at the hotel ...
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Standard Rooms
You're paying a princely sum to stay at the Disneyland Hotel, so naturally you expect to find a royal guestroom. Well, the standard guestrooms are fairly basic (more on the spectacular suites in a moment) with beds, double vanities and rather small bathrooms with tub. But for what the room lacks in luxury, Disney makes up for in magical decor, including an etching of the layout of Disneyland plans from '55, light up Sleeping Beauty Castle headboards that can lull you to sleep, and Mickey hands holding up light sconces in the bathroom.

The rooms come with free Wi-Fi, a copy of USA Today daily, a small fridge and a hair dryer. Disney no longer equips the rooms with microwaves (you'll find a self service microwave in the Coffee House) or coffeemakers (but you can request one when you register with the front desk).

Every room comes with a Pack 'n Play, and you'll find bed rails tucked under the mattress of each bed. If you need assistance pulling it out or erecting it, just call guest services at no additional charge. Your room will receive a thorough cleaning each morning, but make a special request to the front desk if you'd like an evening turndown service. You'll need to keep your stroller with you in your guestroom; special storage isn't available.

The one-, two-, or three-bedroom suite options offer king and queen beds, pullout sofas and twin beds. The suites sleep six to 10 guests.

Signature Suites
Set on a room with a little more splendor? Then the Mickey or princess themed Character Quarters are ideal. These themed suites are fun for kids and adults and sleep six with king, queen and double bed options. A sleeper sofa or day bed are also available.

The suite themes include: Adventureland, Ambassador, Big Thunder, Blue Sky, Fairytale, Pirates of the Caribbean Suite, and of course, the Mickey Mouse Penthouse. Learn more about the Micky Mouse Penthouse (and other themed hotel rooms) in Best Kid-Themed Hotel Rooms.


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