There are three Disney Resort Hotels in Disneyland. There are also several “Good Neighbor” hotels that Disney has approved and they are near to the resort.
The Disneyland Hotel is the original hotel for Disneyland. Its theming mirrors the lands in Disneyland itself. It has a beautiful modern design that incorporates all the magic of Disney. It is right near the Downtown Disney District and just a short walk to both Disneyland Parks.
The dining options in the Disneyland Hotel are wonderful and there is something for everyone. Steakhouse 55 is a high-end steakhouse in a old-time Hollywood setting. The casual option at Disneyland Hotel is Tangaroa Terrace. This quick service restaurant resembles the Enchanted Tiki Room. It serves American cuisine with a little Polynesian flare thrown in. There is a character dining experience at this hotel – Goofy’s Kitchen. At this buffet, you will have access to traditional breakfast fare plus an omelet station and you can expect to run into some great friends! Reservations are highly recommended at all restaurants and Hotel Guests do have preferred access. There is also the Coffee House for a grab-and-go kind of breakfast as well as a Fan Favorite – Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar.
The Rooms in the Disneyland Hotel have recently been updated. They are modern and comfortable with hints of Mickey here and there. The best part about these new rooms would be the “Goodnight Kiss”. With the simple flick of a switch, the headboard lights up with fireworks and it plays “When You Wish Upon A Star”. Goosebumps!
The pools at this hotel are great. With slides modeled after the monorail, kids will have loads of fun.
Overall, I think this will be the hotel we will stay at the next time we head out that way.
The Grand Californian Resort & Spa is right in the heart of the magic of Disneyland. This hotel drips with luxury and elegance and it has its own private entrance to Disney’s California Adventure.
There are several dining options at the Grand Californian. The Napa Rose provides an upscale menu with an extensive wine list to pair with. At the Storyteller’s Cafe, guests will find rustic decor and delicious food served buffet style. Breakfast and Brunch are both Character Meals and you will find Mickey and his gang walking around the restaurant and visiting guests. This restaurant is also open for a dinner buffet but there are no characters present. Reservations are highly recommended at all restaurants and Hotel Guests do have preferred access. There are also lounges and a snack shop with some grab-and-go options. If you aren’t sure if these eateries are right for you, Downtown Disney District is right near by and they have many options as well.
The rooms at the Grand Californian are beautiful. They are large with California-inspired artwork and a welcoming feel. You may find Chip and Dale playing in the orange blossom tree over the beds and if you utilize the sleeper bed, Bambi can be found in the artwork once it is pulled down.
There are three pools at the Grand Californian. They each have a different feel. They have a leisure pool, a pool with fountains, and a pool for all the thrill seekers which is the host to a 90ft. water slide. Something for everyone!
Paradise Pier Hotel
This hotel is themed after the old California Boardwalks. It has a relaxing and fun feel with lots of options for shopping and dining.
The main Dining location at Paradise Pier Hotel is PCH Grill. Here you can dine buffet style for breakfast and brunch with Donald and some of his pals. For dinner, this restaurant becomes PCH Grill’s Calitalian Buffet. Here you will find all the hearty and delicious Italian delights like lasagnas, pastas, pizzas, & more. Don’t forget the best part of the Italian menu – Dessert!
The rooms at the Paradise Pier Hotel are beach themed and lots of fun! The artwork is of Donald & friends and there are subtle touches of Mickey to be found as well. Rooms on one side of the hotel offer views of the beautiful setting sun, while guests on the other side of the hotel will be able to see World of Color.
Where is the pool for the Paradise Pier Hotel? On the roof! This offers scenic views to the guests and being at Disneyland, there is so much to look at. Soak in the pool there or ride down the rollercoaster themed pool slide.
Whichever Hotel you choose to stay at, you will be close to the parks and surrounded by Disney Magic!