Planning a Disneyland Vacation is just as much about where you’re going to stay, as it is about your visit to the Disneyland Resort itself. However, this little vacation rule sometimes gets lost in the planning. What if you plan to be in the parks all day, do you really need to stay at a great hotel? What does it matter if the hotel is close to the parks or not? Maybe this is a short trip and you’re not that worried about the hotel. Thankfully, if you’ve found this post, it means you’re obviously aware of the difference hotels within walking distance of Disneyland can make!
From Free Breakfast to Parking Costs, to Loyalty Programs, Costs, Wi-fi, Hotel Shuttles and Walking Distance to Disneyland Resort here are our favorite hotels near Disneyland. Book any of these hotels with Get Away Today and get $10 off with Discount Code PDPD. Or check out hotels.com for all the best deals on hotels within walking distance of Disneyland Resort.
Staying Off-Property at Disneyland
We’ve talked before about the Pros and Cons of Staying Off or On Property at Disneyland. And while it’s pretty true we’d always rather stay on-site, sometimes the budget, trip length, or vacation plans just don’t make it the best choice. So, if you’re looking for Hotels within Walking Distance of Disneyland here are all our favorite places to consider on your next Disneyland Vacation.
Best Way to Book Disneyland Area Hotels
Before we dive into the details of our favorite places, it’s a good idea to be thinking through how you want to book your Disneyland area hotel. Are you going to go straight to the hotel and use loyalty program points? Are you looking to book the hotel as part of a vacation package? Or would perusing Hotels.com for the best deals on any of these hotels make the most sense? You don’t need to know this answer now, but it’s something to think about as you peruse the list.
Disney Good Neighbor Hotels and Map
If you’re new to the Anaheim, California area or didn’t memorize the layout on your last visit know that the Disneyland Area takes up quite a bit of space. Disneyland is 500 acres and houses 2 theme parks, 3 resorts, and lots of parking lot space. Nearby in Anaheim, you will also note the nearby Anaheim Convention Center which is where the D23 EXPO is held every two years. Take a look at the Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels Map to get a handle on street names and the areas that Disneyland Resort covers.
You can also peruse the Interactive Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels Map for detailed info on each hotel within the Disneyland Resort Area, and a bunch available that are not on our favorites list.
The Anaheim Hotel
Location, Location, Location. While this isn’t the most glamourous hotel in the Disneyland Area, The Anaheim Hotel is one of the cheapest and closest to the Disneyland Resort. The rooms are standard-sized, and many come with balconies. The atmosphere here was also rather quiet which is wonderful for a downtown hotel. There is access to an onsite restaurant called the Pizza Press. And the lack of a waterpark and major Disney theme here makes it a good place for Disney Adults who plan to be in the parks all day and just need a place to sleep. But don’t want the fuss that goes with lots of Disney families in a hotel stay. That said, you do have to pay for parking here. Check out our full review of The Anaheim Hotel.
Walking Time to Disneyland Resort: 9 minutes.
Courtyard Marriott Theme Park Entrance
The most family-friendly hotel on this list, the Courtyard Marriott Theme Park Entrance Hotel is home to the Surfside Waterpark, offered free with your stay! So if you’re looking for fun that won’t require a park ticket to Disneyland, this hotel may be your best choice! With tons of amenities, spacious rooms, and suites you’ll find lots of families, and friendly-friendly activities happening here.
Walking Time to Disneyland Resort: 10 minutes.
Candy Cane Inn
If you’re not up for the short walk from the Candy Cane Inn to the Disneyland Resort entrance, you can also take the free shuttle! One of the perks at this small hotel, you can also grab a free continental breakfast before starting your day. One of the more historical hotels in the downtown Anaheim area the decor and branding here are dated. We can’t tell if it’s on purpose or not, as this little hotel comes with a devoted following. The basic hotel rooms come with a mini-fridge and coffeemaker and free wi-fi.
Walking Time to Disneyland Resort: 11 minutes.
The Hilton Anaheim Resort is perfect if you’re heading to the Anaheim Convention Center for the D23 EXPO. Grab a suite for a full kitchen in your room. You can also enjoy a grab-and-go breakfast option at the hotel, as well as a pool, large rooms, dining, and is close walking distance to the parks. Our best strategy here is to walk to the Toy Story parking lot and grab the shuttle to the entrance of the parks.
Walking Time to Disneyland Resort: 21 minutes
Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground
The Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel is a great option if you’re looking for something budget-friendly and close to Disneyland Resort. The hotel is clean and an easy walk to the park. We love the pirate-themed Castaway Cove waterpark if you have kids and the in-room Keurig for the Disney Adults. You also get a small fridge, perfect for those leftovers and snacks, and a large closet.
Walking Time to Disneyland Resort: 12 minutes.
Best Western Plus Park Place
The closest Off-Property Disneyland Area Resort, this Best Western is located right across the road from the entrance. One of our favorite places to stay you also get a complimentary breakfast, access to a pool, mini-fridge, and coffeemaker. Not nearly as Disney-themed as others in the area, you can be sure that this one has clean rooms, great customer service, and can help you rack up points with the Best Western Rewards system.
Walking Time to Disneyland Resort: 5 minutes.
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Hyatt House Anaheim
We are fans of Hyatt almost anywhere we travel. And the Disneyland Area Hyatt is no exception. Located in between the Convention Center and the Disneyland Resort, this hotel sits atop shopping and restaurants on the corner of Harbour and Katella. This means you get access to Blaze Pizza, Walgreens for necessities, and more. This hotel offers apartment-style rooms with a full kitchen, and complimentary breakfast.
Walking Time to Disneyland Resort: 13 minutes.
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Anaheim Resort
The Fairfield Inn Anaheim is one of our favorite options as a Mariott Bonvoy Resort near Disneyland. Not only can you use your loyalty points and earn a free night since this is a Marriot hotel, but you also get on-site access to food! This hotel has an on-site Seattle’s Best Coffee, Pizza Hut, and a grab-and-go market. Plus a Panera and Mcdonalds right outside the hotel. We love that this resort has some extra Disney-theming in the rooms and suites to help you feel like you’re in the middle of the magic.
Walking Time to Disneyland Resort: 9 minutes.
One of the newest luxury resorts in the Disneyland Area, the JW Marriott features a 24/7 wellness center including fitness equipment and classes. This hotel features a rooftop bar and lounge that allows views of the nighttime fireworks at Disneyland. You can also access the Anaheim GardenWalk via a private pathway from this resort. If you’re visiting the Disneyland area and looking for something more upscale then the amenities here will not disappoint.
Walking Time to Disneyland Resort: 16 minutes
Hotel Indigo Anaheim
If you’re looking for a no-nonsense, updated, and clean hotel near Disneyland then consider the Hotel Indigo Anaheim as an option. This resort has all the standard amenities, like free Wi-Fi, a pool, and a fitness center. And is perfect for a close and easy stay that really does have everything you need at a good price. There is free parking here too, which is a major perk if you’re looking to save money this close to the parks. With a grab-and-go market and Starbucks right across the street you won’t mind the short walk to Disneyland Resort, but can also take the ART bus as an alternative. Read our full review of the Hotel Indigo Anaheim.
Walking Time to Disneyland Resort: 13 minutes.
Residence Inn at Anaheim Resort
If you’re traveling with kids, the kids-suites have bunk beds decorated in Disney-style and a great way to bring a little magic to your stay off-property. We love that Residence Inn also offers free breakfast which is another huge perk in this area. Guests also get access to the rooftop pool and kids splash zone. Residence Inn is also pet-friendly! This is such a bonus if you’re traveling with any furry friends. another Marriott Bonvoy hotel, don’t forget to earn your loyalty points!
Walking Time to Disneyland Resort: 7 minutes
Tropicana Inn and Suites
Disneyland is right across the street. How easy is that! The shortest walk to Disneyland makes this a great option for Disney grown-ups and families alike. With rooms, suites, and some suites with full kitchens, there are plenty of options here to consider. As a basic hotel, this one is Califonia-themed with palm trees and all things sunny. That said, know that this hotel’s proximity to the parks and downtown location means it can get a little noisy at night. Especially if you are facing the pool or parking lot, so this is something to consider when you request a room. Read our full review of the Tropicana Inn and Suites
Walking Time to Disneyland Resort: 4 minutes.
Staying On-Property at Disneyland Resort
Okay. we’ll be perfectly honest here. There is nothing like staying on property at Disney Parks. Whether you’re braving the wilds of Walt Disney World or Disneyland, our take is the same- it’s simply more magical. BUT…while we stand pretty firmly by our recommendation to stay on-property at Walt Disney World, that is not necessarily true at Disneyland. True, you won’t get all the extra magic if you stay off-site at Disneyland, but you may have some extra money for even more magical things- like Brunch at the Lamplight Lounge or the Holiday Tea at Disneyland Hotel. So, it’s a trade-off to be sure. If you’re looking for Hotels within Walking Distance of Disneyland Resort and want to stay on property, here are the Disney-operated hotels on Disneyland Resort property.
The Grand Californian Resort
This luxury Disney hotel is by far the most expensive of the three Disneyland property hotels. It’s also the fanciest! With spa services, cabanas to rent poolside, and an entrance directly into Disney’s California Adventure. As a Disney resort guest, you get early access to the parks ( an hour before the park opens with Magic Mornings ) which is a MAJOR perk!
The first on-property hotel at Disneyland Resort you should consider would be the Disneyland Hotel. Still a little pricey, this hotel is considered the “most magical”! Each tower of the Disneyland Hotel is themed to the areas of Disneyland Park bringing a little extra magic and an excuse to roam around and explore. Be sure to look at the floors, ceiling, banisters, everywhere. You will find more Disney history here than anywhere! We also loved the rooms, with the pixie dust headboards and the pool with Disney Monorail waterslide. The Disneyland Hotel has direct access to Downtown Disney, with the entrance to Disneyland just a short walk away.
Paradise Pier Hotel
If you’re Pixar fan, then the Paradise Pier Hotel may be what you’re looking for. The most budget-friendly Disneyland Hotel, Paradise Pier Hotel is home to Disney’s PCH Grill, featuring Mickey and Friends at a character breakfast worth trying. If you’re looking for a family-friendly Disneyland Hotel, Paradise Pier Hotel is your best chance of getting super close to the parks with access through Downtown Disney, without breaking the bank.
Hotels in Walking Distance of Disneyland
There you have it. All our favorite hotels are within walking distance of Disneyland Resort. So whether you’re heading to Avengers Campus or just trying to check off more things on your Disneyland Bucket List, we hope this list has helped! Where is your favorite place when you’re visiting Disneyland and California Adventure? Let us know!