Here’s the most important thing I can tell you when planning your Disneyland Vacation. If you’re on a budget, you’re going to want to stay off-property. As much as we wanted to experience the magic of the Disneyland Hotel, we also wanted to make sure we’d be able to eat for the week. So, when we visited Disneyland earlier this year, Hotel Indigo in Anaheim was one of the hotels we decided to try.
Disneyland on a Budget at Hotel Indigo Anaheim
I realize this may differ from the usual advice you get from us when talking about Walt Disney World. However, there is no other single thing that will affect your budget at Disneyland like the cost of your hotel. As such we always recommend staying off property at Disneyland Resort. Preferably, at one of the Disneyland Hotels within Walking Distance. That is, unless you’re celebrating or doing a once-in-a-lifetime trip, at which point we’d say head to Disney’s Grand Californian Resort and break the bank.
Staying Off-Site for Your Disneyland Vacation
I’ve stayed at Hotel Indigo before in other locations and I’ve never been disappointed. It is a chain hotel, actually run by IHG, but has a boutique feel to it. This hotel was no different and was stylish. In terms of looks, from the lobby to the actual room, it felt clean, and classic. You can check out the prices for your vacation dates on hotels.com for the best deals.
Staying at Hotel Indigo in Anaheim, California
We chose the Hotel Indigo in Anaheim after scouring the internet for reviews. And of course, mapping the distance from Hotel Indigo Anaheim to see how far it was from Disneyland Park. It’s an 8 minute walk to the parks. The best thing about the setup of the Disneyland area is that you don’t have to stay on the property to be close to the Parks. Some of the off-property options are actually closer to the Parks.
We were able to find a great deal on the Hotel Indigo Anaheim on hotels.com and guys, I’ll never stop saying it. Hotels.com is really one of the best ways you can save on a Disney vacation. Regardless of which coast you’re visiting. No, we aren’t sponsored by them, although that would be nice seeing how I spend a little too much time on their website. It’s just a website we’ve used a lot and it consistently saves us money no matter where we are traveling.
Rooms at Hotel Indigo
The rooms are updated, clean, and comfortable. They are on-trend with no carpeting in the rooms, which is nice aesthetically. However, it can be a bit noisy as a result. We didn’t notice any obnoxious amounts of noise during our stay. However, it was the most noted complaint from other reviewers when I was researching, so I figure it’s worth a mention. The size of the room was pretty standard as we stayed in 2 other hotels during our trip here and we thought they were all pretty comparable in size.
Amenities at Hotel Indigo Anaheim
You can find standard amenities, like free Wi-Fi, a pool, and a fitness center. This boutique hotel is perfect for a close and easy stay that really does have everything you need at a good price.
Hotel Indigo Anaheim FAQ
Is there FREE Parking at Hotel Indigo Anaheim?
Yes! They do offer FREE parking, which is great because many of the hotels in the Disneyland area do not. The parking is gated and locked so if you don’t need your car while you’re there, you can lock it and leave it which is nice.
Is Hotel Indigo Close to Disneyland?
Yes! The Indigo Hotel Anaheim is conveniently about an 8 minute walk from the Park gates, depending on your walking speed. It’s less than a mile and is a pretty easy walk. There are closer options for sure, like the Tropicana Inn and Suites. And it can be a bit painful passing many other hotels on your way back at night when you’re tired. If you have little ones, this could be a bit long after a day at the Parks, but taking the ART is always an option. ART is the free anaheim shuttle bus that is available always, to everywhere.
Does the Hotel Indigo Anaheim Allow Pets?
Yes. Pets are allowed for a fee. Another PERK! So if you’re traveling with your fur baby, they’re welcome here.
Does the Indigo Hotel in Anaheim have Free Breakfast?
No, There isn’t free breakfast, however, they do have breakfast available for purchase as well as grab-n-go items if you’re headed out in a hurry in the morning. Or if you’re really feeling fancy, there is a Starbucks right across the road. Which is a godsend. You can even Mobile Order for fast service on your way out of the hotel.
Is Hotel Indigo Anaheim Near Disneyland?
Overall, I would recommend this hotel if you don’t need a Hotel Within Walking Distance of Disneyland, or if you’d actually prefer to stay a little further away from them. While I wouldn’t say we’ve found our perfect Disneyland Hotel spot here( perfect is pretty hard to obtain, right?!), the Hotel Indigo Anaheim is a clean, comfortable, and affordable option close to Disneyland. What more do you need?! Have you stayed off-property at Disneyland? What are your favorite Disneyland Area hotels, we would love to know!