So, you’ve finally decided to pack up the fam and take them on the trip of a lifetime - Disneyland Anaheim! But where’s best to stay? Unless you want to be Goofy, have a read of our (not-so-Minnie) list!
- Residence Inn Anaheim Resort
Boasting seriously spacious rooms - perfect for larger families or those prone to a spot of cabin fever - as well as separate living rooms, full-size kitchens and complimentary breakfast, this budget option is one to watch!
Other quirks of this pet-friendly place include the fun kids’ suites, which feature brightly themed rooms, a fantastic rooftop pool - complete with a large hot tub and a splash pad, the Pizza Hut Express on-site and its uber-close proximity to the Disneyland Resort.
2. Hotel 414 Anaheim
This budget-friendly option - offering clean and comfortable rooms - is also a stone’s throw from the resort and becomes even better value for money by bundling tickets and overnight stays together - cha-ching!
3. Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn
Just 10 minutes from Disneyland, this family-friendly choice sells tickets at the front desk and offers an outdoor pool, hot tub and a continental breakfast served each morning.
4. Best Western Park Place
Right across the street from the park’s entrance, this is probably one of the closest options to Disneyland itself - even including the official Disneyland ones!
Choose from a range of rooms and suites for epic views of the nightly fireworks while enjoying pool access and complimentary breakfast.
5. Westin Anaheim Resort
Newly opened in 2021, this upscale luxury hotel - also a short walk from the park - includes a pool and fitness center and several unique dining options, such as a Mexican restaurant, steakhouse, wine bar and rooftop lounge, boasting nearby views of the Disneyland Resort.
Offering elegant and stylish rooms (free of charge to kids!), the whole family will also enjoy the evening entertainment.
6. Anaheim Islander Inn and Suites
Just minutes from the Disneyland Resort, you’ll find clean, comfortable and quiet rooms at a fraction of the cost - leaving you to spend your vacation budget elsewhere, such as on the tickets, which you can buy from the hotel as an authorized retailer.
7. Springhill Suites Anaheim Resort
What this one lacks in proximity to the park, it more than makes up for in its beautiful, modern and spacious suites. Great for larger families, each suite consists of two sleeping areas and a bathroom.
8. Disneyland Hotel
Okay, we’ve hinted at this enough - it’s probably about time we actually talk about the icon that is the Disneyland Hotel. If you’re true Disney nerds, you’re not going to find anywhere better than here - the first of three on-property accommodations at the California resort, standing tall since 1955.
Along with the epically themed, luxurious rooms (each with a wooden carving of Sleeping Beauty’s castle that lights up and plays music!), there’s also a great pool - complete with two massive waterslides, character dining and a Tiki Bar for the adults! You’ll be enchanted by the touches of Disney magic throughout the Happiest Place on Earth.
9. Hyatt House Anaheim
This affordable option is great for travelers on a budget who don’t mind a 15-minute walk to the resort.
Considering this is one of the cheaper ones on the list, you might be surprised by the chic, stylish and large room and the complimentary buffet breakfast every morning!
10. Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance
With its kid-friendly room layout (sleeping up to six!) and on-site, 20,000 square-foot water park (consisting of epic slides, a splash area, 400-gallon drench bucket, water canons, pool and hot tub!), this deluxe hotel is an ideal option if you’re traveling with younger kids.
The whole family will love the view of the fireworks, which you can enjoy from the outdoor terrace, and there’s even an on-site Starbucks and Bistro! Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, it’s also one of Disney’s Good Neighbor Hotels, meaning you’ll get amazing discounts! What more could anyone want?
11. Kings Inn Anaheim
The nice thing about this budget option is that it’s conveniently close to other top tourist spots in Anaheim, meaning once you’ve got your fill of Disney (if that’s ever really possible), you can spend your vacation dollars elsewhere.
Parking is free, and your stay comes with a complimentary breakfast bar, too!
12. Hampton Inn & Suites Anaheim Resort Convention Center
Another choice just minutes from the resort, the modern rooms, first-class service, complimentary hot breakfast and outdoor pool in this budget-friendly resort will give you serious bang for your buck!
13. Stanford Inn & Suites
Another affordable option that doesn’t scrimp on quality, expect a clean and comfortable stay, complete with a complimentary continental breakfast and outdoor pool! Don’t let the mile distance from the park put you off, either, as there’s a shuttle stop right outside!
14. Cambria Hotel
Newly opened in 2019, this family-friendly option is located in the heart of Anaheim and is just a four-minute drive to the resort. Featuring a 30,000-square-foot waterpark, hot tubs, fire pits, a poolside movie theater, a putting green, a basketball court, a BBQ area and six popular chain restaurants on-site (!) - as well as a complimentary breakfast each morning - this is a seriously great option!
15. WorldMark Anaheim
If you’re heading to Disneyland with buddies, this is the one for you. Each chic apartment has fully equipped kitchens, bedrooms, living areas (complete with seriously comfy couches and cozy fireplaces!), washers and dryers. All this, plus an outdoor pool, hot tub, BBQ area and games room, too!
16. Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
It may not be one of the official ones, but with its castle theme and Disney-inspired decor, it's definitely one of the best places to stay in the area! Offering spacious rooms with luxurious ensuites inside and 13 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, an on-site restaurant, a games room, a koi pond, a pool and a hot tub, this family and pet-friendly hotel is a true fairytale experience - especially when the resident princess greets you!
It’s half a mile away from the theme park but there’s a free shuttle every 30 minutes. It’s also a Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel.
17. Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
A short walk from the Disney entrance, this luxurious and comfortable recently renovated resort delivers a fresh, modern and tastefully decorated stay. A range of on-site restaurants and a large heated pool - complete with a delicious range of cocktails at the bar - will keep you coming back for more.
18. Candlewood Suites Anaheim
Fully-equipped kitchens, comfortable living areas and a complimentary laundry service make up this suite-only, pet-friendly hotel - perfect for larger groups or if you like the feeling of coming home after a busy day at Disneyland!
19. Anaheim Marriott
A 2018 redesign has resulted in an uber-modern stay in this sophisticated hotel - the perfect option if you want to be within walking distance of the theme park. Three dining options - including a design-your-own-pizza restaurant - are on-site, as well as a lounge, pool area and fitness center.
20. Castle Inn & Suites
Room features in this Camelot-themed property include a coffee maker, mini fridge and free Wi-Fi. There are several on-site restaurants, and it’s also one of the only hotels near Disneyland to offer free parking - a right royal win!
21. Anaheim Fairfield Inn
Another great hotel within walking distance to the resort, expect a modern and comfortable stay in this recently-renovated option. Choose one of the higher floors for a Disney-themed room and great views of the fireworks!
22. Homewood Suites by Hilton
Offering spacious suites with full kitchens and a complimentary breakfast every morning, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Orange County’s largest hotel! Just a short walk and/or shuttle ride from the park, you won’t regret this popular budget-friendly option that offers an on-site restaurant, three outdoor garden decks, a pool, spa, fitness center and business center.
23. Four Points by Sheraton Anaheim
Although situated on the other side of the freeway, the short distance to the resort via a safe crosswalk means this is just as good an option as most others on the list in terms of location.
Offering large, comfortable rooms, a new on-site restaurant, a large outdoor pool and a tropical landscaped patio - complete with an outdoor bar - it’s the perfect spot to enjoy the fireworks, cocktail in hand.
24. Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground
Ahoy there, mateys! If you love a pirate as much as we do, this is the one for you, thanks to its Castaway Cove water park (complete with a 30-foot pirate ship and cannons) and games room.
With both pirate and Mickey Mouse-themed rooms, it’s a true delight for kids and a popular choice for family vacations. It’s also within close walking distance to the park and even offers a complimentary hotel shuttle. Sign us up!
25. Hyatt Regency Orange County
A quick one-mile shuttle ride will get you to Disneyland in no time, and it’s probably one of the nicest off-property hotels in Anaheim. With modern rooms and comfortable beds, it also offers two pools, a 24-hour fitness center and several restaurants.
26. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Anaheim Resort Area
Another great off-site choice - just 10 minutes from the park's front gates - this upscale hotel offers a complimentary breakfast, outdoor heated swimming pool, splash pad and Marketplace Deli so you can stock up on snacks!
27. The Anaheim Hotel
This retro-chic choice - embodying the original kind of hotel when Disneyland first opened - is within easy walking distance to the theme park and provides evening poolside entertainment.
There is a restaurant and café on site but no overt theme or water park, meaning it’s an excellent, affordable choice for adults sans kids who may want a bit of peace and quiet after a day at Disneyland!
28. Ayres Hotel, Anaheim
A short shuttle ride away from Disneyland lies this European-inspired option, complete with a fitness center, heated outdoor pool, spa and complimentary breakfast.
29. SunCoast Park Hotel
Another new kid on the block since 2019, the third of our Good Neighbor Hotels on the list boasts a classic beach vibe, courtesy of the recycled 1960s Volkswagen bus and vintage surfboard wall art.
Expect a spacious room with relaxing living areas, a refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker, plus a complimentary breakfast buffet, heated outdoor pool and hot tub!
30. Great Wolf Lodge
Stay here for the epic indoor waterpark, featuring pools, splash pads and waterslides!