Experiencing the magic of “The Happiest Place on Earth” is something that every American family strives for, which is why Disneyland® remains the Los Angeles area’s most popular tourist destination more than 50 years after it first opened in Anaheim in 1955. That being said, planning a trip to Disneyland® need not be as pricey a proposition as many expect as there is a wide variety of hotels near Disneyland® for every family, regardless of size, budget, or length of stay. All these facilities ask is that guests bring their widest smiles and open hearts as they take in the entertainment and hospitality experience as only Disney can offer.
Located directly across Disney’s California Adventure® Park, this mission-style hotel sits across seven acres of beautiful Anaheim greens and houses 358 guest rooms. Each room is equipped with full-granite bathrooms, refrigerator, and coffee maker. The hotel itself also features two swimming pools, a whirlpool, fitness center, the Tangerine Grill restaurant, and guest laundry facilities. One of the more economically priced hotels near Disneyland®, the Anabella Hotel is a 100% nonsmoking hotel that goes out of its way to make families feel at home as they partake in the many attractions of the Disneyland® Park. The dedicated staff also helps accommodate couples with small children with crib availability and babysitting referrals. It also provides transportation to the Anaheim resort for a nominal fee, which makes getting to every park a breeze.
The Hotel Menage is an affordable boutique facility that contains 244 rooms with standard amenities for guests at the Disneyland® Park. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet, a gym/health club, and babysitting services are available for guests. Located just a half mile from the Disneyland® Park, the Hotel Menage Anaheim Boutique Hotel also features complimentary self-parking, room service, and microwaves and refrigerators based on availability. For those with special four-legged companions in tow, the hotel does allow small sized and house broken animals within certain restrictions. Contact the hotel for their latest policy on pets and animals. Among the most economical of hotels near Disneyland®, the Hotel Menage is also known for its heated outdoor pool open 24-hours a day with a waterfall and poolside bar. For those who feel the munchies coming on after a long day of amusement park rides, be sure to partake in the award-winning cuisine at K’ya, the onsite restaurant that delights guests with Pacific Rim fare with a Hawaiian twist.
Standing just a couple of blocks away from the Disneyland® Resort’s main entrance, the Red Lion Hotel roars with full service amenities that are ideal for families that don’t mind spending a little extra on top tier hospitality. Each of the hotel’s 308 rooms is equipped with a complimentary microwave and refrigerator, television with cable channels, free Wi-Fi Internet access, hair dryer, ironing board, and a coffee and tea maker. Room service, complimentary cribs, and babysitting referral services are also available upon request. Pets are allowed per the hotel’s restrictions and animal policies. Contact the Red Lion Hotel Anaheim for further details on what types and sizes of animals are permitted in rooms. Anaheim Resort Transit and self-parking are both available for a small fee.
For Disneyland®-bound families for whom money is no object, there is no other option than the Disneyland® Hotel. This newly remodeled and world class hotel bridges all the modern amenities one could want with the classic touch of magic and whimsy as only Disney can provide. Some of the thrills and frills of a stay at the Disneyland® Hotel include luxurious robes with Disney motifs, Sleeping Beauty Castle headboards, and even a wake-up call from Mickey Mouse. Other standard features include a flat screen TV with ESPN and the Disney Channel (of course) and portable playard-style cribs for those traveling with infants. Three pools on site allow patrons the chance to soak up the water and sun of Southern California, while exciting tastes await them at one of the hotel’s most popular restaurants, such as Tangaroa Terrace, Steakhouse 55, and Trader Sam’s. Younger guests will demand to eat at Goofy’s Kitchen, a fun-style buffet that includes kid favorites such as Mickey Mouse shaped-waffles and Goofy’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Pizza. This is an especially popular favorite for birthdays, so expect to see plenty of smiles, balloons, and, yes, even Goofy himself.