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Disneyland Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802   |  
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Ranked #7 of 111 hotels in Anaheim
Torrance, California
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“Full week of fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We were attending a convention here at the end of the week, so we were offered the EXTREMELY affordable convention rate, which included theme park tickets too, so we went ahead and booked for the week prior to the convention to make a family vacation out of it. We saved hundreds...although, I would still recommend staying here even without the convention rate...this place is wonderful. We are a family of 2 adults and 3 boys who are 10, 7, and 2, and this was the perfect place for us.
Checking in on Sunday morning was a breeze and they even had a room ready for us at 11am when we checked-in which was great! Even if they didn't have it ready, they could hold our luggage and allow us to use the pools until one became ready. We stayed in the Frontier building which is the farthest building, but it was extremely QUIET. The room was beautiful, clean, and more than accommodated our large family including a crib (which they supplied upon request). We had a nice view of an ugly parking lot, lol, but we're not complaining as we weren't there for the view! The kids spent a ton of time at the pool area which was not far (they are centrally located to all the buildings). They enjoyed the waterslides and the spa and we have no complaints...we swam during the early afternoons when most people were gone so it wasn't crowded.
We also enjoyed being close to the bar/restaurant (Tangaroa Terrace) and the food was good!
We celebrated my 7-year olds birthday while there and they sure made it special. Upon check-in he received a special button to commemorate his special day, and they gave the rest of us special buttons to wear as well. We had his bday dinner at Goofys Kitchen which was worth every penny...adults and kids had a blast! We enjoyed the proximity to Downtown Disney and ate at many of those restaurants as well...there is no limit to the dining and entertainment choices. You can stay here and never set foot in a theme park and still have a great time. We also dined at Steakhouse 55 (just the adults) which was nothing to write home about (if you want a nice dinner do the Napa Rose at the Grand Californian instead), and Storytellers Cafe and White Water Snacks at the Grand Californian and both were fantastic. We used the monorail to get to Disneyland (when it wasn't broken, which was often) and the Grand Californian entrance to California Adventure...otherwise the walk through Downtown Disney could really wear you out (it sure wore us out after 5 days of straight theme park touring!).
With so many options, the absolute friendliest of service (even the maids are downright pleasant), and that special Disney magic you can't find anywhere else, I really couldn't imagine staying anywhere but on Disney property. Next time I hope to find a great rate for the Grand Californian and try that one, but I wouldn't hesitate to stay at the wonderful Disneyland Hotel again and again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed in a suite at the Disneyland Hotel this time. After our horrible experience at the Grand Californian we were hoping for at least a decent time. We were completely amazed at the difference between the two hotels. The funny thing about it is when we went into our room this time we were actually looking for things to be wrong with the room because of our last experience. Unbelievably we could not find anything wrong with the room. No dust, dirt, smudges, cobwebs and everything actually working. We were completely surprised with how nice the suite was from the space to how extremely clean it was. The staff inside of the hotel was completely knowledgeable about anything and everything we had questions about and always offered suggestions. For example, we wanted to take the kids to eat at Goofy's Kitchen and called down for reservations. There were none available, but the person helping us on the phone let us know that even though there were not any available reservations the best time to try and get in is when they first open at 5 PM for dinner. They let us know that you can usually get right in without any wait. The pool was much nicer for the children with multiple water slides and water areas to splash around in for the kids.

Room Tip: Without having any knowledge of a regular room here I can say that the pool view that we had in the...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

We surprised our daughter with a trip to Disneyland. I chose this hotel after doing lots of research and we work hard so spending the extra to stay here was justified. I love how close it is and our view from our room was fantastic. We were in the frontier tower, which most complained was farthest, but it isn't that bad. The pool area can get a little cramped with people piling their towels on the chairs and leaving so you don't know if they are gone, wish the workers there would keep it better organized but I'm sure they are over worked. We loved the early entrance into the parks and would stay at the disney hotels again just for that. We did use the entrance into calif. adventures thru the calif. grand hotel, but the bellhop don't like it especially if you go the wrong way, they made a rude comment but no biggie. I give the rooms a 4 because in the bathroom there is so much lint in the vent which could be cleaned, also the housekeeping don't do anything special but I'm sure they are overworked too. But with everything I will definitely stay at the disney properties again.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We just stayed at the DL hotel and it was fantastic! I looked at the rooms on you tube to help me decide if this was a good fit for my family of four. It was excellent, nothing fell short of magical. It's true you really do stay immersed in the Disney magic! After staying here, I don't think our family will stay off- site again. It just made the entire trip Pure Disney. If you can swing it, do it! It's completely worth it!!

Room Tip: If you stay at this hotel, try to stay in either the Adventure tower or Fantasy tower. It's just...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Our family of 5 stayed here for 5 days in May 2013. Check in was easy and we were upgraded which was nice. The room, although not massive, is very clean and serviced well each day. The kids (5, 10, 11) loved the pools and the waterslide at the hotel. It's certainly a huge advantage being so close to Disneyland that you can come back to the hotel and swim and then return when you like. We ate at Disney Town each night which has many different eateries to choose from. We got breakfast at the hotel or at Earl of Sandwich. One of the other major advantages of staying at this property is you get "Magic Hour" at Disneyland from 8am till 9am every day. Would recommend a stay here.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I just returned from a birthday trip to Disneyland, and the Disneyland Hotel made it absolutely magical. We normally stay at the Grand Californian, but wanted to try DLH after the renovations- not to mention, the $100 increase in price to stay at GCH wasn't worth it! And after this stay, I think we're hooked on Disneyland Hotel and won't be returning to GCH unless they significantly drop their prices.

Upon checking in, I notified the receptionist, Jacqueline, that we were celebrating a birthday, and I asked if there might be any chance of an upgrade. I was absolutely amazed when she upgraded us from our standard-view room to a CONCIERGE room overlooking Downtown Disney and the theme parks! Wow! Thank you so much, Jacqueline, for making my birthday so special with this kind gesture! The room was the best we've ever had on Disneyland property, with the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the parks and DTD, to the magical, Disney-themed decor. The room was also very quiet and we slept perfectly.

All the hype over GCH being so much closer to the parks ended up being totally unfounded for us. We had an easy, short walk from DLH to GCH, where we used our room key to access the hotel's private entrance to CA Adventure park. Then when we wanted to go to Disneyland, we simply walked a few steps from our Adventureland tower room to DTD, where a Monorail whisked us off to Tomorrowland inside the park. Even when we stayed too late in the parks and missed the final monorail back to the hotel, we found the walk from Disneyland to the hotel totally quick and easy. So location gets an A from us.

Food was fantastic here. We had a romantic dinner at Steakhouse 55, which was truly delicious, and the Old Hollywood decor was upscale glam. We didn't see any children, so this is definitely the place to come for a nice grown-up meal. The next morning we decided to go with a Disney birthday breakfast at Goofy's, which was a blast, and the food was full of adorable and incredibly yummy Disney-themed treats! Might be my favorite buffet ever. :)

This hotel is still WAY overpriced, but for all the perks of being practically inside the resort, the Extra Magic Hours, and Disney amenities, it's worth it for us, and much better value than GCH.

Room Tip: If you want to be as close to the theme parks as possible, request the Adventureland tower.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Staying here is a good thing for a hassle-free Disneyland trip. Hour earlier admittance to the park. Not having to arrange for transportation since it's right next door. Special entrance into the park via monorail. Pool is cool. Even though it was booked full it didn't seem crowded.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#8 Business Hotel in Anaheim
#8 Family Hotel in Anaheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Disneyland Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay and see all that is new! Now with more luxurious rooms, new pools and waterslides, themed dining and more, the transformed Disneyland Hotel is a vacation destination in and of itself. This transformation has earned the hotel the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Hotel rating. ... more   less 
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