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“Magical Stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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Disneyland Hotel
Ranked #17 of 116 Hotels in Anaheim
Certificate of Excellence
Washington State
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“Magical Stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

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
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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!!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Loved this hotel. From the minute we went through the gates we were amazed. Trying to spot all the Mickey's, looking at the hedges that had been crafted and created into characters, it was a experience in itself. The room was beautiful, clean, comfy beds, had a headboard of the Disney Castle which sang and lit up and even the wall lights were Mickey themed. Helpful staff, a beautiful pool which played music, had themed restaurants and most importantly a washer and dryer onsite. This was so helpful and handy so you could enjoy your holiday without having to worry where is the nearest Laundromat? Close to Disneyland and Disney Californian Adventure, just a short walk through Downtown Disney. Loved it. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Estes Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Excellent hotel within walking distance of Disneyland and California Adventure. Plentiful restaurant choices nearby and Goofy Breakfast at hotel worthwhile. Loved the remodel with an excellent twin bed hidden in the couch. Room was very clean and well appointed. Staff was helpful with any questions about the facility or Disney attractions
The swimming pools and slides are staffed with cheerful, attentive life guards and offer lounge chairs, table and chairs, towels and bar service.
Worth every penny for convenience and well run property.
Shuttles to airports easy and reasonably priced. No need for a car.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Disneyland Hotel
Address: 1150 West Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802-2297
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:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Anaheim
#4 Business Hotel in Anaheim
#6 Romantic Hotel in Anaheim
#8 Family Hotel in Anaheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Disneyland Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 973
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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