Step 2: Choose Where to Stay

Anaheim has a plethora of hotel options.  Selecting a place to stay can be stressful, so I’m going to help reduce that anxiety.

Consider these things:  how many people in your party, if you want to stay on-site or off, your budget, and what your priorities are.

See?  That wasn’t so bad.

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Just a few more things to know…..

Hotels in this area can be placed into three different categories:

  1. DLR Resorts – there are three with direct access to the parks or are a monorail ride away
  2. Good Neighbor Hotels – “Disney approved” hotels with ticket purchasing access at the front desk
  3. Independent Hotels – independent hotels with no relationship to Disneyland

A few additional things to consider:

  • Independent/Good Neighbor hotels can often be a shorter walk from the park than DLR Resorts.
  • DLR Resorts offer perks such as charging privileges, Extra Magic Hours, and package delivery service.
  • DLR Resorts have Disney themed restaurants, making character interaction easy and fun.
  • Offsite hotels in this area offer great money-saving perks like free breakfast.
  • DLR Resorts are VERY strict regarding room occupancy.

No two options are alike, so I’ve detailed each in the chart below.

DLR Hotels

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Hotel Name Category Price Trip Advisor Rating Transportation Free Breakfast Parking per day Misc
Paradise Pier DLR $300 4 Monorail no $15 Rooftop pool
Disneyland Hotel DLR $333 4 Monorail no $15 Large pool with slides
Grand Californian DLR $409 4 At the Park no $15 Entrance into California Adventure
Anabella Hotel Good Neighbor $119 3.5 walking no $15
Anaheim Camelot Inn and Suites Good Neighbor $129 4 walking no $9
Anaheim Fairfield Inn Good Neighbor $189 4 walking no $11
Anaheim Marriott Hotel Good Neighbor $239 4 walking no $24
Anaheim Portofino Inn and Suites Good Neighbor $129 3.5 walking no free Stroller and beach gear rentals on site
Anaheim Residence Inn Maingate Good Neighbor $179 4 walking yes, warm free large breakfast buffet
Best Western Plus Ahaheim Inn Good Neighbor $139 4 walking no free
Best Western Plus Park Place Inn and Mini-Suites Good Neighbor $159 4 walking yes, cold $10
Best Western Plus Pavilions Good Neighbor $138 4 walking no free
Best Western Plus Raffles Inn and Suites Good Neighbor $89 3.5 walking yes, cold free
Best Western Plus Stoval's Inn Good Neighbor $154 4 walking yes, warm $10
Candy Cane Inn Good Neighbor $134 4 walking yes, warm free
Carousel Inn and Suites Good Neighbor $260 3 walking no $10
Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort Good Neighbor $109 3 walking no $14
Cortona Inn and Suites Good Neighbor $109 3.5 walking yes, warm free
Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Good Neighbor $189 4 walking no $14
Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort Good Neighbor $107 4 shuttle no $12
Desert Palm Inn and Suites Good Neighbor $308 4 walking no free
Doubletree Suites by Hilton Good Neighbor $189 4.5 shuttle no $16
Embassy Suites Anaheim South Good Neighbor $132 4 shuttle ($5) yes, warm $12 cooked to order free breakfast and free cocktails at evening reception
Hampton Inn and Suites Good Neighbor $110 4 shuttle yes, warm $12
Hilton Anaheim Good Neighbor $239 3.5 walking no $16 "Disney view" rooms
Hilton Garden Inn Good Neighbor $113 4 shuttle no $12
Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort Good Neighbor $79 3.5 shuttle no $12
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Good Neighbor $239 4 walking no $10
Homewood Suites by Hilton Good Neighbor $189 3.5 shuttle no $12
Hotel Menage Good Neighbor $179 4 walking no $10 boasts great view of fireworks
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel Good Neighbor $127 4.5 walking no free
Hyatt Regency Orange County Good Neighbor $99 4 shuttle no $16
Motel 6 Anaheim Maingate Good Neighbor $86 4 walking no free
Quality Inn and Suites Good Neighbor $96 3.5 walking yes, warm $5
Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Good Neighbor $89 4 walking no $14
Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area Good Neighbor $229 4 walking no free
Sheraton Anaheim Hotel Good Neighbor $149 3.5 shuttle no $14
Sheraton Park Anaheim Resort Good Neighbor $129 4 walking no $16
Staybridge Suites Anaheim Resort Good Neighbor $300 4 shuttle no free
Tropicana Inn and Suites Good Neighbor $119 3.5 walking no $9
Park Vue Inn Independent $134 4 walking yes, warm free
Best Western Courtesy Inn Independent $149 3.5 walking yes, cold free
La Quinta Inn and Suites Anaheim Disneyland Independent $109 3 shuttle yes, cold free
Ramada Plaza Anaheim Independent $136 4 walking yes, cold free
Alpine Inn Independent $109 4 walking yes, cold free
Super 8 Anaheim/Near Disneyland Independent $89 3 walking or tram yes, cold free
Grand Legacy at the Park Good Neighbor $179 4 walking yes, warm $12 heated pool & rooftop lounge
Anaheim Plaza Hotel and Suites Independent $119 3.5 walking no $4
Abby's Anaheimer Inn Independent $69 3 walking yes, cold free
Days Inn Disneyland West Independent $89 3 yes, cold free
Castle Inn and Suites Independent $198 3.5 walking no free
Anaheim Islander Inn and Suites Independent $109 4 walking yes, cold free
Anaheim Jolly Roger Independent $89 3 walking no free
Stanford Inn and Suites (used to be Comfort Inn) Independent $109 3.5 walking yes, warm free
Del Sol Inn Independent $160 4 walking yes, cold free fireworks terrace
Anaheim Hacienda Inn and Suites Independent $69 2 walking no free
Anaheim Discovery Inn and Suites Independent $79 2 walking yes, cold free
Anaheim Carriage Inn Independent $79 2 walking yes, cold free
Econo Lodge Maingate Independent $96 3 walking yes, cold free
Comfort Inn and Suites Independent $129 4 walking yes, warm free
Hotel Indigo Maingate Independent $189 4 walking no free

Now to Step 3 – Make a Daily Plan!