If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland, you’ll want a place to stay that makes it convenient to get to and from the park. While most Disneyland area hotels charge a fee for shuttle service, there are a few good options that offer transport to the park on a complimentary basis. Some are so close that you can easily get there on foot, so you won’t even have to worry about transportation at all.
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Located in Garden Grove, Hyatt Regency Orange County is a top pick for families visiting Disney thanks to its unique children’s suites where kids have their very own space for sleeping and playing, while the adults can relax in their own private bedroom. Upgraded rooms even come with a view of the nightly firework display at the park. The property not only hosts two outdoor heated swimming pools, two restaurants serving American and Italian fare, basketball courts, tennis courts and a fitness center. It also offers a free shuttle to Disneyland, located about a mile and a half away.
Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort is a castle-themed property that sits adjacent to Disney’s California Adventure Park while being perfectly situated for easy access to Downtown Disney and Disneyland resort too. Although it’s only a block from Disneyland, it provides a complimentary shuttle to the resort and all of its attractions. Rooms are typical of the Sheraton chain, featuring especially comfy Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds, minibars, refrigerators, and coffeemakers with Starbucks coffee. Its 13 acres of gardens, complete with a koi pond, heated pool and spa tub, are the highlight – and, from here, you can also watch Disney’s popular firework shows. The property also includes a deli, bistro, lounge, gym and laundromat.
The beach-themed Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel sits just a half-mile from a private entrance to Disney California Adventure Park and about a 10-minute walk to the Downtown Disney District, where you can hop on the Disneyland Monorail that will bring you into Disneyland Park. While you’re at the hotel, you can enjoy the outdoor pool that has a water slide along with a wealth of Disney amenities. There are wake-up calls by Disney Characters, while its Paradise Theater with beach chairs and a sand-colored carpet features Disney movies and shows on a TV that sits within a faux sandcastle. The adults can enjoy a break by taking advantage of childcare and children’s activities too.
Disneyland Hotel offers a variety of accommodation options in its Frontier, Adventure and Fantasy towers, named for the original three lands at the park. No matter which you choose, you’ll be just steps away from the Downtown Disney District and a short stroll to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. This luxury hotel boasts nostalgic touches from its past along with modern amenities in spacious, comfortable guest rooms with Mickey accents. Goof’s Kitchen tends to be a big hit with the kids where they can watch Chef Goofy who makes frequent appearances, while adults especially enjoy the prime cuts at Steakhouse 55. The Monorail Pool complex is a popular spot to enjoy swimming in between park visits.
Anaheim Desert Inn and Suites offers an especially convenient location near the entrance to Disneyland, just a five-minute walk to both Disneyland Park and California Adventure. While rooms are basic, they’re not only value-priced, but they’re clean, comfortable and come with mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. The property also hosts an indoor heated pool and hot tub, a game room with video games for kids, a gift shop and a rooftop deck for enjoying those nightly firework shows.
A staple for families looking for budget-friendly accommodation near Disney for decades now, The Candy Cane Inn is a comfortable and affordable Disney option for those who want free shuttle service while avoiding the high cost of the park hotels and other more upscale options. While it sits just 250 yards from the Disneyland main gate, complimentary shuttles leave every 30 minutes when the park is open. Guests can purchase discount Disneyland tickets onsite as well as take advantage of an outdoor pool and fitness center. Breakfast is included in room rates to in the continental breakfast area that opens to the pool terrace for alfresco dining.
It may be worth booking one of the Premium rooms, which offer more space with 360 square feet, overlooking California Adventure while providing limited views of the fireworks. Rollaway beds can be added which provide room for up to five guests. These options also come with DVD players, complimentary video rentals and microwaves, in addition to complimentary breakfast delivery service.
Days Inn and Suites Anaheim at Disneyland Park is another great value option within walking distance of Disneyland, but when your feet just can’t do any more stepping, you can take advantage of the complimentary shuttle to Disneyland. Guests also enjoy free breakfast every morning making it easy to get fueled up for a fun-filled day, and there’s an outdoor swimming pool for enjoying refreshing dips as well. All rooms come with balconies, coffeemakers, mini-fridges and bathrooms with separate showers and tubs. By booking an upgraded room or suite you’ll get a pull-out sofa too.
Disney’s Grand Californian offers unbeatable proximity to Disneyland Resort and exclusive entrance to Disney California Adventure. You just don’t get closer than this, but convenience isn’t all that this property offers. There are a variety of Disney amenities and themed pools with whirlpools as well as water slides that provide the ideal break in between all the rides and other attractions. Rooms feature details like Disney-themed murals and sleeper beds that open to woodland creatures from Bambi. The resort also hosts the lavish Mandara Spa along with four dining and bar venues.