Disneyland Hotel Review
The Disneyland Hotel is a Deluxe Hotel at the Disneyland Resort!
Disneyland Hotel Review
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Location: Disneyland Property
Be surrounded in the spirit and wonder of Disneyland past and present. Stay in the Adventure, Fantasy or Frontier tower, each an homage in sight and sound to the park’s original lands—and delight in the hotel’s sleek, ultra-modern design that surrounds you at every turn. Located just steps from the Downtown Disney District, the hotel is a short stroll to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.
We occasionally stay at the Disneyland Hotel for various reasons, usually for runDisney events and the likes, but we’re typically over at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa any other day. We have our own reasons for this (mostly because of DVC) but we do love the Disneyland Hotel.
The rooms were all redone just a few years ago so they are all new and look great! The one feature that we love is the headboards in each room that light up with fireworks while playing a Cinderella song. It’s really cool! Most rooms are 2 queen beds and if you have 5 guests they will typically give you a 2 queen room with a daybed. All the rooms are spacious and have great amenities with them.
The Disneyland Hotel is made up of 3 towers: Fantasy, Adventure and Frontier. Fantasy is the most desired tower as many claim it is closest to the parks. While it does feature both stores and many of the restaurants and front desk, we don’t quite agree with the closeness. We’d put Adventure Tower as the closest to Downtown Disney and the best views of the parks. Frontier is the furthest tower from the action but nice and quite. All three overlook the pool, a premium you have to pay for like all rooms at a Disney hotel.
Some of our favorite places to eat at Disneyland are located at the Disneyland Hotel. First off, Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. It’s right off the pool and has some of the best drinks at the resort. Plus each night you can listen to some live music and enjoy the lit tiki torches along with some great food options. Great there early as seating is very limited outside and in!
Right next door is the Tangaroa Terrace which serves the best breakfast at Disneyland and for a really great price! Their lunch and dinner offerings are also great including a pulled pork sandwich smothered in Hawaiian BBQ sauce served with sweet potato fries.
Head over to Steakhouse 55 for a luxury meal for breakfast or dinner. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended as they are typically booked. Be sure to read our review on it but most importantly be sure to try their 24 layer chocolate cake. It’s not on the bar menu but ask for it and you’ll be blown away!
The pool has a monorail slide..
…and it’s super awesome. The pool at the Disneyland Hotel is the best on the resort. It features two monorail slides and two separate pools. It also has 2 big whirlpool hot tubs that can hold like 20 people or more. They are big! The pool provides towels for you and swim diapers if you need them.
When you get to the slides guests always wonder if there is a height limit or age that kids have to be to go down the slides. There isn’t. They just need to be able to go down the slide by themselves and be okay. It’s a strange concept to grasp at Disneyland but it works. Parents cannot go down with the kids. It’s one person at a time no matter the age.
- Luxury hotel throughout.
- Amazing views of Downtown Disney and fireworks from Disneyland.
- Tons of great in-house restaurants.
- Monorail slide and several pools.
- Close to the monorail into Disneyland.
- Extra Magic Hour every day of your stay.
- Pricey but what isn’t at Disneyland!
- Not the closest hotel to the parks.
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