STAYING AT THE DISNEYLAND HOTEL // DISNEYLAND RESORT

The Disneyland Hotel is iconic. With the name Disneyland in it's name you know it's got to be good! They've recently updated the pool area and many of the rooms so the hotel amenities are quite amazing! While the Disneyland Hotel is not my absolute favorite Disneyland Resort hotel, it's definitely one way to make your stay have a little more of that Disney magic that they are so famous for and I would stay there in a heartbeat if I could! I mean, just look how gorgeous it is!




Price: 

Of the 3 Disneyland Resort hotels, the Disneyland Hotel falls in the middle. It's more expensive than a fancier non-Disney property hotel, but cheaper than Disney's Grand Californian hotel. Starting around $350+ a night depending on whether it is peak or off season.

Rooms:

The rooms are fun and classic, the perfect blend of paying tribute to the early Disneyland years! The headboards of the bed have a light up Sleeping Beauty castle which is one of my favorite parts about the rooms! There is also timeless artwork framed on the walls.

Dining:

Goofy's Kitchen is a Character Dining located inside the hotel. This is my favorite dinnertime character dining. Character Dining is always pricey but Goofy's Kitchen is worth it! It's buffet style, all you can eat and the food is actually really good! You'll get a picture with Goofy in his chef hat before your dinner starts, and then the characters come around to your table as you eat for personalized meet and greets. Minnie is usually there along with Chip & Dale, and at least 1 princess usually too! Learn more about Goofy's Kitchen here. 

Steakhouse 55 is a fancier table service restaurant. Although not a character dining it is recommended that you make reservations ahead of time to ensure you can get in. It costs about the same as a character dining. They do offer breakfast and dinner, and although I've never eaten there, it looks divine.

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar offers specialty drinks, beer, wine and some yummy appetizers. It's located just outside the hotel.

Tanagroa Terrace offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and is a quick service restaurant if you're looking for cheaper and faster!

The Coffee House offers sandwiches, salads, pastries snacks as well as quite obviously coffees and iced coffees.

Activities: 

On select nights you can watch a movie under the stars at the Disneyland Hotel! They take place on the Magic Kingdom lawn, there are chairs or beach towels provided to sit on and you can bring your own snacks. How magical to watch a Disney movie at the happiest place on earth!

3 Pools- The E ticket, D ticket, and Monorail pools are a great way to cool off and relax. The Monorail pools contains two huge waterslides! And the E ticket & D ticket pools are more designed for the relaxing guest.

Get Up & Go Power Walk through California Adventure Park is an activity available to Disneyland hotel guests. It is a 15 minute, one mile walk that will get you a little bit of morning exercise, and a look at the park before it opens.

The Happiest Hotel on Earth tour is a journey through the history and design of the Disneyland hotel. It's a one hour walking tour, and while it is free you'll need to sign up in advance. 

Overall: 

The Disneyland hotel is a classic. Plus, who wouldn't want to stay at the Disneyland hotel for their Disneyland vacation. I love that this hotel is a middle option for staying at the Disney Resort hotels. It feels upscale, but not too fancy that it can't be family friendly. The rooms are magical, the service is magical and the pools are amazing!

Do you have a favorite hotel to stay at in Disneyland? 

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3 comments:

Hayli De Jong said...

my husband and i were just thinking that we need to go to disney next summer!

Becky Ginther said...

I leave for my first trip to Disneyland in less than two weeks! I would love to stay at the Disneyland hotel but we don't have the money for it so we're at a Good Neighbor Hotel. I'll definitely be stopping by to see it though!

ladylikelily said...

I went to Disney's California Adventure a few weeks ago and was debating of staying at the hotel. It's very pricey, but I really want to experience it at least once. Perhaps next year.

P.s. Your blog is so cute!

Lily Nguyen