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Disneyland Hotel

Until the Grand California Hotel opened in 2001, the Disneyland Hotel had been the premiere hotel around Disneyland for more than 40 years. Though it has used the Disneyland name since it opened, it wasn't unitl 1988 that the Walt Disney Company actually purchased the hotel and began to operate it for itself.

Even if it is now overshadowed by the Grand Californian Hotel, it is operated to the same high standards as always and still has some unique features. If swimming pools are your thing, this hotel has the biggest at any of the three hotels. Though changes have made the Disneyland Monorail station seem farther from the hotel, neither has moved and it using this method for getting to the park in the morning is still a great way to start a day at the park.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Address: 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CA, 92802
  • Resort Phone #: 714-778-6600
  • Resort Fax #: 714-520-6079
  • Book Now: Get rates and more now!
  • Date Opened: 10/5/1955
  • Resort Category: Moderate
  • Room Information
  • # of Buildings: 3 (Dreams Tower, Magic Tower, and Wonder Tower)
  • # of Rooms: 990
  • Room Rates: The standard rooms at the Disneyland Hotel have two views: City/Standard, which are rooms facing away from center area of the resort and Premium which face the central area and pool. The rack prices for these rooms range from $205 for a City View room in the off-season to $345 for a Premium view during the holidays. The hotel also has 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom suites ($460 to $880 per night). Concierge service rooms are also available (all have a Premium view) for $385 to $515.
  • Services Information
  • Concierge Service: Yes, in the Sierra tower.
  • Valet Parking: Yes, $12/day (self parking is included in the $10/day resort fee).
  • Room Service:
  • Internet: Every room has wired high-speed internet (through a somewhat odd DSL system) which is included in the resort fee charged for staying at the hotel. The common areas of the hotel also have free Wi-Fi and extends into nearby guest rooms.
  • Laundry: Both self-service coin operated machines and in-room laundry service are available.
  • Pools and swimming: The Cove Pool and Beach has two calmer pools and a wading pool for kids; a sandy beach and volleyball courts provide the atmosphere. The Never Land Pool is the larger swimming area, including a large water slide and a recreation of Captain Hook's ship. Disneyland Hotel guests can also use the pool at Paradise Pier Hotel.
  • Gym and Exercise: Team Mickey's Workout Room has a full range of basic exercise equipment.
  • Spa: No
  • Turndown service: No
  • Smoking: The Disneyland Hotel does not offer any smoking rooms and smoking is also not allowed on room balconies. It is only allowed in designated outdoor areas at the hotel.
  • Transportation Information
  • On foot: Downtown Disney is adjacent to the Disneyland Hotel. To reach either park on foot walk all the way through Downtown Disney, a 10-15 minute stroll.
  • Bus: Use of the Anaheim Resort Transport system will require walking through Downtown Disney and the Disneyland/DCA Esplanade to the Lion King parking tram loading area.
  • Monorail: To get to the Monorail station, walk into Downtown Disney. The station is just beyond Rainforest Cafe.
 
Dining - Hide Section
  • Other dining — The Coffee House, located near the hotel lobby provides a spot to stop in the morning for a cup of coffee and pastry.
Entertainment and Shows - Hide Section
  • Other Entertainment — The hotel does have a small arcade where people can play. Just of the hotel lobby, in "Goofy's Theater" Disney movies can be found playing throughout the day. If you're lucky, you'll come across live musical performers roaming the grounds.
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The following are recent reviews for the Disneyland Hotel from our Reader Review system. Click the Show All Reviews link to see every review for this location. To browse all reviews in the system, please see this page.


Average Reviewer Rating: 4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5
Number of Disneyland Hotel Reviews: 60
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   Dec. 28 - Jan 1, 2013
Reviewer: JJS California     January 02, 2013
We just returned from a fantastic trip and while there are many things to cheer about, I want to make sure that the hotel gets proper praise. I was on the fence about where to stay and reluctantly went with the DL hotel. Here's my Yelp review (my first Yelp review ever, I might add):

I have stayed at the Disneyland hotel about 5-6 times in the last 20 years and this was my best stay yet. I was considering trying a different hotel for this visit since I wasn't all that thrilled with my last stay, but I'm glad I didn't venture elsewhere. The newly renovated room was very comfortable and well-appointed. Everything was clean and gorgeous. We stayed in the Adventure tower and had a great view which included New Year's Even fireworks. Yes, it is expensive, but to me worth it, especially with the early entry privileges to both parks.

I only have two minor criticisms: the new pool slides close too early. And, at the risk of sounding like spoiled brats, we missed the turn down service that used to be provided. There's something special about returning to the room from a long day in the park to hear a princess reading a bedtime story on the TV and to find chocolates on your pillow. This nice touch was missed by my kids on this trip.
 
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   March 24-29, 2011
Reviewer: B Downey 2 Tacoma, WA     July 15, 2011
For our daughter's 18th birthday & graduation present, we took her to "see Mickey" for a few days. It had been since she was 5 since we stayed at the Disneyland Hotel (aka "Mickey's House"), last. So I decided it'd be extra special to stay here again. I was disappointed to hear about the construction at the hotel, hoping it wouldn't detract from the atmosphere. I was very saddened to hear that the Coi Ponds have been permanently removed. (I used to enjoy walking around the ponds and water falls at night.) However, all was right with the world again after entering our newly remodeled room. Wow is about all we could say. Now I remember why DL Hotel is such a special place (and worth the few extra bucks). I love the remodeled room with all of the little Mickey extras hidden throughout the room & bathroom area. Best of all, the new headboards which light up with Sleeping Beauty's Castle and music which plays When You Wish Upon A Star, is truly magical and a great way to fall into a peaceful sleep. My wife, a new comer to all things Disney & the DL Hotel, was hooked. (This after staying at the Venetian in Vegas) We are going back (to DLR not Vegas) in Sept for our anniversary, and will definatley be staying "at Mickey's house," this time, and each time hereafter. As always, Disney Customer Service was outstanding. Happy Travels.
 
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5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   January, 10-15, 2010
Reviewer: Sgtbrian Spanish Fork, Utah     February 23, 2010
It has always been my dream to stay at the Disneyland Hotel. I have to admit that when I opened the door to my remodeled room in the Dream Tower I was underwhelmed. I don't know what I was expecting, I guess I thought it would be some super immersive disney extravaganza that would make all of my disney dreams come true. After I realized Mickey wasn't going to jump out at me I started to notice all of the subtle disney touches and I fell in love with the room. The bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in! I loved the temperature control. The best part about staying in the hotel was going to the park in the morning. I am used to staying on Harbor blvd and running the gauntlet of hucksters and traffic to get to the park. Not so from the Disneyland Hotel. It was so relaxing to just stroll over to the Monorail through Downtown Disney. Once I realized the quality of the Hotel and the wonderful experience of the seemless transition from the Dream Tower to the park, I was hooked! I am now officially spoiled rotten and will forever be trying to con my wife into spending the extra money to stay in the Disneyland Hotel.
 
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In the Past... - Hide Section
Here you will find a list of selected shows or restaurants that have been removed fromDisneyland Hotel, never to return.

  • Entertainment & Shows
    • Dining
      • Crocs Bits 'n' Bites— Quick snacks and hot grill food. (???? - August 1, 2010)
      • Hook's Pointe— American food with Caribbean influences in this fine restaurant overlooking the Never Land Pool. (April 8, 1999 - July 25, 2010)
      • Wine Cellar— Hidden away in a back corner, this romantic spot hosts an impressive wine list. (April 8, 1999 - July 25, 2010)

Links of Interest - Hide Section

MousePlanet Links

  • A History — Author Don Ballard writes on the early history of the Disneyland Hotel.
  • Concierge Details — Andrew and Jennifer Rich provide the details on conciege-level service at the Disneyland on-property hotels (February 2006).

Offsite Links (we can not vouch for their accuracy or timeliness)



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