Recommended off-site hotels in the Disneyland Resort area

Yes! I get overwhelmed at all the options for WDW with or without the help of a TA, but DLR I know pretty much it’s just up to me & am happy to hunt for myself! You’re welcome & happy planning!

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Grand Legacy isn’t bad if you can get a good deal, its really close to the park!! We have also stayed at the hyatt house and love it too, its right above a Walgreen, which is super convenient

Ouch. Seeing this thread pop back up hit me in the gut. :persevere::weary:

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I’m wondering if you’ll have to have a resort stay to get first dibs on reservations for DL, like you did for WDW. I just went to WDW beginning of august, but it didnt seem to help, I am missing DL more than ever right now!!

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Oh for sure! They will definitely have enough park reservations for anyone staying onsite. APs will be the most restricted.

Which is really going to suck for me, because I’m having a hard time justifying 576 for a night when I can stay at Hilton for 101. But I have AP, so I’m worried that without the resort stay i won’t get a res

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Me too! We had a great time in Orlando, but I am even more desperate to get back to DL now.

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Keep an eye out for the reservation system announcements and make sure to log on right away - you just might get a spot. Then if you don’t, go ahead and book a reservation onsite if it’s worth it to you.

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What are the recommendations for close hotels to Disneyland in 2023?

I am leaning towards Howard Johnson

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Provost Park Pass put out this video of 7 of the closest hotels. They all look good. https://youtu.be/uUP3ltt9zMY?si=jHzlDcu_02yvuYBJ

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Depending on your needs, my favorite is the Hilton Homewood Suites on Harbor. It is a studio apt with the option of separate bedroom. I like having the full kitchen, especially the full size fridge. I don’t cook, but it nice instead of having to keep an ice chest for the week. It is close enough for a longer walk or you can take a bus/shuttle.

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i am debating between howard johnson anaheim or the courtyard marriott

more towards hojo because marriott seems to all be nonrefundable and i just need that peace of mind that i can change my mind and cancel a few days before .

park vue inn was a top choice but the reviews grossed me out with the dirty floors and plumbing issues and black water. it was just too much of a reoccurring theme each place i looked for reviews.
the website rooms DO look different that the ones online, so i dont know if it has been updated or not.

DD wants a bunk bed and hojo has that.

not sure if we would use the waterpark .

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and the last time i went there 7 years ago, we stayed at hotel indigo. it was bright and clean but i felt like it was “too far” of a walk .

not sure if hojo is that same distance, but if it is i would consider hotel indigo again if it was least expensive.

also was curious about the anaheim hotel.

1- hojo
2- courtyard
3- Anaheim hotel ??
4- hotel indigo-- maybe if price was significantly less than the others.

i feel like i am used to paying so much less for a much cleaner room at WDW

We’ve stayed at Park Vue numerous times and never had any issues. Wish they would restart the free breakfast though.

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Yes, I miss it too! We had a stay there planned for end of Feb 2020 and I remember being slightly disappointed they were switching from a free hot to continental. We decided to cancel that trip so didn’t even experience what their continental offering was, but we had many trips before that with their free hot bfast and it was always great. And was super bummed they never brought it back.

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Candy Cane Inn was closed for a long time for a remodel, but it was well worth it. We stayed there in February and were very pleased. Offsite but has a Disney “feel”. Clean comfortable rooms, nice landscaping, good free breakfast, friendly attentive staff.

It’s a short walk to the parks but the trolley is a nice option if you don’t feel like walking. I also enjoyed not having to cross Harbor after nighttime shows.

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Noticing this thread hasn’t been active in nearly a year. And, original list is from 2014. What do people have to say about the original list now? Wondering about the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort? What hotel can you get for under $200/night with pool/parking (for fee), and walkable (under 15-20min walk)?

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Check Castle Inn and Suites? We just stayed there in May and were VERY happy.
Free parking.

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The Annabella no longer exists and I have no idea about the Alamo Inn, but everything else is one I’ve heard of and mostly agreed with above assessments. And we have stayed at all that I’ve heard of except the Homewood Suites or Howard Johnson.

Our favorite is the Park Vue. It’s not going to be under $200/night but it includes parking, has a decent pool and you can’t beat that walk except for the wings of the Grand Californian where your room is close to the theme park entrance.

Other notable hotels missing from this list that would be good to check out and price are Castle Inn & Suites, Grand Legacy, The Anaheim, Camelot Inn & Suites and then there are some new (well, newer than this list) Marriott hotels including Residence Inn at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center, Springhill Suites Convention Center, Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance. And then another couple I’ve heard good things about but never found a good enough rate to try them out OR ended up sticking with the Park Vue anyway are: Candy Cane Inn, Desert Palms, Hotel Lulu, Hotel Indigo, & Anaheim Majestic Garden (this one is not easily walkable but does provide a free shuttle).

And then my tactic is usually just to look up all of the hotels running down Harbor that are well rated (anything on the list here will be at least good, if not great), and then go with the cheapest/closest and that usually is why we end up picking Park Vue, they aren’t always the cheapest but once we factor in paying for parking it’s not a whole lot more and the walk is so so so short (cross the street and you’re at the pedestrian entrance going into security).

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Thank you so much! I appreciate all the info and have been kind of doing what you recommended. Nice to know about the free/included parking at the Park Vue. Will check it out. Thank you for taking the time to write this thorough & helpful info!

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