Taking a family to Disneyland can be an expensive business. Many families economize by cooking for themselves to minimize restaurant spending. But unless you are a fan of cold meals or the heat-and-run school of cooking, it's not always easy. While a large percentage of the suite hotels near Disneyland provide microwaves, refrigerators and coffee-making facilities, not many have fully equipped kitchenettes. A handful that do are worth considering and booking early.
Marriott Residence Inns, Anaheim
Marriott Residence Inns have several all-suite hotels with kitchens close to Disneyland. The pet-friendly suites are economical family options for longer stays. Their fully equipped kitchens have full-size refrigerators, stoves, ovens, microwave ovens, dishwashers and coffee makers, plus dishes, pots and pans and utensils. The closest to Disneyland are the Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate, half a mile from the entrance; and the Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area/Garden Grove, about a mile from Disneyland. Marriott Residence Inns provide grocery shopping service and complimentary hot breakfast buffet.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim-Main Gate Area
This hotel has one-bedroom suites with extra sofa-bed accommodation in the separate living area. One mile from the Disneyland Resort, the hotel provides a shuttle service for a small fee. Kitchenettes at the Homewood Suites lack conventional ovens, but do have microwave ovens, as well as granite worktops, full-sized refrigerators, two-burner stovetops, dishwashers and coffee makers, plus dishes, pots and pans and utensils. The hotel also provides complimentary grocery shopping, breakfast and a welcome reception with light meals, salads, soft drinks, beer and wine on weeknights.
Staybridge Suites Anaheim
One mile from Disneyland, the Staybridge Suites is a 143-room, all-suite hotel offering studio, one- and two-bedroom units. Kitchens include full refrigerators, dishwashers, stove, toaster and microwave oven but no conventional oven. A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is available and a Sundowner reception, with drinks and snacks, if offered Tuesday to Thursday evenings. The hotel has an on-site fitness center, a whirlpool spa and an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel operates a pay-per-minute booking line.
Hotel Peppertree Kitchen Suites
The Hotel Peppertree offers 400-square-foot studios and 800-square-foot suites that open onto private patios or enclosed fountain courtyards. Suites feature rustic, Spanish-style decor with handmade furniture from Guadalajara and hand-forged light fittings. Kitchens lack dishwashers but are otherwise equipped with refrigerators, microwave ovens, stovetop and oven and a coffee and tea maker, plus basic cooking and eating equipment. A hot, cooked breakfast is offered at a price per room. The hotel has special extended-stay packages for business travelers.
- Marriott Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate: Maps and Transportation
- Marriott Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Area: Maps and Transportation
- Homewood Suites; 12005 Harbor Boulevard; Garden Grove; California 92840; 714-740-1800
- Staybridge Suites Anaheim-Resort Area; 1855 S. Manchester Ave; Anaheim; CA 92802; 0871 423 4876
- Hotel Peppertree Kitchen Suites: Contact