Hotel Suites With Kitchenettes Near Disneyland

by Ellen Falconetti

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.


About the Author

Ellen Falconetti has written professionally since 1981. Her work has appeared in major newspapers in England and the U.S.A. as well as on a variety of websites and mobile media. Falconetti specializes in travel, lifestyle, telecoms and technology. She has Bachelor of Science in speech and journalism from Syracuse University and a master's degree in creative writing from a British university.