Hotels in Anaheim, California Near Disneyland

by Laura Latzko

Disneyland Park offers Disney character interactions, the Sleeping Beauty castle, an Old West section with a railroad ride and Mickey Mouse's town with character-themed rides. Hotels near the park are also within a short drive of professional baseball and hockey stadiums, an outdoor shopping complex, the Bowers Museum and the Flightdeck Air Combat Center. Area hotels, which are representative of the resort, luxury and budget hotels in Anaheim, offer heated swimming pools or game rooms.

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Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Located inside the Disneyland Resort, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa sells tickets to Disneyland’s Park and Disney’s California Adventure Park. A lobby with chandeliers and natural lighting, a fireplace and public areas with wood paneling add to the hotel’s natural ambiance. Pools at this family-friendly resort have a turtle-shaped fountain, water slide and private cabanas; and a Pinocchio-themed room has arts and crafts activities, children’s movies and games. For adults, the on-site spa offers Balinese and stone therapy massages and a salon that provides teeth whitening treatments. Resort staff take Disney toys and sleeping bags to guestrooms upon request. Suites come with Disney decorations, free sodas and fruit, access to a wine and cheese social hour and a small selection of family-friendly movies; villas feature washer, dryer, deep soaking tub, furnished balcony or patio, pool table or bunk beds. Hotel dining choices include a cafe with Disney character-themed breakfasts, a restaurant with Napa Valley wines and a snack shop with Mickey Mouse-themed waffles.

Fairfield Inn Anaheim Disneyland Resort

The Fairfield Inn Anaheim Disneyland Resort sits across the street from the Disneyland Resort. The Disney-themed hotel features a children’s lobby with a Mickey Mouse statue and Disney toys; guestrooms and suites have paintings and furniture decorated with Disney characters. A game room provides interactive video games, including dancing games, and the hotel has an on-site Pizza Hut Express and Seattle’s Best Coffee. A market area sells wine, beer, ready-made sandwiches and snacks; an in-house American-style restaurant provides room service. Some guestrooms come with views of the Disneyland Resort, mini refrigerators and sleeper sofas. Hotel packages include two pizzas per night and balloons; or two pizzas, popcorn and one on-demand movie every night or one on-demand movie and a gift card to the Disneyland Resort.

Desert Inn & Suites

Located within walking distance of Disneyland Resort, Desert Inn & Suites offers a homey atmosphere, with an outdoor breakfast area with patio furniture, a rooftop sundeck with lounging chairs and guestrooms with two-person spa tubs. Suites come with up to two bedrooms and as many as four queen-sized beds plus one or two bathrooms. Some suites have two or three TVs. Unlike other hotels near Disneyland Park, Desert Inn & Suites has a heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub. The hotel is within walking distance of Downtown Disney District restaurants, including the House of Blues Anaheim, Joe’s Crab Shack and the Anaheim White House Restaurant.

Anabella Hotel

The Anabella Hotel, which sits across from the Disneyland Resort, offers views of the Disney fireworks shows. Features that add to the tropical and homey atmosphere are a courtyard-style entrance and pool areas filled with palm trees, a lighted fountain, a garden with tropical plants, a lobby lounge with fireplace, an outdoor sitting area with cafe-style tables and an indoor breakfast area with flowers on every table. An on-site fine-dining restaurant offers steak, seafood and rib dishesl and the hotel regularly hosts live musicians and singers by the outdoor pools. The fitness center has weightlifting equipment and free weights, and there's also an on-site beauty salon. Guestrooms and suites come with garden view, private patio or day beds. Among the packages offered by the Anabella is the romantic Hideway Package for couples.

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