The original Disneyland Hotel, an in-depth review, video and deals for your Disneyland vacation.
The original Disneyland Hotel, full of history and quintessential Disney magic. Here’s everything you need to know about the original Disneyland Hotel, along with details you don’t want to miss.
The Disneyland Hotel Quick Details
The Disneyland Hotel is made up of three towers overlooking Disneyland Resort—Adventure, Fantasy and Frontier, named after the three original lands in Disneyland Park.
As the original on property hotel, Disneyland Hotel is an iconic family vacation resort. Featuring 973 rooms with classic Disney elements at every turn including artfully crafted light up headboards showcasing Sleeping Beauty Castle complete with fiber optic fireworks to help you fall asleep each night.
A unique collection of themed suites are also available including Mickey Mouse Penthouse, Pirates of the Caribbean Suite, Adventureland Suite, Big Thunder Suite and Fairy Tale Suite.
What time is Disneyland Hotel check in?
You may check in anytime, but rooms are available after 3:00 pm. Be sure to arrive early if you plan to go into the parks on the day of your arrival and utilize Extra Magic Hour. The front desk will issue you room keys to access the pool and Extra Magic Hour (valid theme park admission required). If you need to hold your luggage at the hotel, Bell Services can take care of that for you as well.
What is the Disneyland Hotel address?
The Disneyland Hotel is located at 1150 Magic Way, Anaheim, CA 92802.
What is the Disneyland Hotel phone number?
To contact the Disneyland Hotel directly, call 714-778-6600.
Want a late check out?
Normal hotel check out time is 11:00 am, but late check outs are permitted by request and may require an additional fee. Simply call the front desk for more information. If you just need a place to store your luggage after check out, bell services can handle that for you at no additional cost.
Disneyland Hotel Lobby & Towers
Anyone with affection for Disney history will enjoy staying in this hotel and wandering through the public areas with many points of interest. Inside you can explore art displays and seasonal exhibits. Outdoors, there are tons of gardens and walking paths to wander.
As you arrive to check in at the Fantasy tower, giant tea cups await in the lobby, along with a TV and seating area for kids. A gift shop and more welcome you to this land of Fantasy.
We loved taking family photos around the property early in the morning and had lots of time to explore without a rush.
We had a lot of fun in the Rose Garden, where they host weddings, vow renewals and private events. Here we are practicing for our vow renewal someday ;).
Want more information on Disneyland weddings? All the details for planning a fairy tale Disneyland wedding here. We stayed in the Adventure Tower which is closest to Downtown Disney. You can request specific towers at check-in, but all are lovely and have the same in-room decor.
My next best tower to request is the Fantasy Tower, simply because of proximity to the parks. The Frontier Tower is the farthest away, but has great access to the famous Disneyland Hotel swimming pool.
When I checked in early, there were some Frontier Tower rooms available, but I opted to wait for a room in the Adventure Tower instead. You really can’t go wrong with any of the towers onsite and I plan to stay in all of them!
Disneyland Hotel Parking
If you’re staying at the Disneyland Hotel, expect to pay the $25 nightly fee for self-parking, with valet service at $35 per night, per vehicle. The parking lot has a secure entrance and is easily accessible throughout your stay. We pulled up to the front lobby to unload our luggage before parking at self-parking.
Disneyland Hotel parking deal: use self-parking and save $10 each night over valet. Make it even more convenient by dropping off your party and luggage at the main entrance while you drive to self-parking. The other adult can get a spot in line to check in, saving you a bit more time as well.
Remember, if you’re dining at select hotel table-service restaurants, and not staying at the hotel, you will receive 3 hours free parking from Goofy’s Kitchen, including character dining, with validation or 5 hours free parking with validation from Steakhouse 55.
If you are visiting the theme parks only, do not park in Disneyland Hotel parking. Read more details on parking at Disneyland Resort here.
Disneyland Hotel Exclusive Access
One of my favorite perks of staying onsite is Extra Magic Hour. Guests who are staying at the Disneyland Hotel get access to California Adventure park an entire hour earlier than the general public. Extra Magic Hour alternates days, the full details here.
How do I get into California Adventure during Extra Magic Hour? Use your hotel room key (with valid dates listed) to show attendants at the park entry point in the morning. Your entire hotel party may enter the park with you (with one hotel room key), provided your room key dates are valid and everyone has theme park admission.
Can guests of the Disneyland Hotel use the Grand Californian entrance to California Adventure? No, this entrance is only available for Grand Californian Hotel guests with valid theme park admission in the morning. Later in the afternoon, Disney cast members may allow anyone with valid theme park admission to use the entrance as well.
Disneyland Hotel exclusive park hours deal: Guest staying at the Disneyland Hotel get access to Extra Magic Hour, like I mentioned above. Extra Magic Hour is a huge perk of staying on-site at Disneyland Resort. Extra Magic Hour is offered each day of your visit, with valid theme park admission. Read all about Extra Magic Hour here. While this deal isn’t exactly a discount, it does get you more time in the parks and maximizes your cost-per-hour ratio.
Disney California Adventure bonus access! Don’t forget, guests staying at Disney properties can sign up for an early morning power walk through the park before it even opens!
The Disneyland Hotel Rooms
The rooms at Disneyland Hotel are exactly what I wanted to see and feel, being completely soaked up in the magic and wrapped in the Disney bubble during my family vacation. Our room was fresh, clean, comfortable and convenient.
Want to know what’s even more magical about staying at a true original? The headboards! Flip the switch and it lights up with fireworks and the tune of “a dream is a wish your heart makes.” I may have also used that soft sounding music to wake my kids up each morning :). It’s magical beyond belief. Bonus Tip: Print your Disneyland vacation itinerary with step by step ride guides here.
Disneyland Hotel room deal: Book your stay and tickets in a package through my partner with a low-price guarantee. You’ll get access to discount Disneyland tickets, discount Disneyland Hotel rooms and an additional savings. Use promo code DisneylandPlan when you book. Remember, if you find a better deal elsewhere, they will match it (including any additional perks like gift cards offered occasionally through merchants like Costco).
Disneyland Hotel Room descriptions:
- Standard View has views of trees and/or parking Area. Available in several configurations sleeping up to 5 adults. 1 King, 2 Queens or 2 Queens and 1 Day bed. Rooms with tub/shower combo.
- Deluxe View is the type of room that overlooks the pool area. 1 King, 2 Queens or 2 Queens and 1 Day bed. Rooms with tub/shower combo.
- Premium View (this room type view is featured in the photo above) offers views of the pool or Disney , sleeps up to 5 adults with 2 Queens or 2 Queens and 1 Day bed or 1 King. Shower and tub combo in bathroom.
- Premium Downtown Disney View shows off views of Downtown Disney , sleeps up to 5 adults with 2 Queens or 2 Queens and 1 Day bed or 1 King. Shower and tub combo in bathroom.
Disneyland Hotel Club Level Hotel Rooms
Club-level service is a step above, and Disneyland Hotel is ready to bring it. If it’s in your budget, club-level rooms offer the following amenities during your stay:
- Continental breakfast from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM atop the Adventureland Tower
- Snacks from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, including a fully stocked fridge full of drinks and sodas
- Wine and cheese reception from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
- Cookies and desserts, like the ones pictured above from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Fireworks viewing in the E-Ticket Club
- Personal assistance from the Concierge Staff
Disneyland Hotel Suites
If you’re ready to have access to Disneyland Resort in style, Disneyland Hotel suites are just the E-ticket. You can choose from a variety of suites including 1 bedroom (sleeps up to 6), 2 bedroom (sleeps up to 11), 3 bedroom (sleeps up to 14) and signature themed suites (sleeps up to 6) which are named Adventureland, Big Thunder, Fairy tale, Mickey Mouse Penthouse and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Let’s take a look inside the Disneyland Hotel suites with photos courtesy of Disneyland Resort.
Disneyland Hotel Adventureland Suite
Disneyland Hotel Big Thunder Suite
Disneyland Hotel Fairy Tale Suite
Disneyland Hotel Pirates of the Caribbean Suite
Disneyland Hotel Pool
Now that I have you day dreaming and counting your pennies from those suite photos, let’s dive into a bit of luxury that every guest can use!
Guests often rate the Disneyland Hotel pool as their favorite of all the pools at the Disneyland Resort. It pays tribute to the old ticket books from Disneyland’s earlier era.
There are three pool and water areas within the center of the Disneyland Hotel: E-ticket, D-ticket and Monorail slides with splash area. There are also hot tubs, free life jackets and poolside cabanas. Find out about the extensive list of amenities like laundry, business center, shopping and more here.
There’s tons of lounge chairs and umbrellas throughout the pool area, but you’ll want to arrive early if you plan on spending the entire day at the pool. I also noticed the pool was much less crowded during the evening hours.
Disneyland Hotel Pool Cabanas
We went all in and booked a full day cabana at the Disneyland Hotel, which you can schedule 60 days in advance. The cabana was perfect for our family and we stayed there until the very last minute.
It was also the 4th of July, and I knew poolside spots would be scarce. If you’re planning an entire day by the pool (and you totally should!), I suggest getting a cabana on the day you check in or out, to maximize the fun and magic.
Your Disneyland Hotel pool cabana comes stocked with:
- Plenty of seating with a couch, loveseat and two loungers.
- Fresh towels, sunglasses cleaner and a small bottle of sunscreen.
- Shade and sun under your private cabana and a large umbrella out front.
- Complimentary fruit tray and bottles of water upon arrival.
- Dedicated cast members for towel refreshing or food and drink orders.
- Mini fridge, TV, safe and ceiling fan.
How much does a Disneyland cabana cost?
Poolside cabanas at the Disneyland Hotel are $299 for a full day (9:30am-6:00pm) and $249 for a half day (9:30am-1:30pm or 2:00pm-6:00pm). You can book at 60 days out by calling 714-778-6600.
My kids even took naps inside the cabana! We ordered lunch, played in the water, rode the Monorail slides and had an amazing time. Now that I’ve had a taste of cabana life, I probably won’t do it any other way.
Bonus Tip: Guests staying at the Disneyland Hotel can also use the pool at Paradise Pier Hotel and reserve cabanas at Grand Californian. You cannot access the Grand’s pool, however, unless you have a cabana reservation.
Disneyland Hotel Dining
There is no shortage of places to eat at the Disneyland Hotel! You’ll find a huge variety of entrees for all meals of the day, including date night options and family friendly fare.
- Fine dining is available at Steakhouse 55
- Goofy’s Kitchen character dining for breakfast and dinner.
- Tangaroa Terrace is open for quick bites and Dole Whips!
- Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar is a favorite for adults on a casual night out.
- Room service is also available for late meals or midnight snacks.
There are so many reasons to choose the original Disney hotel in Anaheim for your next vacation, I think we’ve only scratched the surface.
Even though it’s priced higher than most area hotels, the comfort, service and exclusive Disney perks are just some of the reasons why everyone should stay here at least once. Tell us, have you stayed at The Disneyland Hotel?