Top Water Park Hotels Near Disneyland

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Want to stay at a water park hotel near Disneyland? Top hotels near Disneyland are upping their game and the biggest trend is on site water parks. If you’re looking to relax in the California sun and enjoy a day or two at the pool during your Disneyland vacation, this article is for you!

Disneyland area top water park hotels. I'll save you a seat. The Happiest Blog on Earth.
Disneyland area top water park hotels. I’ll save you a seat. The Happiest Blog on Earth.

A day at the pool is a must-do part of any sunny vacation and water park hotels near Disneyland are prime options. If you’re spending multiple days in the parks, a pool day can definitely serve as a laid-back, recharge for your vacation. I know a lot of families enjoy taking a mid-day break for a quick swim, like I did (in January no less!) when I stayed at Grand Legacy At The Park.

I also recommend swimming the day of check-in since most hotels give you access to the pool even if your room isn’t ready. This is the perfect chance to get the kids really worn out and then tuck them into bed early so you can arrive in time for opening Disneyland.

Another swimming pool tip: If there’s an outdoor shower at the hotel pool, bring your travel size shampoo and let the kids lather up in their swim suits afterwards. And boom, bath time is done. My kids love showers at the pool and it makes the bed time routine move so quickly.

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Top Water Park Hotels Near Disneyland: Disneyland Hotel

op Disneyland area hotel pools
Cool off at the Top Disneyland area hotel pools including the Disneyland Hotel. (Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland)

Water Park: The Disneyland Hotel features Monorail slide, E-Ticket and D-Ticket pools, Mickey and Minnie spa.

Location: On Disneyland Resort property. Access the parks by walking through Downtown Disney, or via Monorail which drops you off in Disneyland’s Tomorrowland.

Price: Summer rates run around $600 a night for standard rooms.

Best for: Families looking to stay at a Disney property when cost is not a concern.

Top Water Park Hotels Near Disneyland: Disney’s Grand Californian

Disneyland area hotel pools
Top Disneyland area hotel pools including the Grand Californian Resort and Spa. (Disneyland Resort)

Water Park: Disney’s Grand Californian Resort and Spa features Fountain pool, Redwood pool with 90 foot waterslide, Mickey children’s pool and Mariposa pool.

Location: On Disneyland Resort property. Access the parks by walking through Downtown Disney, via Monorail to Disneyland Park or to California Adventure through the hotel’s exclusive park entrance.

Price: Summer rates run around $750 a night for standard rooms. Want a discount? Don’t forget to use promo code HAPPIEST10 when booking hotel and tickets with Get Away Today.

Best for: Families looking to stay at a Disney property when cost is not a concern.

Top Water Park Hotels Near Disneyland: Courtyard Anaheim

Top Disneyland area water park hotels including Courtyard Marriott, walking distance to Disneyland main gates.
Top Disneyland area water park hotels including Courtyard Marriott, walking distance to Disneyland main gates.

Water Park: Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance with Surfside Water Park features beach-style entry pools, multiple water slides, fountain features and a drench bucket.

Location: About a 10-15 minute walk to Disneyland gates on Harbor Blvd.

Price: Summer rates run around $400 a night for standard rooms. Search discount Disneyland hotels here.

Best for: Large families; every room in this hotel has bunkbeds and sleeps 6 to a room. The water park accommodates all ages.

Top Water Park Hotels Near Disneyland: Howard Johnson Anaheim

Top Disneyland area water park hotels including Howard Johnson Anaheim, walking distance to Disneyland main gates.
Top Disneyland area water park hotels including Howard Johnson Anaheim, walking distance to Disneyland main gates.

Water Park: Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground with Castaway Cove features water slides and pirate themed fountains and water features.

Location: About a 10-15 minute walk to Disneyland gates on Harbor Blvd.

Price: Summer rates run around $220 a night for standard rooms.

Best for: Castaway Cove is geared for smaller children, but everyone is welcome to play. There’s another standard pool on site as well.

Top Water Park Hotels Near Disneyland: Disney’s Paradise Pier

Disneyland area hotel pools
Top Disneyland area hotel pools including Paradise Pier Hotel. (Disneyland Resort).

Water Park: Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel features California Streamin’ water slide, Paradise pool and children’s area on the 3rd floor rooftop.

Location: On Disneyland Resort property. Access the parks by walking through Downtown Disney, via Monorail or to California Adventure through the hotel’s park entrance.

Price: Summer rates run around $460 a night for standard rooms.

Best for: Families looking to stay at a Disney property when cost is not a concern.

Top Water Park Hotels Near Disneyland: Grand Legacy At The Park

Top Disneyland area water park hotels including Grand Legacy At The Park.
Top Disneyland area water park hotels including Grand Legacy At The Park.

Water Park: Grand Legacy At The Park features a laid back beach-style entry pool, heated year-round and water fountain features.

Location: About a five minute walk to Disneyland gates on Harbor Blvd.

Price: Summer rates start at $180 for a standard room. New for 2018! Enjoy 11% off your stay at Grand Legacy At The Park by using RATE ACCESS CODE: HAPPY. Book your stay now. 

Best for: Families looking to save money without skimping on amenities; the hotel went through a major renovation and added a new tower featuring 2-room suites in 2016. Regular pool for the big kids, and beach entry with fountains is perfect for littles.

Top Water Park Hotels Near Disneyland: Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Water Park: Holiday Inn Express & Suites has a heated pool with splash zone.

Location: About a 15 minute walk to Disneyland gates via Harbor Blvd.

Price: Summer rates start at $180 for a standard room.

Best for: Families looking to save on hotel costs and don’t mind walking to this new hotel (built in 2016) a bit away from the hub of hotels on Harbor.

Honorable Mention

Great Wolf Lodge in nearby Garden Grove is a massive indoor water park that out does all others! The reason it’s only an honorable mention? Great Wolf Lodge is a destination itself, so it’s a fantastic way to add on to your Disneyland vacation.

Which water park hotel near Disneyland catches your eye? Let me know and I’ll save you a lounge chair.

Disneyland expert who also loves the beach, flip flops and pink nail polish.

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