Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort Review

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Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center is a hotel near Disneyland and Disney California Adventure that’s the newest hotel near the Disney Parks. This hotel review features room photos, thoughts on amenities, and more. As a hotel that’s about a 10 minute walk to Disneyland, this review also covers the Hyatt House’s quality as compared to close competitors by Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center.

I’ll start out by admitting I am a bit “biased.” We have had Platinum status with Hyatt for the last several years, and almost always book rooms at Hyatt hotels when we are traveling if they are competitively priced. I put air quotes around biased because I think our actual bias is towards quality. Our experiences with Hyatt have been consistently superior to all other hotel chains. I think Hyatt is one of the top hospitality brands in the world, and I’d say its hotels are better managed than even Disney’s.

I know that might be heresy to some Disney fans, but I suspect most people who have stayed at a Park Hyatt or Grand Hyatt would agree that the service at those hotels is usually superior to Disney Deluxes–for about the same or less money. In our experience, the same could often be said about Hyatt Regency, too. Of course, Disney holds the trump cards of theming and Disney branding, but if you don’t care about these things…

Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center is a Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel, meaning you can book it as a vacation package, but we never recommend doing that. Honestly, “Good Neighbor” status is a meaningless distinction. If you want to know how Hyatt House compares to the competition in my opinion (which is based on the perspective of someone who has stayed in 40+ hotels near Disneyland), check out our Disneyland Hotels Reviews & Rankings post. You can also read our overall comparison of the benefits of staying off-site versus on-site in our Where to Stay at Disneyland post.

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Let’s start this Hyatt House Anaheim review with a look inside the rooms. We stayed in a standard king room, which featured incredibly comfortable bedding plus a large section couch.

Other rooms feature queen beds and bunkbeds. This puts it squarely in competition with the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance, a hotel that we really liked. That hotel is about the same distance from Disneyland (albeit in the other direction). We’d give the edge to the Courtyard in quality, but the Hyatt is cheaper.

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Being a brand new hotel, it’s in great shape. The guest rooms feature a clean, contemporary style with ocean imagery. (This is Southern California, after all.) While it’s nothing lavish, the rooms are nice.

In terms of price, the Hyatt House Anaheim ranges from around $125-200/night, depending upon season. Parking is another $18 (we used to complain about parking fees at Anaheim hotels, but they are becoming the rule rather than the exception); at least there’s self-parking with in/out privileges here.

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I found the sectional couch to be really nice for relaxing with my laptop. It’d likewise be a nice spot for families to sit and play board games or what have you.

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The bathroom is fairly nondescript, but nicer than 80% of hotels in Anaheim.

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I know some families dislike these, but I’m always relieved to see a walk-in shower in a hotel room.

All in all, a pretty solid room, even if the decor and finishings are fairly modest.

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For those keeping score at home, the Hyatt House and Hyatt Place (review on that coming soon) have joined the Hyatt Regency Orange County that has been around longer. With the four-diamond JW Marriott coming soon to Anaheim, you have to wonder whether Hyatt is eyeing the area for a Grand or Park branded hotel. By the time Star Wars Land opens, I think the area could probably sustain one of those luxury hotels.

This brand is touted as offering “upscale home comfort for extended stay guests” but as far as extended stay hotels go, this is priced well above the norm. It seems aimed at long-duration business travelers who are spending 2+ weeks in a given location. (I doubt know who would be in Anaheim on ‘extended business.’)

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Irrespective of that, the reality is that Hyatt House’s core demographic is just like every other hotel in the area: families going to Disneyland and convention attendees.

As it turns out, the extended stay nature of the Hyatt House Anaheim makes it very appealing to families.

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The residentially inspired suites with real kitchens and living rooms is great for families on vacation. Normally, once you start looking at nicer hotels, you (almost inexplicably) lose the kitchen components like a microwave and fridge. Not here.

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Another element that is frequently offered by budget hotels but not nicer ones is complimentary breakfast. Again, this is something included at Hyatt House Anaheim, as the “Morning Spread” breakfast offers both hot and cold items.

On paper (and in photos) this sounds like a tremendous perk, with a fairly robust slate of offerings including made-to-order omelets. In practice, we found almost all of the options on the spread to be pretty awful.

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It’s still better than other continental breakfasts in the area, most of which border on inedible. I’d rank it behind only Park Vue Inn and maybe Desert Palms Hotel & Suites.

On the plus side, Hyatt House has chocolate milk (big win there), a variety of juices, and good coffee that you can take with your walk to Disneyland.

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The Hyatt House Anaheim has an outdoor pool, like virtually every other hotel in the area. It’s pretty nice (and large) by Disneyland-area hotel standards, too.

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There’s also a 24-hour fitness center. Again, large and nice by Disneyland-area hotel standards.

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Overall, the Hyatt House Anaheim is a really appealing hotel option. It feels like a mix between the aforementioned Courtyard Theme Park Entrance and Hotel Indigo, another hotel in the area we like. While it’s not as nice as the Courtyard, it’s also not as expensive. The cheaper price coupled with breakfast being included gives it the edge over both of those hotels. We think this hotel is going to hit the sweet spot for a lot of travelers, particularly families on a moderate budget who want to save money with the in-room fridge and microwave. All things considered, we think this is a top 5 Disneyland-area hotel and our pick for the top Hyatt in Anaheim.

As for figuring out the rest of your Disneyland trip, including how to save money on Disneyland tickets, our Disney packing tips, the best restaurants for dining at Disneyland, and a number of other things, check out our comprehensive Disneyland Trip Planning Guide!

YOUR THOUGHTS…

Have you stayed at Hyatt House Anaheim? Did you enjoy your stay? Did you enjoy the breakfast? What did you think of the guest rooms? Considering this hotel? Do you prefer staying off-site or on-site at Disneyland? Please share your thoughts or questions in the comments section below!

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