Disneyland Area Hotel Reviews & Rankings

Looking for a great hotel near Disneyland and California Adventure? This ranks & reviews 47 of the best and worst hotels in Anaheim, including pros & cons, room photos, and a numerical score based upon walking distance, prices, room quality & size, and amenities. (Updated February 23, 2020.)

Disneyland has seen a hotel explosion in the last few years, and several of the accommodations reviewed here are brand new! With over a dozen new properties and thousands of rooms added, you can often find some great deals, especially during California’s off-season or when events aren’t scheduled at the nearby Anaheim Convention Center.

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Our rankings are based upon firsthand experience through actual stays at all of the hotels–many multiple times. I have stayed at 50+ hotels near Disneyland and this is the only resource ranking so many Anaheim hotels from the perspective of one individual. Every other guide or list is inconsistent due to crowd-sourcing or cobbled together from indirect experience.

Scoring is based upon important objective details that will matter most if you’re planning a vacation to Disneyland Resort…plus some of my opinions. Think of this as the ultimate guide to determine which hotel you should pick once you’ve determined whether you want to stay on-site or off-site during your trip to Anaheim.

Rankings are determined by best total scores, which are out of a possible 30 points in 4 categories. There’s a maximum of 10 points for distance, 8 points for room quality & size, 7 points for cost, and 5 points for amenities. Those odd numbers might seem, well, odd, but they were chosen with careful consideration after a lot of reader feedback.

There’s a possibility what you prioritize in a hotel near Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will differ at least slightly from our scale. In that case, you can glean the selling points of each hotel from its summary, pros & cons, and the sub-divided numerical scores. Accordingly, you should be able to distill these rankings and reviews down into something that’s pertinent to you even if your priorities differ.

For most of you, location and cost are the big ones. For perspective, the average nightly rate at Anaheim hotels was $197 last year, but nightly rates can be significantly higher or lower than that average, depending upon when you visit. I’ve found that hotel prices near Disneyland fluctuate considerably, and while I’ve based my cost score on a matrix of prices for a variety of dates, that does not mean my cost score is definitive for your dates.

Other considerations, like proximity and amenities should be fairly static no matter when you’re visiting. Speaking of which, we’ve heard from a number of readers planning their first visits who don’t have a good bearing on relative locations of these hotels and the parks. We figured it would be helpful to share this map of the Disneyland Resort area, which includes some of the Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels on it (click to enlarge):

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Hopefully, that provides you some context to where these hotels are located. Not every hotel is on there, but you get the idea.

Now, on with the Anaheim/Disneyland-area hotel rankings! Clicking on any hotel name (that’s clickable) or links to the reviews will open the detailed review containing additional photos, info, and thoughts on that hotel in a new window. Let’s check out the rankings…

47. Alamo Inn & Suites

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Alamo Inn & Suites should be the poster child for Hotel Hell. Except, in this case, Alamo Inn is simply a lost cause. This hell-hole should be stayed in by absolutely no one. Don’t risk it. Read and see more in our full Alamo Inn & Suites Review

Pros: Cheap
Cons: Everything else

Scoring
Distance: 4
Room Size & Quality: 1
Cost: 6
Amenities: 1

Total Score: 12

46. Anaheim Maingate Inn

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I’m pretty excited that I did not catch any diseases from this hotel. It’s truly awful, and should be condemned by the city of Anaheim. Read and see more in our full Anaheim Maingate Inn Review

Pros: Cheap
Cons: Everything else

Scoring
Distance: 5
Room Size & Quality: 1
Cost: 6
Amenities: 1

Total Score: 13

45. Rodeway Inn & Suites Anaheim

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Rodeway Inn is a bit on the scary side, but not quite as scary as Alamo Inn & Suites. Another downside is that it’s farther away. Not recommended.

Pros: Cheap; near Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles
Cons: Everything else

Scoring
Distance: 4
Room Size & Quality: 2
Cost: 5
Amenities: 2

Total Score: 13

44. Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

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How Americas Best Value Inn & Suites ranks so highly on TripAdvisor confounds me. This should be viewed for what it is: a budget ‘shower & sleep’ motel that is one of the cheapest hotels within walking distance of Disneyland. That alone is worth something points, but the motel itself is absolutely nothing special. Read and see more in our full Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Review

Pros: Cheap; close to parks
Cons: Smell; room quality; other guests; $3/night resort (lol) fee

Scoring
Distance: 7
Room Size & Quality: 2
Cost: 5
Amenities: 1

Total Score: 15

43. Wyndham Anaheim Resort

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There’s nothing wrong with the Wyndham Anaheim Resort from a quality perspective. However, it can’t even touch the Hyatt Regency Orange County or Anaheim Marriott, which are superior Anaheim Convention Center hotels. This makes me hesitant to recommend it, except to those who have Wyndham loyalty. Read and see more in our full Wyndham Anaheim Review

Pros: Major label amenity set; solid rooms
Cons: Location; not on par with nearby Hyatt, Marriott, or Hilton chains

Scoring
Distance: 4
Room Size & Quality: 5
Cost: 3
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 16

42. Extended Stay America Anaheim Convention Center

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Extended Stay America is often the cheapest 2-star hotel in the Disney South zone on Hotwire’s “Hot Rate” section (we’re talking ~$50/night or less). That makes it a solid hotel if you want to prepare you meals in a full kitchen, but otherwise are fine with a barebones place to stay.

Pros: Cheap; full kitchen
Cons: Very basic; lacking amenities;

Scoring
Distance: 6
Room Size & Quality: 2
Cost: 7
Amenities: 2

Total Score: 17

41. Stanford Inn & Suites

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Stanford Inn really over-delivers for a budget motel in an undesirable location. The rooms are nicer than they conceivably should be, and the rates cannot be beat. Read and see more in our full Stanford Inn & Suites Review

Pros: Great value; surprisingly good rooms
Cons: Location

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Scoring
Distance: 4
Room Size & Quality: 5
Cost: 5
Amenities: 3

Total Score: 17

40. Ayres Hotel Anaheim

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This would rank highly due to its European boutique hotel style with the service of a family-owned mom & pop hotel. Distance from the parks knocks it down in our rankings, but if you’re driving that’s fine. Perfect for a Southern California with a visit to Disneyland being only one part of that trip, as opposed to a Disneyland vacation. Read and see more in our full Ayres Hotel Anaheim Review

Pros: Beautiful rooms; European flair; excellent upkeep.
Cons: Requires driving or Uber

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Scoring
Distance: 1
Room Size & Quality: 7
Cost: 4
Amenities: 5

Total Score: 17

39. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

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Here you’re paying a significant premium for that Disney’s in the name. The reality is that this used to be an ordinary ‘ole off-site hotel that Disney purchased and lightly decorated with a beach theme. If money is an issue, stay at a comparable-quality-but-cheaper off-site hotel. If money is no issue, go for the vastly superior Disneyland Hotel or Grand Californian. Read and see more in our full Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel Review

Pros: Fun beach style; on-site Disneyland Resort perks
Cons: Overpriced and overrated

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Scoring
Distance: 7
Room Size & Quality: 5
Cost: 1
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 17

38. Best Western Courtesy Inn

Best Western Courtesy Inn is a long walk (it’ll take ~25 minutes), but is still a solid option. As far as the rooms go, this hotel is basic, but offers very strong value for money thanks to nice and clean accommodations. Read and see more in our full Best Western Courtesy Inn Review

Pros: Great value; surprisingly good rooms
Cons: Location

Scoring
Distance: 4
Room Size & Quality: 5
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 17

37. Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort Area

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This Holiday Inn is one of the nicer Holiday Inns at which I’ve stayed. The rooms aren’t trendy, but they also aren’t dated, and the slate of amenities is really impressive. The biggest downside is proximity, as it’s about a 30 minute walk, which really pushes the limits of walking distance. Read and see more in our Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort Area Review

Pros: Solid amenities & rooms
Cons: Location

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Scoring
Distance: 4
Room Size & Quality: 5
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 17

36. Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

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Can you really go wrong staying in a castle? Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel tactfully balances what could be a kitschy theme with high-end amenities and modern rooms. The biggest downside is location, back by Mickey & Friends parking structure, but there’s a free shuttle. Read and see more in our full Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel Review

Pros: Modern rooms; nice amenities; recently refurbished; free shuttle
Cons: Long walk through Downtown Disney almost requires using the shuttle or taxi; fees.

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Scoring
Distance: 5
Room Size & Quality: 5
Cost: 3
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 17

35. Cortona Inn & Suites

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Cortona Inn & Suites is one of those “if the price is right” kind of hotels. There’s nothing exemplary about it in any way: the rooms are average, it’s an average (or longer) walk, and the amenities are average. Price is the big wild-card, and sometimes it can be under $100 per night. You won’t regret your stay here…you just won’t remember it, either. It’s a very forgettable hotel. Read and see more in our Cortona Inn & Suites full review.

Pros: Price; clean rooms; decent breakfast.
Cons: No frills

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Scoring
Distance: 5
Room Size & Quality: 4
Cost: 5.5
Amenities: 3

Total Score: 17.5

34. Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Resort

Nestled between Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and the Anaheim Convention Center, this Courtyard is pretty nondescript from the outside. Heck, the main entrance doesn’t even have a marquee. However, the rooms are fairly modern and nice (and not cookie-cutter), and it’s convenient for both the parks and the ACC. We stayed here during the D23 Expo and it was perfect for that.

Pros: Price; well-designed rooms; convenience to ACC & Disneyland
Cons: Modest amenities

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Scoring
Distance: 5
Room Size & Quality: 5
Cost: 5
Amenities: 3

Total Score: 18

33. Desert Palms Hotel & Suites

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Desert Palms Hotel & Suites is a solid hotel, with some nice advantages like indoor hallways and an inviting lobby that make it seem superior to the hotels directly on Harbor Boulevard. The location is really advantageous and the rooms are fairly nice, but the high prices relative to other hotels in its class give us some pause with this one. Read and see more in our full Desert Palms Hotel & Suites Review

Pros: Location; nice ‘pluses’ over other hotels; breakfast
Cons: Price; somewhat dated rooms; resort fee

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Scoring
Distance: 7
Room Size & Quality: 4
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 18

32. Hampton Inn & Suites Anaheim

This Hampton Inn is brand new, and follows the formula of all recent ‘big box’ hotel chains in Anaheim. The rooms aren’t as interesting, but the biggest downside is proximity to Disneyland. You’re looking at about a 25 minute walk to the parks; if not for that, this would be much higher up the list.

Pros: Solid amenities & rooms
Cons: Location

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Scoring
Distance: 4
Room Size & Quality: 6
Cost: 5
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 19

31. Anaheim Camelot Inn & Suites

Location is the main selling point here, as Anaheim Camelot Inn & Suites is directly across the street from Disneyland. Rooms are satisfactory and a good fit for those who will be in the parks all day and only need something for sleeping and showering. The downsides, and why it ranks poorly as compared to other across-the-street options is its price and lack of a free breakfast. If you can score a deal here, it’s a fine option. Read and see more in our full Anaheim Camelot Inn Review

Pros: Location
Cons: Lackluster amenities; “castle surcharge”

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Scoring
Distance: 10
Room Size & Quality: 4
Cost: 3
Amenities: 2

Total Score: 19

30. Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

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A nice-enough hotel for SPG members looking to use or earn points. We found it to be a bit dated both inside and out, and the layout of the rooms leaves a ton to be desired with a ton of wasted space. The grounds are nice and it’s within walking distance of both the Anaheim Convention Center and Disneyland. Read and see more in our full Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort Review

Pros: Major label amenity set; large rooms with balconies; very good location.
Cons: Quality not on par with nearby Hyatt, Marriott, or Hilton chains; too many fees.

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Scoring
Distance: 6
Room Size & Quality: 5
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 19

29. Alpine Inn

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Alpine Inn reminds me a lot of the Desert Inn. The former has more curb appeal with the cute chalet style check-in building, but otherwise it’s a step down from Desert Inn in most regards. Farther from the parks, slightly worse rooms, and slightly more expensive. It’s still a budget hotel that I like, but you can generally get more bang for your buck. Read and see more in our full Alpine Inn Hotel Review

Pros: Quaint chalet style; generally cheap
Cons: Usually better bang-for-buck value accommodations available

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Scoring
Distance: 7
Room Size & Quality: 4
Cost: 5
Amenities: 3

Total Score: 19

28. Hyatt Regency Orange County

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This is really one of my favorite hotels near Disneyland, but it’s a solid 30 minute walk to the parks and isn’t in the best location. If you’re a conventioneer, business traveler, have loyalty to Hyatt, or are willing to take an Uber to/from Disneyland, this will be an ideal option for you. The rooms are nice, service is impeccable, and the amenities are solid. Read and see more in our full Hyatt Regency Orange County Review

Pros: Very nice rooms; robust amenities; adult ambiance in common areas
Cons: Distance to parks; cost; fees

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Scoring
Distance: 4
Room Size & Quality: 7
Cost: 3
Amenities: 5

Total Score: 19

27. Castle Inn & Suites

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Who among us doesn’t want to live in a castle?! Well…probably a lot of the adults out there. Castle Inn & Suites is basically “Medieval Times: The Motel,” and like that dinner show, this feels a lot like the early 90s. However, the rooms do have interesting character and the hotel isn’t altogether dated. Let’s be honest, though, the main reason to stay here is because it’ll make your kids happy. Read and see more in our full Castle Inn & Suites Review

Pros: Sleeping in a $#*% castle!!!; reasonable walk
Cons: Premium rates for sleeping in said castle; somewhat dated

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Scoring
Distance: 8
Room Size & Quality: 4.5
Cost: 4
Amenities: 3

Total Score: 19.5

26. SpringHill Suites Anaheim Maingate

This is one of two very recently-built Springhill Suites near Disneyland. This one doesn’t score quite as well because it’s located behind the Mickey & Friends Parking Structure which makes for a longer walk. Otherwise, it’s every bit as nice. For our personal tastes, the room layout here is nicer, and having some extra space to spread out is always a good thing.

Pros: Clean, modern rooms with nice bedding and sectional couches; family accommodations; included breakfast
Cons: Longer walk from behind Mickey & Friends

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Scoring
Distance: 5
Room Size & Quality: 6
Cost: 4
Amenities: 5

Total Score: 20

25. Candlewood Suites Anaheim Resort Area

Candlewood Suites is another newer, family suite-centric hotel in the Anaheim Resort area. Its rooms are nice, but more compact than other options. Its amenities are not as impressive, thanks to a smaller pool and lack of a free breakfast, but it’s still a solid option. Pricing is often more attractive than its family suite competitors, too.  

Pros: Newness & room size
Cons: Lackluster amenities; location

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Scoring
Distance: 6
Room Size & Quality: 6
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 20

24. Anaheim Marriott

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Anaheim Marriott’s nice rooms and impressive amenities (Starbucks, rental car, fitness center, pool, etc.) catapult it up the list. Unfortunately, the long walk from the hotel to Disneyland does damper our enthusiasm for it a bit, as do the rack rates and fees. If you’re loyal to Marriott or are visiting Anaheim for a convention, this is a good option. Otherwise, you’re almost certainly better off elsewhere. Read and see more in our full Anaheim Marriott Review

Pros: Very nice rooms; robust amenities; futuristic elevators; adult ambiance in common areas
Cons: Distance to parks; cost; fees

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Scoring
Distance: 5
Room Size & Quality: 7
Cost: 3
Amenities: 5

Total Score: 20

23. Clarion Hotel

Clarion Hotel’s dated interior feels like a time capsule, but at least it’s a well-maintained time capsule. Rooms are also surprisingly nice and spacious. Datedness is reflected in the prices, which are the lowest of any hotel this close to Disneyland.

Pros: Bargain pricing and business hotel caliber amenities (albeit dated ones)
Cons: About two decades overdue for a top-to-bottom overhaul

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Scoring
Distance: 6
Room Size & Quality: 4.5
Cost: 6
Amenities: 3.5

Total Score: 20

22. Candy Cane Inn

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Candy Cane Inn is about a decade overdue for a top to bottom refurbishment, and was long ago passed by other hotels in Anaheim. Nevertheless, it is beloved among longtime Disneyland fans for the friendly, family-run nature of the business and its plant-lined grounds. Read and see more in our full Candy Cane Inn Review

Pros: Friendly family-owned hotel; charming style; free shuttle
Cons: Slightly longer walk than across the street hotels; dated rooms

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Scoring
Distance: 8
Room Size & Quality: 4
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 20

21. Hyatt Place Anaheim

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This one is very similar in quality to the higher-ranking Hyatt House, this scores lower for its less comfortable beds, farther distance to the parks, and a higher price point. On the other hand, decor and finishings are nicer here, breakfast is included (as with Hyatt House), and it’s an easy walk to the Toy Story lot where you can catch a free shuttle. Read and see more in our full Hyatt Place Anaheim Review

Pros: Clean, modern rooms with nice bedding and sectional couches; included breakfast
Cons: Cost; parking

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Scoring
Distance: 5
Room Size & Quality: 7
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 20

20. Howard Johnson Anaheim

Once regarded by many Disney fans as the best off-site hotel near Disneyland, one that was a cut above the typical motel in the area. Thanks to a recent refurbishment and room refresh, the HoJo is once again near the top of this list. It’s rooms are nice and spacious, while its grounds are pleasant. Read and see more in our full Howard Johnson Anaheim Review

Pros: Very good pool areas; spacious rooms; easy walk to the parks
Cons: Dated; overpriced for what it is; lacking some basic amenities

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Scoring
Distance: 7
Room Size & Quality: 5
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 20

19. Grand Legacy at the Park

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The standard guest rooms are still lacking here and parking is a mess. With that said, the Grand Legacy is still serviceable, and the guest rooms are sufficient. The reasons you’ll want to stay here are location, dining, pool, and (potentially) price. Read and see more in our full Grand Legacy at the Park Review

Pros: Good dining; directly across the street from Disneyland
Cons: Small & basic rooms; limited parking

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Scoring
Distance: 9
Room Size & Quality: 3.5
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 20.5

18. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson is one of the newest hotels in Anaheim, and follows the recent formula of other popular family suite-centric hotels like the SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn, both of which are higher up this list. The Country Inn is nearly as good as either of those options, with spacious rooms and solid, modern amenities being its biggest selling points. Read and see more in our full Country Inn & Suites Anaheim Review

Pros: Location; newness; room size; pool
Cons: Space utilization; cheap finishings

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Scoring
Distance: 7
Room Size & Quality: 6
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 21

17. Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Convention Center

The Homewood Suites is another new family suite/extended stay style hotel. It follows the same formula as the others mentioned on this list, and offers amenities every bit as nice. It’s a bit of a walk, however it is immediately adjacent to the Toy Story lot, where there’s a free shuttle to the park. A social hour with complimentary beer and wine plus a great free breakfast round out the list of selling points. Read and see more in our full Homewood Suites Review

Pros: Clean, modern rooms; family accommodations; included breakfast & social hour
Cons: Long walk; bland style

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Scoring
Distance: 6.5
Room Size & Quality: 6
Cost: 4
Amenities: 5

Total Score: 21.5

16. Anaheim del Sol Inn

A recent renovation really improved the rooms here, bumping this up considerably. Still, it’s a barebones hotel with a primary selling point being that it’s often the cheapest hotel directly across the street from Disneyland. Read and see more in our full Anaheim del Sol Inn Review

Pros: Location; price
Cons: Very basic rooms & amenities

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Scoring
Distance: 10
Room Size & Quality: 2.5
Cost: 4
Amenities: 2.5

Total Score: 19

15. Fairfield Inn Anaheim Resort

Fairfield Inn Anaheim Resort is a nicely balanced mid-tier name brand hotel that offers close proximity to Disneyland, solid rooms, and a decent slate of amenities. The rates are slightly higher than the hotels to which it’s adjacent, but it is arguably worth the slightly higher rates. Guests staying here can always recoup those higher prices by eating breakfast at McDonald’s (right in front of the hotel) instead of in the parks. Read and see more in our full review

Pros: Solid rooms; directly across the street from Disneyland
Cons: Rack rates; parking fee

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Scoring
Distance: 9
Room Size & Quality: 5.5
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 21.5

14. Tropicana Inn & Suites

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Tropicana Inn & Suites is one of several hotels on this list that there’s nothing wrong with, but also not much special about. It’s a fine little motel that is safe and has fine guest rooms. There are two ways it is exceptional: in price and location. The orange barons who (probably) own this hotel know it’s on prime real estate, and charge accordingly. Read and see more in our full Tropicana Inn & Suites Review

Pros: Solid rooms; directly across the street from Disneyland
Cons: Somewhat basic motel for price

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Scoring
Distance: 10
Room Size & Quality: 4
Cost: 4
Amenities: 3.5

Total Score: 21.5

13. Wyndham Garden Anaheim

Formerly the Ramada Plaza, the Wyndham Garden Anaheim is an up-and-coming hotel option thanks to its recent top to bottom overhaul and enhancements throughout the property. The rooms are now nice, nothing is dated, and parking is free. About the only downside is the lack of an included breakfast. Read and see more in our full review.

Pros: Solid rooms; good amenities; no parking fee
Cons: Breakfast isn’t included

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Scoring
Distance: 7
Room Size & Quality: 6
Cost: 5
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 22

12. Anaheim Desert Inn & Suites

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Desert Inn & Suites is an unassuming hotel that, honestly, is not even remotely impressive. You put this hotel anywhere else in America, and it’d be hard-pressed to charge more than $50/night. However, the location here is excellent. That, plus the price, makes Desert Inn a great pick for budget travelers looking for a close place to crash. Read and see more in our full Anaheim Desert Inn & Suites Review

Pros: Location; cost; serviceable rooms
Cons: No frills

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Scoring
Distance: 10
Room Size & Quality: 4
Cost: 5
Amenities: 3

Total Score: 22

11. Hotel Indigo Anaheim

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Arguably the trendiest hotel in Anaheim, Hotel Indigo ranks highly because of its combination of location, price, and room quality. These are among the best guest rooms of any hotel on this list. Hotel Indigo is our top pick for adults without kids on a budget and is a fun option for honeymooners or others wanting some nightlife after a day drinking around Disney California Adventure. Read and see more in our full Hotel Indigo Anaheim Review

Pros: Stylish place for young adults or trendy travelers who want a nice room
Cons: Other amenities could use slight improvement to match room quality

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Scoring
Distance: 7
Room Size & Quality: 6
Cost: 5
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 22

10. Hyatt House Anaheim

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Hyatt House bills itself as an extended stay hotel, but the practical reality is that it’s the perfect family hotel. With in-room microwave and fridge, it’s great for families on a moderate budget. The included breakfast plus the lower price point makes it very appealing. Read and see more in our full Hyatt House Anaheim Review

Pros: Clean, modern rooms with nice bedding and sectional couches; in-room microwave & fridge
Cons: Cost; parking

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Scoring
Distance: 7
Room Size & Quality: 7
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 22

9. Four Points by Sheraton Anaheim

Four Points by Sheraton Anaheim fills a nice niche–let’s call it “adult fun” spots. The rooms here leave something to be desired, but the amenities and common areas are great, making it an excellent place to unwind after (or pregame before?) a night in the parks. Honeymooners and other adults wanting a hotel within walking distance should love the Four Points. Consequently, this is our top pick for adult fun on a budget thanks to its new restaurants and bar, with a focus on craft beers on tap. Read and see more in our full Four Points by Sheraton Anaheim Review

Pros: Excellent lounge and pool areas; nicely updated rooms
Cons: Location adjacent to I-5 interstate; walk crosses I-5 on-ramp

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Scoring
Distance: 7
Room Size & Quality: 7
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 22

8. SpringHill Suites Anaheim Resort

This is the sister property to the higher-ranking Residence Inn; the better floor plan and slightly better amenities give that property a slight, albeit important edge. This Springhill Suites is still one of the best hotels in all of Anaheim, but if both it and the adjacent Residence Inn are available for the same price, we’d recommend choosing the Residence Inn. Read and see more in our full Springhill Suites Anaheim Resort Review

Pros: Clean, modern rooms with nice bedding and sectional couches; family accommodations; included breakfast
Cons: Cost; slightly longer walk

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Scoring
Distance: 7
Room Size & Quality: 7
Cost: 3
Amenities: 5

Total Score: 22

7. Park Vue Inn

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Park Vue Inn has dropped thanks to excellent new competitors opening, and Park Vue dramatically increasing its nightly rates. Being one of the closest hotels to Disneyland, Park Vue Inn could phone it in and offer no appeal to guests. Fortunately, this is not the case: the guest rooms are good and there’s a decent slate of amenities. Read and see more in our full Park Vue Inn Review

Pros: Location; price; breakfast
Cons: Weak fitness center; not part of “Disney bubble”

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Scoring
Distance: 10
Room Size & Quality: 5
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 23

6. Disneyland Hotel

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If money were no issue, Disneyland Hotel would rank very highly. Great nods to Disney history, an excellent aesthetic, great pool, and on-site dining options make it an excellent official hotel. What it lacks in terms of grandiosity it makes up for in charm, much like Disneyland itself. The walk is longer, but entirely through Downtown Disney. This is our top pick for Disney geeks and is also a great option for those wanting convenience to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar. Read and see more in our full Disneyland Hotel Review

Pros: On-site hotel with “Disney magic”; great pool, restaurants, and other amenities
Cons: Price; farther from parks than Grand Californian and some Harbor Blvd. hotels

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Scoring
Distance: 9
Room Size & Quality: 7
Cost: 1
Amenities: 5

Total Score: 22

5. Courtyard Marriott Theme Park Entrance

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Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance sets a high bar for off-site Disneyland hotels, particularly for families with kids. The overall quality and the reasonably short walk to the park are the strong selling points here, with this hotel being far superior to Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel in both regards. Price is unquestionably the biggest downside, with this hotel costing ~$100/night more expensive than some off-site alternatives; even comparable hotels can be significantly less expensive depending upon when you’re traveling. This is our top pick for families wanting a short walk but who are not on a tight budget. Read and see more in our full review

Pros: Off-site hotel with excellent, family suite-sized rooms.
Cons: Price

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Scoring
Distance: 9
Room Size & Quality: 8
Cost: 1
Amenities: 5

Total Score: 23

4. Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn

In many regards, this is very similar to the #1 Best Western Plus Park Place Inn that’s a literal stone’s throw away. That should make sense, as both are owned and operated by the same family. It’s maybe 60 seconds longer of a walk and the amenities aren’t quite as nice, but otherwise, they’re nearly equal.

Pros: On-site location at off-site price; room & bedding quality; breakfast
Cons: Pool

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Scoring
Distance: 10
Room Size & Quality: 5.5
Cost: 4
Amenities: 3.5

Total Score: 23

3. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

If money were no issue, this would be the #1 hotel on this list. Location is the obvious selling point, with a dedicated entrance into Disney California Adventure. For me, it’s the Craftsman style that is the bigger selling point, with tons of well-done details beyond the grandiose lobby. This is one of the absolute nicest Disney hotels in the world, and is even nicer now thanks to the completion much-needed room refurbishment. This is our top pick for high-rollers or anyone wanting the ultimate in Disney luxury. Read and see more in our full Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Review

Pros: Private park entrance to Disney California Adventure; lavish Californian design
Cons: Most expensive hotel in Anaheim; Arts & Crafts style isn’t for everyone

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Scoring
Distance: 10
Room Size & Quality: 7
Cost: 1
Amenities: 5

Total Score: 23

2. Residence Inn Anaheim Resort

The Residence Inn Anaheim Resort Convention Center claims the #2 spot by offering exceptional bang for buck for any party looking for more spacious accommodations than a standard hotel room. This Residence Inn was built with families visiting Disneyland in mind, rather than extended stays. Anyone looking to save money by cooking their own meals or wanting more space will love it. This is our top pick for families on a budget or anyone needing more space but not wanting to get two separate rooms. Read and see more in our full Residence Inn Anaheim Resort/Convention Center Review

Pros: High quality, family suite-sized rooms with extended stay amenities (namely, a kitchen).
Cons: Slightly longer walk than the other top picks on this list.

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Scoring
Distance: 7
Room Size & Quality: 8
Cost: 3
Amenities: 5

Total Score: 23

1. Best Western Plus Park Place Inn

The Best Western Plus Park Place Inn is literally the closest hotel to Disneyland, located directly across the street from the main entrance. You literally just have to cross the street, and you’re on-site. It’ll take you 10 minutes to go from your hotel room door to being inside Disneyland or Disney California Adventure. Fortunately, it’s not the only selling point of Park Place Inn, which also has nice guest rooms, a solid free continental breakfast with hot items, and other amenities. And all of this at a cost that’s a fraction of the price of staying in one of Disney’s official on-site hotels. Read and see more in our full Best Western Park Place Inn Review

Pros: On-site location at off-site price; room & bedding quality; breakfast
Cons: Pool

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Scoring
Distance: 10
Room Size & Quality: 6
Cost: 4
Amenities: 4

Total Score: 24

While there are over 100 hotels in Anaheim, I do not intend to review them all, as many are either too far away from Disneyland to be practical options or are too shady to bother with. By my count, there are about 60 or so options worthy of consideration, meaning this work-in-progress review and ranking of Anaheim hotels needs about 15 additional hotels to be complete. If you happen to have questions about a hotel at which I haven’t yet ranked here, please feel free to ask and I’ll try to provide any insight I have (or other readers might be able to help).

This also just scratches the surface of what you need to know if you’re preparing for a Disneyland trip. Make sure to check out our other planning posts, including how to save money on Disneyland tickets, our Disney packing tips, whether you should stay off-site or on-site in a Disney hotel, where to dine, and a number of other things, check out our comprehensive Disneyland Vacation Planning Guide.

Your Thoughts

Okay, now it’s your turn! I mentioned being apprehensive of crowd-sourced opinions of hotels above, but also the benefits of such info. I think that differing opinions would be especially helpful here, as those thoughts would be coming from other Disneyland fans rather than just random visitors to Anaheim. If you’ve stayed at any hotels in Anaheim, please share your thoughts about them in the comments below. The more info and frame of reference you can provide, the better.


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