New Spring & Summer 2022 Disneyland Hotel Discounts

Disneyland Resort has released new hotel discounts through Summer 2022 with room-only deals for the general public, Magic Key passholders, and Disney Visa credit cardholders. This post shares the details of these special offers, analysis as to how much money you’ll save with each, comparisons to other discounts, and availability info.

These discounts are available at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Savings vary based upon both room category (premium v. standard), weekday v. weekend, whether you’re a passholder ro cardmember, and rate chart seasons.

That last variable has the biggest impact. If you’re a Californian or live in a nearby state and have flexibility in your travel dates, we’d highly recommend visiting Disneyland after spring break and Easter. The rack rate charts are less expensive starting in late April and beyond, and crowds will hopefully be better–although the return of Main Street Electrical Parade, Disneyland Forever fireworks, and World of Color in late April definitely throw a monkey wrench into all of that…

Against that backdrop, let’s dig into the discount details. Enjoy savings on select rooms at the hotels of Disneyland Resort most Sunday through Thursday nights from April 11 through June 9, 2022:

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • Save 25% on Premium rooms
  • Save 15% on Standard rooms

Disneyland Hotel

  • Save 20% on Premium rooms
  • Save 15% on Standard rooms

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

  • Save 10% on Premium and Standard rooms

Book now through June 6, 2022. Travel must be completed by June 10, 2022.

Normal exclusions and terms and conditions apply with this Spring & Summer 2022 Disneyland Resort discount.
Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room type at the same hotel for travel most Sunday through Thursday nights from April 11 through June 9, 2022.

Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. This discount cannot be combined with any other hotel discounts or offers; savings exclude applicable fees and taxes. Limit two rooms per reservation and occupancy restrictions apply per room.

Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms, select Concierge rooms, and Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Family suites. Savings are not available on signature suites or on previously booked rooms.

Magic Key Passholder Discounts

In addition to the general public room discounts, there are additional savings on select rooms available for Magic Key passholders at the following Disneyland Resort hotels, valid for stays most nights from April 11 through June 9, 2022:
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

  • Save 30% on Premium rooms
  • Save 20% on Standard rooms

Disneyland Hotel

  • Save 25% on Premium rooms
  • Save 20% on Standard rooms

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

  • Save 15% on Premium and Standard rooms

The aforementioned terms and conditions likewise apply with these Magic Key Passholder Spring & Summer 2022 Disneyland Resort discount.

Additionally, a valid Magic Key pass must be presented at check-in and the Magic Key holder must stay in the room.

Disney Visa Cardmember Discounts

Use your Disney® Visa® Card and save when booking select rooms at a Disneyland® Resort hotel most nights – including weekends for Cardmembers – from April 11 to June 9, 2022.

Essentially, the savings here are identical to those being offered to the general public–and less than what’s available for Magic Key Passholders–but with the inclusion of weekends.

Given the dearth of discounts at Walt Disney World, these are some solid savings. Definitely worth considering if you’re thinking about a late spring or early summer trip, are pricing out Walt Disney World, and finding minimal savings. As we wrote in Disneyland v. Walt Disney World: Is West Best in 2022?this year is a good time to take a trip to Southern California!

As with Walt Disney world, we recommend requesting a fee-free Disneyland vacation price quote from Be Our Guest Vacations. Those Authorized Disney Vacation Planners will do the work for you and take the stress out of planning, making recommendations with plans, booking dining reservations, and monitoring your reservation for better discounts (it’s not going to get better than this).

In spot-checking numerous dates, I’ve come to the conclusion that what’s pictured above covers the best possible rates for all three hotels with this discount. While it’s the cheapest even without a discount, Paradise Pier Hotel is also the worst of the bunch. Other fans love it, but I wouldn’t pay over $200 per night to stay there.

Generally speaking, discounts are best on weekdays from late April through late May 2022. This makes sense, as spring break season winds down about one week after Easter, and rack rates also decrease for the approximately one-month stretch between then and Memorial Day. This should be the ‘best of both worlds’ time to visit–lower prices and crowds.

Unsurprisingly, prices on the weekends are higher. Above is what I found for the lowest rates then, but admittedly, I didn’t do as much searching. If we’re going to do a stay at Disneyland, it won’t be over the weekend. Higher prices and crowds–no thanks.

Perhaps I’ve just become overly accustomed to price increases and the comparative lack of deals at Walt Disney World, but the weekday rates don’t seem too bad. It’s wild how the tables have turned–it used to be Walt Disney World that discounted aggressively and Disneyland seldom offered deals due to fewer hotels. Now it’s (almost) the exact opposite.

Speaking of which, I’ve been scheming about our next hotel stay and am aiming for Disneyland Hotel.

We’ll see if that happens, though. I have a backlog of reviews to write about hotels at and near Disneyland, including a few different Grand Californian posts. Not sure if I can justify another expensive stay until writing about we’ve already done. (If you suddenly see an increase in California hotel content, now you know why!)

If you’re looking for a quick recommendation, I’d go with Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa if you can swing the higher cost or even want to splurge on a single night stay. The Grand Californian is a true luxury resort and thematic gem–think of it as the best parts of Wilderness Lodge and Grand Floridian, combined in a single hotel.

Grand Californian is the nicest hotel in Anaheim, and one of the best hotels in Orange County, period–and there’s strong competition in Newport and Laguna Beach. I’ve also found myself drawn more to the Craftsman style over the years, and love exploring the quiet corners of the Grand Californian. (On a related note, if you want a greater appreciation of the Grand Californian, do a self-guided walking tour of Pasadena, or visit the Gamble House.)

We love Disneyland Hotel, but it’s just not on the same level. It’s a sentimental favorite, a love letter to Walt Disney and his original theme park that fans will adore. However, it’s just not the same caliber of a hotel when viewed objectively. It’s also not nearly as close to the parks–Grand Californian’s private entrance into DCA is huge.

The construction occurring on the new DVC tower at Disneyland Hotel gives me further pause. I also don’t think the combo of Goofy’s Kitchen, Tangaroa Terrace, and Trader Sam’s are even remotely on par with the dining scene at the Grand Californian.

If you’re thinking about Paradise Pier Hotel, don’t. Yes, it’s cheaper than the alternatives, but at that point, you might as well just book a third party hotel that’s off-site. This isn’t us being snobbish–it’s the opposite.

There are a ton of great off-site hotels that are closer to the parks, cost less money, and are objectively better than Paradise Pier Hotel. (As you can see in our Disneyland Area Hotel Rankings & Reviews, there are 35 off-site hotels we prefer to PPH.)

Finally, there’s the matter of crowds. As with Walt Disney World, the California parks are currently in the midst of spring break season, which should fizzle out the last couple weeks of April. What happens between the return of more nighttime spectaculars and before the start of summer season is anyone’s guess. For more rough and preliminary predictions, see our 2022 Disneyland Crowd Calendars.

That’s about it in terms of current Disneyland discounts and our thoughts on booking a stay at one of the on-site hotels in the coming months. For now, we’ll just say that if you’re in need of a Disney fix and are on the fence about doing Walt Disney World or Disneyland…choose Disneyland!

Planning a Southern California vacation? For park admission deals, read Tips for Saving Money on Disneyland Tickets. Learn about on-site and off-site hotels in our Anaheim Hotel Reviews & Rankings. For where to eat, check out our Disneyland Restaurant Reviews. For unique ideas of things that’ll improve your trip, check out What to Pack for Disney. For comprehensive advice, consult our Disneyland Vacation Planning Guide. Finally, for guides beyond Disney, check out our Southern California Itineraries for day trips to Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, and tons of other places!

Your Thoughts

What do you think of these hotel discounts for Disneyland Resort? Do you feel like these rates for the Grand Californian and Disneyland Hotel are fair, or still overpriced? Is there availability for your dates? Is up to 25% off enough to convince you to book a trip, or are these prices still too high? How do you feel about Paradise Pier Hotel v. off-site third party accommodations? Do you agree or disagree with our assessment? Any questions? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!

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