Disneyland is not like Disney World. There are only three Disney-owned hotels at Disneyland. That’s not much space. I even looked at booking a Disney hotel, but two of them were already completely booked for the time we would be there.
The good thing about Disneyland, though, is they have a lot of “Good Neighbor” hotels. These hotels are in the area and meet certain specifications. Packages can be booked with these hotels. While one of the Disney-owned hotels have special perks, using one of these other hotels will allow you to book complete packages, including Disney motor coach transportation between the airport and your hotel and character dining. So, you have a variety of choices when it comes to hotels.
Our favorite hotels are in the Marriott family. We started on these because my husband would travel a lot for business and he always found them to be good. So, we always check the Marriott family of hotels in the area before looking anywhere else. We liked the look of the Residence Inn in Garden Grove, so this is what we booked. It includes a free breakfast, which is an extra little perk, plus the Residence Inns have a more homey feel since the rooms are typically bigger with an actual sitting area, and in some cases bedrooms separate from the living/kitchen area. I’ll let you know if we made a good choice or not when we get back. Based on the reviews I’ve read, it is a good choice.
These hotels don’t provide transportation to Disneyland, though, but as I mentioned in a previous blog, you can use the Anaheim Resort Transportation. Naturally, we’ll let you know how well the transportation worked, too!