Which hotels are walkable to Disneyland?

Planning a trip to Disneyland? Before you buy park passes, you'll have to decide where to stay.

To simplify the process for you, I've put together a list of Anaheim hotels that are walkable to Disneyland. You obviously can stay further away and drive in each day, but there are definite advantages to being able to walk your way to the entrance.

I didn't include EVERY hotel that is walkable to Disneyland. Instead, I selected hotels and resorts that consistently receive positive ratings and/or that our family has stayed at or would consider staying at.

On-Property

Disneyland has three branded hotels on-property: Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disneyland Hotel, and Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. As you would expect, they offer excellent customer service, wonderful theming, and delightful detailing.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa

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Wilderness-themed, Disneyland's most luxurious on-property option is the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. The lobby is mesmerizing and elegant - especially during the holidays. Expect exceptional, friendly service that is consistent with the Disney brand. The rooms are pretty standard - a mini fridge, a TV, and a bathroom - with understated Disney theming.

The BEST thing about the Grand Californian is the location. With a private entrance to Disney's California Adventure Park, it is the closest hotel to the parks. Super, super convenient - and ideal if you have small children!

  • Year Built: 2001
  • Average Price/Night: $413
  • Parking: Self-parking is available for $18 per night per vehicle; Valet service is $28 per night.
  • Reasons to Stay: private entrance to Disney's California Adventure Park, early admission with Extra Magic Hour, Redwood Pool with a gurgling waterslide that curves around the stump of a giant redwood tree, Mickey Mouse shaped children's pool, Disney Character Wake-Up Calls, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini refrigerator in every guest room, military discounts available, well-equipped gym, three restaurants
  • Book A Room: Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Disneyland Hotel

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Last renovated in 2012, Disneyland Hotel is a super fun pick. With decor that celebrates the spirit of Walt Disney, the property is full of mouse ears. Light-up Sleeping Beauty headboards on the beds play a special lullaby to lull your kids to sleep after a long day of play.

  • Year Built: 1955
  • Average Price/Night: $360
  • Parking: Self-parking is available for $18 per night per vehicle; Valet service is $28 per night.
  • Reasons to stay: early admission with Extra Magic Hour, fun pool with two monorail-themed slides and a water play area for little ones, Mickey and Minnie shaped jacuzzis, Disney Character Wake-Up Calls, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini refrigerator in every guest room, military discounts available, two themed restaurants, a tiki bar
  • Note: Disneyland Hotel is approximately 0.5 miles from the theme park entrances.
  • Book A Room: Disneyland Hotel

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

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This seaside-themed resort is the most affordable of the three on-property options.

  • Year Built: Opened in 2000
  • Average Price/Night: $269
  • Parking: Self-parking is available for $18 per night per vehicle; Valet service is $28 per night.
  • Reasons to Stay: Watch the Disneyland Park fireworks—and listen to a live synchronized broadcast of the soundtrack—from the third floor pool deck, Early admission with Extra Magic Hour, rooftop pool with waterslide, Disney Character Wake-Up Calls, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini refrigerator in every guest room, military discounts available
  • Note: Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel is approximately 0.7 miles from the theme park entrances.
  • Book A Room: Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel

Off-Property - Less Than Half A Mile

The hotels listed below are super close to the Disneyland park entrance, 5-10 minutes depending on how fast you walk. Most of the below options offer basic motel-style accommodations.

To be perfectly honest, I probably would opt not to stay at a Best Western based on a certain unfortunate experience from several years back...but I included them here due to their prime real estate positioning in relation to the park entrances.

Anaheim Camelot Inn & Suites

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This unique property with shingled roof, clock tower, turrets, and tidy window boxes combines classic European-inspired architecture with modern amenities.

  • Year Built: Mid 1990's
  • Address: 1520 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim
  • Average Price/Night: Rates for rooms with two queen beds or one king bed range from $139.00-179.00 plus 17% city tax per night. Family Suites typically run $229.00 plus tax per night.
  • Parking: Daily parking fee is $15.00 plus 17% city tax for the first vehicle. Additional vehicles may be parked on site for $25.00 plus tax per day.
  • Daily Resort Fee: none
  • Disneyland Shuttle: "A shuttle is not necessary as the hotel is located directly across the street from the main entrance to both parks."
  • Reasons to stay: one bedroom family suites are available, 4th floor pool and spa with gazebo, microwaves, mini refrigerators, complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Note: next to McDonalds and a pizza place; The lobby was just remodeled a year ago and the most recent room renovations took place around 5 years ago. The next room renovations are expected to begin late 2017/early 2018.
  • Book A Room: Anaheim Camelot Inn & Suites

Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn

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Across the street from Disneyland, the Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn is one of the closest motels to the parks.

  • Year Built: unknown
  • Address: 1630 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim
  • Average Price/Night: $170
  • Parking: Free
  • Daily Resort Fee: Yes - $5/day
  • Shuttle: none
  • Reasons to stay: breakfast buffet (NEW breakfast buffet room), new fitness room, heated pool & spa, mini fridge and microwave in all rooms, free high-speed wi-fi, free parking until 3:00pm day of checkout, suites available
  • Book A Room: Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn

Best Western Plus Park Place Inn & Mini Suites

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Best Western Park Place Inn & Mini Suites bills itself as being "the closest hotel to Disneyland" and it really does have a prime location. You'll be a hop, skip, and jump across from the park entrance.

  • Year Built: unknown
  • Address: 1544 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim
  • Average Price/Night: $199
  • Parking: $10/night outdoor parking
  • Daily Resort Fee: none
  • Shuttle: unknown
  • Reasons to stay: breakfast buffet, outdoor heated pool and tub, free high speed wireless internet, mini suites available, all rooms have mini refrigerators and microwaves
  • Book A Room: Best Western Park Place Inn & Mini Suites

Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance

Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance

The Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance is located on South Harbor Boulevard, almost exactly .5 miles from the park entrance. Rooms offer over 530 square feet of space and twin bunk beds, and can accommodate up to six people.

  • Year Built: August 2015
  • Address: 1420 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim
  • Average Price/Night: unknown
  • Parking: Valet parking only - $20/day
  • Daily Resort Fee: unknown
  • Shuttle: none
  • Reasons to stay: surfside waterpark (with 30-foot water slides, 400-gallon drench bucket, and kid's pool), spacious rooms for six, free high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen LCD televisions, state-of-the-art fitness center, dining at The Bistro, rooms mini refrigerator, microwave
  • Book A Room: Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance

Tropicana Inn & Suites

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Tropicana Inn & Suites is about a 5-minute walk to the main entrance of both parks. Full renovations on all guest rooms and the lobby will begin in January 2017 with expected completion in May 2017.

  • Year Built: Originally purchased by Ernest Badalian in 1959 as a 30-room motor lodge. Family owned and operated for over 50 years, the Tropicana has grown to a 196-room property.
  • Address: 1540 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim
  • Average Price/Night: $139.00-179.00 plus 17% city tax per night
  • Parking: Daily parking fee is $15.00 plus 17% city tax for the first vehicle. Additional vehicles may be parked on site for $25.00 plus tax per day.
  • Daily Resort Fee: none
  • Shuttle: "A shuttle is not necessary as the hotel is located directly across the street from the main entrance to both parks."
  • Reasons to stay: rooms have mini fridges and microwaves, complimentary wi-fi, on-site coffeehouse and mini market, heated pool and jacuzzi, suites available, kitchenettes available in some rooms, military discounts available
  • Book A Room: Tropicana Inn & Suites

Off-Property - Less Than A Mile

If you don't mind a slightly longer walk to Disneyland, the following hotels will catch your eye. Many of these hotels offer complimentary breakfasts, kitchenettes, and suite-style rooms - with a one mile walk or less.

Candy Cane Inn

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Candy Cane Inn is a boutique hotel featuring tranquil gardens, balconies draped in flowering bougainvillea, and a pool terrace "reminiscent of a tropical paradise." Includes a complimentary deluxe breakfast and free parking.

  • Year Built: unknown
  • Address: 1747 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim
  • Average Price/Night: $160-$200
  • Parking: Free
  • Daily Resort Fee: none
  • Disneyland Shuttle: Yes - a complimentary shuttle runs every half hour
  • Reasons to stay: outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi, fridge in-room, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast buffet, complimentary wi-fi , military discounts, annual pass holder discounts, kid's wading pool, ceramic tile in rooms instead of carpet
  • Book A Room: Candy Cane Inn

Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort Convention Center

Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort Convention Center

Opened in fall 2015, this new Homewood Suites is about one mile from Disneyland and just across the street from the Anaheim Convention Center.

  • Year Built: November 2015
  • Address: 2010 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim
  • Average Price/Night: $159-$259
  • Parking: self parking is $18/day
  • Daily Resort Fee: none
  • Shuttle: ART shuttle pick up in front of hotel : $5 roundtrip for adults, $2 for kids
  • Reasons to stay: spacious suites with full kitchens, complimentary WiFi, bunkbeds available, hot full breakfast, complimentary evening social and drinks (M-TH), heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, hot tub, kiddie pool, fire pit, water jets, game room, putting green, sports court, barbeque area, 24-hour business center
  • Book A Room: Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort Convention Center

Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

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The Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground is closer to the gates of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure than two of Disney’s own hotels. Enjoy a laid-back resort feeling with 7-acres of walkways, lush gardens, and six separate guest buildings with interior corridors.

  • Year Built: 1965
  • Address: 1380 s. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim
  • Average Price/Night: $150-$200, based on room selection and season
  • Parking: Free
  • Daily Resort Fee: none
  • Shuttle: on the ART system (but most guests walk)
  • Reasons to stay: Castaway Cove pirate-themed water park area including toddler wading pool, 15-person hot tub, free wi-fi, free parking, on-site market, game room, bunk bed suites available, pirate-themed two-bedroom suites available, Mimi's Cafe next door, all rooms have mini refrigerators and microwaves
  • Note: The hotel is currently renovating their main tower, which represents 1/3 of the hotel. It will reopen in March of 2017. The rooms in that tower will have a retro flair and include expanded bathrooms.
  • Book A Room: Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground

Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort Convention Center

Hyatt House Anaheim Resort Convention Center

This design-forward hotel – currently the largest in the Hyatt House brand portfolio – includes family rooms with bunk beds, an enhanced upscale breakfast offering, grocery shopping service, a large pool, and more. The hotels’ studio and one-bedroom suites all offer full kitchens, comfortable and functional living rooms, spacious bedrooms, and stylish bathrooms. Like all Hyatt House hotels, this property provides guests the service and convenience of hotel living with the casual comforts of home; the hotel’s welcoming and warm environment encourages guests to live like residents. One of the most notable features of the hotel, however, is its location: just under one mile to the Disneyland entrance.

  • Year Built: July 2016
  • Address: 1800 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim
  • Average Price/Night: $149 low season to $299 high season
  • Parking: Outdoor self-parking is available at $17.00 plus tax.
  • Daily Resort Fee: none
  • Disneyland Shuttle: "Anaheim Resort Transit picks up right next door. $5 adults, $4 kids with on/off privileges throughout the day. We are within walking distance to the parks, as well."
  • Reasons to stay: suites, bunk bed rooms, complimentary breakfast, 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool, wi-fi, full kitchens, flat screen TVs
  • Book A Room: Hyatt House at Anaheim Resort Convention Center

Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort Convention Center

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Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center is contemporary and upscale with modern comforts such as free Wi-Fi, access to food around the clock, and spacious rooms. Guest room options include "family rooms" within the Speciality King category that offers a king bed in the front room with bunk beds and sofa sleeper in the rear area of the room. Double French doors offer separation between the two areas — giving parents and kids their own space.

  • Year Built: 2014
  • Address: 2035 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim
  • Average Price/Night: $159
  • Parking: Outdoor (limited spaces) and underground indoor self-parking garage (8'2" clearance) are available at $17.00 plus tax/day with in-out privileges.
  • Daily Resort Fee: none
  • Disneyland Shuttle: "The hotel does not have its own shuttle service. We recommend guests use the Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) service which is the official and designated shuttle service directly to Disneyland Resort Parks and other popular points in and near the Anaheim Resort."
  • Reasons to stay: suites, bunkbed rooms, complimentary breakfast
  • Book A Room: Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort Convention Center

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Disneyland Resort Area

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This is the newest and closest Holiday Inn Express hotel to the Disneyland parks. Features include a sparkling outdoor pool, 48" HDTVs, and free breakfast.

  • Year Built: 2016
  • Address: 1411 S. Manchester Ave., Anaheim
  • Average Price/Night: $180-$210
  • Parking: $15 + tax/day
  • Daily Resort Fee: none
  • Disneyland Shuttle: "We do not have a shuttle that runs directly to the hotel but we do sell ART transportation tickets that a guest can pick up for $5 for an adult and $2 for a child and that is an all day pass. They can be picked up at the Howard Johnson which is located right down the street from us."
  • Reasons to stay: microwave, refrigerator, flat panel TVs, hot breakfast buffet (including cinnamon rolls!), heated outdoor pool with a splash zone, fitness area, guest laundry
  • Book A Room: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Disneyland Resort Area

Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

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Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort offers a comfortable and inviting space. Enjoy swaying palm trees, lush landscaping, an outdoor patio and bar, and a staff that prides itself on top-notch service.

  • Year Built: 1971 (renovated Jan 2015)
  • Address: 1855 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim
  • Average Price/Night: $179
  • Parking: $18 for self parking, $23 for valet
  • Daily Resort Fee: none
  • Disneyland Shuttle: There is a public shuttle that runs every 20 minutes. $5 roundtrip per person, per day.
  • Reasons to stay: fitness center, outdoor pool and whirlpool, Sheraton Club
  • Note: Sheraton Club is located on the top floor with sweeping west facing views of the area and is open daily. A light breakfast is served from 6:00am-10:00am. Hot and cold appetizers are available from 5:00pm-7:00pm. The Club is available for an additional cost.
  • Book A Room: Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

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