While I was recently at the Disneyland Resort I had the opportunity to stay in all three of their onsite resorts. In this post, I’ll give you my thoughts on the Disneyland Hotel.
The Disneyland Hotel is the original Disney resort. Obviously, it’s had a few facelifts in 60 years, and I have to say I’m a huge fan of the look of this resort. It has a few fun yet modern feel. If, like me, you’re a fan of Mary Blair’s art, you’re going to love it here.
The rooms were decently sized and quite clean and comfortable. I loved the overall feel of the rooms as well as that wooden carving above the bed! Just beautiful!
The bathroom is set up in an interesting way. The toilet is in its own little room within the bathroom, but the sink and bath areas are open. That probably works well for families, but for myself and my roommate, it was a little inconvenient.
My room was in the main tower, the Fantasy Tower. There are two other towers, Adventure and Frontier Towers. There are also Club Level accommodations here as well as a Club Level lounge that’s wonderful for watching fireworks at night.
You really can’t beat the location of this resort. It’s located right at the end of the Downtown Disney area and it takes maybe 5 minutes to walk from the hotel to the park gates. That’s so refreshing to this this girl who’s used to commute times at Walt Disney World!
The Disneyland hotel also has Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, a fun cocktail bar located right outside the pool area. We stopped in for mojitos one night, and unfortunately the main bar was completely packed so we sat out on the patio. The drinks were great!
Also located at this resort is the Goofy’s Kitchen character meal as well as the famous Steakhouse 55.
Overall, this resort has a fun and laid back feel. This resort is great for families, couples, and anyone looking for that quintessential Disney feel. I really thought that Grand Californian was going to be my favorite of the three, but I was quite surprised to find that Disneyland Hotel was my preference! I really loved this resort and I can’t wait to stay here again with my family!