Recently I visited the Disneyland Resort and had the opportunity to stay in all three of their onsite hotels. In this last installment, I’ll give you my review of the Paradise Pier hotel.
Paradise Pier was previously a different brand of hotel that Disney purchased and put their own spin on. It’s directly across the street from the Grand Californian, and while not far from the parks, is the furthest Disney property from the park gates.
This hotel overlooks Paradise Pier in California Adventure park, hence the name. Of course, that’s only on the one side of the building, and unfortunately my room was on the opposite side. It was still a lovely view of the city.
This hotel has a seaside feel. The rooms were clean and comfortable, but lacked the charm of the Disneyland Hotel and the sophistication of the Grand Californian.
Located onsite is PCH Grill, a character buffet. I didn’t have a chance to try it, but the decor looked very fun.
One cute little thing they had off the lobby was a little room for kids to wait while the adults check in to the hotel. There’s a screen for watching Mickey cartoons set inside a replica of a sand castle. Cute little beach chairs made an adorable little room.
This hotel also has club level accommodations and a club level lounge. Unfortunately during my time there the pool area was being renovated. I did see a portion of it and it was your standard hotel pool. Nothing really special.
Overall, this was my least favorite of the three Disneyland resorts. The location isn’t great and there isn’t much of that Disney feel to me. It is the least expensive of the three, however, for the price difference, I think the Disneyland Hotel is a better choice.