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8 Reasons This Is Our Favorite Hotel for a Weekend at Disneyland

Stay Steps From The Magic at The Anaheim Hotel

Magic moments await on a family trip to the Happiest Place on Earth! As you plan your next enchanting escape, you’ll want to be all ears for our favorite local getaway: The Anaheim Hotel. The kids will get to be Mickey’s next-door neighbor, and you’ll love the peace and quiet of being outside the park—two of the many reasons why The Anaheim Hotel is rated as a Top-Family Friendly Hotel by Tripadvisor!

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This charming hideaway first opened its doors in 1959 and catered to Hollywood stars and theme-park icons throughout its time. Check in today and discover that this AAA Three-Diamond property boasts state-of-the-art Topgolf Swing Suites, powered by Full Swing technology, and the largest pool in the Anaheim Resort District. Rooms have a nostalgic charm with patio views that are within eyeshot of Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout! Pack your imagination and your bags for a fun-filled weekend at the park paired with midcentury accommodations at The Anaheim Hotel. Here’s why we love this hotel in Anaheim for a magical family weekend at Disneyland® Park.


1 | Charming, Midcentury Design

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The Anaheim Hotel underwent major renovations in 2016, but it didn’t lose all of its 1960s charm. This historical property is still characterized by its iconic, grand canopy that welcomes guests into the hotel lobby. Walking in is like stepping back into one of California’s greatest time periods. Lounge on midcentury vignettes while Frank Sinatra loops in the background. Midcentury details carry over into the suites, where spherical lighting fixtures illuminate each space and room service can be ordered from a retro rotary phone. Illustrated posters of Anaheim’s favorite attractions adorn the walls, adding a pop of color to neutral spaces.  


2 | Two Topgolf Swing Suites

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Be among the first to take a swing at The Anaheim Hotel’s two new Topgolf Swing Suites that just opened on May 2. As the only hotel in Anaheim with industry-leading Full Swing immersive simulators, The Anaheim Hotel is raising the bar for in-house entertainment. Book a bay and tee up on the Pro 2.0 Series Widescreen Simulator that helps experienced golfers enhance their swing with the same technology used by PGA tour pros. Each bay can seat six, with comfy lounges for cheering on each shot off the tee. Suites aren’t just for golfing either; they can captivate any crowd with a variety of games. Zombie dodgeball anyone?!


3 | Stay Right Across the Street from Disneyland

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Location, location, location! If you’re looking for a front-row seat to the magic without the mayhem of being on Disneyland grounds, look no further than The Anaheim Hotel. This AAA Three-Diamond property is right across the street from the park and within walking distance. Concierge got it down to a science—it’s a consistent 8 minutes to the main gate. In parent-math, staying at The Anaheim Hotel saves time waiting for and riding the tram. Attractions are also within sight of the hotel, and the fireworks show is visible from the pool deck.


4 | Dining Options: The Pizza Press + Front Room Lounge

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Kids are picky, but few can resist the cheesy slices at The Pizza Press. This on-site pizza joint is the original location of the national franchise and is known for award-winning pies on the higher end of fast-casual. Made-to-order pizzas have a crispy thin crust, salads are always served fresh and wings are to die-for, so definitely order a dozen. A trip to Disneyland® Park is a vacation after all, so go ahead and order a craft beer too! The Pizza Press is open for late-night snacks and services the hotel guest rooms (in-room dining), pool and the Front Room Lounge bar—meaning you can have a slice in any piece of paradise. 


5 | Largest Outdoor Heated Pool in the Anaheim Resort District

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Follow a day at Disneyland® Park with poolside relaxation. The Anaheim Hotel is home to a junior Olympic-size pool. It’s the largest one in the Anaheim Resort District and is best enjoyed from the comfort of a poolside cabana. Their private cabana is built out with all the essentials. From a wide-screen TV and mister fans, you’ll cool and stay entertained from day to night. Evenings are a great time to kick back and relax poolside because you’ll get a front-row seat to the fireworks show. The dazzling light display is visible from the pool deck and colorful bursts reflect on the water.


6 | Recreation Area With Games

The Anaheim Hotel’s recreation area encapsulates everything joyful about summer: giant lawn games with hammocks and more. Find this area nestled in the heart of the hotel on a lush green lawn with games galore. Connect 4 is larger than life and families can square off in a lively game of cornhole. Plus, with ample space, guests can enjoy lounging in the sunshine on Adirondack chairs. There are also plenty of seating areas to enjoy a good book and patio heaters for staying out on long summer nights.


7 | Spacious Rooms + Suites

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The Anaheim Hotel has a wide variety of rooms for every family’s needs, but the Kids Suite is best for young families. This spacious retreat sleeps up to five with a queen bed for the parents and a full bunk for the kiddos, and it even includes an arcade game console. Need room for one more? The Family Suite sleeps six, with two queens and a king, plus room to lounge. Talk about spacious! And Disney lovers know that ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind. The Anaheim Hotel has pet-friendly rooms with outdoor access to the patio.


8 | Disney Deals + Discounts

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Like any good neighbor, The Anaheim Hotel has a close relationship with Disneyland® Park and offers discounts on park passes. Multi-day stays get $10 off both the hotel room and park passes with the Multi-Night Stay Disneyland® Resort Theme Park Ticket Package! Stay two or more nights to redeem this offer! Those with a Key Pass, which is Disneyland® Park’s new name for annual passes, also get to unlock the magic! Passholders can turn a Disney trip into a staycation at the resort with a 12% discount at The Anaheim Hotel. Your magical weekend awaits!

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Lover of the beach, food and fitness, Emily enjoys exploring all sunny Southern California has to offer! She has a passion for sharing about her favorite local gems and began writing for Locale in 2022. On the weekends, find her creating recipes for her food blog or out in Laguna!




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