The Disneyland Resort in California has 3 different Resort Hotels to choose from; Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel.
The Disneyland Hotel is the Disneyland Resort’s original on site resort! Built next to the original Disneyland Park, the monorail ran back and forth between the hotel and park. Over the years it has been expanded and currently there are now three towers at the Disneyland Hotel; The Adventure Tower, The Fantasy tower, and The Frontier tower. Each of the towers is a respectful nod to 3 of the original Disneyland / Magic Kingdom “Lands” While a modern hotel in every way, the Disneyland Hotel still maintains the character of the original Disneyland Hotel & Park. It also has five “Signature Suites” available for guests including: pirate, princess, miner, explorer; or Ultimate VIP suite: the Mickey Mouse Penthouse. The Disneyland Hotel also has themed pools, water slides and a variety of dining experiences for guests to enjoy.
Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel was originally built and owned by Japan-based Tokyu Group, and opened in 1984 as the Emerald of Anaheim. It was later renamed Pan Pacific Hotel, Anaheim in 1989 when Tokyu merged its Emerald and Pan Pacific hotel divisions. Disney purchased the hotel from Tokyu in 1995 and renamed it Disneyland Pacific Hotel. The hotel was re-branded as Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel on December 15, 2000, named after the waterfront land in Disney California Adventure Park. All of the rooms are themed with a charming seaside-inspired theme, and standard rooms sleep up to 5 guests. A Disneyland Resort feature, unique to Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is its roof top pools and water slides. Also on select dates, the Disneyland fireworks are viewable with live synchronized broadcast from the third floor pool deck. The Paradise Pier Hotel also offers a variety of dining, shopping and recreational opportunities for guests of all ages.
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is a luxury hotel designed to celebrate the 19th-century Arts & Crafts movement. The lobby is a stunning six stories high, constructed of stone and wood and all of the rooms have American Craftsman-style décor. A unique quality to the Grand Californian is the special theme park entrance to Disney’s California Adventure and an entrance to Downtown Disney. With a valid theme park ticket, you can walk from the hotel directly into the park! Among the other amenities at this resort are a luxurious spa, award-winning dining, themed pools, and a supervised children’s activity center.
An additional perk of staying at the Disneyland Resort’s On Site hotels is early admission to the parks each day you go.!