Good Neighbor Hotels
Although Disney only has 3 official hotels, there are plenty of Disney “Good Neighbor Hotels.” close by. Some of these “Disney approved” are closer to the parks than the Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier Hotel!
Hyatt House is one of our favorite non Disney hotels to stay at when we visit Disneyland for multiple days! It’s family friendly, includes free breakfast, is within walking distance to the parks, AND lets us leave our car in their parking garage until we leave the park (at closing!) the day we checkout.
Rooms: Our family loves to stay in the Specialty Family Suite with Bunk Bed. It includes a King Bed for the parents and a bunk bed and pull out sofa in a separate area (with a sliding door) for the kids! The kids always find it so exciting to have their own space. And we don’t mind too much either! 🙂
Distance to the Parks: With 2 kids still in a double stroller, we prefer to push them to and from the park instead of having to take a shuttle or tram to the park. It’s more of a hassle to have to remove everything from the bottom of the stroller, fold up the stroller, and then carry the stroller onto the shuttle/tram. We all know that kids come with a lot of stuff! The Hyatt House is only about an 8-10 minute walk to the gates, so it really isn’t too bad, even after a long day at the parks. Our 8 year old was able to do it without any issue two days in a row.
Parking: One of the biggest perks of this hotel for us is the parking. Most of the hotels that are close to the parks do not allow you to leave your car in their parking lot after 12pm the day you check out. This means you will have to move your car to one of the Disney parking lots ($25) if you plan on enjoying the Disneyland/DCA on the same you are checking out of your hotel. We’ve had to do this before when we stayed at the Best Western Plus Park Place Inn (across the street from Disney). It was a huge hassle that definitely was not worth the convenience of staying at a mediocre hotel across the street. However, since the Hyatt House allowed us to leave our car in their parking garage until park closing, we were able to check out in the morning, enjoy Disneyland, and return to our car in the evening and drive home to San Diego.
Price: Hyatt House is competitively priced among the other hotels in the area. Prices can range between $100-$250 a night. They offer military discounts, AAA discounts, and World of Hyatt (free to join) discounts.