Step 2: Choose Where to Stay

Anaheim has a plethora of hotel options.  Selecting a place to stay can be stressful, so I’m going to help reduce that anxiety.

Consider these things:  how many people in your party, if you want to stay on-site or off, your budget, and what your priorities are.

See?  That wasn’t so bad.


Just a few more things to know…..

Hotels in this area can be placed into three different categories:

  1. Disneyland Resort Hotels – there are three with direct access to the parks or are a monorail ride away
  2. Good Neighbor Hotels – “Disney approved” hotels with ticket purchasing access at the front desk
  3. Independent Hotels – independent hotels with no relationship to Disneyland

A few additional things to consider:

  • Independent/Good Neighbor hotels can often be a shorter walk from the park than Disneyland Resort Hotels.
  • Disneyland Resort Hotels offer perks such as charging privileges, Extra Magic Hours, and package delivery service.
  • Disneyland Resort Hotels have Disney themed restaurants, making character interaction easy and fun.
  • Offsite hotels in this area offer great money-saving perks like free breakfast.
  • Disneyland Resort Hotels are VERY strict regarding room occupancy.

No two options are alike, so I’ve detailed each in the the following posts:

Disneyland Resort Hotels

Offsite Hotels

When searching for a hotel, I highly recommend working with Get Away Today. They offer a layaway plan that requires only $175 down. After that initial payment, you may decide what you’ll pay when, as long as the balance is paid 5 days prior to traveling.

In addition to their layaway plan, they offer exclusive perks with many hotels in the area. Call them at 855.GET.AWAY or book online here. When booking a package, use the code DDaily to save an additional $10 on your trip.

Now to Step 3 – Make a Daily Plan!