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The Best Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels

When it comes to hotel accommodations around Disneyland, you have a lot of options. Unlike Walt Disney World, you don’t *have* to stay on site! The number one question is how do I find the best Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels? Here’s your list of all the Good Neighbor Hotels near Disneyland with a Good Neighbor Hotels map.

 

Sleeping Beauty Castle and Partners Statue in the Spring Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels

 

While this post will address some runDisney specific concerns, it really is helpful for anyone traveling to Disneyland and interested in the Disneyland good neighbor hotel options. I promise!

I’ve done the research you need to pick the best Disneyland good neighbor hotel for your next trip. And I’ve also got tips on the closest Disneyland airports as well (hint- there are 5 to choose from!).

If you aren’t a runner: just glance over those specific terms. Or, hey, come join us in the runDisney madness!

 

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The Best Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels for runDisney

runDisney fans, I know you have questions! This post will help you decide (if and when- please, oh please when!) where to stay for your next Disneyland runDisney event. In case you missed it: the Disneyland runDisney races are currently on hold.

For a race weekend, I look at the locations that are closest to the racing action.

This means an easy walk to the expo and something close to the start and finish if possible. Park entrance location is nice, but my main goal is to get from my room to the race quickly and back again just as quickly.

As a veteran of the Disneyland races and family vacations, I’ve stayed at all of the Disney resorts and quite a few of the Disneyland Good Neighbor hotels. While this post is going to talk about the best Disneyland Good Neighbor hotel options that might work best for your runDisney experience, I’ll give a quick rundown about the Disney owned options as well.

If you need any help booking a hotel, give me a shout! I’m a Disney Travel Planner with Park and Preston Travel and happy to help you pick the best hotel for your needs.

 

Official Disneyland Disney Resorts

This is where we stay when we can afford to, I’ll be honest.

The onsite hotels are some of our favorite Disneyland hotel options with good reason.

Location, location, location!

The Disneyland Hotel

You can’t beat this for location.

The races finish in the Disneyland hotel parking lot right behind the hotel.

It’s where they hold the expo as well- so if you shop a bit too much, you can make a run to your room without going out of your way.

 

Marvel spiderman medal in front of Disneyland hotel

The hat in front of the Disneyland Hotel makes for a great photo op!

 

I stayed here for Tinker Bell one year and had the pixie dust of a fireworks view room.

Staying here made it super easy to get out and cheer the runners at the Avengers Half Marathon as well.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel

This is where I’d choose to stay with my family.  It’s just so easy!

You have a quick 5-minute walk to the expo, an entrance to Disney’s California Adventure Park, and a lobby to die for.

Since not everyone in my family is up to run (or cheer for that matter), they can get an early move to the parks without much disruption to their day while I’m out running.

If they want to cheer, it’s a very simple walk to Downtown Disney or the start line to see their favorite runner go by.

 

view of the monorail from grand california hotel at disneyland

The monorail passes by the Grand California Hotel at Disneyland.

 

Paradise Pier

I ranked this last mostly because of cost.

It’s the least expensive of the Disney hotels, true, but I don’t think the value is worth the price. It’s just not the same levels as the other two resorts.

I stayed here when the room was $175 a night, and I felt that was acceptable for the Disney name.

Now the price is closer to $300 a night.

Mmmm, no thanks.

It wasn’t special enough to rank that much for me.

 

The Best Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels

Onto the heart of the matter: the Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels you might want to consider for your next stay.

There is an official Disney distinction between official Good Neighbor Hotels and local hotels: not all hotels in the area are given Good Neighbor status by Disney.

To get the designation of a Good Neighbor Hotel, Disney looks at things like price, amenities, service, and location.

Don’t be scared off if a hotel isn’t an official Good Neighbor option; it’s just something you’ll want to be aware of as you book in the area.

I’ve stayed at many non-official good neighbor hotels and can say they are safe, comfortable, and generally good options in the area for most families.

 

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels Map

 

Check out this map of Disneyland good neighbor hotels. Travel | Vacation | Hotels | Anaheim

 

I love this map. It’s an older map, but it still checks out.  (Anyone catch that?)

Some hotels have changed names, some have been added, but this gives you a great idea of how things are laid out in the Anaheim area.

Go ahead and pin this Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel map because you WILL be using it to refer back to frequently.

 

Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel List

The hotels that are given official Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel status are broken into 4 categories: economy, moderate, superior, and suites.

Economy Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels

By economy, Disney means the cheapest hotel option in the immediate area. The amenities are going to be pretty much bare bones and the pricing is as close to $100 a night as you can expect to find (depending on season).

Motel 6 Anaheim Maingate
Distance: .87 miles
ART. Small pets allowed. Fee for WiFi access.

Quality Inn and Suites Anaheim Resort
1441 S Manchester Blvd
Distance: .52 miles
ART. Complimentary breakfast and WiFi. Fee for parking.

 

Quality Inn And Suites Anaheim Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels

 

I’ve stayed at the Quality Inn and it definitely lives up to the economy name! But the room was comfortable enough for the short time we were there.

 

Moderate Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels

This is the hotel sweet spot in my opinion. I’ve stayed at quite a few of these locations in the moderate category and haven’t had a bad stay yet!

Anaheim Camelot Inn & Suites
1520 S Harbor Blvd
Distance: .33 miles
Complimentary Wi-Fi. Fee for parking. Valet parking available.

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Anaheim Resort
1460 South Harbor Blvd.
Distance: .5 miles
Complimentary WiFi.

 

Disneyland good neighbor hotels fairfield inn Anaheim mickey mouse roof

The not-so hidden Mickey on the roof of the Anaheim Fairfield Inn!

 

Best Western Plus Anaheim Inn
1630 S. Harbor Blvd
Distance: .32 miles
Daily resort fee includes parking and Wi-Fi. Two-room family suites available.

Best Western Plus Park Place Inn & Mini Suites
1544 S. Harbor Blvd.
Distance: 1/4 mile
Closest to the parks. Complimentary breakfast and WiFi. Fee for parking.

Best Western Plus Pavilions
1176 W. Katella Ave
Distance: .95 miles
ART. Non-smoking property. Complimentary WiFi. Fee for parking.

Best Western Plus Raffles Inn & Suites
2040 S. Harbor Blvd.
Distance: 1.1 miles
ART. Complimentary breakfast and WiFi access. Family suites available. Resort fee includes parking. Valet parking available.

Best Western Plus Stovall’s Inn
1110 W. Katella Ave
Distance: .72 miles
ART. Complimentary breakfast and WiFi access. Fee for parking. Valet parking and room service available.

Candy Cane Inn
1747 S Harbor Blvd
Distance: .55 miles
Complimentary breakfast and WiFi access. Complimentary private shuttle to Disneyland. Fitness center.

Castle Inn & Suites
1734 S. Harbor Blvd
Distance: .4 miles
Free self-parking, WiFi, Swimming pool

Clarion Hotel Anaheim Resort
616 Convention Way
Distance: 1 mile
ART. Complimentary WiFi. Fee for parking. Pet-friendly. Fitness Center.

Cortona Inn & Suites
2029 S. Harbor Blvd.
Distance: 1.1 miles
ART. Complimentary breakfast. Free WiFi in Lobby, fee for in-room internet. Resort fee includes parking. Multi-room suites available.

 

Disneyland good neighbor hotel Cortona Inn and Suites

 

Courtyard Anaheim Resort Convention Center
2045 South Harbor Blvd
Distance: 1.1 miles
Complimentary internet – wired and WiFi, fitness center, 24-hour market.

Courtyard by Marriot Anaheim Theme Park Entrance
1420 S. Harbor Blvd
Distance: .5 miles

If you’re looking for the best Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel, this is it!

I’m actually surprised it’s not listed in the superior category- it’s phenomenal.

 

disneyland good neighbor hotels courtyard marriot theme park room

Photo: Britni Vigil, PlayPartyPlan.com

I had the pleasure of staying here recently and this hotel is hands down #1 on my Disneyland Good Neighbor hotel list.

The location is perfect for families walking back and forth to the park. The rooms are huge and spacious and can sleep six if you book the bunkbed rooms.

Disneyland fireworks can be seen just across the street- and your family will absolutely love the 6 waterslides located onsite.

disneyland good neighbor hotels courtyard marriot theme park

 

Grand Legacy at the Park
1650 S. Harbor Blvd
Distance: .5 mile
Free WiFi, parking for a fee, swimming pool, Rooftop bar

Hampton Inn Hotel & Suites
11747 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove CA 92840
Distance: 1.5 miles
ART. Non-smoking property. Complimentary breakfast and internet access. Fee for parking. Fitness center.

Hilton Garden Inn
11777 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Distance: 1.6 miles
ART. Complimentary WiFi access. Fee for parking. Fitness center.

Holiday Inn Anaheim Resort
1915 South Manchester Avenue
Distance: 1.85 miles
ART. Complimentary WiFi and parking. Fitness center. Multi-room suites available.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1441 South Manchester Avenue
Distance: 1.85 miles
ART. Complimentary WiFI and parking. Free buffet breakfast.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
1240 S Walnut St
Distance: 1 mile
ART. Fee for parking. Fitness center. Multi-room suites available.

 

disneyland good neighbor hotels holiday inn and suites on walnut pirate room

 

This is my go-to hotel for race weekends.

The Holiday Inn & Suites on Walnut has everything I need: including a quick walk back to the hotel after the race and fabulous hot breakfast.

They have fun themed suites as well and my kids got a kick out of the Pirates of the Caribbean suite we stayed in last year.

And they have indoor entrances- something that you don’t always find in the hotels around Disneyland.

Hotel Menage/Four Points by Sheraton
1221 South Harbor Blvd.
Distance: .85 miles
Notes: ART.

This location has had a recent name change from the Hotel Menage to the Four Points by Sheraton. I stayed here when it was the Menage.

There are two things working against the Menage: fireworks and distance.

The Disneyland fireworks are set off just across the freeway from this hotel. And it is LOUD. Unbelievably loud.

This is an outdoor entrance hotel that may have contributed to that fact. If you are an early to bed type, well, don’t even try!

Distance is the other negative. It’s probably the farthest walking distance hotel that I’ve stayed in. It’s just not ideal for a race weekend unless you are on a budget and can go with the flow.

Howard Johnson Hotel
1380 South Harbor Blvd
Distance: .6 miles
ART. Complimentary internet access and free internet kiosks. Free parking.

Red Lion Hotel
1850 S. Harbor Blvd
Distance: .5 mile
Free WiFi, parking for a fee; shuttle for a fee to Disneyland

Tropicana Inn & Suites
1540 S Harbor Blvd
Distance: .3 miles
Complimentary Wi-Fi. Multi-room suites with full kitchens available. Fee for parking. Valet parking available.

 

disneyland good neighbor hotel tropicana inn

 

Superior Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
900 South Disneyland Drive
Distance: 1.25 miles
Non-smoking property. Complimentary park shuttle and wireless Internet access. Fitness center. Fee for parking.

Anaheim Marriott Hotel
700 West Convention Way
Distance: 1.1 miles
ART. Non-smoking property. Fee for parking and Internet access. Fitness center.

Hilton Anaheim
777 Convention Way
Distance: .95 miles
ART. Non-smoking property. Fee for parking and WiFi access. Fitness center.

 

disneyland good neighbor hilton anaheim convention center

photo: Hilton

Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Distance: 1.6 miles
Private park shuttle available for a fee. Fee for parking and Internet access. Fitness center.

Sheraton Garden Grove Anaheim South Hotel
12221 Harbor Blvd
Distance:1.2 mile
Wifi, Shuttle Service, and self-parking all for a fee

Sheraton Park Hotel
1855 South Harbor Boulevard
Distance: .8 miles
ART. Non-smoking property. Fitness Center. Fee for parking and wireless Internet access.

 

Disneyland good neighbor hotel wyndham

 

Wyndham Hotel Anaheim
12021 Harbor Boulevard
Distance: 1.75 miles
Non-smoking property. Daily resort fee includes shuttle to Disneyland, self-parking, Wi-Fi and fitness center.

 

Suite Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels

Anaheim Marriott Suites
12015 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Distance: 1.7 miles
ART. Fee for parking and Internet access. Pet-friendly. Fitness center.

Anaheim Portofino Inn & Suites
1831 South Harbor Blvd.
Distance: .7 miles
ART. Complimentary parking and Wi-Fi. Fitness Center. Multi-room suites available.

 

disneyland good neighbor portofino inn and suites

photo: Portofino Inn and Suites

We’ve stayed here for a Halloween trip. It was a quick walk back and forth to the parks and there was a lot of room for my family og 6 in this suite.

My husband and I appreciated the king size bed in the separate room!

Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
631 W Katella Ave
Distance: .65 miles
Complimentary hot breakfast. Fitness center. Complimentary Wi-Fi and parking. Multi-room suites available.

Doubletree Suites by Hilton
2085 S. Harbor Blvd.
Distance: 1.1 miles
ART. Non-smoking property. Fee for parking and wireless Internet access. Complimentary fresh-baked cookies in the afternoon. Fitness center.

Embassy Suites Anaheim North
3100 East Frontera
Distance: 7 miles
Non-smoking property. Fee for park shuttle and wireless Internet access. Complimentary parking, hot breakfast and evening reception. Fitness center.

Embassy Suites Anaheim South
11767 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, California, United States 92840
Distance: 1.5 miles
ART. Non-smoking property. Fee for parking and Internet access. Complimentary hot breakfast and nightly reception. Fitness center.

Hyatt House Anaheim Resort Convention Center
1800 S. Harbor Blvd
Distance: .6 mile
Free WiFi, self-parking for a fee

Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center
2035 S. Harbor Boulevard
ART. Complimentary hot breakfast and wireless Internet access. Fitness Center. Fee for parking.

 

disneyland good neighbor hotels hyatt place anaheim

 

Homewood Suites by Hilton
12005 Harbor Boulevard
Distance: 1.6 miles
Non-smoking property. Complimentary hot breakfast and evening reception. Fitness Center. Complimentary Internet access. Fee for parking and park shuttle.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Convention Center
2010 S. Harbor Blvd
Distance: .7 miles
Complimentary breakfast buffet, Free WiFi, pay for parking

Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate
1700 South Clementine Street
Distance: .8 miles
ART. Non-smoking property. Complimentary hot breakfast, parking, and wireless Internet access. Full kitchen. Pet-Friendly. Fitness Center.

Residence Inn Anaheim Resort
11931 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove CA 92840
Distance: 1.55 miles
ART. Complimentary hot breakfast, evening reception (Monday-Thursday) and wireless Internet access. Full kitchen. Pet-Friendly. Fitness Center. Fee for parking.

Residence Inn Convention Center
640 W. Katella Ave
Distance: 1 mile
Free breakfast, rooftop swimming pool, free WiFi

Springhill Suites Anaheim Maingate
1160 W Ball Rd
Distance: 1.1 miles
ART. Complimentary hot breakfast and wireless Internet. Fee for parking. Multi-room suites available. Fitness center.

Springhill Suites Convention Center
1801 S. Harbor Blvd
Distance: .7 miles
Free breakfast, free WiFi, parking for a fee

 

disneyland good neighbor hotels Springhill suites

 

Staybridge Suites Anaheim Resort
1855 S. Manchester Ave
Distance: 1.45 miles
ART. Complimentary hot breakfast and parking. Wi-Fi free for members. Multi-room suites with full kitchens available. Fitness center. Pets allowed.

 

Do you have a favorite Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel for a runDisney race weekend?  What are the best Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels for your family?

Be sure to check out the 20 things that are FREE at Disneyland (yup, I’m serious!). I’ve also got some suggestions on how to buy custom Disney shirts so you’re family will look cute in those castle pics.

 

 

Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)

Comments

  • Yanni Robel says:

    I started stay at this condo since 2013 Dumbo weekend and never stay elsewhere. Their condos are absolutely awesome, within walking distance and you can’t beat the price with what you get. And it’s 1,800sqft condo, not a room. Some with 2br, most with 3br (or even more!). The place are clean and the management company owner are lovely to work with!

    http://funtierlandvacationrentals.com

  • Bad wolf moma says:

    We have stayed at the Marriott Suites for the last 5 years. The bus is fast to the start line and the race ran down the street next to the hotel. Great place to stay with the family sleeps 6.

  • Lesley says:

    I’ve stayed at the Candy Cane Inn before. It’s nice, quiet, clean, and of course, within walking distance of so much.

  • DIStherapy says:

    I sopped up this post Patty- come Thursday I check-in to my first-EVER off-property stay at a Disney Park. EEEEEK. I was happy to see the Annabella made your acceptable list; I had read some questionable reviews… I’ll let you know how I fare Miss Marathon!! <3
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  • Ally Smith says:

    Question about the Harbor Hotels… this will be the first runDisney event that my sisters and I will doing at Disneyland, and we’re considering the Tropicana Hotel. Will we be able to take the walkway between Disneyland Park and California Adventure to reach the starting line? It’d be a pretty straight shot out the hotel doors, but we aren’t sure if that whole area is gated off at 3:30 in the morning. Thanks!

    • patty says:

      Yep! The ART buses run that early and drop people off right there. You will be able to follow the crowd across the street and make it through security and over to the start from there. It’s a great location for visiting the parks, too!

  • Rosemary says:

    Hi Patty,

    This is such a wonderful list nansi love how you labeled it by parking fee, breakfast and distance! How would Howard Johnson rate in your experience?

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Patty is a 40-ish mother of four living in Virginia. A bit geeky, sometimes sarcastic, lover of a candid confession. She's trying to love running, she swears. But much like her marathon, it’s taking a very long time. Ahem. She's searching for the perfect way to balance family, work, travel, and fitness. Perfect defined as high on fun, low on guilt.

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