Beyond the magical rides and attraction of the happiest place on earth lies another haven for the shopping fanatics. The intention behind the construction of Downtown Disney District was actually to lure the visitors to extend their stay within the vicinity of the resort. With all the vibrant shops, dazzling boutiques and entertaining cafes and restaurants it has to offer, one day is surely not enough for you to maximize your time within Downtown Disney.

In no particular order, here are some of the best hotels to stay at that are a stone’s throw away from the area to complement your entertainment and shopping extravaganza.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Aside from the luxurious rooms and suites that this hotel has to offer, it also provides guests with a wide range of amenities where they could unwind and relax after a whole day of shopping and enjoying the theme park. Cool off in different themed pools that feature water slides, hot tubs, and private cabanas. You could check out the Mandara Spa, which offers relaxing treatments and massages to revitalize your body and mind.

Before having your “me” time, drop off your kids at Pinocchio’s Workshop, where children from ages 5 to 12 can enjoy several supervised fun activities. Go on a gastronomic adventure with the whole family by dining in the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and lounges. With all of these just a few steps away from Downtown Disney, your stay will be really worth it.

Disneyland Hotel

Continue to experience the Disney magic and spirit as this hotel provides its guests with Disneyland-themed accommodations that pays tribute to the early years of Disneyland Park. Each of Disneyland Hotel’s room boasts upscale and modern amenities, elegant yet whimsical interior design, and charming Disney furnishings. Feel like royalty, a pirate or an explorer by choosing the hotel’s signature suites or the Mickey Mouse Penthouse. The hotel also offers a wide selection of restaurants, ranging from fine dining to playful character buffet. By staying at the Disneyland Hotel, you are in for an enchanted and VIP experience.

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

Experience paradise as Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel transports you back to the boardwalks of the Californian beachfronts in the 1920s. You and your family could stay in seaside-themed rooms that flaunt old-fashioned yet elegant décors and state-of-the-art amenities. Bask in the sun or enjoy the nighttime view by taking a dip in the hotel’s rooftop pools. Have breakfast with Mickey & his Disney friends at Disney’s PCH Grill or take a quick bite at the Surfside Lounge. You can even view the Disneyland fireworks on certain nights, making this hotel a spectacular choice of lodging.

Never miss out on all the fun and adventures that Downtown Disney has to offer and get the full Disney experience by choosing one of these wonderful hotels during your stay.


  1. The Disneyland Hotel gets our business, and we visit Anaheim 4-6 times a year. Recently, we had talked about trying some of the more economically priced options off property, as we headed to The Disneyland Hotel for a one night stay to wrap up a coastal vacation. We had booked a 2 queen concierge level room, but when we arrived, we were met by 2 hotel employees who escorted us past the registration desk. We were baffled as we knew from a previous stay they do this for guests staying in signature suites, but not for the type of room we had booked. Apparently, they had overbooked….and we were given The Pirates of the Caribbean suite for the price of the room we’d originally booked!! This is a $3500 suite! All I can assume is that our loyalty to this property was rewarded. Let me tell you, getting to experience the Disney Magic we all hear about & wish we could experience, is an incredible experience. And has forevermore made them our ONLY choice!


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