These Are the Best Hotels Near Disneyland for Families on a Budget

These kid-friendly hotels near Disneyland are surprisingly affordable for families.
Kids walking outside Hotel Indigo near Disneyland (Photo: Hotel Indigo)
Photo: Hotel Indigo

Located right in the heart of Anaheim, Disneyland is surrounded by affordable and family-friendly hotels within easy walking distance of the theme park. And because many of these cheap theme park hotels are Disney-approved “Good Neighbor Hotels,” families can expect special Disneyland perks and packages to go along with the proximity to the park.

The Top Budget-Friendly Hotels Near Disneyland

With rates that average between $150 and $200 per night (and sometimes drop much lower), these are the best hotels near Disneyland for families who want to save their vacation budget for inside the theme park.

1. Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim

You can walk from the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim to Disneyland in under 10 minutes, making it quick and convenient to head back to the hotel for a midday nap or to cool off at the onsite waterpark.

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Also onsite is a Disneyland ticket desk and a small market with snacks, sundries, and souvenirs. The hotel has a variety of room types, from standard rooms with one king or two double beds, to rooms with bunk beds for kids and pirate-themed suites. Some rooms even have theme park views.

2. Hotel Indigo Anaheim

Exterior of Hotel Indigo in Anaheim, California (Photo: Hotel Indigo)
Exterior of Hotel Indigo in Anaheim, California (Photo: Hotel Indigo)

A boutique hotel that’s less than a one-mile walk to Disneyland, Hotel Indigo Anaheim‘s decor and locally inspired dining options pay homage to California’s natural beauty and agricultural heritage.

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You can choose from standard rooms with one king or two queens, or suites with a separate living area that buy you about 100 additional square feet. When you need a break from the parks, you can relax in the hotel’s outdoor pool or spa.

3. Hotel Lulu Anaheim

Exterior view of Hotel Lulu near Disneyland (Photo: Hotel Lulu)
Exterior view of Hotel Lulu near Disneyland (Photo: Hotel Lulu)

Just steps away from Disneyland (two blocks, to be precise), Hotel Lulu‘s vibe is “California cool” with playful Disney touches throughout. Onsite amenities include an outdoor pool with comfy cabanas, a 24/7 fitness center, a restaurant and cafe, and a dedicated “Disney Desk” to assist you with tickets and Disneyland planning needs.

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The guest rooms are sleek and simple and come with one king or two queen beds. Hotel Lulu also hosts weekly craft times, dive-in movies, and poolside wine receptions to make your family’s time away from Disneyland as enjoyable as the time you spend there.

4. Anaheim Marriott

Balcony view from a guest room at the Anaheim Marriott (Photo: Marriott)
Balcony view from a guest room at the Anaheim Marriott (Photo: Marriott)

The Anaheim Marriott is one of the high-rise hotels near Disneyland. It has an upscale feel but budget-friendly prices. You can grab a Starbucks coffee from The Market on your way to the parks in the morning, sip a cocktail from the hotel bar in the afternoon, and come back to dine at nFuse, the hotel’s full-service restaurant, in the evening.

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Rooms have furnished balconies and a bright, airy feel. There are also a variety of packages and special offers to help you save even more money.

5. Tropicana Inn and Suites

The hotel pool at Tropicana Inn near Disneyland (Photo: Tropicana Inn)
The hotel pool at Tropicana Inn near Disneyland (Photo: Tropicana Inn)

The Tropicana Inn and Suites is one of the few hotels near Disneyland that’s been welcoming guests since before the theme park opened in 1967. Even after a recent renovation, it still has a fun vintage vibe with brightly colored decor and blue-hued palm tree murals in guest rooms. It’s also one of the closest hotels to Disneyland, and you can purchase tickets right in the lobby.

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There’s an outdoor pool and jacuzzi when you need to cool off, and a market and cafe with delicious coffee, sandwiches, pastries, snacks, and more for when you need a quick pick-me-up. Room sizes are available to accommodate every type of family, and most have a sleeper chair or sofa bed so there’s plenty of room for everyone.

6. Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Theme Park Entrance

A double queen kids suite at Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Theme Park Entrance (Photo: Marriott)
A double queen kids suite at Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Theme Park Entrance (Photo: Marriott)

If you’re looking for a kid-friendly hotel near Disneyland, look no further than the Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Theme Park Entrance. Standard rooms sleep up to six and come equipped with bunk beds, there’s a water park and heated outdoor pool, and you can watch Disneyland fireworks from your balcony if you book a resort view room.

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There’s also a casual eatery open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a 24/7 market with grab-and-go items, and Disney souvenirs that are more reasonably priced than what you’ll find in the parks.

7. Castle Inn and Suites Anaheim

Sleeping Beauty Castle isn’t the only castle in Southern California. Across the street from Disneyland, the Castle Inn and Suites Anaheim has its own stately spires and colorful crests. And those aren’t the only royal details, either. You’ll find a knight in shining armor in the lobby, and regal bedding and dark wood furnishings in guest rooms and suites.

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Disneyland tickets are available onsite, and a convenient gift shop offers essentials and souvenirs as well. Families will appreciate the shallow kids’ pool adjacent to the outdoor heated pool.

8. Best Western Plus Park Place Inn

Best Western Park Place Inn near Disneyland (Photo: Best Western)
Best Western Park Place Inn near Disneyland (Photo: Best Western)

Like a few hotels near Disneyland, the Best Western Plus Park Place Inn is located practically right across the street from the park’s main entrance. It has an outdoor pool, gift shop with Disneyland tickets available, and a full breakfast is included with your stay.

Choose from a standard room with two queen beds or a mini suite that includes a living area with a sofa bed. There’s also a refrigerator and microwave in every room so you have somewhere to keep your kids’ Mickey pretzel fresh if they don’t finish it all.

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Tarah Chieffi
Tarah Chieffi is a theme park and family travel journalist who discovered her words were best used to help travelers plan fun-filled family vacations. When she isn't eating theme park food and riding roller coasters, she can be found cycling wherever her bike will take her, tucked under the covers with a good book, or planning her next adventure with her husband and three young sons.

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