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Traveling to Disneyland as a family of 3 was easy. Even when we brought another person along, we could easily stay in any hotel we wanted. Once we became a family that regularly traveled with 6 people (our family plus a helper), we found that finding a hotel became much harder. And while sometimes the easiest and cheapest route was to book two separate rooms, honestly, I prefer hotels that have rooms or suites that can accommodate our entire family.
There are so many hotels near the Disneyland resort, it can be hard to figure out which ones are going to be able to accommodate a family of 4 versus a family of 6 or even a family of 8. So, I am giving you a list of hotels that can accommodate larger families (and letting you know how many people each accommodate) as well as letting you know how I suggest booking these hotels for a great package rate.
The hotel’s star rating (per hotels.com) will be noted next to the hotel name.
Hotels For Families Of 6 (or less)
- Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel (3.5*)
The Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is the former Sheraton on Disneyland Drive. This hotel has large rooms. The junior suites include two queen beds and a sofa bed. Some suites have a separate living area, others have a separate loft. They also have standard rooms available and rooms that have adjoining doors so that families may get more than one room but still be connected. The hotel has a large pool, free shuttle to Disneyland, and more. The hotel does charge a fee for parking of $14/night.
- Springhill Suites Maingate (2.5*)
Located off of Ball Road, the fairly new Springhill Suites includes free breakfast (always a plus) and WiFi, has an outdoor pool and 120 smoke free rooms. The rooms have a separate living area but they are not completely blocked off. Rooms include a fridge and microwave which is perfect for families who want to have snacks or easy meals on hand. The hotel also has a shuttle (with a fee) to the parks, and is located under a mile from Disneyland. Parking is $14 per day.
- Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance (3*)
The Courtyard is located on the corner of Harbor and Manchester, which is within walking distance of the parks. Their family rooms include 2 queen beds and one bunk bed, as well as an extra large bathroom. Each room comes with free WiFi, a fridge, and microwave. The hotel has a waterpark that is perfect for an afternoon break in the middle of the day from the parks. This hotel has a restaurant and valet parking which runs $20/day.
Hotels For Families Of 7 (or less)
- The Springhill Suites Convention Center (3*)
This hotel is located On Harbor Blvd just south of Katella (.7 miles from Disneyland) and is a lot like the Springhill Suites Maingate in the accommodations. It does also include a rooftop terrace and a hot/cold buffet breakfast is listed (the other only lists free breakfast but may be the same). The kids suite can sleep up to 4 adults and 3 kids. The property also has connecting rooms but those must be reserved with the hotel directly. Parking is $16/day.
- The Anaheim Camelot Inn and Suites (3*)
This hotel is on Harbor Blvd less than half a mile to the parks, so an easy walk. The one bedroom suites, depending on bed choice, can sleep up to 4 adults and 3 children. The hotel room has a refrigerator and microwave. The description states a partially open bathroom, but don’t get all creeped out, that means the sinks are not inside the actual bathroom. The hotel DOES charge for parking (very common for hotels within walking distance of the park) of $12/day but they also offer Valet parking for the same price. If you want to spend some time in the park on the day of departure they offer late check-out for $45
Hotels For Families of 8 (or less)
- Desert Palms Hotel & Suites (3*)
Located on the corner of Katella and Harbor, this hotel has a wide range of suites and adjoining rooms available for larger families. Some include a separate living area, patio/balcony, and more. This hotel is a bit farther from Disneyland but many will still find it within walking distance. The perks of this hotel include free parking and breakfast. The rooms include fridge and microwave.
- Residence Inn Maingate (3*)
The Residence Inn is more like a condo/apartment than a hotel. Each unit features a full kitchen, living and dining area, as well as bathrooms and rooms/lofts. The loft style rooms can fit up to 8 people, but smaller suites are available. This hotel offers free parking and a free breakfast. Located 0.8 miles from the park, some may find this within walking distance while others may wish to catch a shuttle or drive.
- The Hyatt Regency- Orange County (4*)
This hotel is a almost 1.5 miles away from Disneyland, so I debated if it should even be included on our list, but it is available in packages through our friends at Get Away Today, and it is one of the few hotels that can accommodate 8 people, so I decided to include it. The Hyatt is an upscale hotel with amazing views. The hotel includes 2 restaurants and 2 pools. The family suites and 2 bedroom suites include a mini fridge and microwave, but those staying in other rooms can add a mini-fridge for $50 for the length of their stay. Parking at this hotel is $27.00/night but they do offer for that to be valet or self-park at that rate.
- Cortona Inn & Suites Anaheim (2.5*)
This hotel is located 1 mile from the Disneyland Resort, so it was another I debated putting on the list, however, it is a much more economical choice than many of the other hotels that can sleep 8, so I felt I should include it. In speaking with the hotel and reading the description of their family suite (which sleeps 8) this could possibly be just two connected hotel rooms, but they are offered at a lower rate than booking separately, so we will take it! The Cortona offers free WiFi and free breakfast. They have access to theme park shuttles (most likely the ART) at an extra cost. Parking is free. The hotel does require a deposit at check in that is per-night (not just one flat fee).
- Staybridge Suites (3*)
Again, a hotel that is a little over 1 mile from the Disneyland Resort, but worth mentioning. The Staybridge Suites is very similar to the Residence Inn as it has full kitchens, living areas, and bedrooms/bathrooms in their units. This hotel also offers an outdoor pool and BBQ grills for guests to utilize. The hotel only provides weekly housekeeping as it is a “extended stay hotel” but it does offer free breakfast for guests. The hotel has free self parking and is also a pet friendly hotel but charges a pet fee of $150/pet.
It should be noted, that when I went to pretend to book a stay at the Staybridge Suites, they showed nothing available after August 2016, even if I took our party down to 4 people (on the hotels.com site). This could be an indicator that they are planning renovations, or it could mean nothing at all. I could not get an answer from the hotel staff when I called, but I will try again and update this if I find out any more information.
- Best Western Plus Raffles Inn & Suites (2.5*)
This hotel is just over a mile away from Disneyland on Harbor Blvd, so some may find it possible to walk, but most will prefer to drive or take a shuttle. This hotel offers a 2 bedroom family suite, with the 3rd and 4th bed being bunk beds. The hotel offers free breakfast, has an outdoor pool, and you can access the ART shuttle near by (extra fees apply). The hotel does charge a $15/day parking fee, and they also require a deposit be paid at a per/night rate for incidentals. This hotel is one of the most economical choices and can often be booked for under $200/night even during peak seasons.
We will be adding to this list as needed, and hope to keep the amenities up to date. If you have a hotel you would like added to this list, please email me, and I will work on getting it added.
If you are wanting to book one of these hotels, and want to get the best deal possible, I suggest booking through Get Away Today. They can book you an entire package for your family, and you can even add on some extra fun items. They have packages that you can book for as little as $125 down, and then make monthly payments after that. To get started just CLICK HERE. (I am an affiliate for Get Away Today- this means if you book through my link, you get the same amazing deal you would anyways, but I earn a little money to help support this blog. Pretty cool right?)