Review of a Premium View Room at the Disneyland Hotel
The OG of all Disney resort hotels, the Disneyland Hotel at the Disneyland Resort offers guests a taste of history, a prime location, and all the modern luxuries and conveniences!
Comprised of three guest-room towers themed after Adventureland, Frontierland, and Fantasyland, the Disneyland Hotel is home to two monorail-themed waterslides and pools, two gift shops, a spa, Tangaroa Terrace, Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, and more.
The hotel also has the benefit of sitting next to Downtown Disney and being within a ten-minute walk from the Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure!
During a recent trip to the Disneyland Resort, our park reporter Chrissy enjoyed a stay at the Disneyland Hotel to experience what this classic had to offer.
Upon check-in, she was assigned Room 2764 located on the 9th floor of the Adventure Tower.
This particular room was a Pool View/Premium View; and for two nights, plus two Park Hopper Tickets for an adult and child and Genie+ for both days, the grand total was $1,931.92.
Not gonna lie, as Walt Disney World locals, we’re definitely envious of the monorail pool slides! However, it is worth noting that the third resort tower is currently under construction.
The bedroom space measured 14 ft. x 14 ft. and had 1 king bed complete with a magical, musical headboard!
Seriously, this headboard has firework lights to give your kiddo sweet dreams after a long day in the parks. But be warned, while you may tire of this pixie-dusted detail after the 35th time, your child won’t. Ever.
What you, the adult, will truly appreciate is, apart from the 3-bedroom Grand Villa at the Riviera Resort, this bed was THE MOST comfortable Chrissy has ever slept on at any Disney Resort!
In addition to nightstands on both sides of this super comfy bed, the room’s furnishings consisted of a comfy chair and reading lamp, as well as…
…a dresser and TV, another floor lamp, a desk and chair, and a table-top lamp complete with an always appreciated Hidden Mickey.
The dresser under the TV served several purposes. In addition to drawers and storage space, this is where Chrissy found the ice bucket, plastic cups, and coffee maker, and behind the cabinet door is where the mini-fridge was stored.
Now, let’s get to the rest of the room, shall we?
The hallway (note the firework-inspired carpet!) measured 15 ft. long by 3 ft. 5 in. wide.
It’s also worth pointing out that, unlike most guest room bathrooms at Disney World Resort hotels, there is no water closet or anything separating the vanity from the rest of the bathroom.
Overall, the bathroom measured 7 ft. long by 5 ft. 2 in. wide (not including the tub).
Focusing on the vanity space, multiple outlets are always appreciated, as was the free toiletries! No mounted pumps here.
The Mickey glove sconces were a nice touch…
…and so was the Mickey-shaped faucet handle!
Under the sink, there was plenty of space for storage, towels, and the room’s hairdryer.
Here’s a closer look at the tub and shower combo.
There was a Mickey-shaped faucet here too!
So that’s a tour of Room 2764 at the Disneyland Hotel during a visit to the happiest place on Earth!
Are you thinking about a trip to Disneyland? What do you think of the Disneyland Hotel? Let us know in the comments!
6 thoughts on “Review of a Premium View Room at the Disneyland Hotel”
Looks like “normal hotel room” to me. Yup, some nice accent touches…but nothing you couldn’t get at the Hyatt up the street. Which also has modern luxury and convenances, like indoor plumbing and elevators. Even Glass ones.
I appreciate this look inside the Disneyland hotel. There are so many hotels within walking distance of Disneyland, it’s nice to have a better idea of what you’re actually getting. And the monorail slide looks epic. Does the Disneyland hotel include breakfast?
Nope, it includes nothing. Everything is extra, a lot extra. Seriously, save your thousands and stay elsewhere. Try Del Sol or the Desert Inn across the street.
Wife and I stayed there in 2019. The rooms are nothing really special and you can tell the bones of the place are old, but they do try hard to make it look nice. The pool however is amazing! There are many hotel rooms just as nice at non-Disney hotels in walking distance of Disneyland, but none have even half the pool complex of the Disneyland Hotel.
But the pool alone does not make it worth the cost of the room. I doubt we will stay there again. We are staying at the JW Marriott when we go in September. Looks super nice for less than 1/2 the price and only a little further walk than DLH.
Agreed. I thought TP was supposed to be objective. Pretty as the hotel may be, they’ve clearly axed nearly everything that made it special, and threw in some plastic nostalgia to compensate. Face it, the hotel has NOT been worth staying at for at least 10-12 years. I see no way to justify staying there at its current prices, knowing all you’ve lost for the increasing amounts you’re paying for.
The Disneyland Hotel lost all worth and value years ago. While the accents are nice and some new features like the BTMR display are stunning, the DLH is simply one of thousands of examples of how Disney is charging tons more for offering lots less.
The DLH is still nothing more than a glorified Holiday Inn. It’s location is NOT spectacular. It’s still a longer walk to the front gate than many motels across the street. If you use the monorail (Assuming it’s running), be prepared to be line up at least 30-45 minutes early to snag a seat on the first train. But because train’s leave precisely at park opening, you’re going to be at least 10 minutes behind the people at rope drop at the front gate. So no real advantage to location.
Views? The blue cocoon they wrap you in is horrible. Gone are the balconies that gave you a real view and fresh air. But who cares about the views now? Downtown Disney is a construction zone, as is the area behind the old Bonita Tower. The Fantasy tower overlooks the pool on one side and parking lot on the other, though you can catch glimpse of the fireworks from here (though, again, better when you had the balcony).
Also gone are the beautiful features that made the hotel a destination unto itself years ago: the many restaurants and shops, koi fish, waterfalls and trails, glass elevator to Top of the Park, tours, beaches, marina and watercraft, arcade, Fantasy Waters show, and much, much more. Even after adjusting for inflation, you’re paying tons more for increasingly less. Add to that COVID woes, slashed staffing and hours… yeah, what a joke.
They had the gall to get rid of Steakhouse 55, and Goofy’s Kitchen is a whopping $50-65 for generic Denny’s food. Fun as it is, they then have the gall to charge an automatic 18% gratuity. So simply for a party of two at brunch, you’re paying around $20 in tips just to have them bring you juice and water. No thanks.
Gotta hand it to Disney, they’ve done a great job capturing a market of people who will happily drop money they don’t really have for the sake of impressing themselves and others with pretty things. Whatever they can show off online, I guess. Guests once had standards, but I guess people like paying $150 to pose in front of purple walls and wait 45 minutes for a Starbucks on Main Street.
I miss the old Disneyland Hotel, and the only reason I’d stay there is nostalgia. But I won’t drop $700 a night for a bed I can pay a third of for across the street. Simply stroll the grounds on a break from the park, and if you want water slides, stay at the HoJo.