Each of my last few Disneyland trips, I have stayed at various off site hotels ranging in location, price, and quality. I much prefer saving money on hotel when visiting Disneyland because that means I can squeeze in more trips in a year's time. This trip, Erica and I found a really great deal at the Castle Inn and Suites for AP holders, the total price for three nights was $414.00. Here are a few details about the hotel to help you decide if it is the right fit for you.
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Location | It is within walking distance of the parks, about 7 minutes from the hotel room to security lines at the parks. Not a bad distance at all! It is on the parks side of the resort, you can “see” backstage area of paradise pier area for reference; it’s located on Harbor Blvd. The hotel has parking available for guests if you drive to the area. There aren’t very many restaurants around the hotel directly, you will have to walk down the street to find more food options.
The Hotel | The hotel itself is themed to be very olden day castle style, suits of armor and whatnot. It is not a super large hotel, which makes in more quaint. There are four floors, the doors to rooms are outside, it is not an enclosed building. There is a little convenience store as well in case you forget any park essentials. It was clean, well kept, and the staff was very friendly. Checking in and out was smooth and we did not experience any issues.
The Room | We had a two queen beds style room on the second floor. It was located right across from the stairs and elevator, allowing easy access to get down to the main floor. The hotel isn’t very sound proof, so if you don’t like hearing people early in the morning going to the park, request staying away from that area. The room itself was a decent size, but it was a little dark in its lighting. Opening the curtains would have helped solved this issue, but being right by the elevator, we preferred people not constantly looking into our room. There is a large bathroom area and a closed off area for the shower and toilet. The shower is a little smaller and water pressure is okay, our only complaint is that they only provide “conditioning shampoo” instead of shampoo and conditioner.
The hotel seemed to have a lot of families staying there, so I would say it is most definitely a family-friendly hotel. There is not other transportation to the parks other than walking, but it is very close in my opinion. I would stay here again on future visits, I was overall very happy.
Get Away Today we will not only match that price that you find on any site, but they will beat it by $10! If you are interested in staying here, you can save even more money by booking through Get Away Today, and be sure to use promo code 5disneysisters to save on your booking!