Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1

    • New Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    14

    Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier

    Iím new to this forum, but not new to Disney parks, however I have never stayed in one of Disneyland Resort properties, always stayed off-site. Last year was the first time we took our kids to the parks (ages 4 and 1 at the time), but we were actually down for a wedding, which my 4 year old was the flower girl, so between the wedding and rehearsal, we felt very rushed and only got to spend a day and a half in the parks, but my kids loved it. So this year (Sept.) we are planning on going for the week and only going down to spend time at the resort. I want to give my kids (now ages 5 and 2) the most magical Disney vacation, so we are going to stay onsite, especially with the promotional deal they have going on. Iím going to put down my deposit here in a couple days, but I keep going back and forth on where to stay: Disneyís Paradise Pier or the Disneyland Hotel Ė with the deal it is only a $152.98 difference. I read there is construction going on at the Disneyland Hotel and that the rooms are very outdated, but the photos of the pool look amazing. Iím just not sure where to stay. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2

    • Yes, that is my real name
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    The Far Northern, California, United States
    Posts
    2,323
    Blog Entries
    6

    Re: Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier

    We've always stayed at the Paradise Pier and have been very satisfied. This trip (tomorrow) we went ahead and went for the DLH. The pool looks like a lot of fun, and we just wanted to try something new. Generally when I have priced it, it has been about $400 a week more, so if you see it low like less then $200, I'd book it! When we booked we had good luck and it was about $38 difference! Hence why we took the plunge to stay there this time. I am sure either way you go you will be happy! I know a lot of people don't care as much for the Paradise Pier and the DLH, but it has served us well in the past! Good luck!
    Yaye!

  3. #3

    • Eeyore smiling
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    609

    Re: Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier

    Just so you know you can use any of the three pools, by staying at one of the hotels, so Paradise Pier, DLH or Grand Californian, won't matter. You just show your pass they issue you, which also should get you early entry into the park any of the days you are staying that the park has early entry. Also that pass will let you get into California Adventure via the interior entrance within the Grand Californian, you will be able to charge to your room at all three hotels and from within both parks, you can take part in the Grand Californian story time by their big fireplace in the lobby, etc. Just ask when you check into which ever hotel you check into and you will see that you get to enjoy the same amenities at all three as if you were staying in them. A big bonus for those staying at Paradise Pier, since the rooms are less there.
    Now, I have stayed at all three hotels, but am partial to the DLH, mostly from a nostalgia standpoint. However, know that you are closer to both parks staying at Paradise Pier then if you stay at DLH, you are even closer to the Monorail staying at the Paradise Pier as you are in some of the banks of the DLH.
    End result, I would probably stay at the Paradise Pier, and have a breakfast with the Characters at Goofy's Kitchen (in the DLH) with your savings...ENJOY

  4. #4

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Disney Dream World
    Posts
    570

    Re: Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier

    We stayed at the Paradise Pier in December and it was great...no complaints whatsoever. We had the Surfs Up breakfast with mickey and that was great too! Price wise...Paradise Pier is the most economical but I would also like to visit some of the other on site hotels. If you decide to stay at the Disneyland hotel you can request to stay in the dreams tower since this is the 1st of the three towers to undergo the new room rennovations and should be completed by the end of June (I have been told by disney staff that it is just about complete now). We will be staying there this September also and since the price was right decided to upgrade to the conceirge level

    Whether you decide to stay at the PP or DLH I am sure you will have a great time. A character meal is a must...the children will love it (and you too!).
    Vacation...Counting Down the Days...Disneyland Here I Come

  5. #5

    • Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    1,765

    Re: Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier

    I stay at one of the resort hotels on average about 8 - 10 times per year. We don't have any kids (I'm just a big kid myself). We normally stay at Paradise Pier because it is a little less expensive and has BY FAR the most convenient parking for the hotel. We also really like PCH Grill restaurant and have our dinner there before we drive back home.

    I've stayed in the newly remodeled rooms at the Disneyland Hotel and the older themed rooms. Both of them are very nice. The older rooms are actually better themed for children than the new ones. The new rooms are very elegant and more mature in their interior design.

    The Disneyland Hotel definitely has better theming both in the rooms, lobby and pool. Steakhouse 55 is also an outstanding restaurant. It is also closer to the parks and to the monorail entrance which can become a very big difference in walking after long days in the parks. That extra 200 yards can seem very long.

    If I were to take children to the resort and want to give them all the magic possible, without doubt and with no hesitation whatsoever, I would spend the extra money and stay at the Disneyland Hotel. The pool itself and the proximity to the monorail and parks will make it worth the money.

    On my flickr page I have pictures of each of the hotels so you can compare them, but in my opinion, there would be no need to compare. Disneyland Hotel all the way, especially for the children.
    Life is far too short for bland food!


    Flickr page: www.flickr.com/ringoffirehotsauce
    You Tube: www.youtube.com/ringoffireguy
    Facebook: http://profile.to/michaelgreening/
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/RingofFire1
    Personal website: www.mikeanddianes.com

  6. #6

    • Internet.Serious Business
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Perfect Park Acres, the latest in Hover-Burb Communities
    Posts
    4,821

    Re: Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier

    I never thought I would say this, because I absolutely fell in love with the Disneyland Hotel the first time I stayed there...

    ...but while the Disneyland Hotel has a certain bit of magic that is unexplainable, this year we stayed at the Paradise Pier (the cost difference was huge) and other than the pool, I can't say I missed anything at the Disneyland Hotel. It was great to walk to the DLH and walk around, but I found that on other trips, after the first day's trip through the waterfall grotto and the Koi Pond, we never did it again.

    So staying at the Paradise Pier we still visited the grotto, but instead were treated to a great view of DCA and World of Color testing. And if I were given a choice (other than the fact that I want to try the Grand to say I've stayed at them all) I would choose the Paradise Pier again.

  7. #7

    • MiceChat Moderator
    • Starcruiser.. crash crash
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles & Orange County
    Posts
    21,202

    Re: Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier

    I vote for Paradise Pier Hotel right now, mainly for the construction.


    Visit my mice chat toy shop!
    http://micechat.com/forums/merchandi...oy-shoppe.html

    Track Disney Animation Presence in the Theme Parks Worldwide!
    http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...ired-them.html

  8. #8

    • waitin' to board
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Laffite's Landing.............yea I wish...currently about 700 miles away unfortunately.
    Posts
    481

    Re: Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier

    I've stayed at the DL hotel twice now and have enjoyed it. Being close to the monorail station was welcome relief at the end of each day. I havent yet stayed at Paradise Pier, but I'd have no problem staying at the DL Hotel even with the current refurb ongoing.

  9. #9

    • Circle of Ancients
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Debate Lounge Dummy : )
    Posts
    11,113

    Re: Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier

    If this is your first time staying at either, I'd say go with the DLH this trip while your kids are little and the Paradise Pier next trip when your kids are a little older.

    They're both great in similar and different ways.

  10. #10

    • Laughing Place Finder
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    423

    Re: Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier

    I've stayed at The Grand Californian four times and The Disneyland Hotel about 20 times but have not yet stayed at Paradise Pier. Most of the time we can choose any of the three hotels and we usually choose The Disneyland Hotel.

    There really is something about the magic you feel there. The Neverland Pool is our absolute favorite of any hotel. I think with young kids you'll be very happy staying there, though I can't really contrast it with Paradise Pier.
    Disneyland Trips: 76, 77, 78, 80, 81, 83, 84, 86, 90, 98, 99, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 09, 10, 11

    Disneyworld Trips: 08, 10









    Disney Resort Area hotels visited since 2008:



    Disneyland Resort: Disneyland Hotel - Grand Californian Hotel - Hilton Anaheim Convention Center - Hyatt Regency Anaheim/OC - Crowne Plaza Anaheim/Garden Grove - Holiday Inn Anaheim on Manchester - Holiday Inn & Suites Anaheim on Walnut - Hilton Garden Inn Anaheim - Marriott Fairfield Inn Anaheim



    DisneyWorld: Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary Resort - Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village - Port Orleans French Quarter



    If you have any questions about Disney vacation logistics, travel planning or hotel experiences feel free to ask me.

  11. #11

    • New Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    14

    Re: Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier

    Thanks everyone for your response and I'm excited that I put the deposit down last night for the Disneyland Hotel. I think I'm more excited then the kids. I remember being a kid and riding over on the Monorail to the Disneyland Hotel, when the Monorail used to stop at the Hotel and always wished we were staying there.

  12. #12

    • DL is my anti-drug.
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    2 1/2 hours from disneyland.
    Posts
    329

    Re: Disneyland Hotel or Paradise Pier

    I have a question, out of the 3 Disney hotels, which has the most disneyland feel to the hotel/room itself?


Similar Threads

  1. [Idea] Paradise Pier Hotel & Paradise Cove
    By Alpoe001 in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 07-28-2009, 08:16 PM
  2. [Chat] Disneyland Hotel vs. Paradise Pier Hotel
    By MsSarah in forum So. Cal. Hotel Reviews
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 05-11-2009, 01:38 PM
  3. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-04-2006, 06:47 PM
  4. Disneyland Hotel vs Paradise Pier for December
    By stampinshauna in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-16-2006, 07:50 AM
  5. How Do Paradise Pier Hotel Guests Get to Disneyland?
    By PragmaticIdealist in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 01-04-2006, 03:24 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •