If you’re looking for a place to stay that’s close to Disneyland, the Hilton Anaheim is it! We had the best time here!
During our last trip to Disneyland California we passed by the Hilton Anaheim on our walk to the parks. We kept saying how much closer it is than where we were currently staying at the time. And let’s face it, at the end of a long day, every step counts.
While there are hotels that are even closer to the parks (if you can believe it), the Hilton Anaheim is full service, so it’s really on a whole different playing field than the rest of them. It has multiple restaurants and dining options, including room service, a concierge, two pools (one with an awesome kids play area), a health club with sauna, a spa, shopping, and even things like a beauty salon! Our room (which overlooked Disneyland!) felt like home, and we were so happy to return to such a comfortable place after a long day.
The Hilton Anaheim is a short and easy walk to Disneyland.
The walk is really nice, and there are a few routes to choose from. We found ourselves cutting down Hotel Way for the quieter stroll. The Hilton’s location was also really convenient on the days we visited Downtown Disney, or opted to visit a Disneyland Hotel for a character meal. On those days we’d then turn left on W Katella Ave and then right on Disneyland Drive. On park days we’d make a right on W Katella and then a left on S Harbor. On route is a CVS, which is also really convenient. Neither walk took very long. On Google maps it says the walk is a mile, but it honesty did not even feel that long at all.
Upon arrival, there’s plenty of staff waiting to help with luggage and whatever else you may need. Check-in is a breeze, especially with the separate Hilton Honors check in line. The employees here are so friendly and helpful. One day we passed by housekeeping and asked for some extra towels, rather than calling down, since they were right there. SO friendly, and from then on out we found extra towels in our room daily.
The onsite full service restaurant, Mix, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Room service has an extensive menu, and the pool bar & grill (warmer months only) is a nice and relaxing setting. Also, the lobby bar, Mix Lounge, serves small bites. There’s also a Starbucks and food court with a sub place, pizza place, etc, for those looking for a quick meal.
I love a hotel that offers many room options, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Traditional guest rooms range from a standard room, pool view, Disney view, and rooms with a private balcony, or lanai deck. There are 96 suites that range from studios, all the way to a presidential suite with multiple bedrooms.
The best room features are the floor to ceiling windows, especially when you have that Disneyland view!
In 2015 the hotel underwent a $60 million dollar renovation. For as sleek as the public areas are, I don’t think the guest rooms were redone as nice as they could have been.
They are by no means bad, and are super clean and nice, but they still look like they could use some updating decor-wise. They don’t have the modern contemporary flare the rest of the hotel has.
Nevertheless, we LOVED our room. We had a corner room, with many windows, which was PERFECT with our Disneyland view! There was much room to spread out. This place is absolutely perfect for families.
SPA & FITNESS
Our stay included access to the health club, but one thing I should mention is that not all stays do. But don’t worry, hotel guests receive a discounted rate if it’s not included. But before you’re shocked to pay to use a gym at a hotel, let me tell you what’s here, because it’s certainly not your average fitness center. The health club’s indoor pool is open to guests 16 and older (but all ages are welcome at the outdoor pool). Aside from workout machines guests will find a basketball gym, power cycling studio, aerobic room, and access to over 30 fitness classes. There’s also saunas and steam rooms. Guests can also choose to take a daily class for only $9, which does not include a health club daily membership.
The onsite spa offers treatments, like massages, facials, and nail services. Spa services include access to the indoor salt water pool, sauna, and steam rooms without having to pay for the gym access.
The salon includes additional services like waxing, facials, and even manicure services for men.
The outdoor pool here is totally unexpected. I was surprised to find such a nice space in the middle of a city. The pool is surrounded by the hotel, so many guest rooms overlook it. While the pool isn’t large, it’s certainly well kept and a great place to relax. And aside from the pool itself, there’s plenty of outdoor seating areas to lounge in, a restaurant, and even a kids water play area.
There’s a concierge desk right in the lobby where guests can buy Disneyland tickets and book other experiences in and around the area. I’m really not sure what you won’t find here. From mailing a package to renting a car, the Hilton Anaheim has it all.
To book your own stay at the Hilton Anaheim, click here.
We received a press rate for review purposes, which in no way reflects or sways my opinion. The Hilton Anaheim’s close proximity to Disneyland sold me, the comfortable room, pool, and amazing staff is what has me returning.