Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance Hotel Review

Disneyland in Anaheim, California has many off-site hotel options within walking distance to the Disneyland parks. While we often stay on-site at Disneyland we wanted to try an off-site option and chose Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.


Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance is less than a 10-minute walk to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, and you only need to cross one major street to reach the parks.

The location of the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance makes getting to the parks quick and easy. On the walk to Disneyland from the hotel you pass Mimi’s Cafe, Panera, and McDonald’s among other quick and inexpensive food choices. 

Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance Overview

There are several room types at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance, all of which have bunk beds, a mini fridge and microwave. There are several room sizes to choose from to fit many family sizes and budgets.

On-site at the hotel is a casual restaurant and bar, but no free breakfast or happy hour. A large gift shop has basic essentials in addition to Disney themed clothes and gifts. Included in your stay is access to the hotel water park. The water park looks like a lot of fun, but it was too cold during our visit.

Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance Room Review

We stayed in a King resort view room with balcony which included a bunk bed, a king size bed, and theme park view. Although not a suite, it provided a lot of space especially for the price.

Entering our room there is a small room off to the right that holds the bunk beds. Then if you go to the left down the hall find a large bathroom and main bedroom area with a corner booth.

The bathroom has a double vanity and two separate showers. There is a stand alone shower with the toilet in one room and then the tub/shower combo in the room with the sinks. This large bathroom made getting ready at night and in the morning very easy.

In the main bedroom area is a king size bed, a corner booth for dining, a large desk with a chair, Netflix enabled TV, Keurig coffee maker, mini fridge, and microwave.

This eating area, coffee maker, and mini fridge saved us money and time by allowing us to eat breakfast in the room. We ate breakfast in the room each morning except when we went to the awesome Minnie and Friends breakfast at Plaza Inn.

Having the kids’ sleeping area down the hall from the main bedroom area is incredible. We could get ready or watch TV without disturbing Elizabeth while she was sleeping.

Added bonus – we had a theme park view room with a balcony which allowed us to watch the Disneyland fireworks from our room one night.


Somehow I booked another valet-only hotel. The current price for valet is $30 plus 17% tax. This price includes unlimited in-and-out privilege.

Overall Impression

Our room worked out perfectly during our visit. The kids sleeping area away from the main room is a nice feature. We also like the large bathroom, dining table, mini fridge, and easy walk to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

The room design and short walk to the parks, in addition to bunk beds, make this a great family friendly hotel choice. My only concern is that the rooms, although new, are starting to look a little worn. I hope the management maintains the hotel well over the coming years.

I was in no way compensated for this review.

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