Family Friendly Anaheim Hotels on Disneyland’s Doorstep

Anaheim, CA is a great place to stay for families visiting the area’s theme parks and attractions. Notably, Anaheim is the home of Disneyland, the Angel Stadium, and the Anaheim Convention Center. Those looking for Flights to Anaheim CA have a choice of using either the John Wayne International Airport in Santa Ana, 16 miles to the south, or the busier Los Angeles International Airport, 26 miles away. Whatever your budget, the following family-friendly hotels will provide a comfortable space to return to after each day’s exciting adventures.

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Well-equipped Rooms at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

Starting at the lower end of the budget, Americas Best Value Inn & Suites has rooms from $70 per night, including some with two queen beds to conveniently accommodate young families. The guest rooms have refrigerators and microwaves, making it easy to provide bedtime snacks and drinks. Rooms also have a sitting area behind a partition wall, which allows parents to watch TV while the children happily dream of meeting Mickey Mouse and all his friends!

Free Breakfast at the Howard Johnson Inn Fullerton Hotel and Conference Center

The three star Howard Johnson Inn Fullerton Hotel & Conference Center has its own swimming pool, making it ideal for all the family to relax and cool off at the end of a busy day. Concierge services, air-conditioned rooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet are sure to be useful during your stay. Start each day with breakfast at the complimentary hot and cold buffet to make your stay at this hotel a real bargain.

Pet-Friendly Rooms at the Ayres Inn Orange

Families, kids, and pets are all welcome at the Ayers Inn Orange. The calming Zen-style rooms and suites have a sofa sitting area, microwave, and refrigerator. Families can opt for a studio suite with two queen-size beds or a more spacious king suite with a pull-out sofa bed. There’s a free hot breakfast buffet every morning, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a hot tub.

Child Activities at Dolphins Cove Resort

If you don’t plan on spending every day at Disneyland Resort or Knott’s Berry Farm theme park, the Dolphins Cove Resort offers organized children’s activities. This beautiful Wyndham Vacation Resort is in five acres of gardens with a clubhouse, pool deck, water-lily ponds, waterfalls, and fountains. Vacation suites are designed to sleep up to six guests and feature leather sofas and fully equipped kitchens. This three star hotel has all the comforts of home and is less than a mile from Disneyland.

Stay in a Castle at Castle Inn and Suites

Kids will never forget their stay at the uniquely designed Castle Inn and Suites. This medieval-style castle even has suits of armor and heraldic banners to welcome guests. Best of all, the hotel is right across the street from the main entrance to Disneyland. It makes it easy to walk right in as soon as the park opens each day, and beat the crowds. Family sized rooms, a complimentary breakfast, a heated swimming pool, and a shallow wading pool for kids tick all the boxes for a top family friendly hotel in Anaheim.


About gillianbirch

Greetings from your international roving reporter! Based in beautiful Cornwall UK, I am a freelance travel writer and published author of several travel books. As the wife of a Master Mariner, I have travelled extensively and lived in exotic locations all over the world including the Far East, Europe, Australia and the Republic of Panama. I would describe myself as having “endless itchy feet and an insatiable wanderlust”, as I continue to explore Europe, Florida and further afield, writing about my experiences with humour and attention to detail. BTW, I have a Diploma from the British College of Journalism and am a member of the International Travel Writers’ Alliance and the Gulf Coast Writers’ Association.
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