A Guide to the Hotels in Disneyland Paris
When it comes to hotels, you’ll find a variety of options where you can recharge your batteries during your Disneyland Paris adventure. By staying in one of the Disney hotels, you’ll be bringing your whole experience to the next level. So in this blog, we’ll guide you through each hotel so you can find the perfect fit for your next stay.
The official Disney hotels vary from 2 Key to 5 Key so they’re affordable no matter what your budget is. All hotels offer:
- Breakfast buffet and special kid’s menus
- Free Wi-Fi
- Disney and international TV
- Concierge service in the hotels to make your reservations for dining or book your extras
- Rooms with Disabled Guest Access are available at all hotels
- Free shuttle services that drop you off at the entrance and bring you back to your hotel (apart from the Disneyland Hotel)
So let’s start getting to know the hotels and what makes them unique…
When you think of the hotels in Disneyland Paris, the first one to pop into your mind will probably be the well-known majestic Victorian-style hotel that is located at the entrance of the park. The 5 Key Disneyland Hotel sparks of magic and will make your childhood dreams come true. The rooms have an old-fashioned décor that will make you feel like a prince or princess as you sleep in the luxurious king-sized bed.
If your budget allows, you can upgrade to one of the different Suites or Castle Club rooms. If you do, a VIP Fastpass comes with it, as well as the opportunity to meet some familiar faces at the breakfast club… the Disney Characters.
You can enjoy delicious food at the family-friendly California Grill or the open kitchen buffet overlooking Maine Street at Inventions (where the character dining takes place) and you can finish the day with some fancy drinks at the Café Fantasia. The breakfast buffet that’s included in the Castle Club Rooms or the Suites is served at Inventions.
Have you hit your limit for walking and queuing? To complete your stay in the Disneyland Hotel, you can rewind and revitalise in the hotel’s Celestia Spa where they have a heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a steam bath, as well as treatments.
The Disneyland Hotel brings the dream of being a princess to the next level. You can have a fairy-tale transformation including a make-over and a hairstyling session for a day – fitting right into the whole theme of this magical hotel.
Newport Bay Club Hotel
Located next to the lake, the 4 Key Newport Bay Club Hotel brings back the charm of a 1900s mansion. The coastal theme runs like a thread through the hotel: from the nautical rooms to the marine restaurants and all the way to the heated indoor and outdoor pools. The Steamboat Willie Mickey Mouse inspired rooms vary from standard rooms, rooms overlooking the lake, family rooms, Compass Club rooms and different suites. Situated at the Lake Disney, this idyllic location has beautiful gardens for you to stroll through on the short 15minute walk to the Disneyland Parks.
You can enjoy Mediterranean-inspired food at the buffet-style at Cape Cod restaurant and Sailor fans can find dishes inspired by New England and the Mediterranean at the Yacht Club. The Captain’s Quarter Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and look back on the day’s activities.
Whether you want to unwind or break a sweat, the Newport Bay Club has a fully-equipped gym and pools, saunas and steam baths.
Compass Club guests receive one hotel Fastpass per person per day, whilst Suite guests get a VIP Fastpass per person per day that offers unlimited access to Fastpass lanes in the park!
Sequoia Lodge Hotel
Nestled at the shore of the Lake Disney within the mountains, the 3 Key Sequoia Lodge Hotel is surrounded by nature. It’s best to spend your autumn or winter visit to Disneyland here as the flickering fireplace will charm you into settling down after a long day in the two parks.
Only a short 15 minute walk away, this Lodge offers you standard rooms that are inspired by Bambi and his friends with a forest décor, as well as Golden Forest Rooms and Suites that will give you the extra feeling of being in the woods. As with the other hotels, staying in a Suite will give you access to a VIP Fastpass ticket, while the Golden Forest Rooms include the Hotel Fastpass ticket.
The charm of this hotel is also seen in the themed indoor swimming pool complex as well as the outdoor pool, designed with stones, wood and earthy tones. Other amenities also include a fully equipped gym, a sauna and a steam bath. There’s also a kids playing area.
Dining takes place at the Hunter’s Grill and Beaver Creek Tavern, offering an all-you-can-eat buffet in a rustic hunting lodge. The dishes are based on but not limited to meat. If you chose to have breakfast at the hotel, you will find it also in this restaurant.
The aforementioned open fireplace is located in the Redwood Bar and Lounge that invites you to relax and sip on a refreshing cocktail or other beverage whilst listening to the flickering sound of the burning wood watching the flames dancing through the night.
Ever wonder what it’s like to spend time in the Wild West? The Hotel Cheyenne exactly that experience. The 2 Key hotel is located about 20 minutes walking distance away from the Disneyland Park.
The main character that inspires the Hotel Cheyenne’s rooms is everyone’s favourite sheriff, Toy Story’s Woody. Woody along with Bullseye and Jessie are dotted throughout each room so you’ll feel like you’re part of Woody’s Roundup.
To dine, the Chuck Wagon Café offers you delicious barbeque ribs and salads. A delicious breakfast buffet can be found in the Café in the mornings. You can listen to Country tunes while having a drink in the Old West Saloon (one of our favourite hotel bars in Disneyland Paris!), or you can head over for a coffee to the Starbucks Café that’s inside the hotel.
To have the ultimate Wild West experience in the outdoor play area where pony rides can be organised at a surcharge. There’s also an indoor play area for smaller kids and a video arcades room for older kids.
Hotel Santa Fe
Route 66 inspired Hotel Santa Fe is another 2 Key official Disney Hotel, located just a short 20 minute walk away from the entrance to the Park.
The rooms are themed on the movie Cars, while you’ll feel like you’re on a pit stop along Route 66 is the restaurant, La Cantina. To unwind you can take a drink at the South-West inspired Rio Grande Bar, or you have a coffee break at Starbucks.
Family rooms for up to 6 people are available, as well as an indoor playing area for the kids.
Top Disney Hotel Tips
- Characters: Different Disney characters are in the hotels during the day, generally in the morning before you leave for the park and in the afternoon, so you can meet them in the hotel without having to queue in the park
- Photos: For €69pp, you can get the Photo Pass, which means you get all photos taken by the official Disney photographers when meeting the characters and the photos from the attractions themselves.
- Early Start: To make the most of your time in Disneyland, take advantage of the Extra Magic Hours that come with your stay in an official Disney Hotel. By staying in one of the hotels above, you get to enter the park and get started on the attractions 1-1.5 hours before the park opens to the general public.
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* We didn’t include the 4 Key New York Hotel in the list above as it will be closing its doors in January 2019 and will be transformed into a Marvel Super Heroes Hotel, which will open in 2020. *
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