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Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance Review

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Are you looking for an amazing place to stay for your next Disneyland vacation? You are in the right place. In this article, you will find a review of my family’s stay at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance & Waterpark Resort right across the street from Disneyland Park! Find out if this is the right hotel for you.

Entrance to Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.

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I have stayed at so many hotels around Disneyland, but I have to say that Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance is one of my favorites! There are so many amenities that make this the perfect place for families who want a nice relaxing place to come home to after a busy day at the parks.

In this article, I will take you on a little tour of the property, show you around our room, and let you see how much fun the awesome water park is and give you a review of what I liked and didn’t like.

View of Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance from Harbor Blvd.

Courtyard Hotel Rooms

First of all, I apologize that I wasn’t able to get pictures of the room with the beds freshly made. My boys were too quick and decided to take a nap before I could take pictures. But, you’ll get the gist.

Bedroom

All rooms at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance have two queen beds and a set of twin size bunk beds.

Two queen beds and table inside Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.

There is also a table with booth-style seating in the corner of the room.

Two queen beds, table, bunk beds, desk, television in a guest room at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.

There is a large dresser for storage that has tons of usb charging ports and a large TV. I loved that we could login to our Netflix account right on the TV. It was great that my kids could watch their favorite shows before bed. Each guest room also comes equipped with free Wi-Fi.

Bathroom

The bathroom in each guest room is amazing! There is a large vanity with two sinks and a large mirror with the most amazing lighting.

Bathroom vanity at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.
Bathroom Vanity

Next to the sink there is a full size bathtub/shower combination.

Shower tub combination in a guest room at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.
Shower/Tub Combination

There is a separate room where you will find the toilet as well as a second stand-up shower! This is perfect when everyone is trying to get ready for the day at the same time.

Stand up shower inside a guest room at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.
Second Stand-Up Shower

Storage

Another perk of staying in the rooms at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance is that there is so much storage. As you enter the room, there is a large open area where we stored our suitcases and our shoes.

Guest room storage space at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.
Storage Space

Next to this area is a full-size closet. The closet had some shelves, hangers, and an in-room safe.

Closet in a guest room at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.
Closet

Next to this area is a microwave and small refrigerator, which is perfect to store cold water and snacks.

Where is Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance Located?

Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park is located directly across the street from Disneyland on Harbor Blvd. If you are looking at a birds eye view map, it would be directly across from the Tomorrowland Train Station.

Here is a map showing the location of Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance in relation to Disneyland.

Map of Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance across the street from Disneyland.
Map showing location of Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance in relation to Disneyland.

If you have a guest room that faces Harbor Blvd. you will be able to see the top of Space Mountain, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Sleeping Beauty Castle, and possibly Guardians of the Galaxy and Mickey’s Fun Wheel. You will also be able to see the fireworks!

Book a room or vacation package at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance Here

Disneyland sign on Harbor Blvd.
Entrance to Disneyland

How Long is the Walk to Disneyland

Staying across the street from Disneyland definitely has its perks, like being able to walk from your hotel, to Disneyland’s entrance in just 10 minutes!

Here is a map of where Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance is in relation to Disneyland.

Map showing the walking route from Courtyard Theme Park Entrance to the entrance of Disneyland.
Walking route from Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance to Disneyland’s entrance.

This definitely comes in handy if you need to run back to the room because you forgot something or need to take the kids back for a nap! I actually timed our walk from Courtyard to Disneyland’s entrance and it really was 10 minutes. Watch the video below to see our walk!

Watch the walking route to Disneyland here:

YouTube thumbnail image for Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance that says, "Walk to Disneyland from this hotel in only 10 minutes!"

Waterpark

Let’s be honest, my kids loved Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance because of the Waterpark!!!

Three kids at Surfside Waterpark at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.
Surfside Waterpark

The water park truly has something for everyone in the whole family. As you enter, you can see a splash pad area, a water playground, and a small kiddie pool which are great for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Surfside Waterpark at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.
Playground at Surfside Waterpark

The swimming pool and a very large hot tub are great for older kids and adults.

Pool, water slides and hot tub at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.
Pool and Hot Tub

My family’s favorite was the two water slides. My kids couldn’t get enough of them. We swam at the water park at least once a day of our 6-night stay.

Water slides at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.
Water Slides at Surfside Waterpark

Dining

Unfortunately, Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance does not offer free breakfast, but that doesn’t mean that you are out of luck. There are a couple of breakfast options available at the hotel.

Breakfast Area at Courtyard Anaheim.

The Bistro

If you are looking to find something for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you might want to check out The Bistro. They also offer Starbucks Coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening.

The Bistro at Courtyard Anaheim.
The Bistro Hours

The Market

The Market is a gift shop in the lobby of Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance. Here you will find grab-and-go items, sundries, and an assortment of Disney-themed toys and t-shirts.

Other Dining Options

There are quite a few options to get breakfast, or lunch and dinner for that matter, right outside the hotel. There is a Mimi’s Cafe that shares the same parking lot, as well as a Panera Bread and McDonald’s in the parking lot next door.

Other dining options near Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.
Map of Dining Options near Courtyard

If you are trying to get to Disneyland for rope drop (early in the morning), you might just want to get breakfast in the park. Check out my list of all of the places to get breakfast at Disneyland here!

Grocery Delivery

Another option to get breakfast while staying at Courtyard Theme Park Entrance is to order your own groceries. Each guest room has a mini fridge and a microwave, which opens a lot of possibilities.

We ordered grocery delivery from Walmart on our last visit, but we have also used Instacart with great success. Some of the items on our list were cinnamon rolls, yogurt, cereal, milk, and items to snack on in the parks like Uncrustables and granola bars.

Fitness Center

Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance has a really nice fitness center. If you have the time to workout on your vacation, you will find cardio equipment, free weights, and a few weight machines.

Fitness Center at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.
Fitness Center

Parking

Parking at Courtyard Theme Park Entrance is valet only. The rate is $26 per night plus tax. My tip is to make sure you get everything out of your car when you arrive, because it is annoying to have the valet get your car, just to grab an item or two.

Valet parking area at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.
Valet Parking

My Review of Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance

My family and I booked our stay at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance through Get Away Today. We stayed for a total of 6 nights.

Things that I liked about this hotel are the proximity to Disneyland, the large rooms with bunkbeds, double showers in each room, and the waterpark! It was also pretty cool to watch the Disneyland fireworks from our room and the pool deck.

One thing that I did not like about Courtyard was the price for parking and that valet parking was required. I also would have loved if breakfast had been included.

A boy playing at the waterpark at Courtyard Anaheim.
Surfside Waterpark

Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance is definitely not the most inexpensive hotel near Disneyland, but it is worth paying a little more if you need extra space.

If you are looking for a cheaper option, Howard Johnson Anaheim Resort & Water Playground is right next door and is great! Read my review here!

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I buy my tickets from Get Away Today. Their ticket prices are always a few dollars cheaper than Disneyland’s gate prices and you can  now purchase tickets from them that include Disney MaxPass!

 

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Get Away Today is almost always offering some kind of special on tickets and/or hotel vacation packages.

 

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