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.
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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.
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.
All rooms at Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance have two queen beds and a set of twin size bunk beds.
There is also a table with booth-style seating in the corner of the room.
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.
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.
Next to the sink there is a full size bathtub/shower 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.
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.
Next to this area is a full-size closet. The closet had some shelves, hangers, and an in-room safe.
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.
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!
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.
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:
Let’s be honest, my kids loved Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance because of the 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.
The swimming pool and a very large hot tub are great for older kids and adults.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
My Review of Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance
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.
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!
Disneyland Ticket Savings
There aren’t a lot of Disneyland ticket discounts out there, but they can be found if you know where to look.
Make sure that if you buy Disney tickets from a third party, that they an authorized ticket seller.
Get Away Today is almost always offering some kind of special on tickets and/or hotel vacation packages.
Use the promo code: MommyMouse to get an extra $10 off any 2-night or longer Southern California vacation package. (Hotel and 2 ticket minimum purchase to qualify for the discount.)