I stayed at the Paradise Pier Hotel in mid-June for two nights with my wife and our little girl. I did my reservation through Disney Travel co. directly and reserved a "Park View Room". The room rate was not cheap, but the location was quite worth the extra $$.
Once we stepped into the lobby, we can definitely tell the design is an older hotel. The lobby decor is less magical than the Disneyland Hotel but it is very clean and refreshing.
Since we arrived early, our room was not ready when we checked in. No problem! We were going to spend the day in the parks anyway. The receptionist gave us our room key told us we will receive a text msg when our room is ready. What a nice feature!
When we returned from the parks and entered into our room, what a nice surprise. The staff actually assigned us a corner room which is more spacious than other standard room. There was so much space that our little girl crawling around non-stop. We also found we received three Mickey Mouse shaped rice crispy. What a nice touch.
The bed and pillows in Paradise Pier was as comfy as the ones in Disneyland Hotel (we stayed there in Feb 2011). The room was very clean and the bathroom was spacious. However, be warned that the shower flow is relatively weak.
Even though Paradise Pier hotel is not directly connected to the California Adventure Park, it only takes 5 - 10 mins to cross a major road and then cut through the Grand Californian Hotel to access the park. You can also do the same to access the Downtown Disney.
The hotel restaurant PCH Grill serves decent food at reasonable price. We ate there once for the character breakfast and once for dinner. The character breakfast was more expensive than other Disney restaurants but I think this is the only place you can meet Mickey Mouse outside the Disney Park. If you don't care much about meeting Mickey, it's better off to enjoy the character brekkie at the Storytellers Cafe in Grand Californian. Their brekkie is cheaper and the food is better as well.
Couple of deficiencies at the Paradise Pier Hotel:
1) If you are going to self-park, unload all your luggage before you park as their five-level garage does not have elevator.
2) During check-out time in the morning, it is really hard to get into the hotel elevators. If you are staying at lower level, good luck!
Finally, is it worth the extra for the "Park View Room"? I would say yes. Our room was on the 11th floor and the park view was spectacular. Was it a great place watching the "World of Color"? Not really, you better to watch the show in the show.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Return to the heyday of California beachfront boardwalks at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. Loaded with special Disney touches, this seaside-themed hotel will carry you on a wave of relaxation, all the way up to the whimsical waterslide at the scenic rooftop pool. Located in the heart of Downtown Disney District, exceptional dining and entertainment are just steps away. Hotel Guests can also enjoy a special entrance through Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa to Disney California Adventure Park with a valid Park ticket. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Pier Hotel
- Disneyland Paradise Pier Hotel
- Disney Paradise Pier Hotel
- Disneys Paradise Pier Hotel
- Disneys Anaheim
- Paradise Pier Anaheim
- Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel Anaheim, California