Last Updated on November 8, 2022 by admin
Planning a trip to Disneyland Paris? Half the fun is choosing where to stay! Each hotel has its own distinct theme, amenities, and access to the park. We’ve visited multiple Disney parks over the years, and we’ve found that choosing the right hotel can really make or break a trip. In this guide, we’ll share our impressions of the 13 best hotels near Disneyland Paris. (This list will include Disney-owned hotels as well as partner hotels.)
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Our Trip to Paris (A Little Bit of Background)
We originally planned our trip to Disneyland Paris in 2020, but as you can probably guess, that trip was canceled due to covid. When we first planned the trip, we made reservations to stay off property at a nearby partner hotel. However, when we re-booked our trip in 2022, we made the decision to stay on Disney property at the Sequoia Lodge. We were so glad we decided to stay at a Disney hotel, because the convenience of being able to walk to Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios was so important!
If your budget allows you to stay at Disney hotel, we highly recommend that you stay on property!
Benefits of Staying at a Disney Hotel
In our opinion, staying at one of the 7 Disney hotels is the best choice for planning a vacation to Disneyland Paris. Here’s why we think it’s worth it:
- Location: Many of the Disney hotels are within walking distance to the parks (with the exception of the Disney Davey Crockett Ranch). Being able to wake up and walk straight to the parks saves so much time!
- Shuttle: If you don’t feel like walking to the parks, most of the parks also have the option to ride the shuttle. The shuttle ride is pretty quick. For most hotels, it’s just a 5-minute ride.
- Theming: One of the best aspects of staying at a Disney hotel is that your day at Disney doesn’t end when you leave the park. When you return to your hotel, you’ll see wonderful theming with Disney touches. For example, when we stayed at the Sequoia Lodge, our room was decorated with characters from the movie Bambi.
- Characters: Some of the hotels even have characters on-site for photo opportunities. We were able to meet Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto at the Sequoia Lodge. Meeting Mickey was huge, because then we didn’t have to wait in line at Disneyland Park’s Meet Mickey Mouse attraction. (Which often had a 1-hour line!)
- Extra Magic Hours: Check the Disneyland Paris website to see when Extra Magic Hours are offered. (They usually post them up to 3 months in advance of your trip here.) If you’re staying on property, you’ll be able to enter the parks earlier than guests staying off-property. This is a huge advantage to riding some of the best attractions before there’s too long of a line.
The Best Hotels Near Disneyland Paris
In this section, we’ll share an overview of each of the hotels located near Disneyland Paris. We personally haven’t stayed at each of these hotels, but we have seen many of them during our own trip to Disneyland Paris. We’ve provided some pros and cons for each hotel, but we definitely recommend also looking up recent guest reviews on websites like Trip Advisor. That will help you make the best choice for your vacation!
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Most of the Disney hotels have an American theme. Coming from the United States, we were hoping to choose a hotel that had a different theme from our home country. Once the Disneyland Hotel opens at Disneyland Paris, that would be our recommendation for fellow Americans looking for something a little different!
*The Disneyland Hotel is currently under refurbishment and is expected to re-open in 2024.*
The absolute best hotel near Disneyland Paris, without a doubt, is the Disneyland Hotel. It also happens to be the most expensive hotel. If you have the budget for this hotel, however, it’s a clear winner.
First of all, you can’t beat its location. The hotel literally sits above the gate entrance to Disneyland Park, so all you have to do is walk one-minute to the park entrance each morning. This is especially convenient if you have young children and plan to return to the hotel for nap-time! It’s also convenient if there happens to be inclement weather during your trip. (No long walks in the rain!)
The Disneyland Hotel is a 5-star hotel, and you’ll find all the amenities that come with staying at a luxury hotel.
The hotel is currently under renovation with a royal theme. The new suites will be inspired by some of the most popular Disney princesses from movies such as Frozen, Beauty & the Beast, Cinderella, and Tangled.
For updates about the renovation and availability, click here.
Disney Hotel New York: The Art of Marvel
The next best hotel near Disneyland Paris is the Disney Hotel New York. This 4-star hotel was recently renovated to integrate the New York theme with Marvel’s superheroes. If you are a fan of comic books, you’ll definitely enjoy the numerous pieces of superhero artwork within this hotel. There’s also giant statues of some of the more popular superheroes right outside the hotel’s entrance.
It only takes 10 minutes to walk from the Disney Hotel New York to the Disneyland Paris parks. It only takes a couple of minutes to walk from this hotel to the Disney Village.
You can make reservations in advance at the Super Hero Station, where you’ll have the chance to take photos with an iconic superhero. At the Marvel Design Studio, you can learn how to draw like a comic book artist.
The hotel has a number of amenities, including indoor and outdoor heated pools, a boutique shop, a fitness center, and a steam room. There’s also two restaurants and two bars!
Disney Sequoia Lodge
Located nearly adjacent to the Disney Hotel New York is the Disney Sequoia Lodge. This hotel is themed as a wilderness retreat. We’ve visited many of the national parks in the United States, and this hotel definitely captured the spirit of an American lodge!
The hotel is just a 15-minute walk from the park entrance, and there’s also a free shuttle. (However, even with a young child, we never used the shuttle. It was super easy to just walk to the parks, so that’s what we did each day.)
The interior of the hotel has a very rustic design, with lots of natural wood finishes and a large stone hearth. Each of the rooms has a Bambi theme. We found the rooms to be very spacious, with plenty of room for luggage, coat space, and seating.
The exterior of the hotel also captures the theming perfectly. Surrounding the hotel are numerous trees, so you definitely feel like you are in a more natural setting.
The Sequoia Lodge has two indoor heated pools, a fitness center, a boutique store, and a kids corner. We especially enjoyed the character photo opportunities each morning. For dining, the Sequoia Lodge contains Hunter’s Grill, Beaver Creek Tavern, and the Redwood Bar and Lounge.
Disney Newport Bay Club
Disney’s Newport Bay Club is located a little further past Disney’s Sequoia Lodge. We found their prices and amenities to be roughly similar to the Sequoia Lodge, so we would personally recommend staying at the Sequoia Lodge since it’s closer to the parks.
However, Disney’s Newport Bay Club has some nice amenities. The entire hotel is located along the shore of Lake Disney. We really thought the hotel looked quite picturesque across the water. The hotel has a nautical theme in classic New England style. (I used to live in New England, so it was very nostalgic for me!)
This hotel is about a 15-minute walk to the Disneyland Paris parks. This hotel also has a free shuttle.
The hotel has indoor and outdoor heated pools, photo opportunities with a nautically-dressed Mickey and Minnie, a sauna, a boutique shop, a fitness center, two restaurants, and a bar.
Disney Hotel Cheyenne
Disney Hotel Cheyenne is about a 20-minute walk from the park entrance, and there’s also a free shuttle. The hotel is Wild West themed, and the hotel buildings are designed to look like a frontier town. You’ll also see theming from Toy Story, especially with the characters Woody and Jessie!
This hotel is a bit more affordable in comparison to the hotels listed above. (When we looked, prices were roughly half as expensive as Hotel New York.
Just as with the other hotels, Hotel Cheyenne offers character photos. You’re likely to find Woody and Jessie at this hotel. Young children will also enjoy the outside play forts and even pony rides!
For dining options, there is a buffet restaurant (BBQ and Asian offerings) and a saloon. If you’re particular about your coffee, you’ll also be pleased to know that there is a full-service Starbucks at this hotel.
Disney Hotel Santa Fe
I’m a huge fan of the American Southwest, so I absolutely love the theming at Hotel Santa Fe. In addition to the adobe-style buildings of the southwest, the rooms are themed from the movie Cars. The rooms are pretty cute as well. (For example, traffic cones are used to decorate lamps.) Similar to Hotel Cheyenne, Hotel Santa Fe is a value resort.
This hotel is also a 20-minute walk to the parks. There’s also a free shuttle.
Hotel Santa Fe has photo opportunities with classic Disney characters, a boutique shop, and an indoor play area. There’s also a restaurant, a bar, and a full-service Starbucks.
Disney Davy Crockett Ranch
Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch is a more remote lodging option. It’s not possible to walk to the parks, and there’s not a shuttle service. However, if you have your own vehicle, it’s only a 15-minute drive to the parks. (Be mindful you will need to save time to park your vehicle when you arrive.)
This hotel is located in a forest setting and contains lots of cabins. You can cook your own meals, as each cabin has a kitchen and barbecue. There’s also a Trading Post that contains groceries and souvenirs.
We especially like the fact that there is an indoor heated pool that is quite large and contains a waterslide. There’s also miniature golf, a video arcade, a playground, and an indoor tennis court. There’s tons of activities for families to do together.
For dining, there’s a buffet restaurant and a saloon.
This is also a good option if you’d like to travel with your dog, as some of the cabins are pet-friendly.
Although we haven’t visited this hotel, we’ve read guest reviews that have said that
Hotels Off Disney Property
In addition to the official Disney hotels listed above, there’s also a number of hotels within driving distance of Disneyland Paris. You can often find more affordable options if you’re willing to drive into the park. (However, some of the hotels do have shuttles available to Disneyland Paris!)
Villages Nature Paris by Center Parcs
The Villages Nature Paris by Center Parcs is about a 15-minute drive from the parks. There’s also the option to buy tickets for a 25-minute shuttle. There’s also the option to purchase packages with Disneyland Paris tickets. This hotel also has a large outdoor pool and a bowling alley.
The Explorers Hotel is a great option for families with young children. The entire hotel is themed around pirates! The hotel has a large indoor swimming pool with waterslides, and there’s even a large playground pirate ship outside. It’s very convenient to get to Disneyland Paris, as there’s free shuttles that run regularly.
Campanile Val de France
Campanile Val de France offers a free shuttle to Disneyland Paris, which is located about 10-minutes’ drive away from the hotel. Campanile Val de France is a 3-star hotel that has air-conditioned rooms and a small grazing farm to explore.
Radisson Blu Hotel Paris Marne-la-Vallée
The Radisson Blue Hotel Paris Marne-la-Vallee is a recently renovated 4-star hotel that has modern rooms, a swimming pool, and a free shuttle to the parks. It’s only about a 10-minute drive to Disneyland Paris. The hotel itself is located alongside a golf course.
Grand Magic Hotel Marne La Vallée
The rooms at the Grand Magic Hotel are playfully themed, there’s an indoor pool, and there’s a free shuttle to the parks. We think this hotel is absolutely beautiful!
Dream Castle Paris
The Dream Castle Paris is a 4-star hotel located between the Explorers Hotel and the Grand Magic Hotel. This hotel offers a free shuttle service daily to the Disneyland Paris parks. The shuttle ride takes approximately 8 minutes. This hotel is very elegant. The hotel offers an indoor pool, spa, and restaurant.
What to Bring for a Day at Disneyland Paris
We recommend that you bring the following things while you’re at Disneyland Paris:
- Backpack: Use a backpack to store your water, snacks, and extra clothing layers.
- Cell phone charger: Pack a fully-charged cell-phone battery pack.
- Water bottle: Bring your own water bottle and fill it up throughout the day.
- Ponchos: Make sure you’re prepared if rain comes your way.
- Sunscreen: We couldn’t find sunscreen within the parks, so make sure to bring your own.
- Hand sanitizer: Thousands of people touch the rides every day, so it’s a good idea to sanitize your hands often.
- Disney clothes: Many people dress up in Disney-themed clothes while at the parks. Be sure to pack a few things to wear, and save room to for souvenirs as well!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Which Disneyland Paris hotels have pools?
The Disneyland Paris hotels that have pools are Disney Hotel New York, Disney Davy Crockett Ranch, Disney Sequoia Lodge, Disney Newport Bay Club, and the Disneyland Hotel.
What is the best hotel at Disneyland Paris?
The absolute best hotel at Disneyland Paris is the Disneyland Hotel. The hotel has the best access to Disneyland Park (it sits right above the entrance), has views of the park, and is a 5-star hotel. The Disneyland Hotel at Disneyland Paris is currently under renovation, and is set to re-open sometime in 2024. In the meantime, the next best hotel is the Disney Hotel New York: Art of Marvel.
Summary: The Best Hotels Near Disneyland Paris
We had the best time at Disneyland Paris, and we hope this post helps you to plan your own trip! There’s a lot to consider as you choose your hotel at Disneyland Paris. You’ll want to carefully weigh out the pros and cons of each option. We think it’s important to consider the distance from the park, whether or not you can walk to the park, whether or not there is a shuttle, and whether or not the hotel is on Disney property.
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