Located on the Disneyland Resort and a 5-minute drive from Interstate 5, Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel is suitable for vacation travellers who prefer a Disney-themed hotel with an outdoor pool, on-site dining and easy highway access.
This non-smoking hotel has 489 air-conditioned guest rooms, each offering one king bed or two queen beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an in-room safe, a desk, a free weekday newspaper, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Most rooms have a sitting room with a daybed.
Rooms with a wet bar and a microwave are also available, as are family rooms that sleep up to 12 people. The hotel is wheelchair accessible. Some rooms offer theme park views.
Guests can also choose to book rooms on the Club Level. These guests are given priority check-in, family movies and access to a lounge that offers a complimentary daily breakfast, snacks, beverages and a wine and cheese reception.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor rooftop pool with waterslides, a poolside bar, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a business centre, meeting/banquet space, guest laundry facilities and early entry to Disneyland Park (please contact the hotel for details). The Disneyland Fireworks can be viewed from the pool deck. The hotel also has an arcade and a beach-themed movie screening room.
Self-parking is an additional $15 per night, and Disney's PCH Grill serves breakfast and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted.
The Anaheim Convention Centre is a 9-minute walk southeast of the hotel, while Downtown Disney District is about an 8-minute walk northward. Angel Stadium of Anaheim is roughly an 11-minute drive east, and John Wayne Airport (SNA) is about a 20-minute drive south. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, self-parking $15/night, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: July 16, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and location.
Many reviewers complimented the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, helpful and accommodating.
The hotel's accommodations were praised by numerous lodgers. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and bright, with comfortable beds and pillows and great views of the Disneyland fireworks. A few guests had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
Several guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it to be close to California Adventure Park, Disneyland, Downtown Disney, restaurants and highway access.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the value and the rooms.
A few reviewers had complaints about the hotel's value. They described the rates as overpriced, the food as expensive, and were also disappointed that parking cost extra and there was no free shuttle to Disneyland.
While the majority of guests were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported poor water pressure, dated decor and inefficient in-room air-conditioning units.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #20 out of 106 Anaheim hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 1,110 reviews.
Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 92% recommendation rate from 828 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 from 428 reviews.
The author called the hotel on July 16, 2013 to verify some information.