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In Anaheim, you’ll find plenty of great hotels with a variety of locations, prices, and amenities. But if you’re looking for a kid-friendly place to stay while your family visits the theme parks, one of these kid-approved hotels is sure to be a hit. From free shuttles to and from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park and early access to the parks to swimming pools and adjoining rooms, these hotels will make your visit to the Mickey convenient and memorable.

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Disneyland Hotel

Disneyland Hotel

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Located just steps from the theme parks, one of the most iconic Anaheim hotels is the Disneyland Hotel featuring Disney character-themed décor throughout. From light-up Sleeping Beauty Castle headboards to a pirate’s chest of treasure, guests can choose to stay in a Signature Suite like Adventureland, Big Thunder, Fairytale, Mickey Mouse Penthouse, or Pirates of the Caribbean. Families will love starting or ending the day with a meal at Goofy’s Kitchen or Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar (which is kid-friendly and even includes a children’s menu). In between trips to the parks, the fun continues with the two Monorail Waterslides and the 4,800-square-foot E-Ticket Pool.

 

Element Anaheim Resort Convention Center

Element Anaheim Resort Convention Center

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The spacious guest rooms at the Element Anaheim Resort Convention Center are perfect for families. The Kid’s Suites feature bunk beds, a living room, and two televisions. The resort also includes free WiFi, a 24-hour fitness center, and an outdoor pool. To save money, families can cook their own meals instead in the fully-equipped kitchen in the Suites or the outdoors BBQ area. Free breakfast for the entire family is also included, which is a great (and affordable) way to start the day before heading to the parks.

 

Castle Inn and Suites Anaheim

Castle Inn and Suites Anaheim

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The castle-themed Castle Inn and Suites is one of Anaheim’s most unique hotels. Featuring medieval-type architecture and décor (including a suit of armor), it is sure to be a hit with the kids. The Family Suites sleep up to six people in two separate areas, each with its own TV so parents and kids can each watch what they like. Other amenities include the ability to purchase theme park tickets, free WiFi, on-site laundry facility, complimentary parking, and in-room refrigerator and microwave—all you need for a comfortable and convenient stay across the street from the parks!

 

Radisson Blu Anaheim

Radisson Blu Anaheim

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For modern accommodation with upscale amenities, the Radisson Blu Anaheim offers the perfect place for a magical vacation. While taking a break from the parks, kids will be thrilled to cool off in the outdoor heated pools or play on the splash pad. Adults can find some quiet time at the rooftop adults-only pool. Large families will appreciate the adjoining bunk bed rooms. The 2 Queens-2 Twin Bunk Bed-Fireworks View Suites sleep six people with a spectacular view of the parks that allows guests to watch the fireworks display from the comfort of their room. Room amenities include free Wi-Fi and bottled water, in-room refrigerator and safe, and cribs and rollaway beds upon request. In addition to poolside and rooftop dining, the property also boasts Blu Marketplace featuring both coffee and breakfast items and also beer, wine and snacks. At Main Street Mercantile, grab snacks, toiletries, and Disney souvenirs. Park tickets can be purchased on property too.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground

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What makes a trip to the parks even better? Staying at a nearby hotel that also has a water playground! Out of all Anaheim Hotels, The Howard Johnson by Wyndham Anaheim Hotel & Water Playground offers some serious fun. Castaway Cove is a pirate-themed water playground featuring a pirate ship, waterslides, water cannons, a drench bucket, wading pool, and spray fountains. Kids can also enjoy time in the game room featuring arcade games and air hockey. Other amenities include free WiFi and parking, local and airport shuttles, and park tickets sales through the front desk.

JW Marriott Anaheim Resort

JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort

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The newly opened AAA Four Diamond JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort offers beautifully designed upscale accommodation and is conveniently located only a couple miles away from the theme parks. The property features a rooftop restaurant, expansive fitness center, outdoor pool, a Market Place for snacks and necessities, and the JW Garden with sustainable vegetation and digital art.

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