For larger families or those on a budget, cooking meals can be a big budget savings on vacation. Having a complete kitchen with a full sized fridge, dishwasher and cook top means food prep just got easier! These are the top 9 hotels with a kitchen near Disneyland.
Hotels with a Kitchen Near Disneyland
With a family of 6, we often choose hotels with a kitchen near Disneyland in California. This allows us to prepare some of our meals, usually breakfast before going into the parks. This can potentially save lots of money versus buying restaurant food. Having a hotel with a kitchen means we can pack sandwiches and snacks to take to the parks, then store perishables in the fridge so they’re ready when we need them.
In addition to the kitchen, many of these locations also have extra room to spread out. This includes separate bedrooms, additional bathrooms and closet space. Perfect for longer vacations, big families and anyone who just wants more privacy!
As part of an Anaheim hotel tour with my travel partner Get Away Today, I had the chance to visit a number of Disneyland-area properties. I’ll start by sharing a deeper review of the Sonesta ES, which is where I recently stayed. I will include pros and cons of these hotels as well as locations and included perks.
Deciding on a Disneyland Area Hotel
These Anaheim-area hotels are considered off-site. This means they are not considered an on-site Disneyland Resort Hotel. Only the Grand Californian, Disneyland Hotel and Paradise Pier have that distinction.
However Disney has deemed many of these area properties the distinction of Good Neighbor Hotels. These Good Neighbors are considered high-quality off site hotels that are nearby the theme parks. Some locations are within walking distance. Others might be a bit farther out and require transportation. The Get Away Today website will clearly state whether the ART Shuttle Service is available for each property.
Along with the complete kitchen, many of these hotels also feature suite type rooms for larger families. Rooms may be separated by a door. There may be multiple bathrooms, sitting areas, pull out sofa beds and dining table space. Most have extensive storage space including dressers and closets. Swimming pools and expansive outdoor spaces are available at all of the locations mentioned here.
If you’re looking for long-term stay while taking advantage of other California attractions, one of these Anaheim hotels with a kitchen could be ideal. These hotels with a kitchen near Disneyland come fully equipped so you don’t need to pack anything from home.
Most feature full sized refrigerators, microwaves and dishwashers. Bring ice packs from home and freeze them. Then use to keep snacks cool inside of an insulated bag when in the parks. Many of the kitchenettes are stocked with a full set of cookware as well as dishes, glasses and silverware. If additional sets are required, more can usually be acquired by request.
Some of these locations have a small stove top. Other locations have a stovetop and an oven. Additional appliances like a toaster and coffee maker are generally available in each suite as well.
Sonesta ES Suites Anaheim Resort Area
The Sonesta ES Suites was my home away from home during a recent Disneyland vacation. Formerly called the Staybridge Suites, the Sonesta ES hotel was a clean and quiet respite at the end of a busy Disney day. While I was traveling alone on this trip, the Sonesta ES would be ideal if I were traveling with my family of six. In addition to the two bedrooms, the sitting area includes a pullout sofa to accommodate additional sleepers.
When booking with Get Away Today, guests may receive exclusive perks at each separate location. For anyone who books with Get Away Today, the Sonesta ES offers free parking (a savings of $12 per night) and complimentary grab ‘n go breakfast. There is also a special offer to receive the 4th night free, ideal for those longer stays!
The Sonesta ES offers four different suite options that sleep between 6-8 people. I stayed in the 750 square foot, 2-bedroom suite. This includes a king sized bed in one room and two queen beds in the second room. The pull out sofa bed sleeps two more in the sitting area. The large outdoor swimming pool is shared with the Sonesta Anaheim Resort next door.
Cook in the Kitchen (But Breakfast is Complimentary!)
Each suite comes with a full kitchen and is stocked with everything you need but the food! The larger sized fridge and freezer is nice for any family that prefers to bring groceries.
Many of the changes happening at Disneyland this year, some hotel breakfast buffets have been paused for the time being. At the Sonesta ES enjoy a free hot breakfast buffet daily. On select nights, check back for the complimentary manager reception.
Who is the Sonesta ES ideal for?
This location is great for larger families looking for additional amenities. The double bathrooms are perfect for groups to get ready separately. Since the Sonesta ES is about a mile from the Disneyland gates, it’s best for guests who plan to stay in the parks all day. Book the Sonesta ES Suites Anaheim Resort Area Hotel
Other Anaheim-Area Hotels with a Kitchen Near Disneyland
I’ve yet to stay at these locations, however I was able to tour each. These properties each feature a full kitchen for meal prep and other family-friendly amenities.
Element by Westin Anaheim Resort Convention Center
This brand new upscale property is located less than a mile away from the Disneyland front gates. The Element is within walking distance to the parks and also offers a 24-hour fitness center for an additional workout. Choose the Kids Suite option with room for 8 that includes two queen beds, sleeper sofa and bunk beds!
Each room at the Element includes a kitchenette for meal prep. Don’t want to cook breakfast? A hearty breakfast is included for each guest at their expansive buffet. Book the Element by Westin Anaheim Resort Convention Center
Residence Inn at Anaheim Resort Convention Center
The newer Residence Inn near Disneyland has roomy and well-appointed suites, including the popular Kids Suite. There are a good number of this whimsical suite style, just call Get Away Today directly for booking. Pet friendly too!
All rooms have a large kitchen with a public BBQ area near the pool for guests who would like to grill. The roof-top pool includes a children’s splash pad and big hot tub.
Get Away Today perks include reduced rates, reduced parking fee ($12 per night savings) and a free Grab ‘n’ Go breakfast. This location is near the backside of Disney California Adventure park along W Katella Ave. Approximately 15 minute walk from property to front gates. Book the Residence Inn at Anaheim Resort Convention Center
Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort Convention Center
The Homewood Suites is a popular family location, with Get Away Today perks that include reduced rates, free WiFi and a complimentary Grab ‘n Go breakfast. Families may use the community putting green, basketball court and watch poolside movies in warm weather.
Bunk bed rooms have pull out trundle to sleep up to 7 with plenty of place to spread out. Large kitchen space and dining area. This property is located on South Harbor Blvd, near the Toy Story Parking lot. When this lot is operating, guests may catch a complimentary shuttle ride directly to the park entrance! Book the Homewood Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort Convention Center
More Hotels with a Kitchen Near Disneyland
- Desert Palms Hotel & Suites
- Hampton Inn and Suites Anaheim/Garden Grove
- Hyatt House at the Anaheim Convention Center
- Clementine Hotel and Suites Anaheim
- Staybridge Suites Anaheim at the Park
Discounted Disneyland Tickets!
My travel partners at Get Away Today offer both discounted Disneyland tickets and Anaheim-area hotels to fit any budget! Many hotels include exclusive discounts like free parking, complimentary breakfast or even free nights, just for booking through Get Away Today.
Disneyland tickets are good through the December 31st, 2022 so you can use them in 2021 or save them until next year. We never know when Disney will increase prices so there’s always a potential savings of hundreds of dollars for families! Purchase your multi-day tickets through Get Away Today today.
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Additional Hotel and Ticket Savings
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