Castle Inn and Suites Disneyland Hotel Review – Hotel for Families Near Disneyland

The Castle Inn and Suites is located right across the street from Disneyland and is a great option for families looking for an affordable, clean, hotel option. This is one of our favorite hotels near Disneyland for families due to the short distance to the park and the medieval theme. In my Castle Inn and Suites review, I'll share room photos, info on included amenities and how you can save money.

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The Castle Inn and Suites is a family-owned hotel right next to Disneyland. The hotel is one block from the Harbor Blvd Disneyland gate. The castle theme has always been a big draw for guests especially those with kids! The inside of the hotel continues with the medieval theming from the lobby to the hotel rooms.

Castle Inn and Suites Amenities 

  • Complimentary Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Concierge service
  • On-site laundry facility
  • Valet dry-cleaning services
  • Business center
  • Reception open 24 hours
  • Gift shop with ATM
  • Multilingual staff (Spanish & English)

The complimentary parking at Castle Inn and Suites is a big plus as many hotels in this area charge for parking.

Recreation 

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor wading pool for children
  • Outdoor whirlpool spa

Room Amenities 

  • Work desk
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Smoking and non-smoking rooms

Castle Inn and Suites Review

During the COVID-19 closure, hotel management refreshed rooms and public spaces. My room (photos below) was in great condition along with the lobby and pool.

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The hotel carries the fun castle theming throughout the entire property! Kids love the medieval touches that make it feel like you are staying in the Disney magic.

The hotel is setup in a typical motel fashion with hotel room doors opening on to walkways above the parking lot and pool. The rooms along the front of the hotel have a view of “Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout!' and the backstage area of Disney California Adventure park.

Castle Inn and Suites review

I was impressed by the round-the-clock great service at the front desk. Though I was being hosted at the hotel (sometimes this causes more attention to be given), I have received incredibly positive feedback from all of the posts that I shared on social media since I have been back. There is a general consensus that the Castle Inn and Suites team has a great focus on delivering a great guest experience.

Castle Inn and Suites Room TourCastle Inn and Suites review room

The Castle Inn and Suites rooms are well appointed and match the medieval theme. Everything felt clean and comfortable. The rooms are much nicer than the motel style setup.

The bedding was clean and comfortable. The only detractor for me is that the pillows are not down.

There are also fun towel character sculptures set out for you when you arrive. Look at how much fun the swans are.

The standard room setup has two queen beds. There is also a larger Executive Suite that accommodates two more people with a pull out couch (see a photo of the Executive Suite above).

The toilet and shower are separated from the sink which is a nice perk for families getting ready in the morning. The shower pressure was strong.

The Castle Inn and Suites standard room type has two queen beds and can be seen below. The rooms are still appointed in medieval stylings.

Castle Inn and Suites PoolCastle Inn and Suites review pool

The Castle Inn and Suites pool is a nice place to take a break in the afternoon when you want to get out of the parks on a hot day. The pool is located just below the hotel rooms just off from the parking lot. It's a heated pool so you can enjoy it year round. There is also a hot tub and a kids pool.

While some guests may not be thrilled by a pool in a parking lot, the set up of the pool at Castle Inn and Suites gives those enjoying the pool a bit of privacy especially with some of the landscaping that surrounds the area.

Walking to Disneyland From the Castle Inn and Suites

The Castle Inn and Suites is a very short walk to the main entrance to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. Less than half a mile to be in line and starting your day. This is where the true value of the hotel comes into play.

When I was growing up, we would often stay at the Hilton Anaheim for our trips because we were Hilton Honors members. The hotel is great, but it is such a further walk than the Castle! You really notice the extra 3/4 of a mile past the Castle Inn and Suites to get back to the Hilton after a long day of walking in the parks. It was such a treat to be staying so close to the main entrance to Disneyland.

Castle Inn and Suites Review Final ThoughtsCastle Inn and Suites review

My key requirements for a hotel near Disneyland are: a comfortable bed, something within walking distance, a clean room, and a nice shower. The Castle Inn and Suites checks all these boxes! The affordability of this hotel is also a great perk that many families will appreciate so they can make room in their budget for other spending needs. The easy walking distance was a great perk along with the free parking!

The castle theming is also another perk that sets this hotel apart from others in the area which kids will love. This is a hotel with personality that can help add a touch of Disney magic to your stay.

Check out the brief TikTok review that I made of the hotel and be sure to follow us there!

@disneylandsecrets Reply to @jlgoard13 Really liked the hotel! Where do you stay on your Disneyland trip? #disneyland #disneyhotel #hotelneardisneyland ♬ A whole new vibe – ✨Chip and Alexis✨

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About Gavin Doyle

Gavin Doyle is a best-selling author and founder of Mickey Visit. He is an expert on helping families save money and experience more at Disney, Universal, and beyond. He has been featured in Forbes, ABC7, Travel+Leisure, the OC Register, Orange County Register, LA Times, Yahoo! News, and more.

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