Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel-On Disneyland® Resort Property3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We love going to this hotel (sometimes even over the Grand Californian) because the service is so much better. The person who valet parks your car ($30 per night fee) is the same person that takes your bags to bellhop which is super convenient as we have spent several times waiting around at the Grand Californian for a bellhop to take our luggage after arriving which takes time away from us being in the park. We asked how much an upgrade to a view room would be when we checked in and were accommodated with a very reasonable additional charge. Booking Disney hotels through Orbitz always seems to be the best option as they frequently offer promo codes that basically wipe out all taxes. Their rewards is great too! My only complaint was due to the recent movement of park security, all Paradise Pier hotel guests were told that they could not walk through the Grand Californian to get to the parks (which used to be one of the perks as it's a shorter walk). Due to new security, guests at Paradise Pier have to walk through the entirety of downtown Disney to get to the main gate to get to the parks. This is heavily enforced by Disney security as well. It was weird to stay at a Disney hotel but be treated by security as if you were staying somewhere off property. It also made for very sore feet due to the additional walking that was required to get to the parks.
I paid a high price thinking it included breakfast and it didn't . Breakfast price was so expensive. The staff wasn't very friendly. The room was not very clean and lack of maintenance in bathroom area, The cafeteria employees were bad and unfriendly. Only good the cocktails but food very poor. Furniture at lobby very old. Hotel well located.
Beautiful hotel and so close to Disneyland and main street. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Printing out airplane boarding passes and setting up Taxi rides, etc. I would stay there again when I return to go to Disneyland and southern Calif.
2 rooms 7 woman bridal shower slumber party was great Whole Disney weekend made my daughter and bridesmaids so happy
We have stayed at the Grand and Paradise Pier before, and although the Grand's location can't be beat, we love Paradise Pier. We love that it is smaller than the Grand and feels more "homey". Our kids love the movie room and we love the little bar/snack area right in the center of the lobby. The location is not much further than the Grand and an quick walk to the start of Downtown Disney. We were given a great room with an amazing view overlooking Disney's California Adventure. Our kids spent all of their time in the room looking out the window. Thank you for a great stay!
My daughter and I spent two nights at Paradise Pier while visiting for the Dr. Strange 10K. We walked across the street and through the Grand Californian to enter right into DCA. It made it easy to go back and forth to the hotel for pool time, work calls, and rest. We also walked next door to Disneyland Hotel to visit Trader Sam's for a late night bite to eat - so good. Downtown Disney was a 5 minute walk and provided many options for other meals including breakfast at 4:30 AM. They were in full gear due to the race. The room was clean and comfortable. Plenty big for 4 even though we only had 2. I really liked that even though we did not get (or pay for) a disney view we had a beautiful view of the pool. So, instead of looking at a garage or service area, I think almost everyone has a decent view, front or back. We wanted to spend check in day in the parks, so we checked in and dropped bags at 8 am. We received a call by 11 that our room was ready. Since check in time is 4, I thought that was great service. The front desk and bell men were friendly and efficient. Overall a great visit. Would book again.
Outstanding location, beautiful beach facade, comfortable rooms. Would definitely stay again.
I was really suprised that they did not offer a shuttle to/from the park. At the end of a long day its a crazy hike through Downtown Disney with the crowds of people to make it back to the hotel. The hotel is fine and the staff are super nice. The food prices are extreme but that is true anywhere at Disney. We didnt venture off property for the 3 days we stayed and i am sure of we had we could have found cheaper food but we are unfamiliar with Anaheim and didnt have a car.
Great location, walking distance to parks and downtown Disney.
Our flight arrived at 9am and we were at the hotel about 9:45. I thought we would need to wait about 5 hours to get our room. We left the luggage with the bell man and received a text after 45 minutes that our room was ready. We were very pleased with not only check in, but with the room as well. We had an incredible view of California Adventure and World of Color. We never had a problem with elevators as others had stated. Staff were friendly, hotel was clean, and Disney magic was all around. The walk to the park was fine for us, we generally went through The Grand in the morning, and returning to Disneyland in the evening we took the monorail. All in all, we had a wonderful stay at Paradise Pier and was very happy with our rate through Orbitz.
I thought the rates were a bit on the high side; however, the convenience of being on Disney property is nice. The walk to Downtown Disney is about 5 minutes depending on your walking speed. I really liked the shortcut into California Adventure via the Grand California Hotel. Just follow the signs. Early entry is well worth the cost of staying onsite as long as you actually use the early entry. I like the beach theme and the Disney touches; although, the flooring on the first floor doesn't match the theme really... too formal. The signature smell of suntan lotion is a nice touch. PCH Grill character breakfast was just ok. Overpriced and the characters don't come around enough. My two youngest grand-kids loved it though, so I'm glad we did it the first morning. Gift shop is typical expensive Disney, but if you need sundry items, it has them.
I would highly recommend this hotel. close to the parks and downtown disney. the staff was very friendly and helpful on where to eat for dinner, and what to do in the parks they have an excellent pool with a huge pool. I plan on staying there in the future. the only thing I'm not concerned about is that you have to pay for parking.
Elevator was broken and had to walk down 9 flights of stairs with luggage. Staff was rude about it.
Great experience. Everyone was helpful and courteous
Within easy walking distance to parks, shops and restaurants. Loved watching the Disneyland fireworks from rooftop! We had a theme park view room that offered great views of California Adventure which we would highly recommend! We will definitely be back!
Our family had stayed at Grand Californian and Disneyland Hotel before but never Paradise Pier so I was hopeful it would be a pleasant stay. PP did not let me down! It was a very clean, lovely hotel. Very close to Disneyland and DCA and Downtown Disney. I will definitely stay there again.
pros: walking distance to park. early admission, extra hour, to the park Cons: too expensive, parking is not included
Very comfortable. Convenient. Clean. quick check in n checkout.
The staff was very friendly, the room was clean, the extra magic hour was nice, and it was in a great location. However, we also stayed two nights at another hotel (not affiliated with Disney) which was more updated, had free breakfast and free parking, wasn't much more of a walk away, and was half the cost. I'm glad we did the night on property, but if you're on a budget, there are some other really great options nearby.
It's no grand californian, but cheeper and has it's perks. It's not as large and spred out as grand cal. Stuff is very friendly and helpful, hotel does need some maintenance attention, but overall a great place to stay on property