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Author: Active DivaThere are two categories of hotels in and around the Disneyland resort. There are Disney owned and operated hotels as well as “good neighbor hotels”.

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel
Disneyland resort hotels are owned and operated by the Disney Company.There are many benefits to staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel. The first is the legendary Disney service you always get when at Disney resort.

All of the three beautifully themed Disney resorts, Disney’s Paradise Pier, the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’sGrand California and Spa, are very close to the parks. They all also have amazingly themed pools. As a guest of a Disneyland Resort hotel, guests have access to the parks an hour earlier than the general public on 4+ days per week, depending on the season. All Disneyland Resort hotels offer character dinning and access to an exclusive entrance in Disney’s California Adventure park. Guests also receive charging privileges thought out the parks, as well as free package delivery service.

Staying at a Good Neighbor hotel also has its perks. The Good Neighbor hotels have been checked out and approved by Disney. They are all close to Disneyland, some are even in walking distance. The Disneyland resort hotels tend to be pricy, so the Good Neighbor Hotels can offer a significant savings. 

The Disneyland Hotel–taken for the balcony of the Grand Californian
So which one should you choose? That is a tough question! If being immersed in the Disney magic is important to you, then choose a Disneyland Resort Hotel. They are closer and keep you inside the magic for your entire trip.If saving money is more important to you, then choose a good neighbor hotel. They are a quality place to stay and offer cost savings.