The overall theme of the Paradise Pier Hotel is a beachy, boardwalk feel.
Rooms are decorated with sand and surf themed furnishings. There are even beach ball pillows on the bed!
This hotel is the lowest priced one on property, which is why it qualifies for the lowest Disney Armed Forces Salute room discount percentage.
At 360 to 400 square feet the Paradise Pier rooms are average size for on property, comparable to the Grand Californian and smaller than the Disneyland Hotel.
The Paradise Pier Hotel has 481 regular rooms and 29 suites.
The hotel is separated from the main Disneyland Resort area by Disneyland Drive so you’ll feel just a little removed from the action.
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There are two dining locations at the Paradise Pier, the PCH Grill and the Surfside Lounge.
PCH Grill (BD $$) – Features American cuisine with California/South Western flair. Start your day with the Surf’s Up! Breakfast with Mickey and Friends character breakfast buffet. Breakfast items are standard such as eggs, omelets, meats, frittatas, and Mickey waffles. For dinner enjoy the Beachside Bonfire Dinner Buffet where you can have cheeseburger sliders, hot dogs, mini tacos, ribs, and other picnic/bonfire staples.
Surfside Lounge (BLD $) – Enjoy a cocktail or light meal in this lounge off the lobby. Breakfast pastries, flatbreads, burritos, coffee, burgers, sandwiches, and salads.
The Sand Bar (S $) – This poolside location is open seasonally and offers hotdogs, sandwiches, snacks, and specialty drinks.
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Pool – The Paradise Pool is a third floor rooftop pool.
Kiddy Pool – The little ones can splash and play.
Hot Tub – co-located with the pools.
A Magical Night at the Movies – Watch complimentary screenings of Disney films on select nights on the rooftop pool deck.
Arcade – Flounder’s Fun n’ Games Arcade, play video and pinball games at this arcade in the Cinema Hall building, near the food court.
Fitness Center – Work out while on vacation at the Mickey’s Beach Fitness Center, a workout facility featuring high tech equipment.
Guest Laundry – Enjoy 24-hour self-service laundry rooms, as well as dry cleaning and valet laundry services.
Meeting and Banquet Facilities
In room Dining
Mandara Spa – Nurture your mind and body at this exotic retreat where the time-honored traditions of the East meet the science of the West. Available at the Grand Californian Hotel
The Paradise Pier Hotel is located on the west side of Disneyland property, on the far side of Disneyland Drive from the rest of the resort.
All Disneyland guest areas can be reached by walking.
Paradise Pier guests have a back entrance into Disney’s California Adventure just like the Grand Californian guests do. In years past, Paradise Pier guests would walk across the street to the Grand Californian, enter the lobby and use the same back entrance that the Grand Californian guests do. But not any more. Paradise pier guests have their own California Adventure entrance. You’ll still cross the street as if you were going to the Grand Californian, but rather that going through the security gate and into the lobby, you’ll see a separate security gate to the right. After using your room key to go through the gate, a path will take you around the right side of the Grand Californian to a security check point, then to the entrance which enters the park to the right of Goofy’s Sky School.
The Paradise Pier was the first Disneyland resort that we ever stayed at. We had a theme park view room and loved it for the great view of Disney California Adventure. Keep in mind half of the rooms or non-theme park views i.e. a parking lot or pool views. Paradise pier is the least convenient Disneyland resort hotel as it is located across the street from the main Disneyland area. Of the three Disneyland hotels it also has the least number of restaurants and lounges.
It is the lowest price point at Disneyland and we would stay there again.
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