Holiday Inn Express is my new go-to hotel near Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Keep reading for my complete review on this property for large families near Disneyland and bonus—it has free breakfast!
If you haven’t stayed at a Holiday Inn Express & Suites in a few years, it’s time to try this hotel chain again! And if you have, you know exactly what to expect.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites (especially this one right by Disneyland) are perfect for families or other large groups. Add that with their free breakfast option (including cinnamon rolls!), and you have my new favorite hotel near Disneyland.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Location
There are a few Holiday Inns within Disneyland Resort vicinity, so be sure you’re getting the right one! This review is for Holiday Inn Express & Suites on Manchester Blvd., just off of Harbor Blvd. It’s proximity to Disneyland’s main gates is fantastic.
Sure there are some hotels that are a bit closer, but it’s right on the money both in cost and convenience. I may have once taken an Uber from Disneyland to the hotel and it was $1.25, I blame that on a new pair of shoes I never should have worn. It’s totally walkable on a normal day with normal shoes and not the ones I wore lol.
Your walk to Disneyland Resort property should take you about 10 minutes, and you’ll just cross the street on Harbor along your way.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rooms
Holiday Inn Express & Suites is still a very new hotel, considering this area. The space is fresh and clean and the rooms were exactly what we needed for a larger Disneyland group.
Most rooms have two queen beds and a pull out bed, along with a desk and extra seating. There is one TV, a small fridge, microwave and counter/sink area outside the bathroom. The bathroom is equipped with a large vanity and bath tub/shower combo.
Be aware that some windows face the 5 freeway. I could still hear the freeway inside my room with the windows closed. While the sound didn’t bother me because it’s more of a constant, steady stream of traffic, I was surprised they didn’t invest in some better soundproof windows on this new hotel. Holiday Inn provides sound machines in each room for some extra white noise. It’s a nice touch, but I found I didn’t need it and slept fine even with the light freeway noise.
Guest noise from the hall was nonexistent and the hotel has a strict quiet time policy. This is great for those of us who go to bed earlier. As a parent with young children I know it’s a pain to be woken up by other guests returning late from Disneyland but you won’t need to worry about that here. Quiet hours are 10 PM to 7 AM.