Keep Close to the Magic – Assessment: Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance Lodge

Whereas I do love Walt Disney World, there’s something additional magical in regards to the unique Disney park, Disneyland. Whereas Disneyland is way smaller than Walt Disney World, it’s additionally simpler to handle. In actual fact, there are a lot of inns and resorts which might be positioned inside strolling distance for a simple trip. This previous week, I had the chance to remain on the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance, a family-friendly lodge that’s a part of the Marriott model of inns.

Because the title would point out, the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance is positioned a fast stroll away from the doorway of Disneyland. It’s shut sufficient which you could simply stroll, even when you resolve to take a break at your lodge in the course of the day. The lodge is positioned on South Harbor Boulevard, close to different inns and eating places in Anaheim.

Disclosure: I paid for my very own keep on the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance. This put up incorporates affiliate hyperlinks and a purchase order/click on by one in all these hyperlinks could end in a fee paid to us for free of charge to you.

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Exterior of the Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim Theme Park Entrance

Assessment of the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance Lodge

So, with so many inns within the space, why guide the Courtyard Anaheim? There are a number of issues that actually make it stand out! First, the cute water park is a giant plus with children – the kids I noticed heading to and from the water park actually liked it. As well as, the visitor rooms can accommodate as much as six folks with two queen beds and a set of bunk beds.

Facilities on the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance

As talked about above, the spotlight of the Courtyard Anaheim is the Surfside Waterpark, positioned on the second ground of the resort and accessible solely to lodge friends. Reservations are required and might be made as much as 30 days prematurely of your arrival. Company are allowed to order as much as three time slots per day primarily based on availability and might have as much as six friends per reservation.

The Surfside Waterpark features a sizzling tub, an outside swimming pool, water slides, a splash space, and a wading pool. A bucket up above dumps water regularly. There’s seating across the waterpark, so you possibly can sit whereas your children get pleasure from splashing round. Surfside Waterpark is open year-round.

When you’ve forgotten one thing, or want a memento, there’s a small store in addition to a comfort market. The present store consists of some Disney merchandise, so you possibly can seize some last-minute presents earlier than you head house.

Need to work out on trip? The Courtyard Anaheim affords a health middle accessible to friends. It consists of numerous gear and was all the time fairly quiet once I walked by.

Along with these facilities, the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance additionally affords a convention room and a small enterprise middle space the place you possibly can print out your boarding passes.

Room at the Courtyard with two queen beds, desk, bureau, tv, and bunk beds

Room varieties on the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance

The rooms on the Courtyard Anaheim are incredible for households. I had a visitor room with two queen beds, a set of dual bunk beds, and a view overlooking the Surfside Waterpark (and the Disneyland Park fireworks!). This room is a good choice for households – particularly these with greater than two kids.

The room consists of the next options:

  • A Keurig coffeemaker with Wolfgang Puck espresso
  • A mini fridge
  • A microwave
  • A separate bathe
  • A bathe/tub combo
  • Double sinks
  • Free Wi-Fi (with a better velocity accessible for Marriott Bonvoy gold and platinum members)
  • A small seating space for snacks and meals within the nook of the room
  • A desk
  • Two queen beds
  • A set of bunk beds

There are different room varieties. These embrace suites, rooms with balconies, and rooms with numerous views (or no view). You’ll be capable of reserve the precise room sort you need, so if you’d like a selected view, be sure to reserve that room sort. I did love seeing the fireworks from my room, however when you aren’t going to make the most of that, it can save you some cash by getting a room with no view.

I discovered that with the bunk mattress, the queen beds, the sensible TVs, and the big rest room with two showers, these rooms are undoubtedly a step up from the standard lodge room when touring with children. Though you in all probability received’t wish to spend an excessive amount of time within the room, it’s good to have the ability to have house, particularly when preparing within the morning.

Cobb salad with bacon and chicken, and dressing on the side

Eating on the Courtyard Anaheim

Whereas there are many eating choices within the space, together with at Disneyland and Downtown Disney, it’s possible you’ll wish to get some meals proper at your lodge. The Courtyard has The Bistro, an on-site restaurant providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Whereas they don’t supply in-room eating, you possibly can name right down to order takeout to select up from the Bistro.

Throughout my keep, I had a number of meals on the Bistro and liked all of them. I attempted the Cobb Salad, the recent honey hen salad, and the loaded tater tots. There’s additionally a children’ menu, together with pizza.

There’s seating throughout the Bistro space, by the foyer. There are additionally tables outdoor, together with a firepit desk within the evenings.

The Bistro additionally has a espresso counter with Starbucks espresso – the right cease earlier than visiting the theme parks. Though the rooms do have Keurigs, I couldn’t resist stopping on the espresso store for an additional cup of iced espresso earlier than beginning my day. It’s also possible to get some fast grab-and-go objects in addition to a sizzling breakfast on the Bistro.

There are different eating places within the space, together with a Mimi’s Cafe within the car parking zone, and a Panera Bread subsequent door.

Waterpark with waterslides and fireworks above it.

Getting Round on the Courtyard Anaheim Lodge

There are a number of airports within the space which might be handy to Disneyland and the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance. These embrace Los Angeles Worldwide Airport (LAX), Lengthy Seashore Airport (LGB), John Wayne Airport (SNA), and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). Whereas John Wayne Airport is the closest to Disneyland, it’s possible you’ll discover extra flight choices by LAX.

A rental automobile might be useful, however isn’t solely essential, particularly in case your plans simply embrace Disneyland. The Karmel Shuttle affords transportation from LAX and John Wayne Airport to Anaheim. When you resolve to hire a automobile, you possibly can evaluate costs and guide right here.

When you do drive, both your individual automobile or a rental automobile, you’ll have to pay for parking. The resort affords valet solely with no self-parking. There’s a price for valet parking every night time.

Regularly Requested Questions

How lengthy is the stroll from the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance to the gates of Disneyland Resort?

It’s a couple of 5-10 minute quick stroll to the doorway of the parks from the lodge. There are many issues in shut proximity, however you should still want a automobile in case you are visiting past Disneyland.

Is free breakfast included on the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance?

No, whereas you can also make complimentary espresso in your room, breakfast shouldn’t be included.

Does the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance have an outside pool?

Sure, it’s a part of the Surfside Waterpark. You will have a reservation to entry the on-site water park.

Is the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance a part of the Marriott Bonvoy factors program?

Sure, it’s a part of this system and you should use the app for a cellular key (along with an everyday key card you’ll get at check-in).

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waterpark with slides and fireworks above it

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