When you’re planning a Disneyland vacation, finding the right hotel within walking distance to Disneyland is key. Early mornings and late nights spent in the park mean you need a fantastic place to call home, and Hotel Indigo Anaheim was exactly that for us on our most recent trip.
In full disclosure, I was offered a discounted media rate in exchange for this blog post. However, it was not a full discount and I did still spend money to stay there.
Hotel Indigo Anaheim hit my biggest requirements when looking for a hotel: it is budget friendly, within walking distance to Disneyland, and safe and clean. Over the years, I have stayed at many different hotels surrounding Disneyland. They all have varying prices, levels of quality, and, of course, different price ranges. Hotel Indigo Anaheim offered a good balance of all of these elements, plus many other amenities that made our stay perfect.
Our Room at Hotel Indigo Anaheim
We were upgraded to a suite, which consisted of a room with two queen beds, bathroom and a sitting area with a pull out couch. The room was super clean and modern. A regular room would have been comfortable enough for our family of four, but it was really nice having the extra space of the sitting room, especially since we had the double stroller with us in the park. We were able to wheel it right in and keep it unfolded, making it easy to pack and unpack it each day.
Each room also had a mini fridge, which made brining our own snacks easy. One draw back was that the rooms do not have microwaves. It would have been nice to have, but it didn’t detract from our stay.
One thing I really loved about the hotel is that all of the rooms are interior and can only be accessed through the lobby. Before having kids, this isn’t something that would have bothered me, let alone occurred to me. But, now that I have kids, I like the added safety feature of an interior room door that doesn’t lead directly outside.
There is a pool, hot tub and cabana space on the property as well. Luckily, there was unseasonably warm February weather (it was in the mid 80’s our whole stay!) while we were visiting so my kids were able to swim in the heated pool. It was the perfect activity after our long car ride down from Sacramento!
Hotel Indigo Anaheim also features a restaurant, Chambers Bar & Bistro, on the property. We had dinner one night and breakfast a few mornings of our stay. It was really nice to have the option on site. With all of the walking involved on a Disneyland trip, the last thing we wanted to do was walk even further to get food. The service was fantastic every time and we all enjoyed our meals. The kids always left full and happy, which always makes family trips easier. There was also a really cool color changing wall in the restaurant that the kids loved (but complicated photography a bit, ha!)
If you are looking for something different to eat, Hotel Indigo Anaheim is right next to the Anaheim Garden Walk, which has many different restaurant and entertainment options. We never had a chance to make it over there, but it looks like a fun place to explore.
The landscape out front is dotted with the most impressive succulents I’ve ever seen. The newly anointed plant lady in me loved every one! There is also a water and light show out that runs every thirty minutes in the front of the hotel. We always seemed to miss it, but I imagine it’s very impressive based on how well the grounds were kept.
Walking Distance to Disneyland
Hotel Indigo Anaheim is located 0.75 miles from the Disneyland Main Gate. Each walked back and forth (which we did a lot!) took about 10 minutes. I was surprised at how easy it was because the sidewalks can get very crowded with everyone walking from their respective hotels at the same time.
This was easily my favorite feature of Hotel Indigo Anaheim. The closer you get to the park, the more expensive your stay is, and when you are walking all day long in the park, the last thing you want to do is have a long trek back to your hotel room. I felt like the location of the hotel was the perfect balance between walkability and budget consciousness.
Overall, we loved our stay at Hotel Indigo Anaheim. My biggest complaint, which is actually pretty minor, about our stay was that the elevator is pretty slow. Since we had the double stroller, we didn’t have the option to take the stairs. However, my kids live for a hotel elevator, and this one is glass and overlooks the street. The only thing worse than a slow elevator is cranky kids in a slow elevator, so at least they were entertained!
Our family would absolutely stay here on our next Disneyland trip, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a hotel in the Anaheim area!
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