Hotel Guides

Let's take a look at all the eight Disney hotels at Disneyland Paris, if you want to save money on your next Disney Vacation then check out HERE, for some great deals on Disney and non-Disney Hotels as well as a great offer on Tickets. READ MORE...

Disney's Hotel New York - The Art of Marvel 4*

Distance to Disney Parks: A 10 min Walk, 8 min by Free shuttle

First we will start with Hotel New York which like most of the other hotels in this video, opened with the Park in April, 1992. It was designed by the Architect Michael Graves who also designed the Swan and Dolphin Hotels at WDW. The interior has Art Deco style, and the exterior looks like a skyscraper filled skyline, so you will feel you are right in the heart of New York.

The hotel closed at the beginning of 2019 for renovation and will now be known as Hotel New York- The Art of Marvel. The lobby, restaurants and all rooms will include artwork of all the different Marvel characters. There will also be a chance to meet your favorite Marvel character at the designated Meet-and-greet area within the hotel.

‘Manhattan Restaurant’ serves authentic Italian cuisine and will have subtle marvel decorations like the Asgard Chandelier.

‘Downtown Restaurant’ is a buffet offering American, Italian and Chinese food cooked fresh at individual stations. It has kept the art deco style, but popular marvel comics have been added to the walls to give it a modern look.

Hotel New York also has two bars. The ‘Skyline bar’ serves cocktails and will use screen technology to make it feel like you are really in New York. Keep an eye out, as you may see some special guests across the New York skyline!

The ‘Bleeker Street Lounge’ is a cool loft bar serving craft beers, organic wines and coffee with a beautiful view of Lake Disney.

Recreation facilities have also been updated throughout the hotel with the new Metro pool complex offering an indoor and outdoor pool, a kids pool and hot tub. They have a 24 hour fitness center and an outdoor fitness park for those with excess energy to burn.

For the kids, as well as the Super Hero Station( where they can meet their favorite Super hero) they are also adding a Marvel Design Studio where they can learn how to be a Marvel comic-book artist. The hotel also has a small shop called New York boutique where you can find many Marvel and Disney souvenirs and collectables.

With all these updates and just a ten minute walk to the parks, this makes it a great resort to stay at while in Disneyland Paris! The hotel is planned to re-open this summer, but due to the circumstances, it may be delayed until later in the year.

Disney's Newport Bay Club 4*

Distance to Disney Parks: A 15 min Walk, 8 min by Free shuttle

Next up is The Newport Bay Club which was designed by Robert AM Stern architects who previously designed the Yacht club and Beach club resorts in Walt Disney World, so you can understand the similarities throughout. It has a New England mansion style with its white clapboard exterior, porches, woodwork and nautical memorabilia and it even has its own lighthouse. It is the largest resort on property with over a 1000 rooms and was completely renovated in 2016. All rooms keep the nautical style with artwork featuring Mickey from Steamboat Willy.

‘Cape Cod’ is there upmarket buffet serving a selection of Mediterranean and international cuisines specializing in seafood.

The ‘Yacht club’ is their fine-dining restaurant inspired by New England dishes with Mediterranean influences all set in a cozy environment.

Captain Quarters is a nautical themed bar serving aperitifs overlooking the bay and Lake Disney.

The hotel also features an indoor and outdoor pool as well as a gym, sauna and steam bath.

It also has a small shop called Bay Boutique where you can find some souvenirs and holiday essentials.

It takes 15 minutes to walk to the parks or you can take a free 8 minute shuttle.

Disney's Hotel Cheyenne (Toy Story) 3*

Distance to Disney Parks: A 20 min Walk, 8 min by Free shuttle

Get ready for a Western Adventure as this next hotel takes you into a Wild West Frontier Town. Hotel Cheyenne was designed by the same company that created the Newport Bay Club and features facades that make the hotel look like a real Wild West town.

All the rooms offer décor inspired by Sheriff Woody from the Toy Story films, so families with young children will love this resort. There is an indoor play area and for an extra cost there is even a chance to ride a pony and become a real cowboy.

Hotel Cheyenne has one restaurant and one bar. ‘Chuck Wagon Café’ offers a continental breakfast buffet in the mornings and American style BBQ buffet in the evenings. With a well themed indoor and outdoor seating area, this is a meal not to be missed.

The Red Garter Saloon is where adults can find a selection of cocktails and beers to the backdrop of classic country tunes.

This hotel also has a Starbucks for those that need a little extra help in the mornings.

The ‘General Store’ is where you can find souvenirs and other things, and keep a look out for your favorite Disney characters as they may make an appearance at any time.

Disney's Hotel Santa Fe (Cars) 2*

Distance to Disney Parks: A 20 min Walk, 8 min by Free shuttle

Just across the Rio Grande from the Hotel Cheyanne, is the Hotel Santa Fe inspired by New Mexico landscapes and the sights of Route 66.

If you have children that like the Pixar franchise ‘Cars’, then they will love the decoration in the rooms and the whole feel of the resort will transport you to the American Southwest.

Similar to Hotel Cheyenne, they have an indoor play area, a small shop called the ‘Trading Post’ offering souvenirs and a Starbucks for the coffee lovers.

Their buffet style restaurant is called ‘La Cantina’ and offers Tex-Mex and other International cuisines during dinner hours and continental breakfasts in the morning.

The Rio Grande bar offers cocktails and beers in a south-western setting with authentic decorations.

The Hotel Cheyenne and the Hotel Santa Fe are both a 20 minute walk through Disney Village to get to the parks or a Free shuttle can take you there in 8 minutes.

Disney Nature Resorts

Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch

Distance to Disney Parks: 15 minutes by Car (no shuttle service)

Did you know that Disneyland Paris also has two Nature Resorts about a 15 minute drive from the parks?

Davy Crockett Ranch opened with the rest of the resorts in April 1992. It is a Wilderness and Adventure resort set in the middle of a forest. Guests can stay in one of their many self-catering cabins that sleeps up to six and includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchenette and an outdoor area with BBQ.

There is a plethora of outdoor activities including, tennis, mini golf, play areas and the unique Davy Crockett’s Adventure, a treetop experience that is great fun for guests of all ages.

There is also a huge indoor swimming complex with slides and a waterfall, and The Lucky Racoon, an exciting games arcade with lots of family friendly entertainment.

If you are looking for souvenirs, then head over to the Alamo Trading post to pick up some Disney merchandise or if you are looking for something to cook, there is a well-stocked supermarket too.

If you don’t fancy cooking, there is Crockett’s Tavern, an all-you-can eat buffet specializing in fish and salads. AND If you want to play pool and try some cocktails or beer, then head over to Crockett’s Saloon to help unwind before another day at the parks.

Each cabin has a private parking space and the resort is dog-friendly, so this is great for families on a budget.

Les Villages Nature Paris 4*

Distance to Disney Parks: 15 minutes by Car, 25 minutes by paying public shuttle

Right next to the Davy Crockett Ranch is the new Les Villages Nature Paris. Opening in September 2017, this huge eco-friendly resort is a complete change of scene to help you reconnect with the things that truly matter, all while minimizing impact on the environment. This is the first ever collaboration between Disney and Centre Parcs, who specialize in luxury holiday villages in a woodland setting.

There are two different styles of apartments, the oasis of well-being, in a sleek modern setting and rural retreat inspired by the English countryside. All apartments feature a kitchen and a balcony and can sleep up to 6.

At this resort there are five unique immersive worlds:

The AquaLagoon, a huge, outdoor, water play area with giant slides, a wave pool, Jacuzzis and more all connected in the open-air lagoon and is naturally heated to 30C all year round. Here is where you can find the Aqualagoon Café offering refreshments, snacks and treats

The extraordinary gardens is a group of 4 gardens inspired by the four elements. It is a great place to relax and explore all the hidden secrets.

In the BelleVie farm, you can find a vegetable garden, Pony Club, Indoor play area and you can partake in activities such as Animal care, cooking and gardening, so everyone will be able to find something to enjoy.

The Forest of Legends is an outdoor play area designed around the legends of the forest and is comprised of rope bridges, treehouses and secret pathways. The kids will love this area.

The last immersive world is the lakeside promenade At the heart of the village, the promenade offers shops, restaurants, a market, a bowling alley and a lot of animations.

Overall this great resort will make you want to come back year after year and is a great addition to the Disneyland Paris Resort.

Disney's Sequoia Lodge 3*

Distance to Disney Parks: A 15 min Walk, 8 min by Free shuttle

Back to main Disneyland Paris Resort, Sequoia Lodge evokes the atmosphere of the great American National Park lodges that can found at Yellowstone and other Western Parks. 1000’s of trees were brought over from America and Canada to give it a unique look and feeling.

Inside the hotel it immediately gives you that warm and cozy environment with the big fireplaces and rustic furniture surrounding the welcome areas. This continues into the rooms with the wooden furnishings and the subtle artwork of Bambi and other woodland creatures.

The Hunter’s Grill and Beaver Creek Tavern are two restaurants that combine to create a special buffet dinner specializing in Grilled Meat with all the trimmings.

The Redwood Bar and Lounge is a great place to grab a cocktail or a beer to help unwind after a long day at the parks.

The hotel also has a gym and an amazing pool complex that can be enjoyed indoors or out. For smaller children there is an indoor play area where they can live endless adventures. The souvenir shop is called Northwest passage and can be found just round the corner from check-in.

It is just a short 15 minute walk to the parks or you can take a free shuttle that takes you right to the gate.

Disneyland Hotel 5*

Distance to Disney Parks: A 5 minute Walk

The final and most famous resort at Disneyland Paris is the Disneyland Hotel which opened with the park in April 1992. This luxury 5 star resort has an American-Victorian theme. Situated above the turnstiles and ticket booths of the Disneyland Park, it is as close to the park as you can get. Due to the proximity of this hotel, it was designed by the Walt Disney Imagineering team that also designed the Main Street USA as to fit in with the surroundings of the area.

All 496 rooms are luxuriously decorated and most offer amazing views of the Disneyland park. They also have larger suites for bigger groups.

The hotel features two restaurants and a bar:

‘Inventions’ décor is inspired by the creations of famous inventors like Jules Verne and Leonardo Da Vinci. It offers international buffets for all three meals with lunch and dinner being character dining, so you can dine along with meeting Mickey and pals.

‘California Grill’ is a californium-inspired fine dining restaurant overlooking the Main Street station. It offers an amazing selection of food and wines for you to enjoy.

‘Café Fantasia’ is a piano bar serving amazing cocktails and wines. The setting is based on, you guessed it, Fantasia, so expect to find all the weird and wonderful artwork inspired from the film.

This resort also offers an indoor heated pool, sauna, games room and for an extra cost specialized Spa treatments.

Overall the Disneyland Hotel is the most luxurious hotel in the whole of the Disneyland Paris Resort and fully deserves to be known as their ‘flagship hotel’. Of course it is expensive, but when compared to the flagship hotels at the other Disney resorts around the world, it’s pretty reasonable.

So that’s all eight of the hotels at Disneyland Paris, if you want to save money on your next Disney Vacation then check out HERE, for some great deals on Disney and non-Disney Hotels as well as a great offer on Tickets.

As you may know, Shanghai Disney Resort is just four years old and only has two hotels, which is the least amount of any Disney Resort. So today, I will try to create a more in-depth guide to these two wonderful hotels. READ MORE...

First, let’s take a look at the Toy Story Hotel.

This is the first Disney hotel based on a single franchise, and due to the huge popularity of the Toy Story films in China, it is a perfect fit.

If you are a fan of the films or any of the Toy Story lands around the world, then you will love the theming of this resort.

As you enter through the toy box entrance, you will come through to the brightly colored hotel lobby where you will find the reception, concierge and bell services. There is plenty of seating areas and of course the classic area for kids to watch some cartoons.

Throughout the day you may get a chance to meet your favorite Toy Story characters within special areas around the hotel, so keep a lookout for them. (or you can ask the front desk for a schedule of appearances and locations!)

Located off the main lobby, is the Lotso Shop This is the hotel’s only retail emporium where you’ll find a wide selection of Resort souvenirs, gifts, clothing and sundries. Specializing in Toy Story merchandise that features characters displayed around the store. This a great place to do some last minute shopping or to kill some time before waiting for a shuttle to the park. Also if you want to buy something in the Park or Disneytown and don’t want to carry it around with you, you can ask the Cast Member to deliver it to your hotel free of charge, and you will be able to collect it at the Lotso Shop at the end of the day.

Other recreation facilities include the Launch Pad, an interactive water play area that features the Toy Story aliens preparing to shoot off in a tin rocket while shooting mist from all angles.

Also kids aged 2-12 can enjoy the play room that offers lots of toys, a slide, and play equipment all inspired by the Toy Story films.

Now let’s move on to the dining options of the hotel.

The Sunnyside Café offers a delicious breakfast and dinner buffet that caters to western and Asian tastes. When you book your hotel, you can choose to purchase an early bird voucher for the buffet breakfast which will give you a 25% saving, so if you plan to have breakfast at the hotel, make sure you check your reservation before completing your booking. The restaurant also offers a limited lunch menu of dim-sum, noodles and grilled dishes.

The hotel also has the Sunnyside Market which offers salads, sandwiches and snacks for guests that like to eat-on-the-go. Drinks and some snacks can also be found in the Lotso Shop next to the lobby.

All the rooms can take up to 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old, but they do offer connecting rooms if you have a larger party size.

The rooms are themed to Andy’s bedroom, so you can find the classic cloud wallpaper and sheriff woody carpet as well colorful furniture and awesome rubix cube bedside table.

They also include a TV, mini-fridge and all the usual bathroom facilities, so you will be comfortable in these well-sized rooms.

The price depends on your window-view selection, of which you can choose a garden view, courtyard view or the most expensive Shanghai Disneyland Park view, and remember they offer a 20% discount if you book a stay for 2 or more nights. For you to compare, here are the prices for all three rooms for a 2 night stay for two adults and two children in September 2020.

The Toy Story Hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service to the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, Wishing Star Park and Disneytown (which is also the entrance of the Shanghai Disneyland Park!)

Overall, I think the Toy Story Hotel is a great place to stay for families with young Children, or a couple who are travelling on a budget.

Now we move on to the glorious Shanghai Disneyland Hotel.

This Deluxe resort is a step-up in quality and luxury (and price).

Mickey and the gang appear at the center of the art nouveau- style lobby, warmly welcoming you. Here you can find the reception, concierge and bell services as well as lots of comfortable places to relax. At times throughout the day, you may experience a pianist playing a selection of Disney classics for your enjoyment.

The whole hotel is filled with Murals, Statues and art work of many different classic Disney films, which you could take a whole day admiring.

It has a great selection of recreation facilities including the King Triton Pool, an indoor pool themed to the little mermaid, a fitness center, and the amazing Hakuna Matata Oasis, a water play area and hedge maze exclusive to the guests of the hotel.

There is also the Mickey Mouse Playhouse, where kids can find a plethora of fun games and activities.

For shopping, you can head to Tinker Bells Gifts for all the exclusive resort merchandise as well as a choice of other Disney toys, clothes, pins and much more.

Now we move onto the hotel’s dining options, of which there is a great selection. We start with Aurora, a fine dining experience which offers a 4, 5 or 6 course set menu of modern Asian cuisine that is a feast to the senses. It also offers a great selection of wine and an amazing view of the park.

Next is Lumiere’s Kitchen, which is a Buffet restaurant that offers character dining for breakfast and dinner to the amazing theming of Beauty and the Beast. They offer a wide variety of cuisines, like noodles, congee, cereals, pastries, bacon and eggs for breakfast and Sushi, BBQ, pizza, Tandoori, Dim sum, a fish platter and a cold meat station for dinner, so there is plenty of choice to please everyone!

If you want to dine quickly, or buy something to take away, then head to the Ballet Café, which offers breakfast burrito, noodles and congee for breakfast and pizzas, noodles and rice dishes for lunch and dinner. You can choose to sit-in the dining room where you can enjoy the delightful design—featuring the ballerina hippo from the hilarious “Dance of the Hours” sequence of Disney’s Fantasia.

If you want to unwind after a long day at the park, you can head to Bacchus Lounge, for a cocktail, a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. Themed after the god of parties and merriment, Bacchus was also featured in Fantasia. You can also celebrate the day with Special Lunch Sets, High Tea pastries, savories and high-end snack foods that will send your senses soaring.

There is a huge selection of rooms to cater for all budgets. The deluxe rooms offer a garden, lake or park view and are all beautifully decorated especially with the magical headboard. If you’re a fan of the Frozen movies, then you will love the Frozen themed rooms which are offered along with the deluxe rooms and they all have two double beds and a pull down bed so they can sleep up to 3 adults and two children.

You can choose to stay in their club-level room which will give you access to the Magic Kingdom club lounge for a complimentary breakfast and drinks and snacks throughout the day.

For extra space and luxury, you can stay in either the Magic Kingdom suite, Fantasia suite or the Sorcerer suite, which also includes entry into the Club level lounge.

The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service to all areas of the resort, or you can take the water taxi that takes you right to the entrance of the park.

This hotel is for anyone that likes to travel to Disney in style, it is costly, but as most people will only stay for one or two nights, I think it is a great way to make your vacation that extra bit special.

So that rounds up the guide for both the resorts at Shanghai Disneyland Resort! If you want to make a saving, then check out HERE, to make a saving on your next visit to Shanghai Disneyland!

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