1. On Disney Property: Paradise Pier Hotel
Finally, we must address the subject of Disney-owned hotels. Let us start by saying that no Disneyland Resort hotel is going to be particularly budget-friendly. That said, there is one option that is more affordable than the others.
Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is consistently less expensive than Disneyland Hotel or The Grand Californian. Therefore, if you are wanting to stay in a Disney-owned hotel but want to save a few bucks, this is your best bet. Watch for discounts during slower times of year to make your stay more affordable, and consider taking a taxi to the hotel in order to avoid the $20-per-day parking fee.
While Disneyland vacations will probably never be cheap, by choosing one of the lodging options above you can have a wonderful vacation without breaking the bank. In fact, many people have trouble seeing any reason at all to stay in one of the pricier hotels in the area.
So what are you waiting for? Find something that works for you, book it, and start the countdown to your vacation of a lifetime.