Review Of Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance Hotel & Waterpark

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Last year my family and I decided to banish the back-to-school blues with a fun-filled staycation at the brand new Marriott Courtyard Theme Park Entrance in Anaheim. What makes this hotel so unique is that it built from the ground up with families in mind. The hotel is located directly across the street from Disneyland and California Adventure and is just a 5-minute walk to the turnstiles. That is a shorter walk to the entrance of the Disney parks than TWO of three Disney hotels. The hotel also features a 20,000 square foot waterpark called Surfside with several water slides, pools, fountains and more.  Those are just a few of the reasons to stay at this fantastic hotel but there is oh so much more! Allow me to show you just how beautiful this resort is.

Courtyard Lobby

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The lobby of the Courtyard Anaheim is absolutely gorgeous! Dark rich wood floors sprawl throughout the entire first floor and the furniture is splashed with vibrant colors of blues, yellows, reds and orange.

There is also a library full of an array of Disney books as well as a mini business center with computers so you can access anything you need.

Diners will love the full-service Bistro Cafe as well as the ever popular Starbucks coffee shop.

Courtyard Rooms

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All rooms in the hotel are 500+ square feet and can accommodate up to 6 people. This was perfect for our large family of 5. There are twin bunkbeds  in every room and the family bathrooms are designed with 2 sinks and separate Walk-In shower and a tub/shower. It was nice to have the kids shower at the same time, yet separately.

There is also a small table with booth style seating, a microwave , a fridge and a safe. At night, we popped popcorn in the microwave and had the kids sit at the table and eat it while they watched a movie.

Speaking of movies did you know that all rooms in the hotel have access to Netflix? We were so happy about that. As long as you have an account you just sign in like normal and you are set for the rest of your stay.

We only stayed for one night but we planned ahead and packed a cooler with deli meats for sandwiches by the pool and bagels and cream cheese for our morning breakfast.  Everything fit perfectly into the mini fridge and the kids had plenty to snack on during the day.

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Courtyard Views

Another perk about this hotel is that it is aligned for viewing fireworks and the monorail. For those guests whose rooms do not face in that direction, there is a 2nd level observation deck for optimal fireworks viewing. Our hotel had prime viewing and we looked straight at Matterhorn Mountain and Space Mountain  and the monorail regularly passed by us.

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Surfside Waterpark

This waterpark incredible! You would never believe you were staying at a hotel when you are at this waterpark. It’s huge and has amazing views. The water temperature is very comfortable and there is a bunch of seating and umbrellas. I even watched one dad take a nice long nap in one of the recliners.

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Night Time Fireworks off the balcony

My favorite part of this staycation was watching the fireworks from our balcony. You can hear the music and it was just such a special 15 minutes  that I shared with my family.

So let’s recap. The top 5 reasons you should stay at the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance  are as follows:

  1. It’s located right across the street from Disneyland and CA Adventure
  2. It has an awesome waterpark that is included in your stay
  3. The rooms fit up to 6 people and have bunk beds. Way bigger than the standard hotel room.
  4. You can view the fireworks and the monorail from off your balcony
  5. Netflix in every room.

Local Places to eat

If you want to try some local non-chain restaurants I highly recommend these two:

We are Lifetime Platinum members of Marriott Rewards and I have to say that Marriott knocked it out of the park with this hotel. I can’t wait to see what is next for Marriott.

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129 thoughts on “Review Of Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance Hotel & Waterpark

  1. Awesome! This makes me want to go to Disneyland so bad! Looks like an excellent choice for a cozy stay when visiting the park. Might have to try this hotel next time we hit up the happiest place on earth! ;)

  2. I have stay and the Courtyard Marriott but not in Anaheim…This hotel has always been family friendly and comfortable…always have a good experience here.

  3. Awesome! When we plan our Disneyland trip, this is where we will stay. It looks so cool, and my kids would love the water park, plus the fireworks. Thanks for the review and recommendation

  4. Stayed there and was not able to use my phone at all, asked the front desk about the issue and their response was oh our walls are to thick SORRY! Wait isn’t this a brand new hotel? WiFi sucked as well so make sure you are not planning on using your phone at all!

    Rates are high at this hotel, remember this is a Courtyard! 100 dollars more and you can stay at the Disneyland Hotel!

  5. What an awesome giveaway. Beautiful hotel, awesome water park and Pizza. It cannot get any better than this. My 2 boys would LOVE this place!!

  6. I would definitely take my 3 kids and husband! We will be in Anaheim in August for MommyconOC and hopefully go to Disneyland too for my son’s birthday. Crossing my fingers to win this awesome prize. Thanks for the chance! The Courtyard looks amazing. Especially for families with children:)

  7. This looks like an awesome hotel I wasn’t even aware of all the extra amenities it had. If selected I would take my wife and two sons. This looks like a perfect getaway hotel for a mini family vacation.

  8. My husband and my 2 young kiddos! Plus we have dland passes so it’d be perfect to stay at the hotel too!

  9. My kids would be so excited to go, this place looks like so much fun and so much to do..a lil staycation and no need to leave the hotel!

  10. This hotel really is a better place to stay than the Disney hotels. Better pool, better access to the parks, bigger, newer rooms. Its’ great!

  11. I’d take my hubby and 3 kiddos! They have been asking for a trip to Disneyland and this hotel looks perfect. Hoping we have enough Marriott rewards or we win here!

  12. I go to Disneyland a few times a year. I definitely will try to stay there next time :) thanks for the info

  13. I would take my Mom for her 60th birthday at the end of July! She loves Disneyland and hasn’t been since the 60th birthday celebration started!

  14. I would grab nana and pop pop to come with myself husband and our two boys! We saw this hotel being built when we stayed across the street and it looks awesome! Can’t wait to stay there and let the boys play on our break from Disneyland!

  15. I would take my adorable nephews! There is nothing better then seeing Disney joy through the eyes of a child!

  16. What a great place to stay & play for families! We have Disney passes and have been wanting to do an overnight stay nearby. This is perfect!

  17. I would take my family which my 3 boys would love the water park and it would be a perfect distance to disneyland because I have a 8 week old that I could easily go to and from the park for a break

  18. We’ve stayed her before and it’s amazing! If I win I will take my daughter’s and husband. :) And my mother in law.

  19. This place looks AMAZING!!!! My girls would have so much fun (as would my husband and I). That is who I’d be bringing along- maybe some lucky friends too!

  20. I would take my kids and my husband!! Husband hasn’t been too excited to get back to Disney, but finally gave me the go ahead to start planning a trip! This would be a great resort choice!

  21. This looks amazing!! I would definitely take my hubby and our two kids! Sounds like the perfect way to make memories!

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