The Most Budget-Friendly Hotels in Anaheim, California

Like so many hotels in Anaheim, the Sheraton has a pool to unwind in
Like so many hotels in Anaheim, the Sheraton has a pool to unwind in | Courtesy of Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort / Expedia
Alesandra Dubin

Whether you’re visiting California’s Disneyland or watching the Los Angeles Angels play baseball, choose from these family-friendly, cheap hotels in Anaheim for your next trip.

Southern California is home to some of the world’s most glamorous lodgings. But if you’re coming to Anaheim, your main agenda likely includes visiting Disneyland – and spending most of your time (and money) in the park. Alternatively, you might be a business traveler bound for the Anaheim Convention Center or a fan of the area’s professional sports teams. All you really need is a comfortable, wallet-friendly hotel to crash in at night – here’s our pick of the best budget hotels in Anaheim.

1. Anaheim Marriott Suites

Chain Hotel

The sun shines on a pool and loungers at Anaheim Marriott Suites
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Anaheim Marriott Suites is a well-loved crash pad just minutes away from Disneyland. It has 371 large two-room suites with living rooms and separate bedrooms, so it’s ideal for groups of friends or families traveling with kids. When you’re not snapping selfies with Mickey, relax in the sparkling pool – or work off some of those Dole Whips in the fitness center.

2. Residence Inn by Marriott Anaheim Resort Area/Garden Grove

Chain Hotel

The grand, mustard-colored Residence Inn by Marriott Anaheim Resort with a pool and sun loungers
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Spread out in affordable comfort here. At the Residence Inn by Marriott, spacious studios and one- and two-bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas are available. Kids love the suites designed just for them, with Disney decor, bunk beds and private baths. You’ll also have a fully equipped kitchen, allowing you to prep food yourself and save some cash for more Mickey merchandise at the park. The pool complex also features a hot tub and splash zone for the little ones.

3. Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort

Chain Hotel

A common space at Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort with a domed roof decorated with a stained-glass design
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Put on those comfy sneakers, as this hotel is about a 15-minute walk to Disneyland. You’ll also have super-easy access to other attractions, such as the Anaheim GardenWalk and Angel Stadium. Bring the fam and the pup, too – rooms and suites here are pet-friendly and have ultra-comfy beds and private balconies overlooking the city. Wind down in the resort-style pool at the end of your sunny Southern California day.

4. The Hotel Fullerton Anaheim

Hotel

A rectangular swimming pool with sun loungers at Hotel Fullerton Anaheim
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The Hotel Fullerton Anaheim underwent a full renovation in 2015, so your affordable stay comes with modern touches, including wood detailing, ergonomic workspaces and piles of pillows on soft beds. It has a pool and jacuzzi on-site, along with a fitness center and courtyard. Park for free when you stay here – then get to Disneyland, the Anaheim Convention Center and Cal State Fullerton in minutes by way of the hotel’s free shuttle.

5. Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim South

Chain Hotel

An indoor waterfall cascades down a rock wall at Embassy Suites by Hilton Anaheim South
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This hotel is minutes away from the Disneyland Resort attractions, so you’ll spend less time in your car and more time on the rides. However, a free shuttle is available if you want to leave the car behind. Adding to the value at this all-suite hotel, you’ll get a cooked-to-order breakfast and an evening reception. Conveniently, there’s also a dedicated Disney Desk here for all the intel you need for your resort vacation.

6. Cortona Inn and Suites Anaheim Resort

Chain Hotel

A long, thin pool at Cortona Inn & Suites Anaheim Resort with rooms overlooking the water
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The renovated Cortona Inn and Suites Anaheim Resort offers Tuscan-style lodging for Disney-bound families and business travelers here to visit the nearby convention center. The 127 guest rooms and suites include options with bunk beds for the kiddos, along with microwaves and refrigerators for getting snacks ready and bottles warmed around the clock. Adding to the value here is the included continental breakfast.

7. The Anaheim Hotel

Hotel

A pair of outdoor, turquoise sofas at The Anaheim Hotel sit by tall, thin palm trees
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The Anaheim Hotel is across the street from Disneyland, so you can get a jump on the crowd in the morning and be the last one out after the fireworks at night, rolling right into your bed. It sits within 9 acres (4ha) of landscaped gardens and has the biggest pool in the Anaheim Resort area. Think mid-century design flair with modern updates. All rooms overlook the grounds, and many have patios or balconies for sopping up every last ray of California sunshine.

8. Camelot Inn and Suites

Independent Hotel, Boutique Hotel

The fairytale facade of Anaheim Camelot Inn & Suites with a grand, arched entrance
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If you’re traveling with the family to “the Happiest Place on Earth,” you’ll have plenty of room to stretch out and make yourself comfortable here. Family suites hold up to six guests, and each accommodation has a mini-fridge and microwave for more of a residential vibe. The hotel also has a pool and jacuzzi on the fourth-floor terrace, which is also a popular spot to watch the fireworks from the park.

9. Desert Palms Hotel and Suites

Resort

A pool and hot tub at Desert Palms Hotel & Suites with a pair of orange loungers beside them
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Wake up and scarf down the complimentary breakfast here, then walk right to Disneyland, just one block away. When you are on the property, relax by the pool and spa. Rooms and suites here are perfect for families, with options including kitchenettes or full kitchens, sunken living rooms and bunk beds. There are even two-bedroom, two-bathroom suites with room for eight.

10. Stanford Inn and Suites Anaheim

Chain Hotel

A bubbling hot tub next to a small pool at Stanford Inn & Suites Anaheim
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Walk to Disneyland from this family-oriented hotel – breakfast is included in the value-priced rate. Accommodation ranges from guest rooms to family suites with two baths, and in-room refrigerators and microwaves allow you to snack on your own terms (and streamline your budget). While you can unwind in the pool and work out in the fitness center, you’ll probably get your daily steps in at the park (and then some). Another perk for traveling families? The hotel has laundry facilities.

For more accommodation options, read our guide to the best hotels in Anaheim – bookable on Culture Trip.

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