One of the hottest new attractions in Anaheim this summer is unquestionably Disneyland’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, with high demand for those special reservations that are required through June 23. But with the price of parking, admission for Disneyland and California Adventure, not to mention meals and souvenirs and more, high costs can add up pretty quickly, especially for a family with kids. Fortunately, the City of Anaheim offers an enormous collection of affordable hotels for those trying to keep their expenses low. Among these hotels is one that just so happens to be one of the closest to Disneyland – the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel.
Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
900 S. Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802
About the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel
Located just minutes from Disneyland, the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is a moderately priced, family-friendly and pet friendly property featuring Tudor-inspired architecture. Situated across 13 acres, the hotel offers 489 spacious rooms, including 30 nicely appointed suites. The Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is also a Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotel, a collection of 49 local hotels that offer quality accommodations, affordable pricing and close proximity to Disneyland Resort.
Built in 1965, the four-story hotel was originally known as the Sheraton Anaheim Motor Hotel. The Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is a smoke free property and a member of the Premier Hotel Collection, with more than 30 hotels primarily in Japan but also in Saipan, Guam and the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel in South Lake Tahoe, California.
How To Get There
From Los Angeles
The Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is conveniently located off Interstate Highway 5 at the Disneyland Drive exit. Heading south on Disneyland Drive, turn left on W. Ball Road, then right on Ox Road.
From LAX, motorists can take either the I-105 east from S. Sepulveda Boulevard, then to the I-405 south to I-5 south. From I-5 south, take the Disneyland Drive exit, then left on W. Ball Road and right on Ox Road.
Alternatively, motorists leaving LAX can take I-405 south to I-605 north, north on I-605, to California 91 east to I-5 south, then taking the Disneyland Drive exit
From John Wayne Airport, Orange County
From John Wayne Roadway, take Highway 55 north to Highway 5 north. From Highway 5 north, take the Ball Road exit, cross the freeway overpass, then take the first right at Ox Road.
All motorists are advised to know that traffic can be particularly heavy during morning and afternoon/commutes. Motorists are also advised to use a reliable navigation app for mobile devices like Waze, Google Maps or MapQuest, and remain attentive at all times while traveling to and from the hotel.
Averaging an impressive room size of 500 square feet, each of the 489 guestrooms come equipped with pillow top beds, down comforters and premium bedding, in addition to conveniences like refrigerators, coffee makers, free WiFi, cable TV and air conditioning.
The hotel offers several different room types to choose from, such as standard rooms with two queen beds, Castle Bunk Rooms with a queen bed and medieval-styled bunk beds, Turret Suites with separate living rooms and king beds, and the two-level Majestic Hotel Suite.
Special Hotel Packages
The Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel offers a number of hotel specials throughout the year. This includes special rates for AAA members, active and retired servicemen and women, as well as discounted rates and specials for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders. Additionally, the hotel also offers more specialized packages, such as the Anniversary Package and a Royal Romance Package. Also valid for the month of June 2019 only, is the Summer Kick-Off package, with rates starting at just $129 per night and includes free parking, free breakfast for two and extra large rooms.
The Anaheim Majestic Garden offers many dining options: California Deli, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Garden Court Bistro, also open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Garden Court Lounge, opening daily from 11 a.m. and offering lunch and dinner and during the summer months, the Pool Bar offers snacks, drinks and meals from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Additionally, guests may also dine in their rooms, with breakfast, lunch and dinner offered during designated hours. Lastly, the highly anticipated opening of the Hanagi Japanese Restaurant is expected to open in the late summer 2019.
Hotel Services & Amenities
Among the hotel’s nice amenities are an outdoor swimming pool with a spa tub, fitness center, a gift shop, game room with pool tables and video games.
In addition to a friendly and multilingual 24-hour front desk staff, the hotel also offers bell hop and luggage storage services, accessible facilities with wheelchair access, dry cleaning and laundry services, concierge and tour/ticket information, and a complimentary Dream Machine shuttle service with friendly drivers to Disneyland Resort that runs twice an hour during park hours.
The hotel’s shuttle parks in a designated area at the Disneyland Main Transportation Center reserved for hotel shuttles, tour buses and public buses. Please note that there may be a line of customers already waiting for the next shuttle to the hotel from Disneyland, particularly during the busy summer months.
Plenty of spots for self parking are available on site for a daily rate of $18. Access to the parking lot is through a gate arm operated by an attendant or by using the hotel’s parking card, which is separate from the guestroom key card.
The hotel welcomes pets of any size for an additional fee of $50 per stay. However, cats and dogs are only permitted in specific and designated two queen bed traditional rooms. The pet fee is waived for service animals. Pets must be accompanied by an owner(s) at all times. Visitors traveling with pets must make special arrangements in advance of arrival.
Leashed animals are permitted to ride the Dream Machine shuttle bus and Disneyland offers dog kennels for a fee and with paperwork from a veterinarian required.
Magician David Minkin
The Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel features an award-winning magic show from David Minkin on selected dates throughout the year. An International Champion of Close-Up Magic, Minkin’s Evening of Enchantment is the longest running, one-man magic show in Los Angeles and was once named LA’s “Best Magical Date Night”. He has performed in front of several well known celebrities, including Lionel Richie, Sharon Osbourne, Rob Reiner and Johnny Depp, who described his show as “the greatest thing I’ve ever seen!”
Keeping to its castle-like motif, the Anaheim Majestic Garden has its very own princess! Princess Corinne makes regular daily appearances, with a schedule posted on the hotel’s digital display or at the Golden Princess Desk located in the lower lobby.
Princess Corinne’s schedule includes a visit during the breakfast hours at the Garden Court Bistro, during Story Hour held in the lobby and for an additional fee, during Majestic Movie Night just outside the hotel. Princess Corinne is also available for returning fan letters and a wonderful Wake-Up or Tuck-In Service for an additional fee and with a 7-day advance reservation.
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The hotel offers more than 20,000 square feet of event space with multiple floor plans and full A/V capabilities, for meetings, corporate events, weddings and other special events. The hotel can also make arrangements for catering services and wedding planning. Groups also have access to the hotel’s Pond Courtyard or Rose Garden.
About The Author
Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who served as the National Travel Writer for CBS Local from 2012-2019. More than 900 of his stories still appear in syndication across 23 CBS websites, including CBS New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco.
During his peak years with CBS, Randy had a reported digital audience reach of 489 million and 5.5 million monthly visitors. Additionally, his stories have appeared in the Daily Meal, CBS Radio, Engadget and Radio.com. He is a Media Fellow of Stanford University, U.S. Army veteran and lifelong resident of Santa Cruz County, California.