Hotel Review: Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance

I recently booked a One King, Disney Resort View, Balcony at the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance for 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. Paying cash, it typically costs $350-$400 after tax. Our family loved this hotel. The huge rooms, water park, and views of Disneyland are just a few of the highlights. Here’s our complete hotel review of the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance.

Water Park

This was the view from our room on the 5th floor.
If you’re into racing your kids, the blue slide is about two seconds faster.
The dumping bucket is a standard feature on a structure like this but never gets old.

Most people choose this hotel in part because of the water park. Unlike Orlando, Anaheim has very few good options for water slides or play structures. Even including the Disney hotels, this Courtyard is among the very best options.

Proximity to Disneyland

You can see the Matterhorn on the left. Galaxy’s Edge is just to the right of it and off in the distance. This photo is from our room, but the water park is a great place to watch fireworks.
Just sitting on our bed, we could see the Matterhorn out the window.

Walking out the front door of the hotel, you could reach security in between Disneyland and DCA in about 7-8 minutes of walking.

Room

The kids had a small nook area where their bunk beds were located.

The room was quite large, over 500 square feet. It was shaped like a long rectangle with the kids nook being separated from the bedroom by the bathrooms. There were basically two connected rooms for the bathroom. One side had the shower and toilet. The other side had a sink and bathtub/shower combo. This was a really feature for us a family because more people could get ready at once.

Hotel Features

They have a nice Bistro in the lobby. We ordered a pizza there one night and were pleasantly surprised how good it was.
Bistro seating. You can also see the gift shop with mostly Disney items in the background.
The patio to the Bistro has a fire pit, which is fun because the nights are usually chilly.
Laundry is on the 3rd and 5th floors.

I think one of the things that surprised us about this hotel is that Courtyard as a brand is not known for being upscale. This was by far the nicest Courtyard I’ve ever stayed in and we honestly felt like we were at a resort not just at a place to stay.

Staying on Points

I mentioned earlier that the Courtyard Anaheim Theme Park Entrance costs 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night. You could get these points through a sign up bonus like Chase’s Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card.

You could also use Ultimate Rewards with either the Sapphire Preferred or Sapphire Reserve and book directly through Chase. Or, you could even Capital One Venture or Barclaycard Arrival Plus miles. Anyway you get there, it’s worth it.