"It costs how much?!"
My friend had just booked a one night stay at one of the resort hotels at Tokyo Disneyland. It was a special celebration to mark his fifth wedding anniversary. And it was something he'd saved hard for because it was something his wife had long dreamed of doing.
Well, I say more power to him for being such a lovely husband. But... if you're looking for a Tokyo Disneyland Hotel that's close enough to all the action without the price tag of the Tokyo Disney Resort hotels, you'll be glad to know there are other options. Starting with the official six.
There are 6 official Disney hotels that are all within a stones throw of the park. Because they're not inside the ground they don't cost as much, but you are still eligible for many of the same benefits as guests staying at the resort hotels. Then there's the added bonus that, because they're just a little bit removed from the park itself, it's easy to escape if you need to take a break from all the action.
Want to know more? Here they are:
Hilton Tokyo Bay
The Hilton Tokyo Bay has both Japanese and Western style rooms available, and there is a Japanese garden with a pool for when you need to take a break. There's also an aromatherapy salon for when you really need to unwind. Click here for more information on the Hilton Tokyo Bay
Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay
The Okura Tokyo Disneyland hotel offers spacious rooms with good facilities including a pool and garden area where, if you need to, you can escape the crowds in the park. The hotel is located straight opposite the Disney monorail station or you can choose to use the free shuttle bus service. Click here for more information on the Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay
Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel
The Sheraton Grande is an excellent choice for families with small children as the hotel has a great indoor play area and kids swimming pool. In addition, Japanese style baths and a Japanese massage service are great for chilling out at the end of the day. Click here for more information on the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel
Sunroute Plaza Hotel
This Tokyo Disneyland hotel is in a good location and prices are some of the most reasonable of all the Disney accommodation options. It's a business hotel so it's a great place to stay if your priority is a clean room with a comfy bed and you don't mind a smaller room. Click here for more information on the Sunroute Plaza Hotel
Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel
A good location in a relatively new building with convenient access to Tokyo city centre as well as Tokyo Disney. The hotel has an excellent spa for relaxing at the end of the day, while a free shuttle bus service makes it easy to get around. Click here for more information on the Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel
Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort
This hotel is just 15 minutes away from Tokyo station on the JR Keiyo Line or Musashino Line and has great access to the Tokyo Disney area. You can either catch the shuttle bus to the park or walk to the Bayside Station to catch the Tokyo Disney monorail. Click here for more information on the Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort.
Now you know which hotels make up the official six, it's time to look at the extra benefits that come with staying at one of these hotels.
There are a number of benefits that tip the balance in favour of staying at an official Tokyo Disneyland hotel. Not least is the fact that you're never far away from the free shuttle bus or the Disney monorail making it easy to get around. But there's more than ease of access that makes these hotels a good choice. Take a look and see what you think.
So there you have it. Hopefully this information will help you make the decision of whether or not to stay in an official Tokyo Disneyland hotel. And if you're wondering if there are any budget options available for a stay at Tokyo Disney, take a look at our budget hotels near Disneyland.
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