As Disneyland annual passholders, traveling from out-of-state, we’re always looking for the best deal on our hotel stay (gotta keep these trips affordable, folks!). Having said that, we’re also hotel snobs who’re a little reluctant to try something new. Enter our travel partner Get Away Today, who recently invited us to tour some of the most popular hotels they book. Today we’re sharing information about the Cambria Hotel and Suites Anaheim Resort – a moderate value Disneyland area hotel for large families.
We toured this room with our travel partner Get Away Today.
This post contains our personal, unbiased impressions of the Cambria Hotel and Suites Anaheim Resort.
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Cambria Hotel and Suites Anaheim Resort Quick Review
WHAT WE LIKED
- Room options for families of every size
- Two showers!!!
- Waterpark + outdoor activities
- Free breakfast + access to dining options
WHAT WE DIDN’T
- Just outside of our “magic triangle“
- Actual rooms were a little tight
- Limited storage for clothes and suitcases
- Carpet had several stains
How to get the best deal on this moderate value Disneyland area hotel for large families
As out-of-state passholders, we’ve stayed in more than our fair share of Anaheim-area hotels – from luxury accommodations to basic, but close. We tend to stick to hotels within walking distance, particularly those within our “magic triangle.”
We get asked all of the time how we can possibly afford to hold an annual pass, travel from Utah every six weeks and stay in nicer hotels. Well, it’s not exactly a secret. We plan ahead, look for deals and book all of our hotel stays through our travel partner Get Away Today.
Every time we book, I run our selections through a few other hotel booking options just to make sure we’re getting the best deal. When I factor in the perks you get with booking through Get Away Today, their price has never been beat. In fact, they actually have a “best price guarantee!”
Book the Cambria Hotel and Suites Anaheim Resort with our partner link to gain access to discounted hotel parking, the hotel’s waterpark and free breakfast!
Where is the Cambria Hotel and Suites Anaheim Resort located?
While the Cambria Hotel isn’t within our magic triangle, it is walkable.
The hotel is located in Anaheim, about a mile southeast of the Disneyland main gate, right off I-5.
How to get to Disneyland from Cambria Hotel and Suites?
You’ve got four options for making your way from Cambria Hotel and Suites Anaheim Resort to Disneyland.
- Walk. It’s a simple walk down Anaheim Blvd, out to Disney Way and out to Harbor. There one large intersection (Harbor Blvd.) on your walk to the Park. It is a one mile, 20 minute walk.
- Shuttle from the Toy Story Parking Lot. Just down Anaheim Blvd., across Katella, is the Disneyland Toy Story Parking Lot. Cross Katella to the lot and take the Disneyland shuttle to the parks. In our opinion, this is the least efficient option as you have to walk fairly far into the lot and wait for the shuttle, but it will definitely save steps if that’s what you’re looking for.
- Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART Shuttle). ART is a hop on, hop off, shuttle that connects hotels, restaurants and Disneyland seven days a week. Tickets may be purchased for single or multi-day use, by credit card, using an app on your phone. Art is a super affordable option that our travel partner Get Away Today can help you out with when you book your trip.
- Uber. The trip to the Disneyland main gate takes about 5 minutes and costs $6-8, plus tip. Due to access to the freeway, Uber from this hotel is particularly fast. Fair warning, the drop off/pick up area at Disneyland is less than ideal and waits for Uber are pretty long toward the end of the night.
What are the rooms like at this moderate value Disneyland area hotel for large families?
The Cambria Hotel and Suites Anaheim Resort, a Choice Hotels product, opened in December 2019. The hotel has 352 rooms, with four configurations a Two Queen Standard (occupancy four), Two Queen Suite (occupancy six), King Kid’s Suite (occupancy seven) and Family Suite (occupancy 11). We toured the Two Queen Suite and the King Kid’s Suite on our visit.
Cambria Hotel Living Space
We toured the suite level rooms, which come with additional living space. The living space holds a small chair and a sofa bed, along with a television.
Depending on the location of the room, there may be a distant view of the Park.
The suites also have a small kitchenette for food, though there isn’t a lot of table space for eating.
The lack of dining space is probably why some friends have mentioned concerns regarding the cleanliness of the carpets in this hotel. While we didn’t see any issues in the rooms we toured, there were stains on the hallway carpet. While these types of stains are unusual for a hotel this new, in our experience it’s pretty common in hotels that cater to larger families. We wish the hard surface flooring extended throughout the room.
The bedrooms in the hotel have a beachy-modern design, that appeals to our aesthetics. We liked the platform beds, but can’t speak to the comfort level.
The bedrooms are not large and contain a single cupboard for storage.
The size isn’t much of a problem, as most of our time is spent in the parks, but the lack of storage would be noticeable for larger families. Suitcases would likely need to be stored in the living space.
We loved the King Kid’s Suite. There aren’t many hotels that provide mom and dad with a comfy king bed, while still providing room for multiple kids.
Cambria Hotel Bathrooms
Perhaps the very best thing about the Cambria’s hotel rooms is that each and every layout, from Standard to Suite, includes two showers.
A walk in shower with a sliding door is housed behind a pocket door with the toilet, while a second tub/shower combo. This is a welcome convenience, regardless the size family.
What amenities are available at this moderate value Disneyland area hotel for large families?
This family hotel has the best amenities for kids of all ages by a long shot! The only other hotel that comes even close, is the Courtyard Marriott (closer, but far more expensive).
Waterpark + Other Outdoor Amentities
The stand out is definitely the fun waterpark and pool area.
The 30,000 square foot water play area has multiple water slides, pop up jets, splash pads, a large pool and hot tub. There is something for all ages.
Not into bathing suits? Bored teen? Don’t worry, there’s something for you too. Near the outdoor waterpark are fire pits, a putting green and a basketball sport court.
At night, the hotel projects movies onto a large wall outside the hotel.
The Cambria has a bright cheerful lobby.
Located near the front desk is a very small grab and go market with snacks and sundries.
Across the lobby, near the pool entrance, is a modern bar.
The Cambria Hotel offers a free breakfast. We love this perk. Breakfast isn’t the most expensive meal, but starting out a day at Disneyland on a full stomach will save you more than the cost of breakfast. We’re far less interested in snacking all morning, if we’re full.
The hotel has loads of seating for those grabbing a bite, before heading to the Park.
Though the hotel doesn’t have an in-house restaurant for lunch and dinner, there are several fast-casual restaurants located just outside the entrance to the hotel.
Would we stay at Cambria Hotel and Suites Anaheim Resort?
We would absolutely stay at this moderate value Disneyland area hotel if we were staying with extended family or friends. However as a family of three, we’re more likely to stay in a closer hotel with fewer small children.