Disneyland Resort Hotel Discounts

LAST UPDATE: 8/14/19


On this page you’ll find all the “room only” hotel discounts and deals for all three Disney resorts at Disneyland (California): the Grand Californian, Paradise Pier Hotel and Disneyland Hotel.

Disneyland (California) resort discounts must be thought of as a “clearance sale” — if you want the discount, you have to be willing to take what’s left over! It’s important to be flexible with both dates and hotels, and to be persistent in calling back periodically to see if anything has opened up.

All of the discounted Disneyland hotel rates listed below are subject to availability and are per night, usually for double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. An extra charge may apply for additional adults in the room. Kids under 18 years of age are free of charge on a “room only” reservation.

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Benefits of Staying at the Official Disneyland Resort Hotels

Prices mentioned on this page do not include room tax (currently 17%) or any parking fees. Parking fees for hotel guests can be found on Disneyland’s web site (scroll down to “Hotel Parking”).

Room Rate Specials for the General Public

Late Summer Room Discount

Save up to 15% on rooms at a Disneyland Resort Hotel — including Grand Californian and Disneyland Hotel — most stays Sunday through Thursday nights 7/23/19 – 9/26/19. Travel must be complete by 9/27/19.*

This offer can also be booked as a package by adding tickets, which then makes it subject to the Disneyland package rules.

*Premium room types included in offer are Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and only Paradise, Artisan, Junior and Regal suites.

Not valid on previously booked rooms. Excludes applicable taxes and fees. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Limit two rooms per reservation and five people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Book by 9/25/19.

CheapTickets/Orbitz Special Offers

For room-only bookings, using a discount code at an online travel agency might provide a better price on a Disney resort room, but you need to be very careful. It’s definitely more work than using a full-service travel agent, but if you’re comfortable doing your own research, the savings can be worth it. Be sure to read the caveats in this section carefully, and compare the final bottom-line price for several different options before booking. Do not rely on the price shown on the hotel page or on the search comparisons page, or on the price shown on online comparison sites. The online travel agencies like Expedia and Orbitz are very cagey about tossing in additional fees on the final checkout screen, charging extra for cancellations when the hotel doesn’t charge for them and so forth.

CheapTickets and Orbitz are really the same company, but they don’t always offer exactly the same deals. They usually charge the same rates for the Disneyland hotels (Paradise Pier, Disneyland Hotel or Grand Californian) as Disney’s rates, including any current room-only discount offers, but they also often offer coupon codes that take a percentage off the rate. When there are no other deals around, this can be one of the only ways to get some kind of discount on your Disneyland resort hotel room. And when seasonal discounted room rates are offered to the general public, usually the discount codes can be applied on top of Disney’s promotional discount!

For both sites, to find the official Disneyland hotels, search Anaheim – Disneyland and 4 star or higher hotels. You may need to scroll down to find the Disneyland hotels.

  • CheapTickets – no current offers
  • Book through Orbitz and get 10% off bookings for stays through 3/31/20. Orbitz’s base room rates are generally the same as Disney’s rates (including seasonal discounts), and those rates can be further discounted with this special code. To find the official Disneyland hotels, search “Disneyland Park, CA” and 3 star or higher hotels. The discount code is BEATTHEHEAT. The code is entered on the final checkout screen; look for “Enter a coupon or promotion code” and select it to show the coupon code field. Expires 8/25/19.
  • Orbitz Rewards: Orbitz has a rewards program that rebates back 1%-5% of your booking amount in the form of “Orbucks” that can be used for future hotel bookings. Sign up for Orbitz Rewards.

Newspaper Ad Rates

The Disneyland hotels occasionally advertise special rates in both the LA Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune, and these rates are generally available to anyone who asks (i.e. not just local residents). Ask for the “LA Times Rate” or the “San Diego Union-Tribune Rate.” Worth a try!

Discounts for Disney Visa Cardholders

Occasionally Disney Visa cardholders will be offered special rates at the Disneyland hotels. Generally the same offers are made available to the general public (non-cardholders) about 3-7 days later. When offered, we list the Disney Visa card offers below.

AAA (American Automobile Association) Discounts

There are, as of now, no AAA/CAA discounts available for Disneyland Resorts.

Military Discounts

Military Salute Discount for stays January 1 – December 19, 2019

Active and retired military personnel can receive discounts of up to 40% off select rooms at Disneyland Resort hotels. This offer is valid for stays most nights 1/1/19 – 12/19/19. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited.

Valid for active or retired members of the US military, including the National Guard, Reservists and the US Coast Guard. Valid Military ID will be required upon check-in and military member (or spouse) must stay in room. Minimum length of stay requirements may apply. No group rates or other discounts apply. Limit two rooms per reservation and five people maximum per room. Advance reservations required. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.

Thanks to Military Disney Tips for info.

Annual Passholder Rates

Annual Passholders may qualify for discounted rates — call and ask for “Annual Passholder Rates.” The general discount is 10% off rack rates, and sometimes there are specials that are more deeply discounted (see below for any current specials).

Discounts are not always available, particularly during peak periods (all holidays, summer). Rates are usually lowest on Sunday-Thursday nights. The very lowest rates are typically offered at the last minute: about 1-3 months in advance. Limit 2 rooms per person at discounted rate.

Be sure to check Orbitz and/or CheapTickets first, because they will sometimes offer rates even lower than Annual Passholder rates.

Disneyland Annual Passholders can also purchase special Annual Passholder packages that do not include park tickets. It’s very similar to just booking a room-only reservation with the annual passholder discount (if there is one), but will include a few add ons like a collectible pin or a dining certificate (see below for any current Annual Passholder package offers).

Annual Passholder Late Summer Discount

Save up to 15% on select premium rooms or up to 10% on select standard rooms at Disney’s Grand Californian or Disneyland Hotel for most stays Sunday through Thursday nights July 1 through September 26, 2019.

This special Annual Passholder Package includes one Disney’s Fastpass ticket per person, and one $20 Disneyland Resort dining certificate per reservation.*

Offer excludes select Concierge rooms and suites, except Paradise, Artisan, Regal and Junior suites. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Not valid on suites or with previously booked rooms. Excludes applicable taxes and fees. Valid Annual Passport must be presented at check-in and Passholder must stay in the room. Limit two rooms per Passholder per reservation and five people maximum per room.

Book by 9/25/19. Travel must be completed by 9/27/19.

*Package includes one $20 Disneyland Resort Dining Certificate, valid toward the purchase of food and beverage items at Disney owned and operated dining locations, including outdoor carts, in Disneyland, Disney California Adventure and the Disneyland Resort Hotels. Package also includes one Disney’s Fastpass ticket for each registered guest (ages 3 and older) in the reservation (maximum 5 guests). Each Disney’s Fastpass ticket will allow a guest one admission to a Fastpass return line at any Fastpass location at the Disneyland Resort Theme Parks. Not valid for World of Color viewing, Fantasmic! viewing, Paint the Night Parade viewing, Radiator Springs Racers, Space Mountain, Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout! or Incredicoaster. Dining Certificate and FastPass entitlement expire seven days from hotel check-in or 9/27/19, whichever occurs first.

Online Annual Passholder Rates

Disneyland Annual Passholders can get special online rates on select dates, running about 3 months in advance. Hotel guest must be a valid Annual Passholder at the time of stay and valid Annual Passport must be presented at check-in.

  • To book Annual Passholder rates, you must log in to the Disneyland Annual Passholder site. If the link does not take you directly to the right area, select Special Offers and then select Hotel Rates for Annual Passholders.

Canadian Resident Discounts

Very occasionally a special discount only for Canadians will be released, but this is rare.

You can visit Disneyland’s Canadian website and select the Special Offers tab to see any current deals specific to Canadians, but 99% of the time the offers are the same as those distributed in the US. Sometimes the Canadian offer will have a different discount code, but otherwise it will be identical to the US offer.

Canadians can book the US offers as well.