This time, I will introduce three recommended hotels for a Disney trip with children.
before having children, I played in the park from opening to closing and only slept at the hotel. However, since having children, the criteria for choosing a hotel have changed 180 degrees.
There are many things to consider when choosing a hotel, such as access between the hotel and the park, as strollers and luggage increase, and whether is a unit bath, which makes it difficult to bathe with children.
The two essential points that I think are necessary when staying with children are as follows.
✅Whether there is a separate bathroom and toilet with washing areas
✅Access to Disneyland and DisneySea
The following hotels are recommended for staying with children, as they have additional points that the I actually experienced during their stay, in addition to the above mentioned essential points, and are considered suitable with children.
Choosing a hotel based solely on information found online can be difficult. I hope that my recommendations can be a helpful reference for you.
SHERATON GRANDE TOKYO BAY HOTEL
The first hotel is the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel.
✅the hotel has a resort-like atmosphere, allowing guests to feel as they are on a vacation.
✅The breakfast menu is diverse and fullfilling
✅The hotel has a variety of attractions and facilities for children.
✅The hotel has a large public bath and sauna facilities.
Recommended Point①：resort-like atmosphere in the hotel interior
The first recommended point is that the hotel provides a resort-like atmosphere with luxurious and expansive grounds.
With a total 841guest rooms, this hotel boasts the largest rooms among the hotels around the Disney Resort area, and the facilities inside the hotel are also well-equipped.
The lobby floor of the hotel is full of features that children can enjoy without getting bored even during check-in, such as a fish tank where fish swim, displays of Disney movies, and free game machines.
Recommended Point②：Popular breakfast buffet with a wide variety of options
The second recommended point is the popular breakfast buffet that offers a wide variety of dishes.
Go down the luxurious staircase from the lobby floor, you will find a large, airy Grand Cafe with expansive windows.
the breakfast buffet offers a luxurious variety of Japanese, Western, and even Chinese cuisine.
In addition, the kids’ corner is also well-stocked, with chocolate shaped like the mascot Penton, ensuring satisfaction for both adults and children.
Recommended Point③：An Attractive and Well-Equipped Kids Area
The third recommended point is that there is a fully equipped kids’ area that is so impressive that you wouldn’t even think it’s part of a hotel.
In December 2022, a new facility called Wizkids was newly reopened.
As many families with children use hotels around the Disney Resort, most hotels have small kids’ areas in their lobbies, but the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel has an incredibly huge kids’ area that is incomparable to othes.
The indoor facilities allow children to play without worry even on rainy days, so kids can enjoy playing until the last minute before checking out even spending the previous day playing in the park.
Recommended Point④：The hotel has a large public bath and sauna facilities
The fourth recommended point is that the hotel has a large public bath and sauna facilities on site.
In japan, saunas are very popular and they can help to relieve fatigue after spending time at the park.
GRAND NIKKO TOKYO BAY MAIHAMA
The second recommended hotel is the Grand Nikko Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel.
Until 2020, it was named “Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel Club Resort” , but from 2020, it was rebranded by Okura Nikko Hotel Management taking over the operation.
✅It’s like a theme park! A luxurious lobby.
✅As expected of the long-standing Okura brand! The breakfast buffet is superb.
✅terrace rooms with a sense of openness.
Recommended Point①：It’s like a theme park! A luxurious lobby
The first recommended point is the luxurious and extravagant lobby that will surely overwhelm anyone who visits for the first time.The lobby is worth experiencing for its extraordinary atmosphere as soon as you step into the hotel. It is highly recommended to visit at least once.
Recommended Point②：As expected of the long-standing Okura brand! The breakfast buffet is superb
The second recommended point is the breakfast buffet with excellent food and menu.
In this regard, one of the improvements made by the change in management to the Okura Nikko brand in 2020.
In addition to a wide variety of menu items, the food is delicious , as expected of the Okura brand.
It is highly recommended to make a reservation with breakfast included when staying at the hotel.
Recommended Point③：terrace rooms with a sense of openness
The third recommendation is that most of the rooms have a terrace. If you stay on the park side, you can enjoy the view of the Disney resort, fireworks, and on the ocean side, you can enjoy the view of the Tokyo Bay area while feeling the sea breeze. There are not many hotels with terraces in the Tokyo Disney Resort area, so it is especially recommended during spring or autumn.
TOKYO BAY MAIHAMA HOTEL
The next recommended hotel is “Tokyo bay Maihama Hotel”.
This hotel is the newest among the Disney official hotels, having opened in 2007.
✅This hotel is relatively affordable compared to other official Disney hotels.
✅Children under 6 years old can have breakfast for free.
✅The hotel has a large public bath and sauna facilities.
Recommended Point①：TOKYO BAY MAIHAMA HOTEL is relatively affordable compared to other official Disney hotels
The first recommended point is that the price is relatively low compared to other Disney Official Hotels. Disney Official Hotels are conveniently located near the park with excellent access and services, but Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel offers accommodations at a lower price point within this category.
Recommended Point②：Children under 6 years old can have breakfast for free
The second recommended point is that breakfast is free for children under 6 years old.
Since many families with children stay at hotels around the Disney Resort, many hotels charge for breakfast for children from around 3-4 years old.
In contrast, at the Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel, children under 6 years old can enjoy breakfast for free.
Since a Disney trip can be expensive both inside and outside the park, having breakfast for children free of charge is nice point for families with children.
Recommended Point③：The hotel has a large public bath and sauna facilities
The third recommendation is that the hotel has a large public bath and sauna on site.
It is the same as the Sheraton Hotel , but saunas have become very popular in Japan, and many guests are using them.
It is highly recommended as it will heal body after walking a lot in the park.
The hotel recommended for families with children on a Disney trip
I have introduced three recommended Disney hotels to stay with children.
✅SHERATON GRANDE TOKYO BAY HOTEL
✅GRAND NIKKO TOKYO BAY MAIHAMA
✅TOKYO BAY MAIHAMA HOTEL
There are hotels with different features such as the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay and the Grand Nikko Tokyo Bay, both of which have a luxurious theme park-like atmosphere throughout the hotel, and the Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel , which is the newest of the official hotels and designed with families with children in mind.
The hotels I introduced today each have their own unique features and are all charming in their own way.
Whether you choose to stay at a Disney Resort hotel or a nearby partner hotel, we are sure that you will have a wonderful stay and an unforgettable Disney vacation.
Enjoy your Disney resort hotel life to the fullest and have the best Disney trip ever.