Confession!! Visiting all the Disney properties in the world is on our bucket list! How cool would it be to experience ALL that Disney has to offer? We can’t wait to check one off our list, when we visit to Disneyland Resort Paris (DLRP) in a week!
Have you been thinking about a trip to Disneyland Paris? Do you want to stay on property? Look no further! I wanted to do a short break down of each DLRP hotel so that you can be informed if you ever have the chance to visit Disneyland Paris. I’ve also added the price point for each hotel, because while theme and style are important, we are all about the savings here at Affordable Mouse:) It is possible to save when you travel to Europe!
There are 7 official DLRP hotels. Something that I noticed that makes me chuckle is that there are 3 or 4 hotels that are rugged-nature-ranch-western themed, which is the persona that a lot of Europeans give us Americans. I do have to say that these are all very “American” themed hotels so if you are looking for more of a “French” or European feel, stay tuned for the DLRP partner hotels, in a few weeks.
Disneyland Paris Hotels – Rated with the EAR system, 4 = deluxe, 3 = moderate, 2 = value
Disneyland Hotel – boasts the “best of the best” of DLRP hotels. Decorated in Victorian style, character meets and dining on site, indoor pool, sauna and hot tub. Celestia Spa on site. 4 EARS
Disney’s Hotel New York – decorated in New York Art deco style. Character meets and dining on site. Indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, New York City themed bar. 4 EARS
Disney’s Newport Bay Club – 19th Century New England seaside theme. Rooms decorated with nautical blue & white. Dining, Character meet & greets on site, indoor and outdoor pools. 3 EARS
Disney’s Sequoia Lodge – Decorated as a American mountain lodge, inspired by our vast national parks, indoor and outdoor pools (one with a slide!), sauna, bar. 3 EARS
Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne – Decorated as a western American town, complete with a saloon! Rooms are cowboy themed and have one double for parents and bunk beds for the kids. No pool here, but there is a play area and an arcade and of course, pony rides! 2 EARS
Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe – Themed around New Mexico, rooms are decorated in Rt. 66 style, dining on site, bar with music too. No pool but there is an arcade, play area, and TV room. 2 EARS
Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch – Each family gets their very own cabin! Rustic style with full kitchen, living room, grill and outdoor seating for meals, 2 bedrooms plus the living room has a sofa bed. Cabins have AC. Breakfast is available on-site as well as a Tavern and a Saloon. There is an indoor pool with a waterfall and slide, hot tub as well. There is a fitness trail, and pony rides for kids. 2 EARS
So, how much is it going to cost you to stay on property here? I decided to price out a mock vacation in September for 6 nights/7 days. For a family of 4, Davy Crockett’s Ranch will run you about $2,900. Disney’s Santa Fe hotel would run about $2700 for the same vacation. These are both value resort prices. At the moderate price point, Newport Bay would cost around $3600 for the same family, same days. As for the Deluxe, Disneyland Hotel will cost a whopping $577o, while Hotel New York runs around $4250. WOW! To look up more information on DLRP hotels, click here.
As for when to go, you can base that decision as we do, during popular vacation times. The French school schedule is a tad different than ours, they claim to go “year round” but then have a ton of breaks! They get a summer break that runs from the middle of July to the beginning of September. They also get a 3 week break at the end of October into the middle of November for All Saints Day, and then another week for the Christmas holiday. They get a 3 week winter break from the end of February to the beginning of March, and a two week spring break usually at the end of April. These are the times you will probably find that DLRP’s prices are spiked high, and the crowd levels will be high as well. So keep those in mind as you plan your trip. This is a great website for finding out school holidays.
Next time, I’ll do a run down of the partner hotels which I think are the best bet for cost and if you want an authentic European experience. The key to saving money on a huge, expensive trip like this is to go in the off seasons (usually the same as ours with the exception of those vacation times) and register for their emails and deals.
Let us know if you are planning an Out of the World Disney trip! We’d love to hear how you are pinching pennies to experience Disney around the world!
Tina works full time as a school counselor in an elementary school. She lives close to Baltimore, MD with her husband Dave and her 13 year old stepdaughter, Ashley. They also have a furry family member, a cat name Frodo, that keeps life interesting in their house! Tina began visiting Disney World as a child with her family, and now her, Dave & Ashley take a trip to the World every year. She considers herself a Disney “fanatic” and once her family is finished one trip, she is already planning their next one. Tina loves to find the best deals, even in the busy seasons (she can only go when schools are off!) and loves sharing those deals & tips with anyone and everyone! What Tina loves most is the magic of WDW, it makes her feel like a kid again. She hopes that every family has the opportunity go to the World and experience the magic for themselves because it has a way of reminding its visitors that dreams do indeed come true! Read more of Tina’s work on her blog A Not So Bland Life, where she writes about home decor, cooking, couponing, traveling, and and of course, Disney!