When I was starting my research on Disneyland Paris, I think one of the things that intrigued me the most were the Disney “partner” hotels! As I said in my post about their on-site resorts, those are geared towards Europeans that want a taste of America – well, we don’t really need that, do we? We are in Europe, so we want a lovely European or Fantasy-land type flair in our resorts! So let’s look into those off properties partner hotels and see what they are all about!
The partner hotels aren’t on the Disney property, some are closer, but all have free shuttles to the parks and free parking if you are a driver. Plus you’ll get that European feel you may want in some of these hotels.
Here is the breakdown of each but the best thing is to look up the links I’ve included too, to see pictures and look around for yourself. Ooooo, makes me want to go back!
Hotel L’Elysee Val d’Europe – This hotel is close to the Disney property, Disney Village, the train station for easy access to Paris, and the Sealife Aquarium so there are tons of activities to choose from! No pool at this hotel, but at least 2 bars/restaurants, kids activities, and decorated in a Grand Parisian style. Rating: 3 stars
Adiago City Aparthotel – These boast as self-catering apartments where you can come and go as you please, they are designed like a private mansion which sounds divine! Great if you want an intimate family vacation without feeling all “hotelish” which honestly, is what we did when we went to Paris, we stayed in an apartment and loved it! These offer the free shuttle service too, which is great! You don’t need a car with that service, because the train station to Paris is right there at the front of the park, so no worries. These fit families up to 7 people. Each is equipped with a full kitchen to make your own meals, but they also offer a continental breakfast room. These Aparthotels have a pool for relaxing and aren’t too far away from all the Disney action. Sounds so fun! Rating: 3 stars
Radisson Blu Hotel: A beautiful, luxury hotel on the steps of the 27-hole Disney golf course! This hotel is family friendly with connecting rooms available, with both upscale and informal dining available for all your needs. Pool, spa and children’s center are available. Rooms are large and have great views of the course surrounding it. Ratings: 4 stars ($$$)
Vienna International Dream Castle Hotel: This resort looks so fun, super inspired by Europe’s past with a hint of Three Musketeers to it, I think everyone will feel like royalty here! Some of the chateau décor rooms have a king bed for parents and curtained bunk beds for the little princes and princesses. The hotel boasts lovely restaurants and bars, pools, kid activity areas, beautiful gardens and much more. Rating: 4 stars! Looks fabJ
Vienna International Magic Circus Hotel: Another great choice for that French feel! This French manor inspired hotel will get you in the mood for Europe, with a circus twist. Seems like a great choice for active kids (no fear of clowns here!) Beautiful grounds with lakeside views, king beds and “big-top” tented bunks for the kiddos, your family will be enchanted by this circus. This hotel has indoor and outdoor play areas for kids, restaurants on site, and a heated pool. Rating: 4 stars!
Kyriad Hotel: Close by the parks but in the country to tease your senses with lovely scenery! Decorated in French Country Charm to help you relax, it’s a great place to unwind after a long day. King bed rooms with bunk beds are available if desired. I love that so many of these hotels offer these, so much fun for the kids. Restaurants are available onsite, as well as kid activity areas, but no pools. Rating: 3 stars!
Algonquin’s Explorers Hotel: This is a hotel for explorers! A great choice for kids, the place is decked out in adventure and fun scenery. Rooms are decorated in a cabin theme to make you feel like you are being swept away at sea like a pirate! Bunk cabins are available here as well, as well as a combo of rooms to accommodate large families. Three restaurants on site, pools with slides, kids’ activity areas, and so much more make this a great place for an adventurous family. Rating: 3 stars!
Now the damage! I’ve priced (not officially or anything, but just from the Disney site so you don’t have to go through the motions) for a typical 6 night/7 day vacation for a family of 4 in September (a cheaper time to go) and here is what I found: All include the shuttle to and from the parks, which is also a shuttle to and from the RER train to Paris (SO convenient, I’m telling you! You wouldn’t need a car!) All kids under 7 stay and play free!
Hotel L’Elysee: $2355 includes room, park tickets and breakfast
Algonquin’s Explorer: $2300 includes room, tickets and breakfast
Kyriad: $2100 includes room, tickets, and breakfast
Radisson Blu: This is the priciest I have seen at $2900, but could totally be worth it at such a nice place! Includes room, tickets, and breakfast.
Both the Vienna Circus and the Dream Castle hotels: $2547 includes room, tickets, and breakfast.
FYI just to compare, the Disneyland Paris Resorts that same week are pricing between $1520 (Disney’s Hotel New York) all the way up to $5400 (Disneyland Hotel, YIKES!!!) So depending on your timing, do the research because it may save you money to stay at one or the other. You may get the best bang for your buck at the lower end of the DLRP resorts that are American themed (some which don’t have pools or all the bells and whistles,) just keep watching the prices! It really is all about what you want for your vacation, and how much you want to shell out for it.
Here are some sites where you can look into the hotels in depth, I had a lot of fun clicking around on the pics and reading reviews:
In 2 weeks: My final DLRP post about how the rides in Paris compare to home! Au Revoir!
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