Hotel Indigo Disneyland – Deal or Dump?

We stayed at the Hotel Indigo Disneyland location, was it worth the cost?

It’s no secret that a trip to Disneyland can take more than 1-day to do it all. With 2 parks, countless attractions, and more and more new food and drinks all the time – you’re going to need a few days.

Overlooking view of Hotel Indigo's lobby near Disneyland Area Anaheim, featuring a vibrant orange accent wall with the hotel's logo, a reception desk, and modern furnishings.

And while we’d all love to stay on property, it’s unfortunately out of reach for a lot of us. Those deluxe accommodations and park perks just aren’t always in the budget. Thankfully, there’s plenty of options in the Anaheim area including Hotel Indigo Disneyland.

Location and Accessibility

There’s a lot to love about Hotel Indigo, but proximity to the parks is at the top of our list. While we’ve certainly stayed at a few closer properties, like the Anaheim Hotel, the additional steps offer some benefits.

A stylized map showing the close proximity of Hotel Indigo to Disneyland and California Adventure parks, indicating a short walk for guests staying at the hotel.

The Hotel Indigo is located 3/4 of a mile from the Disneyland park entrance, or about a 15 minute walk. Along the route is 7-eleven, subway, and more. Across the street you’ll find a Starbucks and CVS. Even better is the quick access to the Anaheim Garden Walk.

While it doesn’t open until late afternoon, the Anaheim Garden Walk is our favorite way to go between Disney and the Hotel Indigo. Here you’ll find tons of stores, eateries, and movie theater, and a second Starbucks. It’s almost like another Downtown Disney area, but tends to be less congested.

First Impressions and Check-In Experience

The Hotel Indigo Disneyland is easy to find and easy to access. Situated near the corner of West Katella and Harbor drive, it’s simple to spot and hard to miss.

Interior of an elevator at Hotel Indigo near Disneyland Area Anaheim, with simple beige wall panels and a stainless steel operating panel with buttons and braille labels.

A small parking lot is available on street level for check-in. While the complimentary underground parking garage requires a room key for entry. The garage measures 7′ 2″ of clearance, tall enough to accommodate even a tow truck! Trust me, we had to have AAA come jump our battery.

The lobby is understated and inviting, with clean lines and simple decor. We arrived in the early morning so our room wasn’t quite ready. However, the wonderful staff were able to check our luggage so we could quickly hop over to the Disneyland parks! Once the room was available, Hotel Indigo gave us a call to let us know.

Room and Amenities

well-lit room featuring two queen beds with green geometric-patterned bedding and white tufted headboards, complemented by nature-inspired wall art at Hotel Indigo near Disneyland Area Anaheim.

What really surprised me about the Hotel Indigo is how spacious and comfortable the rooms are. Our two-bed queen room had plenty of space for storage, while still keeping the room clear.

A bathroom vanity at Hotel Indigo near Disneyland Area Anaheim, with a white countertop, a circular sink, and a large mirror, against a wall with a bright, geometric pattern.

Upon entering the room, we found an oversized washroom to the right. Featuring a large glass enclosed shower stall, with complimentary toiletries, and a huge vanity counter – there’s plenty to enjoy. We loved how there was room for multiple people to get ready at once, and for me to spread out my extensive make-up and skin-care essentials.

Bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower featuring neutral mosaic tiling, stocked with wall-mounted Zenology toiletries at Hotel Indigo near Disneyland Area Anaheim

Just around the corner is a moderate closest with a safe and full length mirror.

An open closet area in a Hotel Indigo room near Disneyland Area Anaheim, revealing a built-in safe, white shelving, and wooden slatted doors.

A Keurig coffee maker, and empty mini fridge are provided complimentary with the room. These are a great addition to any hotel room for storing leftovers, snacks, or water bottles.

A mini bar area with a Keurig coffee machine, an assortment of coffee pods, sugar packets, and creamers, set on a woven tray at Hotel Indigo near Disneyland Area Anaheim.

The Hotel Indigo definitely has a professional vibe, so this large desk and workspace fits in well. Welcome by Disney bloggers, vloggers, and remote workers alike.

A work desk area in a Hotel Indigo room near Disneyland Area Anaheim, featuring a wooden desk with a black office chair, a Keurig coffee maker, and stationery items.

A smart TV sits situated on top of the hefty (3) drawer dresser – LOTS of storage space here!

A wooden dresser with a flat-screen TV and a leather-topped storage bench against a wall with a bold geometric pattern at Hotel Indigo near Disneyland Area Anaheim.

Across the far end of the room, near the window, is a bench seat – with storage. Providing an extra seat in the room.

Bedding and Power

The decor in our room was simple and elegant, featuring a lime green geometric pattern. The color scheme extended to the (2) queen beds. These were extremely comfortable! The clean linens made for a cozy retreat, and were not too cold or hot.

The mattresses are more firm than not. After a day walking around Disney, though, the support was more than appreciated.

A nightstand at Hotel Indigo near Disneyland Area Anaheim, with a white padded headboard, wood paneling, a phone, alarm clock, and two electrical outlets.

A single nightstand sits between the two beds, with a pair of electrical outlets, a clock radio, and a phone. This are felt a bit outdated as many hotels have switched to USB ports and smart-hubs, but it worked just fine for us.

A guest room in Hotel Indigo near Disneyland Area Anaheim, with a simple thermostat on the wall and a large window draped with a semi-sheer curtain, soft natural light illuminating the room.

On the far side of the room is the air conditioner and a big picture window with roll down shade. The view from our room left a lot to be desired. We were looking down into the back alley of a much more economical hotel option in the area, and let’s just say it’s not somewhere I’d want to be walking after midnight.

Pool and Whirlpool Deck

View from a shaded cabana showing a tranquil pool area with loungers and a small whirlpool, surrounded by a hotel building at Hotel Indigo near Disneyland Area Anaheim.

On the main for is the outdoor pool area, which requires a room key for access. The pool itself is fairly large as is the whirlpool with plenty of room to splash around or relax.

A cozy outdoor cabana with orange-striped cushions and drapery, adjacent to a stone-tiled pool and whirlpool area at Hotel Indigo near Disneyland Area Anaheim.

We could not get over the beautiful cabana though. Bright green and filled with cushioned patio furniture, this luxurious seating area was somehow always empty.

There is additional seating in the nearby lounge, but the gate between is locked and requires a room key.

Fitness Center

Guests can find all of the essentials in the fitness center at the Hotel Indigo Disneyland. From treadmills to ellipticals, free weights and cable machines. Anyone who isn’t thoroughly worn out from the parks can find their fix here.

Dining Options

The Chamber Bar and Bistro has plenty to offer for both breakfast and dinner on site. This dine-in restaurant can be found on the main floor, adjacent to the lobby. Unfortunately, we did not have a chance to eat here but the menu has a ton of options!

Entrance hallway inside a Hotel Indigo room near Disneyland Area Anaheim, showcasing a wood-floored corridor leading to a brightly lit room with a decorative mirror and wall art.

Hotel Atmosphere and Guest Experience

The atmosphere of the Hotel Indigo Disneyland is understated elegance. The clean presentation and simple decor provide a welcome alternative to the vibrant, and sometimes busy, experience at the Disney parks.

It’s situated close enough to walk to Disney, but far enough away that you can disconnect and truly relax during your down time.

Value for Money

Nightly pricing varies at Hotel Indigo, and it is not part of either major hotel chain (Hilton or Marriott). We paid around $200 per night during our stay. This was in September – so not the busiest time of year, I would expect to see higher pricing in the summer.

Indigo is similar to a boutique hotel with a more personalized experience and smaller footprint. While I missed amenities you mind find in a larger hotel (additional dining options, larger gym and pool, on. site. Starbucks.), I appreciated the smaller crowd and attention to detail.

Overall The Hotel Indigo is priced fairly for our experience and total cost. We absolutely recommend checking out this option for your next trip.

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