The Best Hotels at Disneyland Resort for 2019
Two Disneyland Hotels have retained the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award Rating for 2019
Unlike Walt Disney World Resort, where onsite Disney hotels number well into the 20s, when it comes to picking the best Disney hotel at Disneyland Resort, there are only three on site properties from which to choose. For luxury travelers to Disneyland, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is widely regarded as the undisputed top pick. However, it is not the only Disneyland hotel to receive top honors in 2019.
One of the most respected independent rating systems in the travel industry is the AAA Diamond Award Rating. AAA assesses 27,000 hotels and resorts each year to make up its annual list of the Diamond Award recipients.
For 2019, there are two Disneyland Resort Hotels on the AAA list of Four Diamond Rated properties.
The two Disneyland Resort hotels receiving the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award Rating for 2019 are:
- Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa (4 Diamond Rated since 2001) and
- Disneyland Hotel (4 Diamond Rated since 2011)
With 18 consecutive years as a AAA Four Diamond Rated property, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel is (not surprisingly) the longest running luxury Disney resort at Disneyland. The Grand Californian is the only true luxury resort on property at Disneyland, but the Disneyland Hotel is a very nice property and is highly deserving of this recognition.
Only 6.3% of the 27,000 hotels and resorts inspected for AAA Diamond Award consideration actually receive a Four Diamond Award Rating, so this is quite an achievement for both of these Disneyland Resort hotels.
How the AAA Diamond Ratings are Awarded
According to AAA, the “AAA Diamond ratings for hotels represent a combination of the overall quality, range of facilities, and level of services offered by the property. The descriptive ratings are assigned exclusively to properties that meet and uphold AAA’s rigorous Approval standards.”
In the case of the Four Diamond Award, AAA describes the hotel recipients in this category as having the following qualities:
“Refined, stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities and a high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.”
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