Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel


Step back in time to the heyday of California beachfront boardwalks in these comfortable-and recently enhanced-accommodations. The spectacular views and seashore theme carry you on a wave of relaxation, all the way to the scenic rooftop pool and waterslide. Return to the heyday of California beachfront boardwalks at Disney's Paradise Pier® Hotel. Loaded with special Disney touches, this seaside-themed hotel will carry you on a wave of relaxation, all the way up to the California Streamin' waterslide at the scenic rooftop pool.

The hotel was originally built and owned by Japan-based Tokyu Group, and opened in 1984 as the Emerald of Anaheim. It was renamed Pan Pacific Hotel, Anaheim in 1989 when Tokyu merged its Emerald and Pan Pacific hotel divisions. Disney purchased the hotel from Tokyu in 1995 and renamed it Disneyland Pacific Hotel. The hotel was rebranded as Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel on December 15, 2000, named after the waterfront land in Disney California Adventure Park that the hotel tower overlooks.

Set in the midst of Disney's magic but sheltered from the din of the crowds, this property offers an expansive outdoor, boardwalk-themed pool and spa tub area that is privately positioned on the third-floor rooftop. Complimentary wireless Internet access is provided in the Surfside Lounge, within the pool area and at the business center and concierge lounge. For children, the hotel offers Disney-character wake-up calls. The Paradise Theater shows Disney films that are viewed from a television housed in a faux sand castle. Adding to the fun, Minnie Mouse & Friends greet spellbound young visitors during breakfasts at the contemporary Disney's PCH Grill. Yamabuki is a traditional Japanese restaurant where enticing and exotic cuisine is offered along with a selection of Japanese beer and sake. The Surfside Lounge serves cocktails and appetizers.

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel features 489 guestrooms in a 15-story building. Room decor is nautically themed. Refrigerators are available on request, and in-room safes and coffeemakers are complimentary. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Supervised activities for children (surcharge) and a babysitting service (surcharge) are available. The hotel provides accessibility for those with disabilities.

Touring Tips

  • There's fun for everyone at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. Guests may enjoy the beautifully scenic rooftop pool and roller coaster-inspired waterslide area, which on select nights offer a special view of the Disneyland Park fireworks, complete with synchronized soundtrack; Mickey's Beach Workout Room, a state-of-the-art fitness center; and movie viewing area just for kids, called Paradise Theater. Paradise Theater is a beach-themed place where children can relax and enjoy Disney films and TV favorites!
  • The PCH Grill begins the day with the Surf's Up! Breakfast with Mickey & Friends. Lunch and dinner are also offered, with sandwiches, salads, pasta and seafood among the selections. As a special treat, children can create their own pizzas that are baked in the wood-burning oven.
  • Guests staying at the Paradise Pier Hotel can make use of Pinocchio’s Workshop, the on-site childcare center located at the Grand Californian Hotel. Here children are entertained in a supervised setting while Mom and Dad can choose to enjoy a quiet dinner or visit Downtown Disney.
  • The Paradise Theater is the perfect spot for the younger guests to sit “on the beach” and enjoy a Disney show. With pint-sized Adirondack chairs and big-screen TV that’s framed by a giant sand castle, this quiet spot is a great place for the little ones to take a break.
  • Guests will be charged $15 per night for self parking with additional costs for Valet Parking.


Tokyu Group of Japan built the 15-story Emerald of Anaheim in 1984. The hotel was renamed the Pan Pacific Hotel, Anaheim in 1989 when Tokyu consolidated its Emerald and Pan Pacific hotel brands. In December 1995, Disney purchased the hotel from Tokyu for a reported US$36 million and changed its name to Disneyland Pacific Hotel. As part of the 1998-2001 expansion of the Disneyland Resort, the hotel was re-branded as Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel to complement the themed land the hotel tower overlooks in the adjacent Disney's California Adventure Park. The lobby and convention/banquet facilities have undergone several renovations since the re-branding, most notably in 2004 and 2005.

Hotel guests at one time had an exclusive entrance to Disney's California Adventure Park, located between the Corn Dog Castle and Souvenir 66 in the Paradise Pier section of the park, but it was closed due to low use in 2004. The area is now the site of the expansion of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Guests may still access the park through the turnstiles located in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, which are officially exclusive to guests of all Disneyland Resort hotels.

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel
1717 South Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA
(714) 999-0990

Booking Details

  • Price range: $250-$500
  • Check-in time starts at: 3 PM
  • Check-out time is: 11 AM
  • Rooms: 489

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