Last summer, my family and I went to Disneyland.  Before our trip, I spent a lot of time researching our hotel options. While my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Disneyland Hotel several months earlier, we knew that it wasn’t going to be in our budget for our family trip. I began to research the Good Neighbor Hotels, and was immediately drawn to the Candy Cane Inn.


After nearly a full day of driving, the Candy Cane Inn was a welcome sight. Beautifully landscaped and unbelievably convenient (Cars Land literally backs up to the hotel property!), the Candy Cane Inn was already better than expected, even before getting out of our car!  Upon pulling in, we quickly checked in and headed for the pool.

Candy Cane Inn Pool

The pool area was clean and equipped with plenty of poolside lounge chairs and tables – perfect for relaxing with a great book or watching your kids splash and play. Since it was during peak Disneyland hours, the pool area was fairly empty, with only a few other guests enjoying the water. Living in Washington, our kids are not strong swimmers, so we decided to check out the hot tub – and found something better! Off to the side of the pool area, the Candy Cane Inn offers a smaller “splash pool” for younger children. It was PERFECT for our non-swimmer kids and just right to relax and cool off.

splash pool, toddler pool, small hotel pool

After enjoying some pool time, we decided to dry off and head into Downtown Disney for the evening. We were able to hop right on to the FREE shuttle. You will be hard-pressed to find another hotel so close to the magic that offers a complimentary shuttle! The shuttle drivers were always friendly and on-time – and you can’t beat a free ride after a full day of walking!

In addition to the beautiful setting, convenient location, awesome pool, and complimentary shuttle, Candy Cane Inn also offers a free breakfast!! Our family loved being able to fill up each morning with a free breakfast, saving us a lot of money by not having to buy breakfast at the park! Guests get to choose from a variety of cereals, breads and pastries (donuts, bagels, toasts, muffins, etc!), fruit, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, juices, coffee – it was perfect for our family.


Here’s what you’ll get when you book a stay at Candy Cane Inn:

  • Clean, comfortable accommodations
  • Great Pool Area
  • FREE ParkingIMG_1469
  • FREE Internet
  • FREE Breakfast
  • FREE Shuttle

You will be hard-pressed to find another nearby hotel that has as much to offer as the Candy Cane Inn. The next time your family is headed to Anaheim, and is looking for lodging near Disneyland, I highly recommend booking your stay at the Candy Cane Inn. We can’t wait to return next year!