Pixar Place Hotel at Disneyland: A Complete Guide

by | May 17, 2024 | Disneyland Parks, Disneyland Resorts

Find out what room types, dining options, and extras await inside Disneyland Resort’s Pixar Place Hotel.

Pixar fans and Disneyland guests alike have an exciting new hotel option to consider: Disney’s Pixar Place Hotel. Featuring the beloved characters and incredible history of Pixar Animation Studios, this hotel is decorated and designed with touches from your favorite Disney and Pixar films from the very first – Toy Story – to more recent stories like Turning Red and Coco. If you’re looking for the perfect place to stay close to all of that Disneyland Resort magic, the Pixar Place Hotel is a great option, and this is your guide to what it’s like.

Below, we’re sharing everything you need to know about Pixar Place Hotel at the Disneyland Resort to help you decide if it’s the right fit for your next overnight stay.

What is Pixar Place Hotel?

Disneyland Resort’s Pixar Place Hotel might be the newest addition to the three on-property Disney hotels, but it’s actually not new at all! This hotel has been owned and operated by Disney since 1995, when it was purchased by the company and rebranded into the Disneyland Pacific Hotel. When Disneyland Resort expanded with the addition of Disney California Adventure Park in 2001, the hotel was reimagined and rebranded into Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.

Now, after a multi-year reimaging, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is changing once again, this time into the Pixar Place Hotel. Pixar Place Hotel welcomed its first guests under its new name on January 30, 2024.

A Value-Rich Resort for Families

While Disneyland’s hotels aren’t broken into the same value, moderate, and deluxe categories that Walt Disney World’s hotels are, Pixar Place Hotel is essentially a comparable value resort option. As the most affordably-priced of Disneyland Resort’s three hotels, it’s a great option for families or those looking for a budget-friendly room.

Additionally, with more kid-friendly theming than the upscale Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, Pixar Place Hotel offers a number of perks for those traveling with younger guests. From character-themed rooms and touches throughout the resort to areas reserved for playtime and fun at every age, it’s a Disneyland hotel that suits little ones as well as adults. 

Pixar Place Hotel also offers the same perks of staying on-site as you’ll get at Disneyland Hotel or the Grand Californian. This includes early entry into the theme parks, allowing on-site guests to enter the parks 30 minutes before their official opening.

Pixar Place Hotel Room Types

Pixar Place Hotel is a 15-story high-rise that overlooks Disney California Adventure Park, with 479 total guest rooms. Later in 2024, the hotel will open two new two-bedroom themed signature suites along with a new concierge lounge. The suites will be themed to Coco and The Incredibles, while the concierge lounge will honor the partnership between Walt Disney Imagineering and Pixar Animation Studios.

Pixar Place Hotel Rooms

Photo courtesy of Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort

As for the standard rooms, each is decorated with inspiration from Pixar films. The headboards consist of concept art from a variety of movies, including The Incredibles and Toy Story 3. You’ll also find special touches throughout like a Pixar Lamp in each room!

Guests can book the following room types:

  • Standard View Rooms
  • Premium View Rooms
  • Standard View – Club Level Rooms
  • Premium View – Club Level Rooms
  • Pool Terrace – Club Level Rooms
  • 1 Bedroom Suites
  • 2 Bedroom Suites (Signature suites coming later in 2024)
  • Sketch Suites – 1 Bedroom 
  • Sketch Suites – 2 Bedroom 
  • Pixel Suites – 1 Bedroom 
  • Pixel Suites – 2 Bedroom Connecting Suites
  • Pixel Suites – 3 Bedroom Connecting Suites 

These rooms can accommodate anywhere from four to 14 adults, with various configurations and bed choices.

Pixar Place Hotel is also home to the Creators Club, which is the new concierge lounge for guests who book a Club Level Room for their stay. The Creators Club, which opened on May 24, 2024, offers continental breakfast as well as wine and cheese receptions, hot bites, evening desserts, and a selection of beer and sparkling wine. Plus, it’s home to a dedicated concierge who’s available to help guests with questions and planning.

Inside the Creators Club, there are also some cool Pixar details to check out, too. You’ll find concept art, maquettes, and even a snake ride vehicle from Jessie’s Critter Carousel inside.

Pixar Place Hotel Entertainment and Amenities

Pixar Place Hotel offers a number of amenities and entertainment options for guests who want to spend some time outside the theme parks. One of the biggest focal points is the pool area, which includes both a pool and a water play area.

Pixar Place Hotel pool area

Photo courtesy of Richard Harbaugh/Disneyland Resort

Up on the pool deck, guests can enjoy the Pixel Pool, which includes lounge areas, a shaded cover, and options for all ages. The entire pool area is themed after Finding Nemo and its sequel, Finding Dory, so you’ll find familiar undersea characters everywhere in this area. Plus, Pixel Pool and its accompanying Nemo’s Cove – a pop-jet splash pad for little ones – have plenty of fun surprises. Don’t miss the 186-foot-long Crush’s Surfin’ Slide… and keep an eye out for Hank the septopus from Finding Dory.

Beyond the pool and splash pad, the pool deck will also be home to a family play court. This outdoor space will offer activities inspired by Pixar’s short films, with interactive games and imaginative free play themed around “La Luna,” “Bao,” “For the Birds,” and “Burrow.” You’ll also want to keep an eye out for the umbrellas from “The Blue Umbrella” for shade.

pixar place hotel

Photo by Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort

Also around the pool area, you’ll find outdoor lounge areas meant for gathering and relaxing. There are fire pits sprinkled across the rooftop space, all of which feature “hotheaded” characters from Pixar films like Jack-Jack (The Incredibles) and Anger (Inside Out). 

Inside the hotel, guests will also find an expanded fitness center and a lobby gift shop, STOR-E, theme after WALL-E

Special Entertainment

Guests at the hotel can also enjoy some exciting entertainment. This includes select performances by Joe Gardner from Soul, who will play throughout the day at the piano by the hotel staircase. Additionally, Bing Bong from Inside Out will be exclusively available to meet at the hotel, marking the first time the character has been available to meet.

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Photo by Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort

Pixar Place Hotel Dining

Guests across the Disneyland Resort and those staying at Pixar Place Hotel will be able to enjoy a few different dining options inside the hotel. Great Maple, a sit-down restaurant located on the hotel’s ground floor, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dining destination offers an innovative menu of American comfort food that’s especially satisfying after theme park days. 

Great Maple at Pixar Place Hotel

A look inside Great Maple at Pixar Place Hotel. Photo courtesy of Christian Thompson/Great Maple

Also on the ground floor, in the hotel lobby, is Sketch Pad Café. Here, guests can stop by and grab coffee, tea, juices, and assorted pastries to go. Sketch Pad Café officially opened on January 12, 2024, and you can now find delicious croissants, bagels, muffins, and breads from the renowned Röckenwagner Bakery available. Sweet treats are available, too, like Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies and Salted Caramel Brownies!

Additionally, the rooftop pool deck is home to a pool bar, Small Bytes. Here, guests can enjoy salads, wraps, assorted cheese plates, and more alongside signature beverages.

Thanks to Disney for hosting us during the grand opening of the Pixar Place Hotel where we we able to tour the hotel and its amenities, hear from Disney and Pixar spokespeople, and experience Great Maple Restaurant.

Posts by Heather Adams

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather Adams

Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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