Disneyland Paris Hotels – Vienna House Dream Castle

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The Vienna House Dream Castle Hotel is an Affordable Family-Friendly Option

Paris DisneylandWith so many Paris Disneyland hotels to choose from, how do families decide where to stay? There’s the beautiful Disneyland Hotel located on park property, the Wild West inspired Hotel Cheyenne, and the waterfront Newport Bay club. There are hotels located on or near the parks, and there are neighboring hotels, which are located a short shuttle ride or brisk walk away.

Disney Properties

Notice a theme? Disneyland Paris hotels cater to Europeans looking for a taste of Americana. The Wild West is a huge theme and draw for visitors of the park, which is why there are so many western themed hotel properties. These properties can seem disappointing for an American in Paris, looking for a European experience. They’re also pricey. Rooms started at $1,400 a night at the Disneyland hotel when we were comparing rates.

Dream Castle

princess suite vienna house dream castleLuckily there are plenty of wonderful partner hotels to choose from that offer Americans and other tourists a Parisian experience. After comparing rates, we chose the Vienna House Dream Castle Hotel. The rates are affordable, and we were able to book a suite at a fraction of the cost of a room at the Disneyland Hotel.

The outside of the hotel looks like a French chateau. The grounds are well kept, and provide a wonderful setting for an early morning of afternoon walk. Our suite was huge, and very clean. The bathroom was the size of many European hotel rooms. While the outside of the hotel is very romantic, the inside caters to family with children. My husband and I are kids at heart, but for those looking for an escape from children this would not be the ideal destination.

The hotel is perfect for families, with little ones who require constant entertainment. The lobby features a small carousel, ping pong tables and games. The hotel also features a small in-door pool with a water slide.

Breakfast was included with our stay, which made it even more affordable. This was no continental breakfast. The restaurant where breakfast is held is beautifully decorated with elegant curtains and light fixtures. They do provide a character dining experience for little kids, with non Disney characters. The breakfast included hot items: eggs, bacon, sausage and potatoes. There were freshly baked chocolate and plain croissants, French bread, and crepes with a variety of spreads including Nutella.

The hotel also offers a fine dining restaurant, spa and gym. When it comes to transportation, Disney’s Magical Express makes drop offs and pick ups at the hotel. The free shuttle makes trips to the parks every 30 minutes. If you’re in a rush to get to the airport, you can take the free shuttle to the train station directly in front of the park, and take the fast train. You’ll get to the airport in just 9 minutes!

The theme parks and other hotels are also within walking distance from the Vienna House Dream Castle resort.  It’s not a short walk, but it’s a great way to get some additional exercise and explore the other resort areas.

Other Disneyland Paris partner hotels besides the Vienna House Dream Castle Hotel include:

Vienna House Magic Circus Hotel

Radisson Blu Hotel

Algonquin’s Explorer Hotel

If you’re looking for proximity, the closest resorts will be the Disneyland Hotel, Newport Bay Club and Sequoia Lodge. If you’re familiar with Disneyland hotels, the Disneyland Paris Hotel is very similar to the Grand Floridian. The Newport Bay Club hotel is very similar to the Yacht Club hotel in Walt Disney World, and Sequoia Lodge is like the Grand Californian hotel in Anaheim. If you love any of those properties, you’ll enjoy the Paris versions, but expect to pay a premium for location.

Where will you stay when you visit Disneyland Paris? Have you stayed at any of these resorts? Share your experiences in the comment section below.

Michelle McKinley is a journalist and digital marketer from Los Angeles, CA. She earned her Journalism degree from Pepperdine University, and has been writing for the web since 2003. She’s a life-long Disney fan who travels and writes about her experiences for fun.

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