Hotels Near Disneyland, The Waterfront Beach Resort
Great Family Beach in Southern California
Southern California is just a five hour drive from my home, so we visit frequently. We are always looking for new places to visit to add to our primary destination. The last trip, we discovered one of the beachfront hotels near Disneyland at Huntington Beach. We stayed at The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel. The hotel is on a gorgeous spot on the beach with short walking distance to the popular pier and shops.
The resort was fun to explore and offers something for everyone. There is the “Beach Bonfire Package” where you can order a wagon to bring to a fire pit on the beach filled with firewood, a beach blanket, hot dogs, an ice chest with drinks, utensils and even s’mores fixings. If you have pets, “Wag it at the Waterfront” will make you smile. The pet-friendly resort offers pet beds and treats as well as a walking and sitting service. Shades, the on site restaurant has a terrific menu and in the evening there was live music and fire pits set up outside. My family cozied up to a fire pit after an evening walk on the beach that turned colder than expected.
One of the most notable aspects of the resort is the surroundings. The neighborhood behind the resort is well maintained and there is only one other large resort nearby, so it does not feel crowded. I was also very impressed by the size of the beach. The beach is particularly wide unlike many other Southern California beaches. Even in the busy summer months there is more space for everyone, which is always a plus for a relaxing vacation. In front of the resort are plenty of shops to rent bicycles, scooters or beach accessories. One bicycle shop attendant let my kids try out the newest pedal scooters which were harder to navigate than they look!
Our favorite part of our stay was renting a bike built for four and riding up and down the boardwalk. We laughed at our coordination, but could not get enough of the view. The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel is a perfect family getaway or a great stop on the way to many other Southern California destinations.