The Villas at Disneyland Hotel are the newest lodging destination at the Happiest Place on Earth offering a bunch of accommodation types for all kinds of vacations including the 1-Bedroom Villa with preferred view that we’re looking at here which has a theme of THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG. We had a chance to tour the newest Disney Vacation Club (DVC) property and are happy to invite you along for a look inside.
The photos and information in this article are from a visit on September 30, 2023.
Before we take a closer look at everything included, enjoy this room tour video below taking a closer look at Room 316 at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel.
The 1-Bedroom Villas feature a theme of either Fantasia or, what you’ll see on this page, Princess and the Frog. The accommodation features a common area with a full kitchen, dinning area, and bathroom plus a bedroom with en-suite bathroom. This room type may sleep up to 5 guests and 1 infant — cribs and high chairs are available upon request.
Although this was a 1-Bedroom Villa, it’s actually a flexible room that could be combined as part of a 2-Bedroom “lock-off villas.” These types of accommodations are comprised of the 1-Bedroom Villa connected to a Deluxe Studio via a door that’s lockable on both sides. The noticeable difference is that in the dedicated 2-Bedroom Villa, the second bedroom is not a Deluxe Studio so it does not have a separate kitchenette or its own dedicated entrance separate from the main entrance into the main suite. This feature allows Disney the ability to offer 2-Bedroom Villas when needed but offers the added flexibility of being able to turn it into a 1-Bedroom Villa + a separate Deluxe Studio which can be issued as separate accommodations.
The bedroom features a king bed, a 55″ flat screen-TV, a wardrobe closet with spare pillows and blanket. The bathroom includes soaking tub with hand-cut tile mosaic, walk-in shower with bench, double vanity with dual sinks, a separate toilet room, and, of course, a hair dryer.
The theme of The Princess and the Frog carries through here with a firefly lit-bayou mural headboard and carpet that features a colorful lily pad motif. Dandelion puffs from the painting are carried through in the nightstand lamps. The beautiful mosaic over the soaking tub evokes an impressionistic painting of a pond with flowers and lily pads. Fireflies light up on the mirrors in the bathroom just like they did in the film for Tiana and Naveen.
Also serving as the entrance into the suite, amenities include a sitting area (with a queen-size foldout bed) with a 65″ flat screen-TV, and an additional twin foldout bed. This area is connected with the kitchen and dining area, plus an in-room washer & dryer, and a large closet that includes spare pillows and blanket, a laundry basket, iron and ironing board. There is also a bathroom with toilet and standing shower and bench.
Subtle themes for The Princess and the Frog are carried throughout the space including on a colorful rug that embodies the musical DNA of New Orleans and features the lyric “Dreams Do Come True” heard sung in the film. A lily pad motif that uses vines to evoke the iconic wrought iron work so iconic in New Orleans is also represented in the wallpaper, curtains, and in other details in the room. A layered shadow box style painting of Tiana and her signature restaurant sits over the dining table. Lighted silhouettes of Ray the firefly and Louis the alligator light up the bathroom mirror.
Aside from a full-size French door refrigerator with ice maker, you’ll find a large sink, stove, oven, toaster, and dishwasher. Of course, there’s a microwave and Keurig coffee maker plus additional accoutrement that includes proper dishes, glasses, and eating utensils and a host of other things you’ll need to cook up a storm including cooking utensils, pots, pans, a casserole dish, baking sheet, mixing bowls, can and bottle opener, corkscrew, and ice bucket. Although they are not in the room, you can also request a blender, electric mixer, tea kettle, mop, broom, and dustpan.
We took advantage of similar amenities in a 2-Bedroom Villa and made ourselves a pineapple upside down cake, extra walnuts! But if cooking on vacation is not your speed then you can order from the room service menu which includes a *gulp* $75 steak and shrimp dinner.
All 1-Bedroom Villas offer a preferred view that includes a view of either the Palette Pool or the Monorail Pool and surrounding areas. The rooms also feature a balcony for a bit of fresh air to take in the sights. You can see the view here is partially obstructed by the roof top just below but otherewise the Monorail Pool is visible just to the left.
Electrical Outlets and USB Charging
We found no less than 22 available wall outlets that were not in use and we actually think we might have even missed a few. In addition, there were 3 USB ports and 3 Type C ports making for 28 different ways to power up your tech in this 1-Bedroom Villa.
As with any hotel, pricing is subject to change and will fluctuate based on day of the week, time of the year, and other factors. Below is a rough estimate of how much it will cost to stay for one night based on data available at the type of posting.
1-Bedroom Villa Pricing:
- In DVC Points: 30-62 points per night
- In Cash: $960-$1,502 per night
About the Room Types
The accommodation types for the Villas at Disneyland Hotel include 3-Bedroom Grand Villa, 2-Bedroom Villa, 1-Bedroom Villa, Deluxe Studio, Deluxe Studio Garden, Duo Studio, and Duo Studio Garden.
Depending on your accommodation type, the views include Standard View (which may include full or partial views of gardens, streets, or parking areas) or Preferred View (which may include full or partial views of pools). Special Garden Rooms are also available and are a special type of accommodation (in select Deluxe Studio and Duo Studio room types) that are separate from the main tower and feature easy access to the pool with either a patio or a balcony.
Transient Occupancy Tax
There’s an additional Transient Occupancy Tax imposed by the City of Anaheim that gets added to your folio. It’s a $2.78 per point per night charge.
See it for Yourself
The Villas at Disneyland Hotel officially opened on September 28, 2023. Reservations are now open (VISIT SITE).