Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe

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Take a drive down Route 66 at this American themed Value Resort. This is the cheapest option at Disneyland Paris and this makes it a tempting option for those on a budget. Family rooms with 2 bathrooms are available at this resort, perfect for a large family. Compared to the other resorts, during the daytime you may be a little underwhelmed by the look of the outside of this resort.

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However, this resort comes to life at night, when the subtle yet fun Disney Cars theming comes to life. The large Neon sign at the front of the hotel is a welcome sight on return from a long day at the parks. Another perk of this resort is that it is within 20 minutes walking distance to the parks.

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This is a fun resort with unique theming but it struggles to compete with the similarly priced, but wonderfully themed Cheyenne Hotel. We would recommend checking the price of both resorts before making your final choice.

Rooms:

There are several different room types available, so depending on your circumstances you may wish to upgrade to a different room. Apart from the Family Rooms, all rooms are the same, so the room type often determines whereabouts in the resort your room will be.  If you choose a standard room, Disney will assign a room for you anywhere on the resort.

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Standard Room – These rooms consist of 2 double beds and typically sleep 4 people. Rooms are a good size with fun theming based on the Disney Pixar film Cars. Kids will love the traffic cone lights and the colourful border going around the room. If you aren’t a Cars fan, don’t worry, as Disney hasn’t gone over the top with any of the theming, meaning Princesses are still welcome here.

Standard rooms all feature

  • Radio
  • Free high chair and baby cot ( upon request at the hotel)
  • Telephone
  • Disney and International TV Channels
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Free Wifi access
  • Safety deposit box

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Rio Grande Room – This is the same as a standard room, located next to the river. This means they are the closest to the theme parks but furthest away from the reception, dining options and shuttle bus. This is a good choice if you are always planning to walk into the parks and are unlikely to dine at the resort.

Eldorado Room – This is the same as a standard room but it is located near the main reception, dining options and shuttle bus. If you are planning to get the shuttle bus to and from the parks, this could be a good option for a relatively small increase in price. This is a large resort and the rooms towards the back are about 10-15 minutes walk which is why these rooms are often in demand by guests.

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Family Room –  This is a large room which sleeps up to 6 people with 2 bathrooms, 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed and 1 truckle bed (a low bed on wheels stored beneath one of the larger beds – don’t worry… we didn’t know what that was either) . The family room is ideal for 2 adults and 4 children, with the 2 bathrooms making that rush to get ready in the morning a little easier.

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Dining:

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The onsite restaurant is called La Cantina. It is open for breakfast and dinner. Reservations are recommended but from my experience you can get a seat here last minute if necessary. The theme is a market square, with different areas set aside for different types of food.

The morning breakfast is continental and is all you can eat. Self serve coffee machines are available for that pick me up first thing but our recommendation is the hot chocolate. (and with free refills you will need to forget about your diet during your stay. Unfortunately, this is the highlight of a breakfast which is very forgettable. If you have the time to relax and a big appetite this may be worth the money, but other options on the way to the parks offer better value for money.

The evening is a Tex Mex buffet. Chilli, Fajitas, and southern fried chicken are the standard fare here. There is a section for kids (and fussy adults) often serving chips, nuggets and pizza. This is available on the Standard Meal Plan and due to its position on site may be a nice way to finish your day before retiring to your room.

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If you are not looking a full meal, you can always grab a drink and a snack at the Rio Grande Bar. This offers the same drinks as any of the bars across the resort but it also offers smaller bar snacks. They have a pull down screen for sporting events if you just can’t miss the big match!

Alternatively, a Starbucks has recently opened up on site. This offers a quick service style breakfast options and has become a popular option for people looking to make a quick getaway in the morning.

Recreation and Amenities:

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A delicious, generous breakfast buffet
Served in the La Cantina restaurant

Special Kids’ Menu
Delight the pickiest of palates with a cast of family-friendly recipes for breakfast and dinner.

Free Baby Cot (subject to availability and/or upon request at the Hotel)

Starbucks Coffee
For those in a hurry, stop by for a take-away breakfast pack

Babysitting (at additional cost)
Babysitting services are available at the hotel. Please contact the reception team for more information.

Free Wi-Fi Internet

Free Parking
Parking at the Disney Parks and Hotels is free with your Hotel Easy Pass.

Safety Deposit Box
Enjoy your day at the Parks knowing that your valuables are safe with us.

Room with Disabled Guest Access
They have various types of rooms that are adapted to meet your special needs. For more information, please call: 08448 008 898, 5p/min from a BT landline, other networks may vary.

Disney & International TV Channels

Concierge Service
Visit the information desk in the hotel lobby to purchase tickets, make dining reservations and more.

Free Shuttle Service
Journey to all the Parks and Disney Village in no time at all.

 

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