Hi, I’m Meg.
I love traveling, mainly abroad, but due to COVID-19, started traveling within Japan a lot as we could not go abroad.
I’d like to share some recommended hotels in Japan for those who are interested in Japan/thinking of visiting Japan.
I like Disney® and have been to Tokyo Disneyland, DisneySea, Disneyland California, Disney World in Florida and Disneyland Paris.
I live in Tokyo so there’s no need to stay at hotels near Disney resort but after being an elite member of both Marriott Hotels and Hilton Hotels, I’ve stayed at the hotels just to enjoy the Disney atmosphere.
This time, I’d like to show you a fancy and reasonable room to stay with your family (especially with little ones) at Disney resort.
1. Disney hotels in general
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta is famous for its location situated inside the park of DisneySea and it’s the hotel of everyone’s dream.
from official website
I once stayed at a harbor view room with my parents where we can see the park from the window, even a show from the room! Also, Tokyo Disneyland Hotel and Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel are very popular and recommended, but the biggest problem is those hotels are too hard to book a room, always so crowded and almost no vacancies for all rooms (also expensive…).
I couldn’t book a room of any hotels above, so look for a fancy room that my little grandchildren would love and found the one at Hilton Tokyo Bay, one of the Tokyo Disney Resort official hotels where we stayed in June 2023.
2. Hilton Tokyo Bay <Happy Magic Rooms>
There are 3 types of Happy Magic Rooms at Hilton Tokyo Bay (other rooms are normal).
1. Happy Magic Room (Park, Ocean) Sleeps 3 (Park) / 4 (Ocean) (Guests 6 years and older are considered adults)
2. Family Happy Magic Room (Park, Ocean) Sleeps 5 (Park) / 6 (Ocean) (or up to 12 people if children of preschool age share a bed with adults)
3. Happy Magic Suite Sleeps 6
It depends on a room location but you can watch Disney fireworks from the room when you stay at Park side. Ocean side is a little more spacious than Park side. Just be aware that there’s no lounge access even when you stay at Happy Magic “Suite”(suite without lounge access). I stayed with a family of 4 adults and 2 infants under 3 years old so booked a Family Happy Magic Room Park side hoping to watch Disney fireworks (unfortunately canceled due to strong winds).
There was no upgrade as Happy Magic Suite rooms are mostly fully booked.
3. Family Happy Magic Room Park
When you get off the elevator, it’s totally different from other floors! So cute!
Entering the room, you’ll see a bunk bed.
There are 3 beds other than a bunk bed.
Like a hideout bed! It looks rather small but my 175cm high family member could sleep without a problem.
There were slippers, iron, iron board, security box, pajamas in the closet. You can request pajamas for kids.
Mini-bar and mini fridge.
DeLonghi electric kettle, instant coffee, green tea tea bags (no English tea bags).
Requested a humidifier but so tiny!
Single bowl basin with a huge mirror, requested training toilet seat for my grandchild,
Crabtree & Evelyn’s handwash and body lotion.
Large bathtub with a hand shower and a rain shower. Shampoo, conditioner and body wash were also Crabtree & Evelyn.
Skin lotion set for women and bath amenities for kids are also available upon request. My grandchildren were so excited and enjoyed staying at this cute room! Highly recommended for families especially with small children.
4. Room selection for Disney view
If you want to watch Disney fireworks from the room, you should choose rooms in red square. It’s the Park side but if you go further left of the picture, your view might be obstructed by Sheraton Hotel Building in front of you.
from official website
Disney fireworks from the room located in red square above (picture from the stay in 2016).
You can also see the colorful Toy Story Hotel (in the middle of this picture). It’s very attractive but you cannot go into the hotel if you are not staying there (only the hotel guests can enter Toy Story Hotel property).
5. A little bit about Tokyo DisneySea
Everyone knows Disneyland but DisneySea is the only one unique Disney park in the world. You’ll feel like traveling abroad in the park as it was designed to appeal to more grown up visitors. In fact, alcoholic beverages are served at DisneySea.
I had a Gyoza dog and Kiwi sparkling cocktail (alcoholic beverage) at Nautilus Galley at DisneySea, they were good!
When you come to Japan, it’s worth visiting Tokyo Disney Resort!
If you are a Hilton gold member or higher elite status, you can enjoy free breakfast for two at the restaurant. Hilton diamond members have access to the executive lounge. Normally you can bring one guest with you but at Hilton Tokyo Bay Hotel, you can bring all the members staying at the same room with you to the executive lounge! So generous!
Next time, I’ll show you breakfast at the restaurant and the executive lounge.