If you’re planning a visit to Disneyland Paris, it’s pretty convenient to stay on Disney property. You also get a couple of benefits. Aside from being within walking distance of the parks, you also get a pass which gives you access to early extra magic hours and a free cold breakfast buffet. There are 2 value resorts, 1 moderate, 2 deluxes, and 1 “super deluxe” for lack of a better term, plus a campground. We decided to stay at the moderate level hotel, Sequoia Lodge.
All of the resorts are themed after areas of America, and this one had the northern California/rustic feel to it. Similar to Wilderness Lodge but not quite as fancy. I thought everything about this resort was beautiful. The outside is very nice, with large pine trees that feel peaceful. The inside has a lot of wood and stone work. Our room was really cute with a Bambi theme. There was a wallpaper border with Bambi and friends, as well as a big Bambi painting in the room.
Overall the room was nice. It’s rather small, but that’s typical of Europe. It felt like probably the size of a value hotel at Disney World. It has two double beds. Unfortunately, the beds were rather uncomfortable. That was probably the biggest downside of the resort. The bathroom had a tub a shower, which I appreciated since many locations in Paris are so small they only have a shower. My sore legs appreciated a nice bath after the half marathon!
It’s about a 10 minute walk to the Disney parks. You go around the lake to the other side, through the Disney village, and then you’re there. Their security is stronger there so you have to go through a metal detector and have your bags checked every time you pass into the Disney Village.
We didn’t really use many of the amenities of the hotel since we were only there for three nights. There is a pool but we never even saw it. They have two restaurants, though we didn’t dine there. We did have the cold breakfast buffet one morning. It’s very basic, but nice to have something included, unlike at Disney World. You can get juices and coffee/tea, yogurt, cereal, fruit, toast, and pastries. We are usually light breakfast eaters anyway so this was perfect.
I would definitely recommend Sequoia Lodge to anyone thinking of going. If we returned I’d probably stay somewhere else just to get a different experience – if we were on a budget, Hotel Cheyenne, or if we had the money to spend it would be the Disneyland Hotel because it was absolutely stunning.
What do you think of themeing of Sequoia Lodge? Would you consider staying here if you were going to visit Disneyland Paris?