Since Disneyland itself is so expensive, you might need to cut corners in other parts of your budget. After all, if you were planning/could afford to not only go to Disneyland but also stay in their branded hotels, you probably wouldn’t be reading this site. Fortunately, there are plenty of cheap hotels near Tokyo Disneyland with budget beds on which to lay your head. In this article we give you a handful of options within reasonable reach of the mouse kingdom.
Alternatively, if you want to stay in central Tokyo and have a hassle-free trip to Tokyo Disney, you can book this private taxi + Disneyland/Sea 1-day passport deal. Note: it’s not cheap.
The closest capsule hotel is a 15-minute taxi ride or a 50-minute train and bus ride to the park. Sauna Core 21, true to its name, is also a sauna, and is literally a boys’ club: this capsule hotel, like so many others, is for men only. At 3,300 yen a night, it’s a decent deal and you can chalk it up to experience.
Cheap hotels near Tokyo Disneyland
You can’t get much closer than Hotel MyStays Maihama – a business hotel only a ten minutes’ walk from the TDR (hospitality lingo for Tokyo Disney Resort), with a free shuttle to boot. Reserve early as rooms seem to book up quickly (especially since many hotels in the immediate area cost 3-4X more). The MyStays Shin-Urayasu is also not too far away if Maihama is booked up – they also have a free shuttle to Disneyland, Disney Sea and Maihama station.
Flexstay Inn Shin-Urayasu is part of a sister chain to the MyStays hotels, and is another cheap option close to TDR. The hotel is a 15 minutes’ walk from the station, and 2.3 km, or a little less than a half hour’s walk from TDR. They do not offer a shuttle, however.
Family Resort Fifty’s For Maihama is a mouthful and a bit retro, but it’s just shy of 2 km from TDR and thus walkable or a cheap taxi ride away. The place is a little bit funky and definitely not a chain, but they have internet and free breakfast included in the room fee, so it’s serviceable and not too pricey.
Hotel East 21 Tokyo is a bit more upscale, with nicely appointed rooms. There’s a pool and a good breakfast spread, which are unfortunately an extra fee (though some room packages may include breakfast). The hotel is in Tokyo rather than Chiba, and thus is farther away from Disneyland, but they offer a free shuttle to the park.
Another decent option is Hotel Springs Makuhari, just one express train stop away from Disney. It’s old but clean and kind of classy.
The delightfully named Pension Unbirthday (site in Japanese) is only two stops from TDR, and takes only 7 minutes by car. This tiny, indie pension has only 4 rooms, and singles start at 7,000 yen. Rooms can hold up to 4 people, and in that case it’s 3,500 yen per person. Styled as a B&B, they promise freshly made bread and soup with plenty of vegetables for your breakfast. Each room has an ensuite bath and toilet, and they promise to drive you to the park in the morning. Now that’s service!
The camping option
Just across the bay from Disneyland is the Wakasu Seaside Park, which has a campsite. A short bus ride or a long walk from Shin Kiba station, this spot is urban camping for sure, but right on the water. Shin Kiba is only a few stops from Disneyland. The fee to use the campground starts at 600 yen per person (bring your own gear, of course), and there are water taps, toilets, and fire pits available for use. Reservations are required, and they’re closed on Tuesdays.
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