I’ve stayed in 5 of the 7 hotels on Disneyland Paris property (Disneyland Hotel is a just a little out of my price range (!) and I’ve never got around to staying at Santa Fe), and the Hotel Cheyenne is by far my favourite. It is one of the most reasonable hotels and also SO well themed. I love feeling as if I’m staying in a real Wild West town.
My mother and I stayed at the Hotel Cheyenne on our most recent trip. We got to stay in one of the refurbished rooms. They’ve been renovating the hotel for ages – since before I stayed there on a trip in July 2016 – so it was good to see that it’s nearing the end of the renovation. It was fun to to stay in one of the new Toy Story themed rooms.
The room felt huge for the two of us, even with a double bed and the sofa bed. I could imagine it would feel small very quickly if you turned it into a full family room by using the extra beds stored under the sofa bed, though.
One thing that was disappointing, though, was that the finish on the rooms seemed poor. As you can see below, the faux wood panelling on the walls was peeling, and in multiple places too. These rooms haven’t been opened more than 6 months so it doesn’t bode well for them holding up to the test of time!
Prior to March 2017, breakfast was included in any hotel packages, but that’s now ended. Luckily the coach trip that we booked gave us breakfast meal vouchers that we were able to use for the breakfast buffet in the Chuck Wagon Cafe.
The continental breakfast there is really good – there’s the standard croissants and pain au chocolat, there’s assorted meats and cheeses, bread rolls and toast, even some fruit salad. There’s coffee and tea machines and juice as well. We were glad to still have all of that included. It’s now €16 per person, which does seem steep. We managed to sneak out some ham & cheese rolls for lunch (probably why they stopped including the breakfast for free – I can’t imagine we were the only people to do that!), though, so it meant we didn’t need to buy any food until dinnertime.
Breakfast runs until 11am so on the two mornings that we went into the parks we got up early and headed straight to the parks. We went in for Extra Magic Hours at 8.30am then came back to the hotel for breakfast around 10am. That meant we avoided the morning crowds in both breakfast and the parks.
We were really lucky that our room was as close to the walkway to the parks as it could be. From our room it was only a 10 minute walk to Disney Village, with the parks another 5-10 minute walk beyond that. If we had been at the other end of the resort it would have added at least another 5 minutes onto the walk. There are buses available if you prefer to save your walking for in the parks.
The Hotel Cheyenne still stands as my favourite Disneyland Paris resort. It usually comes out at the same price (or only a little more) as the Santa Fe, but in my opinion it’s better themed and is also a slightly closer to the parks too. If you’re looking for a fancy vibe, it’s probably not the one for you but I’m a cheap and cheerful kind of girl, so Cheyenne is ideal!
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