Our comparison of Disneyland Hotel room grades and upgrades at Disneyland Paris
Disneyland Hotel re-opened in 2024 after a massive refurbishment. It took several years to complete and is a major upgrade.
There are now six main grades of bedroom available and it can be a little bit confusing. For most people, the biggest decision is whether you should upgrade from a Superior (£) to a Premium (££) room at the Disneyland Hotel.
We've created a comparison table after reading this guide from the official Disneyland Paris guide and the official Disneyland news site.
Here's my summary table, for those who just want to understand the basic differences and similarities:
And here's the summary for those who just want the gist!
"Upgrading from Superior (£) to Premium (££) is likely to cost about £1000 for a typical three-night family holiday (that's just a rough guide, don't hold me too it!). The main upgrade for your money is getting breakfast included (worth about £400 for a three night family holiday). You also get access to free snacks and drinks in the exclusive Deluxe lounge, plus a dedicated concierge and check in service."
"The Disneyland Hotel Deluxe rooms look a tiny bit classier than Superior Rooms thanks to the canopies above the bed and the softer colours. However, they are basically identical to Superior Rooms in terms of facilities and size. You may prefer to spend your money on a terrace for a Superior room instead. That upgrade will cost you more like £250-£350 for a typical holiday at Disneyland Hotel."
Anyway, here's the full comparison of the different room types at the Disneyland Hotel.
What are the different room grades at the Disneyland Hotel?
Let's start with the full line-up.
There are six different grades of room at the Disneyland Hotel, in order of typical price. We've also included how many rooms there are of each:
(Let’s not worry about the fact that ‘Superior’ is actually the cheapest grade. Perhaps I’m being pedantic...)
Six grades! How am I supposed to choose the best value room at the Disneyland Hotel?
Alright, alright, keep calm and it will all become clear.
There are only two grades that you can book online - Superior (£) and Deluxe (££) - and they make up the vast majority of the rooms at the Disneyland Hotel. A total of 428 out of 487 rooms are either Superior or Deluxe (that's 88% for anyone who loves numbers as much as me).
Prices aren’t shown for the four most expensive grades, you have to phone up and talk to someone who will break the price to you gently. We aren't going to spend too much time on those. The Suites (££££+) are themed around Rapunzel, Cinderella, Frozen and Beauty and the Beast.
Is a Deluxe (££) room more spacious than a Superior (£) room at the Disneyland Hotel?
One thing you don't get by upgrading from Superior (£) to Deluxe (££) is more space.
According to the official Disneyland Paris news website, the Superior (£) and Deluxe (££) rooms are both 'up to 40.7m squared'.
The more expensive Castle Club Rooms (£££) aren't really much bigger either - they are up to 42m squared.
If you want a bigger room then you'll need to pay for a Signature Suite (££££), which ranges from 60-90 metres squared (roughly twice the size). These are the ones that are themed around Rapunzel, Cinderella etc.
The Princely Suite (£££££) and the Frozen themed Royal Suite (£££££) are much bigger by comparison. From what I can tell, the Princely Suite (£££££) is 116 metres squared whilst the Royal Suite (££££££) is 206 square metres. One page on the official website did say that they were 1200m squared but I think that was a typo as that's the equivalent of five tennis courts!
OK, so what’s the difference between Superior (£) and Deluxe (££)?
The Disneyland Paris website says that upgrading gives you 'a magical touch and elevated services', but what does that actually mean?
The four main things that upgrading from Superior (£) to Deluxe (££) gets you are:
The Deluxe (££) rooms have 'soft pearly and powdery colours' rather than 'blue and silver tones'. I wouldn't call this an upgrade, but it's a difference between the two that might sway you in one direction.
Superior (£) and Deluxe (££) have a lot in common and both offer:
But wait, there are more decisions to make! Do you want a terrace, a family room or a standard room at Disneyland Hotel?
Within the Superior (£) and Deluxe (££) grades you have further decisions.
In both grades there are:
The decision may be made for you by the size of your group. Parents with three children will probably go for the family room version of either Superior (£) or Deluxe (££). I don't believe there is such a thing as a family room with a terrace (well, there wasn't for any of the dates we checked).
It’s also worth considering the types of beds that you get with the different rooms.
Disneyland Hotel has a mixture of options but your choice is usually either:
*I assume a 'large double bed' is a king size bed but I haven't found the exact dimensions.
These two options are available regardless of whether you choose Superior (£) or Deluxe (££).
You'll see the options listed on the booking page when you enter your holiday dates.
How much will it cost me to upgrade from Superior (£) to Deluxe (££) at the Disneyland Hotel?
That depends on the time of year and when you book but we looked at a few dates, to get a rough idea.
We looked at the price for a family of four sharing a Superior Room with a terrace and a Deluxe Room with a terrace for three nights. Note that these prices include entry to the Disneyland Paris theme parks.
So, in that price comparison, upgrading from Superior to Deluxe increased the price per night by about £260-£380.
(We were going to compare standard Superior (£) rooms to Deluxe rooms, but we found that the standard Deluxe rooms had sold out for most dates. We searched for ones with terraces to make it a fairer comparison).
How much is the free breakfast with Deluxe Rooms worth?
As you'll have gathered, one of the big advantages of a Deluxe (££) room is that breakfast is included in the cost. But how much does that save you?
For a three night break in 2024, we were quoted £417 to add on breakfast for a family of four staying in a Superior Room (£). That's about £139 per day, which is not a small sum for breakfast for four people. Different deals are available if you go for half board or full board but let's keep it simple.
So, unless you plan to get breakfast elsewhere or sneak a pack of croissants into your room, the actual extra cost of a Deluxe Room looks more like this:
As you can see, the actual extra cost per person is not that huge for August (£31 extra per person per night, per night) but it is twice as much in June (£60 extra per person per night). It is worth doing the sums for the dates you are visiting.
Personally, I would pay for the Deluxe upgrade in August but not in June!
What about a terrace? Should I upgrade and how much will it cost me?
Personally, I am a big fan of terraces and balconies, wherever I stay, as it's a nice place to escape if the children fall asleep before you!
You might decide that you can afford to either upgrade from Superior (£) to Deluxe (££) or to upgrade from a standard Superior room to one with a terrace.
The cost of upgrading from a standard Superior (£) room to one with a terrace is nowhere near as much as the cost of upgrading to Deluxe (££).
For the dates we looked at above, the cost of upgrading to a Superior terrace for a three night holiday for four people would be:
What about the Castle Club (£££)?
This guide has mostly focused on Superior (£) and Deluxe (££) rooms as that's what 9 out of 10 visitors stay in.
However, you may be curious what you get with the Castle Club (£££). You can't book this one online, so it's harder to do a comparison.
Anyway, Castle Club Rooms (£££) are about the same size as Superior (£) and Deluxe Rooms (££). They have a similar design to the Deluxe Rooms (££).
The Castle Club operates as a 'hotel within a hotel', meaning that you take a separate lift from the Disneyland Park and it has its own check in desk. You get access to a lounge that overlooks the Disneyland Park (i.e. it has a better view than the Deluxe lounge) and you get breakfast with Disney Princess Characters. The lounge also offers free soft drinks, just like the Deluxe Lounge.
There are just 41 Castle Club (£££) rooms compared to 82 Deluxe Rooms (££).
Conclusion - Superior (£) v Deluxe (££) at Disneyland Hotel
The cost of upgrading from Superior (£) to Deluxe (££) rooms at Disneyland Hotel are not insignificant - expect to pay somewhere around £1000 extra for a typical family holiday.
Is it worth it? The main benefits are the free breakfast and the use of the Deluxe lounge.
That £1000 figure is more like £400-£700 extra once we include the cost of adding breakfast to a Superior Room (£).
You also get your breakfast in the 'exclusive' Deluxe Lounge. There are only 82 Deluxe rooms (££) in the Disneyland Hotel compared to 346 Superior Rooms (£), so ask yourself how important is it that you get your breakfast in a quieter lounge?
You get free snacks and soft drinks included with Deluxe Rooms (££), which will save you a bit of money. However, Superior (£) guests still have use of the Fleur de Lys Bar, which serves afternoon tea and cocktails (plus non alcoholic options). It is open all day and has views of Fantasia Gardens.
I'd say you are unlikely to rack up a bill of hundreds of pounds for soft drinks and snacks over three nights, but it's nice to relax and not have to worry about how many everyone is spending!
Take a look at the styles of the rooms. The Deluxe rooms (££) have a little more flourish thanks to the canopies above the beds, which may be important to you (honestly, it's not a big deal for me but I can see that it would be to others). A dedicated concierge service for Deluxe guests may also be important if you or your children get stressed out about waiting.
Most other things about the two room types are the same.
Personally, I am more inclined to pay for a terrace. It's a much less expensive upgrade and I love having a bit of outside space, as it means I can sit outdoors whilst the children sleep (well, that's the plan, it rarely works out that neatly). However, take a look at the cost of upgrading for your holiday dates. Once you deduce the cost of breakfast it may not actually be that much.
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