Pixar Place Hotel at Disneyland Resort, formerly Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, has officially opened. We first stayed in a standard room and then moved to a 1-bedroom suite to check out the new Pixar decorations. If you’ve already looked at our standard room tour, you’ll notice many repeat details in the 1-bedroom suite.
Pixar Place Hotel 1-Bedroom Suite Tour
We appreciate that the “room occupied” door tag is themed. It features artwork of Sulley and Mike in their bunkbed from “Monsters University” and reads “monsters at rest.” At Walt Disney World Resort, all of the door tags are the same, so we like seeing this customization at Disneyland Resort.
Pixar Place Hotel has an overall red, blue, and yellow color scheme inspired by the ball from “Luxo Jr.” The ball and Luxo Jr. lamp also act as the hotel’s icons and you’ll see more references to them beyond just the color scheme.
The bathroom entrance has a sliding wood door with a plastic lock on the inside.
The entryway also has a tall mirror with rounded corners for a slightly whimsical feeling. The wall is white on the top half and yellow on the bottom half, separated by a black border.
The two rooms we stayed in happened to be right next to each other, so the bathroom layout is switched but it’s otherwise identical to the standard room. There’s a large square illuminated mirror above the one-sink vanity. An illuminated makeup mirror unfolds from the wall next to the door.
The bathroom is largely white with black accents, like this tray on the counter. The shower cap packaging is Pixar Place Hotel-branded but the body lotion and bath soap are both H2O+. We heard word that there may be Pixar Place Hotel-branded versions of those products too, but Disney may still be trying to use up the H2O+ products.
The bath soap is also in a small black tray. The tissue box is in a black cover.
The showers have a glass door that opens. Inside is a textured wavy white wall and hexagonal tile floor. It has an adjustable, detachable showerhead.
The mounted shower products also feature Pixar Place Hotel branding. The body wash has a red sticker, the conditioner has a blue sticker, and the shampoo has a yellow sticker.
The “conserve water” tag hanging on the hook outside the shower is also custom. It features Luca in sea monster form.
The white bathroom wall has a pixel-like texture.
The floor of the bathroom is made of large black tiles. The toilet is tucked into a corner, next to a bathroom closet with a pair of light wood doors and large black half-circle handles.
Inside the bathroom closet is the iron and ironing board, extra pillow and blanket, suitcase rack, and hangers.
There’s a plain black holder for an extra roll of toilet paper. Artwork of Luxo Jr. and the Pixar ball hangs in a black frame on the wall above the toilet.
The artwork is a sketch style and a music note is next to Luxo Jr. This image is so ingrained in the hotel’s branding that it’s a giant statue in the lobby.
“Luxo Jr.” was the first Pixar short film, released in 1986.
The living space and bedroom have a light wood-finish floor. Three of the walls in the living room are dark blue. The curtains across the window are a slightly lighter shade of blue. That dark color and the lack of overhead light above the couch make the room feel especially dark during the day.
The dark blue felt more like an accent in the standard room, but is overwhelming in the suite. It could be helped by more artwork on the blue walls as right now there’s only one thin piece above the couch.
There is an overhead light in the entryway and another above the dining area.
There is also light emitting from behind the desk and TV unit. We like the unit but it being brown and black doesn’t help the overall dark feeling of the suite.
The standard room had a chair at the desk but the suite has an ottoman. It’s a pixel pattern of mainly black with white lines and the occasional blue, yellow, or red square.
The fake drawer on the right is a hinged door hiding the safe.
The mini-fridge is in the cabinet on the left, next to three drawers.
The first drawer holds coffee and tea pods, condiment kits, and cups.
Mugs and glasses are in the second drawer.
There are also two glasses, sitting on Pixar ball coasters, on a shelf with the ice box.
The Keurig coffee machine is on the desktop as well as a phone. There are outlets built into the unit behind the Keurig.
“The Art of Pixar” coffee table book is also displayed on a shelf. The book is available for purchase at the Pixar Place Hotel gift shop, STOR-E. If you take it from the room, you’ll be charged for it (about $100).
A Pixar Place Hotel-branded notepad and pen are available.
The Pixar Place Hotel portfolio includes a welcome letter from General Manager Ron Silagyi, lists of conveniences and experiences, and other information about the hotel.
There are two postcards available. One is for Great Maple, the new table-service restaurant.
The other postcard features a grid of Pixar artwork that is also displayed in the rooms.
There was also an “Up” lithograph gifted by Disney Vacation Club.
The hotel has the new interactive TVs with Disney On Demand available. They display artwork from various Pixar films and play the hotel’s background music loop.
Luxo Jr. is here on the desk. This working lamp looks just like the character from the short film.
He’s bolted down but still very adjustable. We used him a lot during our stay to provide more light, tilting him over the ironing board, etc.
There is a set of outlets behind Luxo Jr.
Across from the TV and desk is a large red sofa that curves into the corner. It opens up to become an extra bed. It’s the same American Leather sleeper we’ve seen at other Disney hotels.
There are outlets at the end of the sofa.
There are two circular tables in front of the couch. One is shorter than the other, so they can stack slightly.
The rug is blue with a minimalist Luxo Jr. pattern. This design is straight from Pixar Animation Studios headquarters in Emeryville.
The standing lamp here is black with a plain orb on top. This feels like a missed opportunity to have a Pixar ball lamp like the ones outside.
This artwork is by Tasha Sounart. It depicts Pixar characters in motion, with a pastel background. There’s a long light hanging on the wall above it to keep it illuminated.
The characters pictured are Hector from “Coco,” Boy Peep from “Toy Story 4,” Remy from “Ratatouille,” Mike and Sulley from “Monsters, Inc.,” Kevin from “Up,” Elastigirl from “The Incredibles,” Joe Gardner from “Soul,” and Sadness from “Inside Out.”
The characters are depicted in a slight sketch style with the colors not always quite filling their lines.
Colorful lines create waves of motion around the characters.
Joe Gardner also appears live at Pixar Place Hotel playing piano downstairs.
There is a blue bench against the wall behind the circular dining table.
The two pixel-patterned chairs are the same as the desk chair we had in our standard room (pictured below).
It’s the same pattern as the ottoman, too.
The overhead light here features the silhouettes of Luxo Jr. and the Pixar ball. Luxo is pictured in different stages of jumping, almost like a flipbook.
Here is a square version of the artwork that guests also receive as a postcard. It features characters and imagery from “Up,” “Soul,” “Inside Out,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “Luca,” “Finding Nemo,” and “WALL-E.”
There are two double beds in this room, with lifted frames so there is space for luggage underneath. The dark blue walls and curtains return, as does the lamp-patterned carpet, which covers the space under both beds. The beds and headboard are light wood with black legs.
The artwork above the bed is the same as in the standard room. We did see a different version of this mural in a Pixel suite we toured. It had an image of Joy on the right end and the image of Merida was gone.
The mural is lit from below. It does help break up the dark blue in this room.
There is one end table between the two beds. There are outlets and light controls above the end table.
The table has an alarm clock and another phone. There was also another notepad and pen. The letter seen here informed guests that there was still construction they might hear during the day.
Each headboard has two reading lights on either side of the headboard for nighttime light.
There are also more outlets built into the sides of the headboard.
The pillowcases are solid white. The sheets are two shades of white with a light polka-dot pattern.
Some of the polka-dots are Pixar balls.
The long cylindrical pillow on each bed is inspired by the Pixar ball, too. The round sides are blue, with a wavy texture. The ends are yellow with a stitched red star.
These beds and pillows are super comfortable.
The beds face another white and yellow wall, where a TV is mounted on a wood unit above drawers. This unit is also lit from behind. Next to that is a wardrobe instead of a closet.
There are four drawers in the bench beneath the TV.
Next to the unit is the trash can and recycling bin.
The wardrobe has the same doors as the bathroom closet. We again felt like the circular handles could have been the Luxo ball, but maybe they didn’t want to overdo it.
Inside are hangers and an extra pillow and blanket. It’s not a very deep wardrobe.
There’s a thermostat in the living room and in the bedroom.
This long vertical artwork matches the piece above the dining room bench. It features Meilin from “Turning Red” and Miguel from “Coco,” with stars and the “Toy Story” clouds.
The second bathroom is off the bedroom with another sliding door. It has a larger shower and a double vanity.
There’s a long illuminated mirror above the vanity, which has shelves underneath the sinks.
There’s also a fold-out makeup mirror.
It has the same amenities as the other bathroom.
The walls and flooring are the same in this bathroom, too, including in the shower.
There’s a shelving unit with a cabinet between the vanity and the door to the toilet.
It has three cubbies and two shelves inside the cabinet.
This door slides into the wall. It has the same Luxo Jr. artwork above the toilet as the other bathroom. We do wish it was different art instead of repeating the same piece in both bathrooms.
Pixar Place Hotel 1-Bedroom Suite Tour Video
For a further look at our Pixar Place Hotel 1-bedroom suite, watch our room tour video below.
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