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Hotels around Disneyland in Anaheim, Calfornia?

Asked by Skaggfacemutt (9730 points ) March 22nd, 2011

I stay at a different hotel every time we go to Disneyland, and haven’t found one that I would go to again. What is your family’s go-to hotel when you attend Disneyland and why?

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zenvelo's avatar

The California Grand. Expensive but fun. Plus you walk right into the park.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I used to inspect hotels in Orlando. A recommendation would be based upon budget, who is going, length of stay, what you want to do, and if you would be renting a car. Would you be willing to provide this information?

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Sure – I am staying a week. I want the best, must luxurious room I can find without paying the price of the Disneyland Hotel or the Grand Calfornian. I will be with my two grown sons and a teeange granddaughter. All we want to do is go to Disneyland. We aren’t planning on any other excursions.

YARNLADY's avatar

The last time I was there, we stayed at the Travellodge for a very reasonable rate, with in walking distance.

My In laws always stay at the Carriage Inn with their family of 5, also in walking distance.

Judi's avatar

Last time I went I went to priceline.com, and said I wanted 3 stars for only $50.00 per night.
I got the Holiday Inn which was clean enough. Had to pay extra for parking and a “Resort Fee” but it was do cheap I didn’t care. All we needed was a clean bed.

filmfann's avatar

You want luxury but you don’t want to pay for it?
When we go, we plan to stay as long as we can in the park, so the hotel is only for sleeping.
The Best Western Park Place Inn is the closest hotel to the main gate, with the exception of the Grand Californian. The difference is the luxury and the price. The Grand Californian goes for the neighborhood of $450 a night. The Park Place has rooms for about $75. As I said, I am there for the park, and unless Minnie and Tinkerbell are giving tuck-in service, I am going to the Park Place.

Judi's avatar

@filmfann; we took all our employees and their families and put them up there one year. It was great. Only problem was that a few years earlier we put them up at the Paradise Pier. They didn’t seem quiet as appreciative when we tried to save a few thousand bucks.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

How about the Embassy Suites – Lake Buena Vista? The hotel is beautiful. The suites are spacious, and the price includes a full cooked to order breakfast/buffet, plus two hours of complimentary beverages in the evening. It’s a mile from Disney World and offers complimentary shuttle service there.

filmfann's avatar

@Judi I have stayed at the Disneyland Hotel and at Paradise Pier, and I am quite surprised people spend the extra money for these places. It’s just a bed.

AllAboutWaiting's avatar

I stayed at the campground run by Disney. It was February, but still comfortable with my gear. The grass plots are plush and level, and the showers and bathroom are above average for a heavily used campground. This was also affordable and quite secure. Recommended even if you aren’t going to Disneyland ! Your kids sound old enough to really have fun doing this, and it may also spark a new activity for all of you in the future.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Thanks, @Pied_Pfeffer . Last time I did stay at the Embassy. It was very nice and I loved the breakfast. The rooms were kind of small and the beds were small. The sofa bed was terrible. But still head and shoulders above any of the local motels and cheaper places. I was wondering if anyone has tried the Sheraton, Radisson, Hampton, Hilton, or Residence Inn.

@filmfann Yes, I want luxury and don’t want to pay for it. That is the name of the game.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

You might want to check out the Homewood Suites. They have a few two-bedroom suites connected by a living room and kitchen, which would prevent anyone from sleeping on the sofa bed, as long as two are willing to share a king bed (the other has two double beds). They also offer breakfast/cocktails, although not to the extent that Embassy Suites does.

There are over a dozen of Hampton Inns in Orlando, and all are good. (The one that fell below standards got booted from the system.) The rooms are standard size, yet clean, and they offer a complimentary breakfast, as well as free internet service.

Personally, I wouldn’t stay at a Radisson or Hilton. Both seem overpriced and lack in customer service, but I haven’t stayed at any of them in Orlando.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer We are talking about Anaheim, not Orlando. Sorry for the confusion. I imagine it is much easier to find a good hotel in Orlando. Anaheim is tricky, which is why I need input.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@AllAboutWaiting I am sure my sons and granddaughter would absolutely love to camp. However, I am way too old for that now. The damp ground would kill my arthritis. I need a suitcase of cosmetics to look good anymore, and it takes me hours with a good blow dryer and curling iron to do my hair. I would have loved to stay at the campground when my kids were elementary-school age, but at that time we didn’t have the money for good camping gear. Life is funny that way. By the time you can afford things, you are too old to enjoy them.

filmfann's avatar

@Skaggfacemutt That isn’t a game, it’s a condition, and it’s usual name is Unreasonableness.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

@filmfann Wow, you don’t have to be nasty about it. I guess I “unreasonably” want the most for my money. I want the cheapest “nice” room, not just the cheapest room. And shopping around is a game to me. It’s fun! Lighten up!

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