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Sydney, Australia
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Family friendly accommodation

Hi, we are family of 2 adults, 2 boys (12 and 9) and looking to spend a week in Anaheim.

I'm after suggestions of where to stay, close to Disneyland, preferably that offers free cooked breakfast (hotel), or an apartment with kitchen.

Thanks

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1. Re: Family friendly accommodation

If you provide your budget and dates you will get a better response. There are tons of hotels/motels near DL.

Las Vegas, Nevada
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2. Re: Family friendly accommodation

Welcome to the forums Jwright76,

Pretty much everywhere near Disneyland is going to have family friendly accomodations as they are set up for families visiting Disneyland.

Not many places with full kitchens though. You can look at the Residence Inn Maingate... which is a nice well rated Hotel that offer full kitchen, free full breakfast and some weeknight light supper. Its about a 15 min walk to the Turnstiles that go into either Park and offer Art Shuttle service to and from the Park for a small fee per person.

Or for actual Condo rentals, you can look in the Walnut /Magic Way area which offer some condos in that area. Its about a 10 min walk though just to get to the Mickey and Friends Parking lot where you can pick up the free tram from there that goes into Disneyland. So it depends on what you may be looking for.

As suggested though, if you can give us a budget per night for a place to stay, as well as when you are visiting Disneyland we can add alot more info.

Here is a Map of Hotels in the Disneyland area so you can see where things are located. The Disneyland Main entrance is off of Harbor blvd near where it says "East Shuttle Area" on the Map.

…10-best.info/disney_map.pdf

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3. Re: Family friendly accommodation

We loved best western park place inn last week. The cooked breakfast had scrambled eggs that are rehydrated I think. A meat, waffles & toast & bagels.

Corona del Mar, CA
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4. Re: Family friendly accommodation

>>>preferably that offers free cooked breakfast (hotel), or an apartment with kitchen<<<

The Residence Inn Maingate has both.

Sydney, Australia
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5. Re: Family friendly accommodation

We are looking at October 2015, I know it's a long way off, but like to be organised.

Haven't really worked out a budget, but hoping to spend between $800 - $1000 for the week

Las Vegas, Nevada
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6. Re: Family friendly accommodation

That a pretty low budget for what kind of accomodation you are looking for. And in Oct prices are usually higher than in the off season. Around $200 to $250 a nite is more realistic for both Condo Rentals and the Residence Inn.

Some standard Motels that would have a small fridge and microwave in the room and offer only free Continental Breakfast may be close to that price range but still more likely to be in the $140 or so a nite range or standard Hotel rooms a little farther from Disneyland.

What dates were you thinking about in Oct 2015? There would be some dates you would want to avoid that are pretty set for each year....

Oct 2-4 for 2015 is likely to be the unofficlal event "Gay Days" which will bring in larger number into Disneyland.

Oct 9-12 for 2015 which is a School Holiday 3 day weekend for Schools

Choc walk in the Park which is a walk for Charity is usually held on Oct 11 for 2015

Very likely Oct 15-18 for 2015 will be busier as its likely to be UEA which is when the State of Utah Schools gets a 4 day weekend off

Oct 30-Nov 1 is also likely to be busy since Halloween falls on a Weekend day, Saturday ( Oct 31) The State of Nevada will usually take off Oct 30th so that makes for a long weekend.

Oct is also Halloweentime at Disneyland and there are Mickey's Halloween Party nites where Disneyland Park only will close early to regular guests and you would need to purchase ahead of time usually ( as alot do sell out) a Mickey's Halloween Party nite ticket for entry. Party nites are usually on Tues and Fridays with some Mondays and a few other weekdays sometimes. Heres more info on last years Party nites to give you some idea of whats offered. Official info for this year usually shows up sometime in June or July.

wdwinfo.com/disneyland/Events/Halloween.htm

Sydney, Australia
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Thanks for the tips about the dates. Had no idea of these holidays. May need to rethink some travel dates so we are in Disney on the quieter days.

Budget is not set as I really have no idea how much everything costs!! We are just starting to put together itinerary and get approx costs. Haven't set the budget as had no idea what it will cost.

How much should I budget for food a day? (Lunch and dinners- 2 adults,2 children)

Las Vegas, Nevada
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8. Re: Family friendly accommodation

Really if you want to go in Oct there are plenty of less busy dates to choose from. There are going to be things going on really now in any month that you may have to work around. I would just pick the dates you visit Disneyland on the ones that dont have alot going on besides the Mickey's Halloween Party nites. Unless you dont want to visit on Halloweentime or the Mickey's Halloween Party nites.

For meals, it can really vary depending on what you are expecting and where your going to plan on eating. Inside Disneyland standard counter service restaurants usually cost aroun $14 per person for adults and around $11 for smaller children per meal with a regular drink. However, some restaurants inside the Parks can be alot more than that. Average restaurants anywhere from $15 to $20 per person for Children and adults. And nicer restaurants more than that.

If your on a tighter budget than that, sharing some of the larger meals or just getting say a Hot Dog or Corn Dog and drink ( around $7) or sharing the large sandwiches at the Pacific Warf Cafe which are huge and can easily be shared by 2 adults makes sense.

You can also bring in snacks and small sandwiches, ect for children ect to save you some money inside the Park and have a basic lunch that way without spending much. Just no large meals or coolers ect can be taken inside the Parks.

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9. Re: Family friendly accommodation

I would shop around online to get an idea or what hotels like you are asking about cost. The nice ones do not come cheaply.

Look at this thread too.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g659482-i12177-k63…

While renting a condo (villa/self catering apartment) comes with its own challenges, it is usually cheaper than a hotel since they don't provide maid service, restaurants, etc. An advantage of the condo is they almost always have washer/dryers so you can pack less.

Edited: 12:07 pm, June 09, 2014
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