As foreign tourists traveling on holiday with kids, i decided that the best way to maximize our Disneyland experience was to check-in at a nearby hotel and the Marriott Anaheim was an excellent choice. We got a Concierge Level room located on the 18th floor and had two double beds and room size was just right. No complaints here and had all the amenities stated in their website. The hotel has several elevators and were quite fast. Lounge was open Mon-Thurs from 6:30am-10pm; Fri from 6:30am-12noon; Saturday-closed; Sunday from 5:00pm-10:00pm. Since we checked-in on a Sunday, we were able to maximize our lounge access which was good as we were able to have breakfast just in time for our trips to Disneyland and California Adventure before they opened at 8:00am. Food from breakfast to the hors d'oeuvres/dessert was limited but more than enough for our needs. Internet in the lounge was only available through two desktop computers. Although they provide free WIFI internet access in the lobby, they should offer it free in the rooms. Otherwise, you have to pay $12.95/day.
I bought our Disneyland/California Adventure tickets at the lobby across the check-in counter which was very convenient. Also got the Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) tickets at the check-in counter. For 1 day pass, $5 (10yrs and older), $2 (3-9yrs). Although you can walk to Disneyland in about 10-15 minutes, take the ART as you will have plenty of walking inside the parks. Alternatively, you can take a cab for about $10 each way. This hotel is the first boarding stop to Disneyland and you can take bus route 4 or 5 when going back to the hotel. By the way, you can also take the ART to several interesting places in the Anaheim area like the Outlets at the Orange for shopping! Although this hotel has several restaurants and a Starbucks, the Hilton Hotel, just across, has several fast food restaurants but they close by 8:00pm.
For a Marriott hotel, this property may not have met the expectations of others. But for me and my family on a Disneyland Holiday, our experience was very satisfactory. The room rates may be high (just check their website regularly for promos) but I would not mind checking-in here again.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
April 29, 2013
Thank you for the great review and Disneyland tips! We're happy that we could make your vacation comfortable and convenient, and we hope that you will come back and stay with us again on your next trip to Anaheim!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.