Let me start with a quick list of pros and cons, with greater detail provided following.
Within walking distance to the Disneyland entrances
Is a stop on the ART shuttle route
Interior hallways provide feeling of security
The beds are comfortable with white clean linens
Complimentary Starbucks coffee grounds and two bottles of water per day
At the upper end of comfortable walking distance to the Disneyland enterances
The ART shuttle service is slower than walking
Room to room noise level is very high
The toilet paper is one of the worst I've ever felt
The shampoo is one of the worst I've ever used
The pros are all quite good, and taken at that level the experience would have been excellent overall, but the list of cons continually brought the experience down.
The hotel is located around the limit of what I consider comfortable walking distance to the Disneyland parks. About 15 minutes of walking. That's really not too bad considering how much walking is done in the parks themselves, but that 15 minute walk to the park is annoying when you just want to be at Disneyland. So being part of the ART shuttle service sounds like it would be a great benefit for those lazy mornings. Not so, shuttles took about 20 - 30 minutes to show up at the shuttle stop, and as the first stop in the circuit, took another 10 minutes to get to the park. Walking, regularly beats the bus, even with a quick stop at 7-11 for cheap refreshments.
(TIP: Walking to Disney is worth it. You're refreshed in the morning, and the walk is not troublesome. Stopping at the 7-11 which is on the way and on the correct side of the road, is a great way to get cheap refreshments which Disney is fine letting you take into the park. Riding the ART after a long day at the park is much more convenient as the hotel is the first stop on the way back. Note that Route 6 takes you to the hotel, but Route 3 would take you to Convention Center which is the corner before the hotel and nearly the same walking distance to the rooms so you can take whichever shows up first.)
Parking isn't free (depending on your reservation package) but feels secure because of it. Just as the interior hallways with keyed building entry after hours feel much more secure to me and my family versus the majority of closer motels which have exterior hallways. But where that security to the outside world feels strong, the division between interior rooms feels weak. We could hear every conversation our neighbors had, and that at normal speaking levels. I can't blame them for talking about their park experiences in their own room, after Disneyland's midnight close, but it did wake me up.
The room accomodations were nice. The beds were clean and comfortable, the sheets were bleach white, and well made. The room had a refrigerator and coffee maker with complimentary Starbucks grounds, and most suprising was the free bottles of water. I can't remember the last time the water was complimentary, it was a nice touch. But where the bedroom was nicely kept, the bathroom was not. Not dirty, but not as pleasant of an experience. The toilet paper was truly terrible. I was suprised to find that it was actually 2-ply, and the complimentary shampoo was very bad. It did not lather, and left my hair feeling very dry.
(TIP: Bring some shampoo from home, maybe you'd be fine with the complimentary shampoo, but I honstly feel that it was bad enough for me to write about, it's better safe than sorry.)
Overall the experience was average, which means I can still recommend this hotel. I'm sure there are better places, but if this one has the pros you are looking for, and cons that you're not concerned about, you'd do well here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort is ideally located within walking distance to the Disneyland Resort, the new Anaheim GardenWalk and the Anaheim Convention Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Park Hotel At The Anaheim Anaheim
- Sheraton Anaheim
- Sheraton Park Hotel Anaheim Resort
- Anaheim Sheraton
- Sheraton Park Hotel Anaheim California