For a family of five with young children, the layout is pretty good. It is comfortable and fairly private for a relatively small space. It is unfortunate, however, that the sink, toilet, and shower are all in the same tiny space. But all in all, the hotel room itself is pretty good value. Of course, the proximity to Downtown Disney is great. Very easy walk.
The "free" breakfast is a total scam. The restaurant, Tangerine, might be the most rigid establishment we've ever been to. Any minor substitution is an upcharge. The "free" breakfast coupons were good only for very specific items. Any deviation and you pay full price - even for the cup of coffee or toast that is supposedly included in the "free" breakfast. Completely nonsensical and it's not as if the food is all that wonderful.
We complained to the manager at the front desk who blamed the server in the restaurant for "not thinking out of the box" and for trying to avoid the work of inputting changes into the computer system. The manager asked to photocopy our bill but didn't actually do anything to rectify the situation. Nor did he follow up with us in any way. We ended up paying over $70 for our "free" breakfast. The next morning we skipped the Tangerine and ate at Catal Restaurant in Downtown Disney. The food was truly phenomenal (amazing french toast and unique egg dishes), great service, lovely ambiance on the balcony overlooking the street. And ironically - Catal was cheaper than our "free" breakfast at the Anabella the day before.
Bottom line, if you stay at Anabella you are doing it for convenience, which can be worthwhile. Just don't be fooled into thinking that it is terrific value or a high class establishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy comfortable accommodations and the warm decor the perfect retreat upscale interiors,Divine TM pillow top beds, a sleep experience by the Anabella Hotel, crisp white bedding and elegant granite bathrooms. Its well appointed location is just minutes away from our Awarding Winning Tangerine Grill and Patio well known for its eclectic California Cuisine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anabella Hotel Anaheim
- Annabella Hotel Anaheim