OK, I did a TON of research about where to stay in Anaheim while visiting Disneyland. The Disney resorts are nice but VERY expensive. The hotels down S. Harbour Boulevard range dramatically both in age and quality and veer towards the discount variety. But this little non-chain is simply the top of the heap.
The rooms are incredibly clean and well appointed...we upgraded to a deluxe room that included a delivered breakfast, welcome basket and a late checkout (worth it if you head to the parks on the day you check out) along with a microwave and mini-fridge. The breakfast is brought in a nice big basket and you can select all the items you prefer the night before. Each day it arrived exactly on time and had everything we requested and more (it is a continental but they have great donuts, croissants and fresh juice in addition to cereals, fruit, bagels, toast, etc).
The rooms are set up motel design with bath/shower toilet enclosed and the bath sink out in the main room. The bath itself was perfectly clean, had real, thick towels and the strongest shower we have ever seen (very refreshing).
The hotel is within walking distance to the park but the shuttle they operate is SO convenient you'd be crazy to walk. It runs every half hour and they have more than one to accommodate larger groups...the drivers were great and they always ran exactly on time, pretty amazing for a smaller private hotel. The shuttle drops you off just a hundred yards or so from the main entrance to both parks.
We never had time to try the pool and it is small, but the pool area looked very nice and clean (and the pool is heated) and is perfectly landscaped.
The front desk staff was always helpful (with both our very late check-in and our request to leave our car for the day) and I simply can't complain about this place. There are so many choices in Anaheim but there is a reason this hotel is consistently so well rated...it is definitely worth your time and money.
- Also Known As:
- Candy Cane Hotel Anaheim
- Candy Cane Inn Anaheim
- Candy Cane Anaheim