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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Anaheim (1 BLK/Disneyland)
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1240 South Walnut, one block from Disneyland, Anaheim, CA 92802   |  
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Ranked #30 of 112 hotels in Anaheim
Sutter, California
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“Don't Stay At This Hotel”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel before, so I thought I knew what I was getting. I was WRONG! We stayed here in mid-July. The shower/bathtub backed up filling up the tub after the first person took a shower. I called the front desk; they said they couldn't do anything to help. The next morning I went down to the front desk to get a new room. They said they couldn't do anything until all rooms were cleaned, so we had to wait till late afternoon, and leave Disneyland, to get a new room. Then, in the next room, the toilet broke in the middle of the night. Also, the beds were OK, but not as comfortable as other hotels, in just less then a year the beds are worn and uncomfortable. This hotel is behind Disneyland, so you will hear the very loud firing of the fire works without the view of them, which might frighten small children. The new water play area is very small compared to Howard Johnson's.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tom V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Anaheim (1 BLK/Disneyland), responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for taking time to let us know how your recent stay with us went. I do apologize for the plumbing issue. Rest assured we are frustrated this happened and we always do our best to fix all issues that come up in an expedited manner. We have one of the best spots to watch the fireworks at night and while they are quite loud they are spectacular from our parking lot.

We do hope you would try us again the next time you are in the area.

Sincerely,

Tom Van Winkle
General Manager
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Fresno, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The staff was friendly. However, I would not stay again for several reasons. First, there were several issues with the room. The tub and sink backed up every time we used it. The bathroom door was not adjusted properly, so it was very difficult to shut. The entrance door broke and it took 30 minutes to get back into the room, while my tired family waited in the hallway. Second, the WiFi password given to me was misspelled on the card the front desk provided. When I ask for help, I was told to call tech support. Finally, I asked the front desk not to charge my card for parking, because I wanted to pay cash. They agreed and proceeded to charge my card anyway. Third, if you are going to Disneyland there are comparable hotels much closer, which makes the walk longer than necessary. Finally, they charge for EVERYTHING, unlike other close by hotels that provide free parking, coffee, and some type of breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Tom V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Anaheim (1 BLK/Disneyland), responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We do apologize for the problems you encountered. I assure you I have addressed them with my staff and we are doing our very best to ensure these things do not happen in the future. We do hope you would give us another try to experience our hotel again.

Best regards,

Tom Van Winkle
General Manager
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stay there for two nights for Disneyland. We booked the two-bedroom suites. The room is really cute: one is filled with toy story and the other features Cars. I bet kids will love them. However, the amenities are really bad, seems they try to use the cuteness to cover the poor quality. Living room is ok but the bathroom is just too tiny. Anyway, the location is not really good: need to walk around 20 mins to Disneyland and there is basically no restaurant nearby.
P.S. There are two holiday inns in the area so be sure you drive to the right one.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I can't tell you about the pool, the restaurant, the splash pad, or much else about the hotel as the family would get up early, walk to Disneyland, and come back and crash at night for 3 straight days.
We had a double queen suite with a sofabed, so it was perfect for the larger family, and that is why we stayed there. There was a little kitchenette area, so we kept food and drinks for breakfast there, and while we would have taken a meal to disney, we pretty much didn't want to take the time to prepare as we would hit the hotel exhausted.

It was quiet, clean, and my only issue was when we were using the sofabed, housekeeping would strip it, but not put sheets back on, so we would have to do that. I would have been fine with them not touching the sofabed.

The walk to Disney was about 10 to Downtown Disney, then another 5-8 minutes to get to California Adventure or Disneyland.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

we recently stayed at this hotel for a quick visit into Anaheim...we were close to the Disneyland Resort but it sits in the back side of the action...we arrived around 2pm but would not let us check in until 4pm...we had traveled for 8 hours and we were tired...our room was comfortable and clean...I think with the many option of staying around Anaheim I would not pick this hotel again...

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tom V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Anaheim (1 BLK/Disneyland), responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience with us. We do try to accommodate as many early check in requests as possible and we are sorry you had to wait until our normal check in time of 4pm. We'll continue to strive to accommodate all of guests with this and we would love to have you give our hotel another try.

Sincerely,

Tom Van Winkle
General Manager
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Santa Ana, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I stayed here with the family while on vacation. Hotel is walking distance to Downtown Disney and Disneyland. Staff was great. Very accomidating and helpful. Special thanks to the Assistant Manager who helped us out with changing our hotel accomidations; and at no charge.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This holiday inn is older and lacks many of the nice amenity the newer holiday inns provide. The location was great and the value was very good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The splash area did not live up to the pictures... And the pool area was old.

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Tom V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Anaheim (1 BLK/Disneyland), responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay with us. Our Splash Zone is getting great feedback from our guests and we've added cabanas and colorful chairs and chaises to our pool area. We do hope you give our hotel another chance to impress you the next time you are in Anaheim.

Sincerely,

Tom Van Winkle
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Address: 1240 South Walnut, one block from Disneyland, Anaheim, CA 92802
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Location: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Business Hotel in Anaheim
#28 Family Hotel in Anaheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Anaheim (1 BLK/Disneyland) 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our newly renovated property presents guests with a fun and modern art deco ambiance suitable for both business travelers and families alike. This amenities-rich, full-service hotel offers spacious guestrooms and suites at an affordable rate right in the heart of Orange County, adjacent to Disneyland®, Disney’s California Adventure®, Downtown Disney®, and with easy access to the Anaheim Convention Center, and many other Southern California attractions. Now welcoming small dogs!! A fee does apply. Make us your home away from home for your Rose Bowl or BCS Championship game vacation!! ... more   less 
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