We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Clean and close to everything” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Knights Inn Anaheim

Save Saved
You added Knights Inn Anaheim to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Knights Inn Anaheim
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   414 West Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92805 (Formerly Americas Best Inn Anaheim)   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Rate
Book Direct and Save More
Ranked #21 of 112 hotels in Anaheim
Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Clean and close to everything”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

We stayed at this hotel from Jan 25 to Feb 1 - family of 4 (including a 4 year old and an almost 2 year old).

First of all the hotel doesnt have layaway beds or cribs so if you require one of these you should consider bringing your own playpen for your little one.

We found the place to be clean and recently renovated both from inside and outside. This is a small family owned place. It is very clean. The outside of the hotel has been recently renovated. It does NOT have an elevator so if you require one, good advise would be to request a room on the first floor so you dont have to go up the stairs. We had a double stroller so i had requested a room on the first floor well in advance and we had a room on the first floor when we arrived. The inside of the room is clean as well. I have been to another motel in Florida that had a microwave and fridge and never had i seen appliances as clean as the ones that were at Americas Best Inn. The fridge inside was spotless, no smell and same as the microwave. We had a room with 2 beds, we pushed the beds together and made one huge king size bed for me, hubby and daughter to sleep in while my baby son slept in his own playpen (which i had to bring due to the hotel not having any). The bathroom was very clean, granite countertops, updated faucets, no prob with water or heater. The beds were comfortable, the comforters were a little outdated but they served their purpose. the room is huge, theres not a lot of drawer space for a family of 4, there is a closet with a hanger but only 4-5 hangers provided. the room itself is very big but not alot of drawer space. The lighting was horrible, i wish there was more lighting, even if you turned on all the lights in the room you could barely have suffient light to read something. I have read other reviews that the floors are soooo dirty. I will admit they are DUSTY so when you step on them with bare feet yes your feet will turn black but they are not DIRTY. there was nothing on the floor, the room was cleaned very well.
Tv was good, had HBO, lots LOTS of channels, this place even had an alarm clock (something you dont find often at hotels anymore).
Place is walking distance to disneyland, yes it is a veryyy busy highway type of road BUT we walked to and from disneyland everyday with 2 small kids in a stroller and had no prob, approx 10-15 min walk. This place is close to EVERYTHING. If you go up the road you will see mcDonalds including a play area for the kids, Burger King, which also includes play area for the kids, theres lots of other fast food places as well. in addition, it is 5 minute walk from El Super, which is by far the CHEAPEST GROCERY place i have ever seen in my life. Can read seperate review on El Super. If you go down the road you will go down to Disneyland.

Breakfast: it was a choice of donuts (white powdered, chocolate, crumbles, or apple cinnamon strudel type). They were delicious. Maybe not the most healthiest option but you are on vacation, im sure a week of donuts will not kill you. Also they have three types of delicious juice. The reason im ssaying its delicious is because my kids are VERY picky eaters and they dont drink just any type of juice, they loved this juice. I think they have coffee as well but as a non coffee drinker i cant really comment on that.

The service was very good, twice we required the assistance of the owners (once to request an extra blanket, another time there was an issue with our reservations with a bus shuttle that was supposed to take us to universal studios). They were very helpful and went out of their way to assist us. The wife is very friendly and has great customer service skills.

Cant comment on the pool as honestly i didnt see it, we were at disney all day so didnt really have any further time to spend at a pool.

Also, i had read in other reviews that it is in a bad location. Im no expert about the locations in Anaheim but me and my husband did not have a car and we only walked everywhere and we felt safe at this place, many times we walked outside to the nearby gas station to see the fireworks, or walked over to fast food places at night or walked to El Super and do not see why others would say it is in a bad neighbourhood. The hotel itself is right beside an alcohol and drug REHAB Centre, but that shouldnt constitute it being in a bad location. Most people on the street that I saw were families with small kids and alot of Mexicans. We love mexicans and all the mexican stores so i would say this place is in an excellent locations, family oriented neighbourhood. Its right beside an elementary school as well!

In conclusion:

Pros: clean hotel, safe location, close to Disneyland, close to food and shopping, big rooms, clean appliances

Cons: VERY thin walls, we were woken up a couple of times from loud talking of neighboring visitors and because we were on the first floor, were woken up a couple of times by cars driving in and out. To others, this may be a big problem, but for us having two kids we are sooo used to being woken up a couple of times in the middle of the night. This could also have happened becuase we were on the first floor.
Another con is that theres no elevators so unless you have a room on the first floor, be prepared to bring your luggage up the stairs.

Suggestions to hotel: more lighting inside the room. this would make the room a little more brighter, more drawer space and/or hangers. There was honestly not a lot of drawer space for a family of 4. Drawers may be too costly so I would seriously just suggest getting more hangers for the closet, can get those hangers that are attached to the bar so visitors wont be able to take the hangers.

Overall, we had a pleasant stay, we've been to over 6 hotels JUST IN THE LAST YEAR and for the price that we paid for this place it was well worth it. Its close to disneyland so you dont have to rely on shuttles and taxis and cars, the place is clean for your family, it has clean and functioning appliances will save you a ton of money on food (i would get frozen macaroni and cheese food for the kids so when we got home after a long day and we'ere all tired would just pop one in the microwave and eat it). Safe location and helpful staff.

Any questions, message me.

Room Tip: Request first floor room if you cant do stairs, as there is no elevator
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

148 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    68
    50
    9
    8
    13
See reviews for
58
31
7
6
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (27)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

On the outset this hotel is fantastic for what you pay (for us was $40 a night). The beds are comfy and the rooms are a good size and clean. But it's not a fancy hotel. The location is good, you can walk to disneyland in 10 minutes and there is a shuttle right outside the door. The staff are a little strange, and we were asked not once but 3 times to "leave a 10/10 review on tripadvisor and booking.com" which we thought was very unprofessional. This place is great as a place to crash after a full day at disneyland. As many people have said don't rely on this breakfast, chocolate coated doughnuts and dodgy danishes make not a breakfast - there is a starbucks around the corner though.
All in all a good value place to stay in a good location near disneyland.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stockton, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Room was very clean,the price was good.We will stay here when we will visit Disneyland again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Diego
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights during my visit to disneyland. Front desk staff was very helpful! Rooms were clean and perfect for a place to sleep after a long day at disney.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

The service here was great. I cant complain about the kindness and the helpfulness of the front desk. The location was great too. Close to convenient stores and restaurants and walking distance to Disneyland. I cant complain about the price either. We did not wake up early enough for the complimentary breakfast, but regardless of the quality, we believe its hard to complain about any type of FREE breakfast. We loved that there was free wifi and the rooms were decent size and the washroom was quite clean. However, there were some problems we encountered which, unless it changes, we probably wont return.

First, the walls were thin. We could hear everything that went on outside so it was very hard to sleep in when people are talking outside. We heard a lot from the room next to us, we heard them snoring. Either they were snoring THAT loud, or the walls were just that thin. But this isnt what's stopping us from returning.

The heater, altho heats up for the first 30 seconds, turns cold afterwards. So we were cold, plus the heater would make it colder. the dials didnt all work, and we tried to blast it on the hottest side, the air still came out cold. However, this also isnt whats stopping us from returning.

After the 2nd day of staying here both of us developed a rash along the sides of our legs. We stayed at another hotel before and our legs were fine. But after staying here, both of us got itchy spotted rashes on our legs. We also noticed after they changed our pillow covers, there was still hair on them. even on the pillows we didnt use, and that scared us. This is the only reason we will probably not come back to this property anytime soon. And its a shame, because everything else was fine, it wasnt perfect, but it was a great deal with great customer service. But rashes... that took a long time to go away? sorry.

Room Tip: 2nd level you wont hear traffic as much. But theres no elevator, so you gotta carry your luggage up...
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ABInn, Public Relations Manager at Knights Inn Anaheim, responded to this review, December 8, 2011
Dear Candizz,

Thank you so much for taking time to review the property. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed some of the complimentary amenities we offer. We try hard to make guests' experience at the property a positive and a memorable one. I was very concerned to hear about the rash you developed. Please be assured that I will immediately address your concerns so that future guests will also have a good experience.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Santa Barbara, Calif
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Comfortable & clean rooms. Staff is very helpful & accommodating. Room prices are very good, esp if you book in advance. I had some physical issues at one time and they were concerned and helpful. Close to the Disney parks with the city bus directly outside. I have stayed here several times & will continue to do so as I have no complaints and do enjoy my stays here. I would recommend ABI Anaheim to anyone who enjoys a smaller hotel, with plenty of parking, great location, clean rooms, and a wonderful staff.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011 via mobile

We booked in april with an amazing 50% offer from booking.com, we thought it would be just a cheap place to sleep but turned out to be much better than that. Room was cleaned everyday, the reception was managed by a friendly couple and WiFi coverage was perfect and fast. We had fridge and microwave in the room, plus TV (HBO included). Breakfast was just coffee, juices and donuts/danish as I already read in previous comments but it was more than enough for us. We could park our rented car there without any extra charge and if the weather would have been better we would have used the pool for sure. It was simply an amazing deal! :)

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Knights Inn Anaheim? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Knights Inn Anaheim

Address: 414 West Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92805 (Formerly Americas Best Inn Anaheim)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Orange County > Anaheim
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Anaheim
#21 Family Hotel in Anaheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Knights Inn Anaheim 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is just around the corner from Disneyland and provides shuttle services to Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center for a small fee. All our rooms are non-smoking and have laminate flooring, granite vanities and furniture, a refrigerator and microwave, cable TV, hair dryers and ironing facilities. The hotel offers free parking and free wi-fi access. Fresh coffee is served every morning in the lobby.The Anaheim Convention Center and Angel Stadium are only a 5-minute drive away. Knott’s Berry Farm is a 15-minute drive. Newport Beach and Huntington Beach are a 20-minute drive from the hotel. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Travelocity, Wyndham, Hotels.com, BookIt.com, Tingo, getaroom.com, BookingOdigeoWL, Venere, Expedia, Priceline and Otel so you can book your Knights Inn Anaheim reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
America`s Best Inn Anaheim Hotel Anaheim
Disneyland Suites
Best Inn Anaheim
Anaheim Best Inn

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Knights Inn Anaheim, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.