This weekend (July 2014), my wife and I stayed at the Hotel Indigo in
Anaheim, CA for just one night. This is our second stay at this hotel in the last month. We discovered it after we stayed at the Hotel Indigo in Santa Barbara. We like this hotel for several reasons.
First is location, it is walking distance to the entrance of Disneyland and DCA (about 2 blockes). There are also several restaurants (fast food to fine steakhouses) all within walking distance (read on the same block) as well as some 7-11s and other convenience stores. CVS is building a store ½ block away which should open sometime later this year (there’s a reason for this comment).
Second is that the staff has been very good in several areas. From taking our calls, to greeting us, to check out, everyone has been very friendly, polite, and fun to be with. Anything we have asked for has been met with graciousness and they have exceeded our expectations.
Third is that we like the ambiance of the hotel. While it is a higher end budget or economy hotel, they have made it very comfortable for travelers. My wife particularly enjoys the showers as they are very large for a typical hotel and she really likes the tile they used. The bathrooms are a very good size with raised washbowls (another nice feature for us). The beds were very comfortable and the A/C was almost too good. The hotel’s construction can be a little noisy but nothing that bothered us.
Now for the caveat, which is not uncommon and we don’t hold it against the hotel (or why else would have come back). The hotel is pet friendly, good for a number of travelers but not so good for some of us with certain allergies. The first night we stayed here on our previous visit, we had such a bad skin reaction that by 6:00 AM, I was calling for a cab to take me to a 24 hours drug store (now you can appreciate my previous comment about a new CVS store in the area) to get some prescription medications. After explaining the problem to the staff, they had housecleaning replace the sheets and the problem was fixed. On this trip, we called the hotel in advanced to alert them to our late arrival but also to remind them of our prior problem. They said they would take care of it and they did, we had a very comfortable night’s sleep.
While the allergic reaction problem could happen at any “Pet Friendly” hotel, we were impressed by the hotel’s staff in taking care of us. While one could argue about why they don’t this for all guests, the fact that the staff was responsive to us is why we like it. Also we know we can call ahead of time and they’ll make sure that is taken care of.
While my wife and I have stayed at many of the hotels in the area over the years, from economy to the higher end ballroom hotels, this is our current favorite for pleasure at the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anaheim’s first upscale boutique hotel....the new Hotel Indigo Anaheim delivers a vibrant and refreshing guest experience. You are welcomed by agricultural murals and a stunning California themed garden enhanced in the evening by electrifying dancing waters. Enter the hotel and feel a contemporary neighborhood story of years past when Anaheim was a flourishing farming community.Hotel Indigo offers each guest a blend of modern contemporary living with the best in traditional hotel hospitality. Feel the warmth of hardwood floors to a plush over-sized duvet and pillows with spa-inspired showers...you'll feel right at home. Complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel is at your fingertips or use our business center if you prefer.Whether your visiting the major attractions or looking for that hidden gastronomical gem Hotel Indigo Anaheim is your ideal choice. Families can be steps away from the maingate of the Disneyland Resort or if your visit brings you to Anaheim for a convention the Hotel Indigo Anaheim provides convenient walking access to the Anaheim Convention Center.Relax and enjoy a bite in our Chambers Bar & Bistro where you can savor locally inspired recipes and sip on specialty cocktails created by our mixologist. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Anaheim Maingate Hotel Anaheim