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“Reasonable for Disney.” 4 of 5 stars
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Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1850 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802   |  
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Ranked #51 of 115 Hotels in Anaheim
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Reasonable for Disney.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The Red Lion in Anaheim can be an amazing deal most of the time. The hotel usually has very good promotional rates/deals, make sure you look closely at all their offers. Sometimes the Sheraton across the street has better rates. Check both hotels before buying a non refundable room.
The rooms at the Red Lion are quite small but comfortable and clean. Our room had a Disney view, we don't think those rooms are worth the extra money because the view is limited. Many people might find themselves at the park during the fireworks and that is the better view, of course.
The pool area is very nice, with a decent sized pool, lots of chairs and easy access to the bar.
Breakfast is often included in their promotions and it's ok, a cheap (free), easy start to your day before Disney cleans out your wallet.
The Red Lion should be rated as a 3.5 hotel and only a 3 if you are paying full tariff.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Very nice hotel within easy walking distance to the convention center and Disney. Cheaper than hotels in the same area but modern, clean, with a nice pool and patio area. Staff were wonderful. Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have you and your family back for another memorable and enjoyable stay.
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I have stayed at a few different hotel in Anaheim mosly 4 stars but this hotel was equally amazing and bang on for your bucks. Nice clean comfy room with modern furnishings. Love the location - walking distance to Disney area and Anaheim Plaza and free internet. I highly recommend this hotel and would definitely book here again next time I am in Anahiem.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to have you and your family back for another memorable and enjoyable stay with us.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

My fiance & I stayed here for 5 nights as part of a trip to LA, San Francisco and Vegas. When booking, we didn't realize it was a good drive away from the majority of places we wanted to go, However, we were so pleased we stayed in Anaheim due to the area being so nice.

After an hours drive from the hotel and exhausted from the flight, check in was really quick. There's a $40 per night holding fee but you get this back upon checkout. Our room was located on the 4th floor and was HUGE! Two large comfortable beds, clean, a desk area and large television. The hotel has free WiFi which was excellent. Rooms were cleaned every day and were spotless. Only went to the pool area once but found it really relaxing. We ate twice at the breakfast and found it a little pricey for what it was.

Location was ideal, only a short walk from Disneyland and plenty of shops / restaurants. There is a Cheescake Factory just a 5 minute walk around the corner, We are here most nights and loved it!

Wouldn't hesitate to return to this hotel again. We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay! :-)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we are very please to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have you and your family back the next time you are in the Anaheim area.
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Palmdale, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I have stayed at other major hotels where the price usually equals the service and some with attitudes attached to it. However, with the Red Lion Hotel, I have found a hotel that I could recommend to anyone. For the price I paid ($90+ a night), the service was excellent. First, I had reserved this hotel originally for two nights. The night before we were supposed to arrive, a certain inconvenience had forced me to cancel the first night. The next morning, with the inconvenience settled, I called the hotel and asked if I could still get the first night at the same price. No problem there!! The hotel staff, Denise was very accomodating and she actually gave me her name as part of the confirmation should there be a problem. From the moment we arrived, the hotel staff were very pleasant. Any questions I had was answered promptly and if they could not help me, I was given someone else who could. The hotel has free wifi which allowed me to use my computer. The rooms were beautiful and the beds were so nice to sleep in. The last night of our stay, we were so tired that we wanted to eat in. I called a restaurant to deliver food, forgetting the fact they they also deliver the paper plates and utensils. Under the impression that they will not bring paper plates and utensils, I went to the front desk to ask if they had any. One of the staff actually went to restaurant (which was now closed) and provided me with plates and utensils to use. I have never seen a hotel that would go to such length of providing these items, especially when the kitchen was closed. This hotel has made me feel at home from the moment we arrived. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone. Maria D.B., Palmdale, CA

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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Desiree B, Front Office Supervisor at Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort, responded to this review, June 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you and your family back in the future for another memorable and enjoyable stay.
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Delightfully immaculate housekeeping. Upscale and update furnishings. Outstanding bed linens and pillows (we all slept well!). Enjoyed the breakfast buffet (real oatmeal with fixings--perfect! Also felt satisfied with the scrambled eggs, hash-browns, and fresh fruit). The kids loved the huge pool (we did wish they had a hot tub).

We had a tricky time finding the hotel. The Google Maps directions to the Red Lion from Disneyland are terrible! Of course, that is NOT the hotel's fault—it's a Google issue.

Overall, we were delighted with our visit. I thought the value we got for our money was extremely high and we were thrilled with the cleanliness and modernness of the facilities (plus walking distance to the parks!). We won't even bother shopping around next time we come to Disneyland—we'll go straight to Red Lion and feel smart for doing so.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Desiree B, Front Office Supervisor at Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort, responded to this review, June 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have you and your family stay with us the next time you are in the Anaheim area for another great stay.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012 via mobile

Great place to stay. 5 minute walk to Disney (u can do it! If I can't walk that distance u can't go to the park!!!) pool area is relaxing and just as pictured. No there's not a hot tub, get over it. Only thing they didn't get right was honoring the price guarantee they offer on their website. Apart from that, great value for money. Yes the walls are thin, but by 11pm all is quiet (I stayed right near the lifts and slept soundly every night) yes the fitness centre is small, your on holiday, you don't need it. If u can get a deal get on it. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Desiree B, Desiree Boston at Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort, responded to this review, June 15, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have you and your family back in the future for another memorable and enjoyable stay with us.
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Address: 1850 South Harbor Boulevard, 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 ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in Anaheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Red Lion Hotel Anaheim Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 308
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renovated with a contemporary, timeless design, vibrant decor, and state-of-the-art facilities, the transformed Red Lion Hotel Anaheim is a modern getaway in Anaheim, California. Our sleek, sophisticated interiors, rich color palette, and luxurious finishes create an inspired atmosphere for playing and working. Our innovative hotel is a playful retreat for vacationing families, corporate travelers, and meeting groups. The inviting ambiance and friendly personal service guarantees that you will STAY COMFORTABLE! Disneyland® Resort Anaheim Hotel. One block from Disneyland® Resort, Anaheim Convention Center, and Anaheim GardenWalk, our convenient Anaheim hotel is a haven of hospitality in Anaheim. Our hotel is mere minutes from House of Blues Anaheim, Honda Center, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, The Grove of Anaheim, MUZEO, and the Outlets at Orange. Take a scenic drive to Long Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles and Universal Studios Hollywood. Red Lion Anaheim Hotel Rooms Smart, Sleek, Stylish. Relax in beautifully decorated rooms with progressive design and cool Southern California style. The rooms at this Anaheim family friendly and business friendly hotel feature spacious work areas, free high-speed wireless Internet access, refrigerators, microwaves, iPod® alarm clocks, granite bathrooms, and 37" flat-screen TVs, and are ideal for Anaheim family vacations and corporate retreats. Wired with intelligent technology and entertainment, you'll stay connected and comfortable at this Anaheim hotel. ... more   less 
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