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“4th of July weekend” 4 of 5 stars
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Red Lion Hotel Anaheim
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1850 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802   |  
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Ranked #40 of 112 Hotels in Anaheim
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“4th of July weekend”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

There was only one person at the counter when we arrived so it took a few minutes to check in. When we got to the counter the employee was very friendly and helpful. Staff at the hotel were very courteous. Hotel is advertised as walking distance to Disneyland but it can be a bit if a trek after a day in the park so I would highly recommend the shuttle buses or toy story parking lot next door. Overall a great experience and would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Chris A, Director of Rooms at Red Lion Hotel Anaheim, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for staying with us! As you mentioned hotel does have a shuttle that will take you to and from Disneyland. The Anaheim Resort Transit does charge a $5 for every adult and $2 for every child or it is a 300 yard walk to the main gate Disneyland. If you need assistance with transportation, please feel free to see our Front Desk. Thank you for your review. Best regards!
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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 July 7, 2013

Very modern, comfortable room. Great value for how close it is to Disneyland. Stayed in a parlor suite (king bed in bedroom with pull-out in sitting area). This pull-out was comfortable. My daughter didn't feel like she was sleeping on springs. Loved the fire pit tables by the pool!! Wish we were there on a Friday or Saturday so we could have made s'mores. Will stay here again on our next trip.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Chris A, Director of Rooms at Red Lion Hotel Anaheim, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for staying with us! I am so happy to read that you enjoyed the features and amenities of our hotel. You definitely have to come back and visit us for s’mores! Be sure to ask about our seasonal s’mores the next time you stay with us! Can you imagine how yummy a s’more with a peanut butter cup would be? I cannot wait to have you back again! Until then, best regards!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Stayed here for two nights in early July while travelling to Disneyland. It's very close to the theme park entrances - probably about a 10 minute walk. There are closer hotels but it's really not very far. Room was good and in surprisingly great condition. Staff were very friendly and more than happy to check our bags when we were a little early checking in so we could go to Disneyland and leave our bags. You can get a breakfast buffet at their restaurant for only $10 - it's not flash but it's good food and very cheap. There is a 7-Eleven on the way to Disneyland if you want to stock up on things like water and avoid the high Disneyland prices.

It was very hot while we were there and the only downside was the pool area. It's very run down, almost all of the loungers around the pool are broken. Not the nicest place to relax and enjoy the sun. Aside from that - fantastic, and we got a great rate too - highly recommended if you are heading to Disneyland!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chris A, Director of Rooms at Red Lion Hotel Anaheim, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I am sorry about your experience with our pool area. I will be sure to share your feedback with our Management Team. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your stay overall. Please keep us in mind the next time you are back in our area. Best regards!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Stayed at The Red Lion for 4 nights over the 4th of July Holiday. The room was nice and clean when we arrived. There is plenty of parking for the hotel and the pool area was clean and comfortable to relax at. Only things that went wrong was our room keys were deactivated on our 3rd night and our parking pass was set to expire a day early. Irritating to come back after a long day to not be able to get into your room. Problems were fixed but shouldn't have happened in the first place. We have stayed here before and will again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chris A, Director of Rooms at Red Lion Hotel Anaheim, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am sorry for the “bumps” that you experienced during your stay. I can appreciate your frustration coming back from the parks and your keys did not work. I am always looking for ways to improve our service and I will be sure to share your comments with my team. Thank you for being a loyal guest of our hotel and I look forward to your next stay with us. Until next time, best regards!
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The rooms that face Disney are very much worth it! We stayed for two nights and got to watch fireworks from the comfort of our room. The breakfast in the morning is good, nothing too fancy, but the nice thing is they let you take your buffet to go! Very accommodating you can even get your coffee to go. The rooms are nice too, updated with fridge, safe, microwave, and k-cup coffee makers. The only negative is that parking cost 14 a night, but you are so close to Disney that you really can just walk over to the park and skip the cost of parking at Disney. Also there are many restaurants within walking distance which was great too! The pool was simple and nice, and they had a great gym, small but has everything you'd ever need to get a good workout!

Overall if I am going back to Disney, I'm staying here!!!

Room Tip: The upgrade to Park View
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Chris A, Director of Rooms at Red Lion Hotel Anaheim, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for sharing your comments with us! I am happy to read that you were able to enjoy the view from your room. I am also pleased to read that you enjoyed the features and amenities of the hotel. If you ever need assistance booking you next stay with us, please feel free to contact me. Best regards!
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Stayed at Red Lion for a convention. About a 10 minute walk to convention center and 15 minute walk to Disneyland. Many fast food/casual restaurants within 15 minute walk, including an outdoor mall with several more upscale eateries. Rooms were clean and staff was friendly and helpful. Had to wait in line about 25 minutes at check in with only 3 people in front of us and had to wait for several minutes another time I needed help at the front desk. However, once I got to the desk everyone was always very helpful and spent as much time as needed to address my needs....which might be why the waits were a little long. Pool looked clean and had a nice deck area but we did not use it. Fitness center was small but had everything you needed. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chris A, Director of Rooms at Red Lion Hotel Anaheim, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for staying with us! I apologize for the delays in checking you in and when you needed assistance. Like you said, our Staff tries their best to serve our guests and ensure they have all the information they need to enjoy their stay. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed you stay and I look forward to you next visit with us. Until then, best regards!
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Absolutely the best off site property I have stayed at in Anaheim!

The Red Lion looks a little dated from the outside, but don't let that fool you. The inside is modern and the rooms are up to date.

We were on the top floor and enjoyed the Disney fireworks from our room. There was a good breakfast served in the restaurant.

The part was just a short walk from the hotel. We even used the shuttle from the Toy Story lot one night. This was a very nice perk.

Really enjoyed the Red Lion and will definitely visit again. It will be our new "go-to" hotel for Disneyland vacations.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor facing the park to view the Fireworks from the parks.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chris A, Director of Rooms at Red Lion Hotel Anaheim, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Thank you for choosing us to be your “go-to hotel!” It makes me so proud to know that we have added another loyal guest to our hotel. Please feel free to reach out to me if you ever need assistance with reservations. I am excited to have you back! Until then best regards!
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Address: 1850 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Anaheim
#17 Business Hotel in Anaheim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Red Lion Hotel Anaheim 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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