We stayed at the Peacock in early August, and used the hotel as a launching point for our daily trips to Disneyland. This is what the majority of the other folks at the Peacock are doing as well.
The hotel is close to I-5 and relatively close to Disneyland. A bit too far if you have young kids to walk. Might be do able in the morning when everybody is fresh and excited, but too far to walk back after spending a long day walking around Disneyland.
For $3 a day pp you can purchase a shuttle pass from the front desk. The Peacock is the third stop on the route to Disneyland, so if alot of folks have gotten on at the first two stops, the shuttle can get really full, especially at peak times, i.e. after breakfast. If you are lugging a stroller, you will be squished! The ride is only about 5 minutes to the park.
Free parking is very limited at the Peacock. Not enough to handle a sold out crowd. It's $8 a day to valet. Overflow parking is at a hotel nearby on a space avaialble basis. Not sure what happens when that fills up...
We had a suite (#232), which was rather small. Carpet was stained, toaster broken and bathroom sink cracked (leaked on your feet!). It was nice to have the refrigerator and microwave.
As we tend not to be overly picky folks, we could live with those minor distractions.
The major distraction was the water line that fed the above rooms. The water line ran through the wall right next to the bed. Everytime someone ran a bath/shower in the room above us, the valve in the wall would open and the noise was extremely loud. It was very difficult to get a good nights sleep. The noise blocked out everything else, road noise, our TV, normal converssation, etc. This would not be a big deal if the folks above us did not use the shower late at night, but if they do (as happend to us) it's not so easy to get to sleep. If you have younger kids and do not stay until the park closes at 11pm, this may be a factor if the folks above you do - and want to shower when they return.
I spoke with the front desk about this issue, but they were sold out, so no room changes.
As for the front desk, the girls (especially Yvette) were extremely nice and friendly. They went out of their way to help us with little requests. The service they gave was indicative of a much nicer hotel.
Pool was small. Continental breakfast was a non event. Standard gas station type danish and cereal served.
If we had to do it again, with small kids, I really think we would try to find a deal to stay on the Disneyland property. This saves the hassle of the midday shuttle run back to an off-site hotel for mid day naps and to escape the heat.
If we were staying off property, we would not return to the Peacock. It just wasn't that nice of a place to stay, even with the great service from the girls at the front desk.
Yes it's true that we were there to visit Disneyland, but that does not mean we can't expect a comfortable hotel room/suite.
Since you have to take the shuttle bus anyways, the location of the hotel is not a big deal. Good luck!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Peacock Suites located walking distance from Disneyland(R) Park and the Anaheim Convention Center. Featuring spacious one bedroom accommodations which offer first class amenities and the utmost in comfort while staying in Anaheim. The property offers two whirlpool spas, a sparkling pool and a rooftop sundeck, perfect for working on your tan. In each of the suites you will find a refrigerator, a microwave oven, a coffee maker, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, CD/DVD player, and queen sleeper sofas in every living room. For guests convenience you can purchase attraction tickets from the front desk. Modern amenities, a great location, and first class services ensure a wonderful Anaheim vacation experience. Come experience the magic. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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